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The Frog and Other Stories

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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
Format application/pdf
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 The Frog and Other Stories
Description rich in adventure and experience. He had a vivid imagination, which made him a terrific story teller. Children were entertained for hours with his almost inexhaustible supply. He often took his grandson, iiuray Larson, with him to the mountains on caniping trips. Vftien their evening meal was finished, and the campfire was blazing orange-red flames into the night sky, he would begin one of his tales of adventure: "Did I ever tell you about------?" There seems to be something magical about a campfire in the mountains at night. In an inky dome of blackness overhead, the stars are sprinkled so profusely that the entire sky seems to twinkle in contrast to the dark earth below. In just such a setting, as Grandpa began his story, the spell was cast, the boy captivated, and the tales could go on far into the night. One of the most entertaining stories was about the time he was chased by a bear. His claim was that bears could run up hill much faster than they could run down hill. He explained that this was "because their front legs were shorter than their hind legs, so Grandpa just kept running down hill as fast as he could go. He would vividly describe the bear, how big it was, the color of its shaggy coat, its fierce, glaring eyes, and the huge teeth and paws. He would excitedly tell how close it had gotten to him, how he could almost feel its hot breath, and then he would imitate the ferocious growling sounds it made. He would describe his paralyzing fear, and how his heart would almost beat out of his chest as he struggled to run faster, faster, until he was finally able to outrun the bear and save himself. In his unique style, he painted a thrilling picture for a young boy. I'm sure all of the night sounds and the shadows and stirrings of the forest took on added significance in his grandson's mind. His next tale might be about Indian Jim, who lived at the foot of the mountains near Jerusalem. Indian Jim 98
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Identifier 112_The Frog and Other Stories.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 21
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 325950
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6cf9n7t/325950