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The Bajang Child Swinging the Moon
The Human Story in “The Bajang Child Swinging the Moon”
Wise readers will not see the wayang, but the struggle of humanity in this book. What happens in this book happens to us all, such as power struggles, ambition, betrayal, love that cannot be realized, ambiguous love.
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The realm of waiting was filled with emotion. The clouds opened like the petals of roses. All closed their eyes. The words echoed in silence. Their lust was extinguished.
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From a distance he saw Maespati looking quiet and desolate. Maespati, once majestic and noble, had now become a country, as if it had never existed in this world.
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Prabu Arjunasasrabahu ordered his soldiers to send his chariot and tie Rahwana to the back of the chariot. He drove the chariot himself and sped back to Maespati.
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Soon after Pancasona had departed, Rahwana lost all his power and fell to the ground. He looked helpless and exhausted. His body shrank back to what he had been.
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From a distance, Prabu Arjunasasrabahu saw how the sea became deadly, swallowing them up and leaving no trace of life at all.
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Finally, the time came. He came down from his waiting place in Mega Malang, diving into the mouth of the Ganges River, which had turned into a battlefield.
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In front of Rahwana, Sumantri felt that returning to Jatisrana was so beautiful. He became undeterred by death, because for him death and life were no longer apart
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Many victims had already fallen by the time Sumantri arrived on the battlefield. On the Maespati side, the kings of Candrakestu, Swantipura, Soda and Kalinggapati had died.
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By the grave, Sumantri felt death calling him to come soon. Facing the call, Sumantri suddenly took off all of his armor, leaving him in his simple coverings.