Suatu hari di negeri dongeng, ada seorang peri kecil lucu namun tak bersayap bernama Lilya. Ia sering diejek oleh teman-temannya. Tapi Lilya tidak menghiraukan ejekan tersebut. (One day in the fairy land, there is a cute little fairy named Lilya. She is often teased by her friends. But Lilya ignores the taunts.)

Suatu ketika tanpa sengaja, Lilya mendengar percakapan para peri yang mengatakan kalau Raja Duyung memiliki sepasang sayap lucu. “Aku akan cari dimana Raja Duyung, untuk meminta sayap itu,” ucap Lilya. (At one point, Lilya accidentally hears a conversation among the fairies that King Duyung has a pair of cute wings. “I’ll find King Duyung and ask him for the wings,” says Lilya.)

Sampailah Lilya di istana bawah laut, tempat dimana Raja Duyung berada. Namun ia hanya bertemu dengan Puteri Duyung, anak Raja Duyung. Raja Duyung telah diculik Brutus beberapa hari sebelum Lilya datang. (Lilya arrived at the palace under the sea where King Duyung lives. But she only sees Princess Duyung, the daughter of King Duyung. King Duyung has been kidnapped by Brutus a few days before Lilya comes.)

Brutus adalah peri yang jahat. “Bagaimana aku bisa menemui Raja Duyung?” tanya Lilya. “Kau bisa menemuinya di bawah laut yang sangat dalam. Kita bisa kesana esok hari,” jawab Puteri Duyung. (Brutus is a wicked fairy. “How can I meet King Duyung?” asks Lilya. “You can meet him in deep underwater. We can go there tomorrow,” answers Princess Duyung.)

Pagi-pagi sekali Lilya sudah bangun. Ia mengajak Fisi, binatang kesayangannya untuk pergi bersamanya. “Lilya, kamu bersama siapa?” tanya Puteri Duyung. “Kenalkan, ini Fisi, binatang kesayanganku. Dia ku ajak karena bisa melawan roh-roh jahat,” jelas Lilya. (Lilya wakes up early in the morning. She invites Fisi her beloved pet to go with her. “Lilya, who are you with?” asks Princess Duyung. “This is Fisi, my beloved pet. It can fight demons,” explains Lilya.)

Mereka pun menyelam menuju bawah laut dalam. Namun Lilya dan Fisi tidak bisa menyelam terlalu lama. Ini dikarenakan mereka bernapas menggunakan paru-paru tidak dengan insang.
(They dive to the deep underwater. But Lilya and Fisi can’t dive too long. This is because they breathe with lungs not with gills.)

Melihat Lilya dan Fisi tidak bisa menyelam terlalu lama, maka Puteri Duyung menyuruh kedua temannya itu untuk memakan rumput laut ajaib. Dengan memakannya, mereka bisa bernapas di dalam air. (Seeing Lilya and Fisi can’t dive too long, Princess Duyung tells her friends to eat the magic seaweed. By eating it, they can breathe in water.)

Setelah lama menyelam ke dasar laut, akhirnya mereka bertemu dengan Raja Duyung. “Ayah…,” teriak Puteri Duyung. “Puteri, sangat berbahaya kamu kesini. Untung Brutus sedang tidak ada. Kamu bersama siapa?” tanya Raja Duyung. (After a long dive to the bottom of the sea, they finally find King Duyung. “Dad…,” shouts Princess Duyung. “Princess, it’s very dangerous here. Fortunately, Brutus is not here. Who are you with?” asks King Duyung.)

“Senang bertemu dengan Anda, Raja Duyung. Saya peri Lilya, dan ini Fisi,” jelas Lilya. Dengan bantuan Fisi, Raja Duyung bisa dibebaskan. (“Nice to meet you, King Duyung. I’m Lilya the fairy, and this is Fisi,” explains Lilya. With Fisi’s help, King Duyung is freed.)

Raja Duyung sangat berterimakasih pada Lilya. “Karena kamu telah menolongku, maka aku akan memberimu sepasang sayap cantik,” ucap Raja Duyung. Peri Lilya sangat senang mendengar hal itu. (King Duyung is very grateful to Lilya. “Because you’ve saved me, I’ll give you a pair of beautiful wings,” says King Duyung. Lilya the fairy feels happy to hear that.)

 

Cerita: JFK     Ilustrasi: JFK

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