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LOOKOUTS THAT NEVER BE, A Short Story by Samuel Batara

LOOKOUTS THAT NEVER BE, A Short Story by Samuel Batara

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Published by Samu Bata
A short love story of a seminarian who has grown from the possessive one-woman-lover to a universal lover of all God's people
A short love story of a seminarian who has grown from the possessive one-woman-lover to a universal lover of all God's people

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Published by: Samu Bata on Sep 03, 2010
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06/28/2014

 
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