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    GARTH WILLIAMS (American, 1912-1996)
    Little House on the Prairie, group of three: Nervousness on the Prairie, Indian War-Cry, and Sleepless Nights, page 288, 289, 294, 296, and 297 illustrations, 1953
    Pencil on tracing paper
    8.75 x 11.75 in. (largest)

    Each signed

    Page 288 and 289: "The tall grass didn't bother him anymore. But there was an uneasiness about the Indians. More and more Indians were in the creek bottoms...Pa came in early from the field. He did the chores early, and shut Pet and Patty, Bunny and the cow and calf, into the stable...The door was shut and the latch-string pulled in. No one could go outdoors till morning."

    Page 294: "Out in the night the drums were beating and the Indians were wildly yelling. Then that terrible sound came again...She screamed: 'What is it? Oh, Pa, what is it?'...She heard the drums pounding and the wild yipping yells and she felt Ma holding her safe. Pa said, 'It's the Indian war-cry, Laura.' Laura crept out of bed and huddled against Ma's knee. And Mary, left alone, crept after her and huddled close, too."

    Page 296 and 297: "That night the noise in the Indian camps was worse than the night before. Again the war-cries were more terrible than the most dreadful nightmare...the next night, and the next night were worse and worse. Mary and Laura were so tired that they fell asleep while the drums pounded and the Indians yelled. But a war-cry always jerked them wide awake in terror."

    From the Estate of Garth Williams.


    Condition Report*:

    Minor tear to lower left edge and crease to page 294 illustration; minor crease to lower left edge of page 288/289 illustration; otherwise in very good condition. Not framed.

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