In Ch.9, the Puritans reached the Cape Cod and were greeted by the loneliness and emptiness of the land. Many were frustrated by it and felt betrayed by the wonderful promises of the New World they were given back home.
In Ch.10, the Puritans discovered many Indian housings and ironically stole their corns and beans in order to survive through the harsh winter.
During the starving time, many Puritans grew sick and died. However, the strong and healthy ones did not leave them behind. Instead, they bonded together selflessly and take care of each other.