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She Didn't Go To School

Posted by Amota Eromanga on June 9, 2012 at 2:20 PM

“People were sad because of you!” the missionary told his wife.

“Why? What did I do wrong?” inquired the wife.

“You’ve never started the hymn in the church. You ain’t like the wife of the missionary who recently worked here. That’s what people said!” replied the missionary. “They also said that they were so unlucky to have a missionary whom his wife couldn’t start the hynm inside the church”

“Well, I can do that! It’s simple,” said the wife, “But why didn’t you tell me earlier? Now that people have rated our performance poorly, we must prove to them that I can start all the hymns like every other missionary wife. ”

“Sure you can do that?” asked the man excitedly.

“Of course! I will prove that in church tomorrow,” she swanned.

Sunday came… people were now inside the church … the missionary said an opening prayer … then time for the opening hymn …

“Now, let’s sing an opening song. In the Hymn book, song # 125, the title is ‘Tamau ana nanou” said the missionary.

The wife sang out loudly and carefully,” t by itself and a by itself together they produce ta …. m by itself and a by itself together they produce ma …. u by itself produces single u …. then ta, ma and u produce tamau ……”

“That’s enough!” ordered the missionary.

People looked to each other, “What song is she singing? Is there a newly published hymn book?”

“No, there isn’t a new hymn book. The problem is, she didn’t go to school”


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