one time, there lived a family of fishermen in the coastal area of Sumatra.
The family consists of father, mother and a son named Malin Kundang. Because
the family's financial situation is alarming, the father decided to make a
living in the country by wading across the wide ocean. So Malin and his mother
lived in their huts. A week, two weeks, a month, two months even a year over
the length, Malin's father also did not return to his hometown. So that his
mother had to replace Malin's father to make a living.
including a smart kid but a bit naughty. He often chasing chickens and hit him
with a broom. One day, when Malin was chasing chickens, she tripped over a rock
and injured his right arm hit by stones. The wound became etched dilengannya
and can not be lost.
growing up, Malin Kundang feel sorry for her mother who worked hard for a
living to raise themselves. He thought to make a living in the country side in
hopes of later on when returning home, she was already a wealthy man. Malin
interested in the invitation of a merchant ship captain who was once poor now
become a wealthy man. Malin Kundang expressed intention to her mother.
mother was originally less agrees with the intent Malin Kundang, but due to
hold urgent Malin, Malin Kundang mother finally agreed though with a heavy
heart. After preparing the supplies and equipment to taste, Malin head over to
the dock with escorted by her mother. "My son, if you have succeeded and
become affluent, do not you forget about your mother and halamannu this
village, son," said Ms. Malin Kundang while in tears. Malin ridden ships
that increasingly distant, accompanied by Ms. Malin Kundang wave. During their
stay in the boat, Malin Kundang lot to learn about seamanship on the crew that
have been experienced. Along the way, suddenly climbed Malin Kundang ships were
attacked by pirates. All the commodities traders who were on the ship seized by
pirates. Even most of the crew and people on the ship were killed by the
Kundang very lucky he was not killed by the pirates, because when it happened,
Malin immediately hid in a small space enclosed by the timber. Malin Kundang
adrift amid the sea, until finally the ship was stranded on a beach. With the
remaining power available, Malin Kundang walked to the nearest village from the
coast. Arriving in the village, Malin Kundang helped by people in the village
after previously telling what happened to him. Malin village where stranding is
a very fertile village. With tenacity and perseverance in work, Malin gradually
managed to become a wealthy man. It has a lot of merchant ships with men of
more than 100 people.
becoming rich, Malin Kundang marry a girl to be his wife. News Malin Kundang
who have become wealthy and married to the mother also Malin Kundang. Mother
Malin Kundang feel grateful and very happy his son had succeeded. Since then,
the mother of Malin Kundang every day go to the dock, waiting for her son might
return to his hometown. After a long marriage, Malin and his wife set sail with
a large and beautiful ship with crew and a lot of bodyguards.
Kundang mothers who stayed with his son every day, saw a very beautiful ship,
into the harbor. He saw two people standing on the deck. He believes that
standing was his son and his wife Malin Kundang. Malin Kundang came down from
the ship. He was greeted by his mother. Once close enough, his mother saw right
dilengan dozen injured people, the more convinced his mother that he was
approached Malin Kundang. "Malin Kundang, my son, why did you go so long
without sending any news?", She said, hugging Malin Kundang. But what
happens then? Malin Kundang immediately release her mother's arms and pushed it
down. "Women do not know myself, as my mother's only air admitted,"
said Malin Kundang to her mother. Malin Kundang pretended not to recognize her
mother, embarrassed by her mother who is old and wearing tattered clothes.
"She's your mother?", Malin Kundang wife Tanya. "No, he was just
a beggar who pretended to be claimed as the mother in order to get my property,"
Malin said to his wife.
statement and treated unjustly by his son, Malin Kundang mother very angry. He
is not expected her to be a rebellious child. Because of mounting anger,
Malin's mother tipped his hand saying "Oh God, if he my son, I sumpahi he
became a rock". Not long after the winds roared loud and violent storm
destroys the ship came Malin Kundang. After that Malin Kundang body slowly
becomes stiff and eventually finally shaped into a rock.