King Keisha ruled for many years in the kingdom of Goma, he has a beautiful woman who he married to be his queen before he was ordained as a king. He was famous among all other kingdom’s, with riches, warriors, and three beautiful children which were- Mia his first son, Kuma his second son and Anne his daughter, and last born of the king.
Far away over the hills in a cave at the very boundary of the kingdom was a very dreadful monster, any body who was not careful either by mistake, go around that spot at night will be dead, and not just die alone, before the person dies, the person bones will be crushed too many pieces. Mia the king’s first son, was the general of the warriors in his father’s kingdom, he fight any wars and wins, he never loses any battle.
King Keisha was very proud of him, but at that, he can’t defeat the monster, because the monster was not an ordinary creature, it’s pocesses powers to destroy, kill and anybody who falls a victim to this deadly monster, the person’s blood will be drained out from the body, the flesh of the victim will instantly dry as if the body was dried on the sun for days, and immediately turns to dust while the bones will scatter to many pieces.
The only secret to kill it is to put a magical black stone on a staff, which was rare and hard to find. And when the monster comes out at night to hunt for human to kill and eat, the staff with the magical black stone on it, Will be pointed directly to it, then a very great light that is able to blind we, humans, when looking directly to it will come out from the staff knocking the monster, sending it to the ground like a bomb, then the monster will turn burnt, through the magical force, and the body of the monster will turn to aches, vanishing to thin air.
BUT HOW TO GET THE MAGICAL BLACK STONE IS A VERY BIG TASK.
Let The Story Begins.
The great king Keisha laid an announcement to all the people in his kingdom, that all the young men should embark on a very big mission, of getting a magical black stone with particular scared staff, and also stated that any man that will succeed in getting the magical black stone and staff that will be used to kill the dreaded monster, will be given a quarter of his lands in the kingdom, and part of his riches and will also be given his daughter as wife to any man who will embark on the journey and come back safely.
Everybody began to murmur among themselves which made everywhere to be noisy, the king son Mia shouted with all his might, and everywhere became silent, cause he was feared in the kingdom and anybody who don’t heed to his command will be punished severely.
The king warriors, marched all the young men down to the palace hall, all sitting waiting for the king’s command.
King Keisha then told them all to start preparing for what was ahead of them and make all the necessary arrangements if food and water that will sustain them throughout the journey.
There was a Hunter named eshan, who did not go to hear the announcement at the king’s palace, he had a son named Tim, Tim was 12 years old when he started troubling his father of letting him go to the forest to hunt with him, but his father always tell him that when he is of age he will hunt, that he would not let him follow him to the forest cause it dangerous, and full of wild animals and evil spirits. Tim always which that day should come, finally, he clocks 20, now he will be able to hunt animals with his father in the forest.
Jeremy was Tim’s father best friend, he ran all the way to Eshan’s house to tell him about the latest development going in in the palace, how the king told all the young men in their kingdom to look for a scared staff and a magical black stone, that will be fixed to the staff to kill the monster, Tim’s father listened with rapt attention Of wild animals and evil spirits. Tim always which that day should come, finally, he clocks 20, now he will be able to hunt animals with his father in the forest.
Jeremy was Tim’s father best friend, he ran all the way to eshan’s house to tell him about the latest development going in in the palace, how the king told all the young men in their kingdom to look for a scared staff and a magical black stone, that will be fixed to the staff to kill the monster, Tim’s father listened with rapt attention.
Rapt attention to all what his friend just said, he then told his friend not to disclose it to his son, and he don’t want his only son to die all line in the forest, and moreover, he doesn’t know how to overcome or his from the forest spirit, and creatures that will see and face him.
Meanwhile, his son Tim has been listening to all of their conversations, then he came out of where he was, and told his father that he is ready for the mission.
Eshan the hunter saw how his son was serious about the dangerous mission, he called his son inside the room and gave him a magical whistle which no one knows about, and also gave him a gun and a bag containing water and some loaves of bread and wine. The water will quench his thirst, the bread will keep him going and the wine will keep him awake all throughout the journey. Then the secret whistle which he told his son about was magical, will keep him away from unseen forces, and evil spirits that will try distracting him. He then gives his son a map where he will see a location of a hut, and this particular hut, an old woman lives in it, he should blow the whistle twice in front of the hut, the old woman will appear in front of him, given him the staff, that it is only the whistle that will make him or anybody see the staff and the magical black stone.
After that the woman will disappear together with the hut, and two very long roads will be set in front of him, he should take the left one that will lead him to the magical black stone, when getting there he should hit his left leg on the ground and pack some sands with his hand and blow it in the air, a mighty giant snake will appear in front of him and he should not be afraid, he should then blow the whistle the snake will obey him by opening its mouth, and sticking out it tongue, the snake tongue lies the magical black stone, he should take it out and quickly blow the whistle one more time, the snake will turn into an ant and go its way.
