The world is hard

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The world is hard
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THE


WORLD IS HARD


THE MASTER


Of LIFE


Wife brought Leprosy to her Husband after
Communicating with a Secret Friend
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CONTENTS


Counterfeit Policeman
Wife brought Leprosy
Have Hope in Your Life..
Catcham Catcham!!

Wife Argued
Sentence Robbers
Gift for People ... .
How He Became Poor
One You Trust
Fault of Doctor ...
The World is Hard
Mute Policeman Disappears
Everything Money
Messenger Vs District Officer
Angry Man Remembers Life
You Have Caused My Breast


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Mr. Sunday Okenwa Olisa is the author
of this book. He -has the sole copy-right
for it. Reproduction in part or whole with-
out a written permission from Mr. Olisa
is strictly prohibited.



WARNING

Do not read other people's letters.
Do not attempt others' lives.
Do not mix with others' wives.
Do something which is right, because it
is right and expect no reward.

The Booklet
"THE WORLD IS HARD"
Is Obtainable From
MR. OBI GOODWILL,
NO. 2B, CHRIST CHURCH STREET, ONITSHA.
























COUNTERFEIT POLICEMAN RUNS AWAY:

CATCHAM! CATCHAM!

SHOUTED THE TRUE POLICE.

It was in 1954, and there was an Ibadan
man who went by the name, 'Olina-ulu". He
was a clever thief and a counterfeit police-
man. Women with mean conducts and boys


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were his apprentices. He had, for his jobs, a
fake police, uniform' and an identity card
with his photo on it. With these, he was able
to search traders' goods: holding men with-
out current bicycle licence, searching people's
houses, checking drivers for road off~,nces.
He also was capable of arresting people
who had no light at night, holding barmen
who had no licence etc. In fact, he was a
terror to the people all because he was a
clever person.
As a matter of fact, he had been to
many part of Nigeria and he had always
been lucky and so he felt that every day
anywhere would be a lucky day. Anyway,
there was one bad day for him.
One day he came down to Aba and was
looking lor a victim. As he was patrolling
along the Azikiwe Road, he met one trader
who had just returned from Port Harcourt.
He quickly ordered the mpan to stop and
offload, his goods from the truck, unpack-
ing them too for an inspection. The trader
was bold and refused to obey the fake police-
man's order. Instead he started to cross-exa-
mine the policeman. Anyway, the wayo man





gave him only five minutes for obeying his
command. There was a stand still, and the
atmosphere wa' being charged with the anger
of this wavo man.

Th: trader. ordered his truckman to go
on. The next thing that happened to the
trader w'.as that he felt a sharp blow on his
back. The '\ayo man by then meant
business, for he dealt himr that heavy blow
with his baton. There was a fierce fight
between the false policeman and the unfor-
tunate trader. Knock-out blows were regu-
larly exchained but the trader was ~ictcrious.

After f;ie rmminae of this funny fight. oler
500 people gathered at the spot and a true
policemanm arrived to keep peace. The scene
started to change. Th2 w ayo man \ho had
ren bold b-gan to shake. He was afraid
and at a great loss. As soon as he saw
the policeman in uniform, he ran aLay like
; mad man,

The picture will show you how the wayc
man was clis-d by the real policeman and
he itrder. The policeman and the trader
were shou'tineg without success. "Catcham!





Catcham!!" The wayo man meant business.
Later on. a person from the crowd told
the "Operation Knife." Mr. Okenwa Olisa.
that he saw the wa-:o man at Ngwa running
at the speed of 20 m.p.h.
Will you now agree with me that corruption
grows daily, a lot of men have been posing as
policemen and make money from timid people.
But 1 have a question, forom'where actually
did Mr. Olina-ulu get his uniform ? I appeal
to detectives to mean business in their duty.
My "Operation" continues and you will be
more interested as you read on.


