This is a story about a young man named Pawulo Kirimuttu. Kirimuttu is a short form of the luganda proverb: 'Kirimuttu kimanyibwa nnyinikyo' = what is inside a package is known only to its owner.' Kirimuttu returns from his studies overseas and almost immediately commits suicide. The various taboos that are observed when one commits suicide are described. Among other things these include the burial of the victim at the site where they commit suicide without the benefit of the usual funeral rites.