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A Lantern in Her Hand Abby and Will Deal and their son Mack moved from their long-time home in Blackhawk County to their new prarie home in Platsmouth Nebraska At their new home the prairies rolled on for as far as the eye could see Whip-like grass that was waist high waved across the prairie like a rolling ocean The sounds of coyotes and wolves rang all arround you like music The dirt was as black and rich as oil quite ideal for farming The little soddie a house made from sod was a nice temporary home for the family It was made from strips of sod that Will cut from the ground himself and then was covered by a thick layer of mud The furniture in side the house was also made of sod and then covered with quilts There was a little shallow river that ran by their home That is where Abby got the water from until Will could get the well dug It sounds like a good place to live On conflict that happens early in the book is when Abbys mother loses her mansion Well let me begin form the beginning of the conflict Abbys dad came from a very welthy family and her mom came from a phesent family Her mom was a beautiful Irish peasant They fell in love and his family had to learn to accept that peasant which their son had fell in love with His family never accepted the idea that their son had fallen in love with and peasant when his parents died they left the mansion to abbeys father a short while before Abby was born her dad took a pleasure trip to New York and signed a paper for a man and lost everything back in Scotland Abbys mother tried to get their horses but had to bid on everything that they got out of the house so
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