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We didn't want to persist with them as much as that position, yet lets now not regulate ourselves as we have been dancing in addition to them. So not anyone during this global might beat drum as Drum himself may possibly beat, not anyone may perhaps dance as Dance himself might dance and no-one might sing as music himself may well sing. We left those 3 really good creatures through o’clock within the mid-night. Then when we had left those creatures and our half-bodied child, we all started a clean trip, yet we travelled for 2 days sooner than we reached a city and stopped there and rested for 2 days. yet we have been penniless earlier than attaining there, then i assumed inside myself how may possibly we get cash for our meals and so forth. After some time I remembered my identify which used to be “Father of gods who may do whatever during this world”. As there has been a wide river which crossed the most street to that city, then I informed my spouse to keep on with me to the river; whilst achieving there, I lower a tree and carved it right into a paddle, then I gave it to my spouse and that i advised her to go into the river with me; once we entered the river, I commanded one juju which was once given me by means of a sort spirit who used to be a pal of mine and without delay the juju replaced me to a massive canoe. Then my spouse went contained in the canoe with the paddle and paddling it, she used the canoe as “ferry” to hold passengers around the river, the fare for adults used to be 3d (three pence) and part fare for kids. within the night time, then I replaced to a guy as sooner than and once we checked the cash that my spouse had amassed for that day, it used to be �7: five: 3d. After that we went again to town, we obtained all our wishes. subsequent morning we went there through four o’clock besides prior to the folks of that city awakened, in order that they would possibly not understand the key and after we reached there, I did as I did the previous day and my spouse persisted her paintings as traditional, on that day we got here again to domestic by means of 7 o’clock within the night. So we stayed in that city for one month and doing an identical paintings all through that month, once we checked the cash that we amassed for that month, it was once �56: eleven: 9d. Then we left that city with gladness, we begun our trip back, yet when we had travelled approximately 80 miles away to that city, then we started to meet gangs of the “highway-men” at the highway, they usually have been troubling us an excessive amount of. but if i assumed over that the chance of the line could consequence to the lack of our funds or either cash and our lives, then we entered into bush, yet to commute during this bush used to be very risky too, as a result of the wild animals, and the boa constrictors have been uncountable as sand. “TO shuttle by way of AIR” Then I instructed my spouse to leap on my again with our rather a lot, whilst, I commanded my juju which used to be given me through “Water Spirit lady” within the “Bush of the Ghosts” (the complete tale of the “Spirit lady” seemed within the tale booklet of the Wild Hunter within the Bush of the Ghosts). So I turned a massive poultry like an aeroplane and flew away with my spouse, I flew for five hours sooner than I got here down, after I had left the damaging sector, even though it was once four o’clock earlier than I got here down, then we started to trek the rest trip by way of land or foot.