The biggest snake was called Unyalego by the villagers. Unyalego scared many people. It swallowed whole goats and sheep.
The girls' grandmother warned, "Beware of Unyalego the big snake. Do not take anything from the forest except the wood."
Only Ajoh did not pay attention to her grandmother.
They took ropes for tying firewood and a sharp machete for chopping the wood.
Then they left for the forest.
Suddenly, Apiyo, the eldest of them, said, "Be quiet. We are coming to where Unyalego the snake lives."
Apiyo reminded them, "Don't forget grandmother's warning. We must not take anything from the forest except firewood."
Her sisters were worried, but Ajoh did not care.
Then Unyalego heard the girls chatting and laughing. He hid under a rock next to the road where the girls would pass on their way back.
There was Unyalego with his mouth wide open, ready to bite. The girls were terrified.
Unyalego decided to test the girls. "Whoever is innocent, will be able to sing well. She will go home with her wood. But the guilty one will sing badly. And I will eat her!"
It was not me, it was not me,
who took the teeth,
The one who took is still behind.
Then Atieno sang the song. She also sang well.
Unyalego shouted, "Can't you sing properly like the others?" Unyalego knew that Ajoh took his golden teeth.
"I warned her, if only she had listened," the girls' grandmother said sadly.
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