Friday, November 4, 2016

Wanting Them Out

The mob wanted Oscar Middleton Mower and his companion out of the county bad enough that they were willing to do what?
a.                   Paid their fare for the train ticket out
b.                  Gave them horses
c.                   Gave them horses and a wagon
d.                  Bought their air fair
Yesterday’s answer:
(A)               The Indian’s cricket pies
From the life of Moses Thatcher: The snows and frosts of the winter of 1847-1848 and the hunger that gnawed for a whole year as he herded sheep and digged roots, are not forgotten; nor are other early valley scenes, wherein Indians caught the bleating lambs of his flock with their rawhide ropes and enforced an exchange of their cricket pies for the boy’s corn cakes.

Andrew Jenson, LDS Biographical Encyclopedia (Salt Lake City: Publishers Press, 1901), 127.

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