History Heartwarming / LittleHouseOnThePrairie

22nd Jan '18 3:47:12 AM K
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** Part of it is due to Almanzo's personality. He's a very quiet, low-key man, and he's very respectful of the shy-yet-spirited Laura's autonomy. He doesn't try to get her attention by playing up how great he is, he looks for things that interest her and suggests doing them together, like the sleigh and buggy rides, and taking her to singing school. He also doesn't underestimate her. While Pa refuses to let Laura ride or drive his horses because he thinks she's too small to control them, Almanzo lets her drive all of his horses, even the unbroken ones. When he leaves Lady and his buggy with Pa while he goes out of state to visit his parents, he explicitly instructs Pa that Laura has his permission to drive Lady whenever she pleases. After they're married, he buys Laura a pony for the sole purpose of having a pony to ride, and the Rose books identify half of the Wilders' horses, Pet and her foal, Little Pet, as belonging to ''Laura'', not Almanzo. When Laura says she doesn't feel right saying she'll obey Almanzo against her better judgment as part of her marriage vows, Almanzo immediately agrees with her. He tells point-blank that no woman ''ever'' keeps that vow even if she does make it, no decent man would ''ever'' expect her to, and if she's still uncomfortable with it, he's happy to ask the reverend to completely excise the word 'obey' from their vows. Almanzo Wilder: Perfect husband.
6th Apr '17 10:12:48 AM Evighet
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* In ''The Long Winter'' and continuing until-and-through ''These Happy Golden Years'' there's the sheer amount of work and effort Laura puts in in order to help Mary go to, and stay at, her college. It's a constant driving factor with Laura, wanting to work and earn money and to do well in school so that she can become a teacher (even though she doesn't want to be one) and thereby help bring home enough money. Only rarely does she think of buying things for herself, Mary is always the priority.
1st Aug '16 8:28:25 PM BB8ForPresident
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* ''The Charlotte Yeas''

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* ''The Charlotte Yeas''Years''
29th Jul '16 6:27:49 PM BB8ForPresident
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** In "''Little City By The Lake''" Caroline's friend Millie standing up for her when the other girls look down on her mother making her dresses.

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** In "''Little ''Little City By The Lake''" Lake'' Caroline's friend Millie standing up for her when the other girls look down on her mother making her dresses.



** And by extension, how happy she and Lew are together. It's pretty obvious Martha kept her rebellious streak from her childhood, but rather than being ashamed of her, Lew clearly adores how spirited she is and doesn't mind saying so, whether its commenting she could frighten the president if she wanted or laughing at her cheering for him in public. It really gives you a look at why they both risked so much to marry each other.

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** And by extension, how happy she and Lew are together. It's pretty obvious Martha kept her rebellious streak from her childhood, but rather than being ashamed of her, Lew clearly adores how spirited she is and doesn't mind saying so, whether its it's commenting she could frighten the president if she wanted or laughing at her cheering for him in public. It really gives you a look at insight as to why they both risked so much to marry each other.



** "''Little House In The Highlands''": Martha making up with her brother Duncan after he loses her doll.
** "''Down To The Bonny Glen''": Martha's new governess Miss Crow subtly comforting her about a ruined sash and Martha's growing affection for her after loathing her previous governess.

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** "''Little ''Little House In The Highlands''": Highlands'': Martha making up with her brother Duncan after he loses her doll.
** "''Down ''Down To The Bonny Glen''": Glen'': Martha's new governess Miss Crow subtly comforting her about a ruined sash and Martha's growing affection for her after loathing her previous governess.



