Journal of the Straits Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society, 第 40-44 期

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Malaysian Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society, 1904
Vocabularies, etc., of the Malayan languages are included in some of the volumes.
 

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第 27 頁 - Spirit-World," said Singalang Burong, " and have the power to make men successful in all they undertake. At all times if you wish for my help, you must call upon me and make offerings to me. Especially must this be done before you go to fight against the enemy, for I am the God of War, and help those who pay me due respect. " You have learnt here how to plant paddy. I will give you some paddy to take away with you, and when you get back to your own country, you can teach men how to cultivate it....
第 10 頁 - A few minutes after this conversation the Were-Tiger returned with a basket full of fish. Some of these were soon cooked, and they sat down to breakfast. Soon after they had eaten, Danjai told his host that he must be returning to his own country, and asked him to accompany him and show him his way back. So they started together and walked through the sugar-cane plantation. Just as they came near the end of it, Danjai begged his companion to stop. He said he would like to have some sugar-cane before...
第 13 頁 - ... coarse basket with the bark of a Pendok tree growing near. Then he put his load on his back and started to return home, glad that he had been so successful. He tried to follow the way by which he had come, but as he had not taken the precaution to cut marks in the trees he passed, he very soon found himself in difficulties. He wandered aboutr.
第 15 頁 - Siu," said the voice from the room, " your food is ready." Siu was very hungry and went in at once, and sat down to eat his dinner. When they had done eating, she cleared away the plates and put things back into their places and tidied the room. Then she spread out a new mat for him, and brought out the pinang and sireh, and bade him be seated, as she wished to have a chat with him. Siu had many questions to ask, and as soon as they were both seated, he began : " Why are you all alone in this house...
第 23 頁 - Pangkas, and Embuas. They were not pleased at their sister-inlaw marrying a mere mortal like Siu, and so refused to help him and his son. The next day Seragunting saw what seemed to be a dark cloud come towards him over the sea. As it came nearer, it took the form of a gigantic spider, carrying some food and clothes. " Do not be afraid," said the Spider, " I have come to help you and your father.
第 19 頁 - ... killed in the jungle, and that he had hidden them with his blow-pipe and quiver containing poisoned darts, in the brushwood near the well. He determined to say nothing about the matter, as probably some of her friends or relations were among the birds that were killed by him. So Siu married Bunsu Burong and continued to live in the house for several weeks. One day he said to his wife : " I have been here a long time. My people must surely be wondering where I am, and whether I am still alive....
第 28 頁 - ... great meeting was held that evening. All gathered round the two adventurers, who told them of their strange experiences in the far country of the Spirit Birds. The charms received from Singalang Burong were handed round for general admiration. The new seed, paddy, was produced, and the good qualities of rice as an article of food explained. The people congregated there had never seen paddy before, but all determined to be guided by Siu and Seragunting, and to plant it in future. The different...
第 22 頁 - Seragunting and his father went in search of her. They took with them only a little food, as they expected to find her not very far off. But they wandered the whole day and saw no signs of her. They spent the night under a large tree in the jungle. Early the next morning, they were surprised to find a small bundle of food, wrapped up in leaves, near Seragunting. This food was evidently meant for him alone, as it was not enough for two, but he gave some of it to his father, who ate sparingly of it,...
第 28 頁 - Whatever work you may be engaged in — farm work, house-building, fishing or hunting — wherever you may be you must always do as these birds direct. Whenever you have a feast, you must make an offering to me, and you must call upon my sons-in-law to come and partake of the feast. If you do not do these things, some evil is sure to happen to you. I am willing to help you and to give you prosperity, but I expect due respect to be paid to me, and will not allow my commands to be disobeyed.
第 22 頁 - ... disappointed. No one answered his call, and when he looked in the room she was not there. He asked his father where his mother was, and he told him that she had just gone to the well to fetch water and would soon be back. But hour after hour passed, and she did not return to the house. So Seragunting began to be anxious, and asked his father to accompany him to the well to look for her. At first his father refused to do so, but when he saw his son crying for his mother he went with him to the...

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