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A TALE Of THE OLD WEST
c i AR llY LEON WILSONtiLAU I,,
$. Ie look, d ,t itil ca'lilI cc'rttinty to
observe in hxr lt mann,'' the Lord had
consented to an8swir his petition. Hie
saw that !I' -:n:It hal veered and,
even as h, ," k dI. lai:'i' drops of rain
" came po ;l''. 8 !niLs" Ially upon his
wagon-Cox l' itn froniit of thein a
long, low 1:'i' I, ,;n, \was crawliing
to the nIO!. \V i! alioVe it luri'.,
clouds of s" '' tli,'i away frotm
them. In ; I ." ill l'11t th full
force of i:', -l ,',r ,1 as upon theni
from a sk ; t ! a:ll hour hf't'ore
had been a.I:; oft to th,2
right scumi i: i 8 ns, their fhath
- my figure fi " ro the hacks
of their ! i i s. Ills heart
swelled : , lili;. ;lnd he fell again
- to his k '.I. . `' !l i iart'..st words
of thanks ':- " ih, 1 'l''Iec-s ion.
They i (at"1 i campt for the
night, and L a !. fire later in
the e,'vi:i.: n .: , .th( c 1nfi0 d( the
truth of hi: di:;,t.i t, i lhat good iman,
-taking ca:., n~1 1, n , t'T;or the wordsl
lwith any diclt i rv ii: ;,i in himself.
He consil ,.a l'ariiaanl was Uln
.duly sur;t s is " I it t re 'ccu~rence;
--almost disiln-, l In l;ct: showing a
,tendency i, a',:ii, , the dt ay"s goo
fortune to phl :., ntlt \\t holly natural.
Although I l:, ! i;, ,''i, hal, soe 'id to
bhim a smnall. si; pi t initi, he now felt
a little asl!;!a td of his performlance.
'e was ple;ascd to note. however, that
Brigham he):I mlloi: eo racious to
him after a short period of rellection.
'le praised him indlted for the merit
Which he seendii to :Ia\,v' gained in
'the Lord's sight; tak:intg occasion to
,remind hint. howev\er. that he, Brig
tam, had meant to )produce the sanme
.4teets by a prayer of his own in due
time to save the train froml destruc
tion; that he had clhosen to wait, how
8qer, in order to try the faith of the
`.By the first of June they had
-rined their way over 5t00 miles of
n to the trading post of Fort Lar
saie. Here they were at last forced
cross the Platte and to take up
r march along the Oregon trail.
iy were now in the land of alkaline
'erts, of sage brusn and grease
-rood, of sad, bleak, deadly stretches;
l .smnd where the favor of Heaven
i ght have to be called upon if they
<,.re to survive. Yet it was a land
t without inspiration,-a land of
ense distances, of long, dim per
4pectlves, and of dreamy visions in
eefar, vague haze. In such a land.
b.ught Joel Rae, the spirit of the
must draw closer to the children
The Promised Land.
k'' far on their march the Lord had
ed them fromn all but ordinary
ps. True, some members of
company had suffered from a
r which they attributed to the
de of dust that enveloped the col
of wagons when in motion, and
"the great change of temperature
day to night. Again, the most
them were for many weeks with
bread, saving for the sick the lit
our they had and subsisting upon
meat provided by the hunters.
Sreaching Fort Laramie, too,
stock had become weakened for
of food; an extended drought,
t herds of buffalo, and the In
4res having combined to destroy
weakness of the animals made
arch for many days not more
flye or six Tniles a day. At the
ey had fed to the stock not only
ir grain but the most of their
a and other breadstuffs. But
Were slight matters to a perse
people gathering out of Baby
In June they reached the
Pass. For mnany hundred miles
ad been climbing the backbone
continent. Now they had
the summnit, the dividing
between streams that flowed to
ilatitic and streams that flowed
Pacific. Fromn the level prairies
had toiled upl into the fearsome
where bleak, grim crags
d upon them froet afar, and
suniiitts glistening with snow
then, i lthe perils ahead.
ugh all this time of marching
ace wh:e tlhey shoutld pitch
t of Isracel was not rixed upon.
.Brigham was questioned
4 the uahluilire at night, his
rply was ih;t he would know
o iheiir new home when he
And it .;ttl!e to be told among
that h( had beheld in vision
aett.ling dmin\-u front heaven and
over a c,,rtain spot; and tlhat
'had said to him, "Here is the
Rhere my people Israel shall
elr tents ,ind spread wide the
of Zion:" It was enough.
