The Black Cloak

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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
ID 324900
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Title The Black Cloak
Description I could see the face of my father as I bid him farewell. There was hurt and disappointment in his eyes and bitterness on his lips. "I would rather bury you with your mother and your seven brothers and sisters than to see you go away with the Mormons," he had said. My only living brother would not say good-bye to me. My leg had been in a cast now for three years. I had fallen and broken it when I was a child of eight years. It had not been cared for; the bones had never been set. In America I had hoped to find doctors. The door opened and two young men entered carrying my luggage. They made comments about my featherbed, which was rolled up and tied with a strap. This featherbed had helped to ease the pain in my leg when the ocean was rough and the ship tossed about. Later in the afternoon three men came to talk with me. One of them could speak Danish and acted as interpreter. Questions were asked and answers recorded. "Why did you come to the United States?" "I have joined the Mormon church and wish to be among friends." "Are you another wife of this Mr. Larsen?" "No, his wife and daughter are with him. They came to Denmark to accompany him back home when his mission was finished." "Is he a relative?" "He is my uncle." (This we had planned that I should say.) "Where will you live when you get to Utah?" "I will live with my aunt and uncle until I can find a place for myself." "How can you live by yourself? Who will take care of you?" -115-
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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 324865
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