268 NATURAL RELIGION AND FOLK-LORE part iii
feast Iron-claws and all who ate swineas flesh proclaimed their determination to leave the island. The son-in-law received the Batinas house at Pagar Ruyong and there remained, no further mention being made of him in the traditions. But when the building was ready the elder brother died, and Iron-claws desired the Benua (or Benar-Benar) to complete the palisade. Afterwards, however, he left it and built a number of boats, in which he, his friends, and all of the Benua who ate swineas flesh and obeyed his orders left the island.
In due course Iron-claws and his people arrived at an uninhabited island, to which they gave the name of Pulau Pasir (a Sandy Island a). Many of his party stayed here, but Iron-claws and the rest went still further, and on reaching a second uninhabited island, called it Pantai Layang. Here too some of the Sakai were left behind.
Next Iron-claws reached a yet larger island (which was also uninhabited) and called it Jawa (a Jowara) or Java. Here his youngest daughter remained with several of her following of Sakai, and Iron-claws and the rest, proceeding still further, arrived at Malacca, which was then uninhabited (as was all that region) and covered with thick forest. Here they made a clearing and called it Pengkalan Tampoi, and Iron-claws, setting off with his Penglima and some companions to explore the interior, arrived at the place where Klang now stands. Here Iron-claws vanished from the sight of men and was seen no more, his people returning to Pengkalan Tampoi.
In view of his own departure, Iron-claws had made Hang Tuah the Batin of Pengkalan Tampoi, and the latter proceeded to build a house on the hill overlooking the present town of Malacca. A greatIn view of his own departure, Iron-claws had made Hang Tuah the Batin of Pengkalan Tampoi, and the latter proceeded to build a house on the hill overlooking the present town of Malacca. A great