SA VAGE MALA YS OF SELANGOR
Crash I there he flings through the sprays of 4 ludan,a1 Now the dry fruit-husks we hear him munching.
Stalk him, there, warily, watch your sharpest,
Mamat the First-born, Mamat the next-born !
Warily, brothers, our Gibbonas escaping.
Warily, brothers, now pick up your blowpipes,
Your bamboo blowpipes, scored with patterns.
Try now, both, to plant the venom,2 Try now, both, to insert the venom.
There, he is hit ! the dart has got him.
Warily, brothers, now; watch our Gibbon.
Cough, cough, cough, just hark to his retching !
See, there our Gibbon goes tumbling downwards. Warily, brothers, our Gibbon has fallen.
Carry him home, with back bent double,
Carry him homewards, our Gibbon yonder.
Seek ye and search for dry a ludan a branches,
Seek ye and search for dry 4 changgan a3 branches, Search ye for fire-logs to singe our Gibbon,
Search for and seek hot leaves of 4 chanchang,a 4 Search for and seek the pungent 4 jintan.a 6 The firewood crackles, now stir ye all merrily,
There, it is roasted, now carve it thoroughly,
And give unto each an equal portion.
See that the flesh for all suffices,
Let each have a portion, both big and little.
The Ape (4Ungkaa or 4Waa Waa).6
Wong, Wong, wong! just hear the Ape cry !
The Ape that plays mid the sprays of 4 kSpong,a 7 The Ape that plays mid the sprays of 4 sAraya,a8 The Ape that plays mid the sprays of 4 jglotong.a9 Crunch, crunch, crunch, the Ape is feeding.
On the 4 anggong a10 fruit the Ape is feeding,
On the 4 rambai511 fruit the Ape is feeding.
And the fur of his body is white as cotton,
The fur of his face is black and silky,
His brow is trimmed as a maidas with the 4 Bride-fringe,a His stern is at once both hard and flattened.
Take now your blowpipe of 4 Klampenai,a12 Stalk him most warily, watch very carefully.
For the arms of the Ape are long and slender,
And the legs of the Ape go swinging together.
Rise up, oho, there ! watch very carefully.
[The rest is the same as in the song of the Siamang.]
2 This, of course, refers to the poison on the dart-point.
5 a Jintan,a cummin.
6 FTylobatcs concolor.
7 * Kepong,a Shorea macroptcray Dyer (Dipterocarpea).
8 4 Seraya,* a name given to several Shoreas (Dipterocarpea).
9 4 Jelotong,* Dyera maingayi, Hook, fil., and D. costulata, Hook. fil.
11 4 Rambai,a Baecaurca motley ami y Hook. fil. (Euphorbiacea)y a common fruit-tree.
12 Unidentified.12 Unidentified.