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Many centuries ago, in a small village, live two middle-aged friends named Aro and Osanyin. Aro is from a rich family; Osanyin is the village witch doctor. Upon the death of Aro's father, Aro inherits a large sum of money, farms, and other valuable property. Out of fear that the money will be stolen by thieves, Aro decides to bury it in the bush. Aro asks Osanyin to accompany him to assist with the burial of the money. Osanyin agrees to help his good friend.

One night at midnight, Aro places all his money into two large water pots and sets out with Osanyin to bury it under the Iroko tree. After they dig two large holes and bury the money, they return to the village. Aro feels comfort in the knowledge that his fortune is safe from thieves. Unfortunately, Aro is unaware that Osanyin...

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