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Going to Xanadu

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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
Format image/jpeg
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 Going to Xanadu
Description one fault. Otherwise she was a perfect girl. It was the summer we both graduated from Snow Academy, when we both lived in Ephraim. We each had plans for all: she would go somewhere to teach an elementary grade, perhaps as far away as Fairview; but not I--I would gotto Xanadu. In those days, I played piano at the Opera House to accompany silent movies. Movies were still very new and novel in Ephraim, and no one quite entrusted himself to be entertained by a shadow in the light. So to keep closer to what we thought reality was, Mr. Olsen, the theater owner, employed Violet to sing between every showing of the feature. I, of course, accompanied her also. It was a Friday night, between the first and second show. The theatre was filled, and Violet was on stage: '"Bedelia, I want to steal ya,1" she sang. I watched her almost more than I watched the music. Her long brown hair, plumpish figure, and turned-up nose pleased happy song her enthusiasm was catching. "'Oh, Bedelia, -elia, -elia, I've made up my mind to steal ya, steal ya, steal ya. . .'" She bowed to a hearty round of applause. I stood and bowed too. Seated on the front row was Willard Jeppesson. He didn't notice my bow. His eyes were fixed on Violet. touching, and no one cried. She bowed again and left the stage. Soon she came out the side door near the piano. "Violet," I whispered loudly, "Walt for me after the show, all right?" "I can't. It's too late!" "I'll walk you home. Now wait!" "Oh, Robert. . ." But I noticed she found a seat near me. The feature was beginning, and I was too occupied to see Violet. I pounded out ragtime for the chase scenes and -50-
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Identifier 064_Going to Xanadu.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol. 10
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 323650
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6pz56z9/323650