Who remembers this part in the story of OLA?

by Gloria Ezeh

If you have read Ola – The Tale of a Young Moon Maiden by Daniel Nkado, then you must know that the most memorable part of the story is when Ola and her companions finally entered the magical forest.

Remember the first kiss with the Prince happened in the forest.

And then that strange creature they met!!!
Boju can make you pee in your pants with his amusing words:

Who remembers this part of the story?

“Ugegbe and two other sisters saw Ola and her
friends off that early morning. They stopped after the Tall Mountain and bade
them farewell. They had refilled their gourd for them and replenished their
stock. Boju seemed the happiest as he prattled on and on as they walked. But
when Ola stubbed a toe against a piece of rock, he stopped talking. Ola bent,
pulled out the chip of broken nail and rubbed her toes over.
“Sorry, mistress,” Boju said, looking very sorry
in the face. “Boju not talk again.”
“It’s nothing, Boju,” Ola said. She waved across
the bleeding toe and it healed up.
Onyema’s worried face changed to a resigned frown
as he turned to Nene. Nene responded with a similar gesture.
“Glad we can finally have peace,” Azu said,
referring to Boju who hadn’t said another word since his last.
“Peace?” Boju said, as if coming back to his
senses. “Tall one, did you just says peace?”
“Yes, peace!” Azu yelled. “Some quietude!”
“Peace?” Boju muttered. He scratched his head as
he tried to decipher the meaning of peace. “Oh, that!” he finally
screamed. “Peace, Boju likes peace too.”
“Then shut up!” Onyema snapped, though with what
might be false seriousness.
“Sorry, my prince,” Boju said, turning curious
eyes to him, “but Boju not know what schtup is. Boju not familiar with your
gummy tongue.”
“It means close your mouth!” Onyema yelled.
It was difficult to tell if he was still faking
the seriousness this time.
“Oh,” Boju said, turning his face away. He turned
to himself. “But Boju cannot closes mouth. Nose too small and mouth helps him
to breathe.”
“You are just hopeless,” Onyema muttered and
walked past him.
“Hey, my prince, wait! Please wait!” Boju ran
after him. “What does you now means by ho- ho-hopeness?”
They all broke into laughter.”

I bet what none of you ever realized is that “schtup” is actually an English word.

Don’t ask me the meaning, Google it!!!

And if by now you have not read OLA, I don’t know what to say to you ooo!

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6 Comments on “Who remembers this part in the story of OLA?”

  1. Guess I haven't discovered DNB stories when Ola was aired
    How do I get this story?
    Can whoever has it pls send it to me?
    Biko help a sister out

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