WIFE BROUGHT LEPROSY TO HER
HUSBAND AFTER COM UMNICATING
WZTIi A SECRET FRIEND
Entire people support the idea of husbands
seriously watching their wives.
Why Men Watch Their Wives Are:
1. To see that they are not wandering as
harlots.
2. To save their lives free and from bad
diseases.
Married women must understand that





\\hy their husbands are seriously watching
their movements are not only to enjoy them
alone but for above reasons. Once upon a
time, there lived a wife by name Mgbeke.
She was very beautiful and men had been
chasing her. She had many men friends
unknown to her husband. One day unfor,
tunately, she associated with a man-harlot
who had a leprosy. disease in blood which
did not show on his body.
One day, the husband of Nlgheke went tc
a private doctor as he was sick, for medical
examination. As the doctor inspected him, he
said, "1 regret to inform you that you have
been affected with leprosy : It will appear on
your skin before three years. The cause is
that wour wife had mixed \wih some bod)
who had leprosy in hic body but not shown
in his skin. So after you had mixed with her
. ou were affected.
BuY This Booklet For )Your Wife."


HAVE HOPE IN YOUR LIFE:
Always have hope that you will prosper; ir,
your business. Do not at all as many other,





think, that you will not rise up again in
vour business either because of old age or of
temptations which were obstacles of your suc-
cess. No condition is permanent therefore do
not worry your mind when you go to sleep,
or think that God has hatred for you. Your
sufferings and troubles are recorded. you
do not know from \ here He will bless you.
You do not know whether r \ou will win
s-eepstake ; tomorrow. Just struggle hard.
Do not steal. Bad 'id is prepared to spoil
thousands of pounds. Do not frame false
accusations agailisi others.



MR. OFO-OGELI RUNS AWA :
CATCH.e A CATCHIAM !!
SHOUTED THE HARLOT
Mr Ofo-ogeli of Lagos ran away after
having a nice time with his harlot.. In the
morning the harlot demanded the amount
agreed by Mr. Ofo-ogeli to pay, and Mr. Ofo-
ogeli said; "Let me urinate." From there he
ran away as a mad-man. The harlot shouted
Catcham!, Catcham!!





WIFE ARGUED BEFORE HER HUSBAND
"I would not part with you unless
you renew my body as I was before"

A wife by name Nwanyioma who liBed with
her husband at Aba argued before her husband
when the husband told her to pack away. "!
would not pack away as you requested unless
you renew my body as it was before." The
husband accused her of misusing his money
in a wrong %way. The wife was unable to
manage 15 (fifteen pounds) for their feeding
monthly. But the husband asked : How will
I renew your body ?
/
Wife replied : Didn't you know what you
did? as I look now. is it bow I was for
the past years? And for that I would not
pack away.

Question: Wife and Husband who is right


SENTENCE ROBBERS TO OVER
30 YEARS.

You are perhaps like many others, aware
of the fact that things have'gone w rong in the
Townships. Gone wrong to the extent that





thieves have some people "who encourage
them not to care. A gang of Robbers known -
as "Abanidiegwu" have made the 'Townships
dangerous. The worst is that, there are
boys of nine years being trained for picking
pockets. Traders in the market lack police
protection and cry daily because of thieves.

What causes the increase in number of
these thieves- daily? Are they not severely
dealth with? 1 know harlots and a good-num-
ber of rich-men in the to% ns are the greatest
enemies of the society. The public has been
paying tributes to His Worship Magistrate
J. N. ODOGU because he hates robbers.
1, myself will like Robbers to be sentenced
to over 30 years imprisonment with hard.
labour when they are found' guilty of ti.eir
offence. 1 wonder why a young man should
sign for robbery as his occupation! Places
like Ibadan, Lagos and Omltsha are really
flooded by desperate robbers.

