Rifka gets her hair back!!!

Rifka gets her hair back!!!

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  • "I jumped out of the fat German's plane and landed in the mud," I said "And I ran home like the devil was chasing me. The German called for me to stop, but I wasn't stopping for him. I---"(pg. 11) 
  • "Enough!" the thin guard commanded. "Enough of your chatter."  The thin guard seemed monstrous to Rifka.
  • "her eyes remained closed, her thick lashed resting on white cheeks. She looked dead, Tovah, and I kept staring, waiting for her to move."(pg. 30)  Rifka was in the same room because she already had the Typhus, even though the Typhus is contagious. 
  • "I am sorry. Your daughter cannot join you.  Our company will not sell her passage to America."   "She has a skin disease, ringworm." (pg. 42)
  • "You don't understand. She must go to America."Rifka's Mom was stammering in the middle of her talking, because she was worried.
  • Rifka: "What's your name?" I asked. The little boy: "Ilya," he answered.  His voice came out thin and high and frail." (Pg. 101)
  • "What's the matter with you?" I asked in Yiddish.  "Why don't you eat?"  He didn't answer." (pg. 99) The little boy thought that Rifka was monstrous.
  • "But Rifka," Saul said.  "There's something on your head."
  • "This isn't going away," said Nurse Bowen. "Here, feel for yourself." (Pg. 143)
  • "My hands shook as I lifted them to the knot under my chin. "Whatever it is," I said, trying to talk my way out of it, "I'm certain it will go away."  Rifka was acting like a simpleton, scared of showing her head.  
  • "Mama and Papa are sitting beside me on a bench at Ellis Island.  We are waiting for my brother Isaac."(pg. 144)  They were all full of compassion, also they were excited about Rifka's arrival to America. 
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