It has been a while since I wrote on my life in the village. For those who missed it, here is a recap of what was it like as I tell you what happened next. Enjoy… I would also like to know whether yours was similar or different. Welcome as we connect.
To catch up with the story, see the previous part.
It was during one of the school holidays. My mother had put a tight schedule to make sure we were always busy as always. All Tuesdays were spared for a duty of fetching firewood from a neighbouring forest. It was not an obvious thing because the forest was guarded and so we had to play our cards well to make sure that we were not caught. To us, this was not a difficult task as we always knew how to manoeuvre our way.
On that day, I woke up early. Alerted other girls from the neighbourhood and finally we had made a group of eight girls. We knew going to the forest alone could be risky and that is why we made sure we formed a strong group. Equipped with all what we needed such like pangas, axes and ropes…
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