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Journal Entries English - Albert 8E

  1. 1. Journal Entries <ul><li>“My Brother Sam Is Dead” </li></ul><ul><li>-James Lincoln Collier & Christopher Collier </li></ul><ul><li>Albert Park 8E </li></ul>
  2. 2. Journal Entry 1 Part 1 <ul><li>Sam walks into his home after studying at Yale, but he’s wearing a continental army uniform. He and his father debate about the war and soon father gets angry about how Sam goes on about the “principle” of freedom. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Journal Entry 1 Part 2 <ul><li>Tim is milking Old Pru while Sam isn’t helping much, for Sam is so meticulous with his new uniform. They start talking about the war and soon Sam goes to his father while Tim goes to bed. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Journal Entry 1 Part 3 <ul><li>Tim heads towards his room, but he hears screams. When he hides on the stairs, he witnesses his brother Sam and his father arguing. Soon, Sam charges out the door while his father starts to cry. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Journal 2 Part 1 <ul><li>Without knowing where Sam is heading, Tim and his family continue their business at the tavern. Tim gets to talk to his father about the war and whether Sam made the right choice. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Journal 2 Part 2 <ul><li>One day during Sabbath, Jerry Sanford found Tim and told him that Sam had come back to Redding and was at his own hut. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Journal 2 Part 3 <ul><li>One day, Tim tells his father that he and Jerry would go carry a wood-log as an excuse to go meet Sam. Tim finds Sam and Betsy together in a hut. The three have a conversation about the war and by the end Tim finds out that Sam stole his father’s gun. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Journal 3 Part 1 <ul><li>Tim’ daily life is the same, but there is much commotion about the war in Redding and the tavern. Tim’s father threw out a drunk man for stating “mutiny” against the crown of England. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Journal 3 Part 2 <ul><li>One night, Tim sees Betsy and she calls Tim out. She tells Tim that Sam will be visiting sometime soon. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Journal 3 Part 3 <ul><li>Tim waits days and weeks for any news about Sam’s arrival, but one day, Betsy signals Tim that Sam had arrived. Tim is excited with joy and can’t wait to see him. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Journal 4 Part 1 <ul><li>Tim is excited and can’t wait to meet Sam. As time passes, he nearly compromises Sam’s location due to his joy. One day, he decides that he has to make up an excuse to his father to get out of the tavern. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Journal 4 Part 2 <ul><li>Tim witnesses a Continental convoy pass by and a couple of Continentals go into the tavern. The soldiers that went in were searching Tim’s father for a gun. The officer assaults Tim’s father. Since Sam has the gun the Continentals are looking for, Tim heads to Sam for the gun. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Journal 4 Part 3 <ul><li>Tim finds Sam sleeping inside Tom Warrups’ shack. Sam has the brown bess (rifle) tucked in his arms. Tim slips the gun out and starts running to the tavern. As he is running, he notices that Sam is right behind him. Sam catches Tim, and Tim “attempts” to shoot Sam, but doesn’t. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Journal 5 Part 1 <ul><li>Sam leaves again and Tim’s father was fine. As time passes, the news about the war could be seen on the “Connecticut Journal”. The war closes in towards Redding. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Journal 5 Part 2 <ul><li>Mr. Heron asks Tim’s father whether Tim could run some errands for him, but Tim’s father refuses the “offer”, for he knows that it would be dangerous. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Journal 5 Part 3 <ul><li>Tim wants to “participate” in the war to boast to Sam, so he decides he would sneak his way into doing Mr. Heron’s “errands”. Tim comes up with an excuse to leave the tavern. He lies to his father that he would go fishing with Jerry. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Journal 6 Part 1 <ul><li>Tim is determined to meet Mr. Heron whether his father allows hims to or not. Tim has a conversation with Mr. Heron and lies to him that his father would allow himself to serve as Mr. Heron’s apprentice. But Mr. Heron realizes Tim’s lie . </li></ul>
  18. 18. Journal 6 Part 2 <ul><li>Tim explains how he really wanted to help to prove himself to be as brave as Sam. After a few words, Tim convinces Mr. Heron that he should run the errands for him. </li></ul>
  19. 19. Journal 6 Part 3 <ul><li>Tim lies to his father that he would go fishing, but Tim delivers a letter from Mr. Heron to somebody in Fairfield. On Tim’s way, he meets Betsy. Betsy questions him and steals the letter. Eventually Betsy read the letter. It said “If this message is received, we know that the messenger is reliable.” </li></ul>
  20. 20. Journal 7 Part 1 <ul><li>Life goes on for the Meekers at the tavern. They receive letters from Sam and Tim’s mother and father argue over about the letters. Also, Tim tries to avoid Mr. Heron due to the failure of running an errand for him. </li></ul>
  21. 21. Journal 7 Part 2 <ul><li>October arrives, and this was the time for Tim’s father to go to Verplanck’s point to trade cattle for other goods. Since Sam is gone, Tim has to accompany his father throughout the trip. They plan to stop and stay at some places that were of Tim’s father’s friends. </li></ul>
