LEGENDA SITU BAGENDIT Pada zaman dahulu kala disebelah utara kota garut ada sebuah desa yang

penduduknya kebanyakan adalah petani. Karena tanah di desa itu sangat subur dan tidak pernah kekurangan air, maka sawahsawah mereka selalu menghasilkan padi yang berlimpah ruah. Namun meski begitu, para penduduk di desa itu tetap miskin kekurangan.

Hari masih sedikit gelap dan embun masih bergayut di dedaunan, namun para penduduk sudah bergegas menuju sawah mereka. Hari ini adalah hari panen. Mereka akan menuai padi yang sudah menguning dan menjualnya kepada seorang tengkulak bernama Nyai Endit.

Nyai Endit adalah orang terkaya di desa itu. Rumahnya mewah, lumbung padinya sangat luas karena harus cukup menampung padi yang dibelinya dari seluruh petani di desa itu. Ya! Seluruh petani. Dan bukan dengan sukarela para petani itu menjual hasil panennya kepada Nyai Endit.Mereka terpaksa menjual semua hasil panennya dengan harga murah kalau tidak ingin cari perkara dengan centengcenteng suruhan nyai Endit. Lalu jika pasokan padi mereka habis, mereka harus membeli dari nyai Endit dengan harga yang melambung tinggi.

“Wah kapan ya nasib kita berubah?” ujar seorang petani kepada temannya. “Tidak tahan saya hidup seperti ini. Kenapa yah, Tuhan tidak menghukum si lintah darat itu?”

“Sssst, jangan kenceng-kenceng atuh, nanti ada yang denger!” sahut temannya. “Kita mah harus sabar! Nanti juga akan datang pembalasan yang setimpal bagi orang yang suka berbuat aniaya pada orang lain. Kan Tuhan mah tidak pernah tidur!”

Sementara iru Nyai Endit sedang memeriksa lumbung padinya.

“Barja!” kata nyai Endit. “Bagaimana? Apakah semua padi sudah dibeli?” kata nyai Endit.

“Beres Nyi!” jawab centeng bernama Barja. “Boleh diperiksa lumbungnya Nyi! Lumbungnya sudah penuh diisi padi, bahkan beberapa masih kita simpan di luar karena sudah tak muat lagi.”

“Ha ha ha ha…! Sebentar lagi mereka akan kehabisan beras dan akan membeli padiku. Aku akan semakin kaya!!! Bagus! Awasi terus para petani itu, jangan sampai mereka menjual hasil panennya ke tempat lain. Beri pelajaran bagi siapa saja yang membangkang!” kata Nyai Endit.

” pikir si nenek. Nenek tinggal lurus saja sampai ketemu pertigaan. Dia melewati pemukiman penduduk dengan tatapan penuh iba. Sebentar lagi kita terpaksa harus membeli beras ke Nyai Endit. dari ujung desa nampak seorang nenek yang berjalan terbungkuk-bungkuk. Ya Tuhan.” Begitulah gerutuan para penduduk desa atas kesewenang-wenangan Nyai Endit. Nanti nenek akan lihat rumah yang sangat besar. Sementara Nyai Endit selalu berpesta pora dengan makanan-makanan mewah di rumahnya. Dia berjalan mendekati seorang penduduk yang sedang menumbuk padi. “Aduh pak. “Hmm. beberapa minggu kemudian para penduduk desa mulai kehabisan bahan makanan bahkan banyak yang sudah mulai menderita kelaparan. . Bagaimana nih pak? Padahal kita juga perlu membeli keperluan yang lain. Suatu siang yang panas. persediaan beras kita sudah menipis. Lalu nenek belok kiri.Benar saja. “Nyi! Saya numpang tanya. kasihan para penduduk ini. Sepertinya hal ini harus segera diakhiri. “Sudah dekat nek. “Ya nek ada apa ya?” jawab Nyi Asih yang sedang menumbuk padi tersebut “Dimanakah saya bisa menemukan orang yang paling kaya di desa ini?” tanya si nenek “Oh.” kata si nenek. berilah kami keringanan atas beban yang kami pikul.” kata si nenek. Kata tetangga sebelah harganya sekarang lima kali lipat disbanding saat kita jual dulu. Itulah rumahnya. Memang nenek ada perlu apa sama Nyi Endit?” “Saya mau minta sedekah. maksud nenek rumah Nyi Endit?” kata Nyi Asih. Mereka menderita hanya karena kelakuan seorang saja.

