The Piano and the Circus

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 16
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1984
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
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Title The Piano and the Circus
Description Hasler's strong Swiss accent soothed and reassured Willard that the Frandsens had made the right decision. A bargain was struck, sealed with a handshake. Hasler knew that Willard's word was a good as any document ever written. His integrity and honesty were well known to the townspeople. Several weeks passed. Bothilda began seeking buyers for her fowl. She offered them killed, plucked, singed, cleaned, and delivered for fifty cents each. As word spread about the high quality and quick delivery, she got more customers. She involved the children in her project. They just as well help earn the piano; it would mean more to them if they realized the struggle it took to meet the payments. The Prandaens didn't have the money the Candlands and Seelys did; the latter would probably pay cash for their pianos the day they were delivered-if they hadn't already done 30. Willard sought out those he knew might need a herder. Be made arrangements to winter the Barton sheep on the desert. He wasn't pleased to be away from home for so long, but he was pleased that he hadn't had to search too long for employment. His ambition was also well known to the townspeople. By the time the piano arrived, the Prandsens had a small down payment saved. Mr. Hasler had told them he would finance the remainder for them, knowing they would be paying hiai $50 a year, sifter the crops were harvested and sold, until the agreed-upon amount had been paid. The day the piano arrived was an exciting one for the Frandsens. They had not told the children it would arrive so soon, "but had kept it a surprise, at least for the ones who were in school* Haggle was first to arrive home that afternoon. She couldn't imagine what the huge crate was doing in the front yard. Bursting through the door, she found her parents admiring a lovely nev piece of furniture, an upright piano* Of dark-stained oak, the handsome instrument seemed to have been made for the inside wall of their parlor. Maggie, first to play on the shiny ivory keys, felt a shiver of delight tingle up her spine* What fun she would have once she had a chance to take the lessons Mother and Father had promised when they recruited the aid of their children in raising the money for it. Farrie, Talula, and Lucille reached home soon after, with Edgar not far behind: the whole family, grouped -66-
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