"e;You can't build a proper house out of sod!"e; Ma cried. "e;Oh, yes, you can!"e; Lem boomed back at her. His loud, cheery voice carried across the prairie. "e;I'll come back tomorrow and show you how! Meanwhile, you stake out the corners of your house. Make sure you line up one wall with the North Star."e; "e;Why should we do that?"e; I asked. "e;Out here you want your house to stand square against the world,"e; Lem said. "e;So you have to line it up with the stars!"e; "e;Sounds like a lot of foolishness to me,"e; Ma grumbled. But Lem just laughed. Lem got back on his horse. "e;See you tomorrow!"e; he called. I liked what Lem had said. I liked the idea of having a house that stood square against the world. And one that lined up with the stars. Book jacket.
Square Agains the World
Perfection Learning Corporation
The Story of a Sod House
Cover-To-Cover Chapter Books: Settling the West
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