The Warning

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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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Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
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Title The Warning
Description It was impossible for either of us to converse, however, for Cordelia whatever-her-siame-was was still carrying on noiser'n a strong wind blowing over an empty barrel bung. "Cordelia!" Ma finally shouted, "will you please be still I" That did that too, and for the first time in what seemed like a hundred years, my room got quiet. "Well!" Mb asked, stern as I'd ever seen her. "Well what?" I countered. "Well what are you doing here?" "It Is. my room;' "Maybe so, but you are supposed to be at the herd." "I came home to pick up supplies. Besides, who is this woman, and how'd she come to be in my bed?" Ma looked strangely at me, looked down at Cordelia and then back at me again, and it seemed, thank goodness, like maybe her eyes had finally been opened. "Well for heaven's sake," she declared. "You wouldn't know, would you." "Ho Ma'am," I agreed quickly, "I surely wouldn't. Please meet your new fcunt Cordelia. Cordelia, meet my son Hyrum." Well, I was shocked, to say the least. You'd think Pa had him enough troubles with three wives and every marshal in the territory after him for having them. Of course with Pa a body could never tell. He seemed to like trouble, and maybe even to thrive on it. He also liked wives. Like I've said before, my Pa has maybe three interests in this world; the Church, making money, and lovely women, and they don't necessarily fall in that order. And no doubt about it, this new wife of his waB lovely. "When was this decided on?" I asked. "While you were at the herd. I guess no one's had a chance to tell you. Polly, Victoria and I got telegrams from Jons while he was in hiding in Salt lake City, telling us about Cordelia and asking our approval. We talked it over, decided in favor of it, and sent him word of our decision* Cordelia came into town with Jons tonight on the train. I told her that since you were away, she was welcome to stay here nntil Jons could find her a better place. She seoied quite happy to accept, and she dearly loves your room." Well, I looked down at Pa's crouching new wife, Cordelia, recollected what she'd said about my roca whilst she was snuggled up against my back, she knew right off what I was remembering, and sudden she was redder*n a fiery sunset -27-
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Date Created 2005-02-19
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