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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
ARK ark:/87278/s6pz56z9
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 323735
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6pz56z9

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Title A Hole in the Snow
Description rocker. It is going to be a long night, she thought, grateful that the baby was still sleeping and amazingly so. Adelia heaped large logs on to the fire, enough to last for several hours, and returned again to the rocker. Kneeling beside it Adelia prayed earnestly for safety for her small faniiy. tune as the sounds mixed in harmoniously. "Adelia, open the door, Adelia!" the young voice urged as she pounded sporadically on the wooden door. "Let me in Adelia, it's the Indians, they are coming." Adelia's heart was already pounding as she awoke abruptly, realizing that it was light outside and she and the baby had slept through the entire night. The wind had ceased but an ominous chill engulfed the cabin. She jumped to her feet, walked quickly to the door, and attempted to open it. The snow and wind had piled up great drifts making it impossible to open the door more than about a foot. Adelia peered through the crack. "Adelia, oh Adelia, I'm so glad you are here and all "Father sent me over to warn you and I must hurry back. As soon as day broke this morning the Indians began raiding. I don't know what got into them or how many cabins they've raided, but many people have fled into the mountains for leave the cabin before those wild savages find us." Waiting for no reply, Mary Ann turned and began trudging as quickly as the knee-deep snow would allow. All the world was white and except for the footprints of the messenger it Ffl€n would be in sharp contrast to the whiteness of the snow. Adelia moved now with a sense of life-and-death urgency. Into a cloth draw string bag she placed dried meat, apples, long underwear, grabbed his heavy leather coat with the sheep sk^n lining, a cover tor her head, and a pair of winter gloves. Dexterously she changed Susan's dripping diaper and her clothes and wrapped her warmly but comfortably in her quilts. Placinq the bacy aoa1nst her breast so she could nurse, Adella knelt again and prayed fervently for the safety of her- -43-
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Identifier 057_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 323607
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6pz56z9/323607