The story covered comprehensively about the believed of the people of kutuji and the calamity that came upon them as a result of their negligence.
It is generally the believed of people of kutuji that when a child is born espectially the king's child should be taken to the gods to say his fate and that wass how Adewale-king Adetusa's child, was taken to say what he might become in future. Unluckly for the king, the future which the child brought was very bad.i.e he will kill his father and marry his mother. The only remedy is to send back the unlucky child to the gods.
Gboka-the king special messenger was given the unlucky child for execution, but as fate does their things, the life of the child was spared by the messenger who handled over the child to a hunter from another village far away from kutuji
The hunter however, gave the child to his master and that was how Adewale was given life.
Adewale, a hot temper man which was bestowed on him by the gods themselves, killed his real father over a piece of land and buried him simply because he called him a bush man.
The same Gboka who saw what happened, ran back to kutuji and reported that king Adetusa was murdered by a gang of arm robber. As a result of the absent of the king, another neighbouring village began killing them.
A man called Adewale " a butterfly thought is a bat" of which the meaning was later translated to him that he was going to kill his father and marry his mother. To avoid such incest and abomintion, he decided to run away from his foaster parent which he thought were his true parents.
To fulfill the desires of the gods, Adewale helped the people of kutuji and restored back their victory. As a result of that, the people of kutuji outlooked their tradition and believed and made Adewale the king of kutuji who was later asked to marry the late king's wife'
Finally, everything that was said about his future came to reality.
To the author, the gods are not to blame, but from my own perspective, the gods deserved all the blame simply because all our activities and behavour are being controlled by the gods. Here are few of my back up;
-they (gods) knew what the child would become when they created him in the first place
- it is the same gods who made Gboka -the messenger to have pity on the child.
- it is the same gods who made the people of kutuji to outlooked their tradition and enthroned adewale as a king
- The same gods could have told adewale that the people he claimed to be his parents are not but his foaster if actually they want to prevent such thing from occuring.
In conclusion, Adewale plug his two eyes when the truth was reviewed which later led him to unknown destination