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Keong Emas

Keong Emas

Keong Emas

There are several versions of Keong Emas legend known in Indonesia. The most common one is the legend describes the romance, the separation and reunion of Raden Panji Asmoro Bangun and his wife; Dewi Sekartaji. It all starts when the King of Antah Berantah kingdom desires to take Dewi Sekartaji his wife, and to do so he kidnapped her. Fortunately, the god Batara Narada saved Dewi Sekartaji by changing her into a golden snail. The god told Keong Emas to drift along the river in order to find her husband, Raden Panji Asmoro Bangun.


One day a poor old widow, Mbok Rondo Dadapan, who always fished along the river, found the golden snail and took it home as a pet. There, she put the snail in a jar and took good care of it. All of sudden, the unexpected good things took place in Mbok Rondo’s live.

Coming back from her daily fishing, she would find delicious dishes on the table and the house is cleaned. She wondered who had been so nice to take care of her house, to do the cooking and house chores. This strange event went on for several days, she could not resist to find out who was the mysterious and kind person was. So, one day, instead of fishing, she peeped through a hole in the wall of her house.

After waiting and hiding, finally she saw an amazing scene. She saw a beautiful princess coming out of the jar and starting to clean the house and preparing the meal.

The next day, the same thing happened. Without wasting any time Mbok Rondo rushed into the house and smashed the jar altogether with the snail shell in it with stone mortar. The homeless Dewi Sekartaji could not turn back into a snail shell, and the magic spell was broken. She was then adopted by Mbok Rondo as her daughter.

Meanwhile, Raden Panji Asmoro Bangun searching for his wife. He wandered from one village to another, finally reaching Dadapan village where he found his beloved wife. Filled with happines and love, they went back to their kingdom, taking along good old Mbok Rondo.

Taken from: http://en.wikipedia.org

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1. desires: a strong feeling of wanting to have or to do something

2. kidnapped: to illegally take someone away and make them a prisoner, especially in order to make their family or government give you money or allow you to do what you want

3. fortunately: used for emphasizing that something good has happened, especially because of good luck

4. snail: a small animal that has a soft body, no legs, and a hard shell on its back. Snails move very slowly.

5. drift: to be pushed along very slowly by the movement of air or water

6. widow: a woman whose husband has died and who has not married again

7. pet: an animal or bird that you keep in your home and look after

8. jar: a glass container with a lid and a wide top, especially one in which food is sold or kept

9. chore: an ordinary job that must be done regularly

10. resist: to stop yourself from doing something that you would very much like to do

11. peeped: to look at something quickly and secretly, usually from a place where you think you cannot be seen

12. amazing: used about something surprising that is also very impressive

13. scene: a view that you can see in a picture or from the place where you are

14. mortar: a substance used in building for joining bricks or stones, made by mixing together sand, water, and lime

15. wandered: to travel from place to place, especially on foot, without a particular direction or purpose

16. smashed: violently or badly broken or shattered

17. spell: magic charm

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The Other Narrative Text Examples:

  1. Cindelaras
  2. Jaka Tarub and Nawang Wulan
  3. Loro Jonggrang
  4. Lutung Kasarung
  5. Minangkabau
  6. Origin of Lotus
  7. Rama, The Dutiful Son
  8. Telaga Warna
  9. The Fox and the Mosquitoes
  10. The Penny Wise Monkey
  11. The Pirate Crocodile
  12. The Princess and the Pea
  13. The White Gibbon
  14. Uncle Spider
  15. The Bird with Two Heads
  16. The Birds and the Shivering Monkeys
  17. The Jackal and the Arrow
  18. The Monkeys and the Bell
  19. The Purse of Gold
  20. An Old Tiger and a Greedy Traveler
  21. The Wind and the Moon
  22. The Talkative Tortoise
  23. The Ant and the Grasshopper
  24. The Buffoon and the Countryman
  25. The Dog and the Wolf
  26. The Fox and the Stork
  27. The Fox, the Cock, and the Dog
  28. The Frog and the Ox 
  29. The Hare with Many Friends
  30. The Labourer and the Nightingale
  31. The Lion in Love
  32. The Man and the Satyr
  33. The Man, the Boy, and the Donkey
  34. The Shepherd’s Boy
  35. The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse
  36. Bawang Putih Bawang Merah
  37. Keong Emas
  38. Calon Arang
  39. Kancil and the Farmer
  40. The Myth of Malin Kundang
  41. The Story of Sangkuriang and Tangkuban Perahu Mountain
  42. The Legend of Toba Lake
  43. Cinderella
  44. Snow White
  45. The Story of Smart Monkey and Dull Crocodile
  46. Romeo and Juliet
  47. Kite’s Tale
  48. Story of Rabbit and Bear
  49. Queen of Arabia and Three Sheiks
  50. The Smartest Parrot

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