MY FATHER'S SONG
This story is told from a song a father composed and sung to his son, the author, when he was young. The story is set in the days of old where man and animals could talk and understood each other. Alkgeli (Rat), Dzakpata (Snake), and Zangbetor (a spirit) are stuck on the verge of death. They are rescued by Klogo, a poor hunter, and all three promise to help the hunter one day. Alegelu comes to Klogo with a pot of gold, which unknown to Klogo, was stolen from the chief's palace. He becomes rich overnight and becomes the talk of the village, some said he had acquired blood money, while others said he had inherited
a fortune somewhere. Sakpli, the village's drunkard and gossip, reports to the palace that Klogo had stolen the chief's gold. Aligeli Dzakpata, and Zangbetor have to come up with a plan to save the hunter.
Author: Efo Kodjo Mawugbe