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    GARTH WILLIAMS (American, 1912-1996)
    Little House in the Big Woods, set of two: A Wild Cat and The Story of Grandpa and the Panther, page 40 and 43 illustrations, 1953
    Pencil on tracing paper
    9 x 6 in. (larger)
    Both signed

    From the Estate of Garth Williams.

    Page 40: "One night Pa looked at Black Susan, stretching herself before the fire and running her claws out and in, and he said: 'Do you know that a panther is a cat? A great, big, wild, cat?' 'No,' said Laura. 'Well, it is,' said Pa. 'Just imagine Black Susan bigger than Jack, and fiercer than Jack when he growls. Then he would be just like a panther."

    Page 43: "'Your grandpa went to town one day and was late starting home. It was dark when he came riding his horse through the Big Woods, so dark he could hardly see the road, and when he heard a panther scream he was frightened, for he had no gun.'...'The horse, with grandpa on him, ran fast, for it was frightened, too. But it could not get away from the panther. The panther followed through the dark woods'...'At last the horse ran up to Grandpa's house. Grandpa saw the panther springing. Grandpa jumped off the horse, against the door. He burst through the door and slammed it behind him.'"


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