One day, during the early morning, she woke up and dressed in her black boots, her pants and blue shirt, and her black coat. She took a pitcher with water and some pieces of bread and put them in a little backpack; she placed it across her left shoulder so that it was resting on her right hip. Without saying goodbye, she set off for her destination: the forest. She walked during two nights, which she spent feeling very cold, and she was exhausted physically in a bad way, but emotionally she still stayed strong. “Just one day more,” she said to herself. At night she laid close to a rock to spend the last night before she would arrive to (or ¨at¨¨) the forest. She gazed out at the dark night and appreciated each star on the sky, thinking about every person who had died in the war, and she couldn’t help but cry. She wasn’t able to understand what was going on with this world; she was awfully disconcerted with life.
The warm light of the sun made Amy open her eyes and rub them. She was on the last part of her journey, so she ate the last piece of bread and continued on her way. Amy walked four hours more, taking little breaks. Finally, she arrived at the entry of the forest…
¨to set off¨ means ¨to start a journey¨ (¨she set off for her destination¨)
Options...(these are common wordings):
¨Early one morning¨
¨a pitcher of water¨
¨just one more day¨ (¨just one day more¨ is less common, but is also fine -- and it is the name of a song in the play Les Misérables :-)