When the Vietnam War started, it was dangerous for Tan Le, her mother, her sister and grand mother.
Their journey was a long 5 days and 5 nights for them on the boat, over the days and nights they were scared of pirates coming abroad and trying to take them away or even kill them.
When they were traveling in their boat , Her feelings over whelmed her. because she was scared. aswell as her sister,mother and grandmother, they were scared of pirates,rape or dangerous people trying to hurt them. her mother also carried a bottle of poison if dangerous people came aboard or pirates did too anyway the two childeren would drink first
while they were traveling they had no idea where they would end up and when they would arrive. they also wouldn't know the language where they would be going and someone would have to learn it.
when thy had arrived they had no idea what the people there were speaking and they had no idea were they were and also needed a home to live in and also need a school to learn
when they arrived, Tan Le and her sister needed a school to learn for the lack of education she and her sister had. they also needed to learn English because they only new Vietnamese