And when all of this is done, he should sing a song, this song will open a part directly for him back to their kingdom, and to where the monster is. He told his son it an ancient magical song if sang in any place of trouble and you need help the song will provide exactly the help you needed at the moment. The song Is sang this way:-
Akunaye,akunaye,akuna ye ye.3 times, iye oloye.
And when he finishes singing it, a heavy wind will blow and when it subsided he will see himself back in the forest.
Where he started his journey at first, then the next thing to do is to sing that song again, and after the song, a great wind will blow and when it subsides,h,e will see himself on a very tall subsided When he is on the tree, he should blow the whistle cause of some use enforces, and also away from the monster from sensing his presence around the area. Still, at the tree, he should not make any noise or, sound, and when the monster is fully out, he should know when he will strike. When his father finished telling him all the steps and instructions, he set out for the mission the next morning.
Tim left into the forest in the morning before the sun sets, he walked inside the forest for a long time, before he started getting the tired cause of the trekking he embarks since the rom the mornings, he decided to sit and take some nap under a big tree, but before he sat to rest, he blew the whistle so in case any bad spirit won’t attack him while sleeping since he was now in the forest, he slept off not so long before he heard footsteps approaching closer to him, he quickly woke up and look around and saw strange beings like dwarfs having horns on their heads, while somewhere walking upside down without heads, somewhere moving in the air without legs, it was a very terrifying and fearful sight, Tim was so scared that he prayed to let the ground open up to swallow him, cause he was scared to death.
But on the other hand, the strange beings were looking for him and could not see him, they search for every hole and cranny but could not find him.
One of the being said, but we saw him pass this way before our eyes, so why then we can’t find him, whereas he hid that we can’t find him
The second being said, am so hungry, how wish we caught him up that time, we could have dried him in the large firehouse for his blood to drain out, before cutting his roasted flesh for my consumption, what a delicious meal it could have been, the third being said.
The third being said,and he was so fleshy, every part of his body was good for a wonderful meal,what a coincidence we can’t find him anymore.
All this while Tim was hearing and looking at the way they were debating on how he was going to be a good meal to them, and if he was caught, he was shaking to the bones. He waited for them to go before he cross another part in the forest to continue the journey, after trekking for almost two hours, he spotted a stream at his left hand side,he was so excited that he will eat and refresh his body system because of the hot sun burning through his bare skin when he gets to the river, he undressed himself leaving only his short on, dropped his bag on the ground near his clothes,but never departed from his whistle,he took it and hang it on his neck while bathing.
He swims for 30 minutes, before getting out from the water to wear his clothes, after dressing himself,he decided to sit on a rock beside the stream to eat his bread,he almost finish eating the first bread slice he took, finishes he sighted a very beautiful young lady coming to his direction he was sitting.
Tim ate the last bite of his bread, before the beautiful damsel walk up to him,he asked her who she was and where she came from, because he does not see any house around, and moreover, it was in the forest.
The lady did not answer him instead she took three steps backwards and immediately she turned into a monster with the face of a lion, wanting to swallow him,as Tim saw when she turned to the beast, he immediately sprang up from the rock he was sitting on to his feet,and quickly blew his whistle before the beast could reach him one more time, he turned invincible immediately, her tail almost knocking him down, but with the help of the whistle he was under control.
When the beast saw he was not visible any more, it turned to a very old skinny woman with white hair and black teeth, her face was as ugly as a masquerade mask.
Even a monkey is far more beautiful than her. The old woman said where is that fleshy young boy that I almost eat just now, he was beside me and where had he gone to, I must find him and cut one of his legs before he escapes again. She then turned into a beautiful young girl, with a different face entirely and dive into the river, he then came out from one of the rocks he was hiding and started running away from the riverside before the old witch caught up with him again.
Tim brought out the map his father gave to him to locate the hut, the description of the hut written on the map shows that he will reach the end of the road he was standing at the moment before he will see the hut, he reach there without any distraction from any evil spirits, he then blows his whistle as directed by his father in front of the hut.
In front of him appear an old woman, holding the staff as if she was waiting for him to blow the whistle, he collected it then she disappeared with the hut, the staff was embroidered with cowries and decorated with golden ribbons all over the body of the staff. When he turned back, he saw two long roads ahead of him, he took the one by his left as directed by his father, that will lead him to the magical black stone.
Meanwhile, the young men sent from the king were eaten by those scary strange beings that were looking for Tim at first, while some were swallowed by the python cause they were deceived by her beauty which was a strategy to lure them into her trap.
They all fell victim’s for the evil beings in the forest, two of the men were caught up by the monster itself while they were running away, it sucks out their blood while their flesh dried up itself turning to dust and their bones pieces, they all died a horrible death in the hands of each of the forest beasts.
Tim reached the spot his father told him about, through the help of the map, he then hit his feet twice and quickly pack the sand dust from the ground and blow it into the air, immediately a mighty serpent appeared before him, he was very scared it might eat him up, the serpent obeyed him and opened its mouth when Tim blows the whistle, Tim carefully took out the magical black stone from its mouth and blows the whistle again, then the serpent turned to an ant and got away.