Id reoognize the spot when
the trappiers, scouts, and
encountereld iong the road
Ireceived much advice as to
locations: and while this was
as to sites recommended, the
bhad buecn unanimous that the
vahey was impossible. It
was. they were told, sandy, barren,
Sainless, destitute 01 timber antid veg
rtation, infested with hordes of hun
gry crickets, and roamed over by
hands of most savage Indians. In
short, no colony could endure there.
ITlhey dari l not. indeed, go to a
fertile land. for there thel Gentiles
Wtt'od he telllpttled to follow themll
with lthe old bloody end. Only in a
desert such as the'. men , had de
scrihed the sal I.a valley to be
could t hey hope t p(eace. Front
Fort Blrid-er, tho,. ,.eir route bent to
thlie southt,\est al,Jil the rocky spurs
of fhel l'intah mitontltai ns, whose snow
clad tops gleanied a bluish white in
tle July sun.
By the lnbille of July the vain
izlal;d of the cnointllav bean the de
sceIt of 0 Echo anit e--ti Ilnarro slit
lut straight downt a thousand feet
into the red sandstollt -the piass
which a handful l of the ai \\a- to htiil
a few yearsi late-r ;naiis a whole
ari y of the hateld Gentiles.
The hardest plart oft their Jortney
was still iftore toin. Their road
had now to le, midalh as lu'y went.
lying wholly atno tlog the lmountlains
Lofty hills, deep ravines with jag ed
sides, forbiddilt. calnnons, all but itl
pa] s',sa le s:-ctall.s, rtik-bound alld
lbrush-choked.--upll and dewn. throulgh
or over all these olsta.les they had
nIow to force a passage, ulntiting here.
digging there: inow double-lc king the
wheels of their wagons to prevent
I - f
"Down, Down on Your Knees and Pray."
their crashing dowe some steep in
cline; now putting five teams to one
load to haul it up the rock-strewn
side of some waterway.
From Echo canyon they went down
the Weber, then toward East canyon, a
dozen of the bearded host going for
ward with spades and axes as sap
pers. Sometimes they made a mile in
five hours; sometimes they were less
lucky. But at length they were fight
ing their way up the choked East
canyo' starting fierce gray wolves
from their lairs in the rocks and hear
ing at every rod of their hardfought
way the swift and unnerving song of
the coiled rattlesnake.
Eight fearful miles they toiled
through this gash in the mountain;
then over another summit-Big
mountain: down this dangerous slide,
all wheels double-locked, on to the
summit of another lofty hill,-Little
mountain; and abruptly down again
into the rock gorge afterwards to be
come historic as Immigration canyon.
Following down this gorge, never
doubting they should come at last to
their haven, they found its mouth to
be impassable. Rocks, brush, and
timber choked the way. Crossing to
the south side, they went sheerly up
the steep hill-so steepl that it was
all but impossible for the straining
animals to drag np the heavy wagons,
and so narrow that a false step might
have dashed wagon and team half a
thousand feet on to the rocks below.
But'at last they stood on the sum
mitr--and broke into shouts of rapture
as they looked. For the wilderness
home of -Israel had been found. Far
and wide below them stretched their
promised land-a broad, open valley
hemmed in by high mountains that lay
cold and far and still in the blue haze.
Some of these had slept since the
world began undbr their canopies of
snow; and these flashed a sunlit glory
into the eager eyes of the pilgis.
Others reared hare, seat hed peaks
above slopes that were shaggy with
ltimber. And out in froin lay the won
drous lake--a shield f ltdeepest alit
tering tnurqulois heldl tohe dull, gray
breast of the v'alley.
Again and again they cried out:
"Hosanna to God and the ILamb!"'' and
I many of the bearded hoist shed tears,
for the hardships of the way had
rThen lBrighani cantec. lying pale and
wasted in his wagon, and when they
saw him gaze long. and heard hint
tinall'y say: "l'no:g(h---d rive on!'"
Sthey knew that oni this morning of
July 21, 1817, they had found the spot
where in vision it hadl seen the tent
of the Lord comrt' down to earth.
