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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 05
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Sothern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1973
Type Text
Format image/jpeg
Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s6tm788q
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-24
Date Modified 2005-02-24
ID 323578
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6tm788q

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Description STOCKINGS David Rosier Moroni, Ut. First Place Story I 1867 It is strange to be in this wild place that no one calls home, where even this water place has no name. They call such "God-Forsaken," but surely we are not forsaken by Him. And then Maria rose from beside the water place and went toward the creeping train of covered wagons moving slowly and more slowly over the dry grass on the endless stretch of plain. A strand of sun-streaked hair came down from inside her bonnet and fell across her tanned face. Her lips were cracked, her high cheek bones above hollow cheeks. But her eyes held a soft and loving peacefulness. As she came closer to the wagons, she could hear the weeping of a woman. Without need to be told she knew why the woman wept. A child was dead, another death from measles. Already many children had died, and many others were lying in makeshift beds in the wagons, suffering, gasping for air. But one, she hoped, slept peacefully. Her little Anson had been asleep when she left him to go for water at the stopping place, his bare feet coming beyond the covering of the woolen blanket. She was relieved to see him sleep. At least for this moment he could be unaware of pain. And his forehead, under a pile of golden curls, could be cooled. He is a good child, she thought. And she remembered long ago an old woman telling her that sometimes there are children born so good that they seem no to belong to this earth, but are angels incarnate. And these children, the woman said in an all-knowing way, "shanna li' past chil'hood, 'efore God wants 'em back in Heaven." She remembered too, that she had laughed at the old superstitution. But she had never been able to forget it. Once, when Anson was four, she and Wilbur had taken him 13
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol. 5
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 323549
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6tm788q/323549