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A Sweet Bargain

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 30
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1998
Type Text
Format image/jpeg
Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s6vh5m0s
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 326508
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6vh5m0s

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Title A Sweet Bargain
Description Inside it was always warm and cozy, especially close to the old coal stove. He huddled by the fire to warm his body, chilled from February's cold. Mama made small talk while she pulled warm biscuits from the oven. Clark ate three so fast that he barely tasted the fisrt two. Currant jelly dripped off the edges and on to the table. He loved the taste of the bright red jelly that was both sweet and tart at the same time. He wanted to leave early enough for school that he could stop by the spring in the middle of town. He loved to get a drink of water from the place from which his tiny town had received its name. The water was so cold that it made his teeth hurt and the taste was sweet. He loved Spring City. It was a friendly, cozy place nested in among rolling hills and tall mountains. People were friendly and most were kind. He knew everyone and everyone knew him. He grabbed his bag and hurried down the street, making his way toward the small school. The whole day he seemed preoccupied with the pennies in his pocket. It made the day go slow to know he would spend them this very day. He thought about saving them, but let the thought go as quickly as it had come. He checked to see if they were still there twice during math and once during spelling. The only time that he could concentrate on anything else was during art, which he loved almost as much as life itself Drawing was what he did in most of his spare time. It pleased the teacher and she told his mother that he showed real promise. Drawing was his window to the world. Pushing the pencil he shaded the belly of a horse, perfecting its proportion. He made the mane look exactly like the mare next door. He wanted the legs to appear strong, as if this creature could run forever against a blazon sky. He visualized every muscle, surrounded by soft velvet skin and hair. He worked on the sketch for most of the afternoon. The teacher didn't say anything as he worked through the time for reading. He was most himself with a pencil in hand and a paper beneath it. When the bell rang, it startled him. Snatching his book and bag, he headed for the door. 115
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Identifier 125_A Sweet Bargain.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 30
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 326375
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6vh5m0s/326375