The Emigrants - Chapter 12, All Gates Open To America Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 12, All Gates Open To America Summary

In Chapter 12, Kristina and Karl embark on their journey on Thursday April morning that is to be a lucky day, named after their trusted God Thor. Their parents and sister bid them farewell. Karl's father expresses his discontent describing their departure as a funeral procession. Only Kristina can hear it. They may not see each other again although Karl promises to buy back their homestead Korpamoen.

They travel in their wagon to Akerby Junction where they meet Danjel with his wife, Ulrika with her daughter, and Jonas Petter. Nineteen migrants pass farms they have never seen before on their way to Karlshamn. Robert tries to get to know Elin, while Jonas Petter tells stories about women who wronged their husbands, including a story of Lotta Andersdotter, who killed all her husbands. Her crimes...

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