Titre original : Long Way to the Port
Sister Margaret, Annie, Patricia and the Cornwell brothers raise the alarm of Candy's departure, storming into Sister Gray's office. While Candy's friends leave by car for Southampton, Eliza tries to convince Sister Gray it is the best thing for the school. But Sister Gray silences her by referring to Eliza's fake letter. Candy's friends search everywhere on the boat in Southampton, but no Candy White Ardley has boarded under that name. Mr. George makes clear that Candy has not a cent to her name to the anxious Sister Gray. Candy had gotten a ride from an old sheep farmer, Arnold, part of the way to the port. But the farmer thought she needed to go to Dover. Having no money, Candy works for her grub and bed. She is resourceful and acquires a job at a bed and breakfast that goes a long way towards building the treasure chest needed to see her way towards Southampton and the boat to the US.