An old man once stole a chicken in a quiet neighbourhood, he tied up the chicken and stuck it into his bag. A little boy saw him as he committed the crime and inform other group of young boys playing nearby.
The kids abandoned their games and started following the old man as he walked home, chanting and asking him to release the chicken in his bag. This continued till the group got the village square where they met another old man sitting on a recliner under the Udala (cherry) tree.
The old man in the recliner stopped the old man with bag and the kids, he inquired what the issue was and was told that this old man stole a chicken which he hid in his bag. The old man sitting under the tree asked who saw him commit the crime and the kids pointed at the smallest kid in their midst.
The old man in the recliner told the kids he was going to resolve the issue by search the bag himself and if there is indeed a chicken inside then it would be returned. The kids were very happy with the decision of the old man in the square.
The old man on the recliner in the square asked the one being followed by the kids to hand him the bag and as he did he spoke to the one on the recliner, to look into the bag indeed with his old eyes of wisdom. The kids did not understand the idiomatic words spoken but the other old man understood.
The old man on the recliner peeped into the bag and looked and looked then raised up his head and spoke to the kids. That there is no chicken in the bag. The kids were shocked and confused and accused the little one of misleading them.
After they have left, the old man with the bag turned and thank the one on the recliner for looking into the bag with his eyes of wisdom and they both laughed at the foolishness of the young.
FROM OUR CONTRIBUTOR- OLA HENSMAN.