This is a story of two people who have never met yet are forever linked. It begins with a farmer who loves his family and loves his land and has to choose.
There is hunger in the land. For a third year in a row the winter months bring no rain. The farmer looks at his empty fields, the parched earth, the barren trees, and the carcasses of starving animals. There is little to eat, and the farmer’s relatives who in ordinary times would be generous and giving, now hide the little food they have.
Old crops have been consumed, the markets are empty; there is no work anywhere, merchants have little to sell and few can afford to buy.