On the Banks of Plum Creek - Grasshopper Eggs – Prairie Winter Summary & Analysis

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Grasshopper Eggs – Laura and Mary discover that the grasshoppers have not only ruined the prairie, but they have begun to lay millions and millions of eggs. Pa does not know how to handle them. He decides to head a hundred miles east to help harvest unaffected crops to earn money. Pa then plays his fiddle and leaves the next morning. Ma reminds the girls that they must work hard while Pa is gone.

Rain – Laura and Mary are sad without Pa around. The heat is hard on them and on the animals. Unable to attend church, Ma reads to the girls from the Bible on Sundays. Of especial interest is the plague of locusts in the Old Testament, and how God promised a land of milk and honey to His people. A rainstorm comes on which brings cool, sweet air, and...

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