Namarladj Djang (Orphan Dreaming)

Two brothers were namarladj (orphans). The younger brother was crying. The older brother went hunting and when he returned with kalawan (goanna) and namarnkol (barramundi), the younger brother was still crying. It went on for days and nights. The older brother became angry so took his younger brother by the hand and went for a walk. In a special tree was a snake. The older brother told the younger to pick up the snake. When he did it changed to Kunyikuwimi (Rainbow Serpent) and travelled back to the camp. In the camp were two hunting dogs called Ngalyendmenbarra and Djornborkorn. There were also men called Nyarladj preparing for a ceremony. The serpent arrived causing terror. He killed and ate everybody in the camp, including the brothers, the nyarladj and the dogs. Everyone was turned to stone including the coiled Serpent. The stones are still there at a place called Kabbari.

Benebokenh bininj benemarlladjni nawalawalak munguyh nalkbuni Nawernwarre wam warlbom kumyirrurndi kalawan dja namarnkol.nayahwaurd munguyh djalnalkbuni.barnangarra dja kukak.Nawernwarre wunjibmeng yidduy bimey kunberl biberlkang kore kundulk kumekke barndi nayin.Nawernwarre bimarneyimeng nayahwurd ngima nakkah nayin wanjh bu mey yimerranj Ngalyod Kunyikurrmi durndi kore kured birrihyoy kumekke duruk bokenh benehdi ngalkudji Ngalyenmenbarra dja Djornbokorn dja nakudji bininj ngeyoy Nyarladj nawu mulil marnbuhmarnbuni.Ngalyod bebmeng kore kured birrihyoyo benbom benyakwong Wanjh kunwarde birriyimerranj rowk bininj dja ngalyod.Nahni djang birridjangkurrmerrinj kore kunred Kabbari.