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Keong Mas

Once upon a time, king Kertamarta from Daha Kingdom had two daughters namely Dewi Galuh Ajeng
and Dewi Candra Kirana. Daha is bordered by Kahuripan kingdom. To strengthen the brotherhood ties
between the two kingdom Dewi Candra Kirana was engaged to the Crown Prince of Kahuripan namely
Raden Inu Kertapati a brave, handsome and wise prince.

Galuh Ajeng envided Candra Kirana because she had feeling for Raden Inu Kertapati too. To prevent
Candra Kirana from marrying him, Candra Kirana was slandered so that she was expelled from this place.
More than that, to harm her, Galuh Ajeng asked a favor from a witch. The witch put a curse on Candra
Kirana to become Keong Emas and then threw her away to the sea. The curse would disappear if Keong
Emas could meet Raden Inu Kertapati.

One day in Dadapan village, Keong Mas was found by an old woman when she was fishing. The snail
attacted her so she took it home. The next day, the old woman went fishing in the sea like usual . That
day she couldn’t catch any fish. She went home sadly.To her surprise, a variety of delicious food was
always available at her home. Until one day, she was too curious and tried to find out who on earth had
cooked the meat. She went out early pretended to go fishing. She actually hid behind her house to see
what was going on. She saw a very beautiful girl cooking in her house. She asked the girl, “Beautiful girl
who are you truly?” The girl eventually told the woman that she was actually Candra Kirana, the princess
of Daha Kingdom, who was put on a curse by a wicth sent by Galuh Ajeng that envied her. When the sun
was getting high Candra Kirana turn into Keong Mas again.

Meanwhile, Raden Inu Kertapati kept searching for Candra Kirana who had left the palace. In the search,
he disguised as a commoner. On his way, he met a talking crow. He asked the crow for the direction to
where Candra Kirana was and he followed the direction pointed by the crow. Yet the direction was
misleading because the crow was actually the witch in disguise who prevent him from meeting her
queen to be. Later he met a starving old man actually had a supernatural power, and in return for his
kindness he was assisted in fighting the witch and was given the direction to where Candra Kirana was.

Following the old man’s direction, Raden Inu Kertapati headed to Dadapan Village. He saw an old
woman repairing her house. He approached her and offered her some help. After the work was done,
she offered him to rest in her house. To his surprise, Candra Kirana was there. They were happy to see
each other and the curse put by the witch disappeared. Candra Kirana introduced him to the old woman
and brought her back to Daha Kingdom.

In Daha Kingdom, King Kertamarta furious after learning the evil Galuh had done to Candra Kirana. Being
frightened, Galuh Ajeng ran to the woods and fell from a steep slope. King Kertamarta asked Candra
Kirana to forgive her. The wedding of Raden Inu Kertapati and Candra Kirana proceeded joyfully and
welcomed hapilly by the people of both kingdom . The pair lived happily ever after.

Answer the questions based on the text above

1. Who was the king of Daha Kingdom?

2. Where was Raden Inu Kertapati from?
3. Who were Kertamarta’s daughter?
4. Where did the witch throw Keong Mas?
5. How did Dewi Galuh Ajeng prevent Candra Kirana from marrying the prince?
6. Why was King Kertamarta furious to Galuh Ajeng?
7. Whom did the prince meet on his way to find Candra Kirana?
8. When did Candra Kirana turn into snail?
9. What is the similar meaning of furious?
10. How is the ending of the story?