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Performance and reliability cookies These cookies allow us to monitor OverDrive's performance and reliability. How the Leopard Got His Claws. We use this information to create a better experience for all users. This time is necessary for searching and sorting links. So Chike's adventure on the River Niger brought him close to danger and then rewarded him with good fortune.

Without these cookies, we won't know if you have any performance-related issues that we may be able to address. Once he finally makes it across the river, Chike realizes that life on the other side is far different from his expectations, and he must find the courage within him to make it home. It also exposed Mr Peter Nwaba, the rich but miserly trader. For example, they let us know which features and sections are most popular. Such a pat ending and overt tying off of loose ends comes across as either lazy or exasperated, a desire to just be done with it.

After many ill-conceived plans for acquiring the necessary ferry fee, Chike stumbles on the idea to wash the cars of people waiting to cross the river. But when he decides he has seen enough, he finds that he has missed the last ferry back to Onitsha. In rom eating his first skewer of suya under the shade of a mango tree, to visiting the village magician who promises to double the money in his pocket.

Chike, a Nigerian boy, moves from his native village of Umuofia to the city of Onitsha to live with his uncle. Chike overhears the thieves make arrangements with a night watchman and then load their lorry with stolen goods. With no place to stay, Chike takes refuge in the back of a lorry. The lorry turns out to belong to a gang of thieves.

After many illconceivedBut when he