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."