There on the sununit they knelt to
entreat the llmer'y of (godl upon thn
land. The next day, by their leader's
direction, they consecratted the valley
to the Lord, and planted six acres of
Another Miracle and a Temptation in
The floor of the valley was an arid
waste, flat anid Irerle.s., a far swet'e
of gray alnd gu1l. of sa.ge-li-rush
slangled with situlewitl ters, patched
here and there with Ii glistening halds
of salt and soda, or looks of the dead
ly alkali. llerie rawledl the lizarl and
the rattlestnake; and there w\\as ino
nttlsic to the dethu-s iitn s:ti\ the li n..'
l;tnt chirp of the e'ici;tu . At the sides
ilI t'ic',asionl al sit ,afit ti in litn (lilt (If
thle lne intains to he all ,utI dtrun,
avway at one by lth tihir sty sarils.
.\lto g the bhankts of the'e \t as the otnly
.ree' to ' e 'i Ii t lu d. spila 't ' i riirnes Of
w i illv an il x II ri,- , s . I 1 1n,, lt 'd 'r
of the l a it-li'y. l'',' i-lt' . t'itI ahl'xs .
\\ re li i'tt Iii p l('ll's ' pIlrlljlp ' iItand
, u stl y b 1 l' ,\\il. 1, 1 . :1. i --!,. .Iiln l't . II... it
'few dWia l, ' Ied I .-. I l 'i ttii tler i tll'
-r w t l l s . A t 1 1, ,t i i n l t , 1 1 : 1 ! - , u', ,; ' l ! I 1 "
funllld a In trl h f \\ id' L .-. el: .\ lw ,;
1''!' 's of withered h11n1h . 10
these srt' d olonly to et Iha>tze th,
prevailiný desert tone:-.
"1'he sun ;akld earthil was so hard
that it tr'oke their plows \'hen they
tried to turn it. Nit until hliet had
spretad wal l itt' t uIIn it frol, tih river
they had named Jordan could the
plows be used. Such was the new
Canaan, the land held in reserve by
the Lord for His chosen people since
the foundations of the world were laid.
Dreary though it was, they were
elated. Had not a Moses led them out
of bondage up into this chamber of
the mountains against the day of
wrath that was to consume the Gentile
world? And would he not smite the
rocks for water? Would he not also
be ,a Joshua to sit in judgment and
divide to Israel his inheritance?
They waited not nor demurred, but
fell to work. Within a week they had
explored the valley and its canons.
made a road to the timber eight miles
away, built a saw-pit, sawed lumber
for a skiff, plowed, planted, and irri
gated half a hnndred acres of the
parched soil, and begun the erection
of maly dwellings, some of logs, some
of adobes. Ground had also been
chosen and consecrated by Brigham,
whereon, in due time, they would build
up their temple to the God of Jacob.
Meantime, they wo1uld continue tc
gather out of Babylon. During the late
summer and fall many wagons arrived
from the Missouri, so that by the be
ginning of winter their number was
nearly 2,000. They lived rudely, a
lucky few in the huts they Lad built;
more in tents and wagon-boxes. Nor
did they fail to thank Providence for
the mild winter vouchsafed to them
during this unprotected period, per.
mitting them not only to survive, but
to continue their labors-of logging,
home-building, the making of rough
furniture, and the repairing of wagons
When the early spring came they
were again quickly at the land with
I their seeds. Over 5,000 acres were
sown to needful produce. When this
began to sprout with every promis(
of a full harvest, their joy was bound
less; for their stock of breadstuffs and
previsions had fallen l1w during the
r winter, and conld niot last later than
harvest-tinme, evrn with ri igid economy
li[ t early in June, in th+' full lush
of this sprinLitide iof pniui ie, it aip
peared that the l.ord was minded tc
chal;st en themi. For into their broad,
;;een iells tai'l thle raivenous crick.
ets in 'wide. tblack streaias dowtn the
inmountain sides. Ol er the growing
grain thiey slpread as a pall, and the
tender sprouts were consumed to the
ground. In their track they left no
stalk nor growing blade.
St arvation now ';at-, thlie Saints.
In theIr panic the(y sotutlht to) fight the
ll-devou'itilg pot. While stinie went
wildly through the fields killing the
crickets, others ran trentchles and tried
to drown them. Still others beat them
back with sticks and brootms, or
burned them by tires set in the fields
I lit against the oncomining horde these
efforts were unavailing. Where hun
(r'eds were destroyedl hlindreds of
IDespair seized thelie Ra!nts, the bitter
deslpair of a cheated, familishetd people
--deluded even by their (;)d. In their
shorin fields they \wept a11il (IIrsed
,ntowing at last they (cothl not stay the
''l'hen into the cit:: came Jol Rae
re'leiing the frenzi,"' I Sn, an \V\ twom n.
