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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 "Matthew Corby! Look at this!" Eliza cried, "Go home, Matthew. Go home." She looked at the suddenly saddened little boy. His eyes were big and pleading and his shoes and stockings were soaked clear through. Eliza felt a tinge of regret, but she could not retract her orders. She pointed to the house across the dirt street from the school. Reluctantly, Matthew turned and dragged himself out of the schoolyard. III Maria sat in a rocking chair with a year-old child on her lap. She hugged the child, and watched the older one playing at her feet. Maria was old---older than her years, and her eyes in her thin face gave her a look of unconquerable sadness. But at this moment when happy children were near her some of the sadness faded into longing. My dear God, she said within herself, help me to under-stand why some mothers must lose children, and why some children must lose mothers. Help me to know Thy purpose in unnatural seperation. She looked about the room. There were streaks of dust here and there, places missed when a busy man brushed over them. Luke Corby could not do everything alone. This house misses a mother's touch, Maria thought. She was glad to be there, to care for the children while their father worked. Slowly the door beside her opened, and Matthew looked around in into the room. "Are you here, Sister Maria?" He asked, looking at her. "Matthew: Aren't you home a little early?" "I had to come home because my shoes got wet," he said, coming all the way into the room. Then, before Maria could ask any questions, he said cheerfully, "Hey, what are you making for supper?" He went to the stove and opened a kettle. "Bread pudding," Maria said. She smiled at Matthew. 18
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Identifier 030_Stockings.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol. 5
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 323554
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6tm788q/323554