The Smart But Lazy Man (18)
Grudgingly, the money was raised but some of the chiefs who were not happy with Dene opposed his supplying the cows.
Contracting Dene to supply the cows would mean that another idea to make us pay more for another thing will arise, let somebody else supply the cows, a chief said.
In the end, it was argued that Akende and another chef named Bagbe should supply the cows.
Shimbe was amused when she heard what had happened.
That man is fraudulent. I have always said it, she said.
Her husband just looked at her and made no more remark.
The cows were supplied and every household was given a cow. Though Dene was not happy that he had missed making huge profit, he was slad however that he had a free cow.