Then we boarded the big sailing ship that would take us across the ocean. I wanted to explore, but Mother told me to stay close to her. A man made us go down a ladder to a huge semi-dark space filled with wooden platforms with people and baggage on them. Father found an empty one for us in the middle. Then there was a lot of commotion and noise, and the boat started moving. Father was talking excitedly with some other men. Mother was praying.

The next day we were allowed to go on deck. The land seemed very far away. Mother cooked a thick soup with some barley she had been given. We were given some water and told that we had to be very careful with it because the water on the boat had to last until we reached Halifax.

After some days, we stopped in a harbour in England. It took some more days before the British officers had looked at everything and said we could go. Then we were off again on the great sea, and in a couple of days when I went up on deck, there was no land in sight at all.
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