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I loved a girl

 

Last updated 07/15/2017 at 12:49pm

David Uttley

A young man began writing to his good friend, his pastor. "This letter comes to you in my place. I'm too ashamed to go to see you...Last Friday, I loved a girl-or as you would put it, I committed adultery-at least that's what the white folks call it." [This photo is for illustration purposes only. The person in the photo is not the young man in this article.]

Here begins the private correspondence between two young people and their pastor, which make up a bestselling book translated into 70 languages. Here are the first three letters...

M.......January 8

Sir,

This letter comes to you in my place. I'm too ashamed to go to see you. Besides, I don't have the money for the trip, because I'm no longer a teacher. I've lost my job.

Last Friday, I loved a girl-or as you would put it, I committed adultery-at least that's what the white folks call it and the Church, too. But the girl wasn't married, nor was she engaged to another. Consequently...



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