A Ram in the Thicket

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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
Type Text
Format image/jpeg
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 325496
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Title A Ram in the Thicket
Description Suddenly, but not unexpectedly, the effect of the night-mare culminated and Hannah began to cry uncontrollably. "Chief Walker, " she blurted, expelling his name as though it were profane. "Chief Walker and his squaw. They cane to the cabin today. " Isaac put his arm around Hannah's shoulder in an attempt to console her now convulsing body. "But Hannah, " he explained, ''Chief Walker is our friend. He asked us to come and settle this valley. Why are you so afraid?" Hannah spoke. "He says his squaw wants Simeon. They are going to take him away from me, from us. " Her sobbing renewed, she tried to blink back the tears. Failing, Hannah wiped her eyes with the back of her trembling hand. "I told him I must care for the baby but he ... he said if I did not give him the white papoose he would burn the settlement and .. ., " Hannah gasped, "kill all the white braves." Isaac's face charged from flesh colored to forboding gray as Hannah's words reverberated in his mind. Destroy the set-tlement? He repeated the words silently. At first the possi-bility seemed incredible. "We will talk to the chief, Hannah. " He tried to reassure her. "We will offer him beef. Food. Tobacco to smoke. That's what they want. They want us to give them some food and tobacco. Their winter supplies are depleted. " He rambled now, unconvinced. Turning, he faced Hannah in desperation and searched her pleading eyes. More than anyone in the settlement Isaac Mor-ley knew Walker was a man of craftiness and deceit. A murderer. ''I must think of something, Hannah, " Isaac's words rushed. "And I must think of it quickly. " As they hurried towards their cabin together, the firey colors of evening engulfed the western mountains. So intent was her thought as she walked, Hannah failed, at first, to notice the solitary white horse carrying the tall Indian, step by step, toward the cabin. The appearance of -5-
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 14
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 325351
Reference URL