I guess what's good news. *cough cough* now all we can do is wait.*cough cough*
We’ve found help but they aren’t going to leave until a few days. They need to pack up plenty supplies to be able to come through the mountains and snow.
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You can't be serious!?
We don't have anything more food left, this is the only way to survive. The children need to eat.
I'm so sorry Elizabeth...
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Oh thank god! Finally I can get to California.
Hello ma'am. How would you like to finally get out of these mountains?
Are those bodies!?!?
The messenger comes with good news about the rescue team and he decides to tell Jacob Donner about it.
Soon after Jacob hears the "good news" he passes away from a cold he caught early on. With no food left the remaining survivors are left no choice but to eat Jacob. They resorted to cannibalism.
Weeks, months even go by until the rescuers finally arrive to rescue the remaining survivors. By that time, Elizabeth Donner has passed away too, leaving Margaret Reed and Sarah Murphy as some of the few left.