Re: CHAT: _Kantjil_: CHAT: Vexillology and games (was: Re: Flag ofEngland)
|From:||Roger Mills <romilly@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, June 21, 2000, 19:27|
Si Kantjil (modern Kancil) is a trickster figure. A story, adapted &
One day in the forest, Si Kantjil was being chased by a tiger. He came to a
wide river, with Tiger hot on his heels. Si Kantjil called out: Hey,
crocodiles! Come here, the King has ordered me to make a census of you.....
So all the crocodiles came and lined up in the river, so many they stretched
from one bank to the other.
Si Kantjil hopped on their backs, counting, One, two, three.... until he
reached the other side, where he said, OK, that's finished, you can all go
Benign ending: when Tiger reaches the river, the crocs have dispersed, and
he can only growl in frustration while Kantjil laughs at him from the other
Non-benign ending: Tiger also tries to cross via the crocodiles, but being
heavier, he falls in and gets eaten up.