Indian Stories

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 17
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1985
Type Text
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Language eng
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Title Indian Stories
Description INDIAN STORIES Talula Frandsen rielson P.O. Box 148 lit. Pleasant, UT 84647 Non-Professional Division Honorable Mention Short Story Bothilda, about 12 years old, was living in Indianola as a hired girl for the Moroni Seeley family. The family had all gone to Fairview to shop. She was left alone to clean the house and do chores. She had just finished carrying water up the hill from the spring for the pigs and calves and was busy washing dishes when a knock came to the door. She looked up and saw a large Indian standing in the doorway with a bucket in his hand. She knew he wanted something, but she was not able to understand his language. She had been told to give the Indians food when they came begging, but what he wanted in his bucket was a puzzle to her. Finally, she thought of railko Yes, milk was what he wanted, so she led him to the cellar across the big dooryard and down the steps. She turned and looked at his large form. It filled the doorway, the only entrance to the cellar, and she knew she must satisfy him. She must be brave, as Indians respected women who were brave. She reached into the cupboard and took out a pan of fresh warm milk she had just strained and placed there to cool. He tasted it and poured it back into her pan. Then she took a pan with thick yellow cream; again he tasted it and poured it back. She felt herself getting panicky, but knew she must not show it. She looked around. He was talking fast in his native tongue. The only thing now she could think of was the Givens' family massacre. She knew the Indian braves were mean if they had liquor. What would she do? Finally she saw the churn and as a last resort filled his bucket with fresh buttermilk. This was it! He lifted the bucket to his lips and with a satisfied grunt turned and went up the steps. 'Jhen 98
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