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The slave girl who tried to kill her mistress (II)

She beat the little girl every day, and always made her carry the largest water-pot to the spring; she also made the child place her finger in the fire to use as firewood. When the time came for food, the slave girl went to the fire and got a burning piece of wood and burned the child all over the body with it. When Akpan asked her why she treated the child so badly, she replied that she was a slave that her father had bought for her. When the little girl took the heavy water-pot to the river to fill it there was no one to lift it up for her, so that she could not get it on to her head; she therefore had to remain a long time at the spring, and at last began calling for her sister Emme to come and help her.

When Emme heard her little sister crying for her, she begged the Water Ju Ju to allow her to go and help her, so he told her she might go, but that she must return to him again immediately. When the little girl saw her sister she did not want to leave her, and asked to be allowed to go into the hole with her. She then told Emme how very badly she had been treated by the slave girl, and her elder sister told her to have patience and wait, that a day of vengeance would arrive sooner or later. The little girl went back to Akpan’s house with a glad heart as she had seen her sister, but when she got to the house, the slave girl said, “Why have you been so long getting the water?” and then took another stick from the fire and burnt the little girl again very badly, and starved her for the rest of the day.

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11-year-old schoolboy who plays football without any feet

  • Gabriel Muniz was born with limb deficiency meaning his feet didn’t develop
  • But the boy from Campos dos Goytacazes, Brazil, was determined to walk
  • Gabriel caught the eye of FC Barcelona and was invited to training camp

In one sense, Gabriel Muniz is just like most other boys his age - desperate to go outside and play football.

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How a 22 year old housewife gave birth to a tortoise in Nasarawa

The story may have been reeled out of some medieval mystery novels or better still an addition to the seven wonders of the world. For many though,the story of a human being giving birth to a tortoise, was so far fetched as near fiction,in fact bordering more on mystery than everyday occurrence.

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Arike, Miss Oya 2013: Being a model doesn’t make one immoral

Miss Arike Omolayo Ali, a native of Ondo town in Ondo State of Nigeria happens to be the only child of her parents. Born about 25 years ago to the family of Mr and Mrs Ali, Arike, a student of Kwara State College of Health Technology, Offa, was among the eight contestants in the 2013 Oya Maiden Beauty Pageant organised by the National Leader of Oodu’a Peoples Congress (OPC), Otunba Gani Adams.

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Lack of sleep increases cravings for junk food

Sleep is essential for a person’s health and wellbeing, according to the National Sleep Foundation (NSF). Yet millions of people do not get enough sleep and many suffer from lack of sleep. Most of those with these problems go undiagnosed and untreated. In addition, more than 40 percent of adults experience daytime sleepiness severe enough to interfere with their daily activities at least a few days each month - with 20 percent reporting problem sleepiness a few days a week or more.

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