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Hong, Edna Hatlestad, 1913- / Muskego boy
(1943)

Chapter 3: Goodbye to Drammen,   pp. [15]-22


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coming to the valley. 
The people who were going to America were ready to leave long before the
sun had melted the ice in the harbor. Some who lived far back up the valley
came too early and had to camp on the pier and wait until the ship could
sail. 
"Why don't we camp on the pier, too?" asked Mikkel, who thought
that 
would be more fun than waiting around on the mountain. "What if the
ship 
goes without us?" 
"Would to God it mightl" muttered Bestemor. 
"Kristian who works in the shipyards at Drammen will let us know when
the boat is going to sail," Far answered quietly, paying no attention
to Beste- 
mor. 
Bestemor had been much worse since the auction. Before that she had 
been so busy with, her spinning wheel that she had not said much about 
going to America. But now the spinning wheel was gone-sold for ten cents


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