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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Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 324356
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Title Go West, Young Man
Description "Well, he is a total stranger. We really know nothing about him, and. here are all your sisters, young ladies, do you think It would be wise?" "Maybe not entirely wise. Mother, but it would really be a kind thing to do, and I think he has some strange ideas about Mormons that need changing. He will probably stay only a day or two, and just think how much better his Impression and memories of Manti and the Mormons will be if he comes to our nice home than if he remembers it from that iingy old hotel." Now John had gained an ally, his father, who had been on three missions for the church and felt that any missionary effort was worthwhile. "Well, yes, John, if you feel that way about this young fellow, go get him and his things and let's make him welcome." So It was settled. John rushed to the hotel where he found George looking at the people moving along the street. "It's settled. He want you to come ami stay with us for a few days. Get your bags and let's go." George hesitated., but not for long. It ail 30*unded "too good to be true. He was missing his home and his family desperately and wondering if he had been foolhardy to take off and just travel west as he had. So he went home with John. They walked Into the front room where John's father was getting ready to go to work. "Dad, I want you to meet Doctor." This established the name that the family and the townspeople of Manti would call George. His name was Doctor. Doctor spent the morning with John or his father in the business section of Manti meeting many of the businessmen of the town, visiting the stores and going home at noon with John to dinner. And what a dinner! John's mother had gone to great pains to prepare a meal that any young man would relish, and Doctor enjoyed not only the meal, but also the association with John's family. The four girls had worked hard all morning preparing for this young man, and they appeared at the table looking their best in spite of the cleaning and cooking which had involved them most of the mom-ing. Magnola (Holy) sat across the table from Doctor. She was quiet, gentle, and pleasant. Clara teased, while Blanch and Vera, the kid of the family, flirted openly with the young man. Before the meal was over there was a quiet rap at the door, and a nervous young man astced if he could see the doctor. When Doctor went to the door, the young man begged him to come and see his son who had been ill for a long time, and the family doctor had admitted he simply could not find what the trouble was. So Doctor -99-
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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 324280
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