SAVAGE MALA YS OF MALACCA
panied the turtle had increased to a vast extent and formed what is now the sea.
After the destruction of the turtle, the mouse-deer asked Lord-knows-who what was to be his reward for the service he had performed, upon which he replied that he would take for his part the root of the sweet potato (a kledek a), and the mouse-deer could have the leaves for his share, wherefore they have ever since been the food of the mouse-deer.1
To' Entah's Descendants.
From the sources of the Kenaboi river Lord-knows-who proceeded to Pagar-Ruyong2 (in Sumatra), and his son Toa Terjeli came across again thence and settled in Jelebu.
Toa Terjeli had eight sons a Batin Tunggang Gagah, who settled in Klang; Batin Changgei Besi (or Iron-nails), who lived in Jelebu; Batin Alam, who settled in Johor; Batin Perwel, who crossed the Straits to Pagar-Ruyong ; Batin Siam, who went to Siam; Batin Minang, who crossed the Straits to Menangkabau ; Batin Pahang, who settled in Pahang; Batin Stambul, who went to Stambul (Constantinople); and Batin Raja, who ruled over Muar.
Penghulus, or tribal chiefs, were first appointed by To Terjeli, who placed one in charge of Beranang in the Klang (i.e. Selangor) country; the Toa Klana Putra in charge of Sungei Ujong; Toa Aki Saman3 in charge of Jelebu; and in charge of Kuala Muar Toa Mutan Jantan (Male Rambutan), a woman, whose
1 J. R. A. S. No. 10, pp. 191, 192. Rajaas palace was made (Areca
2 aRuyonga was explained as nibong).
signifying the anibonga or hard palm 3 =a Akhir Zaman,a a N. Sembilan wood, of which the fence round the title ?signifying the a nibonga or hard palm 3 =a Akhir Zaman,a a N. Sembilan wood, of which the fence round the title ?