The Smart But Lazy Man (7)
Those who had any problem, he tried to paint a beautiful picture in their minds to trivialise the problems and gave them assurances that their problems were solved.
At first, the people believed him and they would thank him and carry foodstuffs to his house in appreciation.
However, the trick did not last for long. A particular woman named Shimbe had noticed that the man was full of craftiness.
She began to put an eye on him and when she saw what he was doing, he went to the people one after the other to tell them that Dene was just deceiving them so that they could feed him as he was very lazy.
Soon, the people after realising their problem purportedly solved by Dene never went away, decided not to give him an ear any longer.