Two Gardens: Story
Badu works tirelessly in his boss’s garden, or at least he thinks he does. We’ve seen him in action in The Tales of Disasters films, and hard work is not something he’s fond of. But we haven’t seen him like this before …
Badu is tortured by thoughts in his head, thoughts about the new guy, the stranger, the one his boss has employed to tend the garden next to his, and which for some strange reason is producing much better crops. He must have been stealing his seedlings! Badu must protect himself!
“He’s from across the bay. They’re all strange over there,” Badu mutters. “All thieves,” his friend adds. “He’s a thief!”
What’s more, he disappears every day and nobody knows what he’s up to.
Rumours spread from one villager to another until they all agree that the stranger must be stopped, because surely, they are all under threat. That night, they meet and set fire to his garden. But when the wind fans the flames and blows fire towards the village, it’s Popoy, the stranger, who saves the day. All those hours he spent away from his garden he was actually working to fix the village well. It means the fire can be put out, and everyone is safe.
Badu, deeply ashamed, apologises.