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While I reached the outdated man’s apartment, he was once within his room, then I known as him and informed him that I had introduced dying that he informed me to move and convey. yet instantly he heard from me that I had introduced loss of life and whilst he observed him on my head, he was once drastically terrified and raised alarm that he idea not anyone may move and convey dying from his condo, then he informed me to hold him (Death) again to his condominium immediately, and he (old guy) rapidly went again to his room and commenced to shut all his doorways and home windows, yet ahead of he may possibly shut or 3 of his home windows, I threw down demise prior to his door and while that I threw him down, the web reduce into items and dying discovered his method out. Then the previous guy and his spouse escaped during the home windows and in addition the complete humans in that city ran away for his or her lives and left their houses there. (The outdated guy had concept that dying could kill me if I went to his condo, simply because not anyone may perhaps succeed in Death’s condo and go back, yet I had identified the previous man’s trick already. ) in order that because the day that I had introduced demise out from his residence, he has no everlasting position to stay or remain, and we're listening to his identify approximately on the earth. This was once how I introduced out loss of life to the previous guy who advised me to move and convey him sooner than he (old guy) could inform me whereabouts my palm-wine tapster was once that i used to be trying to find earlier than I reached that city and went to the previous guy. however the previous guy who had promised me that if i'll visit Death’s condominium and convey him, he may inform me whereabouts my palm-wine tapster used to be, couldn't wait and fulfil his promise simply because he himself and his spouse have been narrowly escaped from that city. Then I left town with out realizing the place my tapster used to be, and that i all started one other clean trip. while it used to be the 5th month on account that I had left that city, then I reached one other city which was once no longer so massive, even if there has been a wide and well-known marketplace. whilst that I entered the city, I went to the home of the top of the city who obtained me with kindness into his residence; after a short while he advised certainly one of his other halves to provide me nutrients and after I had eaten the nutrition, he instructed his spouse to provide me palm-wine too; I drank the palm-wine to extra as while i used to be in my city or as while my tapster was once alive. but if I tasted the palm-wine given to me there, I acknowledged that I obtained what i needed right here. After I had eaten the nutrients and inebriated the palm-wine to my pride, the pinnacle of town who got me as his visitor requested for my identify, I informed him that my identify was once referred to as “Father of gods who might do something during this international. ” As he heard this from me, he used to be quickly faint with worry. After that he requested me what I got here to him for. I answered that i used to be trying to find my palm-wine tapster who had died in my city your time in the past. Then he informed me that he knew the place the tapster used to be. After that he advised me that if i'll aid him to determine his daughter who was once captured via a curious creature from the industry which used to be in that city, and convey her to him, then he might inform me whereabouts my tapster was once.