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    GARTH WILLIAMS (American, 1912-1996)
    Little House on the Prairie, group of four: Breaking Sod, Indian Trail, Prairie Fire, and Little House on the Prairie, page 274, 275, 280, 281, and 283 illustrations, 1953
    Pencil on tracing paper

    8.75 x 11.75 in. (largest)
    Each signed

    Page 274: "Pa was breaking the prairie sod, with Pet and Patty hitched to the breaking-plow, The sod was a tough, thick mass of grass-roots. Pet and Patty slowly pulled with all their might and the sharp plow slowly turned over a long, unbroken strip of that sod."

    Page 275: "Now a great many Indians came riding along the Indian trail. Indians were everywhere. Their guns echoed in the creek bottoms where they were hunting. No one knew how many Indians were hidden in the prairie which seemed so level but wasn't. Often Laura saw an Indian where no one had been an instant before."

    Pages 280 and 281: "Pa's little fire was all around the house now, and he helped Ma fight it with wet sacks. The fire blew wildly, snatching at the dry grass inside the furrow. Pa and Ma thrashed at it with the sacks, when it got across the furrow they stamped it with their feet. They ran back and forth in the smoke, fighting that fire."

    Page 283: "All the wild things on the prairie had known what to do. They ran and flew and hopped and crawled as fast as they could go, to the water that would keep them safe from fire. Only the little soft striped gophers had gone down deep in their holes, and they were the first to come up and look around at the bare, smoking prairie."

    From the Estate of Garth Williams.


    Condition Report*: Not framed. Very good condition.
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