They felt there was something wrong with their baby. He was delivered in home, they lived too far away from civilization.
What was wrong … well they knew when he was about two weeks old. They have seen that small things were disappearing from the baby’s crib, so they have removed them all from there.
That morning when mommy went there to feed him he was bawling, milk was late, and she just stood there, paralyzed, every time he sucked in air a small thing flew from its place and entered his mouth.
Now they keep him in a small pit, away from the house. What? What if he swallows the house?