PRAYER

[Original in French]

During an exceedingly hot and dry summer, a certain village decided to hold public prayers imploring God to send rain. On the appointed day, a day of scorching heat and blue skies without a promise of a cloud, the legend recounts that a long procession filed through the dusty streets and set out across country for the chosen spot. At the very end of the line came a little girl, dragging a large umbrella.

"Why did you bring an umbrella in all this heat?" people asked her. "Don't you see that there's not a cloud in the sky?"

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