Imagine a breathtaking fight between two brave men by the river mouth—Sarandihon who guards the Bangga-an gibwangan (river mouth) and Balanakon who is intent on passing through that river route. The intruder, Balanakon, wants to snatch away the beauteous Matan-ayon from Labaw Donggon. From the land-fight, both fighters armed with long-bladed knives soar to the sky, engaging in an aerial display of prowess. But Balanakon’s eyes are drawn toward the long-haired maiden, Kamaging, whom he spies among the fair maidens witnessing the fight; he becomes smitten with her. He decides to woo Kamaging by asking her for a quid (betel nut preparation). Who will win the fight once Balanakon has fallen in love and gotten distracted?
Author: Alicia P. Magos et. al.
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