Rifka's brothers crouched in the boxcars, hiding from the guards.
"Let her go, search the boxcars around her." (9)
Rifka was stammering as she told the girl to stop.
"Thief, give me back my food!!" (28)
In this seen the doctor tells Rifka and her mom to remove their kerchiefs. What they find on Rifka's head isn't so good and will prevent her from going to America. She has ringworm, a contagious disease.
"She can't." "She has a skin disease, ringworm." (42)
In this scene of the book it is Rifka's birthday. She makes a star of david to celebrate. Her parents are also sending an allowance.
Early on the morning of my birthday, I took wove straws into a star of david. (54)
"Come". "Quickly, you must stay down in the hold while the storm lasts". (84)
The monstrous waves came over the side of the ship as Pieter told Rifka to go in steerage.
Everyone swept over Rifka with compassion.
The nurses and doctors swept over me. Ilya too.Best of all my family, my beloved family. (142)