Name of the
Storyteller: Samantha Larsen Hastings
Title of the Story:
Mouthful of Bread
Story Source Material:
Story adapted from journals and personal accounts;
the primary source was the writings of Patience Loader.
of the Story: Historical
Story Rating: Young
Patience Loader describes her family's experience on the Mormon Trail with the
ill-fated Martin Handcart Company. The company left too late in the season and
was caught in the mountains by snowstorms. She shares two heroic acts; one where
her mother gives bread to a man who was too exhausted to move and the other when
four teenage boys carry the members of the company across an icy river.