At first, I was so excited! A boat trip! Father hired a wagon to take us to the river where we met two other families going to Nova Scotia. There, we all got on a boat with all our bags and boxes and set off down the river. For a while it was fun to pass all the houses and churches, and the hillsides with grapes, but there was no room to run around and nothing to do on the boat and I got very bored.

Then we got to a bigger river. The Rhine! There were big cities surrounded by walls, with lots of boats coming and going. So many people in one place! And there were tall hills with castles on them. On the boat there were just people and luggage, and nothing to do but sleep and eat, and pretty soon I was missing home so much that I cried. We had to stop at the borders, and Father had to show his papers and pay some money or else they would have made us get off. He got more and more worried as his money got less and less.
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