They lived on a rich man's land.
Their grass-thatched hut was at the end of a row of trees.
Sakima was a talented boy.
For example, he could sit with older members of the village and discuss matters.
They left home early in the morning and returned late in the evening.
Sakima was left with his little sister.
One day his mother asked him, "Where do you learn these songs from, Sakima?"
His sister would listen to him singing his favourite song. She would sway to the soothing tune.
Sakima would accept and sing it over and over again.
Sakima knew that there was something wrong.
Sakima learned that the rich man's son was missing.
The man was very sad and lonely.
But his parents dismissed him. "He is very rich. You are only a blind boy. Do you think your song will help him?"
She said, "Sakima's songs soothe me when I am hungry. They will soothe the rich man too."
Slowly, the head of the rich man began to show through the window.
But one man said, "Nobody has been able to console the boss. Does this blind boy think he will console him?"
But the rich man rushed out and said, "Please sing the song again."
They had found the rich man's son beaten up and left on the side of the road.
He rewarded Sakima for consoling him.
He took his son and Sakima to hospital to check if Sakima could see again.
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