On the afternoon of the 22nd of March, Brother Sterrett
and I, accompanied by our wives, went several hundred yards
from shore to a sand bar (it being low tide), to dig clams.
The ground near the shore was much lower than the bar we
were on, and while we were all busy digging clams and talk-
ing "Mormonism," the dashing of the waves of the incoming
tide against the shore suddenly made us conscious that we
had fifty yards of water between us and the shore.
The surf waves also added to our difficulty, and as we had
no boat, our only alternative was to cross our four arms, thus
forming a kind of arm-chair for our wives to sit upon, and
carry them in turn to the shore, wading through two-and-a-
half feet of water.
By the time we got our wives and clams safely landed, the
truth of the maxim was firmly impressed upon our minds,
that "Time and tide wait for no man," not even for a preacher
of the gospel.
COUNSELED TO GATHER WITH THE SAINTS—REMARKABLE MANIFESTATION—CASE OF HEALING—EFFORTS OF APOS-
TATES—VISIT FROM ELDERS—A CONFERENCE—CLOSING
MY LABORS ON THE ISLANDS FOR A SEASON.
ON the 28th of March I received a letter from Zion,
requesting me to counsel the Saints I had baptized to
sell their property and gather up to Zion.
About this time the Lord was manifesting Himself upon
the Islands in various ways, by dreams, visions, healings, signs
and wonders. I will relate one peculiar circumstance of this
kind that occurred.
Mr. Ebenezer Carver had been investigating our doctrines
for quite a length of time, and, having a great desire to know
the truth of our religion, he walked to the sea shore, wishing
that he might have some manifestation in proof of its truth.