The Princess’s Dream

On a warm evening, Putri Jelitani faced his father. She conveyed her desire following the directions about the dream that she got. According to her dream, the rain would come if there was a girl who throws herself into the ocean for the offering.

The drought princess now can only remain pensive. In the silent night, she offered a prayer. She requested that God gave directions, what she should do so the people got freedom from a long-suffering problem about drought.

The drought princess hoped getting guidance from God would to come true. When she slept, she dreamed about meeting with her mother =the queen= on heaven. Her mother told her in order to stop the country problem. There must be an offering that would be sacrificed by throwing a girl into the ocean.

When she woke up in her room, she felt hesitant with instructions in her dream. She wondered, was her dream really a clue that she asked God, or was her dream just a flower of sleep?

“How could God want a girl death stopping the drought in the kingdom?” asked the princess to herself.

“As the Most Merciful, does God want that kind of sacrifice?” she asked herself.

Sacrifice Matter

The princess immediately expressed her anxiety to his father. She also told about dream to her father to give consideration, perhaps her father could guess what it means.

“I also got the same dream,” said her father astonished.

“According to my father what does it mean?” asked the daughter.

“I’m not sure. Is that true that God asked us to sacrifice a girl to stop the disaster in our country?” asked the king.

“There must be an implicit meaning behind our dreams, my daughter,” said the king.

They agreed to pray again. Asking God to give a clearer direction of what their dreams mean.

Princess’s Decision

Days changed from day to day. The people still had suffered from drought. Unfortunately, the king and his daughter had never been got new clues about the meaning of their dreams. Meanwhile, whenever they left the palace, they saw the increasingly rampant effects of drought visible among them.

Their people, both in the city and those in the village, looked hungry and pale. Many of them were forced to fast or ate very much less than they should. Seeing the condition of their people, the king and his daughter often shed tears.

On a warm evening, the princess faced his father. She conveyed her desire following the directions about the dream that she got. According to her dream, the rain would come if there was a girl who throws herself into the ocean for the offering.

“Father, considering the suffering of the people of this country is very heavy, I want to do the instructions of mother immediately,” said the daughter to his father that witnessed by the officials on the palace.

Hearing the princess’s words, his father was shocked, unable to speak, so were the officials. They did not expect the princess to make sacrifices for her country. Kingdom officials and advisers tried to prevent it but they knew that if the princess had unanimous intentions, nothing could stop her.

“My king, please stop the princess from doing her plan,” said the princess maid.

For the maid, the princess like her own daughter. Since the queen died, the princess fully grew in her care.

The king could not answer the maid. His eyes looked teary. He looked at the face of his single daughter.

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