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A prayer, an umbrella, and a little girl

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The drought that struck the farms in our area that summer was something else! Day after day, the sun beat down mercilessly, as sweat poured in agonizing rivulets from both ploughboy and plow mule. Our fields of black-eyed peas and butter beans, along with the corn, yams and Irish potatoes, seemed in imminent danger of a slow, scorching demise — (a sobering thought, since they spelled the difference between eating or not eating in the months ahead).

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