Stockings

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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
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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 II 1887 In a one room log school in Moroni, the teacher raised her head and looked in the direction of the current commotion. "Matthew!" she said sharply, and looked sternly at the repen-tant little boy. "Have you completed your arithmetic, Matthew?" "No, Miss Rand." "What then should you be doing, Matthew?" "Arithmetic, Miss Rand." "You shall have to do it later. It is time for spelling now. Children," she said, raising her voice, "today we shall have a spelling bee." Miss Rand stood up beside her desk while she waited for ths children to form teams. She was tall and dark. Her fine features were made coarse by her severe hairstyle, and the stern look she perpetually wore. Her landlady, Sister Maria, as everyone called her, repeatedly told her she ought to be young and happy while she could be. But Eliza firmly believed youth and joy were not for teachers. So she remained strict and distant. When the teams were formed she began the spelling bee. In a short time there were only three students standing. She looked at a chubby, freckle-faced little girl and said, "Teacher." "Teacher, t-e-a-c-h-e-r, teacher," Belinda replied. To a shy redhaired boy Eliza said, "Stocking." The word made her think of her widowed and childless landlady, the obsessed one, she was called. For every newborn child in the town she made a pair of stockings, explaining she could not bear to see a child with bare and cold feet. "Stocking," the boy said, "S-t-k-i-n-g, stocking." "That is incorrect, Albert." The boy took his seat. "Stocking," she said looking at Matthew. Again she thought of Maria, and the strange charge the lady had given her. When she was dead, she had said, she wanted a little pair of white stockings that she kept safely in
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Identifier 028_Stockings.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol. 5
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 323552
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6tm788q/323552