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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 application/pdf
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

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Title Stockings
Description "Take off those wet shoes and socks and put them by the fire to dry. Then you'd better go and get more wood for the fire." When he came with the wood, Maria laid the sleeping baby on the bed near the stove and put the wood into the fire. She stirred it with a stick and saw sparks fly from a rusted place in the chimney. Then across the room, she made her long apron into a basket and put some potatoes into it. She took a pan to the rocking chair and sat down to peel potatoes. She looked at the baby on the bed and screamed. The curtain at the window behind the stove was red with flame, and the bedding near the sleeping baby was beginning to burn. She jumped from her chair and picked up the child. "Matthew," she cried. "Go outside!" She reached the hand of the middle child and hurried outside, screaming for help. The children began to cry. People ran from everywhere when they heard the shouting. The children burst from the school and men came running from the town. Maria looked at the three children, and was satisfied that none were hurt. Then she looked at Matthew's bare feet. "Matthew! Your stockings!" she cried. She put the baby on the ground and went to the door of the burning house. "No, Sister Maria!" Matthew shouted. "Don't go back!" By this time the men had come from town. "Maria!" some called, "Maria! Come back!" But she only knew of Matthew's bare feet. She chocked in the smoke-filled room, making her way to the stove, where the five was hottest. She grasped for the wet stockings and felt them in her hand. Turning, she made her way toward to door. The flames were on the wall, eating at it as if they were hungry dragons. The walled seemed to 19
Format application/pdf
Identifier 031_Stockings.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol. 5
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 323555
Reference URL