Bede Olo, a 14-year-old school boy is quite asleep alone in a deserted dormitory, while all the other students are watching a football match. A mysterious old man appears by his bed, makes small cuts on him without rousing him, and disappears into the forests. When he is awoken by some school prefects a little while later, he has changed to an old man. Against the backdrop of the school treasure hunt game, organized by the head boy to provide a diversion for the student body and avoid more confusion over this incident as instructed by the head teacher, a nascent student demonstration by a faction of students fearing the worst in this matter; and the poor boy's determination to take matters in hand, the race is set for realizing again a boy's treasured life. A good omen? Perhaps. This encounter with the serpent appeared symbolic in that way. The sort of thing the elders would say bespoke of a good outcome for an impending event, say the treasure hunt or even resolving the debacle surrounding the changed Bede Olo. Thus the senior prefect reflected.