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Once Upon a Summer Evening

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 21
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1989
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s6cf9n7t
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 325980
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6cf9n7t

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Title Once Upon a Summer Evening
Description I .juess no one really !:nov;s just what happened, but eudGonl7rr Piercin-f? c^ or cams f xll^u uhc d?? h.thj both boys were completely engulfed in flames. "Gid and Terrance sprang from the tent. They managed to catch Lea and roll hiu in the dirt but they did not get the fire out before he was severely burned. Lyle had run to the reservoir and plunged into the water. Both boys were screaming with pain. Gid knew that by then the horse would bo halfway home and that the only i/ay to get the boys to town was to get them in the buggy and pull it "by hand. "They wrapped each of the burned victims in a quilt and made then as comfortable as possible, then Gid and Terrance took hold of the buggy shafts and started down the rocky road towards home and help. 'U/hen they reached the 'Cottonwoods,' Leslie could hear the water running in the creek close to the road. The buggy at this point was going quite slow so he rolled himself out of the buggy and into the water. He said later that he thought this saved his life as the cool water eased the pain of hie "burns. All the way down the canyon the boys kept calling for water. Gid and Terrance took turns going down to the creek in the dark with a snail container (probably a can) to get then a drink. "It was about eleven o'clock when they finally got to Uncle Andrew's house. They sent for the doctor and also cent word to ny parents to cone quickly* Vfy mother cane to ny attic bedroom and told me to get up and dress and go v/ith then; something terrible had happened to Leslie. We got there about the same time as Dr. Sears did. He said the boys were in very serious condition and wore both burned over much of their bodies. "I don't really remember how we got Leslie hojae from Aunt Christina's, but I know he was there the next noming. Lyle died on Ilonday. It was a very sad time for all of uc and especially for Leslie. The doctor .•Btc us very little hope for the first few days. He 55
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Identifier 069_Once Upon a Summer Evening.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 21
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 325919
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6cf9n7t/325919