However rumours abound that multitudes of plantain trees were yielding harvest deep inside the forbidden forest, and that only children below the age of 15 could go in and come back alive.
So aunty finished slicing the plantain, and straightened out.
Boy jay didn't waste time
'Aunty I don wash una cloth. Abeg drop small Ralia dodo put on top usual portion way una dey give me chop, today. I be good boy'
Of course Ralia wanted to tear a hole right through his big mouth with her eyes.
Aunty waved it away,
'Big Jay, shut up! Na serious matter I been call una here on top. See'
she showed them the empty plantain box.
'Dodo don finish.'
Boy Jay and Ralia broke down in tears.
'You talk say you no go do this to us'
'Aunty na to strike oh'
'Na wetin una go do I been dey reason. No dey scatter water on top my food abeg.'
They both obediently nodded.
'So today today, una go enter aproko forest. Unless no food for one week'
Both of then chorused
And both of them were slapped.
'E no suppose less eight, abi ten bundle. If you bring nonsense come back, na on top mammy water head una go sleep this night. Gerrout of my sight before I find that my cane'
As aunty stood to look for it, they both scattered outside. And looked in dismay as she closed the door behind them, and locked the house.
'Boy Jay. Wetin we go do now?'