His Shoulder to the Wheel

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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
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Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 324900
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Title His Shoulder to the Wheel
Description mother that's havin' such a time birthin' her first young 'un." Lula was nervous about Cap going to Manti in this bitter, "raw-as-skinned-knee" weather. She knew her whole world would be frozen in orbit and her heart too, if anything happened to Cap. But Lula also knew that Cap could take care of himself wherever and in whatever situation he ever found himself. She silently said another prayer as she stood and watched the gates of the Fort close behind him. He had been called "Cap" by everyone for years. He'd been given this "nickname" when he became a Captain and while he was the Prophet Joseph Smith's driver in the Nauvoo Legion, and since coming to Utah. Nicknames were very common here. Everyone had a nick-name in Ephraim. Cap was well loved by red man and white man alike. He knew the Indian language and could speak it and interpret it for others. This ability had made many friends for him on both sides during disputes between the two peoples, helping to evade many killings, burnings and serious troubles. Like a mill-dam opened, Lula's thoughts turned to the days before they had struggled across the stretching plains and rugged mountains. She remembered it would be just past fruit fall back home, and she felt a tug of real pain in her heart at being away from loved ones and the well-ordered home where she had been reared in peace and plenty. Winter had come all too early here and asserted itself and its authority-too early and too harshly, but they had been warned that it would be like this in the tops of the mountains. But all this retrospect was about things and places before she'd met Andrew Hyrum, or Cap. After she met him nothing mattered but being with him. She said his name now, silently and lovingly as she turned to go back to the house -58-
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 9
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 324816
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