THE LEGEND OF MALIN KUNDANG
At one time, there lived a family of fishermen in the coastal area of Sumatra. The family consists of father, mother and a son who was named Malin Kundang. Because the financial condition of the family concern, the father decided to make a living in the country by wading across a vast ocean.
A week, two weeks, a month, two months and even already changed the year, Malin Kundang father was not also returned to his hometown. So her mother had to replace my father's position Malin Kundang to make a living.
Malin Kundang including a bright child but a bit 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 trace dilengannya and can not be lost.
After growing up, Malin Kundang feel sorry for her mother who slam the bones for a living to raise themselves. He thinks for a living in the country side in hopes of later when returning to my hometown, he has become a very rich. Malin Kundang interested in the solicitation of a merchant ship captain who was once poor now become a very rich.
Malin Kundang the point to his mother. His mother initially less agree with the intention of Malin Kundang. But since Malin Kundang continue to urge, Ms. Malin Kundang finally agree though with a heavy heart.
After preparing the supplies and equipment sufficiently, Malin Kundang immediately headed to the dock with escorted by his mother. "My son, if you are already successful and become a wealthy man, do not you forget your mother and this halamannu village, son", said Ms. Malin Kundang while teary-eyed.
Along the way, suddenly climbed Malin Kundang ships were attacked by pirates. All merchandise traders who were on the ship seized by pirates. Even most of the crew and 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 the timber.
Malin Kundang float 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 incident that happened to him.
Malin Kundang marooned villages where the village is very fertile. With tenacity and perseverance in working, Malin Kundang over time managed to become a very rich. He has many fruit merchant ships with the children of more than 100 people. After becoming rich, Malin Kundang marry a girl to become his wife.
News Malin Kundang who has become rich and have been married to the mother also Malin Kundang. Mother Malin Kundang feel grateful and so happy her son has been successful. Since then, the mother of Malin Kundang every day go to the dock, waiting for her son who may return to his hometown.
After a long marriage, Malin Kundang and his wife do the cruise with a large and beautiful ship with the crew and a lot of bodyguards. Mother Malin Kundang that every day waiting for his son, saw a very beautiful ship, the entrance to the harbor. He saw two people who were standing on the deck of a ship. He believes that it is his son standing Kundangbeserta wife Malin.
Malin Kundang stepped down from the ship. He was greeted by his mother. Once close enough, his mother saw right dilengan dozen injured person, the more convinced his mother that he was approached Malin Kundang.
"Malin Kundang, my son, why did you go so long without sending you?", He 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 said carelessly," said Malin Kundang at his mother. Malin Kundang pretended not to recognize her mother, because of shame with her mother who is old and wearing tattered clothes.
"She was your mother?", Tanya wife Malin Kundang.
"No, he 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 him to be rebellious child. Because of mounting anger, Malin Kundang mother lifted her hand, saying "Oh God, if he my son, I sumpahi he became a stone." Not long after the winds roared fierce winds and storms come to destroy the ship master Kundang. After that Malin Kundang body slowly becomes rigid and in time they finally shaped into a rock.
(Legend of Minangkabau People, retold by "Mother of Naila")
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