These Happy Golden Years - Little House Author:Laura Ingalls Wilder Laura, not yet sixteen, takes a job teaching school in a drafty shanty twelve miles from home. It's a terrifying job. Most of her pupils are taller than she is -- and she has to board with a hateful, crazed lady. Laura is miserable but she must help to support her blind sister Mary in school. And every Friday, when the school work is over, Alman... more »zo arrives in his sleigh -- come all twelve miles across the desolate icy slough to take her home to her family for the weekend.