page 245 of 334 of The Mottled Lizard

We get a picture of how these settlers took on land, dealt with the banks, sold property, made plans, and moved about so freely but also a little oppressed by all this land and wildness. I like how families had to prove they owned £500 worth of goods and loaded up the ox wagon and drove it past the loan officer but every family used the same stuff. Everyone here ‘cheats’ .