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At the Catholic Church of the Blessed Sacrament, Harbour Island, Bahamas, Miss Pamela has just run through the notices (“No milk today. No gas”) and the deacon Samuel Mitchell is at the altar, railing against “the incredible, deviant behaviour glorified on the radio.

We can’t stop the lyrics! I ask you: do you believe in the Son of Man? Let us sing about the man with the withered hand. We are rocking the Bahamas. Amen!”  He sighs and joins Miss Pamela in a stall where she is smoothing her skirt over her knees in a childlike gesture. She looks concerned. Deacon Mitchell is not usually given to using words like “incredible”. He knows that there is very little on earth that defies credibility…

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