25. Ndikumaja Ng`wana Geni

Collected by: Don Sybertz,   Scanned by: Cephas Yao Agbemenu

With special thanks to Rev Joe Healey (African proverbs,Sayings and stories)

Waliho ngosha wali wogoha mihayo ya muchalo. Hamo na gupandika mihayo mitale. Ubhabhona bhanhu bhalicha. Huna lulu usamila ng’wipolu. Wigasha shiku ningi moyi. Myenda yushila, nzwili juliha no.

Lushiku lumo bhayanda, bhakaja gujuyela ung’wipolu bhugamona, bhuhaya isaji. Bhogoha na bhandya gupela. Umo wabho ugwa lyunchima linti ucha. Bhangi bhupela mpaga kaya. Bhugabhawila bhabyaji. “Dabhonaga isaji, bhiza bhunsanga ng’wipolu. Bhumona uhaya, “Lufu ludapelagwa.”

Kiswahili: Ntakumalizia Mtoto Wa Geni

Alikuwepo mwanaume aliyeogopa maneno ya kijijini kwake. “Labda nitapata shida kubwa. Akawaona watu wanakufa. Ndipo sasa alihamia porini. Alikaa humo siku nyingi.  Nguo zake zikaisha, nywere zake zilirefuka mno.

Siku moja vijana walienda kutembea porini wakamuona, wakadhani ni kichaa. Waliogopa na wakaanza kukimbia. Mmoja wao alianguka akachomwa na mti akafa.

Wengine walikimbia mpaka nyumbani. Wakaenda kuwaambia wazazi. “Tumeona kichaa, walikuja wakamkuta porini.” Wakamuona wakasema, “Kifo huwa hakikimbiwi.”

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