Bring Back The Glory
impression that what he is experiencing right now is just like a movie and he is one of character in it.
Even so, Satrio felt that he didn want to think too much about things, what he had to think about now was the purpose of this trip, what the real parents wanted from the owner of Satrios body, who sent him away to study abroad.
However, from what Satrio learned from his predecessors memories, it is known that college was not the main goal of going to study abroad, especially to New York, but he vaguely discovered that his father gave a message to Satrio to get back the royal artifacts he had long gone.
Flashback memories of his predecessor Satrio still remembers clearly that at that time his predecessor was busy fishing in a small river not far from his house.
He was still casually enjoying his free time fishing, but was not long after being disturbed by the sound of a call from his nanny who was also his personal maid.
”Master…master Satrio…young master was called by the big master ” a middle-aged man with a thin body and tall stature called Satrio.
For an instant, this made Satrio lose his focus, then he immediately asked his nanny again, ”Whats wrong, Father called me? Does Mr. Tarjo know? ” Satrio asked confused.
”I don know sir, but the young master had better hurry back because there seems to be very important news, ” said Mr. Tarjo explaining.
”Erm… all right then, Ill clean up my fishing rod first, ” said Satrio in reply but was immediately interrupted by Pak Tarjo.
”Sir, you don need to clean this up, let me do it, young master can immediately head home to meet the big master, ” replied Mr. Tarjo as he started to take the fishing equipment used by Satrio.
Leaving Mr. Tarjo busy with his fishing equipment, Satrio then walked towards his house, even though it was quite close to his house, it took a while on foot for Satrio to arrive at his house.
And on the way, residents who meet him will kindly greet Satrio, this is done because basically the village where Satrio lives is currently land owned by his ancestors.
Which is then lent to local residents to be rented out as agricultural land, in return for a few percent of the harvest by the people who rent the land.
The land area owned by the Satrio family is around 1000 hectares, which is 90% larger than the area of the village, so that practically makes the Satrio family the head of the village and also the direct leader of the residents who live in the village.
And for the record, the number of heads of families living in Satrio village ranged from 200 to 300 heads of households, which in number can be said to be quite a lot, for the size of a village, during the colonial period.
After walking for a while, Satrio finally arrived in front of his house, where at this time a large joglo-shaped house typical of the Javanese house was visible in front of him, there was a one and a half meter high stone fence made of red bricks surrounding Satrios entire house.
With a design like a monument similar to a temple, Satrios house is full of customs.
Walking through the pavilion area, Satrio immediately arrived at his house, without delay he went to his fathers study, knocked politely after receiving permission, he immediately entered the room.
And there a middle-aged man with quite a thick mustache and dressed in traditional Javanese clothing with blankon clenched fists greeted him, ”quickly sit down, theres something Im going to talk to you about. ” The father immediately asked Satrio to sit down.
Coming out of his fathers study, Satrio was still shocked by what his father had said to him.
He never would have thought and also thought that suddenly his father would have the decision to send him abroad to study and that place was New York to be more precise.
He who has never left the island of Java in his life never thought that when he once traveled outside the island he would immediately cross the ocean, not to mention the distance between him and his destination of tens of thousands of kilometers which he clearly could never have imagined.
Unwilling and also not willing to leave this relaxed life, Satrio rebelled and refused the decisions made by his father, but his father was much smarter than himself with various tricks and seductions. In the end Satrio who was still innocent, immediately agreed to his fathers request.
And during the trip, when he was on a road, how come there was no lodging to stay, Satrio and also Mr. Sarmin, the coachman from his horse-drawn carriage, stayed overnight and spent the night on a forest edge, maybe because he was used to living relaxed and also not strong with the suffering that was there, Satrios weak cane can stand the cold, especially at night when they sleep it rains heavily without adequate protection.
Satrio then falls ill with a fever and in short the story is Satrio from the future replacing the original Satrio who had died from a high fever.
”This is clearly just a spoiled child, ” complained Satrio when he recalled the memory of his predecessor.
Its understandable that as the son of a landlord, Satrio was very spoiled by his parents. He never did heavy work and always had enough food and clothes for him to eat and use.
In contrast to most of the existing society, especially the lower class who can only eat once a day or even twice a day with their staple foods, namely cassava and sorghum.
So here, after Satrio found out about this, he could only smile wryly, saying later ”must train the body because basically this body is too weak ” Satrio commented on his body which looked quite weak even though he looked quite stocky but basically his skin was not tight and muscular. -the muscles are very loose.
So taking advantage of the time he had for nearly 2 months he decided to start training his body the next day.
(Its getting a bit dark, me better go back to our room, don do the same as our predecessor who was so weak to cold weather) Satrio thought to himself as he then walked towards the class 2 section where his room was.
One night passed and Satrio had a pretty good sleep, ”yes…this mattress is not bad and the stability of the ship is also good, so my sleep becomes quite nice ” Satrio was satisfied with his good sleep time.
After cleaning himself sufficiently, then immediately without delay Satrio rushed to the rear deck of the ship where he was going to do sports to strengthen his weak body.
Upon arrival Satrio started to warm up, as someone who has a body that rarely exercises of course he couldn start right away, he needed to get used to his body starting from small things and in this case of course warming up is something that is really needed by body.
So of course later when he does sports that are quite strenuous he will not feel excessive pain all over his body due to the muscles in his body being shocked by the strenuous activity he is doing.
Starting with doing 30 push ups, 30 sit ups, and 30 pull ups, Satrio, who did all these things, felt very tired and his whole body was full.
”Ha…ha…ha… ” Breathing quickly Satrio felt his body was very tired, and slowly a feeling of pain came from the muscles of his hands and feet, but all of that was not too serious because of the warm-up done by Satrio before, so that the muscles inside his body became much more prepared.
Hey…. young man what are you doing? ” Asked a neatly dressed European man looking at Satrio who was currently lying down on the ships deck.
” Ah…. hello sir, Im working out ” replied Satrio.
”Sport? What is it? ” asked the middle-aged man confused.
Getting an answer from his parents, Satrio then realized that the term sport was not yet popular or maybe even not invented at this time, so it was only natural that when the old man asked and Satrio answered he didn know.
”Here sir, sport is an activity to train muscles to be healthy with certain movements, ” replied Satrio a little confused but tried to explain as best he could.
He never thought that sport, which was a very popular activity in his era, would be so invisible and unknown this year, but when he looks back on these years Satrio consciously feels that it is basically possible.
Especially after the great depression that hit parts of the world, causing many economies in various countries to collapse and also fall apart, which basically caused a lot of unemployment and also an increase in various staple foods and other needs.
In this case, how could they possibly think of exercising when their stomachs are not necessarily full, so its only natural that these old men don understand about the sport that Satrio means.
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