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

Chapter 4: Two months on a sailboat,   pp. [23]-30


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'W     HERE IS THE BIG, big city?" cried Karen when they came on 
deck the next morning. "Have the trolls taken it away?" 
"Silly goose!" answered Mikkel. "Can't you see we are sailing?
We are 
on our way to America and have left Drammen behind." 
"But it isn't very far behind yet," Far told them. "We set
sail at four 
this morning, but there is very little wind and we aren't going any faster
than 
a walking horse." 
"You see, even the winds are unwilling that we leave our good Norway,"
Bestemor sighed. 
"Come, come now! This is no time for regrets. We are on our way now,
and that is that. Right now I'm wondering where we are going to cook our
breakfast." 
Mor was very brisk and cheerful this morning. From the way she talked 
it seemed that she looked forward to the journey to America. 
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