Go West, Young Man

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 13
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1981
Type Image
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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
ID 324356
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Title Go West, Young Man
Description Sow, here he was in Manti for the night. He inquired for a place to stay, and carrying his two cases he proceeded to Main Street and a place to spend the night. He smiled as he thought of what his am fill dainty mother would say If she met him. George was the sane husky six-foot young aan who had kissed her good-bye, but he had let a dark beard grow and his hair was in need of a cut. His clothes were wrinkled and dusty and his bags wore beginning to be quite battered. After George had cleaned up a bit and had a meal, he walked along Main Street wondering about the Mormons who lived here and if they would be friendly to a young Presbyterian doctor from Chicago. He passed a group of young men loitering in front of a store and some of them nodded and smiled, so he turned back and spoke to them, 3"VI soon they were visiting as young men can, regardless of religion or background. Soon they all knew a bit about this pleasant young man who was just traveling west. George had an eager inquiring mind and questioned his new acquaintances about the region. He found the young men stimulating, and they liked George and began suggesting that he stay 1b Manti for a while because the doctor there was getting old and his training had not Included the new drugs and procedures available in 1900. George said he would sleep on it and turned away. "Where are you going to do this sleeping?" the young men asked. "Oh, the hotel.' Doubtless some of the loneliness and homesickness was reflected in his manner and voice as he left the group, and to these young men he presented a lonely figure as he walked up the street in his shabby disheveled clothes. They talked about how they would feel if they were in a perfectly strange place, alone, living and eating in hotels, and then they went happily to their comfortable homes and families. John, one of the men, went home too, and when he woke in the night he thought of the circumstances of this young nan compared to his own. John had finished law school and was practicing in Manti and living at home with his parents, two younger brothers and four sisters, and his life was good and he was happy. How different must the young doctor feel in his drab lonely hotel roc«. At breakfast the next morning John told his family about the doctor he had met and Immediately lifced, and how he wished he would stay in Manti, but he was sure he would not. Then watching his mother closely has asked, "Mother, would you mind if I brought Doctor home to share my room for a few days. I'm sure sleeping with me would be better than where he is. I can't help wondering how long it has been since he had a really good meal like you cook. Would you mind? I'll help you with any extra work he causes. I really like him and feel sorry for him." -98-
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 13
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 324279
Reference URL