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
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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 326508
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Title A Sweet Bargain
Description Outside he admired the clear afternoon sky. It looked especially blue against the snow-covered hills. Celery green sage brush jutted out here and there making the lowlands look polka dotted. The rocky soil showed in places, telling a tale that spring may not be far behind, but the cool air was not convincing Its bitter cold brushed against his freckled cheeks He made a game out of looking at how things looked. His teacher told him that was why he was such a good artist. He hurried down the street, passing by the spring at the center of town without hesitation. He loved that water, but his taste buds were in for an even bigger treat. Moving in the direction of the Dry Goods, he bounced along. He could hear the coins banging against each other in his pocket. The tingling made a music of sorts that matched his skip. The store was tall and boxed shaped. It was made from long planks of wood on both the inside and the exterior The outside was weathered, the interior a cozy mix of groceries and tools. He loved the smell He searched the room for Miss Hazel, a tall aubum-haired woman with sparkling blue eyes that flashed a brilliant glow. Once he had come to the store with some of his pals from school They had money to buy candy, he had none. He could sense the pain in her face when she realized he could not afford a sugared treat. She offered him a small piece and told him she would pay the price for him. The thought of charity had made his face feel hot and his eyes bum. He shook his head, feeling uncomfortable and silly all at the same time. Unable to make his mouth form words, he blurted out something about not being hungry. He didn't understand about money, why some folks had plenty and some did not, but one thing he was sure of is that he would rather go without than be pitied. He waited outside. Anger and feelings of foolishness made the blood pulse in his head. Sharp pains at his temples made him feel slightly dizzy. The other boys made their purchases and darted from the wooden doors. Their laughter trailed behind them as they headed for the park. 116
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 30
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 326376
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