After the discussion, Purbararang went back to her room. “Is there something wrong?” asked Indrajaya. Indrajaya is Purbararang’s future husband. “I’m upset! Father chose Purbasari as his successor and not me! I have to do something!” Purbararang said. Driven mad by her anger, she came to a witch and asked her to send rash all over Purbasari’s body. Before going to bed, Purbasari started to feel itch all over her body. She tried applying powder to her body, but it’s no use. Instead, the itching grew even worse. She didn’t want to scratch it, but she just couldn’t help it. In the next morning, there were scratch mark all over Purbasari’s body. “What happened to you?” asked Purbararang, pretending to be concerned. “I don’t know, sis. Last night, my body suddenly felt very itchy. I scratched and scratched, and this is what happened,” Purbasari answered. Purbararang shook her head. “You must have done something really awful. You’ve been punished by the gods!”
That day, the whole kingdom was scandalized. “What have you done, Purbasari?” demanded Prabu Tapa Agung. Purbasari shook her head. “I didn’t do anything that would upset the gods, Father,” she answered. “Then how can you explain what happened to your body?” Prabu Tapa Agung asked again. “If you don’t confess, I’ll banish you to the woods.” Purbasari took a deep breath. “Like I said before, I didn’t do anything wrong. And I’d rather be thrown into the woods than to confess to a deed I didn’t commit.”
After a short discussion with his advisor, Prabu Tapa Agung ordered Purbasari to be moved to the woods. Purbasari was very sad, but she couldn’t do anything to defy her father’s order. She was accompanied to the woods by a messenger. He built a simple hut for Purbasari. After the messenger left, suddenly a black monkey came to Purbasari’s hut. He carried a bunch of bananas. From behind him, some animals looked on. “Are the bananas for me?’ Purbasari asked. The black monkey nodded, as if he understood what Purbasari said. Purbasari took the bananas with pleasure. She also said thanks. The other animals that were looking on also seemed to smile. “Are you willing to be my friend?” Purbasari asked them. All the animals nodded happily. Although she was living by herself in the woods, Purbasari never lacked of supplies. Everyday, there were always animals bringing her fruits and fish to eat.
A long time had passed since Purbasari was banished to the woods, but her body still itched. At some places, her skin was even ulcerating. What am I supposed to do?” Purbasari sighed. The monkey who was sitting next to her stayed still, there were tears in his eyes. He hoped Purbasari would remain patient and strong.
One night, on a full moon, the monkey took Purbasari to a valley. There is a pond with hot spring water. The monkey suddenly spoke, “The water of this pond will heal your skin,” he said. Purbasari was surprised, ”You can talk? Who are you?” she asked. “You’ll find out, in time,” the monkey said. Purbasari didn’t want to force the monkey. She then walked to the pond. She bathed there. After a few hours, Purbasari walked out of the pond. She was shocked to see her face reflected on the clear pond water. Her face was beautiful again, with smooth and clean skin. Purbasari observed her entire body. There were no traces of any skin ailments. “I’m cured! I’m cured!” Purbasari shouted in joy. She quickly offered thanks to the gods and also to the monkey.
The news of Purbasari’s condition quickly spread to the kingdom, irritating Purbararang. She then accompanied by Indrajaya go to the woods to see Purbasari. Purbasari asked if she would be allowed to go home. Purbararang said she would let Purbasari return to the palace if Purbasari’s hair were longer than hers. Purbararang then let her hair down. It was so long, it almost touched the ground. But it turned out that Purbasari’s hair was twice longer than Purbararang’s hair.
“Fine, so your hair is longer than mine.” Purbararang admitted. “But there is one more condition you must fulfill, do you have a future husband who is handsomer than mine?” said Purbararang as she walked toward Indrajaya. Purbasari felt miserable. She didn’t have a future husband yet. So, without much thought, she pulled the black monkey beside her.
