After a long time out at sea, the Puritans finally reached the "promise land" that they were seeking. Their reactions to this new land were both gloomy and disgusted towards the new land. It did not look like how they envisioned it would be. It was rocky, bairn, and looked deserted.
The Puritans went on an expedition and found what seemed to be a hut/house that a few of the Indians lived in. They found a basket of corn and decided to take some, committing a sin and therefore becoming a sinner. But Bradford justifies his actions by saying that they will give it back later and that it was god that blessed them with the food in-front of them.
Men and women are beginning to become sick because of harsh living conditions and cruel weather. In this chapter the Puritans started to build buildings and houses, that is why the inside doesn't look like a desirable living place.