Things Fall Apart Chapter 11
One night Ekwefi and Ezinma were in their hut and Ekwefi was telling her daughter a story when a voice interrupted them. Chielo, priestess of Agbala, came into their hut to take Ezinma because Agbala wanted to see her. Okonkwo and Ekwefi tried to prevent Chielo from taking the girl, but the priestess warned them not to interfere with the commands of Agbala. "'Beware Okonkwo!' she warned. 'Beware of exchanging words with Agbala. Does a man speak when a god speaks? Beware!'" Part 1: Chapter 11, Pg. 89 Then she ran off into the night with Ezinma on her back. Ekwefi, out of fear for her child, followed the priestess through the night as she journeyed to a far-off village and then returned to the shrine of the Oracle of the Hills and Caves. When Ekwefi made it to the shrine on the hillside, Okonkwo was waiting there. They waited together outside the cave as dawn approached.