Purbararang and Indrajaya burst out, but their laughter didn’t last long. The monkey meditates and suddenly transformed into a very handsome young man, a lot more handsome than Indrajaya. “I’m a prince from a kingdom far away. I was cursed to be a monkey because of a mistake I committed. I could regain my true form only if there’s a girl who would be willing to be my wife,” said the young man.
Finally, Purbararang gave up. She accepted Purbasari as the queen, and also confessed everything she had done. “Please forgive me. Please don’t punish me,” Purbararang said, asking for forgiveness. Instead of being angry, Purbasari smiled. “I forgive you, sis,” she said. Soon after, Purbasari become queen. Beside her was the handsome prince, the former monkey known as Lutung Kasarung.
Untuk lebih mamahami cerita tersebut di atas, mari kita lihat terjemahannya berikut ini.
Suatu malam, pada bulan purnama, monyet tersebut membawa Purbasari ke sebuah lembah. Ada sebuah kolam dengan air panas. Monyet tiba-tiba berbicara, "Air kolam ini akan menyembuhkan kulit mu," katanya. Purbasari terkejut, "kamu bisa bicara? Siapa kamu? "Tanyanya. "Kamu akan tahu, pada waktunya," kata monyet tersebut. Purbasari tidak mau memaksa monyet. Dia kemudian berjalan ke kolam. Ia mandi di sana. Setelah beberapa jam, Purbasari keluar dari kolam. Dia terkejut melihat wajahnya tercermin pada air kolam yang jernih tersebut. Wajahnya cantik lagi, dengan kulit halus dan bersih. Purbasari mengamati seluruh tubuhnya. Tidak ada jejak dari setiap penyakit kulit. "Saya sembuh! Saya sembuh "teriak Purbasari dalam sukacita. Dia lekas berterimakasih kepada para dewa dan juga untuk monyet tersebut.
Kabar mengenai kondisi Purbasari dengan cepat menyebar ke kerajaan, membuat jengkel Purbararang. Dia kemudian ditemani oleh Indrajaya pergi ke hutan untuk melihat Purbasari. Purbasari bertanya apakah dia akan diizinkan pulang. Purbararang mengatakan bahwa dia akan membiarkan Purbasari kembali ke istana jika rambut Purbasari lebih panjang dari miliknya. Purbararang kemudian membiarkan rambutnya jatuh. Rambut itu sangat panjang, hampir menyentuh tanah. Tapi ternyata rambut Purbasari dua kali lebih panjang dari pada rambutnya Purbararang.
"Baik, jadi rambut kamu lebih panjang dari pada milikku." Purbararang mengakui. "Tapi ada satu kondisi yang kamu harus penuhi, apakah kamu memiliki calon suami yang lebih tampan dari pada milik ku" Kata Purbararang sambil berjalan menuju Indrajaya. Purbasari merasa sengsara. Dia belum memiliki calon suami. Jadi, tanpa berpikir panjang, ia menarik monyet hitam di sampingnya.
Purbararang dan Indrajaya tertawa, tapi tawa mereka tidak berlangsung lama. Monyet tersebut kemudain bermeditasi dan tiba-tiba berubah menjadi seorang pemuda yang sangat tampan, lebih tampan dari pada Indrajaya. "Saya seorang pangeran dari kerajaan yang jauh. Saya dikutuk menjadi monyet karena kesalahan saya perbuat. Saya bisa mendapatkan kembali bentuk saya yang sebenarnya hanya jika ada seorang gadis yang bersedia menjadi istriku, "kata pria muda tersebut.
Akhirnya, Purbararang menyerah. Dia menerima Purbasari sebagai ratu, dan juga mengakui semua yang telah ia lakukan. "Maafkan saya. Jangan hukum saya, "kata Purbararang, meminta pengampunan. Bukannya marah, Purbasari tersenyum. "Aku memaafkanmu, kak," katanya. Segera setelah itu, Purbasari menjadi ratu. Di sampingnya adalah pangeran tampan, mantan moyet yang dikenal sebagai Lutung Kasarung.
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