Dere was a fellow that went to one of he fren's settin-up, and dis fren' was laid out dead on de coolin-board, and in some shape he wanted to go an' relieve him, an' he got down to prayer. Had a crowd of people there, too. He was prayin' dere wid he eyes shut, and he say, "Lord be wid dis deceased brother, he gone, he is dead; if it be thy will raise him; if it is not thy will, God, save his soul. God, he leaves all he sisters, he brothers, he companions here behind him. God, be wid him, have mercy on him, save his soul. Father, it is within thy power to raise him, it is within thy power to save him. Lord, go with his bereaved family he leff behin'."
An' as he was down dere prayin', wid he eye shut, de man on de coolin' board raise up, an' set up, an' de people saw him an' slipped out an' sneaked out, an' he still prayin' an' he raise up an open he eyes an' sawed no people but de dead man in front of him an' he backed off de dead man an' grabbed up a ax, an he say:
"If you don't wait till I git out of here I'll finish killin' you."
An' ever since den mens has been more perticular 'bout what dey axe God to do.