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
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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
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Title His Shoulder to the Wheel
Description engage Cap's locked hands and partly frozen arms and legs from the position they had been in since he mercifully blacked out. "Almost like a death clutch," Aunt Lucy said this as she recovered enough to see the profuse bleeding and how Cap had almost stopped breathing! They carried him tenderly into the house. Lucy kept stuffing white rags into the gaping wound. She did not dare probe more for the arrow whose shaft had been broken off at the base. This left only the head of the arrow itself. "You'll have to stop," she commanded. "You'll have to stop!" She said as the men pulled with all their strength to get the rest of the arrow! "He's rousing again,...he's coming to,...oh,Papa, please be alright," the children cried in chorus. Cap's first words, "Get Lucy to that little mother, fast..." He drifted away again as he gasped, "Did you give Sal and Sol a good rubdown and blanket so they won't cool down too fast?"...this was only a whisher. Cap wondered as he went out to blessed peace again, "What are all those people standing around here for?" When he came to again, he tried to get up. "Cap, Cap, lie down, don't start the bleeding again. You have an arrow in your shoulder." Lula could not talk Cap calm as he had been able to do with his team. "What's wrong, did we lose the little girl? How is the baby, both are dead aren't they?" he lay back white and ex-hausted. After he was assured that both mother and baby boy were doing well, he grinned weakly. "I told you that pair of old girls would bring us through...didn't I,Lucy?" He was coughing and spitting blood, and Lula tried to hold him down as she said, "Lucy went to the little mother as soon as she got your shoulder to stop bleeding." She did not tell him how worried they had all been and how Lucy objected to leaving her old and dear friend, Cap. -85-
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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 324823
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