The preacher was wired for sound with a lapel mic. Unlike todays wireless mics, this had a wire attached to it. He was an energetic preacher and as he preached, he swung his hands and he moved briskly about the platform, jerking the mic cord as he went. Then he moved to one side, getting wound up in the cord and nearly tripping before jerking it again and repeating the process on the other side of the platform.
After several circles and jerks, a little girl leaned toward her mother and whispered, "If he gets loose, will he hurt us?"
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