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The battle of Reading Rock - Part 05

Royston 1946 (Reading)

The next morning, as day was dawning;
Ahmed burst into our tent
and his hands he lay, on Dave to pray,
with such a menacing intent.
Then he spoke and sung, in a raucous tongue,
so hideous and so satanic
an act so surreal, that it made Dave feel,
very frightened and start to panic.

Appalled by the scene, forcing myself between,
I separated the two
Then looked at Ahmed, and with sternness said,
“This behaviour will not do.”
Away Ahmed went, as he left the tent,
and had gone upon his way
I knew he'd be back, causing some more flack,
later on that very day.

At the end of the day, we began to pray,
and Psalm 91 was read
Let us ask God for, angels at the door,
for our protection Anne then said.
So we asked the Lord, believing His word,
to protect us all in the tent
To let the fans in, excluding their sin,
and evil they might represent.

Ahmed (a festival fan), walked in, put his hands on David’s head and began to speak in tongues. The atmosphere turned sinister and his voice was raucous. He was uttering some unusual sounds and had a tattoo of Satan on his arm. David seemed unable to do anything about it and could not break free from Ahmed. So I sent up a quick prayer and thrust myself between them forcing them apart telling him that we did not appreciate his behaviour and told him to leave, but I knew he’d be back. So we prayed that God would place an angels at the entrance of the tent.
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