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Prince of Mayomi

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Once upon a time, there lived a great king. His name was Adino. Although the king was such a famous man, there were two things that bothered him always. In his kingdom, the land of Mayomi, there was a terrible serpent that preyed the lives of the people. The serpent was said to have seven heads. It was so powerful that it could withstand any number of men that ever attempted to kill it. Many great men had in the past given their lives to fight and kill the terrible serpent. But none of them really succeeded. No one went to the serpent and returned alive. As for the king, he had already promised a great reward for any person or group of persons that would succeed in killing the serpent.

However, once in a long while, the serpent would appear to someone in the land of Mayomi in a dream with the following message: 'I am the great serpent that owns this land. I command the king to build for me a temple and a place of worship where the people of Mayomi must come on appointed days to pay me homage. The place must be at the centre of this land. Let the king appoint seven priests and seven virgins to serve there. Let him build at the summit of the place of worship, a special apartment and a throne for me. I will come and take my place there...

 

The Story, 'The Prince of Mayomi’ was written in England during the Christmas Holiday of 1977. It is almost a tradition that people stay indoors to celebrate Christmas in England. I had made up my mind I must go to worship on this particular Christmas in spite of the fact that I was aware of how dry the road usually was because of the absence of public buses. In truth, after waiting in vain for some time to find a means of movement, I was eventually lifted by one I suspected to be a milkman on tricycle.

He was kind enough, in the spirit of Christmas, to take me from Lewisham High Street to a point where I could get moving until I reached my destination in East Croydon. After the Church service which was well attended by many Africans from various parts of London, I was compelled to take a private cab back to where I was living in Sandrock Road, Lewisham. In fact, by the time I got my bill from the taxi driver there was not enough money in the house to pay him. I offered to give him a cheque. But he bluntly refused. When eventually he saw there was no way out, he reluctantly accepted the cheque.

On escaping from this problem, I decided not to go out again until after the Christmas Holidays. I was however tired of reading and watching the television. So, I decided to start this story that Christmas afternoon which flowed non-stop to its conclusion as the Christmas holiday drew to an end. Please share the comfort of my experience as this story, among all my writings has always reminded me that Christmas holiday of 1977.


John Ebere, 2010

Once upon a time, there lived a great king. His name was Adino. Although the king was such a famous man, there were two things that bothered him always. In his kingdom, the land of Mayomi, there was a terrible serpent that preyed the lives of the peo
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