The Smart But Lazy Man (9)
So, Deep continued to rely on the allowance from the palace. The allowance was not enough to take care of his needs. Then, one day, a thought struck him. He decided to playback smart one on the people of Agboro.
He went out of the kingdom to a neighbouring kingdom. He went to the market there, looking for rats to buy.
What do you need rat's for? One man asked
I want to rear them so they can take care of my great harvest that is rotting away, Dene said.
It was a strange request but the man, a hustler, told Dene to return the following week as he would be able to get rats for him. I want a big basketful of it, Dene said.
When Dene returned, the man had kept to his words. He had assembled a big basket of rats. Dene was surprised and asked him how he did it.
I went around all the neighbouring villages and told children to help me catch the rats in their villages for a price, the man said