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The oil-giving palm tree. The man will climb to the top, with considerable concern that up there could be the black mamba, a cobra, one of the most poisonous snakes (ņoka) in Africa.

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He will cut off a branch that he will throw to the ground and then carry to the kinu, a type of mortar...

... to be thoroughly ground up and then deposited in a receptacle... be squeezed by hand to get out the last drop of the precious oil.

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