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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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