Mungkin ada sisa makanan yang bisa saya makan. tapi seadanya.” kata si nenek. tolong kamu beritahu penduduk yang lain untuk siap-siap mengungsi. Sementara itu Nyai Endit sedang menikmati hidangan yang berlimpah.” “Aku tidak bercanda. O ya. “Tidak perlu. “Emangnya aku bapakmu? Kalau mau makan ya beli jangan minta! Sana.” jawab si nenek. “Hei pengemis tua! Cepat pergi dari sini! Jangan sampai teras rumah ini kotor terinjak kakimu!” bentak centeng. ga bakalan dikasih.“Ah percuma saja nenek minta sama dia. “Saya mau minta sedekah.” “Nenek bercanda ya?” kata Nyi Asih kaget. cepat pergi sebelum saya seret!” Tapi si nenek tidak bergeming di tempatnya. Karena sebentar lagi akan ada banjir besar.” bentak centeng. Sudah tiga hari saya tidak makan. Centeng-centeng itu berusaha menyeret si nenek yang terus berteriak-teriak. Maka dari itu segera mengungsilah. Si pengemis tiba di depan rumah Nyai Endit dan langsung dihadang oleh para centeng. Kalau nenek lapar. tapi tidak berhasil. bawalah barang berharga milik kalian.” kata si nenek. demikian pula para centengnya.”Aku adalah orang yang akan memberi pelajaran pada Nyi Endit. . “Mana mungkin ada banjir di musim kemarau. “Nyai Endit keluarlah! Aku mau minta sedekah. “Aku Cuma mau tahu reaksinya kalau ada pengemis yang minta sedekah.” kata si nenek.” kata Nyi Asih. Setelah itu si nenek pergi meniggalkan Nyi Asih yang masih bengong. Nyai Endiiiit…!” teriak si nenek. “Apa peduliku. nenek bisa makan di rumah saya.

“Aku datang kesini sebagai jawaban atas doa para penduduk yang sengsara karena ulahmu! Kini bersiaplah menerima hukumanmu.” ujar Nyai Endit. “Lah.” “Ha ha ha … Kau mau menghukumku? Tidak salah nih? Kamu tidak lihat centeng-centengku banyak! Sekali pukul saja.” kata nenek. Kau kikir! Sementara penduduk desa kelaparan kau malah menghambur-hamburkan makanan” teriak si nenek berapi-api.. Dia coba dengan dua tangan.” kata Nyai Endit. Tanpa tenaga pun aku bisa!” kata Nyai Endit sombong. Lalu hup! Nyai Endit mencoba mencabut tongkat itu dengan satu tangan. kau pasti mati.” kata Nyai Endit. Hup hup! Masih tidak bergeming juga.“Siapa sih yang berteriak-teriak di luar. “Hei Endit. Apa susahnya nyabut tongkat. “Ganggu orang makan saja!” “Hei…! Siapa kamu nenek tua? Kenapa berteriak-teriak di depan rumah orang?” bentak Nyai Endit.” kata nenek.! Selama ini Tuhan memberimu rijki berlimpah tapi kau tidak bersyukur. Si nenek bukannya pergi tapi malah menancapkan tongkatnya ke tanah lalu memandang Nyai Endit dengan penuh kemarahan.” “Dasar nenek gila. “Saya Cuma mau minta sedikit makanan karena sudah tiga hari saya tidak makan.ga makan kok minta sama aku? Tidak ada! Cepat pergi dari sini! Nanti banyak lalat nyium baumu.. “Aku akan pergi dari sini jika kau bisa mencabut tongkatku dari tanah. . “Tidak perlu repot-repot mengusirku. Ternyata tongkat itu tidak bergeming.

