10, 000 OF YOU ARE GOING TO BE SHIPPED TO ENGLAND OR FRANCE TWO DAYS FROM NOW. IF YOU ARE STAYING YOU WILL HAVE GOTTEN A LETTER. NO EXCEPTIONS!
We never got a letter!! Where re we going? What are we going to do?! The poor children!
I don't care for these Acadians, I say they should go earlier.
Our plan is fine, they don't have time to turn against us. They'll be gone soon enough.
I think they should all go, they'll definitely turn against us.
You two should go to bed now.
We don't have a choice.
Do we have to leave?
Since the Acadians wouldn't take the Oath of Allegiance, they are told 10, 000 of them will be forced to leave in a few days. They can only take as much as they can carry in their hands, and they will be shipped out of their land to England and France. No exceptions.
We're leaving tomorrow. I'm sure going to miss this place. No more helping with la digues, or walks out here. I wonder where we arr going and what it's going to be like.
When do we need to leave? I'm not done getting ready, though I don't think I will, I want to take the whole house.
Some British soldiers gather around to discuss matters.
There's our boat.
No one wants to leave, but they'll be on a ship in two days. Finally, the children understand they're not going to return.
So far, this isn't all that bad, just don't wander off and lose sight of each other.
I still miss home, though.
Look at this view!
The families are devastated, even though they've known for a day.
Early the next morning, 10, 00 Acadians leave their land to go on a long trip across the ocean.
I don't know how this trip is going to work, there's 10, 000 more people coming, and some might be sick.
Everyone is on the ship, and they have weeks to go.