I am doing much better now. When I was well enough to move, Saul went out and found a new room for us to live in. "We cannot stay any longer in this shed," he said. (pg 21)
Rifka's family got Typhus and her and Saul lived in the little shed while the rest of her family were in the hospital. "
I don't think I want to touch her hair, but i want to show compassion
"... Removed her kerchief. Her head stank. Strands of her hair clustered in oily clumps. Most terrible, though, were big rounded soures all over her scalp."(pg36)
I am CONTAGIOUS!
Rifka could not go to america because she got ringworm from the lady on the bus so she had to stay back in Antwerp
" Take off your kerchiefs, he said I will check your scalps. My head had been itching terribly..." (pg42)
Rifka is going to America. "... The ship is excellent. I have a little room with a bed bolted to the floor and a table that folds out." (pg75)
I should be a simpleton
Rifka is in the hospital, the doctors wont let he into America yet because of the ringworm
...Then I knew the boy was a peasant a russian peasant" (pg100)
"... Here, feel youself." she took my and and guided it up to the top of my head. I stretched my hand out, expecting to feel the ringworm sores under my fingertips. But I didn't feel ringworm. I felt hair!" (pg143)