His sleep had been uncertain, still troubled with what could happen were the First Mate to bring charges.  With this on his mind as he walked the deck along the port rail, going to the galley in anticipation of Jadwiga's wish for warm water, he at first failed to note that the Frederika's sails were fluttering in a light breeze.  But as he looked up toward the foresails, his eye was caught by other sails in the distance three small schooners like the Wdowiak fishing boat.  In the mild breeze they were carrying full sheets and they were racing toward the Frederika.

Behind them, there was land.  They had arrived.  They were in America.


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Jadwiga's Crossing
a story of the Great Migration

Copyright 2006 by Richard J. Lutz

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The sequel: Jadwiga's America

Charles Frederic Ulrich
, (1858-1908)
In the Land of Promise, Castle Garden, 1884
oil on wood panel, 28 3/8 x 35 3/4 in.
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington DC
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