Unoka went into an inner room and soon returned with a small wooden disc containing a kola nut, some alligator pepper and a lump of white chalk.
I have kola, he announced when he sat down, and passed the disc over to his guest.
Thank you. He who brings kola brings life. But I think you ought to break it, replied Okoye passing back the disc.
No, it is for you, I think, and they argued like this for a few moments before Unoka accepted the honor of breaking the kola. Okoye, meanwhile, took the lump of chalk, drew some lines on the floor, and then painted his big toe.