“Sialan!” kata Nyai Endit. Orang menamakannya ‘Situ Bagendit’. “Ha ha ha… kalian tidak berhasil?” kata si nenek. Di desa itu kini terbentuk sebuah danau kecil yang indah.” Brut! Dengan sekali hentakan. Lihat aku akan mencabut tongkat ini. Situ artinya danau dan Bagendit berasal dari kata Endit. Gaji kalian aku potong!” Centeng-centeng itu mencoba mencabut tongkat si nenek. “Endit! Inilah hukuman buatmu! Air ini adalah air mata para penduduk yang sengsara karenamu. Byuuuuurrr!!!! Tiba-tiba dari bekas tancapan tongkat si nenek menyembur air yang sangat deras. namun meski sudah ditarik oleh tiga orang. tongkat itu sudah terangkat dari tanah. tongkat itu tetap tak bergeming. Dia berusaha berlari menyelamatkan hartanya. “Ternyata tenaga kalian tidak seberapa. . Katanya itu adalah penjelmaan Nyai Endit yang tidak berhasil kabur dari jebakan air bah. Tinggal Nyai Endit yang panik melihat air yang meluap dengan deras. Beberapa orang percaya bahwa kadang-kadang kita bisa melihat lintah sebesar kasur di dasar danau. Kau dan seluruh hartamu akan tenggelam oleh air ini!” Setelah berkata demikian si nenek tiba-tiba menghilang entah kemana. “Centeng! Cabut tongkat itu! Awas kalau sampai tidak tercabut. namun air bah lebih cepat menenggelamkannya beserta hartanya.

the rice fields they always produce abundant rice. "It should be checked Nyi barn! The barn is full filled with rice. While Nyai Endit always feast on lavish meals at home. "Nyi's done!" Replied the watchman named Barja. but the residents had rushed to their fields. And if their rice supply runs out. But even so. O Lord. " "Ha ha ha ha . "I can not stand living like this. "Well ya fate when we change?" Said a farmer to his friend.Mereka forced to sell all their crops at a low price if you do not want to look for cases with a guard-watchman housekeeper Endit messenger.THE LEGEND OF SITU BAGENDIT Once upon a time there arrowroot town just north of a village whose inhabitants were mostly farmers. " That grumbling the villagers over abuses Nyai Endit. there will be a denger!" Replied his friend. God's house never sleeps! " While iru Nyai Endit was checking rice granary. I will get rich! Good! Keep an eye on the farmers. Why Well.. Because land in the village is very fertile and is never short of water. Today is the day of harvest. It was still a little dark and the dew still clings in the foliage. rice barns are very broad because it should be sufficient to accommodate all the rice bought from farmers in the village. And not by voluntary farmers were selling their crops to Nyai Endit. Soon we are forced to buy rice to Nyai Endit. "We have to wait mah! Later also will come retaliation in kind for people who like doing injustice to others. Sure enough. "Oh sir. They will reap the yellowed rice and sell it to a middleman named Nyai Endit. Next door neighbor said the price is now five times more than the time we sell first. Give a lesson for anyone who defied! "Said Nyai Endit.. Yes! All the farmers. "Barja" said the housekeeper Endit. His house was luxurious. do not let them sell their crops to other places.! Soon they will run out of rice and will buy padiku. our rice supply is running low. a few weeks later. How ya sir? And we also need to buy other necessities. Nyai Endit is the richest man in the village. . they should buy from a gammer Endit prices soared. "How? Are all the rice has been purchased? "Said the housekeeper Endit. do not kenceng-kenceng atuh. give us relief at the expense of what we carry. the inhabitants of the village poor still lack. the villagers began to run out of food and many were already suffering from hunger. and even some of us still keep out because it was no longer fit. God does not punish the usurer that? " "Shhh.

