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

Chapter 7: A barn that was a hotel and a church,   pp. [47]-54


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"Blessed Jesus, at Thy Word 
We are gathered all to hear Thee; 
Let our hearts and souls be stirred 
Now to seek and love and fear 
Thee." 
he thought he had fallen asleep 
m church, but when he looked around to see it Far was frowning at him 
and saw--of all things-hay, he knew better. But that singing! What- 
where-who? How could he be sitting in a hay loft and hearing at the same
time so many voices singing "Blessed Jesus"? 
"Mikkel, wake up. It's the middle of the morning." 
Mikkel stared. Per! Where did he come from? Hadn't he left him in- 
Milwaukee? Milwaukee? Why, to be sure, he was in America-in a hay loft 
-in America-in a hay loft. Whose hay loft? 
"Mikkel, wake up !" laughed Per. "You look as stupid as the
farmer's oxen 
that brought me from Milwaukee." 
"Where are we?" asked Mikkel. 
"In Heg's barn. Almost all the ship folk came here. They're all down
below. Mikkel, you are shaking your head like a dog with a fly in his ear."


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