EBÌRÌ THE GLUTTON HUSBAND
EBIRI THE GLUTTON HUSBAND
After all that I continued my journey in the forest, the trail had almost faded off. I quickly opened my JOLOBA, picked my glass and chanted on it to know where my father and my grandfather were but to m y surprise, there was nothing in the glass, I could not see my father neither do I see my grandfather in my glass.
I became devastated with what happened. My courage has reduced heavily, and I have to execute the plan that I have begun. I adjusted my charms and began to follow the fainting trail carefully; I never allow that to affect me because as long as the trail is still there flowing and knighting my father and my grandfather are both still alive. After some minute of careful movement in the forest, I noticed that the fainting trail began to get more ticker and this could only happened if my grandfather is not far anymore. I began to notice some sudden and uncommon silence. Suddenly I noticed a hand on my soldier, fear have massacred my courage totally, I never knew it was my father whom I almost hit with my cutlass.
“Shhhhhh” raising his finger across his lip ordered me to stay silence.
I was very surprised for his sudden appearance
“What are you doing here?” he asked quietly
“Are you not the one that called me?” I asked him in a lower voice too
“I did not called you” he said in an angry voice as he keep surveying if there will be an intruder.
“the same way I thought my gfather called me but it wasn’t him” he added
“Who called you then” I asked him
“I could not say precisely but I guess his Sigidi did and maybe his Sigidi had also called you” he mentioned.
“But why did grandfather came here and besides you told me much about this disastrous forest
My father told me to keep following him in a silent voice. Not quite long after I have been following him, suddenly, more than ten big Goblins appeared from behind and one of them gripped my legs; it was Ebiri the king of all the jungle Goblins. My cutlass had fallen, the rest goblins flee straight to my father, I began to shout in a loud voice, my father began to fight with this goblins, it was like he knew something like that will happen. I hold tight my Joloba because that is the only way I could secure my safety in any condition I find myself. Ebiri hold me tight as he keeps running in the forest like a recently escaped prisoner with a furious speed.
It was for me to wake up and found myself tied to a very big tree after I have been unconscious through the heavy and tough slaps I have received from the forest leave and wind while Ebiri kidnaped me. After I woke up, I found myself like an inspector at EBIRI’s irksome hurt; the whole place was full of horrible and terrible smells. It was like I found myself on the dumping spot; Ebiri was sitting desperately on a cracked tree with a short but big stick, his whole mouth was full of worms and maggot, I observed him for more than five minutes in the horrible condition he dwelled, there was a deep and weaken injury in his leg, it was like a gun had hit him dearly in the leg, the legs were very big and disgusting surrounded with more than hundred flied. His two eyes were glowing with desperate and anger as he sat in the tree. I rendered more than five different incantations to get me loosed from the tree but all my efforts gone futile. The whole place began to filled up with different kind of gnomes and goblins with different shape, look, colour and in fact different voices, they all began to talk to themselves in different ways and style, some of them communicate using their hand like a deaf, some rotate their eyes and some use the nose like a cat. Those ones that communicate through the hand has no mouth, and those that use their eyes as a means of communication has no hand, but one thing I noticed about them was that they were all glad and vivacious. I decided to provoke them after I have confirmed my Joloba under my trouser with a furious noise but all the noise I have rendered was like hissing to EBIRI and the rest of these creatures.
After some minutes, EBIRI stood up crisply on the cracked long wood had sat, he went to his irksome hurt carefully looking back to watch me as he took a step in. after some minute he came out holding a very big black bowl to himself, I don’t know what was inside the physically filthy black bowl until he sat down on the same wood he had stood from. I was very shocked when he began to eat, it was maggots and the most horrific of all was that the maggots are not fried neither were it boiled but well alive in the bowl. Ebiri was eating these maggots aggressively with his ten rigid fingers. After some second, Ebiri polluted the air with a heavy smell from his buttock, this is when I realized that human are the best in polluting the air. Ebiri’s farts caused the whole forest some minutes of sufferings. I shouted heavily at him, it was like I never exist, after he had finished the whole full bowl of maggots, a woman came out from his hurt and pour another full bowl of maggot in front of Ebiri the second time. I watched him eating them with his two hands, but one thing about Ebiri was that he kept on metabolizing on the same spot he had sat. After some minute he made a sound like that of cat and called his daughter, Jakoko and Ikiriju as he had parsimoniously uttered. Suddenly his two daughters appeared in front of him, JAKOKO AND IKIRIJU was EBIRI’S daughter, he had made some sign and they both disappeared in front of him. Not quite long, Jakoko and Ikiriju were both waggling straight to me holding a very large bowl to them. I was very surprised they could offer me a drop of water less of a food; it was a boiled yam and a black liquid in the other bowl. They both stood up in my front to feed me, I observed the two well enough, they had no visible mouth, they obviously communicate through their nose and they had just one very small eye in the central left side of their head. Their sexual part was located directly in the center of their belly. The eye was so small to the extent that I hardly saw it. They are both naked wearing a wrinkled skin and scaly face. They both smell terribly and uncontrollably, Jakoko picked one sliced yam and gave it to Ikiriju, Ikiriju dip the yam into the black liquid substance he was holding and gave it to me to eat, I gave them a very devilish shout and they both disappeared leaving the bowl of yam scattered on the ground and the bowl. I was expecting Ebiri to have reacted to that but he did nothing. He kept eating his maggots like a recently escaped criminal sitting dumpily on the wood breathing heavily and mysteriously. After Jakoko and Ikiriju had disappeared, I managed to bend my body low so that I can pick my glass but to no avail, all my thoughts was about my cutlass, how I could retrieved because that was the only thing I could use to free myself.
After some minutes, Ebiri stood up and left the bowl bombarded with uncountable insect and went I to his irksome hurt, not quite long, a woman came out from the same hurt Ebiri had entered, it was his wife, I did not heard her name because no one in the environment called her by her name the little time I spent in Ebiri’s disastrous environment.
She sat on the ground and was putting her jaw on her soaked right palm. She was the only one, with two eyes but in the different direction ,Her two eyes are centrally located like that of the hen in the two sides of her head with some kind of black fluid coming down from it. . I observed her firmly, her hairs were countable on her head, no single scale was on her face like that of Jakoko and Ikiriju her two daughter, and she had a deep black line down from her eye to her chick and there were some kind of black ticklish fluid rolling down from it. The two tick black line was a symbol of the fact that she had been crying ever since she was born. I found no single wound on her and she appeared not to be too stinky like her husband Ebiri except some insect that surround the fluid that was coming out from her two eyes. She had been assigned by her husband to watch over my actions whom I knew where about at that moment. I quickly remembered I had a storm to set me free, I bent and took an alligator pepper from my pocket, threw it into my mouth and began to chant in a verses the incantations, Ebiri’s wife knew I was about to cause trouble., she quickly made a distinct sound and I began to hear a loud noise from afar. It was Ebiri her husband who she had called with the sound. My incantation had begun to gather storm and before some little seconds, the storm had grew wings, the rope that was used to tie me with the tree had been loosed by the storm. The whole environment had been saddled with dust and heavy rumbling; Ebiri took a grievous run from his hurt to pure water in to the storm because that is the only subject that could quench the storm, I saw him from afar and I quickly jumped into the storm, this is how I escaped Ebiri and his family plans for me.
To be continue soon as the real fight begins...........
Wow that's a nice story
Wow that's a nice story