Wash Hands, Thank You

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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
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Holding Institution Snow College
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Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
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Title Wash Hands, Thank You
Description HASH HANDS, THANK YOU Norma S. WanIass Manti, Utah First Place Short Story "My nanfi Topaddi6." The Indian drew ttie words out slowly, articulating each syllable. When the tvo speechless children con tlnued to gape In amaze- neat he repeated, "My name Topaddle. Where Cox?" Suddenly the children realized that they were expected to ans- "Bls name Walt Cox," Topaddle answered. "That's our Pa. He's over working on our house," and they "Me wait," and he crouched down onto his haunches. behind each ear.1 His teeth were worn and broken, and his face was pock-marked. His only clothing was a shredded kilt and moccasins. If there had been dark shadows about, and he had been following behind, fear and panic would have given wings to their feet. All of their recollections of life in Manti were full of fear of Ind- He was back In a minute, a worried fcown on hia face, but recognition put a smile of relief across the tanned, lined features. Topaddie grabbed Walt's hand and pumped it up and down in the white man's greeting. When his exhuberance wore off. Walt asked, "Well, old friend, what is it that brings you here today?" Topaddie's nose followed the smell of baking bread permeating the warm evening air from the brick oven In the dooryard. Seeing his wistful look, Walt turned to the children and said, "Go tell your mother to hurry supper up. Our old friend, Topaddie, is here to eat with us, and his belly is mighty gaunt." a spell since he had eaten. The supper gong sounded and they walked to where the family and motioned for Topaddie to follow him. They went to the irrigation ditch and crouched down. He rubbed the soap on his hands -87-
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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 323188
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