"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.
I GOT MY HAIR BACK!!!
"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.