In Lagos, Robbers there are so ruthless that
they can strip somebody naked in the day
light. In Ibadan at the Main Motor-Park,
w hen lorries stop and -the passengers go out to
eat, thieves collect broken bottles and arrange





them under the tyres. So. when the driver
moves'the lorry, the tyres burst. The thieves
do this so that the lorry will not move in time
so that they will h.ive the chance to looth the
goods in the lo:ry.. 'May the lbadan Police
see- to it. At Onitsha. women who trade on
fish do fight fist to fist with pick-pockets. Bus
passengers are being robbed when coming,
down from the bus at the-bus stop. Pockets
of traders in the market are cut open and
their goods. are being stolen. Onitsha Day
Robbers have a group that stay in front of
S.C.O.A., Taxi Park, Bus Statidn and various
centres in clean dresses. May the management
of the Onitsha Branch of the S.C.O.A. see that
nobody sl.oild be allowed at the front except
,vendors or tho-e \\ho shelter themselves'.
frorh rain.

1 will like to-assure the general public, that
Treasury and shop robberies could at times
be traced back to scme shady healthyy men
in some townships.

The only way to decrease daily the number
of these robbers is to act on my suggestions;






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THE RECEIVER WILL NOT FORGET YOU!







HOW HE BECAME POOR

In 1952, there w.as one Jos trader controlling 200
hut he %as not smart. Within the middle of 1952- he
vas so. luck\ to get one servant who was brave, smart
and diplomat in trading affairs due to the fact that he had
served man\ m4 ters dealt with trades What happened ?
The sei\ant began to run transport in matters of pur-
chasing goods, while the master \as. at home busy
selling ~nlh the servant's direcuons. The master so
uoved the servant that he ne\er cared to check him.
The servant also loved the master. The servant had a
e.ry powerful trading ability, and then was producing a
lot of gains for his master. Towards the end of 1952
ihe.v made. a rough check, which they had 500. The
master was very, very happy for the efforts of his boy.
He purchased the following things for his servant:-
one coat, two costly trousers, a pair of shoes and 'two
shirts. Well the 1952 passed. The master told the ser
vant that I would go home to marry a wife, mostly, in
order to avoid the %wornness involved in entering kitchen
to cook after market. Then the servant whole-heartedli
welcomed the suggestion Then the master \wen! home
and returned with one attractive, beautiful lady looking
like an angel whose breasts were pointing as nails. The
lovel:, name which h her. husband was calling her was,
" OGCH.A." Within one month the "OGACHA" came,
she began to advise her husband to be checking with the





servant. The first false statement she made to her hus-
b.nd was that she the "OGACH4" heard that the servant
sent 40 to his parent during Dec., 1952'. The husband
however overlooked the false statement. -Within tvwo
months the "OGACHA" came, she began to serse the ser-
vant unworthy meals with dirty plates. Whenever the
servant venturess to ask her why she was giving him in-
suficient meals with unwashed plates, she would abuse
him sa ing, "'why don't you enter the kitchen and prepare
the meal, a servant as yourself" sometimes the 'OG-CtiA'
aould not exen present any meal to the servant, so she be-
gan playing stupid attitude towards the servant. The
servant began to warn his master to caution his wife. The
master used to agree to caution his %ife in the face of
his servant, but could not tell his wife anything. He was
of the opinion that if he warns hi \wife tp, change her
dangerous fashions, that she might go. and he cannot
again see any lady in the world like her. Therefore, he
kept on tolerating the faults of his wife, what happened'
The servant grew annoyed and left the master. .The
foriner master, then sought for another bo). and was so
unluck,. to get one dull boy who \as a back-banded boy.
and vas not smart. When tile boy reached the market
n the absence of his master, any sweet meal that passed
across their shade he must buy it and chop He was so
il!y that when a buyer bought an article worth of 15/- and
livess him one pond currency note to gi.e him change
insteadd of giving the buyer 5/-, he would give 15/-. So
doing, the man's money was fimsihing indirectly. The





