At the Village
The Court has made its decision in favour of Tony now he has the upper hand the siblings came to beg him;
“It was the devil I don’t know why I followed Charles when I know that he was wrong? Find it in your heart to forgive me.”
“Look at my condition I am pregnant with my first baby my husband ran away to his Canadian wife it was Brother Charles who raised the money have pity on me as the First Father never wanted Charles to be the First Son that’ why he delayed the process.”
“I was greedy I misled our sibling as the First Son which Father always wanted you to be have pity in your heart to forgive us we are one blood the same Father and Mother.”
“Yes I have forgiven you.”
They became happy and elated.
“Have you forgiven us?”
“But on one condition are you ready?”
“Yes sir!” Things have gone the other way round.
“You’ll be the gateman.” He became perplexed the siblings opened their mouth,
“Take away all accessories like a woman give me the silver and gold necklaces I’ll keep for you.” It was given reluctantly.
“You’ll be the houseboy cleaning and washing the mansion without help the houseboy will continue the gardening.”
“You’ll be the cook the house girl will help you I would be served 6 times till bed time do you understand?”
“Yes Sir but that is too much giving my condition?”
“Do you want me to increase it?”
“Oh no! I was just pleading.”
“You know Sodom and Gomorrah in the Bible that’ what I am trying to show you; that’s was what you were practicing with me you have all changed because I won the case God knows what you have done if Charles won?”
Charles’ clothes as well as his ornaments were taken away from him he was given a uniform just as a Gateman.
“All of you report back to your duty post.”
“We will sell the necklaces and you make good use of the money.”
The lesson was that they were given life’ lessons to be humbled not to be haughty.
He asked Abiodu to serve him water.
“What is going on are we going to stay like this for the rest of our lives?”
He went with his car to Aunty Sophie all the children were happy to see him;
“They have been cut to size Aunty your children will go back to school.”
He gave each a pocket money, bag and school accessories.
“You are all on scholarships the Engineer, Doctor and Nurse.” Their accounts were opened.
“I dreamt the Church has taken you back and you are being ordained as a Priest.”
“Amen O Amen!’
“They are your siblings forgive them and god will forgive us all.”
“I am enjoying the fun I have forgiven them am just teaching them life lesson.”
“I know you’ll forgive them you have a good heart you are just like your dad, go in peace.”
He is now subdued he came to his brother,
“You have some visitors.”
“Who are they?”
“They are there waiting for you.”
“Okay thank you.”
There was three Nuns in their midst was George.
He was surprised and amazed;
“Who is this George? What are you doing in my house?”
“It is a long story but we shall make it short George confess.”
“All are lies Tony Goswell is cleared he has not done anything I was the one dealing with the lady I asked her to frame up Tony, my mother died and I put all the blame on him I am very sorry have the good heart you always had and forgive me.”
He looked up and praised God;
“What can I say I did not do it and I have been absolved in my life time.”
He lifted him up and said;
“Who am I? God created us all and forgiven our sins I have forgiven you.”
George could not believe his eyes he shed emotional tears and promised to be truthful and of good character forever.
The choice was his he was offered to finish his course and be a Priest or remained a good practicing Christian and retain his First Son position.
What would you have done if given the opportunity?
EPISODE 40 has come to an end.
Now am going to deal with stories that deal with Gender Based Violence; what should we do as a Nation to curb its excesses and finally erase it from their society as it is a worldwide menace.