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The Danes Flee for Their Lives

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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
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 323344
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6348hhs

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Title The Danes Flee for Their Lives
Description from wagon to wagon. Then someone began singing in a loud clear voice, "Come, Come Ye Saints," and the entire company took up the refrain: Come, come ye Saints, no toil or labor fear; But with joy wend your way; Though hard to you this journey may appear, Grace shall be as your day. 'Tis better far for us to strive, Our useless cares from us to drive; Do this and jov your hearts will swell--All is well, all is well! When the help arrived from Manti they saw no more of the Indians who had been following them. It grew darker and night was settling around them when they arrived in Manti. The gates of the "Little Fort" opened wide and large kettles of hot soup hung over camp fires. Never had foe--1 tasted so good, and never did a group of people feel more relieved. There were not enough cabins within the small fort for all the families, so the larger and more sturdy wagons remained on the outside. These were lined up close to the fort walls and used as homes for the remainder of the winter. Jens Hansen, my grandfather, and his family occupied one of the cabins. Mlill this be our home now?" asked Oeraldine as she looked around. "Yes, dear. We must be grateful to be out of the storm and near others w^ere the Indians will be less likely to give trouble," "But the roof is made of willows and the snow is coning through. There is no floor, just dirt." "Pa will mend the roof, and when spring comes we will have another place to live." "Say your prayers and thank the Lord for your blessings," interrupted Pa, who had no patience with complaining. To him this was an undesirable weakness and could not be tolerated, even from a child. That winter there were no outright confrontations with the red men, but people were often ambushed if they ventured into the open, and many were robbed of their cattle and horses. 92
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Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 323335
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6348hhs/323335