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A Father’s Pain!

  EPISODE 4. My heart must have stopped beating. I starred in horror and disbelief at thetwo naked people on my bed. So much deep were they in the throes of lovemaking that they were not aware of my presence. All kinds of thoughts run through my mind in those few seconds as I stared at them. I am sure if I had a gun in my hand, I would have fired and kill them without blinking an eye. I also felt the urge to …

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A Father’s Pain!

EPISODE 3   After about ten minutes, I managed to calm myself down. All around me, activities were going on. It was a typical market scene. Taking deep breaths, I drove away knowing very well my wife was hiding somewhere in the crowd, watching me. I drove back to Prof. Laryea’s chamber and found him and my lawyer standing in front of his building. Both lawyers looked worried. There was no sign of Nana Kweku. I guess he had come after me and his sister …

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A father’s Pain!

  EPISODE 2.   I tightened my grip on him.My lawyer grabbed me from behind, trying to yank me away from his learned friend. But, my grip on Prof. Laryea was so tight that my lawyer’s effort was in vain. “Stop! You are killing me!” Prof. Laryea managed to scream out. I was so much red hot with anger that it did not dawn on me I was choking him.   “Paul! Stop it! You ’ll kill the man!” I heard my lawyer scream. It …

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A Father’s Pain!

  Episode 1. I stared fixedly at Prof. Solomon Laryea, my wife’s lawyer. Perhaps, I did not hear him well, I assured myself. I felt my lawyer’s hand on my arm obviously trying to restrain me from over reacting. “Excuse me, sir. What did you just say?” I asked, still confident that I really did not hear the astute lawyer well when he made the fatal comment. He was a short and stout man with a rich amount of white beard. He must be above …

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The Slave Girl Who Tried To Kill Her Mistress! (folktale)

A man called Akpan, who was a native of Oku, a town in the Ibibio country, admired a girl called Emme very much, who lived at Ibibio, and wished to marry her, as she was the finest girl in her company. It was the custom in those days for the parents to demand such a large amount for their daughters as dowry, that if after they were married they failed to get on with their husbands, as they could not redeem themselves, they were sold …

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