Yesterday we cleared the grass where we plan to build our house. We saw–and killed–one death adder.
Meanwhile, up the hill there was a dispute. Based on the shouting and the report from guys working with me, a woman chopped her daughter’s foot with a machete because of a disagreement in the garden. The daughter walked down to our houses then passed out. The Walkers attended. I didn’t maneuver to see the wound since Penny’s description made me woozy.
Up the hill I could see a man beating the woman as punishment. Later he cut her hand with a machete.
The men working with me carried on as normal throughout the incident. And a number of women and children stood watching this mundane event. This is PNG.