The Legend of Shut Eye Island

The Legend of Shut Eye Island

The Legend of Shut Eye Island

The Legend of Shut Eye Island

      Long time ago there was an old blind man who lived in the Shut Eye Island (Pulau Timbun Mata), Sabah, Malaysia. Every day he used to sit in the sun outside his house for looking after paddy which his son had placed there to dry. Whenever there were chickens came to eat the paddy, he used a long stick to bang the ground to chase them away. (also read : Folklore of Loke Nggerang)

      One day, his grandson played a trick on him. He caught a couple of crabs on the river and placed them on the paddy. Because of their movement, it made a noise just like chickens eating the paddy. 

“What’s that?” asked the old man in astonished face.

“Don’t you know, grand pa?” his grandson rep,,,,,,,,,,,,Mlied. “Some chickens are eating the paddy.” (Also read other article at : I Miss My Childhood)

      Hearing the information from his grandson, the old man banged on the ground with his stick. But the crabs were not frightened because they did not understand what this sound meant. So they continued to eat the paddy. read more