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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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Title Stockings
Description keep it there. His fever was climbing. Maria tried to hold him in her arms, but he could not be still. Finally, in desperation, Maria cried, "Wilbur, stop the wagon! We've got to stop!" And moments after their wagon stopped the company came to a halt. Too many were sick to go on. Together they held their burning child in their arms, together they prayed God for his release. And for a moment his fever broke and he gained himself again. "Now I would give everything to be away from this, to be where Anson would be well," Maria whispered, tears flooding her eyes. From his father's arms, Anson looked at her. "It is God's will," he said. She saw the light pass through his eyes, and she fell across her child and wept. Again Anson slept. When he awakened, his fevered eyes sought Maria. "Mama," he said, ""My feet are cold." Then he lost himself in fever and chills. Maria took his two small feet in her hands. She wished with all her heart that she had something to put on them. Then she prayed that God might send something for him to wear. And then she cried at her little faith; even Anson knew that was not God's way. When it had grown dark. Anson's turning became stilled. His breathing became softer and softer, as a gentle wind blowing first through an entire fir, and then through a single branch. And then he was silent. They tore the ends from their wagon to make a little casket, and they wrapped him in the woolen blanket. But when another day had come and they dragged themselves onward Maria felt still the coldness of the little feet in her hands. And turning to her husband she said, when I have yarn, I shall knit stockings for him, and when I am put in the earth, they shall be put in with me." 15
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Identifier 027_Stockings.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol. 5
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 323551
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6tm788q/323551