While studying with the Bedik tribe in Senegal, Chief Keita told me about a woman's dream:
|Chief Jean Keita, Bedik tribe, remote SE corner of Senegal, Africa.|
"Some of the young village boys went to another place to work for money. After two years in the place, one of the boys died.
"The rest of the boys said: 'Hey, we must go back home, but let's never say to the people that our friend is dead. Let's keep the secret.'
"So they came back home and said nothing.
"That night the dead boy's mother had a dream that her son has come back. She dreamt that her son came back to the family. She didn't know that her son was died because the friends said nothing.
"The following night the dead boy came into the mother's house.
"His friends were actually expecting such a situation. When one of them heard a noise, he ran into the room and found the dead boy standing there. And he said: 'you don't need to go away. We have said nothing.'
"Then the dead son appeared exactly like all the other people. The guy lived many years, maybe another 40 years. He died only last year.
"You see, the mother's dream has become true."