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
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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 It might have been the crowing of a rooster that awakened Hannah. She did not stir but attempted to sort out the events of the previous day when the sound of horses hooves on frozen ground interrupted her thoughts. Hurriedly she awoke Isaac, jumped from the bed, ran to the door and opened it apprehen-sively. She had to squint as she peered into the bright light of morning, her eyes adjusting to the sunrise. Nearing the cabin was a single horse carrying two visible riders, Hannah recognized the chief and his squaw as Isaac walked from the cabin to her side. She was unsure of what to do so she threaded her arm through Isaac's, her heart beating franti-cally. Slowly she watched the white horse near the cabin. It made an abrupt, slopping sound as it walked. At first Hannah could not see the carefully wrapped bundle in the squaw's arms, but when she realized who it must be, she could contain herself no longer. She walked, then ran, stopping abruptly within feet of the horse. She lifted her eyes and gazed at the chief. Walter broke the uneasy silence. "Squaw feel bad for white papoose mother. Tell Walker to bring papoose back. " The squaw, clothed in beaded deerhide, bent down and offered the infant to Hannah who accepted Simeon gratefully, choking back her tears. She lifted the blanket from his face. Except for a few smudges of dirt, the boy appeared unscathed. Then Isaac spoke. "We thank you, Chief Walker, and your squaw for returning our baby and for thinking kindly of his mother. " Walker stared at Isaac, then Hannah and the baby, his face motionless. Sternly, without further words, he whipped the horse around and galloped with his squaw toward their wichiup Source: Song of a Century, Community Press, 1978. History of Utah, Hubert Bancroft, Bookcraft, 1964. Isaac Morley on the American Frontier, John Moffitt. The Life and Contributions of Isaac Morley, BYU thesis by Richard H. Morley, I965. Isaac Morley and Lucy Gunn Morley, Hattie Esplin. -9-
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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 325355
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