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Sabtu, 23 Februari 2013

Sumatra folklore: Malin Kundang



At one time, there lived a family of fishermen on the coast of Sumatra. The family consists of father, mother and a young boy named Malin Kundang. Due to poor financial condition of the family, the father decided to make a living in this country by wading across a vast ocean. A week, two weeks, one month, two months or even been turned into years, father Malin Kundang not return to his hometown. So her dad had to replace Malin Kundang for a living. Malin Kundang including smart kid but a little naughty. He often chasing chickens and hit him with a broom. One day, when Malin Kundang chasing chickens, she tripped over a rock and hit a rock right arm injury. Luka is a trace dilengannya and can not be lost. After growing up, Malin Kundang feel sorry for his mother who worked hard to earn a living to raise themselves. He thinks for a living across the country in the hope of later when he returned to his hometown, he had become a wealthy man. Malin Kundang interested in the invitation of a merchant ship captain who was once poor now had become a wealthy man. Malin Kundang expressed intention to his mother. His mother was originally not agree with the intent of Malin Kundang. But because Malin Kundang urging, she finally agreed Malin Kundang albeit with a heavy heart. After preparing supplies and equipment as necessary, Malin Kundang immediately headed to the dock to be escorted by her mother. "My son, if you have succeeded and became a wealthy man, do not you forget the mother and the village halamannu this, son," said Mrs. Malin Kundang in tears. Along the way, suddenly climbed Malin Kundang ship was attacked by pirates. All merchandise traders who were on the ship seized by pirates. Even most of the crew and the people on the ship were killed by the pirates. Malin Kundang very lucky he was not killed by the pirates, because when it happened, Malin Kundang immediately hid in a small space enclosed by wood. Malin Kundang in limbo amid sea, until finally the host ship stranded on a beach. With the rest of the existing power, Malin Kundang walked to the nearest village from the beach. Arriving in the village, Malin Kundang helped by people in the village after previously telling what happened to him. Malin Kundang marooned villages where the village is very fertile. With tenacity and perseverance in work, Malin Kundang gradually managed to become a wealthy man. He has a lot of merchant ships with men of more than 100 people. After becoming rich, Malin Kundang marry a girl to be his wife. News Malin Kundang who have become wealthy, and have been married to the mother also Malin Kundang. Mrs. Malin Kundang feel grateful and very happy his son had succeeded. Since then, the mother of Malin Kundang every day to go to the dock, waiting for his son may return to his hometown. After a long marriage, Malin Kundang and his wife set sail with a large and beautiful ship with the crew and bodyguards are many. Mrs. Malin Kundang every day waiting on her, looking very beautiful boat, went to the harbor. He saw two people standing on the deck of a ship. He believes that it was his son standing Malin Kundangbeserta wife. Malin Kundang were off the ship. He was greeted by his mother. Once close enough, she saw twelve people injured dilengan right, the more convinced his mother that he was approached Malin Kundang. "Malin Kundang, my son, why did you go so long without sending you doing?", She said, hugging Malin Kundang. But what happens then? Malin Kundang immediately release his mother's arms and pushed it fell. "She did not know herself, as she carelessly claimed," his mother said Malin Kundang. Malin Kundang pretended not to recognize her, shame her mother is old and wearing rags. "She's your mother?" Malin Kundang wife Tanya. "No, he was just a beggar who pretended to be admitted as a mother in order to get my treasure," said Malin Kundang to his wife. Hearing statements and treated arbitrarily by her son, Malin Kundang mother very angry. He had not expected her to be rebellious child. Because of mounting anger, Malin Kundang mother lifted her hand and said "Oh God, if he my son, I sumpahi he became a rock". Not long after strong winds and storms rumbled come to destroy the ship Malin Kundang. After that Malin Kundang body slowly becomes rigid and eventually finally shaped into a rock.

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