Laura: (on top of the mountain) It sure is a long way up here, God, but I wanted to get as close to you as I could. The Reverend Alden--you know him--he said you could help me. See, God, I was supposed to pray for my brother when he was sick, so he would get better again, and.....well, I didn't do it. I had mean thoughts. I said later that I didn't really mean it, and that I really did want him to be well again, but I guess you didn't hear me. And now I want to make it right. You see, God, Pa has three girls: me, Mary, and Carrie. And what he really needs is a son, like you had, God. So I was wondering....since you already have a son, maybe you would like a little girl with you, and you could send my brother back to Pa. Well.....that's about it. I'll just wait here. (lies down on the rocks) Amen.