The Legend of Situ Bagendit
The Legend of Situ Bagendit
Once upon a time, there lived a rich widow named Nyai Bagendit. She was the richest person in the village. She had a very big house filled with a lot of jewelry. She also had many servants working for her. Nyai Bagendit was also known for her bad attitude. However, she did not like to help others Whenever the villagers needed some money, they borrowed the money from her. However, when they returned it, the villagers had to pay double. If they were not able to return the debt, Nyai Bagedit would ask her servants to take the villagers belongings. Nyai Bagendit also hated beggars. She thought that beggars were lazy people. She never felt sorry to any beggars coming to her house. (Also read : Prince and Little Mouse )
One day, an old woman beggar came to Nyai Bagendit’s house and asked for some money and some food. Of course, she immediately refused to give the money or the food.
“Go away! You are really lazy old woman! Go out of my house!”
“Please, Nyai, give me some money or just give me some food. I’m so hungry,” said the beggar.
“Food? You asked for food? This is my house, it not a restaurant. Go now! I don’t want to see you here! Nyai Bagendit then threw a stone to the old beggar.”
The old beggar was very sad. (Also read other article at : Rain Reminds Me Of You)
She then said, “Nyai Bagedit, I know you are the richest person in this village. You have anything but you never help other people. You are not grateful to God. Wait for the punishment from God. You will be punished!”
“Ha ha ha! You are right. I’m the richest person here. So no one can punish me, not even God can punish me!” Nyai Bagendit was very arrogant.
The old beggar then left Nyai Bagedit’s house.
Nyai Bagendit then went back to her big house. Not long after that, an earthquake happened. Her house fell down. Nyai Bagendit cried for help.
“Help me! Somebody please help me!” But nobody listened her crying for help. (Also read other article at : Soal Simple Past Tense)
Nobody in the village felt the earthquake. Amazingly, the earthquake only happened in Nyai Bagendit’s house. The land was opened. It was so big that the entire Nyai Bagendit’s house, and all her wealth were gone.
The villagers just watched what happened to Nyai Bagendit and her house. They were amazed. They knew that God punished Nyai Bagendit for behaving badly and never helped other people.
Slowly, the place where Nyai Bagedit’s house stood became a lake. Since then, people named the lake as Situ Bagendit It means Lake of Bagendit.
The end of The Legend of Situ Bagendit
That is all the story about The Legend of Situ Bagendit we can share for this occasion. We hope we can take the positive moral value from the story about The Legend of Situ Bagendit related to our society life. (Also read other article in Indonesian version at : Kelainan Inti sel pada Kromosom Manusia)