Ngoso Na Ntegi Wa Nzwabu

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

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

Kale walaliho munhu, wali ntegi wa nzwabu. Aho alija kujulinga wakabhitila kagoso kigashije ha mahushi. Kang’wila “Ligisha,” nang’hwe walema kuzunya. Nako kang’wila giki, “Nene ndakuyangula bhebhe nu bhutegi wako”.

Huna lushiku lumo ubhita, kung’wi1a hangi, ulema, uja. Wahayushika ha lwabu lwakwe, ulisangaho lishimba lyagwashiwaho. Lyung’wila giki, “Nitaligulilage wanduhaja no no no, bhujiku wa lelo natadimile nulu ndimu imo yaya.” Ulitaligulila.

Lyung’wila giki, “Ninhage ngobho yako nalye natubhaga no.” Ulinha. Lyumala, lyulomba shilalo sha lushu, na hene lyumala. Hangi lyulomba nshipi gwa munkimbili, lyugumila nugwene.

Huna lyunomba nkono gumo alibhutileho, ulila no. Huna kiza lulu akagoso, ako wakabhitilaga. Kuhaya giki, “Ni bhuli ng’wanikungu watubha giki?” Shimba yuhaya, “Natubhiwagwa na lugoye lwa ntegi.” Leka kuhaya chene ng’wanikungu. Ali lulu gemelaga nabhone umo ukizila.

Ntegi uwilwa na ngoso, “Tegaga agemele tulole.” Ugemela nakiza giki, “Chene manyandishi, nupanda aha, chene ng’wanikungu.” Nose ugwashiwa ho hangi.

Ngoso yung’wila ntegi giki, “Dupelage lulu, wizuke nakuwilaga kinahe? Ndakuyangulaga.” Uzunya untegi giki, “Lelo waniyangula gete. Ali lulu naja kaya. Wabhizaga mpija wane mu Shimba. Ulize unigishe na bhiyo bhingi no no no. shose ukusanga nabheja shabhuhondo shingino.”

Huna ngoso yung’wila untegi, “Ali lulu, ulu ndizage mutizita shiliwa shigehu. Abhichane bhali no. uhaya giki, “Bhatudula kushimala.” Huna bhubhuka.

Ngoso ya magana shiku. Jushikila mu mahaka na ha nyango. Shiliwa shulebha, julya ni ndili shaho, nijene jushila. Nose jukalya na ntana. Huna bhusaya abhanhu, bhujitula. Ngoso kufuma henaho juzenga mu bhanhu. Kale jikalaga mu mahushi ng’wagala.

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