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Lightning

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 29
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1997
Type Text
Format image/jpeg
Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s6qr4v82
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 326649
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6qr4v82

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Title Lightning
Description in it except one small, very white altar. I sat down on the floor, noticing some dust. Well, no matter, that would brush off. The bustle continued behind me. I heard a loud voice take over, shooing people back down the stairs, ordering someone to keep everyone away This voice undoubtedly belonged to a fire chief, for he directed men to climb into the tower, chip away charred places, and make sure there were no sparks to cause further trouble. I could hear the hiss of water, this man directing his helpers to wash out the hole thoroughly. "Wet everything down good," he shouted emphatically Finally, the turmoil subsided. I could hear footsteps going back down the stairs, and the noise of what I thought must be a big hose being pulled away. Then it became completely quiet. I gingerly opened the door. Water lay all over the floor, half-inch deep, but no one was there. I carefully closed the door behind me and started for the stairs. Looking down, I saw them completely clear. I ran down, took the next flight, and ended up in the huge room from which I could escape. When I reached the few steps before entering, I could see the room was jammed with humanity I glued myself to the wall and tiptoed down the rest of the way. Fortunately, all those near the door were talking excitedly to each other, their backs to me. I quickly slipped into the crowd. There were even some other children visible. I inched my way toward the open door, reached it safely and fled outside. People milled around out there too, the whole area filled. Cars were still coming down the highway, no one going north, everyone coming to Manti. I went up on the hill a little way and studied the tower. There was the hole! The lightning bolt had struck the tower very high up, almost to the top, and there was now a gaping hole, very black around the edges with smoke smudges up the side What a terrible sight! 16
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Identifier 026_Lightning.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 29
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 326593
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6qr4v82/326593