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When Nadine and Christopher arrive in Ngolo, Apato and Segyua bring a wheelbarrow to transport the sack of rice that they have brought. Meanwhile, Ada sharpens long sticks with a machete to make practice spears. He explains that the game is called "ngyendo" and consists of rolling a slice of a tree trunk while others, mostly children, try to hit the moving target with their practice spear. Ntemba Marin still sharpens spear heads in the background. Djiedjhie interviews Ada and Ntemba further about the game, pointing out that the Mabi also have a version of this game. Then a few men demonstrate how "ngyendo" works, under the cheering laughter of watching villagers. Finally, also the children play the game.