Two little boys were fighting over a piece of cooked meat in the school where Sade is a teacher and she ran to them and separated the fight.
“Why are you fighting, don’t you know that children of God don’t fight?” she asked holding them side by side as she stood in between them looking from the boy at her right hand to the one at her left.
“Tell him to give me my meat” the younger boy protested pointing at his opponent.
“It’s not his meat. It’s for the two of us” the older boy shouted back in defense.
“You are lying, both of us can’t own one meat. Our mother can never make such mistake. You collected my meat because you are older than me” the younger boy explained almost crying.
“Sister, don’t mind her o, share the meat between the two of us or else none of us will eat it” the older boy said arrogantly and she turned to look at the younger boy to know if the idea is accepted by him and the boy grudgingly nodded in the positive.
“This thing you are doing will get you into trouble one day I promise you” the younger boy said almost crying as he pointed at his brother.
Sade calmed the younger boy, and collected the meat. She made to use her two hands to divide it but the meat was a half done and so became very difficult for her to tear with her fingers. She bent to face the two boys who were already standing before her and said,
“The meat is difficult to cut with my hands can I used my teeth?” She asked searching their eyes for answers and the they agreed. Sade began to cut the meat with her teeth and the boys suddenly began to cry and shout. “Ah! Ah! You have eaten the meat! you ate the meat! Ah!” They cried and she became shocked.
“I didn’t eat the meat, I’m only trying to cut it for you” she explained trying to calm their uproars. But they would not hear it as they increased the tempo of their voices in fierce protests. Soon, people gathered them round to know what the reason for the uproars.
“I didn’t eat the meat, I only cut it for them with my teeth because the meat was too difficult to cut” Sade explained innocently to the onlookers but they just stood there looking at her with the meat in her hands.
“It’s a lie, you ate the meat!” The two boys shouted and the onlookers started shouting her down and accusing her of eating the boys’ meat. She tried defending herself but no one believed her and she began to cry as she was made a public shame.
“If you didn’t eat the meat, why did you go to the extent of cutting the meat with your teeth. Don’t you know that the juice in the meat is the real thing in the meat?” Some people in the crowd asked her but all her explanations fell on deaf ears. They began to throw negative words at her and she began to weep loudly until she woke up from her dream still crying…
To be continued