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Anita Fellman provides interesting insights into the connections among Laura Ingalls Wilder, her daughter Rose, and the larger philosophical and political backdrop of the Little House series so ... Read full review
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Page 20 - It was a hard, narrow, relentless life. It was not comfortable. Nothing was made easy for us. We did not like work and we were not supposed to like it ; we were supposed to work, and we did. We did not like discipline, so we suffered until we disciplined ourselves. We saw many things and many opportunities that we ardently wanted and could not pay for, so we did not get them, or got them only after stupendous, heartbreaking effort and self-denial, for debt was much harder to bear than deprivations.