The Day Of The Old Cabin Essay

2089 Words Dec 2nd, 2015 9 Pages
Stepping outside the old, log cabin the young girl took a deep breath of fresh mountain air, then stretched her back and leaned from side to side. Her grandfather had built the cabin some fifty-odd years earlier as a wedding gift for his new bride. The young girl’s name was, Charity. She loved her grandfather and she loved the old cabin, it had been her home her entire life.
Charity knew that something special was going to happen that day, she could feel it deep inside her soul… Her grandpa had always said that she had the “gift,” the same as her grandmother, Mi 'the be, had. Me’thebe, meant Shadowy Moon, in English.
Charity’s mother had been named Gige’sdi, because of the violet color of her eyes. Being the daughter of a Frenchman and a Cherokee squaw, Gige’sdi, had been a raven haired beauty that turned the head of many a young brave. It wasn 't long before she caught the attention of a handsome, young brave named, Ugug Usdi. Ugug Usdi was an old name meaning, Little Owl.
Charity, could not remember her parents at all, and often wondered what her life would have been like, if they had lived through the yellow fever epidemic that occurred when she was only three-years-old.
As she grew older, Charity also wondered why she, a small child, lived, and her strong, grown-up parents, died.
Nokomis, the name she called her grandmother, (Nokomis was the Cherokee word for grandmother) had always told her that her parents died because it was the wish of the Great Spirit that…

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