PART II. The Country of the Saints.
3. CHAPTER III. JOHN FERRIER TALKS WITH THE PROPHET.
"Wait till Jefferson comes, and we'll soon manage that.
In the meantime, don't you fret yourself, my dearie,
and don't get your eyes swelled up, else he'll be walking into
me when he sees you. There's nothing to be afeared about,
and there's no danger at all."
John Ferrier uttered these consoling remarks in a very
confident tone, but she could not help observing that he paid
unusual care to the fastening of the doors that night, and
that he carefully cleaned and loaded the rusty old shotgun
which hung upon the wall of his bedroom.
* Heber C. Kimball, in one of his sermons, alludes
to his hundred wives under this endearing epithet.