Mrs. Mudkin closed her eyes. “We should pray.”
“I ain’t praying,” Crazy Cora said.
Mrs. Mudkin said, “Lord, please bless—“
“I ain’t praying.”
“–this land and the people who–“
“I ain’t praying.”
“–have toiled on this earth–“
“Stop that praying.”
“I can pray if I want to.”
“Then be quiet about it.