By Annika Thor
Two Jewish sisters depart Austria in the course of WWII/Holocaust and locate safe haven in Sweden.
It's the summer time of 1939. Jewish sisters from Vienna--12-year-old Stephie Steiner and 8-year-old Nellie--are despatched to Sweden to flee the Nazis. They count on to stick there six months, till their mom and dad can flee to Amsterdam; then all 4 will visit the USA. yet because the international battle intensifies, the women stay, each one together with her personal host relations, on a rugged island off the western coast of Sweden.
Nellie speedy settles in to her new atmosphere. She's pleased with her foster family members and shortly favors the Swedish language over her local German. no longer so for Stephie, who unearths it demanding to conform; she feels stranded on the finish of the area, with a foster mom who's as chilly and unforgiving because the island itself. Her major fear, even though, is her parents--and no matter if she is going to ever see them again.
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It is an enchanting group of islands, with deep blue waters lying between them, alive with whales and dolphins. The islands themselves have steep cliffs but higher up there is tillable land, all of it terraced and green, with white houses, red roofs, and orange trees. Of the islands, Terceira was the best located for the ship’s purposes and here, some six weeks after our leaving Liverpool, we anchored. Captain Semmes came aboard the same afternoon. To my surprise, for I had learned that he had a reputation as a very strict captain, Semmes was a small man, with the trim, elegant look of a Frenchman and a mustache that had long, pointed ends.
It has to do with the Dauphine,” I said. “As you know, Captain Semmes is sending her with sixty-six passengers to Port-au-Prince. I would like to go along as a member of the crew. ” Somewhat surprised by my request, he took several moments to digest it. Then he said, “It will be a small crew, since we can’t spare a large one. Your chances are not good. ” The next morning he stopped me on deck and said that the Dauphine was sailing that afternoon. “You’ll be going along as a seaman in the engine room.
Then he waved me on. We were promptly issued sailors’ gear, fed, and put to work. I was sent to the engine room and given a shovel. That night I was too excited to sleep. Fortunately I was only in my bunk four hours when I was routed out and sent back to the engine room. 32 7 T he whaling season had reached its height in the Azores. Northern ships, whalers from New Bedford and Salem and Boston, crammed to the gunwales with oil, were making ready for the long voyage home—Captain Semmes chose to remain quietly in their midst.
A Faraway Island (A Faraway Island, Book 1) by Annika Thor