The Lightning and The Drought Princess

Along the way, the maid had tears in her eyes, as did the king and other officers. They were all ready to lose The Drought Princess. Arriving on a fairly high cliff, the princess kissed the king’s hands, welcomed officials, and embraced her maid for saying goodbye.

The kingdom was currently experiencing a dilemma it was faced with two difficult options.

The Drought Princess intended to sacrifice herself to stop the disaster in her country. But, The Drought Princess was everyone’s beloved princess, so her sacrifice would make people in all countries grieve.

“If the disaster in this country will not end, many of our people will die because of the increasingly rampant drought had caused hunger everywhere,” said one farmer told to his neighbor.

The farmer with his friends was sheltering from the sun under the shadows of a big tree that had lost their leaves. Covered by the huge shadow of the tree, they looked at the vastness of rice fields getting dry. What had been seen here and there only a cracked soil. For the past few months, there were no green plants had been seen in the rice fields.

“If princess sacrifices herself, does that drought stop completely?” asked one of the farmer’s friends a surprise.

“Yes, we wondered about the princess’s dream. Is that truly the guidance of God,” another farmer said.

“Yes, it’s a pity if we lose a good princess, and if that happens, the pain of the disaster will be more painful,” said a farmer, who was then allowed by friends.

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The Honest Princess

They still remembered that the presence of a princess to the world was highly appreciated. Not only by the royal family but also by everyone in the country. After the officials announced that the queen was pregnant, everyone was happy. They were happy. The presence of the king’s daughter means their country would have a leader.

“Our king is very good.” If he has a descendant, he will certainly educate his princess to become like the king himself, “the people said when they met the baby.

When giving birth, everyone was waiting happily. Everyone hoped the baby was healthy and safe with his mother.

The baby was finally born safely. The king and the queen gave the name of their daughter Putri Jelitani. Since she was born in the dry season, the people also named The Drought Princess.

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Sacrificing Moment

After requesting the king’s permission to execute her intentions, silently, the princess and the king went to the cliff, just above the raging ocean. The princess maid and several royal officers accompany them.

Along the way, the maid had tears in her eyes, as did the king and other officers. They were all ready to lose The Drought Princess. Arriving on a fairly high cliff, the princess kissed the king’s hands, welcomed officials, and embraced her maid for saying goodbye.

“Don’t be sad, I’m sincerely doing this. I am more happy to see the people of the country prosper than seeing them suffer,” said the princess.

As directed in her dream, the princess ran towards the cliff above the ocean. When she took a swing to jump toward the ocean, suddenly the princess’s eyes were jolted by ray. For a moment, there was a rumbling thunder and lightning flash.

Surprised by the sudden lightning flash, the princess, who was ready to jump, was unstable. Her body fell backward, into the hands of her maid. The bright sky before suddenly became dark. The rain suddenly fell, as if poured on the earth. Soon there was a loud exclamation by the people who got the rain.

Some villagers immediately went to the bamboo music instrument, a sign that they were rejoicing. The kite was also spread, combined the people yelled happiness, “Rain, rain, hail the rain!”.

Princess Jelitani did not jump into the ocean. The royal kingdom and officials suddenly flashed eventually returned to the palace. They were all happy.

Along the way back to the palace, the flock that accompanied the princess sang. Without forgetting the God they also praised the greatness of God.

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