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Westward Ho



Westward Ho
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Vocabulary
     challenging words:    dice, lighter, poles, cows, holding, lived, kinds, woman, mattress, horse, furniture, able, also, build, ship, quickly
     content words:    Little House, Laura Ingalls Wilder


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Westward Ho
By Jane Runyon
  

1     Wendy met her friends Tim and Tess on the steps at school. They were going to walk home together. She wanted to tell them about a book she was reading.
 
2     As they walked, Wendy talked. "I just love this book I got at the library today. It is called Little House on the Prairie. It was written by Laura Ingalls Wilder. She lived a long time ago. There were no cars then. She and her family moved to a new home in Minnesota. They had to travel in a covered wagon. I wonder what it is like to travel in a covered wagon."
 
3     Tess started to smile. "I know how we could find out," she said.
 
4     Tim and Wendy knew what she was thinking. "Let's hurry home," they both said at once.
 
5     The children quickly reached Wendy's house. They went to Wendy's room. Wendy got the box holding their magic dice. "Let's ask the dice. Tess, you try this time."
 
6     Tess took the dice in both hands. "We wish we could find out what it was like to travel in a covered wagon."
 
7     The children waited. They thought someone from the past would come and talk to them. Instead, they found themselves inside a dusty wagon. There was very little room to sit. Over their heads was a big piece of cloth. It was held in place by curved poles. These poles went from one side of the wagon to the other. There were trunks and furniture all around them. The dust made them cough. And they were bouncing up and down as the wagon moved.
 
8     A man and a woman were walking on the ground beside the wagon. The woman looked up at them and smiled. "How do you like riding in our prairie schooner?" she asked. "We call it a schooner because it looks a lot like a ship."
 
9     "It is lighter than a Conestoga wagon, so the ride is bumpier. If you stay on the straw mattress, the bumps won't hurt so much," added the man.

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