Two Repentant Kidnappers

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 14
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1982
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Language eng
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Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
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Title Two Repentant Kidnappers
Description TWO REPENTANT KIDNAPPERS Jenny Lind Myrup Brown 239 Hampton Avenue Salt Lake City, UT 84111 Professional Division First Place Anecdote Life with a large family of youngsters in an assortment of sizes offers many challenges for a mother, especially in early pioneer days of Sanpete County, With gardening, wash-ing, ironing and other tasks to keep a mother busy, children were often left to their own devices for amusement. Imagine my grandmother' s consternation when two small daughters ap-peared one afternoon carrying a big black-eyed Indian baby. Fascinated by its toothless grin, they excitedly ex-plained how they had found it sleeping under the sagebrush where the mother had surely purposely lost or forgotten it. Grandma, appalled at such a pure case of "infant kidnap-ping, " tried to explain they had been very naughty girls by saying, "No mama, even an Indian, would ever leave her baby very long, especially in the hot summer sun, unpro-tected fron straying farm animals. " Not at all convinced of any wrongdoing, the girls were still impatiently trying to tell their mother the baby was now theirs to keep, when a very irate squaw, wailing loudly appeared at the open kitchen door, demanding, in no uncer-tain terms, the return of her little papoose. It took all of Grandmother's tact and ingenuity to ex-plain her daughters had meant no harm, that the baby was safe, and even seemed to be enjoying the unexpected atten-tion. Still the mother wailed on and on! Only when offered a gift of fresh vegetables and a loaf of hot bread, did she finally consent to take her papoose and leave. Glaring at the frightened little "kidnappers " and muttering fierce Indian words for their benefit, she indignantly walked away, cuddling her lost child as she disappeared toward the sage covered foothills. -61-
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 14
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Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
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