LITTLE HOUSING CRISIS ON THE PRAIRIE

McSweeney's Internet Tendency: Little Housing Crisis on the Prairie.

Just then Jack the brindle bulldog barked. A man Laura and Mary had never seen before rode up on a mule.

"Hullo, Edwards!" Pa sang out. "Caroline, this is our neighbor, Mr. Edwards. I met him yesterday down at the creek. Mr. Edwards is a wildcat mortgage broker from Tennessee. He is going to finance our house for us!"

"I am pleased to meet you, ma'am," Mr. Edwards said, bowing. "And I'm tickled to be able to offer you and your husband the finest 5/1 negative-amortization loan this side of the Mississippi!"
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