A Hole in the Snow

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 10
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1978
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
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Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 323735
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Title A Hole in the Snow
Description huddled together in the blowing cold and headed toward home. Their farewe11 was routed by the growi ng intensity of the storm. Before long the dust and debris blown about by the gale obscured Adella"s vision of the two young girls. She hoped they wouId make it to shelter before the snow actua 11 y started to fly. Adelia, whose mind had been concerned with the safety of the Washburn girls, suddenly realized that not only had Susan not quieted down, but her wailing had grown more intense. This realization coupled with the fact that George was somewhere out in the storm unnerved Adelia momentarily. She walked to the large wooden rocker, sat down, and began to nurse the fitful ba^y¦ George, a tall robust man, who was a builder by trade, had left by sunrise that morning which was still three hours away, and then had a mile and a half to walk to the cabin. Perhaps if the storm gets too bad, Adelid contetnpla ted, he can stop off at one of the cabins along the way and wait for clearer weather. As this thought crossed her mind the first flakes of snow swirled underneath the cabin door. Susan sucked in rhythm with the rocking chair and Adelia, grateful that she was at least protected by the shelter of the cabin, laid her head back and closed her eyes. One good thing about it, she thought, the Indians won't be doing much raiding with a blizzard outside. Comforted, she fell into an exhausted sleep, the baby napping in her arms. It must have been the ominous silence that awoke Adelia a long three hours later. She lifted the still sleeping baby and placed her in the nearby cradle. Outside the sky had grown dark prematurely, but the thick snow still whirled with the howling wind and already drifts of the white stuff had made mounds against the cabin door making it difficult for Adelia to open it. Although George was due home within the hour, she somehow knew he was safe in someone elseJs cabin and had not attempted to make it tnrouQh the 5torm. Adelia built a fire and walked to the table where the bread, honey, and butter still lay out. She lit a candle and hungrily cut a thick piece buttered it generously and spread it with honey. By the time she had finished, little could be seen in the dark cabin except iranediately around the two sources of light. Extinguishing one she moved again close to the hearth, wrapped a quilt about her, and sat in the old -42-
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Identifier 056_A Hole in the Snow.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol. 10
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 323606
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