The light of ai hit':h fliti was uip'n himt
as he calld I o t t( 111ll:
"'lave I nor pri,"i 11h i to yo( l all win
t, or the \Wa\ to satv'-tit n in itito's likl.,
thisu' D]), faith ;u n ,,in," thin in
\\llll ll l ltst a( int lltes t hlti I ttei'.
\VhIty \( 1,' 11;1 i,' ')l' . , I I(' vvilh ( o )>'("
olib',, 1. tl'ric'ks of l:, :nt',l 'Val' t 't ". " They
( l t ml ' 'o; 1 f u)t'.t ,l h0ah -y
fo Il s--ylou poor, blitd 1~1,s - to palt(er
Ihe raised his viie. ani,I the won.
,i'l il " :.l (' lii ;Ili 0';; ]',i 1 \c'u. I.| '.
1) towal, ( n t)\V l o S.; \ , tl" , i" arn
iral ,rah- ;,lr;t : 1 ti! <, tthe Lord
h;al1 not sllffl"u V o:eit 1 tt i i h 1 "
tioThe l, as but onrilt of tiy , thobeyed
s o .tt ut io rtf t i ve i ' ot t ,on hl ard.
n,,e ITa'hen iu y i i()\ h 1 te' . hBall .ave
hi,wn hea knelt in the tntalst otf ti e
-!oU . while thi in w:i ly drew ha
hack firo Int t:im i li., <. aillu t as
his voice r( e, (', a ,i ; h:, l never
fail'l to aith la'ke1 . 1, "t . ',fo. ofan
to kno l, at fir-t ilth o r II : 1 :!, then
others heiac of th.m. unla h a undred
hiknel tabiit it . the
1'e ht ul not obhe:,.v\ ' thf m. in t with
eye,'ts c o la t lhe pray on. I ,etring out
his heart in penitent su"plitfvinn.
As his words ranr ut. thaere had
been quick, low. st:.rt huh murmurs
from the kneltling group about him;
ami now load sholts interrupted his
prayer. He opened his ( yes. From
off toward the lake great flocks of
gulls had appeared, whitening the sky,
and now dulling all other sounds with
the beating of their wingh and their
high, plaintive cries. Quickly they
settled upon the fields in swirling
drifts, so that the land all about lay
white as with snow.
A groan went up: "They will finish
what the crickets have left."
He had risen to his feet, looking In.
tently. Then he gave an exultant
"No! No w-thery are eating only the
crickets g -sthe white birds art de
vouringchly laden with the rsts; t hosfruits oftheir
heaven and hellwon from the desert-he
of vegetabrs of light have triumsted on poles for
exhibitimore over darkness Pray-imprense sheaves ofw
wifrom th all your hearts inth the wanksgivingter they
And cuaganningly spreakt, many withit.
streamncing eyes, while flushe led of their first
a prayernih ovef gratituhe dese for this wondrousht
All day long the whitefestival lasted, abirds closfed
Elderupon the crickets, and whenss they lefton
the subjecnigt of the harvest had been saved.
miracle to the Lute of the siHoly Ghost.
It is small wonder then if his views of
the esteagerly upon hem in which heit was held byginning
that power were now greatly enlarged.
Ivn August, thanks to the Heaven'.
forwardsent gullsto takhey were ablend, to celebrate young
nwid th a feastor their first "H learvest
Home." Inar the centerdge of the bithrong
unstockadil she a bowery was sy brownuilt, and un
hder moits shade tables were spread and
tirchly ladfenss. with the firsd not fruits their
labyoung Elder as did the others, deseert
presence. Y swhite bread and golden butter, green
thycorn, wscatermelons, and many varietiesdusk, in
lttlof vegetables. Horsted on poles fornd stll
exhibition wthere immense sheaves ofne,
from the anturid vel with a glancthe ater theyim
There were prap gray eyes set andr publaclo
brwthanksgiv, turning her sleongs and speechead and
little t brdancing. It was the flush of their firstaw
fall the fiure festival lasted, and at its close
"MaElder Rae stood up to addres, s them on'
the took hsubject of their pasmewhat trials andmidly,
instant, and the faces werhave all t"ourned
fato be SUSeted that be had more tI shanll
forwalkrd to take his hand, the younghim-I
to 'revereadynce him.
