High Hopes and Dreams, an Irish Odyssey
by Lincoln Beals
After a tortured two month voyage across the North Atlantic, the O'Donnell's arrive in Baltimore, Maryland. They are offered temporary shelter, but are unable to begin their new lives in America due to the uncharacteristically cold winter. The O’Donnell’s struggle to protect the cabin boy, a fourteen year old child, whom they helped to escape the bonds of slavery to the ship's captain.