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“Laura and Mary snuggled closer to Pa. They were safe and snug on his knees, with his strong arms around them.

They liked to be there before the warm fire, with Black Susan purring on the hearth and good dog Jack s stretched out beside her. When they heard a wolf howl, Jack’s head lifted and the hairs rose still along his back. But Laura and Mary listened to that lonely sound in the dark and the cold of the Big Woods, and they were not afraid
They were cozy and comfortable in their little house made of logs, with the snow drifted around it and the wind crying because it could not get in by the fire.”
Laura Ingalls Wilder, writing about Wisconsin in 1870
in Little House in the Big Woods, 1932

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