(TO BE cONTImNUW
A STORY OF THE PERIOD OF THE JUDGES
By the "llighway and Byway" Preacher
('o|yl lighl, 1D ., I)I th . lI thus, W. b. F"l,,tI )
Sc'ri tu r \!111tority -I Sam. (hap
Ior A. :\hl v'rs Is 1 and 19 of chap
"The word of the Lord was
precious in those days."-Not
to the people of Israel, but to
God. Spiritual life was at such a
low ebb in the nation that the
precious things of God were
withheld because God could not
give what the people were not
ready to receive. God never j
wastes his revelation. He never -
casts his pearls before swine.
Sad, is it not, to think that
" there is only too often a condi- ,,
tion of life and heart which 4
, shuts tight the windows of O
- heaven and prevents the Divine
4 blessing from descending? The
c word of the Lord IS precious- -
how precious we shall not fully
realize until we come into his ",
presence and the full knowl
edge of eternity. What poverty
of soul is that which feels no
f desire for the Divine message!
What fatal deadness to know not '
or care not for God's word!
"Speak: for thy servant hear.
C' eth."-What if with every whis. ,,
pering of the Divine voice in our
souls there would be the quick.
glad, eager rtsponse of Samuel?
Many, many times a day come
the gentle promptings to think :,
of God and to obey his will, but "
as often they go unheeded, or '
with the promise to listen when
a more convenient season has t
come. But man's convenience is
not the time of God's revelation.
God does not deal in futures.
It is a present relationship which
he would bear to the human life.
And when he stoops to speak.
r, the soul must stop to listen. If
t it does not it is at its peril. God
t' may not speak again. Certain
* it is, that the message and the
blessing lost can never be
regained. Other blessing and
other message may come
from God as in mercy and
love God deals patiently with the
indifferent soul, but there is a
distinct and positive loss to that
soul for all time which fails to
take when God holds out to give.
Whether during the busy rush of
the day, or during the still watch
es of the night, let us be eager
to say when God's voice is heard
speaking in the soul: "Speak;
for thy servant heareth."
"And Samuel told him every
whit."-lt is hard to tell the
truth to our friends, sometimes.
It is easy to say the flattering
word, but it is quite another
thing to be frank and honest
and say the word which shall
point the error, and sound the
warning. But is this not really
the test of true friendship? It
may seemingly strain our rela.
tionsr with those whom we love
and hold in special esteem, but
in the end it will work to their
good and to the strengthening
of the ties of friendship. Deal
faithfully. Give God's revela
tion to the heart of another, even
though it is a message of con.
demnation and warning.
SAMUEL watched with more than
usual interest the preparations
which were going forward for the sol
emn celebration of the Passover feast,
for not only was he to have a part
in the celebration but he knew his
mother would come. It had been a long
year to the young boy. His brave little
heart had found comfort in the
thought that he belonged to the Lord
and that he was in the temple to serve
him, but at times there was the hun.
geriag in his heart for the love and
comfort which only a mother knows
how to bestow. But she had faith
fully prepared him for the separation,
for from his earnlest recollection she
bad filled his heart and thought with
the place he was to take in the tem
ple service, and when at last the
time had come that he was to go up
with her to Shiloh, a childish sense of
the dignity and importance made him
brave and willing to remain behind
while his mother returned home. As
she had embr'aced him and piressed a
warm, tender kiss upon his brow at
parting she had said:
"Renemnber, son, against another
year I will comnie htther to see thee.
See how much of goodl thou canst
have to tell me concerning thy serv.
Iee in the Losd's house."
He hd often thought of the words,
and they had comforted him in the
lonely hours and encouraged him
when his heart had grown faint and
weary with the monotonous routine of
the simple daily tasks. He had been
brave and steadfast and so apt and
faithful a student had he proved that
at last he had been included among
those who played upon the musical in
strumnients in the temple service, and
his first thought had been of 1i=
mother and how proud and pleased
she would be on her return at the
time of the feast now '""" at hand to
find him filling such a ,lace.
So impatiently he had counted the
dttys until the first day of the feast
'" ,, .... I '
lie well know th!.t hli mother woula
coline then atm .'arc'ely did sleep
etumo to his vts t rh ni.ht before.
,heealse. of lh-. ii';ih " ,xplcetatioit
w li,.h filh l his hea !rt lhiefre the
ilght uhaui h1";:Ion to :.,tk in the east
he hald lefIt his , tich int th little tent
which aijoin ,,l that net., ii ,dt by the
high priest Eli..iind was waiting to ex
lin niii~ h thei lights in the temple.
