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Beauty and the Beast

 

There was once a rich merchant with three daughters. The two older girls were spoiled and wanted the finest things. But the youngest daughter was sweet-natured and so lovely to look at that everyone called her Beauty.

 

Then the merchant lost all his money, and the family had to move to the countryside. One day, he heard that his ship had come home laden with goods. “I’m off to town,” he said, and asked his daughters what to bring back. The older girls asked for jewels and new dresses. But Beauty said, “Just bring me one rose.”

 

After selling his cargo, the merchant paid off his debts. But to his horror he found he had no money left at all.

 

The merchant rode home, feeling very sad. But along the way it started to snow heavily and he got lost in the forest. Then, the merchant saw a light. It came from a big house. He went in, but there was nobody around.

 

The merchant found a dining room with a blazing fire and a table laid for one. Since he was so hungry he ate …

 

a whole chicken, three delicious desserts, and drank a jugful of wine.

 

After dinner, he explored the empty house and found a room with a comfortable bed already made up. He was so tired that he crawled into it and fell fast asleep.

 

The next morning, the merchant found new clothes laid out for him. He got dressed and went for a walk in the garden. He saw a rosebush and remembered Beauty. “Just one rose,” he thought, plucking it from the bush.

 

Then there was a mighty roar. “How dare you steal my flowers? I will kill you for that,” said the Beast. The merchant pleaded, and the Beast said he would spare the merchant’s life if one of his daughters would take his place.

 

When the merchant got home and told his daughters what had happened, Beauty said right away, “The rose was for me, father, so I will take your place. Let the Beast eat me.” Beauty’s father wept. Even her sisters managed to shed some crocodile tears!

 

Beauty trembled as she entered the Beast’s house. There stood the Beast, but instead of eating her as Beauty had feared, he welcomed her into his home.

 

The Beast gave Beauty a wonderful bedroom, with a magic mirror in which she could see her old home whenever she wanted.

 

Gradually, Beauty became fond of the Beast, but she was shocked when he asked her to marry him. “No,” she thought. “I cannot love a Beast.” But he proposed to her every day.

 

One day, Beauty looked into her magic mirror and saw that her father was sick. She begged the Beast to let her go home for a visit. “You may go,” he said. “But you must promise to come back after one week.”

 

Beauty found herself back at home by magic. Her sisters were jealous of the beautiful clothes and jewels the Beast had given her. “Let’s keep her here longer than a week,” they said. “Then the Beast will be angry and gobble her up.”

 

But Beauty began to miss the Beast. One night, Beauty had a dream that the Beast was dying. So she wished herself back at his house. She went through the rooms looking for him, but they were all empty. Beauty ran out into the garden. And there, in the rose garden, lay the Beast.

 

He looked as if he was dying. “Don’t die, Beast,” she cried. “I love you. I will marry you!” And suddenly, the Beast was transformed into a handsome prince. He told Beauty that he had been put under a spell by a wicked fairy.

 

Beauty and the prince were married and lived happily ever after. And a good fairy turned the two older sisters into statues, which had to stand forever at their sister’s gate!


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Si Cantik dan Si Buruk Rupa

 

Ada seorang saudagar kaya bersama tiga anak gadis. Dua gadis yang lebih tua begitu manja dan senantiasa menginginkan barang-barang mewah. Namun gadis bungsu begitu pengertian dan sangat elok dalam pandangan, membuat semua orang memanggilnya Cantik.

 

Kemudian saudagar kehabisan seluruh uangnya, dan keluarga tersebut harus pindah ke daerah pinggiran. Suatu hari, saudagar mendengar bahwa kapalnya telah tiba dengan penuh muatan barang. “Aku berangkat ke kota,” kata saudagar, dan menanyakan oleh-oleh apa yang mereka mau. Dua kakak meminta perhiasan dan gaun baru. Namun Cantik bilang, “Bawakan saya setangkai mawar saja.”

 

Setelah menjual muatannya, saudagar melunasi semua hutangnya. Namun celakanya ia sadar tidak ada uang yang tersisa.

