DescriptionGARTH WILLIAMS (American, 1912-1996)
Little House on the Prairie, group of three: A Foundation for the House, Ma's Sprained Ankle, and Mending the Sprain, page 57, 59, and 62 illustrations, 1953
Pencil on tracing paper
9 x 6 in. (largest)
Page 57: "Pa began the house first. He paced off the size of it on the ground, then with his spade he dug a shallow little hollow along two sides of that space. Into these hollows he rolled two of the biggest logs. They were sound, strong logs, because they must hold up the house. They were called sills. Then Pa chose two more strong, big logs, and he rolled these logs onto the ends of the sills, so that they made a hollow square."
Page 59: '"Let go! Get from under!' The big, heavy log was sliding. Pa was trying to hold up his end of it, to keep it from falling on Ma. He couldn't. It crashed down. Ma huddled on the ground...Ma gasped, 'I'm all right.' The log was on her foot Pa lifted the log and Ma pulled her foot from under it. Pa felt her to see if any bones were broken...'I'm all right, Charles. It's just my foot.'"
Page 62: "Pa kept pouring more hot water into the tub in which Ma's foot was soaking, Her foot was red from the heat and the puffed ankle began to turn purple. Ma took her foot out of the water and bound strips of rag tightly around the ankle. 'I can manage,' she said."
From the Estate of Garth Williams.
Slight smudging along bottom edge of page 59 illustration; very slight crease to lower right corner of page 62 illustration; otherwise in very good condition. Not framed.
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