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On the Way Home: The Diary of a Trip from South Dakota to Mansfield, Missouri, in 1894 Summary
Laura Ingalls Wilder

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On the Way Home: The Diary of a Trip from South Dakota to Mansfield, Missouri, in 1894 Summary

Plot Summary

The book is a composite of two authors, Rose Wilder Lane and Laura Ingalls Wilder, a daughter-and-mother pair. The introductory chapter, by Rose Wilder Lane, establishes a setting in De Smet, South Dakota, and introduces the remainder of the book. The second chapter, by Laura Ingalls Wilder, is a day-by-day journal discussing events on a family relocation trip from De Smet to Mansfield, Missouri, during the summer of 1894. The third and final chapter, by Rose Wilder Lane, picks up the narrative where the journal leaves off and attempts to complete, or at least to round off, the journey. The voice and tone of Chapters 1 and 3 are similar while that of Chapter 2 varies. This is in part due to a different author, but is also due to the different method of construction, the bracketing chapters being narrative while the middle chapter is a reproduction of a journal.

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