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Sicilian prayer (Jim Griffith)
(heard it, smirk)

At Timecon '91 in San Jose, CA, John Levene ("Doctor Who"'s Sgt. Benton)
told the following story.  He claimed it was true.  {ed Yeah, right.}

John was staying in Sicily for a few weeks, and rather than live in a hotel,
he was staying with a Sicilian family.  Now, he'd heard about Sicily and the
mafia, and he said it was kind of rough, but you got used to it.

Anyways, the family he was staying with had a small boy, who came up to
John while he was reading a book.  The boy said "Mr. John, Mr. John, I just
wanted to tell you that I've always liked London, and for years I've dreamed
of owning a Raleigh 10-speed bicycle" (John is British, Welsh, or something
silly like that).  John looked at the little boy and said "well, have you
ever thought of writing Father Christmas for it?".  The little boy
immediately responded "oh yes!  I've written him every year for the past
eight years, and I never got one!".

At this point, John said "well, you might try going a step higher - write
a letter to Jesus".  The little boy got a smile on his face and said "oh
yes, that's a good idea.  I'll do it right now", and he sat down at his
desk, pulled out a piece of paper and started writing.  John went back
to his book, but he kept watching the boy out of one eye.  The boy started
his letter.

	"Dear Jesus, all of my life I've wanted a Raleigh 10-speed

He stopped writing at this point, crumpled the piece of paper up, and threw
it into the fireplace.  After a minute, he pulled out another piece of paper
and started writing again.

	"Dear Jesus, I would love to have a Raleigh 10-speed bicycle."

Again, he stopped, crumpled the paper up, and threw it in the fireplace.
Now John was getting interested.  The boy sat there thinking for a minute,
and then he got up and walked over to the mantel.  It's sort of an
Italian/Sicilian tradition to have an icon of the Madonna on your fireplace
mantel, and this family had one - white, about 8 inches high.  The boy
walked over to the mantel and very gently took the Madonna down and carried
it back to the desk.  He took a white towel, wrapped the icon very
carefully in the towel and laid it down on the desk.  He then got up and
walked back to the mantel, where he removed a brick from the fireplace and
pulled a key out from behind it.  Throughout this, John was watching,
somewhat bemused.  The boy put the brick back and returned to the desk,
where he unlocked a small drawer that John hadn't even noticed.  He got out
another white towel and laid it in the drawer, and he then laid the wrapped
Madonna in the second towel, closed up the towel, shut the drawer, locked
it, and returned the key to its hiding place.  He then walked back to the
desk, sat down, pulled out a third piece of paper, and started writing

	"Dear Jesus, if you ever want to see your mother again..."


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