Tuesday, February 1, 2011

The Legend of Kemaro Island.

            A long time ago, there was a kingdom in South Sumatra. The king had a very beautiful daughter. Her name was Siti Fatimah. She was a very beautiful girl. Many youg men fell in love with her. But her father only wanted to marry her daughter with a rich man.

            One day, a ship from China arrived. The captain of the ship was Tan Bun Ann. He was a prince. He came to South Sumatra to do business. He came to the palace to meet the king. He wanted to ask the king's permission.
“All right.
But promise me, you have to share your profit. You have to give half of your profit to the kingdom,"
"I agree, your majesty,”

            After that Tan Bunn Ann always came to palace. In the Palace, Tann Bunn Ann met Siti Fathimah. Tan Bunn Ann fell in love with her, so did Siti Fathimah.  After a while Tan Bunn Ann talk to the king
Your majesty, i didn’t know, after I stay here and meet your daughter. I do like your daughter; my I marry her, your majesty?
"I will let you marry my daughter. But, Give me nine big jars filled with gold," said the king.
Tan Bun Ann wrote a letter to his parents. The parents agreed and sent him nine big jars filled with gold. To cover the gold from the thieves, the parents put some vegetables on top of the gold.

            When the nine big jars arrived at Musi River, Tan Bunn Ann surprised, when he open the jar, he didn’t find any gold.
Where s the gold? Hmmm...Maybe the gold is in the second jar,"
Again and again he didn’t find any gold. He threw all the jars into the River. When the jar was broken, Tan Bunn Ann so surprised
Oh god, the gold is in the jar, i must jumped to collect the gold”
Then, he jumped into the River
Siti Fatimah saw him,
“Tan Bunn Ann....Tan Bunn Ann... where are you Tan Bunn Ann. Showed up please Tan Bunn Ann, she waited and waited. Ten she jumped to the River
Before she jumped, she wrote a letter to her guards
"If you see a pile of soil on the river bank, and that means it is my grave." Then she jumped into the river.

            The guards waited and waited. And several days the people saw a pile of soil. The soil was getting bigger and bigger. It finally became an island. The people named it Kemaro Island.

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