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A Journey to the New World: The Diary of Remember Patience Whipple (Dear America)
A Journey to the New World The Diary of Remember Patience Whipple - Dear America Author:Kathryn Lasky November 9, 1620 — 2,950 miles sailed — "Land ahoy!" — The call from the crow's nest cracked the dawn. Hummy's and my eyes flew open...we all hurried out. Unable to believe the words, our eyes wide in the half-light of dawn. Several of us crowded along the rail. The sailors saw it first, the faint, dark line against the horizon...... more »But within minutes of searching the horizon with our eyes, Hummy and I began to see the same.
We held each other's hands so tightly and almost dared not breathe, but minute by minute, the line became firmer and began to thicken. 'Twas not a wisp of a dream but real. It has taken us all of sixty-five days, but finally we are here. This be the New World and it doth fill my eyes for the first time.« less