History Heartwarming / LittleHouseOnThePrairie

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. commoner. ** 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
31st May '15 8:16:38 PM hiphiphu
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31st May '15 8:16:37 PM hiphiphu
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** In ''Across The Rolling River'' Caroline's relationship with Miss May and how that inspires her to be a teacher. ** 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 ''Across "''Across The Rolling River'' River'" Caroline's relationship with Miss May and how that inspires her to be become a teacher. ** And her growing friendship with Charles Ingalls, especially their FriendlyRivalry over the spelling bee. ** 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.dresses. ** Caroline's aunt doing her best to give Caroline a new dress for a ball despite Caroline's protests.

** ''Down By 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. ** ''Beyond The Heather Hills'': Martha bonding with her older sister Grisie after three books of sisterly rivalry.
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** ''Down By "''Little House In The Highlands''": Martha making up with her brother Duncan after he loses her doll. ** "''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 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'': Hills''": Martha bonding with her older sister Grisie after three books of sisterly rivalry.
31st May '15 8:07:58 PM hiphiphu
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* ''The Caroline Years'': ** In ''Across The Rolling River'' Caroline's relationship with Miss May and how that inspires her to be a teacher. ** 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. * ''The Martha Years'': ** ''Down By 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. ** ''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.
24th Sep '14 6:16:05 AM K
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** A lot of her earliest interactions with Almanzo are both sweet and somewhat [[CrowningMomentOfFunny funny]], mostly because while the ''reader'' can easily see what he's doing, Laura is fifteen and completely clueless. He's being as romantic as was actually possible in a frontier town, and Laura ''does not [[FailedASpotCheck see it]]''. It takes Mary Power pointing it out to make Laura realize hey, surprise, she's being courted. (The narrative explicitly mentions that Laura has no idea why a 'grown-up' would want to spend time with a girl still in school.) Somehow, this comes off as endearing, rather than creepy.
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** A lot of her earliest interactions with Almanzo are both sweet and somewhat [[CrowningMomentOfFunny funny]], mostly because while the ''reader'' can easily see what he's doing, Laura is fifteen and completely clueless. He's being as romantic as was actually possible in a frontier town, and Laura ''does not [[FailedASpotCheck see it]]''. It takes Mary Power pointing it out to make Laura realize hey, surprise, she's being courted. (The narrative explicitly mentions that Laura has no idea why a 'grown-up' would want to spend time with a girl still in school.) Somehow, this comes off as endearing, rather than creepy.creepy. * Rose's birth. ''The First Four Years'' spends a lot of time fussing and figuring out the Wilders' financial situation, and this is the only time it's not made out to be a dire annoyance. ---> ''There were doctor bills, but, after all, a Rose in December is much rarer than a rose in June, and must be paid for accordingly.''
6th Sep '14 12:40:08 AM TheFuzzinator
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* In ''These Happy Golden Years'', Laura telling Almanzo he may kiss her goodnight, after she accepts the engagement ring. It's sweet and a little awkward, and it's Laura clearly ''trying'', when she's been mostly reserved towards him all along.
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* In ''These Happy Golden Years'', Laura telling Almanzo he may kiss her goodnight, after she accepts the engagement ring. It's sweet and a little awkward, and it's Laura clearly ''trying'', when she's been mostly reserved towards him all along.along. ** A lot of her earliest interactions with Almanzo are both sweet and somewhat [[CrowningMomentOfFunny funny]], mostly because while the ''reader'' can easily see what he's doing, Laura is fifteen and completely clueless. He's being as romantic as was actually possible in a frontier town, and Laura ''does not [[FailedASpotCheck see it]]''. It takes Mary Power pointing it out to make Laura realize hey, surprise, she's being courted. (The narrative explicitly mentions that Laura has no idea why a 'grown-up' would want to spend time with a girl still in school.) Somehow, this comes off as endearing, rather than creepy.
12th Jul '14 10:30:19 PM K
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* In ''These Happy Golden Years'', Mary's first trip home from college. She moves around the house with ease, shows the family her tools and books, and gives them gifts she's made -- except for Pa, who receives a blue silk handkerchief. She tells them that she bought it while out on a trip with her roommate Blanche, who, while legally blind, can still see colors if they're bright enough. They fooled the clerk into thinking she could tell the colors by ''touch'', which Mary laughs about. It's the [[IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy first time she's outright laughed since she went blind, and Laura thinks that alone makes all the trouble and unpleasantness of her own time as a schoolteacher worth it]].
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* In ''These Happy Golden Years'', Mary's first trip home from college. She moves around the house with ease, shows the family her tools and books, and gives them gifts she's made -- except for Pa, who receives a blue silk handkerchief. She tells them that she bought it while out on a trip with her roommate Blanche, who, while legally blind, can still see colors if they're bright enough. They fooled the clerk into thinking she could tell the colors by ''touch'', which Mary laughs about. It's the [[IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy first time she's outright laughed since she went blind, and Laura thinks that alone makes all the trouble and unpleasantness of her own time as a schoolteacher worth it]].it]]. * In ''These Happy Golden Years'', Laura telling Almanzo he may kiss her goodnight, after she accepts the engagement ring. It's sweet and a little awkward, and it's Laura clearly ''trying'', when she's been mostly reserved towards him all along.
11th Apr '14 9:06:37 PM toongrrl1990
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* In ''These Happy Golden Years'', Mary's first trip home from college. She moves around the house with ease, shows the family her tools and books, and gives them gifts she's made -- except for Pa, who receives a blue silk handkerchief. She tells them that she bought it while out on a trip with her roommate Blanche, who, while legally blind, can still see colors if they're bright enough. They fooled the clerk into thinking she could tell the colors by ''touch'', which Mary laughs about. It's the first time she's outright laughed since she went blind, and Laura thinks that alone makes all the trouble and unpleasantness of her own time as a schoolteacher worth it.
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* In ''These Happy Golden Years'', Mary's first trip home from college. She moves around the house with ease, shows the family her tools and books, and gives them gifts she's made -- except for Pa, who receives a blue silk handkerchief. She tells them that she bought it while out on a trip with her roommate Blanche, who, while legally blind, can still see colors if they're bright enough. They fooled the clerk into thinking she could tell the colors by ''touch'', which Mary laughs about. It's the [[IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy first time she's outright laughed since she went blind, and Laura thinks that alone makes all the trouble and unpleasantness of her own time as a schoolteacher worth it.it]].
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