Sekolahbahasaingris– Pesan moral yang ada di cerita rakyat tentang kisah batu Menangis bisa kita ambil pelajaran nya agar kita tidak durhaka terhadap orang tua. Penasaran dengan cerita rakyat Batu Menangis dalam bahasa Inggris? Yuk disimak cerita berikut:
Along time ago in Borneo, on a hill away from the village, there lived a widow who was poor with her daughter.
The daughter was very beautiful. Unfortunately, she had a very bad attitude. The girl was very lazy, never helped her mother did the chores. It worked just preening each day.
Besides lazy, she was spoiled girl’s. All requests of her must be obeyed. Every time she asked for something to her mother must be granted, regardless of the state of the poor mother, every day must toil looking for a bite of rice.
One day the girl invited her down to the village for shopping. The layout of the village market so far, so they had to walk quite a tiring. The girl was walking breezed by wearing good clothes and preen. People in the way who saw her would be admired her beauty while her mother walked behind, carrying a basket with a very dirty clothes. Because they live a secluded place, no one knew that the woman who runs was a mother with a daughter.
When they began to enter the village, people looking at them. They were so fascinated the beauty of the girls, especially the young man who impressed by the face of the girl. But when people saw whom walking behind her, starkly contrasts with the situation. It makes one wonder.
Among those who saw it, a young man approached and asked her, “Hey, pretty girl. Is that running behind you, isn’t your mother?”
However, what a bad answer of the girl.
“No,” she said haughtily. “She is a servant!”
Both mother and child were then continued on walking. Not how much, again a young man approached and asked the girl child.
“Hi, honey. Is that runs behind you that your mother?”
“No, no,” replied the girl looked up. “He is servant!”
That every man she met, someone along the way, who asked about his mother, she always answered it. Her mother was treated as servants or slaves. Mother felt so sad.
At first heard her answer when asked the rebellious, the mother still could refrain. However, after repeatedly hearing the same answer and very hurtful, finally the poor mother could not resist. The mother prayed.
“Oh God, I can not take this insult. My daughter called me servant that so how bad she is. God….., punish this rebellious child! Punish her ….”
Of the power of God Almighty, slowly perfidious girl’s body turned to the stone. The change started from the feet. When the changes it had reached half of the body, the girl was crying begging for mercy to her mother.
“Oh, Mom…i am so sorry, please forgive me…, forgive the iniquity of your daughter for this. Mother … Mother … forgive your daughter ..” The girl continued to wail and cry appealed to her mother. However, everything was too late. The whole body of the girl was eventually turned into stone. Even into stone, but every one could see that her eyes still shed tears, as was crying. Therefore, rocks derived from the girl who got her mother’s curse called “Batu Menangis (Crying Stone)”.
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