Rumpelstilskin – Dongeng Bahasa Inggris

Rumpelstilskin - Dongeng Bahasa Inggris

Rumpelstilskin – Dongeng Bahasa Inggris

Rumpelstilskin - Dongeng Bahasa Inggris

Rumpelstilskin – Dongeng Bahasa Inggris

Rumpelstilskin

By Grimm Brothers

www.6stat.net – There was once a kingdom far to the east where all the citizens were very wealthy. The whole land was covered in fields of wheat, which grew abundantly and apparently effortlessly. The harvests were so rich that everybody had far more wheat than they could eat, which meant that they were able to sell it in the market to merchants from neighbouring kingdoms. This way, some of this kingdom’s citizens were just as wealthy as the king.

Which did not please the king very much. Of course he was happy that his citizens never lacked any material things, and that their bellies were always full, because that way they never questioned his authority. But he was jealous and greedy. He had been looking at the straw, as it was brought from the fields, and the colour of the straw reminded him very much of the colour of gold. So he began to think of ways to turn the straw into gold, and this became an obsession. He bought all the straw that he could get hold of, and stored it in three large rooms in his palace. He employed alchemists from his own kingdom and beyond to come up with a formula to turn the straw into gold, but nobody was ever to accomplish this.

The king’s obsession was fairly well known throughout his kingdom, and one day a miller, who had a very beautiful daughter, thought he could take advantage of this. Like most fathers, he thought his daughter was the most beautiful young girl in the land, and he wanted nothing more than that she should marry the king, and become queen. One day, he gathered up his courage, and took himself to the king’s palace, and asked for an audience. He told the king about his daughter, claiming that she could spin straw into gold. The king was intrigued, “Well, my good man, he said to the miller, if your daughter can indeed do this, then I should be very happy to make her my queen. We will put her to the test. Bring her back to the palace tonight.”

Immediately, the king had a spinning wheel installed in the first room where he stored the straw. When the miller’s daughter arrived later that day, the king took her into the room, and showed her the wheel and the straw. “I want all this straw spun into gold, the king told her. I will come back early tomorrow morning, and if it is not done, I will have you put to death. So don’t delay, and get started!” With this, he left the room, and locked the door behind him.

Terjemahan

Pernah ada kerajaan jauh ke timur di mana semua warga negara sangat kaya. Seluruh negeri ditutupi ladang gandum, yang tumbuh berlimpah dan tampaknya tanpa usaha. Hasil panennya sangat kaya sehingga setiap orang memiliki lebih banyak gandum daripada yang bisa mereka makan, yang berarti mereka bisa menjualnya di pasar kepada pedagang dari kerajaan tetangga. Dengan cara ini, beberapa warga kerajaan ini sama kayanya dengan raja.

Yang tidak menyenangkan raja. Tentu saja dia senang bahwa warganya tidak pernah kekurangan barang-barang material, dan perut mereka selalu penuh, karena dengan begitu mereka tidak pernah mempertanyakan otoritasnya. Tapi dia cemburu dan serakah. Dia telah melihat sedotan, seperti yang dibawa dari ladang, dan warna sedotan mengingatkannya pada warna emas. Jadi dia mulai memikirkan cara untuk mengubah jerami menjadi emas, dan ini menjadi obsesi. Dia membeli semua sedotan yang bisa dia dapatkan, dan menyimpannya di tiga kamar besar di istananya. Dia mempekerjakan ahli alkimia dari kerajaannya sendiri dan seterusnya untuk menghasilkan formula untuk mengubah jerami menjadi emas, tetapi tidak ada yang pernah mencapai ini.

Obsesi raja cukup terkenal di seluruh kerajaannya, dan suatu hari seorang penggilingan, yang memiliki anak perempuan yang sangat cantik, berpikir dia bisa mengambil keuntungan dari ini. Seperti kebanyakan ayah, dia mengira putrinya adalah gadis muda paling cantik di negeri itu, dan dia tidak menginginkan apa pun selain bahwa dia harus menikahi raja, dan menjadi ratu. Suatu hari, dia mengumpulkan keberaniannya, dan membawa dirinya ke istana raja, dan meminta audiensi. Dia memberi tahu raja tentang putrinya, mengklaim bahwa dia dapat mengubah jerami menjadi emas. Raja merasa penasaran, “Ya ampun, lelaki baikku, katanya kepada tukang giling, jika putri Anda memang bisa melakukan ini, maka saya harus sangat senang menjadikannya ratu saya. Kami akan mengujinya. Bawa dia kembali ke istana malam ini. “

Segera, raja memasang roda berputar di ruang pertama tempat dia menyimpan sedotan. Ketika anak perempuan penggilingan tiba hari itu, raja membawanya ke kamar, dan menunjukkan kepadanya roda dan sedotan. “Aku ingin semua jerami ini dipintal menjadi emas,” kata sang raja. Saya akan kembali besok pagi, dan jika tidak dilakukan, saya akan membuat Anda dihukum mati. Jadi jangan menunda, dan mulai! “Dengan ini, dia meninggalkan kamar, dan mengunci pintu di belakangnya.