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PALAUAN LEGENDS
 

A man of Ngerchemai hamlet went turtle catching.  Arriving at a spot where there were turtle caves, he was paddling his canoe around the area when he noticed a signal twig floating over a cave.  Without pausing to lower his anchor, he dove into the cave after the turtle that had entered it.

After a great deal of effort, he managed to capture the turtle and came up to the surface with it.  By this time, however, his canoe was floating far away.  He tried to swim after it with the turtle in his arms, but the canoe only drifted further and further away.

Finally, he abandoned the turtle and swam for the canoe.  He had become so exhausted, however, and the canoe was at such a distance that it was no longer retrievable.  So this man from Ngerchemai returned home with neither the turtle nor his canoe.

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