Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Legend of Malin Kundang

At one time, there lived a family of fishermen in coastal areas of Sumatra. The family consists of father, mother and a boy named Malin Kundang. Because the financial condition of the family concerned, the father decided to make a living in the country by wading across the wide oceans.

A week, two weeks, a month, two months or even years has changed, Malin Kundang father did not return to his hometown. So that his mother had to replace the father's position Malin Kundang for a living.

Malin Kundang including a smart boy but a little naughty. He often chasing chickens and hit him with a broom. One day, when Malin Kundang'm chasing chickens, she tripped over a stone and a stone hit her right arm injury. Injury has become a mark on her arm and can not be lost.

After growing up, Malin Kundang feel sorry for the mother who threw the bones for a living to raise themselves. He thinks for a living in the country side in the hope that later when I returned to my hometown, he was already a wealthy man. Malin Kundang interested in the solicitation of a merchant ship captain who was once poor now have become a wealthy man. Malin Kundang the point to his mother. His mother initially less agree with the intention of Malin Kundang. But because Malin Kundang pressed on, Mother Malin Kundang finally agree though with a heavy heart.

After preparing the supplies and equipment as necessary, Malin Kundang immediately headed to the dock with escorted by her mother. "My son, if you have succeeded and become affluent people, do not you forget about your mother and this hometown, son", said Mrs. Malin Kundang with tears in their eyes.

Along the way, suddenly climbed Malin Kundang ship attacked by pirates. All merchandise traders who were on the ship seized by pirates. Even most of the crew and people on board was 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 the timber.

Malin Kundang float amid sea, until finally the ship in which he stranded on a beach. With the remaining available power, Malin Kundang walk towards 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 working, Malin Kundang over time became a wealthy man. He has many fruit merchant ship with a child of more than 100 people. After becoming rich, Malin Kundang to marry a girl to be his wife.

News Malin Kundang who have become wealthy and have been married to the mother also told Malin Kundang. Mother Malin Kundang feel grateful and very happy his son has succeeded. Since then, the mother of Malin Kundang every day go to the dock, waiting for their children who may return home.

After some time to get married, Malin Kundang and his wife made the voyage with a large and beautiful ship with the crew and a lot of bodyguards. Malin Kundang mothers who stay with their children every day, saw a very beautiful ship, entered the harbor. He saw two people standing on the deck. He believes that it is standing Malin Kundang son and his wife.

Malin Kundang stepped down from the ship. He was greeted by his mother. Once close enough, she saw twelve people wounded in the right arm, the more assured his mother that he was approached Malin Kundang.

"Malin Kundang, my son, why did you go so long without sending a word?", she said, hugging Malin Kundang. But what happens then?

Malin Kundang immediately release her mother's arms and pushed him up to fall.
"Women do not know myself, as my mother admitted carelessly," said Malin Kundang at his mother. Malin Kundang pretended not to recognize her mother, embarrassed by her mother who is old and wearing tattered clothes.

"She's your mother?", Malin Kundang wife Tanya.
"No, she was just a beggar who pretended to be admitted as a mom to get my treasure," said Malin Kundang to his wife.

Hearing statement and treated arbitrarily by his son, the mother of Malin Kundang very angry. He did not expect her child to be rebellious child. Because of heightened anger, Malin Kundang mother lifted her hand, saying "Oh God, if he my son, I cursed him into a stone." Not long after wards the wind storm rumbled loudly and came 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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