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Ngermid Mother & Child Stone

Ngermid Mother & Child Stone

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In the village Ngermid on the island of Koror,

stands an ancient stone figure of a woman holding a child in her arms. 

The story as told through the generations is thus:

Long ago, a Bai, or men's meeting hall, stood near this spot. 

Women were always forbidden to view the men gathered in the Bai. 

It happened that a young woman passed it each day

as she walked to and from her work in the taro patch. 

Though she had a child,

she lived with her mother and sister without a man,

so she became obsessed with a desire

to secretly watch the men in the Bai.

One night she quietly lifted her child

and sneaked away to a place in a thicket near the Bai and watched them. 

One of the men saw a moving shadow and faint gleam from a lantern. 

At his alarm, the young woman tried to run,

but at that moment, she and her child turned to stone.

 




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