"I am the one who will give lessons on Nyi Endit. "I just want to know his reaction if there are beggars asking for alms. They suffer just because of one man's behavior. "I want to ask for alms. take your valuable asset. He walked over to a resident who was pounding rice. grandmother's house Nyi Endit mean?" Said Nyi Mercy. "Ah it's useless grandmother asked him. please you tell other people to get ready to evacuate. The beggar arrived in front of the house Nyai Endit and directly confronted by the guard. He passed through residential areas with a look full of pity." snapped guard. get out before I drag! " ." said the grandmother. Grandma lived to see the T-junction go straight. grandma can eat at my house. Later the grandmother will see a very large house. For three days I did not eat. Meanwhile Nyai Endit are enjoying an abundant meal. "Hey old beggar! Get out of here! Do not let this terrace house stepped on your feet dirty! "Guard snapped. as did the centengnya. "Nyi! I asked passengers. If hungry grandma." replied the grandmother. "Just what I was your father? If you want to eat ya buy do not ask! Go on. Then turn left grandmother." "I'm not kidding. but sober. "Where there may be flooding in the dry season. "said the grandmother. "said the grandmother.One hot afternoon. After that the old woman went Nyi Asih leaving the still dazed. Oh yes. "thought the old woman. sorry for these residents. Because soon there will be a big flood." said the grandmother. "My grandma what is it?" Said Nyi Asih pound rice is the "Where can I find the most wealthy people in this village?" Said the grandmother "Oh. Maybe there are leftovers I can eat. " "She's joking yes?" Said Nyi Asih surprised. What does grandma have the same need Nyi Endit? " "I want to ask for alms. "said the grandmother. Therefore mengungsilah immediately. from the end of the village seems a grandmother who walked bent over. "What do I care. "said Nyi Mercy. That's her home. "It's close to grandma. It seems like this should be immediately terminated. "No. "Hmm. going ga given.

The grandmother instead of going but instead stuck his stick into the ground and looked Nyai Endit with rage. Then hup! Nyai Endit try unplugging the stick with one hand. but no luck.. "I just want to ask for some food since I was three days without food. you do not succeed?" Said the grandmother.. " "Ha ha ha . you'll die. You want to punish me? No one ya? You do not see the guard-centengku much! Once at it. Byuuuuurrr! Suddenly from the former cane tancapan the grandmother sprinkling of water is very swift. too. Guard-guard was trying to drag the old woman who kept yelling. "Lah . ga eat the same I ask why? No! Get out of here! Later many flies kissing you smell.. "Disturb people eat it!" "Hey .. "Damn!" Said Nyai Endit." said the grandmother.! During this time God gave you rijki abundant but you're not grateful. Nyai Endiiiit . "No need to bother me away.. He tried it with both hands.! Who are you old woman? Why yelling in front of people? "Snapped Nyai Endit. "said Nyai Endit. You're stingy! While the villagers were starving and you're wasting food.But the old woman did not budge in its place. "I'll go from here if you can unplug the stick from the ground. Hup hup! Still does not budge. It turned out that the staff did not budge. . Without any effort I could! "Said Nyai Endit arrogant.." said the grandmother. "I came here as an answer to the prayers of the people who are miserable because of your doing! Now prepared to receive your sentence. the staff still did not budge.. but though it was drawn by three people..! "Cried the grandmother. " Brut! With one snap. See I would pull out of this stick. "cried the old woman angrily." said Nyai Endit. I cut your salary! " Guard-guard tried to unplug the stick the old woman. "Hey Endit ... "Nyai Endit out! I want to ask for alms. the stick was lifted off the ground. "Hitman! Unplug the stick! Beware if not plucked up. "said Nyai Endit. "Ha ha ha . So what nyabut stick. "Apparently you are not much power. "Who would scream out." "You crazy grandmother.

It means coming from the lake and Bagendit Endit said."Endit! This is the punishment for you! Water is the tears of the people who are miserable because of you. You and all your possessions will be submerged by the water! " Having said this. People called it 'Situ Bagendit'. but the faster the flood drowning along his property. the old woman suddenly disappeared somewhere. Endit Nyai who lived panic seen that overflow with rushing water. Some people believe that sometimes we can see the leech of the mattress at the bottom of the lake. He tried to run to save his property. In the village has now formed a beautiful little lake. . He said it was an incarnation Nyai Endit not able to escape from the trap flood.

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