|The Thanksgiving Story|
It was a summer day in England. Giles, Constance, and Damaris Hopkins were on their way to America.
As they waited, with their father and mother, on the ship, they could see a great deal going on around them.
They were in the harbor of the town of Southampton. Many ships were in the harbor. Two of them were taking on food and water and all the things needed by people going to a new country.
The larger ship was the Mayflower. The smaller one was the Speedwell.
The Pilgrims decided to have a special day to thank God for all He had given them. They had done this at harvest time in England.
Now they wanted to have a Thanksgiving feast and invite the Indian chief and his people.
And what a feast it was! Men went out into the woods to shoot deer and wild turkeys. The women cooked and baked. Only fifty-one settlers had lived through the winter – and half of them were children.
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