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“Timun Emas”

Long time ago, lived an old women named Mbok Sirni. She lived by herself because her husband had long passed away and she had no children. Every day, she prayed so God would give her a child.

“Oh God please give me a child, I promise i will protect my child”

At this time, a giant passed her house and heard her pray.

”Wo..ha..ha..ha, don’t be affraid I’m a giant, people call me Buto Ijo, believe me I want to give you a child”.

“What? Are you kidding? I don’t believe you !”

“Wo…ha..ha..ha. I’m serrious, believe me. This time I want to help you but you must give the child back to me when it is seventeen years old”.  Buto Ijo Give some golden cucumber seeds to plant.

The seeds grew within more days, and blossomed plentifully.Not longer after that, a big golden cucumber grew from plants. Carefully, Mbok Sirni plucked the golden cucumber and carried it home. With caution and care, she sliced the cucumber. She was very surprised to see a beautiful baby girl inside the cucumber.

“Oh my God, is it real? She is very cute, very beautifull, the giant keeps his promise. Thak you the giant, Thank you God”.     She then named the baby Timun Emas (it means Golden Cucumber).

Years passed by and Timun Emas has grew to become a lovely and beautiful little girl. One morning in order to save timun mas from the giant mbok sirni go to mount gundul, she had to meet a holy man. The Holy man gave her four little bags, each one containing cucumber seeds, needles, salt, and shrimp paste.

“Here for you Mbok sirni, Sometime Timun Emas can use these to protect herself,” said the holy man to Mbok Sirni.

A few days later, the giant came to see Mbok Sirni about her promise. “Mbok Sirni.. Mbok Sirni.. Mbok Sirni, where are you? I will take your doughter..! Where is Timun Emas?” shouted the giant. “My daughter, take these bag with you. It can save you from the giant. Now, run through the back door,” said Mbok Sirni. But the giant saw Timun Emas running to the woods.

Ho..ho..ho,Little Girl you think you can run a way from me. No way !..Come on…I shall get you.

The giant was getting closer and closer, so Timun Emas opened the first bag she got from Mbok Sirni. Inside the bag were cucumber seeds. She threw the seeds, and instantly they grew into large cucumber field. But the giant ate them all, giving him more strength. As the giant was getting close, Timun Emas took the second bag with needles inside and spilled the content behind her. The needles turned into bamboo trees, sharp and thorny. The giant’s body was scratched and bled. “Aaargh, what have you done timun mas?it injured me.. I’ll get you, Timun Emas!” shouted the giant

Timun Emas saw the giant coming, so she reached for the last bag. She took the shrimp paste and salt then threw it. The shrimp paste and salt became a deep sea of boiling mud.

The mud slowly but surely drowned him. Helpless, he roared out, “Help! Heeeeelp…Please help me Timun Mas!” Then the giant drown and died. Timun Mas then immediately went home. Since then, Timun Emas and Mbok Sirni live happily ever after.

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