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					        TANGKUBAN PERAHU                        boat, breaking through the hull of the ship
                                                and was also drowned.
        Once Sangkuriang, whilst growing
up, he was so naughty and got hurt and the      Now, the vast plain of Bandung is flanked
wound formed an ugly scar.                      on its north side by the volcano Tangkuban
                                                Perahu, the capsized boat. The Queen’s
The King, who loved his son above               jump on the hull of the ship is the Kawah
everything was so furious that his son had      Ratu, the crater of the Queen. The hot
hurt himself that he rejected his wife.         fumaroles and tremors in the crater
Fifteen years later, being of age,              represent the tears of the sad mother still
Sangkuriang asked his father permission         sobbing. East of Mt Tangkuban Perahu
to take a trip to West Java. After arriving     rises the Bukit Tunggul, trunk mountain,
in the plain of Bandung, he met a beautiful     the trunk of the tree from which the boat
lady, fell in love and ask her to marry him     was made and to the west we find Mt
and she accepted. But one day when she          Burangrang, the “crown of leaves”. At
caressed her lover’s head she saw the           many places along the shore of the lake
wound. The loving woman, turned out to          Neolithic obsidian tools of primitive
be the disowned queen, discovered that          inhabitants are found and described by
she was in love with her son and marriage       von Koeningswald (1935). These Neolithic
was impossible.                                 people noticed that the hold was cut
                                                deeper and deeper by erosion caused by
The marriage had to be prevented. Not           the lowering water. Finally only a marshy
willing to admit that she was his mother        plain remained.
she thought of a way out. The day before
the wedding was due to take place, she          Centuries later the inhabitants of Bandung
said to her husband to be, tomorrow is our      plain still know about the legend of the
wedding day, and if you are true to your        existence of a former lake. Not knowing
love to me and love me as much you say          anything about geology, but living in the
do then I want to celebrate the wedding on      taboos of spirit ghosts and Gods,
board a ship, a proa. Tomorrow morning at       geological facts were put together in a tale
day break, I want to sail with you on a         that was understandable.
great lake in a nice boat and there must be
a banquet feast. Sangkuriang was
embarrassed but he was not willing to
refuse. He begged the help of the lake’s
helpful spirits. By causing a landslide, the
lake spirit dammed the river Citarum that
flowed through the plain of Bandung. The
force of the water felled big tree and a boat
was constructed while other lake spirits
prepared the wedding banquet.                   QUESTIONS              :

Early in the morning the Queen saw that            1. Who or what were in the story ?
the impossible had been realised so she
prayed to Brama, the mighty God, to help               Sangkuriang ,Dayang Sumbi,The
her to prevent the disgrace of a marriage              King ,and Brama
between a mother and her son. Brama
destroyed the dam in turbulence and                2. Where did the story happen ?
Sangkuriang was drowned. The queen in
her agony threw herself on the capsized                In Bandung
3. What is your opinion about the             Flowed
   story ?                                    Felled
                                              Constructed
   I think it is a good story and we can      Prepared
   get a lot of lessons from the story        Realised
                                              Destroyed
4. Give coda after your read the story        Prayed
   ?
                                              Drowned .
                                              Flanked
   The coda is, the vast plain of
   Bandung is flanked on its north            Made
   side by the volcano Tangkuban              Described
   Perahu, the capsized boat. The             Threw
   Queen’s jump on the hull of the
   ship is the Kawah Ratu, the crater
   of the Queen. The hot fumaroles
   and tremors in the crater represent
   the tears of the sad mother still
   sobbing and lessons that can we get
   from the story is nothing is eternal
   in this world, including love and
   when we want something not be
   imposed if enforced it will hurt
   yourself because god know best for
   us

5. Write some past verbs from the
   story ?

          Loved

          Rejected
          Had hurt
          Asked
          Met
          Fell in
          Accepted
          Caressed
          Saw
          Turned out
          Disowned
          Discovered
          Prevented
          Thought
          Said
          Embarrassed
          Capsized
          Begged
          Dammed