Not only because school was closed, but because they went to visit their grandmother. She lived in a fishing village near a large lake.
They could not sleep and talked about the holiday the whole night.
They drove past mountains, wild animals, and tea plantations. They counted cars and sang songs.
In thier language, Nyar-Kanyada means "daughter of the people of Kanyada." She was a strong and beautiful woman.
Her grandchildren were excited to give her the presents they brought from the city. "First open my gift," said Odongo. "No, my gift first!" said Apiyo.
They chased butterflies and birds.
Before they could finish eating, they were falling asleep!
They fetched water and firewood. They collected eggs from the chickens and picked vegetables from the garden.
She showed them how to make coconut rice to eat with roast fish.
After that day, the boy made sure that the cows did not get into trouble again.
Apiyo liked to tell customers the price of items. Odongo would pack the items that customers bought.
They helped grandmother to count the money she earned.
Nyar-Kanyada gave Odongo a cap and Apiyo a sweater. She packed food for their journey.
She smiled and said, "I am too old for the city. I will be waiting for you to visit me again."
But most of all, everyone agreed that Odongo and Apiyo had a wonderful grandmother!
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