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The only lasting difficulty was the food.
In spite of Pickering Dodge's explicit instructions regarding variation of meals, the food did not seem the same as at home.
`` Everything tasted differently from what it does on land and those things I was most fond of at home, I loathed the most here '', Ann noted.
At last they concluded that the heavy, full feeling in their stomachs was due to lack of exercise.
Walking was the remedy, they decided, but a deck full of chicken coops and pigpens was hardly suitable.
Skipping was the alternative.
A rope was found and, like children in school, the missionaries skipped for hours at a time.
Finally, tiring of so monotonous a form of exercise, they decided to dance instead.
It was much more fun, reminding the girls of their old carefree days in the Hasseltine frolics room at Bradford.
The weather turned warmer and with it came better appetites, although Harriet was still a little off-color.
She could not face coffee or tea without milk, and was always craving types of food that were not available aboard a sailing ship.
By now she was sure she was going to have a baby, deciding it would be born in India or Burma that November.
She was more excited than frightened at the prospect of having her first child in a foreign land.

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