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 They laid him on the soft, clean bed clothes, and the soft, white rags Lula had placed on the bed to catch the blood. "Now, Sister Whitlock, come away, we'll take care of Cap." P.C. Peterson kept trying to comfort her. But he thought Cap looked bad, for he was still unconscious and blood covered his clothes and face. "He's going to die, isn't he?" She refused to leave him. "He's going to die, isn't he, Brother Peterson?" She was sobbing. "Cap Whitlock die?" But his eyes formed lingering doubts in spite of his brave words. "Cap's been in bad trouble many times before and hasn't he always come through?" He answered her questions with more questions. But they could all see how white and colorless Cap looked, and none of them could believe what they were seeing! What could have happened to Cap to get himself in this condition? All were very worried and thinking dark thoughts as each took a turn at trying to pull the terrible arrow from Cap's shoulder! The children stood, wide-eyed and pale. They were crying, too. "Don't die, Papa! Papa! Papa, please don't die! What happened, what have they done to you?" They kept pleading with him to say something. Suddenly the shaft of the arrow snapped. It broke next to the base of the arrow, right where the whole arrow head was buried in Cap's shoulder! After they had stopped the profuse bleeding, they could see that Cap had taken the arrow very deep in the fleshy part of his shoulder. All tried to comfort Lula, but she was in-consolable. Aunt Lucy had been so busy trying to stop the hemorrha-ging that she had not had time to tell them the whole story. She'd only told bits and pieces of what had really happened. "We were attacked by some skulking Indians soon after we left Manti. We got out about a mile and a half from Manti's Fort. Now you all know that Cap loves a good fight or race, if it's -61-
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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 324819
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