On the Banks of Plum Creek - Runaway – The Old Crab and the Bloodsuckers Summary & Analysis

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Runaway – Returning home, Pa loses control of the oxen and the wagon. Only through hitting Pete on the head does Pa save Ma, Carrie, and the wagon. Laura and Mary are thrilled no one is hurt. They help unload the wagon and later tell Pa about the cattle in the hay. Pa tells them they did the right thing. Pa then reveals he has brought home two pieces of horehound candy for Laura and Mary. The girls are thrilled. Sitting outside with Pa and Mary, Laura tells them she likes wolves better than cattle. Pa says they will have team of horses, soon.

The Christmas Horses – There is still no snow by Thanksgiving Dinner. That night, Pa reflects on how he’ll need horses for planting in the spring. Ma asks the girls what they would like for...

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