first trip that the master went to buy goods, after the re-,
signation of the former boy, he lost 80 out of 180
worth of articles he purchased at Ontsha. During the
second trip he lost 50, and his new boy was still busy
in his s;lly sales, 'After sL\ months that the former
clever servant left, the master experienced a great short-
age. Then the silly "OGACHA" tried to lie frowned face
with the husband, since she was not tasting costly diets
because of the brokage of her husband. What hap.
opened last? The "OLc.,CHAI" left. Before leaving the
husband, the OGACHA remarked to her husband, that,
she cannot leave \with a penniless man.
QUESTION: What w.s the main cause that brought
the master into poverty ?
ANSWER : He became poor because he was unable to
manage his properties, secondly he was confused by
the attractive skin of his wife.
The end of this story will carn, advices to some masters
who use to deprive the efforts of their servants, because
of the wicked instructions of their wives. Never you agree
with your wife when you see her insulting your boy
whom you know have suffered and served you well.


ONE YOU TRUST WILL TELL YOUR
ENEMY WHERE YOU HIDE
When you get Money, people befriend you, when
you have no money you will become their mere toy when
they wanted to joke or converse. When you carry latrine
or push truck to get your daily bread people will laugh






S:t 0 butil 'you become rich in that job ou get friends
Nobody no%% v.Ml tell others the traih. Some people
opera, their mouth to swallow others "A friend whom
you trust \. 11 be the pcr-son to tell yLur enemy where
.ou hide." H-ave co.Curge in wh;:te er :,ou are doing
Trust in Gcd. \.u will conquer )our difficulties.
When you fisanh reading this my
book, you will understand tiat the
wonid is hard.



FAULT OF DOCTOR AND SILLINESS OF WIFE;
WIFE CHARM POISONED HER HUSBAND.
PREPA:F:E' FOR HER HUSBAN.ID TO
HAVE S!LLY LOVE ON HER

i w.culd like t[e c'nera) public to.boycott
self appointed Natii'e Docto'- now flooded
the towAn, coilcting money' from servants,
boys, ;mnci and \vies under false pretences.

In 1956, thcre lvred a witfe with her husband
at ,-\saba. She .tent to a nati'.e doctor to
prepare tfr her--charim n which would make
her husband iove her in a sill, way. -The na-
ive doctor she met did not know anything of
occulti.;m, and ten prepared what he liked
for hr. Vviheii tie vwif returned home and


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transmitted it as insti ucted, her husband cot
sick. He was healed but a lot of moneN was
spent. The attitude of this wife \ as bad.
I can.advise our married v\ omen to do good
things to satisfy their husbands and not b%
means.
Buy this booklet for your i'Or as to discoica.eit lh I
she has hec intension of the saia ,'o udc.
THE WORLD 8S HARD
Father is -inju t to his son, son is unjust to
his father, brother is unjust to his brother.
Friend is u.just to his friend; some people
have the intension to kidnapp others to get
money. Who should be trusted as things are.
now becominJg worst? The worst and foolish
thing is that bad money-minded men had dis-
figured their nature of body for the sake of
money.
MUTE POLICEMAN DISAPPEARS
The general public will not enjoy the ser-
vices of Policemen until such a time that the\
begin to discharge good services as they are
instructed by their top ranking officers.
No police, no fear, and why should some
of them not execute their jobs well? I have
heard many cases in which policemen were
involved and found guilty for stealing with
thieves. This can easily prove my allegation.





In 1954. as I %\as crossing from Asaba to
Oniisha, the Engine canoe which we joined
spoilt in the middle of the river and there was
a hea'.y rain and wind. Before the engine
started, it \%as round about 11.30 p.m. Not
very long we landed at Onitsha waterside
(ose-Okwo-odu). After some distance from the
water side. I was surrounded by armed rob-
bers. I saw cone policeman some distance
from the spot of this incident and the police
saw us. Instead of ihe policeman to frighten
the robbers to run away he disappeared. I
was beaten as the robbers found nothing with
me.
I appeal to Nigerian Pohce to retain the re-
putation of the force. I once more make it
clear. "No police. No peace No security."


