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
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 Wash Hands, Thank You
Description as? Half of what ue bring out will be yours, or we will pay you by the day, whichever you would prefer." Archie replied, "I have listened closely to Topaddie. I say yes." "Good," Walt said. "He will each ride a horse and each take 3 team of horses broken to pull. These will be used as pack animals on Che way to the wagons. If the terrain is as tough as To- paddie says, ue will only be able to covet 25 miles a day, but ten miles will be a big day coming home. Ue will have to cake all the food and water we can carry, plus my repair kit, and harnesses for the wagons. "Today is Friday. We will get ready on Saturday, rest on Sunday and be ready to leave Monday morning at first Light." The word noised around the settlement next day. There were those that thought Archie and Halt were out and out "damned fools." Then there were those who thought the tisk was well worth the reward. Of course there were the soreheads who wondered why Topaddie took the offer to Walt Cox. "He always got all the plums," they Bald. To this Walt answered, "Well, maybe it's because I am a wheelwright by trade and will know what to do with the iron when 1 get It. Then again, maybe it's because I get along well with Indians." Everything went well for a few days. The men ate two light meals each day, breakfast and supper. They cleared a road to bring rocka to clear it off. Then Topaddie became grim faced and started scouting a wider Finally Walt asked, "Are we lost, Topaddie?" "No, we not lost, the wagons just noved," he answered, dead serious. Walt looked at Archie and they both burst out laughing. Topaddie looked at then bewildered, then he too started laughing. abandoned wagons. Topaddie let out a whoop, dropped the reins on the pack horses and raced toward the spot. When Walt and Archie rode up, he was sitting in a wagon all smiles. "See," be said, "those trees, and that big rock are right vhere I left them." It was hard work to get two wagons in running condition. The -90-
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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 323191
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