As he stotod the-re with eyes turned
towards the east watching eagerly fotl
the 'm-tinwi of the day. his mind went
back over the exl ielienets of the year
lic eca ll.-d his first day in the temple
service, of hiow strange and big it
.loned. and h"' had wondered wheth
er (;God knew he, was there, and that
he was ijlnt a wee ,it lonely since his
mother had gon., lhie had recalled
the stories which his motlher had told
him of how Mlos.-s had been taken by
his llllmothe"r .o the palacet- of the daugh.
te'r of lPharaoh whent he was just
about his age, and he had wondered
whethert he had ftlIt as torlorn and
lone-ly as h.I .\in th,-n lie had com
fortoed hilrl-.If witll tilte thought that
he was hblt;n. off than Moses had
been for ! t wvas in Go;l's dwelling
place and lMobes had beuen among a
topcle who did, not know or care for
'.A~ I'ii tr:.- ;itI he as faithful as
lMuses way :inl i alt all I can so as
to le fhirti i, or 1 ;1 , se:rvice," he
had thIniht ti, hin:- l f \\ith a wis
,-int flar 1 Il li \I ars. And often
-i ., t.t lira .- 1 P .it " t x; exp ience in
the tetipl- !his t, tit-lht had come to
him to i iti ,h hl itln hii l ti: s and
tiest,. :ai! - :lavy t- hatl had his
:ik to ,lo ;:;l hi- l,. ,ns to learn,
li 1 ", !'y ],' list n""di as the aged
pri,- E .l h ut - V,,. v-r the history
if inv. i ihmnl ,l, l ,i f God's deal
in s '. in '. I , - 11i, had ien deeply
int," , - i it th art',s of the stories
hlt:',. it a\,t- till that (;id had spoken
hi is f lal, a dl this-!' leaders, and
Itl as I :1d E 'li. ith childish eager
I• ,iitt - ld ta (-ak to ott ?'
.llhi t -, I . It , .n .t-,.d priest had
h,,sit I;, n in ll, ile nt cinfuision and
,'uiib:ia' rss.i t. hi Ihadl followed up
his tint 1 i-t n wO. it' \ h:
I low t.: I wI.o ht.iar ; God speak?"
}hit he h:d ihad in satisfactory re
"oanistt, from Di. and this was one
of the ittit-tit.ns whhich he was anx
ios to a-k his tmotheir when she
Then thert were some things about
the templt srvit-ce which he knew his
mother eou1l explain to him as had
not been explained to him by Eli or
his sons. Nay. Saituel had early
learned that it was quite useless to
ply the latter with questions. In,
fact he had felt in his childish heart
an aversion for hlohlhni and Phinehas
which had led him to avoid them all
he could. Here was something else
he wante : to ask his mother:
How it was that if they were serv
ants of the Lord they should take
the best of the sacrifices for them
selves, as he had seen them do re
peatedly when the people had come to
make their offerings to the Lord.
These were some of the things
whitch were troubling his tender heart,
and there was the brighter side, as he
thought of the part he was taking In
the temple service and how his moth
er would feel proud of her bo' an she
saw him among the musiciats doing
his part to mtake a joyful noise unto
the Lord. In this way his mind kept
busy while he waited for the break.
hng of the (lawn, and so absorbed did
he become in his meditations that the
sun was all but bursting above the
horizon when he aroiused himself.
"I shall be late," he exclaimed, has
tening towards the gate of the teomr
ple court. "But what is that?" he add.
ed, noting the dust in the distance
and moving figures. "Who can be
coming so early to the celebration.
Can it be mother?" he asked himself,
and the first impulse was to rush off
down the pathway to meet the ap
proaching company, but he checked
himself, and remembering his duties
in the temple, he hurried on and was
soon busy extinguishing the lights and
performing the duties preparatory to
the services of the day. Already the
Levites were arriving and putting
things in order for the offering of the
sacrifices, and many a little duty fell
to the lot of Samuel to perform ere
everything was ready. Almost impa
tiently he waitqd for the chance to
get away to find his mother.
Now, the last task was completed
and he would be able to get away, but
just as he was passing out of the
outer court one of the Levites sum.
moned him and requested him that he
A look of disappointment swept over
his face, and he was just on the point
of saying:. "My tasks are all done
now and I must go." when the thought
came to him: "What would mother
think if I should come to her with
a service left undone?" and so swal
lowing his disalpointmlent he started
off to do the bidding of the Levite.
And w hen he had come into the
presnoec of Eli the high priest ant
had delivered his message, who should
he find waiting to receive him in an
adjoining altartment but this mother,
and what was his lelight~to find that
she had brought him a little coat, the
work of her loving hands.
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