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Story of Kids in English: The Crocodiles and The Dayaks

Story of kids in English, The Crocodiles and The Dayaks from East Kalimantan Indonesia.

Hundreds of years ago the Dayak tribe known as one of the most powerful tribes in the world. The tribe lives side by side with their beloved nature peacefully.

This condition has made most of the Dayak men grow as the son of the jungle and well known as the best hunters ever.

There was one animal that cannot be tranquil live side by side. The animal was the crocodile.

One day, a Dayak man who was a good hunter went to the jungle to hunt some animals that can be a cook for his family as a dinner.

The sky was getting dark when he returned home carrying four jungle fowls.

At the end of the forest, near a big river, he startled to see a large crocodile on the path in front of him. The crocodile was staring at him in a strange way.

The man who was aware of the cruelness and bad temper of the crocodile. He tried to avoid the dangerous situation by starting a friendly conversation.

"Where are you going, Mr. Crocodile?" he asked.

"I m looking for some food and was starting swimming up. But then, as I saw you my spirit rose again." said the satirist crocodile.
"Well, why don't you come home with me? I am sure my wife will be happy to cook something for you. Or we can cook these two jungle fowls and have dinner together."

The Dayak thought it was the best way for him to answer the crocodile. He was afraid that if he did not treat the crocodile politely. The crocodile would be angry and tried to eat him up in a tricky way.

"Thank you," replied the crocodile.

"It was an exciting invitation." He was curious to see how the Dayaks lived as had never visited one of their houses before.

Besides, the man was friendly and could talk to him well. It would be an excellent chance for him. An opportunity to live with the Dayak tribe.
Beautiful Girls of Dayak Tribe (visitpulaukalimantan.blogspot.com)
The crocodile eats the meal from Mrs. Dayak had cooked for him.

Then the crocodile said, "I feel welcome and comfortable here. Can I stay with you any longer?"

"Oh, of course," the Dayak said.

He thought that it would make him became a talented man because a crocodile was staying at his house.

"Why don't you allow him to marry our daughter?" his wife asked one day.

"You must be out of your mind!" her husband cried.

"Well, is there something wrong with my idea? Have you never heard the old Dayak story about the crocodile that married a girl? They will change into a handsome and rich young man?"

"I don't believe in fairy stories," Her husband said.

"In real life, it would be possible if you do not like creature like a crocodile to marry a young girl."

"All right," she answered.

"Even if he's not a handsome, wealthy, young man, he will have to work to support you. That's the Dayak custom, don't you remember?"

Finally, the man agreed with his wife's idea. He allowed the crocodile to marry his daughter. He the hope that the crocodile will always support his family.

As the time has gone by, the man soon found out that his son-in-law was lazy and good for nothing. The crocodile only wanted to lie in the sun all day long and show his sharp teeth from time to time.

He refused to do any work. He would not even catch fish for his wife. One day, his father-in-law's supply of rice was lacking. Mr. Dayak tried to force the crocodile to work in the rice field.
The Crocodile

The crocodile refused to do the job. The crocodile threatened Mr. Dayak to give him more food. The crocodile opens his tribe-looking mouth and showing his sharp teeth.

The news of this condition spread to the other villagers. All the villagers soon hated the crocodile.

"What must we do?" they asked each other.

"If we keep quite, all the crocodiles will think that we're afraid of them. We must find a solution to teach the crocodile a good lesson."

Thus one day, while he was sleeping, they jumped on him. They cut into pieces.

The news of what had happened quickly reached the king of the crocodiles. Surprisingly enough, he agreed with what the Dayaks had done.

"Customs are important," he whispered.

"They must always to follow. As he married a Dayak girl, he should have followed the Dayaks customs. He deserved what he got.".

So to this day, a crocodile will not dare to look Dayak in the face or do any harm to him.

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