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  1. 1. My Brother Sam is Dead: Journal <ul><li>by James Lincoln Collier </li></ul><ul><li>& </li></ul><ul><li>Christopher Collier </li></ul>
  2. 2. Chapter 1 <ul><li>Sam comes back home from Yale. He told dad about the victory of the American army in the battle with the British. </li></ul><ul><li>However, his dad feels not so happy about it; his father respects and likes his mother country, England but Sam does not. </li></ul><ul><li>They also fight over whether or not Sam’s taking the gun or not to the battlefield. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Chapter 2 <ul><li>Sam ran away from his dad with the gun. </li></ul><ul><li>Tim and his dad goes to the church and he founds out where Sam is from Tom. </li></ul><ul><li>Tim hears all the stories from Sam about the war and the reason why they want to be free. </li></ul><ul><li>ㅁ Also Tim promises Sam and his friends not to tell dad about this. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Chapter 3 <ul><li>Tim worried about what kind of freedom will come to the Americans if the America won the war with England. </li></ul><ul><li>Meanwhile, he promised Betsy that he will not tell anyone including his dad about Sam. </li></ul><ul><li>Also in the last part of the chapter, Sam returns. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Chapter 4 <ul><li>Sam comes back to Redding. </li></ul><ul><li>His dad and mom is getting threatened by the Continentals, who wants all the Tories’ guns. </li></ul><ul><li>Tim goes to Sam for the gun but Sam gets it back from him. Suddenly, dad sees Sam and tries to catch him but he fails. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Chapter 5 <ul><li>Tim is very jealous at Sam because he want to get attention from people like him. </li></ul><ul><li>One day Mr. Heron talked about Tim helping him carrying the business letters. </li></ul><ul><li>However, Tim’s dad rejected strongly. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Chapter 6 <ul><li>Tim lied to his dad that he will be fishing all day with his friend </li></ul><ul><li>He actually went to Mr. Heron for the delivery job. </li></ul><ul><li>When he was on the task, he met Betsy and accidentally opened the letter; it said, “if this letter is delivered, he is reliable”. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Chapter 7 <ul><li>After Tim’s failure of the delivery, he tried to avoid Mr. Heron. Father and mother fought over to answer or not to Sam’s letter. </li></ul><ul><li>Father took Tim to the Verplancks Point, where father usually took Sam. He went there to sell his products and to buy stuff needed for the next year works. </li></ul><ul><li>During the voyage, they met these cowboys who tried to kidnap them. They escaped from them. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Chapter 8 <ul><li>Tim and Mr. Meeker went to their cousin’s house in the country side. </li></ul><ul><li>Their cousins had a lot of family members. Seven girls had to sleep in two beds and the boys had to sleep in the barn. </li></ul><ul><li>After some relaxing time, Tim and his dad packed up to go back home. When they were going back home, it stared to snow a lot. Thereupon, they had to go back to their cousin’s house again. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Chapter 9 <ul><li>The snow stopped, so Tim and his father started to go back home again. </li></ul><ul><li>On the way back Father went way ahead Tim for the safety reasons. </li></ul><ul><li>Father got lost. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Chapter 10 <ul><li>Life without father got harder. </li></ul><ul><li>British troops came to redding, but all the people who are tory are scared of them. </li></ul><ul><li>British troops killed the black servant. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Chapter 11 <ul><li>British troops broke one militia’s ribs. </li></ul><ul><li>The army that Sam is in is coming to Redding. </li></ul><ul><li>Tim and his mother met Sam and they gave him food. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Chapter 12 <ul><li>Sam’s father died by diseases from the prison ship. </li></ul><ul><li>The army that Sam joined came back the Redding region for the winter encampment. </li></ul><ul><li>Sam was caught by the fellow soldier, but he is innocent. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Chapter 13 <ul><li>Tim tries prove that Sam is innocent. </li></ul><ul><li>Mom went to the encampment to talk to General Putnam. </li></ul><ul><li>They are all nervous. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Chapter 14 <ul><li>Tim went to see Sam. </li></ul><ul><li>Mother is not working; she is depressed. </li></ul><ul><li>Sam is dead. </li></ul>