But one night, he went to bed before her as usual but he was troubled so sleep evaded him.
Thinking that the husband was fast asleep, she went to the bedroom and undressed.
But before she could sneak into bed, her husband, who was fully awake, switched on the light to surprise her. To his shock, his ‘light-complexioned’ wife was dark in complexion, except for her face, part of her arms and legs.
“You bleached your face? Is this why you are always wearing long dresses?” the shocked pastor asked.
Dumbfounded, with the beads of sweat trickling down her face, she tried to apologise and explain to the pastor that it was a mistake she regretted. But the man of God would have none of it. He wanted her out of his house first thing in the morning, he said.
“I liked her light complexion from the word go, so I married her as companion and to bear me beautiful children. I never knew she was a pretender. I don’t want to see her again,” the clergyman told relatives who tried to convince him to take her back.