Elsie is a city girl. She loves the noise of the cobbled streets of Boston. But when her mother dies and her father moves them to the faraway prairies of Nebraska, Elsie hears only the silence, and she feels alone in the wide sea of grass. Her only comfort is her canary, Timmy Tune. But when... read more
“Suddenly, they both heard a raspy koo-a-lee koo-a-lee. A blackbird flew over to them and sang again. "Koo-a-lee," Elsie sang back. "Koo-a-lee." And then, oh then—sitting there by the burbling creek, in the green-gold grass, under the sun-washed sky, Elsie finally heard the voices of the plains.”
“That hound, those hens, that banty rooster, and all the noise they made kept Elsie's house full of sound, and Elsie loved them all for they turned her house into a true prairie home.”
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