A small child approaches you in the field. It looks hungry and a bit scared. Perhaps it has been abandoned under the pretext that it was a ‘child witch’ because its family couldn’t feed it. It offers you a coin.
Coin worth: $1
Accept child into family?
If the player choses so, the child is accepted into the family and becomes a family member. The child can be either a boy or a girl, around 5 years of age. The player also gets the one dollar.
This event will only occur if there are fewer than 8 people living on the farm, since that is the current maximum family size that the game can handle. It is also a very rare event, which only occurs in around 1% of the special event occassions.
“Branded and beaten – The children accused of witchcraft and murder,” BBC:
WikiPedia entry on Wicthcraft accusation against childrne in Africa:
“Children Accused of Witchcraft An anthropological study of contemporary practices in Africa”, UNICEF, 2010 (pdf):
“What’s behind children being cast as witches in Nigeria,” The Conversation, 2016: