Cerita Rakyat – Malin Kundang (Translated by mhstekkomp)
Malin Kundang’s Legend
Malin was a bright child but a bit naughty. One day, when Malin was chasing chickens, he tripped and his right arm was injured by a stones. The injury was become scar and can not be lost.
Feeling sorry for his mother who raise him. Malin decided to go abroad for a fortune once again someday. Mother initially disagree, considering that her husband never came back after a wander, but Malin insisted, she was willing to release Malin eventually, migrate by boarded the merchant’s ship.
Along the way, suddenly the ship were attacked by pirates. All items that were on the ship seized by pirates. Even most of the crew and people who were on board were killed. Malin got lucky, he was hiding so he wasn’t killed.
Malin float amid sea, until finally the ship was stranded on a beach. With the remaining strength, Malin walked to a nearby village. With tenacity and perseverance to work, Malin managed to become very rich. After becoming rich, Malin marry a girl to become his wife.
News that say Malin was wealthy and had been married reach into Malin’s mother. Malin’s mother grateful and delighted her son has been successful. Since then, Malin’s mother every day go to the dock, waiting for her son who might come home.
After a long marriage, Malin and his wife make the voyage with the crew and a lot of bodyguards. Malin’s mother who saw the arrival of the ship saw two people standing on the deck of a ship. He believes that it is Malin and his wife. Malin’s mother was heading toward the ship. Once close enough, his mother saw the scar on the person’s right arm, his mother more convinced that he was Malin. “Malin, my son, why did you go so long without report?”, He said while hugging Malin. But to see an old lady tattered and dirty dressed hugged him, Malin became angry even though he knew that the old lady is her mother, because he was embarrassed when it is known to his wife and crew.
Get treated like that Malin’s mother very angry. He did not imagine that malin become rebellious. Because of wrathful, Malin’s mother swore her son “Oh God, if he is my son, I swear he would became a stone.”
Not long after that Malin get back voyaging and on the way coming storm destroying Malin’s ship. After that Malin’s body slowly becomes stiff and eventually run into a rock. Until now Malin Kundang stone can still be seen at a beach called Aia Manih coast, south of the city of Padang, West Sumatra.
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