Satiricus had finally solved one of the biggest mysteries that’d baffled him for years. He was relieved but at the same time shocked. As the man he considered his leader in so many ways, (the other was Rum Jhaat) Satiricus had always wondered why Nagga Man’s face was so contorted. It was the face of a man who had suffered much.
And at last Nagga Man revealed the cause: it was because of all the sufferation he had to endure from PPCEE’s persecution for 60 years – just because he wasn’t a Hindu. Since Satiricus had been so concerned he’d guessed Nagga’s wizened and lined visage had been due to his legendary consumption of Bush Rum. There was also that oily, sweaty veneer over the crevices in his face that was also a tell tale sign.
Satiricus was amazed at Nagga’s revelation… because all along he’d thought Nagga Man was Hindu. In fact because of how Nagga Man boasted of his bravery, Satiricus actually thought his leader was a Chatree Hindu – the warrior Hindu. Satiricus thought Nagga Man drank so much booze because that was what Chatrees were supposed to do. They were REAL men – and real men HAD to drink!! And cuss… even grandchildren. Now Satiricus knew that it was really because Nagga had to drown his sorrows at his sufferation because of the PPCEE persecution.
And Nagga had soooo tried to fit in. Whose face wouldn’t become contorted if you forced yourself to drink all that dhall just to develop a dhall belly to match that old Hindu Rum O Tar’s. Rum O Tar had lost his dhall belly because he had to run for President, but Nagga Man couldn’t run and so he was stuck with his dhall belly… in addition to his contorted face. What a bummer!
But all of that was behind him. He could now be himself because he was with people of his own faith. No more Bush Rum – it was now Grey Goose. No more bottom house… it was State House. No more old car – it was SUV. No more small freck – it was $1.7 every month! It was so good to be himself.
But as Nagga Man cried, “FREE AT LAST,.. FREE AT LAST; THANK GOD ALMIGHTY, I AM FREE AT LAST,” Satiricus saw his face was just as corrugated. Was it really the Nagga Man’s “bad mind” that caused it?