The Arrival

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 19
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1987
Type Text
Format application/pdf
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 323501
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Title The Arrival
Description j1 ith the addition of extra wood the blaze was large anough to give warmth. When there were plenty of coals. Mother began to prepare breakfast. This was a slow affair because the smoke kept following her as she circled the fire in a vain effort to Keep it out of her eyes. Finally breakfast was ready and the blessing on the food was said. Then it was that Sarah Jane who heaped her plate with potatoes and several biscuits, only to have Mother remind her, "Your eyes are bigger than your belly." Sarah Jane helped clear the meal away and even helped with the dishes. It was something to do. Her badly worn shoes became sodden and her feet cold and wet, but as she hurried between the fire and the wagon she tried to forget her discomfort in the fact that all the settlers were cold and she was a pioneer. She would help her folks make After checking on the livestock and gathering wood for the day, the men of the camp gathered to see what plans they could make for their families' welfare and housing. One man said, "Looks like the only thing we can do is stand our wagon boxes on end, srde by side, and stretch wagon covers over the top. Later, when the snows are melted, we can go to the canyons for logs to build cabins. We might even be able to use these Cottonwood logs." This suggestion brought forth pros and cons. At last Father Morley said, "Let us move to the south side of that hill to the east. There we will be protected from the icy blasts of the north. We can dig caves or dugouts into that hill and they will be warm and dry and we can hang our wagon covers over the openings to keep out the cold and storms." Sarah's father nodded his head in agreement as she thrilled with the idea of living in a cave until spring came. She could do so many things to 71-
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 19
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 323473
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