Lung’wando (Sayayi) Na Mhimbi

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

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

Lushiku lumo Lung’wando akawilwa na Mulungu, “Bhebhe ng’wana Kang’wa, ukafule mhembe ya kugabhanha mikila bhana ndimu. Jilalikage pye indimu ujiwile jize kugabhanha mikila.” Nguno shiku jenijo ndimu pye jali jitina mikila. Huna lulu ng’wana Kang’wa akafula mhembe umo akawililwa na Mulungu.

Aho wela ndimu jandya kwiza aho jitanilagwa. Aliyo ndimu imo Mhimbi yubhiza itujaga. Ulu bhabhita bhiye bhajile bhamuja giki, “Bhuli ubhebhe utujaga kujusola mikila?” Nang’hwe uhaya giki, “Tongagi duhu aying’we, unene nakwiza hanuma, nguno ngabhi nu mami (ja ng’wa mami najo jane) Nakwisanga duhu natulilagwa.”

Bhamanuja cheniko, bhaja bhakashoka na mikila. Kushika Mhindi muna Mhimbi ubhuka ajile. Aho washika ko unsanga ng’wana Kang’wa mamiye uhaya, “Mami, ninhage nu nene unkila nizila.” Mamiye uhaya giki, “Yashilaga imikila ng’wipwa wane, nu nene nendulebhela, nasolaga kadololo duhu.” Mhimbi wandya kulila ucha soni upela ku mapilinga. Kushika lelo Mhimbi akikalaga ku mapilinga wibhisabhisaga, ogoha kwisanja na bhiye angu akusekwa iki atina nkila.

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