Ernest's Bounty

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 11
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1979
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 Ernest's Bounty
Description tiously from their hiding places. If the way was clear the; would unpretentious holes. Gophers were fun to watch. One night, Papa told me that the County of Sanpete was paying a bouncy of five cents each for gopher heads. He said there were so many gophers chat they were becoming a great nuisance, for they were destroying crops. In fact, they were a major problem, and Sanpete County would pay to have then killed. I had an idea. The The next morning a bucket was a part of the paraphernalia I took with me. While the cows grazed or wandered, I watched the gophers to see into which holes they chose to disappear. Filling particular hole and carefully poured it in. Sometimes I had to emerged. Quickly I killed it with a stick and cut its head oft. Today, Elray's and my cans stood together under the buggy seat. It seemed a long way to Manti. We passed through Sterling and drove down ground the creett bottom and up the other side to follow the road next to the hills. Our legs became tired from hanging over Stinkln' Springs, but the countryside was interesting, even if ue did see it after we had passed. Arriving at the Manti Temple, our mothers climbed stiffly froa the buggy, and one of them tied the horse to the hitching rail. They dusted us off and wiped our faces free from the grime and dust of the road. Then taking our hands to give us security, we entered Che largest building I had ever seen. It was beautiful inside. Kindly people dressed in white made us welcome and took us to the dressing rooms, where our mothers oxen. Huge paintings covered the walla. I remember the sound of tower, from where we got a panoramic view of Sanpete Valley. Mama was behind ae, and she held onto my ankles so that I would not fall. We also walked along the parapet between the two towers. Looking down, I saw that the shade had moved and left our horse and buggy in the sun_ Elray's and my urgent need now was to get to the Sanpete County Courthouse and collect the money we had earned. Maura stopped the horse in front of the Courthouse building and told us, "We must hurry, for we must be getting on home." When we begged our mothers to come with us, they said, "This is your business venture. Now hurry!" -45-
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol. 11
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 323108
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