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Silence in a Winter Evening

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 22
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneer
Publisher Snow College
Date 1990
Type Text
Format image/jpeg
Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s6k64g79
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 323884
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6k64g79

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Title Silence in a Winter Evening
Description wintertime. She looked all around her, and all she could see was white. Everything was covered with new snow, the clouds had cleared away, and a chill breeze was blowing. Her boots made crunching sounds in the snow as she walked, and she wondered which direction the sound had come from. Again, a very faint squeaky cry came to her ears, and she turned quickly down the street in the direction of the sound. She noticed the shadows were long and the sun would soon go down. Carefully 3he surveyed the scene before her, but she could see nothing but white. The large windrow of snow by the sidewalk came up well past her knees, and the pile of snow by the street was thicker and higher. This winter of 1952 would be remembered as a hard winter all right, with heavy snow falling every few days. City trucks with blades mounted on the front cleared the streets, and sidewalks were cleared with a smaller snow blade pulled by horses. Where the snow hadn't been completely cleared to the surface of the street, it had frozen, and big chuck holes pocked the street and made travel hazardous. LaVon stopped walking and listened, but could hear nothing but the stillness of the winter evening and some sounds of travel on Main Street. "Well, I've gone this far, I might as well go on to the end of the block," she told herself. She had just passed the open lot on the corner of the block, when she saw a small patch of bright color between the two long piles of snow. She scrambled over the ne^. snow bank, and as she got close she could see it was not a kitten at all, but a little girl lying motionless on the snow bank. She was almost covered with loose snow she had scratched and kicked loose as she had tried to climb up from the ditch between the two banks of frozen snow. Virginia glanced uneasily at the clock and realised 126
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Identifier 139_Silence in a Winter Evening.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 22
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 323839
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6k64g79/323839