The Runaway

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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
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Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 325980
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Title The Runaway
Description ward and began to run. An idea came to me of walking along the wagon tongue until I could jump onto Pete's back, telling Hay-to hold the reins tight, while I would grab Pete by the nose, thus cutting off his air supply and compelling him to slow down. This plan did not materialize for suddenly the horses were running full speed, pulling- the wagon and its occupants over rocks and brush* I almost lost my balance as I walked along the wagon tongue, then the harness which I was holding, slipped to one side and I fell back of Lottie and lay on the single tree and tugs, with my head outward, away from the outfit, I could see the wheels spinning rapidly a short distance from my head. I knew if I should lose the hold on my present position I would undoubtedly be run over and be severely injured, or even killed. I thought, "Well, this is the end!" Suddenly a thought flashed into my mind, instructing me in what I should do: "Put your feet against the tongue, double up and spring backwards." I had actively participated in school athletics, particularly in running and jumping events* so felt confident I could accomplish this feat. I pushed my feet firmly against the tongue, doubled up, sprang backwards with all my strength, somersaulted into the air, landed clear of the wagon and was freed from my predicament, and, amazingly, received no injuries. Had I remained in my position on the tongue a few moments longer my fears of serious injury would have been realized. I quickly began running after the wagon, feeling great concern for the occupants, who were in the enclosed camp wagon which had only a door and a small window The horses made a sharp turn, hit a huge boulder 32
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Identifier 046_The Runaway.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 21
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 325958
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