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Her Magic Touch

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 09
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1977
Type Text
Format application/pdf
Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s6df6pc6
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 324900
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6df6pc6

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Title Her Magic Touch
Description Sorn tried to stop the plunging horses but he was unable to control their mad race. Suddenly the wheels hit a deep rut and the wagon overturned throwing the passengers onto the hard ground. Christinia's long skirt caught on the wagonbox and she was dragged over brush and rocks until finally the team was so winded they stopped. Christinia's body was badly skinned and bruised, yet she pulled herself together, for more than self she was worried and concerned for her unborn child. She was due in September. She wondered about the baby's fate because of this accident. Would it be injured? Would it live? Dread-ful thoughts raced through her mind, but now she must help her husband gather their family together and must give them of her help and her love. Only then could she begin the ordeal of healing her own wounded body. The sunmer was hot and there was the usual workload on the farm along with the care of her family. September came and one warm night her baby was born, a tiny girl. Yes, one of her fears was realized! The little one had a beautiful body, but on its tiny face was a large red birthmark. The mark covered the portion of the baby's face surrounding the right eye and cheekbone. It was unsightly and Christinia was heartbroken. What would the life of this little girl be like in this harsh world if she had to carry that horrible red mark? Would she be acceptable to friends and those whom she met? Could she accept and be happy? Christinia was troubled and worried. She prayed again and again to her Father in Heaven to help her find some way to erase this hideous marking. She vowed she would do any-thing to help her baby. Her faith was strong that a way would be provided. One day a new group of people came to the settlement. Among them was a woman who people said had some healing power. Many of the settlers went to her for help. There was a great deal of trust, hope, and superstition in those days about home cures and remedies for all afflictions. For some this folk medicine was all they had in the way of doctoring. Christinia wrapped her little Annie in the gray woolen shawl and took her to the fort where they met the strange woman with the great knowledge about cures. She folded back the shawl from the tiny baby face and gasped at the color and -50-
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Identifier 060_Her Magic Touch.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 9
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 324812
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6df6pc6/324812