The Latern

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 04
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1972
Type Text
Format application/pdf
Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s6h70czp
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-24
Date Modified 2005-02-24
ID 325827
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6h70czp

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Title The Latern
Description THE LATERN Lillian H. Fox Manti, Utah Second Place Short Story The flames from Dad's old lantern leaped clumsily into the night air. The wick, which I had manufactured when I found the old relic in the attic, burned stubbornly. The chinsiey, although I had scrubbed it thoroughly, was stained with lamp black and purpled with age. The handle was missing and kerosene dripped from the side of the fuel container. As I gazed upon its crude construction the warmth from its flames caressed my cheek and fond memories raced into my mind. now I was a child again, sitting on this same kitchen doorstep with my father. In the flames I imagined that I saw his gray hair, his clear blue eyes, wrinkled pioneer skin, and the mustache that curved across his upper lip. His voice too, seemed to rise and fall with the flickering light, as he told me a story about his childhood. "Wake up Peter! Your breakfast is ready. Jody is waiting, and it is time to go." Mother's words, in broken Danish, filled all three rooms of the small adobe house. Peter stretched on his rope couch and dug his feet into the straw filled mattress. He looked at the ceiling. The cloth that covered it was stained with spots where the rain had leaked through the dirt roof. The stained spot reminded him of a picture of a buffalo. He clicked his tongue as his make-believe arrow headed straight from his bow to the buffalo's eye. "Got him!" he exclaimed as he rose to his feet. "Do we have to go with the cows today?" Peter asked as he washed his hands in the wash basin that stood on a hand- made bench outside the door. "Today there's a celebration and everyone will be there." - 25 -
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Identifier 035_The Latern.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 4
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 325813
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6h70czp/325813