Circus Star

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 15
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1983
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
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Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 323075
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Title Circus Star
Description CIRCUS STAR Loia Brown Manti, Utah Non-professional Division First Place Anecdote "Get up! Quick I'm on my way to the circus. Come along." My six-year-old mind tried to grasp the situation. It was dark, and the long-awaited circus was not until that afternoon. Not understanding, and only half awake, I scram-bled into my nearest clothes, gave my braids a tug and hoped they would straighten and rushed downstairs and out to the car where Dad had the lights on and the engine running. On the way to the circus tent down by the depot Dad explained that there was a very sick monkey, and since there was no veterinarian available, the monkey trainer had called the nearest doctor. There stood the tent, and a young man rushed out and carried Dad's bag as he explained that it was their most expensive monkey, their star performer, that was des-perately ill. I tagged along while Dad and the trainer talked then labored over the small patient while it moaned and cried. Dad worked just as he did on any small patient, and finally he and the trainer felt that a tragedy had been averted and the sick monkey was placed in the care of one of the workers to continue its recovery. The lights were gradually blinking on and the circus people were crowding around. I was in the midst of a magical world and exciting people. The trainer pressed tickets to the circus into Dad's hand and took me by the hand and led me into the big center ring where the monkeys were practicing, I watched quietly, then without quite knowing how it happened, I was helping the trainer, and then, magically, I was participating in the monkeys' antics. We jumped rope, played tag, pulled and rode wagons, -6-
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Identifier 020_Circus Star.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 15
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-18
Date Modified 2005-02-18
ID 323026
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