  22. 22. Journal 7 Part 3 <ul><li>As Tim and his father progress from Redding to Ridgebury, but in Ridgebury they encounter six cow-boys. The cow-boys plan to steal the cattle, but then a group of armed Loyalists arrive. The cow-boys run away as the Loyalists escort Tim and his father to their destination. </li></ul>
  23. 23. Journal 8 Part 1 <ul><li>The escort of Loyal horsemen brings Tim and his father to their relatives, the Platts. Tim gets settled and talks about the war with his older cousin Ezekiel throughout the night. </li></ul>
  24. 24. Journal 8 Part 2 <ul><li>Tim and his father head up to Verplanck’s Point and witness a gargantuan river, many boats, and other unfamiliar things. When they arrive, Tim explores while his father makes business. </li></ul>
  25. 25. Journal 8 Part 3 <ul><li>Soon, the sun sets and it gets dark. With the cattle all sold for goods, Tim and his father head back home. On their way, a heavy snow storm hits them. They are forced to delay their arrival time. They retreat back to the Platts. </li></ul>
  26. 26. Journal 9 Part 1 <ul><li>Tim and his father get breakfast from the Platts and start to head out. Tim’s father starts to ride a mile ahead first and back to scout for cowboys and check on Tim. </li></ul>
  27. 27. Journal 9 Part 2 <ul><li>As they go on, they are two miles away from Ridgebury. Tim and his father have lunch in the wagon and some people witness them from a tavern. As they head on, at one point, Tim’s father doesn’t return to check on Tim. Tim gets uneasy. </li></ul>
  28. 28. Journal 9 Part 3 <ul><li>At one point, Tim’s father doesn’t return. He starts to think that the cowboys kidnapped his father up ahead the path. Tim sets the cattle and runs ahead to see what had happened. There is stepped on mud by feet and hooves, and Tim runs back to the cattle knowing that his father was gone. He heads home. </li></ul>
  29. 29. Journal 10 Part 1 <ul><li>Tim’s father doesn’t return for some time and Tim’s mother thinks that he is just imprisoned somewhere. Since father was gone, Tim and his mother had to break the Sabbath by working on Sundays due to the great amount of work at the tavern. </li></ul>
  30. 30. Journal 10 Part 2 <ul><li>Tim starts to think that he is “developing” and “maturing”. This is because, as he came home that night, all he could think of was compromising to get the chores done efficiently and quickly. </li></ul>
  31. 31. Journal 10 Part 3 <ul><li>One day, red-coats entered Redding. They took Captain Betts, Mr, Rogers, and Jerry Sanford. Then, a rebel scout rides by and gets hit by a fusillade from the red-coats. Tim runs to get a doctor, but witnesses the deaths of Captain Starr and the Negro slave Ned. </li></ul>
  32. 32. Journal 11 Part 1 <ul><li>Tim goes ahead of the British convoy and gets Doctor Hobart out of his house. They ride back to the tavern and Dr. Hobart tends the wounded messenger. </li></ul>
  33. 33. Journal 11 Part 2 <ul><li>Eight hours later, Continentals enter the tavern and Tim witnesses generals Wooster and Arnold. Knowing that Sam was in General Arnold’s regiment, Tim looks for Sam in the church where all the soldiers were. And he does find him. </li></ul>
  34. 34. Journal 11 Part 3 <ul><li>Sam and Tim braced each other in happiness and start to talk about current situations. Soon Tim calls his mother out and Sam meets her too. </li></ul>
  35. 35. Journal 12 Part 1 <ul><li>Tim and his mother find out that Tim’s father had already died. A man that was taken away by the British was with him on a prison ship. He said that Tim’s father died of disease and that he said he forgave sam. </li></ul>
  36. 36. Journal 12 Part 2 <ul><li>Sam comes home and greets Tim and his mother once more. He states how the war has changed the men and how they were starving. Hungry enough to even steal Tim’s livestock. So he advised Tim to butcher and hide the cow meat. </li></ul>
  37. 37. Journal 12 Part 3 <ul><li>When Tim and Sam are having a conversation, they hear a cow moaning. They find that their cow had been butchered and a couple was missing. When Sam looks for the thieves but soon Tim finds Sam being dragged by two soldiers. Sam was being taken in as cattle thief. </li></ul>
  38. 38. Journal 13 Part 1 <ul><li>Sam is being accused of stealing cattle, and Tim and his mother couldn’t just sit down and watch what would happen. Tim goes to colonel Parsons and explains, but the colonel can’t help him. </li></ul>
  39. 39. Journal 13 Part 2 <ul><li>Eventually, Tim’s mother goes and waits for hours to beg for clemency. When she comes back to the tavern, she tells Tim that the two other men had sworn Sam had stolen the cattle, so the odds were with Sam. </li></ul>
  40. 40. Journal 13 Part 3 <ul><li>Tim does everything he can and eventually speaks to general Putnam, the man who decided to execute Sam. The general states that he will think about it. After that, Tim gets to talk to Sam (he is in a small prison). </li></ul>
  41. 41. Journal 14 Part 1 <ul><li>Tim finds out that general Putnam refused his plea for clemency, so he grabs his father’s bayonet and goes out to the encampment. He planned to sneak up and kill the guard to get Sam out, but the dozing guard wakes up and spots Tim. Tim throws the bayonet over the fence and runs. </li></ul>
  42. 42. Journal 14 Part 2 <ul><li>Tim runs into the forest of stumps. As he runs, he gets a bullet skip off his shoulder. Tim realizes that the prisoners had been moved to a different blockade. </li></ul>
  43. 43. Journal 14 Part 3 <ul><li>The day of Sam’s execution, Tim goes, but his mother doesn’t. Tim watches as Sam has a sack on his head, walk out. In horror, Tim witnesses his brother getting shot as point-blank range. Sam catches on fire, but another soldier shoots him again. Sam then laid still, forever. </li></ul>