she did not want to let him go. But his plea was so urgent the she
had to permit him to go, that tears streaming down her cheeks.
Mendut, seeing that Pranacitra had come to serve Wiraguna, invented
a device to be able to meet her lover continuously. She accepted
Wiraguna's proposal to become his wife. Tumenggung Wiraguna, not
knowing that he would never be able to come any closer to her, was
filled with delight.
day Tumenggung Wiraguna appeared before Sultan Agung in his palace.
Pranacitra, who pretended to be ill, did not accompany him. When
all was quiet Wiraguna's house, Rara Mendut and Pranacitra went
to the house of a village-chief to express their love for one another
and to swear that of their love, which was in fact a violation of
Wiraguna's right, were discovered, they would pay for it with their
lives in order to be able to continue their love eternally.
had not been -at the village-chief's house long before Wiraguna
returned and asked for Rara Mendut. Since he could not find her,
he ordered his troops to look for her. Pranacitra was able to escape,
but Rara Mendut was caught. Brought before Wiraguna, she was. beaten
with a whip till she became unconscious. That night, with the help
of some good friends, Pranacitra came to get her and they escaped.
When they were crossing the Oya river they were overtaken by Wiraguna's
troops, and brought before Wiraguna to receive their punishment.
Pranacitra, Wiraguna flew into a passion, and wild with anger, he
stabbed him till he died. Rara Mendut, seeing her beloved' covered
with. blood, immediately ran into the dagger which was, still in
Wiraguna's hand, and instantly fell down close to Pranacitra, who
was about to breathe his. last. Wiraguna, seeing this spectacle,