** "''Beyond The Heather Hills''": Martha bonding with her older sister Grisie after three books of sisterly rivalry.

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** "''Beyond ''Beyond The Heather Hills''": Hills'': Martha bonding with her older sister Grisie after three books of sisterly rivalry.tensions.
29th Jul '16 6:26:18 PM BB8ForPresident
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* ''The Martha Years'':
** "''Little House In The Highlands''": Martha making up with her brother Duncan after he loses her doll.
** "''Down To The Bonny Glen''": Martha's new governess Miss Crow subtly comforting her about a ruined sash and Martha's growing affection for her after loathing her previous governess.
** Martha breaking tension between her brother Duncan, and their friends Lew and Ian over the suddenly realized class differences, by challenging Lew to a footrace. He clearly realizes what she's doing and plays along.
** "''Beyond The Heather Hills''": Martha bonding with her older sister Grisie after three books of sisterly rivalry.
** From the same book Lew helping Martha get craft supplies when she's stuck in bed, including giving her his own knife. Even the gruff, no-nonsense Cook is touched and calls them quite a pair. Bonus points for Martha never doubting he'd do everything he could to help her. And in the end Lew insists she keep the knife so Martha gives him one of her home-made dolls for his little sister.
29th Jul '16 6:25:27 PM BB8ForPresident
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* ''The Martha Years'':
** "''Little House In The Highlands''": Martha making up with her brother Duncan after he loses her doll.
** "''Down To The Bonny Glen''": Martha's new governess Miss Crow subtly comforting her about a ruined sash and Martha's growing affection for her after loathing her previous governess.
** Martha breaking tension between her brother Duncan, and their friends Lew and Ian over the suddenly realized class differences, by challenging Lew to a footrace. He clearly realizes what she's doing and plays along.
** "''Beyond The Heather Hills''": Martha bonding with her older sister Grisie after three books of sisterly rivalry.
** From the same book Lew helping Martha get craft supplies when she's stuck in bed, including giving her his own knife. Even the gruff, no-nonsense Cook is touched and calls them quite a pair. Bonus points for Martha never doubting he'd do everything he could to help her. And in the end Lew insists she keep the knife so Martha gives him one of her home-made dolls for his little sister.
29th Apr '16 10:18:25 AM GothicProphet
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4th Feb '16 4:59:29 PM toongrrl1990
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--> Lew: ''"My Martha, a common chicken? I think not. Ye're a skylark, of course. Soars high, nests on the ground, sings the happiest song in the heavens. I ought to have seen that right away."''

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--> Lew: ''"My -->'''Lew:''' My Martha, a common chicken? I think not. Ye're a skylark, of course. Soars high, nests on the ground, sings the happiest song in the heavens. I ought to have seen that right away."''
12th Jun '15 5:02:31 AM hiphiphu
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** In "''Across The Rolling River'" Caroline's relationship with Miss May and how that inspires her to become a teacher.

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** In "''Across ''Across The Rolling River'" River'' Caroline's relationship with Miss May and how that inspires her to become a teacher.



** Throughout the book Lew takes on a huge extra workload in the forge because he doesn't want to replace Will. When Will returns, he's lost a leg and isn't sure if Lew will give him his job back. Lew and Martha both tell him he's ridiculous for even suggesting that they wouldn't want him.
** Overall just how ''happy'' Martha is with her life in America after her worries growing up as a lairds daughter in the previous books. The narrative makes it clear that even with the war on, she loves every minute of her life from looking after the children, cooking, running her household, visiting their neighbors and how much freer she's allowed to be as a commoner.
** And by extension, how happy she and Lew are together.
** A particularly sweet scene occurs

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** Throughout the book Lew takes on shoulders a huge extra much larger workload in the forge because he doesn't want to replace Will. When Will returns, he's lost a leg and isn't sure if Lew will give him his job back. Lew and Martha both tell him he's ridiculous for even suggesting that they wouldn't want him.
** Overall just how ''happy'' Martha is with her life in America after her worries struggles growing up as a lairds daughter in the previous books. series. The narrative makes it clear that even with the war on, she loves every minute of her life in America from looking after the children, cooking, running her household, cooking without help, being married to 'the finest blacksmith either side of the Atlantic' visiting their neighbors and how much freer she's allowed to be her freedom in living as a commoner.
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** And by extension, how happy she and Lew are together. It's pretty obvious Martha kept her rebellious streak from her childhood, but rather than being ashamed of her, Lew clearly adores how spirited she is and doesn't mind saying so, whether its commenting she could frighten the president if she wanted or laughing at her cheering for him in public. It really gives you a look at why they both risked so much to marry each other.
** A particularly sweet scene occursoccurs when Lew insists that Martha buy a dress for herself. Martha objects saying they need other things and fine clothes are wasted on her 'common chicken feathers'. We get a brief look into Lew's feelings for Martha.
--> Lew: ''"My Martha, a common chicken? I think not. Ye're a skylark, of course. Soars high, nests on the ground, sings the happiest song in the heavens. I ought to have seen that right away."''
12th Jun '15 4:43:57 AM hiphiphu
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* ''The Charlotte Yeas''
** ''On Tide Mill Lane'': The town celebrating when it's announced the war is ending and later the Tucker's delight when Will (Lew's striker in the forge) returns home.
** Throughout the book Lew takes on a huge extra workload in the forge because he doesn't want to replace Will. When Will returns, he's lost a leg and isn't sure if Lew will give him his job back. Lew and Martha both tell him he's ridiculous for even suggesting that they wouldn't want him.
** Overall just how ''happy'' Martha is with her life in America after her worries growing up as a lairds daughter in the previous books. The narrative makes it clear that even with the war on, she loves every minute of her life from looking after the children, cooking, running her household, visiting their neighbors and how much freer she's allowed to be as a commoner.
** And by extension, how happy she and Lew are together.
** A particularly sweet scene occurs
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