Dongeng Bahasa Inggris

A merchant had done well at the fair. He had sold all his wares, and filled his moneybag with gold and silver. He now wanted to make his way toward home, and to be in his own house before nightfall. So he loaded his duffel bag with the money onto his horse, and rode away.

Seorang pedagang telah sukses berjualan di Pekan Raya. Dia berhasil menjual semua barang dagangannya, dan kini kantong uangnya penuh terisi oleh emas dan perak. Sekarang, dia ingin bergegas pulang agar bisa sampai di rumah sebelum malam hari tiba. Dia pun menaikkan tas nya yang berisi uang ke punggung kudanya, dan memulai perjalanannya.

At noon made a rest stop in a town. When he was about to continue on his way, a servant brought him his horse and said, "Sir, a nail is missing from the shoe on his left hind hoof."

Saat siang tiba, dia beristirahat di sebuah kota. Saat dia akan melanjutkan perjalanannya, seorang pelayan yang membawakan kudanya berkata "Pak, paku dari sepatu kuda anda yang sebelah kiri belakang ada yang hilang."

"Let it be," answered the merchant. "The shoe will certainly stay on for the six hours that I still have to ride. I am in a hurry."

"Biarkan saja," jawab si pedagang. Sepatu kuda itu tidak akan lepas setidaknya untuk 6 jam perjalanan yang akan aku tempuh. Aku sedang terburu-buru."