A Child's Prayer For Relief

An interesting little daughter of a professor in Danville, Kentucky, in

the Summer of 1876, in eating a watermelon, got one of the seeds lodged

in her windpipe. The effort was made to remove it, but proved

ineffectual, and it was thought that the child would have to be taken to

one of the large cities to have an operation performed by a skillful

surgeon. To this she was decidedly opposed, and pleaded with her mamma

ell her if there was no other way of relief. Finally, in order to

quiet her childish fears, her Christian mother told her to ask God to

help her.

The little one went into an adjoining room and offered her prayer to God

to help her. Shortly thereafter she came running to her mamma with the

seed in her hand, and her beautiful and intelligent face lighted up with

joy. In response to the eager inquiry of the mother, the little one said

that she had asked God to help her, and while she was praying she was

taken with a severe cough, in which she threw up the seed.