Once upon a time, there were a widow and her
son They lived on the west coast
of minangkabau. They were very poor.
They got their food by selling branches gathered by her son Malin kundang from
the forest. They felt happy. Every day when his mother went to the market, he
went to the coast. He felt lonely in his heart. He wanted to become a
captain of a big ship.
“ Uhh....Life is so hard...How long will this last???” “Take care my son,may god bless
are right mom,I want some changes, would you let me go away and try my fortune???” “Yeah...My son,
I always support you.”
“Thanks,mom. Please pray for me. I’ll be back as a rich man. I promise and everything changed.”
One day, A ship came into the coast.
Malin ran to the ship and saw the captain of the ship ordering his men. He
dressed in a beautiful clothes and he smoked a nice cigarette. When the captain
saw Malin kundang, he called him.“come here
my boy! What are you doing here? Would you like to work in my ship?”
Of course he
liked very much. after a few hours the ship left the coast. His mother was very sad, because
he was her only son. She didn’t want to die before her son came back.
Time passed by, Malin kundang became a
great and a rich man.
“Malin you are great and rich now, would you marry my daughter?”
“It’s an honor,
sir. She is the best girl I’ve ever met in my life.”
A few days later....
“Indeed it’s mine, shall we go on a trip for our honey moon?” “This is
the hapiest day in my life, it’s a good idea!”
One day, A big ship came into the coast.
How suprised the widow was when she
know that the captain of the ship was
her own son. She rushed to the harbour, crying “Malin, Malin kundang my
son..” When she came near, Malin kundang
the captain of the ship ordered his man to stop her. “Malin, don’t you remember me? I am your mother, I am so
happy to see you again.”
“Who are you? Poor old woman? I don’t know you, Don’t pretend to be my
mother, go away!!!”
His mother was very angry with her son. “My god!!! How
could you say that? I can’t take this anywhere. God will punish you,malin. I
have been waiting for your coming safely, but you don’t like your poor mother like me . The sea will swallow you!!! I
curse you turn into a stone!!!”
Not long after that, A big storm wrecked
his ship, and finally Malin kundang became a stone.