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The Fish Trap

The Fish Trap

"Now you see, Laura," said Pa.  "The fish will come over the falls into the trap, and the little ones will go out through the cracks, but the big ones can't.  They can't climb back up the falls.  So they'll have to stay swimming in the the box till I come and take them out."

At that very minute a big fish came slithering over the falls.  Laura squealed and shouted, "Look, Pa, look!"

Pa's hands in the water grabbed the fish and lifted him out, flopping.  Laura almost fell into the waterfall.  They looked at that silvery fat fish and then Pa dropped him into the water again.

~ "The Fish Trap" :: On the Banks of Plum Creek :: Laura Ingalls Wilder

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( 4 trees — Plant a Forest )
blakdove
May. 18th, 2015 06:27 pm (UTC)
Oh, I love this so much!
impossibleway
May. 18th, 2015 06:33 pm (UTC)
Me, too. We have had such fun with those books. :-)
elberethmyrrh
May. 19th, 2015 06:12 am (UTC)
I think Plum Creek is just about my favorite from the series. :) Love their play set-up!
impossibleway
May. 21st, 2015 09:31 am (UTC)
I love the dugout days--I wish they stayed there longer. ;-) We just finished the book last night. I was a little sad to see it go.
( 4 trees — Plant a Forest )

A Blessed Wilderness

It was just like being in heaven, being in there. In those days there was no road. The park was all a blessed wilderness. I have often thought what a wonderful people we would have been if we had wanted to keep it that way.

~Adolph Murie, biologist, on Denali


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