318 NATURAL RELIGION AND FOLK-LORE part iii
a The next place we came to was Padang Berimbun ( = P. Berambun, a the plain of dew a), where the surface of the earth was covered with deep dew, which was bitterly cold. Here also we slept in caves of the rocks. Next we reached the mountains of Kelun-tong (which were very near the. sky, and had no trees or grass growing on them). Here there were the souls of a sheep, a saddle-pony, and a a gajah mena,a1 as well as the dragon whose head lay at the gate of Heaven and whose tail reached to Keluntong, a distance of about ten yearsa journey, reckoning like a Malay. All these animals had seven souls shaped like themselves (Mai. a tujoh semangat a). From the mountains of Keluntong we next proceeded to the hills of Kelantan and thence to the hills of the Giants (Gunong Gasi-gasi), the Seven Hills (Gunong Mentu-joh), Bukit Saguntong Guntang, Ulu Pahang, and finally Johor. And in Johor we first encountered the Malays.
a The titles of our chiefs (Batin, Jinang, Jukrah) were first given among the seven hills (Gunong Mentu-joh) which lie beyond the country of Siam. Before we came to Johor we passed Ayer Tawar, and there a Raja called Lumba-Lumba Putih (aThe White Dolphin a), who came from Pagar Ruyong, drove out our Batin Siamang Putih2 (a The White Ape a); wherefore our chief fled to Sungei Ujong, and there his daughter married and became the mother of the Toh Klana of Sungei Ujong.
a From Sungei Ujong we continued our journey to Selangor, where we then settled and have ever since that time remained.
1 Lit. a sea-elephant or leviathan. than Penghulu, and still used in Sri
2 aWhite Apea is the title of an Menanti and Negri Sembilan. So, officer of the Sultan, of lower rank too, probably was a White Dolphin. a2 a White Apea is the title of an Menanti and Negri Sembilan. So, officer of the Sultan, of lower rank too, probably was a White Dolphin. a