Swim for Your Life

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 26
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1994
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
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Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
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Title Swim for Your Life
Description the boulder outward and sent it crashing down the canyon. It destroyed everything in its path and ran halfway up the opposite canyon wall before coming to rest in a cloud of dust. Ambrose came racing back where 1 was standing all excited and exclaimed, "Holy Moses! What would have happened if you would have used a whole stick." I never did tell him 1 used three slicks of dynamite. Personal Life Story of Elmer C. Tuttle SWIM FOB YOUR LIFE Blodwen P. Olson Non-Professional Third Place Anecdote Eight girls, ages 14 or 15, were on our annual camping trip at Yearn's Reservoir in Manti Canyon. One of our Dads or Brothers had taken us there, helped to pitch our tents-one for food and a larger one for sleeping. We really had fun on these trips. We hiked, played games, cooked, ate, fixed each other's hair and went swimming. Some could swim and some couldn't. None liked the mossy bottom of the lake or the water snakes that we occasionally saw. How ever, there was a rickety raft on the lake and sometimes we who could swim persuaded those who couldn't to get on the raft. "It would be perfectly safe," we told them. "If you fall in, we'll save you and you know water snakes don't bite, they are perfectly harmless." One day, most of us were on the raft. We were having a great time pushing it from shore to shore with paddles and poles. When we were in the middle of the lake, some of the girls squealed that they could see a snake swimming toward the raft. All of us rushed to one side of the raft away from the snake. Over went the raft and dumped us into the water. Everyone was screaming! Some called for "Help!" and someone shouted. "Swim for your life!" One of the girls suddenly stood up. The water was only three feet deep. We waded to the raft, climbed aboard and pushed it to the shore. We couldn't get the non-swimmers to try it again. Getting wet was not so bad, but the moss and ooze on the bottom was not very pleasant and although we knew water snakes couldn't hurt, we were afraid of them. 54
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 26
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
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