The Broken Parasol

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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 The Broken Parasol
Description with the gentle Dorothy. The worry and care of the children, the poor food and the constant motion of the ship began to telX on her delicate constitution, and as they journeyed on, she became too weak to leave her bedi With sinking heart, Peter watched her1 decline. All journeys end, no matter how long, and this was no exception. As they reached St. Louis after sailing up the Mississippi, word Has passed that the Government Inspector was coming. This ordeal was the fear of all. It meant that the well were forced to go on, and the sick were taken to some quarantine hospital to die alone among strangers^ or recover as best they could. The horror of this seized Dorothy, and begging Peter to assi3t her to put on her clothes, she grabbed her sun bonnet and drew it well down over her face. Hary brought her mother a bowl of broth and bread. When the Inspector cane, he passed by with, "Hell enough to eat. You can pass." Poor Peter could see that our Heavenly Father would soon give her a pass into His Celestial Kingdom, Gently carrying her to her bed and calling the children, he held her in his loving annB until her spirit took its flight. Even the solace of mourning was denied them. Everyone must leave the ship at once. Caroline ani Rasmus watched and comforted the children, while Peter had Dorothy's body removed to an undertaker's for the night. Being a stranger and overcome with grief, Peter Has so long getting back that the station doors were locked and his trunks and things had not been checked and taken in. Leaving the children with his friends, he walked the platfom through the long night, in a drenching rain. Next morning Dorothy was laid to rest in a little graveyard in St, Louis. Peter hired a horse and buggy, and took the children out to bid their mother goodbye. They surrounded the grave and knelt down, while the grief-stricken father prayed, as only one can pray who has found his Gethsemane. After this last, sacred farewell, the journey across the plains was begun. The loss of their mother's help worked many hardships upon the children. Little Hannah was ill for a long time, and as Hazy held her in her lap, upon the high spring seat, that parasol protected her little body from the scorching rays of the sun. At last Zion was reached and a new hose begun. In this hone all Here reared to manhood and womanhood. One by one they left their father's house, to begin one for -106-
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Identifier 121_The Broken Parasol.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 13
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 324341
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