Oh my god! Someone found flakes of gold, at Sutter's Mill, in California! I have to go find some gold, so I can support my family more!
Okay! I think I have everything I need! I have a good supply of food and water. I also have a shovel, a tent, a lamp, bedding, and a kettle. I think I'm ready to leave now!
WOAHH!!! CALM DOWN BOY!!!! It's just rain!!! We'll get through it!! We can't stop now. We still have a long way to go and we still have to get past those mountains!
I don't think we can last much longer! It's too cold and I'm getting frostbite! I'm also very hungry and I'm almost running out of food. It's snowing a lot right now, so we have to stay the night and leave early in the morning to get past the rest of the mountain.
Early in the morning, after staying the night
It's almost dawn! We can do this! Come one, boy! Don't die on me now! I need you! I know you haven't eaten much or drank any water, but I really need you to hold all my supplies. Without you, I will not survive. Come on! We can do it! We're almost past the mountains and then we'll finally reach California!
After getting past the mountains, a few hours later, in the forest
That's it! I can't take it anymore! I am hungry, dehydrated, suffering from typhoid, and lost my horse on my way down the mountains. I can't survive any longer! I give up! I lost all my chances of finding gold and helping my family!