Messenger: Citizens of Umuofia, you must pay 250 cowries (*50 for me*) in order to gain your leaders back. If not they will be hanged.
Umuofia Citizen: We will pay the cowries to get our leaders back!
After the prisoners are released the clan has a meeting. The messenger is sent to tell the citizens to stop the meeting but he is killed by Okonkwo. The clan questions why Okonkwo would do this instead of having his back.
The District Commissioner goes to Okonkwo's compound to punish him for killing the messenger. He finds out that Okonkwo has killed himself and cannot be buried because his body is evil. In the end the District Commissioner plans to write a book about "Pacifying the tribe."