EVERYTHING 'MONEY
Somebody cannot direct you to any business
without demanding money. EBen there are
places you would go for a current change of
documents. Without sacrifice, come tomor-
ro\ follows These spirits are absolutely.
'ery bad. Men have made themselves Judas.
Death is a debt that anybody.has to pay.
Wicked .ouls ioll live ei'' co:; le.-rned aTic atiswerin:.
a hlit ," queor;,,, hI/o're God





COURT MESSENGER VERSUS
DISTRICT OFFICER
NO SOUND ENGLISH, NO PROMOTION
COURT MESSENGER LOST PROMOTION BECAUSE OF
BAD ENGLISH
District Officer: Why did you fail to come
to me as you were officially
informed ?
Court Messenger: My intension was to visited
you, but due to the
wickedness of my body I
fail i re.
District Officer : What caused the weakness
Court Messenger I riding so many miles
yesterday after work shop
District Officer : Have you family ?
Court Messenger: I ha ing two childs and
one wife.
District Officer: Did you at all attend
school?
Court Messenger : No, Yes.
District Officer : What was your qualifica-
tion ?
Court Messenger: I passing six.
District Officer: 1 regret to inform you that
my intension was to pro
mote you but your English
haz failed you.






ANGRY MAN REMEMBERS LIFE


In 1951. there %was one Enugu man by name
Mr. Uwasilike. His parenisdied when he \\as
at the age of 10. He had no brother of the
same mother or father. He suffered greatly.
before he could stand as a man. He was one
Jay robbed by a gang of "Harlot Thieves."
Mr. Uwasilike was nearly mad as he looked
up and down and saw no other person to help
him.
One night, as he was thinking, he decided to
hang himself with a rope. He was a man w ho
fears death. S during the time he wanted to
go and hang himself, he held a knife with which
to save himself from dying if he becomes
afraid as life is great and sweet.
The man cut off the rope a few minutes be-
tore he should have hanged himself
congratulate Mr Uwasilike for his withdrawal to kil
himself.
Gentlemen the world is hard, so, do not attempt to kill
yourself because of temptations.
Think before you do. Government should ban harlots
in the Townships because they are the root of many evils.







YOU HAVE CAUSED' MY BREASTS WHICH
POINTED AS NAILS TO COLLAPSE, YOU'
WILL NOT MARRY ME AGAIN. I DOUBT
YOUR 'FINANCIAL POSITION NOW
WIFE TOLD HUSBAND ,

A wife, Mrs. Echidime told her husband,
Mr. Echidime that she would not marry him
again. She said this when she- experienced
that her husband was financially down.
When her husband asked-her why she said
that she would not marry him again? She,
replied him and said "I doubt your finain-
cial position now." Mrs. Echidime boycotted
eating together with her husband. When she
finished cooking she would ask one small
girl caring for their children to prepare
her husband's meal. She began to call her
husband Mr. Nwoke -when she, .wanted to
tell him- anything.
Mr. Echidime was a cunning man so one
day, he went to his friend -Mr. Mekasi and
borrowed 200 (two hundred pounds) cash.
When he returned in the night, he entered into
his bedroom and closed the door and began.
to c)unt the money checklessly: as the'money


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makes great noise, his wife thought that the
money making noise was her husband's own.
She then automatically changed her tone
and said to her husband. "Nnamuku", our
meal i; l eady come we feed. She tried to live
happily that night with her husband.
In the morning. Mr. Echidime told her to
pack her things and go away. When parting
with her, he assured her that he would not
enter her father's compound for the claim
of the money he paid on her dowry during',
marriage.
The wife said, "1 don't care, you caused my
breasts which pointed as nails to collapse.
A wife lwho cannot contribute a thought to
help her husband for them to manage them-
selves when they broke is not a-good wife.
A wif'e is suppose d not to be money minded,
if sie is, it means that she has manyj mnkle
friends
I can assure our women that no husband, no
beauty, no respect.


BUY THIS BOOK FOR YOUR WIFE


MY "OPERATION" ENDS