Saturday, November 9, 2019

It Rankled Some


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What rankled some of Elijah Able’s (of African-American descent) missionary companions?
a.                  That he claimed equality with whites
b.                  That he claimed his race was the chosen race
c.                   That he claimed superior answer to prayer
d.                  That he claimed superior scriptural knowledge
Yesterday’s answer:
D   Untamed cattle pulling the wagons
It seemed strange how well animals worked the first time hitched in. A boy yoked up a large heifer one morning, put her on the lead of the team, and the creature worked as if she had been accustomed to it. I don’t remember an instance of trouble with an unbroken animal during the entire journey, and many of them were pressed into service. Families, especially little children, became much attached to their working animals. But the sad part of it was that at the journey’s end the more thrifty ones (and generally the favorites), getting into better condition than the rest had to be butchered first to furnish food for their friends. I remember sorrowful scenes on such occasions. One man said that it seemed almost like murder when he was compelled to kill an ox.
International Society Daughters of Utah Pioneers, Museum Memories (Talon Printing: Salt Lake City, 2011), 3: 148.

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