The Kraken

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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 Kraken
Description the most terrible of sea beasts. It is a creature Jhose back measures 2 mile and a half in circumference. As it floats on the crest, the sailors hava mistaken it as they have mistaken a whale for an island. It has arms like the tallest masts of ships, and with these it siezes the greatest vessels and pulls them down into the waves. When the kraken sinks, it creates such a whirlpool that all ships nearby are sucked under and the crews drowned. The kraken's presence in the sea also curses the land. Homes are destroyed, crops refuse to grow, and people die¦" "That's it. That's exactly right. There is a kraken!" said grandmother, twisting her gray curls. "I'm going to the seashore," said Frederick. "Hush thy lips, son, and mind your elders. for these problems," said father. After a while, the weather became calm and conditions in general improved, but grandfather became ill and had a cough. Grandmother burned incense and strong spices "If only I had not spoken of the kraken," with the farm work." "Many of our neighbors are ill," replied grandmother. "There is something, somewhere." "It's out there, under the waves," said grandfather , not knowing that he had consumption (T.B.), a contagious disease transmitted from one person to another. Grandfather became pale with bright red spots on his cheeks, and his breathing was difficult. Grandmother treated him with all known remedies, putting mustard plasters on his chest and hanging a chain of spices and dried toads' legs around his some evidence or "signature" of what they could bury Bell, were so arranged as to suggest a throat, 74
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Identifier 087_The Kraken.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 19
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 323476
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