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
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Title A Hole in the Snow
Description self and the small baby. Their preparation had been hasty ¦ but sufficient. Adella, still horrified, opened the door to the cabin as far as she could and turned sideways to make it through the narrow exit. In all the preparation a singular thought had continued to trouble Adelia's mind. What if the Indians did find her and the baby? She feared for her own life, but worried far small child make hasty retreat impossible? Would it be better to t.ry and hide the child in hopes that she would successfully escape and then return when the area was again safe? Adella searched for a place some distance from the cabin, a protected spot where the baby could be hidden. Eying a medium-sized knoll some three hundred yards away, she walked hurriedly to the spot and began to hollow out a hole thst would be just large enough for the infant, but as inconspicuous as possible. She placed Susan in the depres- opening for the baby to breath. Adelia felt reassured about her decision, turned and headed for the obscurity of the foothills that surrounded the valley. She walked only a short while until she reached a hill covered with thick scrub oak. She moved behind it, wiped snow frotn a rock, and sat down. Closing her eyes she envisioned the raven hair, pulled to either side and encircled with beaded leather and the dark brown bodies clothed in rabbit skins. Rust-colored thick-haired buffalo robes would warm the Indians today. Please, God, she pleaded, don't let them find my baby! Adelia stood up and peered over the small hill to see if she could see anyone in the distance. Narrowing her blue eyes she looked westward. Although she saw no Indians, what she did see filled her again with alarm. Below her, glistening in the snow, were hundreds of tracks tfist made a perfect trail for the Indians to follow. Why hadn't she thought of that? She blamed herself. They'll follow me right to this spot as if I had wanted them to find me! Alternatives began to race through her mind. Should she go back, retrieve the baby and attempt to confuse the Indians by making another trail? Would there be time? Two simultaneous events made up Adelia's mind for her. Without warning a strong wind began to blow from out of the mouth of the canyon. Adelia stood again to see each of her -44-
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol. 10
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 323608
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