Fauli's Yagting Cultural Heritage Collections
Yagtings are invited to contribute folktales/legend
about the island.
One day while he was walking
along the seashore a big fish appeared. The fish was so big. In all his life it was the
first time that Lolo Awing had seen such a great fish. The fish swims near to him.
Lolo Awing was not bothered by that great fish.
He thought that it was just normal for an isolated island to harbor such fish. Instead he
continued on his walk along the shore but the great fish followed him. Again he did not
pay attention to such behavior of his strange companion in that island. Then he returned
to his makeshift hut and the fish also left.
The next day Lolo Awing returned to the place
where he had seen the great sea creature. To his surprise the fish came again and had even
brought along one of its kind and size. The twosome seems to be friendly and not afraid of
humans. Once again Lolo Awing did not pay attention to their friendliness and gentleness.
He thought that maybe these fish in this isolated island had never encountered or
experienced a threat from human beings.
On the third day, once again he went back to the
place where he saw the great fish. He brought with him a coconut shell drifted to that
island. His purpose was not only to see the great fish but to gather some sea-shells.
To his great surprise and wonder the big fish on
that day was not only one or two but three. The threesome in Lolo Awings perception
became more gentle and harmless as if they have something to convey to him. One of the
fish was bigger than the others.