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Indonesian Fairy Tales : The Legend of Situ Bagendit

Folklore from West Java that tells about tastii bagelit who is greedy and does not want to help fellow human beings.

Folklore from West Java Situ Bagendit

Far away in an isolated village there was a young wealthy girl. The home which she had been living in was very big. Her wealth was plentiful. The young woman lived by herself. She did not have any friend at all.

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"Wouw, I am very rich! Said the young woman while she was looking at her gold and jewelries. It was so pity, that the young woman was very miserly. Her abundant wealth never been used to help others.

The young girl thought. But several of villagers were poor. They lived in less condition. Occasionally some villagers were appetite, and didn't get any food for days.

Because of the young girl miserly, the villagers called her Bagenda Endit. Bagenda Endit supposed the miserly rich individual. My child has not eaten for few days", said an old woman sadly.

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"Hi, you crazy old woman! Get away from me!" Yelled Bagenda Endit drove the older woman off. Because the older woman didn't need to proceed, Bagenda Endit splashed her with water. Splash! , and all over the old woman body and her baby became wet.

Bagenda Endit was a sense less girl. She didn't even have a small bit mercy into the older girl and her infant. She even got more mad. After that, she asked the old woman to get out of her house yard. And then, she was dragging her out of the yard.

Even though Bagenda Endit was very miserly, the village people kept coming in. The came for the water wheel. "No, I won't let you to take away the water from my wheel! Bagenda Endit yelled angrily.

You think you just can take the water from my wheel!" Bagenda Endit said while she was watching the thirst villagers outside the fence. Suddenly, a decrepit man was standing in Bagenda Endit dwelling lawn. He was walking tottery to the wheel when holding his stick.

When the older guy was trying to take the water, Bagenda Endit saw it. Then, she struck the older guy with a creator. "Have mercy on me Bagenda Endit! I want to take the water just for a drink", said the old guy when he had been trying to get up.

Bagenda Endit kept beating the older guy. And then, an astounding thing happened. Suddenly the old man got up having a healthy body. He walked closer to Bagenda Endit. He pointed his stick in the cruel rich lady's nose.

"Hi, Bagenda Endit, take the punishment from me!" Said the old man loudly. Then he pointed at the wheel with his stick. Wus...byuur, the wheel was sprinkling the water swiftly. Not long enough, the water was flooding up. Bagenda Endit couldn't save herself. She attracted with all of her wealth.

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The village has been vanished. The thing that left was a wide and deep lake. The lake was called Situ Bagendit. Situ means a broad lake. It was named Situ Bagendit, because the broad lake came out of a wheel which belongs to Bagenda Endit.

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