She dressed in torn, dirty clothes. She wore the left slipper on the right foot and the right slipper on the left foot.
She had never fallen sick, despite eating from the ground. Nobody in the village had given her medicine, nor taken her to the hospital to be cured of any sickness.
They insulted her. They asked her not to fetch water from where Ogorme people fetched their drinking water.
She used the hoe and cutlass to weed the land. She used the bucket to fetch water for use on the farm.
The people of Ogorme stood by, watched and laughed at her. She did not mind them and took care of her crops.
As Dedo sang, she clapped, jumped and danced.
It was time for harvesting. The husks of the maize looked green and fresh. The silk was brown in colour.
Even though she freely gave them food, some wicked people went to steal when she was not at the farm.
The stranger greeted her, "Ayekoo!" But Dedo did not answer.
Some of the people of Ogorme village told him that Dedo was mad.
He said out loud, "Well then, I have never seen a mad woman like her in all my life!"
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