*CHRISTIAN WORLD PRESENTS*
The dealer paid five shelling to a fat woman by the pool to bath me and one other slave girl who looks worn out, the fat woman shaved my hair and gave me a new wear after the bath, she gave me a small turban to wrap my head so that no buyer will be discouraged by my look, so i wrapped the turban round my head as i was instructed,
We journey to another district, and the other slaves got buyer quickly, just as usual no buyer want to give me a second look, most of the beautiful once among us was either bought to be a temple prostitute or a household slaves, i stood there hoping to get a good buyer so that i can be free from the dealer who was already getting frustrated with me, he doesn’t want to run at lost, he worships money and like making profit, no matter how he convinced them no one want to buy because they thought i will probably die soon or i have an illness, and the dealer who bought me for twenty five shelling wanted to sell me out for thirty five shelling, he was determined to make ten shelling of gain on my head.
A man in a white ruber, a cloth for the well to do came , he was a merchant, and he looks rich, and my dealer increased the money to forty five shelling when he saw that the rich merchant was looking at me
“She is very strong, her look is deceiving, she can travel far by foot, she walked from the sahara to lakey iceland, she can do all job..she is washed and cleaned up, i don’t deal in dirty slaves, ask about me, and my slaves are all healthy and hardworking, she is going for forty five shelling..
” she is just a child, and looks solemn, i have watched her from afar and saw that she doesn’t have a buyer, nobody wants to buy her from you, i felt pity for her, i just hope my wife will like her, i need a household slave for my wife, she has two already but she complained that they are lazy, she wants a stronger slave, and if what you said is true then i will take her for forty shelling.
“Bring the money and take her then, she will serve your wife and the entire household well.
I was sold for forty shelling surprisingly, just same amount meant for two small slaves like me,
I was happy as i journeyed with the merchant who bought food and water for me along the way, he was silent through out the journey and was not harsh to me, he later spoke
“I don’t know what pushed me to buy you but it must be some unseen god, because i don’t do that, paying forty shelling for you, is too much, the highest amount i paid for a slave was thirty shelling, and they are full and beautiful, the kivi slaves girls are beautiful and my wife likes beautiful slaves, she hates some certain set of slaves, is better to know now so that she will not take you to ludrus temple, what god do you serve..
” i have no god, i only serve my master and mistress
“Don’t be afraid, I’m not like everyone you have encountered, what god do your household serve, are your parents still alive, what god do they serve..
” they are all dead, they serve the unseen God, they are christian…
“Shhhh, don’t say it loud, that religion is an abomination to the ear, for your safety don’t tell anyone or you will be stoned to death or they feed you to the circus animals by the entrance gate, my people thinks Christians act like they know it all, worshipping an unseen god who can’t save them, is a good thing you told me, when we get home you can tell my wife you worship lucrus, the goddess of fertility and production, my wife will be happy because we are hoping on the gods for a child.
When we finally got home the merchant’s wife was in the open stair, she was beautiful, she spoke from there as the household slaves came to unpack what he came back with.
” Lami, you have being gone for four days, and you said you will only spend three days, and who is the little witch with you, don’t tell me you bought a slave girl looking like she was a left over by the gods, hope you didn’t spend money to buy her..
“Can my beautiful wife come down to greet her husband who she has not seen for days, I’m sorry i took extra day, i needed to sell all the wares before returning home..
The woman came down and gave her husband an angry look before turning to me, she looked me over and pull off the turban on my head, she became more angry as she saw my bare head with no hair
” Lami, no, no..i don’t want her, and there is nothing you will say that will convince me to take her, hope you didn’t spend upto fifteen shelling on her, return her back and get your money from the wicked dealer that sold her to you, i can’t allow her into my house..
“Just give her a chance first, she is strong and she also worship lucrus, i know she look too slender but with food she will add more flesh to her skin, and her hair will also grow, give her a chance of fourteen days and if you still don’t want her then i will sell her off at your pleasure
” i swear by the gods if she comes into my house i will send her to the circus animal, and her blood will be on you, because i warned you, i said i don’t want her, look at those eyes, so deep like the blue sea, she raises fear within me, take her away from here, now..
The merchant took me out at the wife command, i wrapped my head back with the turban, he didn’t know what to do with me, he rode on his horse wheel, searching for buyer, he was willing to resell me for twenty shelling, he doesn’t want to be totally at lost and if he had told his wife he paid forty shelling for me the woman would have torn him into pieces, after sometime he saw a young man who was coming from the slave market with two male slaves with him
“She is for sale, very strong for your household, add her to your flocks, i could have kept her but my wife doesn’t want her, please take her and give me what you have
The young man looked at me and smile, making me feel at peace, he gave the merchant fifteen shelling which seem like the only money with him and i silently followed
When we got to the big beautiful gate he looked at me for sometime before speaking quietly to me
“There is something about you, you are special, this big beautiful house belongs to the second prime ruler of this whole kingdom, he is a kind man and his wife also, they have two children, Vim their son, who does whatever pleases him and the princess whom is called Zity, she is full of life and maybe of same age with you, i am the head of the household slaves, you can call me Abel, we have enough slaves here but my master has ordered me to get two male slaves for his shipping business, i don’t know why i bought you from that merchant, but i know the madam is looking for a little personal slave girl for her only daughter Zity, Zity may not want you but don’t be afraid for God will soften her heart, i was also little when i came down here, when i was just eleven and I’m thirty two years now, my owners just got married then, and i was here they birth all their children, both the ones that died and the two that survived,Vim is twenty and Zity is fourteen, my master and mistress are good people, they have wanted to free me on several occasion but i told them i wasn’t ready maybe because i was use to them, i feel comfortable here and they are kind to me..What is your name, and how old are you, what god do you serve..tell me the truth, don’t be afraid
“My name is Tamar and I’m fourteen years, I use to be a Christian before loosing my faith, I’m ready to serve my lord..
” I’m not your lord, Tamar, call me Abel, now i understand why God led me to the path i took today, He wanted me to meet you, I’m a christian, but i hide it from everyone, is very dangerous to announce such faith here, i will help you believe again, but keep your faith to yourself and don’t let anyone to know about it. I can see you have being through so much.. You have survived what killed others, is not because you are stronger but because there’s a reason for that, and soon you will find out what your purpose is… Lets go inside, the prime ruler and his family are all in.
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