Cotton Mather prayed several hours a day for 20 years for revival. It came (the Great Awakening) the year after his death. William Wilberforce fought for 55 years to abolish slavery in England and the British Empire. It came as he lay on his deathbed. Did you hear about the guy who is both a taxidermist and a veterinarian? He has a sign on his door: "Either way, you get your dog back." - Contributed by Beth L. Mack, Reader's Digest, May 1996, p. 67.