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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 Clark turned to go home. The sound of Miss Hazel's voice rose to meet his stinging ears. The urge to run was overwhelming. He kept walking. She called out again. Knowing that she knew he was within earshot and remembering his manners, he turned and faced her. She hurried along the walkway to where he was standing. Her dress was pale blue and matched her eyes perfectly. For the first time he noticed her creamy skin and freckles. Her cheekbones were high set and here eye were large and rounded. Bending down to look him straight on, she placed a firm hand on his shoulder. He knew she was sorry even before she told him, her eyes had said that much on their own. Convincing him she understood took only moments. It was then she proposed her plan. She explained how in the bottom of all the candy bins there were broken pieces and multi-colored crumbs. Each week when she cleaned the bins, she would scrape the bottoms collecting the extra bits and pieces. Not wanting to see the broken surplus go to waste, she poured it carefully into a paper bag. If he could find a way to earn two pennies, she would sell him the bag of candy. It was a much better buy than what was sold from the regular bins. He remembered being ecstatic. Three years had passed since the initial bargain had been made. Each week Miss Hazel would scrape crumbs. Every few months Clark would earn a couple of extra pennies that could be spent at the Dry Goods store. The other boys were often jealous of his bulging bag of value. Occasionally, one would try to bargain with Miss Hazel for the crumbs. She flatly refused, reminding them that she had a contract with Clark for all damaged sweets Often, he would find a broken cookie or a horehound drop with the tiniest chip. He felt good knowing he earned his way and that what he received was truly his. Today would be his best day ever. Miss Hazel had been saving all the scraps from the ribbon candy left from Christmas. He searched for her throughout the store. Spotting her near the 117
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Identifier 127_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 326377
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6vh5m0s/326377