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THE ENGAGEMENT



He who has given a cow will be honored today - for with the giving of this cow he has said to his beloved, "I wish you for my wife." The young men will turn and spin their happiness. They will fill their pots with banana-wine and drink till the fire makes them leap to the skies. The young maidens, friends of the betrothed, will dance their thanks to this man who has given the cow. Their small breast will vibrate as they stamp the earth - and when they smile, the young man will know his gift is accepted. Soon he may take his beloved to be his wife.



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