We come and go, but the land is always here. And the people who love it and understand it are the people who own it-for a little while.

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Original Citation

Cather, Willa. O Pioneers! Houghton Mifflin Company, 1913, pt. 5, ch. 3.

Current Citation

Cather, Willa. O Pioneers, edited by Sharon O'Brien. W. W. Norton & Company, 2007, pt. 5, ch. 3.