Once upon a time, there was a man who was living in north Sumatera. He
lived in a simple hut in a farm field. They did some gardening and fishing for
his daily life.
One day, while the man was fishing, he caught a big golden fish in his trap. It
was the biggest catch which he ever had in his life. Surprisingly, this fish
turned into a beautiful princess. He felt in love with her and proposed her to
be his wife. She said; "Yes, but you have to promise not to tell anyone
about the secret that I was once a fish, otherwise there will be a huge
disaster". The man made the deal and they got married, lived happily and
had a son.
Few years later, this son would help bringing lunch to her father out in the
fields. One day, his son was so hungry and he ate his father’s lunch.
Unfortunately, he found out and got furious, and shouted; “You damned son of a
fish”. The son ran home and asked her mother. The mother started crying, felt
sad that her husband had broke his promise.
Then she told his son to run up the hills because a huge disaster was about to
come. When his son left, he prayed. Soon there was a big earthquake followed by
non-stop pouring rain. The whole area got flooded and became Toba Lake. She
turned into a fish again and the man became the island of Samosir.
1. Use of descriptive languange.
2. Use of thinking verb in past tense.
3. Past tense.