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
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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 Going to Xanadu
Description "Yes," she said, blinking rapidly to bold back the tears. "After you've found the pleasure-dome," she laughed. I was encouraged. "And then I'll take you there with me," I said brightly. She didn't speak. I added hesitantly, "You think I'm-right, don't you? I can tell by a ... feeling." Still she di dn't speak. I went on: "It must be right, for you, too," I said hopefully. She stopped blinking. "No, Robert. It's no good dreaming that. I've read "Kubla Kahn," too, and I can't, go to Xanadu, no matter where it is. I have to stay here where I don't have to be afraid." "But I'll take care of you . . ." "No. Listen: The shadow of the dome of pleasure Floated midway on the waves; Where was heard the mingled measure From the fountain and the caves. It was a miracle of rare device, A sunny pleasure-dome with caves of ice! Caves of ice, Robert! We don't know about things like that. It won't be so good as you think." I stared incredulously. "I won't go either then! No, I won't go! I'll turn my ticket in!" I whirled toward the ticket clerk. Violet clutched my arm. "No, Robert," she cried. Her up-turned nose, her poignant eyes, her faltering voice made her seem extraordinarily young and wise at once, and I knew she was right. I knew I could find Xanadu, and I knew she never could. I was mute. as the train pulled away I saw Willard Jeppesson offer Violet his handkerchief, and then he took her hand. That was years ago. I have been many places since then, and I found Xanadu, if anyone ever did. But Violet was right: no place is so warm and secure, so stable and -57-
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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 323657
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