First the boy helped his father and brothers take down the tent and pack it on the backs of some reindeer.
Then he helped his mother put reindeer skins and food into the sleds.
Soon the whole family was ready to start.
In the first sled were Ivan's mother and the baby.
In the second were Ivan and his puppy.
And in the third and fourth were the boy's two sisters.
Ivan's father and older brothers walked with the reindeer.
They had some strong dogs which helped them to keep all the animals together.
For a whole week the family traveled.
Ivan was very happy driving his reindeer, but each night he was glad when he could stop to rest.
He helped his mother make a fire, over which she roasted some reindeer meat and heated reindeer milk.
Very soon after supper, the little boy wrapped himself in his warm reindeer skin, peeped out at the bright moon, and went to sleep.
The New Home And Pasture
Ivan was very glad when he heard his father say one night at supper time, "Tomorrow we will find the new pasture and make a new home."
And so they did. What a busy time it was, not only for the grown-up people but for Ivan also.