The Snake That Gives Gold

The Snake That Gives Gold

Once upon a time somewhere, there lived a poor farmer named Haridatta. One day, on a very hot afternoon, the farmer felt very hot and took shelter in the shade of trees to lie down for a while. Suddenly he saw a poisonous snake coming out of a small hill nearby. At that moment he thought, “Surely this snake is the guardian of this field.”

The farmer went home to get some milk from his house, poured it into a bowl, and put it near the snake’s nest as a thank you, then the farmer said, “O keeper of this field, I give this bowl of milk as my thanks to you ! ” After that, the farmer returned to his home. The next morning when he came back to the fields to work, he saw a gold coin in a bowl, and from that moment on, every day the same incident repeated: he gave a bowl of milk to the snake and every morning he always got a gold coin .

One day the farmer will go to the next village for a few days and for this he orders his child to put a bowl of milk in front of the snake’s nest in the field. The child carries out his father’s orders, carrying a bowl of milk, putting it in front of the snake’s nest, then returning home. The next morning when he brought another bowl of milk, he found a gold coin in the old bowl, and the Son thought: “This snake’s nest may be full of gold coins; if I kill the snake, I can take it all at once for me.” The next day, when he put a bowl of milk in front of the snake’s nest, he waited for the snake to come out, and when the Snake came out of the nest, the Child hit the snake’s head with a club. But the snake was still fortunate to escape death and, in a state of anger, pecked the Child with its sharp and poisonous teeth so that the Child died immediately. The people in the village who found the dead child buried the child and called the farmer home.

Two days later after the Farmer arrived home and received an explanation of the death of his son, the Farmer felt very sad. But after a few days, he returned to take a bowl of milk, headed for the field, put the milk in front of the snake’s nest then called the Snake out of the nest. After a long wait, the Snake finally appeared and said to the Farmer: “The greed that brought you here now, greed makes you forget about your son’s death. From now on, friendship between us will never be established again. Your stupid son hits me with a baton “And I bit him to death. How can I forget the beating with his club? And how can you forget the sorrow of losing your child?” After that, the Snake gave an expensive pearl to the farmer and disappeared into the nest. But before disappearing, the Snake said: “Do not come to my nest again.” The farmer took the pearl, returned to his home, regretting the stupidity of his son.

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Ular yang memberikan emas

Ular yang memberikan emas

Dahulu kala di suatu tempat, hiduplah seorang petani miskin yang bernama Haridatta. Suatu hari, pada siang hari yang sangat panas, petani tersebut merasa sangat kepanasan dan berteduh di bawah bayang-bayang pepohonan untuk berbaring sejenak. Tiba-tiba dilihatnya ular berbisa yang keluar dari bukit kecil di dekatnya. Saat itu dia berpikir, “Pasti ular ini adalah penjaga ladang ini.”

Petani itupun pulang untuk mengambil sedikit susu dari rumahnya, menuangkan ke dalam mangkuk, dan menaruhnya dekat sarang ular tersebut sebagai ucapan rasa terima kasih, lalu petani itu berkata, “Wahai penjaga ladang ini, saya memberikan semangkuk susu ini sebagai ucapan terima kasih saya kepada anda!” Sehabis itu, petani tersebut pulang ke rumahnya. Keesokan pagi saat dia datang kembali ke ladang untuk bekerja, dia melihat mata uang emas di dalam mangkuk, dan sejak saat itu, setiap hari kejadian yang sama berulang terus: dia memberikan semangkuk susu ke ular tersebut dan setiap pagi dia selalu mendapatkan sebuah mata uang emas.

Suatu hari petani tersebut akan pergi ke desa sebelah selama beberapa hari dan untuk itu dia memerintahkan anaknya untuk menaruh semangkuk susu di depan sarang ular di ladang. Sang anak melakukan perintah ayahnya, membawa semangkuk susu, menaruhnya di depan sarang ular, lalu pulang ke rumah. Keesokan paginya saat dia membawa semangkuk susu lagi, dia menemukan mata uang emas di mangkuk yang lama, dan sang Anak berpikir: “Sarang ular ini mungkin penuh dengan mata uang emas; Jika saya membunuh ularnya, saya dapat mengambil semuanya sekaligus untuk saya.” Keesokan hari, saat dia menaruh semangkuk susu di depan sarang ular, dia menunggu ular tersebut keluar, dan saat sang Ular keluar dari sarang, sang Anak memukul kepala ular tersebut dengan pentungan. Tetapi ular itu masih beruntung bisa lolos dari kematian dan dalam keadaan marah, mematuk sang Anak dengan giginya yang tajam dan berbisa sehingga sang Anak langsung meninggal. Orang-orang sekampung yang menemukan sang Anak yang telah meninggal mengubur anak tersebut dan memanggil sang Petani pulang.

Dua hari kemudian setelah sang Petani tiba di rumah dan mendapatkan penjelasan tentang kematian anaknya, sang Petani merasa sangat bersedih. Tetapi setelah beberapa hari, dia kembali mengambil semangkuk susu, menuju ke ladang, menaruh susu tersebut di depan sarang ular lalu memanggil sang Ular keluar dari sarang. Setelah lama menanti, sang Ular akhirnya muncul dan berkata kepada sang Petani: “Keserakahan yang membawamu sekarang ke sini, keserakahan membuat kamu lupa akan kematian anakmu. Mulai saat sekarang, persahabatan antara kita takkan bisa terjalin lagi. Anakmu yang bodoh itu memukul saya dengan pentungan, dan Saya menggigitnya hingga meninggal. Bagaimana saya bisa melupakan pukulan dengan pentungannya? dan bagaimana kamu bisa melupakan rasa duka akan kehilangan anakmu?” Setelah itu, sang Ular memberikan sebuah mutiara yang mahal kepada sang Petani dan menghilang masuk ke dalam sarang. Tetapi sebelum menghilang, sang Ular berkata: “Jangan engkau datang lagi ke sarang ku.” Sang Petani mengambil mutiara tersebut, pulang ke rumahnya sambil menyesali kebodohan anaknya.

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