Mother gets sick, so Mattie and grandfather leave. they head to the Ludington, but these people stopped them. A doctor checked every one to see if anyone had yellow fever. They looked at grandfather and said he has it so you can't go through the town. the people that were taking them. Left them, they didn't even get their food of the wagon. They sleep in the wild for a night. mattie when to look for food. Then everything when black . next thing you know, she was at the bush hill. Mattie had yellow fever, but grandfather didn't. She finally had good health again so they left the coffee house. The coffee house was a mess. The night was approaching so Mattie and grandfather got ready for bed. Mattie was burning up so she left the window open. Robbers came through the window and started stelling stuff. Mattie said no so the robbers grabbed her. Then grandfather woke up and told them to let her go. So one of the men pushed grandfather to the ground. Then Mattie came at him with a sword and cut him so the robbers ran away. Grandfather died. A man with a wheel barrel picked grandfather up and pushed him to the Barel ground. Mattie read some from the bible. She started walking and she saw something. it was a doll with no head. she saw a little girl in a doorway and when over there. she asked if it was her doll with a broken head. The little girl said yes, my mommy is broken too. So Mattie took the little girl with her.