By Billy Hammond (Copyright AELS)

One day back in the early 80s when I had an English language school one of the teachers that I’d worked with before opening my own business came to visit me. He was a tall and handsome teacher who had almost blonde hair and was very popular with the students even though he only had a high-school education.


As we shook hands I noticed that he was shifting his weight back and forth and seemed to be quite nervous, so I asked him, “Is anything wrong? You don’t seem to be yourself today.”


He looked down at the floor and said, “I’ve got a problem. I went to this gaijin bar and went home with a woman. My crotch has been itching ever since I woke up.”


I immediately knew what his problem was – he’d gotten a gift of crabs from his lady friend! In spite of sensing that he probably didn’t have health insurance, I asked him anyway and he verified that he hadn’t signed up for the National Health Insurance.


At the time I had several physicians as students and I phoned the ob-gyn who was within walking distance of my school. After telling my secretary in Japanese to spray the area we were in with insecticide after we left, I took him to the ob-gyn. It was early afternoon and fortunately his clinic still hadn’t opened for the afternoon patients.


I explained the problem and he phoned his dermatologist friend to check on the latest treatment. As he spoke I translated his conversation to Ron (fictitious name).

“He’s asking the dermatologist if he should shave you.”

Ron turned pale and said, “What?!!”

“You’re in luck. Apparently the dermatologist said they don’t do that anymore.”

Ron breathed out a deep breath of relief.

“He’s going to write you a prescription.” (I omitted telling him that the drug he was prescribing would contain mercury.)


After thanking my student who waived all fees for Ron, I took him to a nearby pharmacy.

A young woman pharmacist brought him the medicine and I asked her to explain its use so that I could relay the directions in English. She turned red as she carefully avoided specifics as to where to apply it and only explained things in general terms.


I took Ron to the nearby train station and told him to rub the stuff on in the station restroom before getting on the train. He phoned me later that day after I’d finished my evening classes and he’d finished his at the school he was working at. He thanked me and asked me to thank the doctor again. I told him I was glad that I could help, but to be careful who he went home with in the future.






















By Billy Hammond (Copyright AELS)


Books published by AELS (AELS出版書籍)


原作&翻訳:ビレー ハモンド


Majoh Gakuin & Hikari Juku – Japanese Witch Schools – English Edition (魔女学院&光塾(英語)

By Billy Hammond

迷える魔女の戦い (魔女学院&光塾シリーズ第2)

原作&翻訳:ビレー ハモンド


Lost Witch (Majoh Gakuin & Hikari Juku Series Book 2) – English Edition (迷える魔女: 魔女学院&光塾第2弾:英語版)

By Billy Hammond

幸せを運ぶ魔法のチャレンジ 魔女学院&光塾シリーズの第3(Fate & Magic Jp)

原作&翻訳:ビレー ハモンド


“Fate & Magic” Majoh Gakuin & Hikari Juku Series – Japanese Witch Schools Book 3 – English Edition (幸せを運ぶ魔法のチャレンジの英語版)

By Billy Hammond

Regressed 「過去に生きて・・・」

原作&翻訳:ビレー ハモンド


Regressed – English Edition

By Billy Hammond