Lil' Sojar

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 07
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1975
Type Text
Format application/pdf
Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
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Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-26
Date Modified 2005-02-26
ID 325315
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Title Lil' Sojar
Description With a forced cheerfulness Lyons scrutinized the young applicant. "Your name is Andrew Nesslin?" "Yes, sir, " stiffly. "At ease, Andrew." As Andy relaxed somewhat Lyons continued the interrogation, striving to maintain an air of inflexible authority. You are eighteen?" "Going on eighteen, sir." Lyons managed to present a demeanor of sobriety as he looked Andy over. "Why do you want to join up?" "I feel it is my duty, sir." Lyons nodded. "Well said, Andrew." He fought back a smile by rubbing his chin and mouth vigorously. "There are certain requirements ... You measure five feet-one inch." Andy nodded, convincingly. "I'm short on the bottom half, sir. There's nothing wrong with the top half." Lyons allowed a part of the smile to surface. "How do you get your leg high enough to stirrup a foot, Andrew?" Lyons watched Andy cross the compound. A serious expression took command of his features. "Such a little guy, but then the smaller the target ..." Rubbing his grizzled chin, Anderson scowled down at Andy. "Takin' 'em fresh out of the crib. Scarcely scratchin' surface at five feet. Ye'll git lost in the dust, son." "I'll take the chance," Andy said, pointedly. "Grab yerself by yer boot straps an'hie yerself up a notch, or I'll miss ye at roll-call." "Just call Andy Nesslin. I'll be there." "Well, the Injun don't show no preference, why should I? Know all about a gun?" "I've handled guns." "All right," gruffly. "Put yer back-end eyes in an' report next drill." "Back-end eye, sir?" "Of course. An Injun never comes at ye full front, always from the rear. Gotta have back-end eyes." "I'll remember that, sergeant." Andy promised. -44-
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Identifier 053_Lil' Sojar.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol. 7
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 325281
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