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
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
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Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
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Title A Ram in the Thicket
Description the chief so soon alarmed her, as it did Isaac She had hoped they would reach the cabin first. Now they must meet the chief head on, defensively, less desirably. "Take Simeon into the cabin, " Isaac whispered nervously. Hannah walked obediently to the cabin with the baby, and was swallowed by its gray-brown door. Isaac turned, prayed silently, pulled his shoulders back, and walked with feigned confidence toward Walker. Now he nust reason with the unrea-sonable, the shrewd, cunning master of treachery, who got what he wanted at any cost. The chief spoke first. "Walker come for white papoose, " he demanded belligerently. "Sun set in west. " He slowly extended his arm and pointed towards the mountains. "He take baby now to squaw and wickiup. Squaw take good care of pa-poose with laughing eyes. " "But, Chief Walker," Isaac began, his voice strong but not entirely convincing. He had conversed with the leader of the Utes on many occasions, but never under such circumstances. "Simeon must be fed and cared for by his mother. Hannah would feel so badly if you took the baby from her. She loves him dearly. " Walker's face grew stern as he spoke through his teeth, his square jaw fixed. "My squaw care for papoose. She feed him. Papoose be all right, Walker never hurt him. " Isaac spoke in earnest, "We have beef and tobacco, mighty chief. Food for your squaws and braves. " He took a step closer to the horse. "Take these instead of the baby. " Isaac could see that the door of the cabin had opened slightly. He envisioned Hannah on her knees, her ear to the crack in the door, straining to pick up every word of the confrontation. "Braves no need food. Squaws no need food. " Walker reiterated, his voice growing louder, "Squaw want papoose. That all. Morley's squaw give papoose to Walker now. " "Take me instead of the child. Do with me what you want. " Morley spoke quietly, "but do not take the baby! " Suddenly, without warning, Walker jumped from the horse and pulled a knife from his side. Leaping to a nearby tree -6-
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Identifier 020_A Ram in the Thicket.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 14
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 325352
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