Ukeh was 9years older than Nti, but Nti was a very smart girl. At 13years old Nti was very sharp and intelligent. She told Ukeh all that she heard mama Ada saying. Ada was sent to the stream to get some water alongside with some maidens of the village and some of the young men.
The mother believed that Ada was with the girls but was surprised when the girls returned without her saying that Ada never joined them. They started looking for Ada but found only her pot of water broken along the road to the stream and her slippers.