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The two brothers and the white-bearded old man || Kakak-Adik dan Kakek Berjanggut Putih || European Folktale

This story is told in two language Bahasa Indonesia and English. The story in Bahasa is provided first, the story in English follows

Dahulu kala hiduplah dua anak lelaki kakak beradik. Mereka memutuskan untuk berkelana dari kota ke kota, desa ke desa untuk menemukan kebahagiaan. Dalam perjalanannya, mereka bertemu dengan seorang kakek putih yang berjalan ke arah mereka. 
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Kakek tersebut berhenti dan bertanya kemana arah tujuan mereka pergi. Ketika kakek tersebut mendapat jawaban atas pertanyaannya, ia pun berkata

“Aku ingin membantu mu” ia lantas merogoh sakunya dan mengambil satu genggam penuh koin emas. “Siapa di antara kalian yang ingin emas ini?”

“Aku menginginkannya” kata sang kakak dengan serta merta. Kakek tersebut lalu memasukan tangannya satu lagi ke dalam kantong dan mengambil satu genggam permata yang bersinar layaknya matahari, dan ia bertanya lagi.

“Siapa di antara kalian yang menginginkan permata ini?”

Sang kakak pun dengan terburu-buru menjawab lagi “Aku mau permata itu” sang Kakek pun lalu memberikan emas di gengamannya dan juga permata ke pada sang kakak. Kini kedua tangan sang kakak penuh dengan emas dan pemata.

“Sekarang siapa yang ingin membantuku membawa kantong ini ke desa?”

Kali ini sang kakak diam. Sedangkan sang adik menyingsingkan lengan bajunya dan membantu sang Kakek membawa kantong tersebut. Sang Kakek pun tersenyum dan berkata”

“Ambilah kantong ini berserta isinya”

“Tidak, kantong ini bukan milikku”

“Ambil saja, Ambil” jawab sang Kakek “Ini hadiahku untuk mu”

Kemudian sang adik membuka kantong tersebut. Dan apa yang ia lihat? Kantong tersebut penuh dengan batu-batu mulia. Ia kemudian berniat mengucapkan terimaksih kepada sang kakek. Tetapi sang kakek telah menghilang.

The original story written in English is adapted from here!
 
Once upon a time there were two brothers. They decided to start venturing from town to town and from village to village to to seek happiness. Along the way they saw an old man with white beard heading towards them.
The old man stopped and asked the boys where they were headed. When he found out he told them.

"I want to help you." He put his hand in his pocket and pulled out a handful of golden coins. " Which one of you wants these?" he asked.

"I want them." replied the big brother immediately. The old man hand in his other pocket and pulled out a precious gem, shining like the sun, and asked again.

"Which one of you want to have the gem?

"I want it." hasty answered the big brother and the old man gave him the gem.

Then the old man put down the sack he was carrying on his back and said:
"Now who is gonna help me bring this sack to the village?"

The big brother said nothing. On the other hand the little brother pulled up his sleeves and bended down to help him.

The old man smiled and said:
"Take it with you, my boy, along with everything that is inside."

"No it's not mine."

" Take it, take it." said the old man. "It's my gift to you."


The little brother opened the sack. And what did his eyes see? The bag was filled with precious gemstones. He stood up to thank the old man, but he was nowhere to be found. 



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