The Emigrants - Chapter 16, Happenings On Board The Ship Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 16, Happenings On Board The Ship Summary

In Chapter 16, the peasants try to get used to their life on the ship. They are used to plenty of water from wells thinking that water here is insufficient. When they want to complain they are always told that the captain is asleep. Karl Oscar learns from Mans Jakob from Oland that the most fertile land is in Minnesotta. They can't find it in Robert's book, but Karl tries to remember it, especially that Minne in Swedish is memory.

Kristina finds it difficult to cook on a moving ship. She is devastated when discovering body lice in her clothes. She accuses Ulrika, who sleeps near her of infesting her with lice. Ulrika denies it calling Danjel for help. He assures them that Ulrika cannot have lice as only those with evil spirits have...

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