CHAPTER 6 – WIFE

The boy wants to work for the captain. So the boy starts to be a sailor.

The ship is on the way to Brazil. We come to Brazil after twenty days.

I say goodbye to the boy and the sailors.

Brazil is a new state in South America. Many people start a new life here. It is the same for me. I know nobody here.

I meet some people. They have sugar plantations. Soon, we are good friends.

I like Brazil very much. Soon, I learn the language. I have some money from the captain. I buy a small land in Brazil.

I start to produce sugar. I don’t produce much at the beginning. But after two years, my plantation is big.

I am single. But my life is good. My financial situation is better every month.

After three years in Brazil, I have enough money. I can have a woman for cleaning my house. I ask my friends if they know a good woman. One friend says, “I have a daughter. She is eighteen years old. I think that she can work for you. She is also a very good cook.”

The next day, his daughter comes to my house. She is friendly. But she is shy. She is also a very pretty girl. We talk. I tell her what I need.

The next day, she comes to my house. She cleans the dirty floor. She cleans my furniture.

She comes to my house every morning on Monday and on Thursday. She works for 4 hours. She also cooks for me. She also gives food to my cat.

I am always happy when I see the girl. Sometimes we have breakfast or lunch together and we talk.

Then, she is ill. She can’t come to my house. I feel a strange feeling when she is not in my house. I miss her. I think, “Maybe, I love her.”

One week later, she comes to my house. I am happy when I see her. I see that she is happy too.

I hug her. Then I kiss her. It is a long kiss.

Two weeks later, I go to her father’s house. I ask him if I can marry his daughter. He is quiet. I wait for his answer. Then he says, “I agree.” I am very happy.

Two months later, I marry the daughter of my friend. We start to plan a family. This part of my life is great.

We have big plans for our family. We have big plans for our plantation. We need a bigger house. We need more money for a bigger house. I think about the business in Africa. I can make a lot of money in Africa fast. I speak about Africa with my friends very often. I tell my friends that we can make a lot of money in Africa.

WORDS FROM CHAPTER 6

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great
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cleaning
cook
enough
dirty
daughter
miss
friendly
way
beginning
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ill
kiss
language
lunch
many
marry
financial
month
plan
south
sometimes
produce
single
pretty
plantation
state
strange
sugar
furniture

 


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