Friday, October 31, 2008

“How Mr Balloon got his stripes.” (Story adapted and ruined by Cik Halie)

*To everybody who understand what i'm merepeking about. O ya, n Pok Din if u're reading this, this is my birthday present for u. Enjoy!

It has always been said that giants and giantesses think very highly of themselves. Since they are big and strong, they are certain that they are the most important of all the beings.

One day, Cik E the giantess (bukan nama sebenar) went along turning over big trees with her giant hands to look for food to eat. She felt very sure of herself. "There is nothing I cannot do," said Cik E.

"Oh, really?" said a small voice. Cik E looked down. There was Mr Balloon the dwarf (juga bkn nama sebenar) looking up at Cik E from the ground.

"Yes," Cik E said, "that is true indeed." She reached out one huge hand and rolled over a big log. "Look at how easily I can do this. I am the strongest of all the living things. I can do anything. All the other living soul fear me."

"Can you stop the balloons, eh silap the sun from rising in the morning?" said the Mr Balloon.

Cik E thought for a moment. "I have never tried that," she said. "Yes, I am sure I could stop the balloons I mean the sun from rising."

"You are sure?" said Mr Balloon.

"I am sure," said Cik E. "Tomorrow morning the sun/balloon will not rise. I, Cik E, have said so." cik E sat down facing the east to wait.

Behind her the sun set for the night and still she sat there. Mr Balloon went into his little home and curled up in his snug little bed, chuckling about how foolish Cik E was. All through the night Cik E sat. Finally, the first birds started their songs and the East glowed with the light that comes before the sun.

"The sun/balloons will not rise today," said Cik E. She stared hard at the glowing light. "The sun will not rise today."

However, the sun rose, just as it always had. Cik E was very upset, but Mr Balloon was delighted. He laughed and laughed. "Sun/balloons is stronger than Cik E," said the little man, twittering with laughter. Mr Balloon was so amused that he came out of his home and began running around in circles, singing this song:

"The balloons came up, eh silap again, the sun came up. Cik E is angry, But the sun came up."

While Cik E sat there looking very unhappy, Mr Balloon ran around and around, singing and laughing until he was so weak that he rolled over on his back. Then, quicker than the leap of a fish from a stream, Cik E shot out a paw and pinned him to the ground.

"Perhaps I cannot stop the sun from rising," said Cik E, "but you will never see another sunrise."

"Oh, mighty giantess," said the little man. "You are the strongest, the quickest, the best of all of the makhluk. I was only joking." But Cik E did not move her paw.

"Oh, Cik E," Mr Balloon said, "you are right to kill me, I deserve to die. Just please let me say one last prayer to Creator before you eat me."

"Say your prayer quickly," said Cik E. "Your time to walk the Sky Road has come!"

"Oh, Cik E," said the dwarf, "I would like to die. But you are pressing down on me so hard I cannot breathe. I can hardly squeak. I do not have enough breath to say a prayer. If you would just lift your paw a little, just a little bit, then I could breathe. And I could say my last prayer to the Maker of all, to the one who made great, wise, powerful giantess and the foolish, weak, little dwarf."

Cik E lifted up her paw. She lifted it just a little bit. That little bit, though, was enough. Mr Balloon squirmed free and ran for his home as quickly as the blinking of an eye. Cik E swung her gigantic hand at the little man as he darted away. She was not quick enough to catch him, but the very tips of her long claws scraped along Mr Ballon's back leaving a couple of scars.

To this day, all Mr Balloon’s ancestors wear those scars as a reminder to them of what happens when one stupid dwarf mess with an equally stupid giantess. And that boys and girls, is how Mr Balloon got his stripes.

Note: Cerita ini hanyalah rekaan semata-mata. Tidak ada kena-mengena dgn gergasi/belon yg hidup mahupun yg telah meninggal dunia.