In the past, there was a man who had seven sons, and the man did not have the daughter he longed for. Along with the passage of time, his wife finally gave birth to a daughter. The man was very happy, but the newborn girl was very small and often ill. A physician told the man to take water from a well and bathe his sick daughter with water from the well so that the child would get blessing and good health. The father then told one of his sons to take water from the well. The other six boys wanted to come to fetch water and each boy really wanted to get the water first because of his affection for his only younger sister. When they arrived at the well and all tried to fill the jug given to them, the jug fell into the well. The seven boys were silent and did not know what to do to get the jug that fell, and none of them dared to go home.
His father who was waiting at home finally lost his temper and said, “They must have forgotten because they were playing around, bad boy!” For fear of his daughter getting sicker, he then shouted angrily, “I hope my sons will all turn into crows.” When the word came out of his mouth, he heard wings fluttering in the air, the father then came out and saw seven black crows flying away. The father became very sorry for issuing curse words and did not know how to cancel the curse. But despite the loss of seven of his sons, the Father and Mother still found consolation as their daughter’s health gradually improved and eventually the girl grew into a beautiful girl.
The girl never knew that she had seven older brothers because her parents never told her, until one day she overheard the conversation of several people, “The girl is indeed very beautiful, but the girl must be blamed for causing bad luck to his seven brothers. ” The girl became very sad and asked her parents about her seven siblings. Finally his parents told all the events that happened to the seven sisters. The girl became very sad and determined to find her seven siblings secretly. He brought nothing but a small ring that belonged to his parents, a loaf to hold hunger and a little water to hold thirst.
The girl walked on, all the way to the end of the world. He met the sun, but the sun was too hot, then he later met the moon, but the moon was too cold, then he met the stars who were friendly to him. When the morning star appears, the star gives him a chicken bone and says, “You must use this bone as a key to open a mountain made of glass, there you will be able to find your brothers.
The girl then took the bone, kept it carefully in her clothes and went towards the mountain which was pointed by the morning star. When he arrived at the mountain, he realized that the bone to unlock the mountain gate had been lost. Because he hoped to help his seven siblings, the girl then took a knife, cut off her pinky and placed it in front of the gate. The door then opens and the girl can enter, where a dwarf meets him and asks him, “My child, what are you looking for?” “I’m looking for my seven brothers, seven crows,” the girl replied. The dwarf then said, “My lord hasn’t returned home, if you want to meet him, please come in and you can wait for him here.” Then the dwarf prepared lunch on seven small plates for the seven brothers of the girl who had become a crow. Because she was hungry, the girl took and ate a small amount of food on each plate and drank a little from each small glass available. But on the last glass, he dropped the ring that his parents had brought with him.
Suddenly he heard the flapping of a bird’s wings in the air, and at that moment the dwarf said, “Now my lord has come.” When the seven crows began to eat, they realized that someone had eaten a little food from their plates. “Who ate my food, and drank my drink?” said one of them. When the last crow drank from his glass, a ring entered his mouth and when the bird looked at the ring, the crow said, “Bless us, our dear sister may be here, this is the time we can be free from the curse.” The girl standing behind the door heard their words, finally came forward and at that moment, the seven crows turned back into humans. They finally embraced and returned to their homes happily.