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

Chapter 6: Milwaukee to Muskego,   pp. [39]-46


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night of gory tomahawks and bloody scalps. When the sailboat finally poked
into the Milwaukee harbor and they met their first Indian face to face, they
weren't one bit scared. 
"Pytt I" boasted Per. "They don't look very dangerous !"
"Maybe not here in town," said Mikkel, honestly, "but I don't
know 
about meeting one in a deep forest alone!" 
Others in the curious crowd that met their boat were some Norwegians 
who had left Drammen the year before. They pounced on the newcomers 
and asked them a million questions about things "back home." Mikkel
and 
Per became a little bored with all the talk of the old folks and asked permis-
sion to walk around the town. After all, wasn't it three months since they
had 
stood on solid ground for any considerable time? 
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