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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 08
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1976
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s6rr1wdf
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-26
Date Modified 2005-02-26
ID 325605
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6rr1wdf

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Title Gypsies
Description Lititia was standing quite still, looking in wonder at the strange Gypsie women, dressed in gay long skirts, brightly colored bands around each head and strings of beads hanging around their necks. A soft west wind carried a whiff of incense, along with a touch of scent of grim, bearded men. Round-faced children chanted unfamiliar tunes. "Papa says ' Gypsies are descendants of Cain and doomed to wander the earth as punishment for the terrible sins of their ancestors!" Billy pressed Lititia's hand and said "Oh, they are a people who just love outdoor life and want to keep close to nature, and Shears says they have powers of magic. They can charm warts away, look in your palm and tell you what is in the future for you, but you have to cross their palm with money. Do you have any?" Lititia brought out two dimes, - "Papa gave me these for Dime Sunday, will they be enough?" Billy took a look at them and placed one in his pocket, -"Let's try it." They were about the climb the fence when Lititia stopped short, an irresistible lure envelopeo the air, Lititia was not looking at the Gypsie Camp; her eyes were facing the great white Temple just east of the Cemetery. "Look, Billy, who is watching us." Billy turned around and stared in all directions. He could see no one except the strange camp in the distance. But Litita was looking up toward the Temple at the Angel Moroni standing at the top of the Tower on the west end of the great stone structure, holding his trumpet as if sounding the way of the Lord for every generation. Now Lititia was holding Billy by his hand, pulling him away from the poplars, away from the smell of incense. Her grip was firm, and she said "Come on, if we hurry we can get back to Church before the closing song. Come on Billy, come on. Skip faster, skip faster," suspicious of their own movements as the blocks seemed longer and longer. But a spirit stronger than the power of the Gypsie Camp quickened each step, and now they could hear the strains of the closing song, 'God be with you 'till we meet again'. The back row of the Chapel had two empty seats, as if waiting for two runaways. As they joined in the last verse, Billy said "Tish, here is your dime." Source: Personal recollections of the author. -86-
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Identifier 096_Gypsies.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 8
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 325532
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6rr1wdf/325532