Uncle Buddy Robinson's Prayer.

"Oh Lord,give me a backbone as big as a new log,and ribs like the sleepers under the church floor. Put iron shoes on me,and galvanized breeches. And give me a Rhinoceros hide for a skin,and hang a wagon load of determination up in the gable-end of my soul,and help me to sign a contract to fight the devil as long as I've got a fist,and bite him as long as I've got a tooth,and then gum him till I die. All this I ask for Christ's sake,AMEN."