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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 size of the ugly birthmark. "Yes, there is a cure for your baby if you will do exactly as I tell you. It will be an almost impossible task for you to accomplish. This is what you must do and you must do it very soon. You must have your own baby at the bedside of another woman at the exact moment she is giving birth. Immedlately take some of the after-birth membrane that is expelled when the child is born and place it on the birthmark on your little one's face. Be very sure that the mark is entirely covered. Hold this in place with your warm hand until the memberanee has completely dried. You will have to do this not once but as many times as it takes to complete the cure." Christinia paid the woman for her advice saying, "I will certainly try to do as you advise. Thank you very much for trying to help us." Trudging through the sagebrush on the way home she thought of her friend and neighbor, Johanna Hansen, who was soon to be a mother. She decided to stop and ask permission to be at her bedside when the moment of her delivery arrived. Johanna agreed and promised to send word when her time was near. One night a messenger arrived to tell of Johanna's labor pains. Christinia was to bring little Annie and spend the night. It was late October as she hurried with her baby to the Hansen home. The moon appeared over the tops of the Wasatch Mountains as she followed the path, and she was con-scious of the smell of smoke from the fires of the Indians camped in the Round Hills. Johanna was in labor when Christinia arrived. She laid Annie on the cot in the front room and then hurried to the bedroom to assist the midwife and offer comfort to her friend. The hours passed and the moon was high overhead as Johanna's contractions came stronger and stronger. Christinia brought her baby from the cot. It was time. She wanted to have Annie very close so she could gather the precious sub-stance for the cure. The little head was coming and soon the whole baby. The midwife took the newborn in her hands. Christinia's heart beat fast as she quickly scooped the warm afterbirth into her hands and placed it directly on Annie's face, making sure that the red mark was completely covered. -51-
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Identifier 061_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 324813
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6df6pc6/324813