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    GARTH WILLIAMS (American, 1912-1996)
    Little House on the Prairie, group of five: New Beads, Picking Blackberries, Water for Mary, Mrs. Scott, and the Rocking Chair, page 170, 182, 183, 189, 193, and 195 illustrations, 1953

    Pencil on tracing paper
    8.75 x 11.75 in. (largest)
    Each signed

    Page 170: "Ma untied the handkerchief and exclaimed at what she had found. The beads were even prettier than they had been in the Indian camp...Mary and Laura sat side by side on their bed, and they strung those pretty beads on the thread that Ma gave them."

    Page 182 and 183: "Now blackberries were ripe, and in the hot afternoons Laura went with Ma to pick them. The big, black, juicy berries hung thick in brier-patches in the creek bottoms...Every day they ate all the blackberries they wanted, and the next winter they would have all the blackberries to stew."

    Page 189: "'Laura, can you?'...This time she got out of bed. But when she tried to stand up, the floor rocked and she fell down. Jack's tongue lapped at her face, and he quivered and whined...She knew she must get water to stop Mary's crying, and she did. She crawled all of the way across the floor to the water-bucket."

    Page 193: "Next morning Laura felt so much better that she wanted to get up, but Mrs. Scott said she must stay in bed until the doctor came. She lay and watched Mrs. Scott tidy the house and give medicine to Pa and Ma and Mary. Then it was Laura's turn. She opened her mouth, and Mrs. Scott poured a dreadful bitterness out of a small folded paper onto Laura's tongue."

    Page 195: "The next day Laura was up. Then Ma got up, and then Mary. They were all thin and shaky, but they could take care of themselves. So Mrs. Scott went home...Pa wasn't able to work, so he could make a rocking chair for Ma. He brought some slender willows from the creek bottoms, and he made the chair in the house. He could stop at any time to put wood on the fire or lift a kettle for Ma."

    From the Estate of Garth Williams.


    Condition Report*: Slight smudging to lower edge of page 170 illustration; crease to upper left corner of page 182 illustration; minor handling crease to lower left corner of page 189 illustration; otherwise in very good condition. Not framed.
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