A wealthy merchant, whose ships were plundered frequently by sea-robbers, set out in a ship to do battle with them; he engaged with the pirates, and received a number of wounds from the arrows of his enemies, and a dart pierced one of his eyes and remained fixed therein.
The wound in his eye was so serious that he ordered his ship to return to shore, intending to be taken to the Church of the Virgin, which was situated at some instance from the sea; when he reached the shore, however, he was so ill that he could not be carried thither.
In these straits they made a waxen figure of the merchant with a dart in his eye, and took it and set it before the picture of the Virgin, which was in the inland church dedicated to her name.
When prayers had been duly said to her, the figure of the Virgin in the picture put forth her hand and pulled the dart out of the eye of the waxen figure, and at that moment the dart came out of the eye of the merchant who was lying on the sea-shore sick unto death.
 E.A. Wallis Budge. Lives of saint Mbea Tsion and Gebre Kristos.