The Petticoat Story

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 16
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1984
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
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Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
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Title The Petticoat Story
Description ankles. What could she do? It was a long way back home and she would miss school for today. She mustn't stop. Thinking fast, she stepped out of the skirt's encircling folds, gathered the petticoat in her arms, and raced on, to arrive just as her teacher was closing the door. The other students were in their places behind their homemade desks as Minerva quietly sank onto her thick board seat. She tried to sing with the other children, but her breath came in short gasps. She had hurried so fast! She listened as the children bowed their heads in silence as the morning prayer was said. She watched as the older children began to recite their lessons. She was grateful they came first for it gave her tine to catch her breath. Slowly she reached for her slate with its dangling eraser cloth tied on the end of a string. The slate hung from a wire on the side of her desk. Holding a piece of white limestone she was ready to write her numbers, but her petticoat was in the way. As she pushed it aside, she was aware of its softness. Oh, she was tired! Even her feet hurt as they dangled above the floor. Her seat was just too high. Once sore she touched the confort of the petticoat and glanced around the room to discover that everyone was busy and no one was paying her any attention. Slowly, her anas case to rest on her desk and her head dropped to her petticoat's softness* Minerva vas fast asleepI -53-
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Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
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