The Little Swiss Who Could

Cole Hider

You were born in 1855 in a small town in Switzerland. Your family is poor and your childhood is uneventful. The dirty shack you are living in isn't satisfying, so you agree to immigrate to America. You spent your childhood learning the art of chocolate making and you want to share your gift with the world. Your friend booked you a train in March of 1886. You are headed to Basel, on the border of Germany. Once you get across, you will head to the U.K. by ship and depart to America from there. Your train leaves in a day. Pack your bags!