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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 a handmade jewel casket in a drawer buried with her. Because she had no one else, she asked this promise of Eliza. "Stockings, S-t-o-c-k-i-n-g-s, stockings," Matthew said. "You must listen more carefully, Matthew. The word was stocking---singular. There is one more word on the list. Belinda, spell 'firefly.'" After Belinda spelled the word correctly, Eliza said that they would now make sentences using the words on the list. She called on Albert to make a sentence using "teacher." "The teacher looked in amusement at the firefly wearing stock-ings." All the children laughed. Eliza hit her desk with a long wooden pointer. "Matthew! You must not speak out of turn!" The children were still laughing. Eliza felt like screaming and like crying. But she sat very still and said quietly, "Class dismissed for recess." There was a great commotion as the children hurried to the door. And Maria said her child was angelic, Eliza thought. He must have been the only angelic one ever born. She thought of Maria's insistence that there was the light of Christ in her son's eyes. Often, in the school room, Eliza had looked into the eyes of her young students to see if they too had a strange light of wisdom and understanding in their eyes. None did. Slowly she went to the door of the school. On the porch there was a big bucket of water with a single dipper from which the children could drink. But every child wanted to drink at the same time. From the door Eliza saw Belinda sink the dipper into the bucket and lift it to her mouth. Then Matthew said, "I want to drink first," and grabbed for the dipper. Belinda held tight to the handle, and the water sloshed out and back into the bucket. Matthew tugged one way and Belinda the other. Then Matthew gave a hard pull and hit the bucket of water. It swayed, then tipped over on his feet. 17
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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 323553
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6tm788q/323553