Hi Guys, now I'll to tell you about The Legend of Rawa Pening
Legend of Rawa Pening
Folkore from Sataliga
Once upon a time, there was a little boy, who was poor, dirty, and smelly, came into a little village. He was very hungry and weak. He knocked at every door and asked for some food, but nobody cared about him. Nobody wanted to help the little boy. Finally, a generous old woman helped him. She gave him shelter and a meal. When the boy wanted to leave, the old woman gave him a “lesung”, a big wooden mortar for pounding rice.
She reminded him, “Please remember, if there is a flood you must save yourself. Use this “lesung” as a boat”.
The little boy was happy and thanked the old woman. The little boy continued his journey. While he was passing through the village, where he had asked for food, he saw many people gathering on the field. The boy came closer and saw a stick stuck in the ground. People challenged each other to pull out that stick. Everybody tried, but nobody succeeded.
“Can I try?” asked the little boy.
The crowd laughed mockingly. The boy wanted to try his luck so he stepped forward and pulled out the stick. He could do it very easily. Everybody was dumbfounded. Suddenly, from the hole left by stick, water spouted out. It did not stop until it flooded the village. And no one was saved from the water except the little boy and the generous old woman who gave him shelter and meal. As she told him, he used the “lesung” as a boat and picked up the old woman. The whole village became a huge lake.
It is now known as Rawa Pening Lake in Salatiga, Central Java, Indonesia.
1. Who gave some food into the little boy?
a. Old woman
b. Old man
d. The crowd of people
e. The woman
2. What is "lesung"?
c. Some Food
d. a big wooden mortar for pounding rice.
e. the thing that can protect the old woman
3. Where was the stick?
a. In the Villager's house
b. In the Old man's house
c. In the Field
d. In the road
e. In the little boy's house
4. What happened when the little boy pull the stick out?
a. The crowd of people was congrats the little boy
b. from the hole left by stick, water spouted out
c. from the hole left by stick, money spouted out
d. the little boy was happy
e. The Crowd giving applause
5. What can we learn from the text?
a. we do not provide assistance to the people
b. we must bring food wherever we go
c. we must bring "lesung"
d. do not underestimate the
e. we must help the old woman