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A Tale of Terror

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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 Tale of Terror
Description he looked as if he were big enough to swallow me and the load. His noise was almost deafening; his tail swished a million an hour popping off all the fence posts I never saw such tail-power. The frightened horses bolted I was losing half of the load. The snake struck at a horse but missed the horse as he swung. His fangs sank four inches deep into the wagon tongue. while the rattler was still stuck there. His fangs digging deeper and deeper until they came through the air. From each of the fangs green venom was spraying the air in a stream filling the air with vile odors worse than those in a nightmare dream. Thrashing while his fangs were stuck he was popping the wagon around spilling parts of the load of wood over an acre of ground. The snake was about as thick as my head and three times longer than me. I went to work with my double-bit axe I counted the rattlers on that snake __ _ and there were a hundred and two, but several more developing and I watched them as they grew. Then I beheld the wagon tongue, to save the wagon I chopped off the tongue Then I surveyed the damage sustained;- the wagon now had no tongue, the swishing tail had broken a spoke and the reach was badly sprung. I cut an oak tree and hewed a tongue; from a limb I fashioned a spoke, I hitched the horses, reloaded the woodi I was tired enough to croak. Now that was a true experience . Its memory will never grow stale. -38-
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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 323614
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6pz56z9/323614