Nathaniel and Richard are excited when Captain John Smith hires them as laborers aboard a ship bound for the New World. Nat believes they will discover gold and become wealthy landowners, and never had to rely on anyone again. Instead, they find that Virginia is a world of both beauty and terrible hardship. Facing starvation and illness, Nat must decide if it's worth trusting others to survive.
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