Bawang Putih step mother and her step sister, Bawang merah, didn’t like her. But they always pretended and act nicely to Bawang Putih if her father was at home. When his father was on duty, they thread Bawang Putih cruelly. They asked her to do all the house work while they sat and did nothing. Bawang Putih was very sad, but she couldn’t do anything about that. She couldn’t tell her father because her father didn’t know that.
One day, while her father wasn’t at home, Bawang Putih step mother asked her to wash their clothes in the river. Bawang Putih went to the river and started to wash all the dirty clothes. However she didn’t realize that one of her sister clothe floated to the river.
Then she went home. At home, her sister asked her, “where is my dress? Have you washed it?”
“Yes, sister, of course” Said Bawang Putih searching the dress in her bucket.
“Where is it?”
“I am sorry Sis, I lost your dress,” said Bawang Putih.
“Well you have to find my dress or mother will not give you dinner,” said Bawang Merah angrily.
Bawang Putih went back to the river, she tried to find her sister’s dress. She walked down the river bank and hoped that she would find the dress. Then she met a shepherd taking his cow a bath.
“Hello sir? Can I ask you a question?” said Bawang Putih
“Sure, what up?” answered the shepherd.
“I lost my sister’s dress while I was washing our clothes, did you see it? It has white color, and makes from silk.”
“I am sorry my dear, I don’t know.” Said the man.
Bawang Putih was very sad, and kept looking for the dress.
Then she met a woman washing clothes at the bank of the river
“Excuse me mam, did you see a dress floating in this river recently?”
“I don’t know my child, ask the old woman there, may be she knows it.” Said the woman.
Bawang Putih approached the old woman and asked her. “excuse me, granny. Did you see a dress floating on the river just now? I lost my sister dress while I was washing our clothes.”
“Does it have white color and made from silk?”
“yes, It is.” Said Bawang Putih happily. “Do you have it? Granny?” Asked Bawang Putih.
“I kept it in my house. Follow me dear…” said the old woman.
Bawang Putih followed the old woman to her house.
“please have a sit child …”
“Thanks granny , you’re very kind.” Not long after that.
“here is your dress”
“Thanks granny, thank you very much.”
“And this, take this watermelon I give it to you…”
“You’re very kind. How can I repay your kindness.”
Meanwhile in Bawang Putih’s house, her father was worry because she hadn’t come back. He was angry to his wife and said why his wife pushed to look for the dress.
“Why did you have to push her to find the dress? I can buy Bawang Merah the same one,” said Bawang Putih father.
Bawang Putih step mother was quiet and didn’t say anything, so that Bawang Merah.
Then, came Bawang Putih. “Oh Bawang Putih, are you ok?” said her father. “I am fine father, and sis, here is your dress.” Bawang Putih Gave the dress to Bawang Merah.
“And mother, a granny who found Bawang merah dress gave me this watermelon, lets open it..”
Bawang Putih step mother took the water melon and cut it off. However there is no watermelon flesh instead there were some jewelries in it. They were very surprise.
Bawang Putih step mother was very happy and she excepted that she would have another water melon and find some jewelries in it so she asked Bawang Putih where was the old woman house.
The next day Bawang Putih step mother and Bawang Merah went to the old woman house. They asked another water melon. They pushed the old woman rudely. At last the old woman gave her water melon.
Bawang Putih step mother thought that she would not come back to her husband house, she thought that it would be better to live together with her daughter since now she had lot of jewelries.
Then they opened the water melon that they thought that filled with jewelries. However they were wrong, there were no jewelries in the water melon, they found hundreds of poisonous snake, and the snake bit them. They cried for help but no one heard them. After what happen to her step mother and her step sister, Bawang Putih lived with her father joyfully.