This odd sight kept me two hours behind the caravan, for which the leader of it for the day fined me about the value of three shillings; and told me if it had been three days' journey without the wall, as it was three days' within, he must have fined me four times as much, and made me ask pardon the next council-day.
I stood still an hour or thereabouts without trespassing on our orders (for so long the caravan was in passing the gate), to look at it on every side, near and far off; I mean what was within my view: and the guide, who had been extolling it for the wonder of the world, was mighty eager to hear my opinion of it.
I received several letters from him after I returned to America--in fact he took advantage of every northward-passing caravan
to drop me word of some sort.
My mother shrank further back into the friendly shadows, and from her hiding place saw that the expedition was not that of my father, but the returning caravan
bearing the young Tharks.
And that it was not an unprovided or destitute caravan was clear from this lady's occupation, which was the very pleasant and refreshing one of taking tea.
It happened that at that moment the lady of the caravan had her cup
I took three-quarters of a mile of rope and fastened one end of it around the waist of a guide, and told him to go find the road, while the caravan waited.
saved!" was the word that rang out, all down the long rank of the caravan.
"On, on to Zion!" cried the crowd of Mormons, and the words rippled down the long caravan
, passing from mouth to mouth until they died away in a dull murmur in the far distance.
And it was the boy who first saw the rear guard of the caravan and the white men he had been so anxious to overtake.
The boy had paused after his first sight of the caravan, and now was following slowly in the wake of the sordid, brutal spectacle.
They had dogged it for a time in secret, astonished at the long train of wagons and oxen, and especially struck with the sight of a cow and calf, quietly following the caravan
; supposing them to be some kind of tame buffalo.