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PALAUAN LEGENDS
 

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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