I stood there waiting to board the boat while my sister leaned on a pole behind me. I was praying that I wouldn't get sick on the boat and I was praying that it was a good idea to explore a new life, it has to be better than here in Europe struggling with all the problems, trying weave my way out of them. While we stood there a man came up to me and started blabbering a foreign language which sounded like Chinese.
When the boat finally did arrive it was packed with people from all over the world. I had to ask how long this boat ride would take. My ears started popping like mad after he told me how long this would take 2 months. I ran back to my sister and started yelling like a crazy maniac everybody's heads turned and stared at me. My sister, Penelope pulled me aside and whisper yelled at me.
"Calm down!!"she yelled to me
"But it's a two month boat ride" I whined
"Who cares" She replied. So I boarded the boat and hoped that this was the best choice.
People tried to get us food they tried but all the food was rotting out. Penelope constantly kept getting sick. People complained to the captin but all the captin did was save the good food for himself. Life on the sea was rotten just as I told Penelope I always reminded her how she said "We're just going on a little boat ride don't worry." She ought to read about books about going across the sea.
The ship was getting better, the captin finally gave us decent food and I ate like a stray dog who had just tasted food once again every one turned to face me and finally my sister came up to me and dragged me away
"You're suppose to be acting like a lady not like stray dog!!!" She exclaimed
"I'm trying!!" I hissed back at her.
Just as I was walking back down to my hammock the boat lurched up and I couldn't hold my stomach so I ran back up to the poop deck and puked down into the sea. I immediately ran back down to my sister who was curled up on the floor and I thought of her being quite silly but I doubted that when the boat started rocking again. The sea never calmed down for 2 days that means we didn't eat or sleep. I began to miss my parents who decided life was better in England than in a bunch of tree's they used to tell me as I tried persuade them to come.
"The new land has to be better than this." I whispered to my Penelope
"It will be." She replied after another lurch from the sea.
The cool autumn wind blew in my face while the ship docked and we landed in a lovely breezy forest and before I could admire it any more a crazy man took an axe and chopped down a tree. I walked deeply in to the forest and followed the rest the of the colony and while I was walking I heard a faint drumming noise from behind a bush and saw smoke coming out of the top I was about to peek through the book but my sister pulled me aside.
The 2 months on that ship made me think if we'd ever get to land or the New World. I'm A bit fearful of the Native Americans I've heard the terrible stories of them jumping out and capturing people.
"I think we're walking into the Native Americans land." I whispered to Penelope who was looking around the beautiful color changing tree's.
"Are you crazy!!!" She said and walked away from me like I was mad, but still admiring the brightly colored forest.
The colony's going good while people started constructing the houses and I started growing wheat and tobacco while my sister is working hard to make us clothes. The houses haven't been made so we I am now regretting coming from England because a lot of food is running out and I'm still wondering where that drumming noise is coming from. I have been complaining to the men who are building the houses and all they say is
"Leave us to our work lady"
I have started working as a farmer. I'm the only girl farmer, which makes it hard for me to work all I do is pick wheat and I never get my hands dirty so that means I get paid very little.
The colony is making progress and my sister and I bought a small house with three rooms, the bathroom, the sleeping chamber and the kitchen. I've complained to the farmers about not letting me work with the tobacco or the corn and now they gave me a bigger job..........
milking cows. Also to cheer me up the farmers are paying me with food corn, bread,milk and butter. People are now forcing more people like tailors, shoemakers and black smiths to work as farmers. So now I have Penelope working beside me trying to milk a cow, she's obviously only used to a needle and a thread.
The town hall meeting left me shaking around while I tried to plow the fields
"Whats wrong" Penelope asked
"The town hall meeting scared me." I replied as my goose bumps grew.
"You mean about be-heading us if we didn't get enough food in time?" she asked
"I didn't know that!" I shrieked at her
"Opps" she said cheekily "So, what are you afraid of?"
"The Natives, about them attacking us" I said while a prickling feeling ran down my back.
"You're afraid about that?!?" She asked looking at me like a little child even though I'm older "Don't be afraid about them because if you haven't noticed we live around a Fort."
That sentence gave me some courage but not that much.
While walking out of the village to collect some water I heard the faint drumming noise again. I couldn't help my self as I laid down the bucket and carefully took off my boots and slipped on my silent slippers. I crept up behind the same bush and I laid eyes on a village Of native Americans sharpening their bows. Will the native Americans attack us? I wondered. I stood their watching them get ready to leave while they had baskets full of meat. I ran back to the village and saw them approach they really did nothing except offer us the meat that were in their baskets then they turned and left.
"See they weren't gonna attack us like you thought." Penelope said carrying one of the woven baskets to our cabin.
The colony is fine and in the past months the Natives have almost gained our trust. We teach them our words while they teach us theirs. My occupation as a farmer has gone well and Penelope got her tailor job back and is creating softer clothes for people so with all the silver coins she's earned we bought a new horse. I always invite the native children to come and play with the other children who live here in the colony. The colony wants more people to farm again so that they can give the natives the payment to the food they gave us.
I like living here more than in England because the daily life is normal not like in England with the noises of the horses annoying me at 5 am in the morning. I really love living here and hope to stay here for eternity.