" T h e y went by as high as the houses!" Laura exclaimed. She was still excited. It was strange to see horses' hoofs and a sled and boots in front of your eyes, as a little animal, a gopher, for instance, might see them. "It's a wonder they don't sink in the drifts," Ma said. "Oh, no." Pa was wolfing his toast and drinking his tea rapidly. " T h e y won't sink. These winds pack the snow as hard as a rock. David's shoes don't even make tracks on it. T h e only trouble's where the grass is lodged and loose underneath."