By the Shores of Silver Lake
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Frontier and pioneer life
In the fifth book in the series, Ma and the girls follow Pa west by train where they make their home at a rough railroad camp and plan for their own homestead.
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The story begins in Plum Creek, shortly after the family has recovered from the scarlet fever which caused Mary to become blind. The family welcomes a visit from Aunt Docia, whom they had not seen for several years. She suggests that Pa and Ma move out west to Dakota Territory and offers Pa a job working as the bookkeeper in Uncle Henry’s railroad camp for fifty dollars a month. Ma and Pa agree because the money will relieve their debts and Pa can look for a homestead while he works.
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Caroline: Laura! Don't say "hate" - don't even think "hate"! I'm sure Nellie has her good qualities somewhere.
Laura: I hate that Nellie Oleson!
Laura: Was NOT! Nellie was TALKING and I was ANSWERING.
Mary Ingalls Kendall: You were, too!
Laura: I was NOT talking!
Mary Ingalls Kendall: And talking in class?
Laura: I wanted to clean the blackboards extra good today, to make up for being late.
Nellie Oleson: I'll fix her. You'll see.
Charles: Besides a few pounds, there's no difference.
Caroline: I'll be working for Nellie. It's not the same.
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