 

Saudagar pulang, merasa begitu sedih. Namun sepanjang jalan mulailah turun salju lebat dan ia tersesat di hutan. Kemudian, saudagar melihat sebuah cahaya. Cahaya itu muncul dari sebuah rumah yang besar. Dia masuk kesana, namun tidak ada siapapun.

 

Saudagar menemukan ruang makan dengan api berkobar dan sebuah meja tunggal. Karena dia begitu lapar dia memakan…

 

Seluruh ayam, tiga pencuci mulut yang lezat, dan meminum satu botol penuh anggur.

 

Setelah makan malam, ia menjelajahi rumah kosong itu dan menemukan sebuah ruangan dengan kasur yang begitu nyaman. Ia begitu lelah lalu memutuskan merangkak ke ranjang dan tidur.

 

Pagi berikutnya, saudagar menemukan pakaian-pakaian baru terpampang di hadapannya. Ia berpakaian dan pergi berkeliling ke kebun. Ia menyaksikan semak mawar dan ingat Cantik. “Hanya satu tangkai mawar,” ia pikir begitu, memetiknya dari semak.

 

Kemudian muncullah raungan kuat. “Beraninya ya kamu mencuri mawarku? Aku akan membunuhmu atas perkara itu,” kata Buruk. Saudagar memohon, dan Buruk mengatakan ia akan mengampuni saudagar jika satu dari anak-anaknya mau bertukar tempat dengan saudagar.

 

Ketika saudagar pulang dan memberitahu anak-anaknya apa yang telah terjadi, Cantik langsung berkata, “Bunga mawar itu untukku, ayah, jadi aku akan mengambil alih tempatmu. Biarkan Buruk memakanku.” Ayah Cantik menitikkan air mata. Bahkan suadari-saudarinya berhasil menitikkan air mata palsu!

 

Cantik bergetar ketika ia memasuki rumah Buruk. Berdirilah di sana Buruk, namun bukannya memakan Cantik sebagaimana Cantik ketakutan, Buruk mempersilakannya masuk rumah.

 

Buruk memberi Cantik sebuah kamar tidur yang bagus sekali, dengan sebuah cermin ajaib yang mana Cantik bisa melihat rumah lamanya kapan saja ia mau.

 

Perlahan-lahan, Cantik menjadi suka pada Buruk, namun Cantik terkejut ketika Buruk melamarnya. “Tidak,” pikirnya. “Aku tidak bisa mencintai Buruk.” Namun buruk melamarnya setiap hari.

 

Suatu hari, Cantik melihat ke dalam kaca ajaib dan menyaksikan ayahnya terbaring sakit. Ia memohon kepada Buruk untuk mengizinkannya pulang menjenguk. “Kamu boleh pergi,” katanya. “Namun kamu harus berjanji bahwa kamu akan kembali setelah satu minggu.”

 

Cantik menemukan dirinya sudah berada di rumah dengan bantuan sihir. Saudari-saudarinya sangat cemburu pada keindahan pakaian dan perhiasan yang Buruk berikan kepada Cantik. “Tinggallah di sini lebih lama daripada hanya seminggu,” kata mereka. “Lalu Buruk akan marah dan mencabik-cabiknya sampai tak tersisa.”

 

Namun Cantik mulai merasakan rindu pada Buruk. Satu malam, Cantik bermimpi Buruk mati. Lantas ia berharap kembali ke rumah Buruk. Ia menyusuri ruangan-ruangan mencarinya, namun semuanya kosong. Cantik lari ke kebun. Dan di sana, di kebun mawar, terbaringlah Buruk.

 

Buruk terlihat seolah-olah ia mati. “Jangan mati, Buruk.” Cantik menangis. “Aku mencintaimu. Aku akan menikah denganmu!” Dan tiba-tiba, Buruk menjelma seorang pangeran yang begitu tampan. Ia memberitahu Cantik ia telah dikutuk mantera oleh peri jahat.

 

Cantik dan pangeran menikah dan hidup bahagia setelah itu. Dan peri baik mengubah dua saudari-saudari Cantik menjadi patung, yang mana berdiri selamanya sebagai gerbang masuk milik Cantik.


(Cerita diterjemahkan oleh Joesin Translation dari karya Mary Hoffman dalam "A First Book of Fairy Tales and Myths")