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Christina's brother sam journal

  1. 1. My Brother Sam is Dead <ul><li>By. James Lincoln Collier & Christopher Collier </li></ul><ul><li>Ch. 1 </li></ul><ul><li>Christina Suh, 8E </li></ul>
  2. 2. ch.1-1 <ul><li>Sam Meeker, the older brother of Tim Meeker, came back to his house wearing a war uniform. Sam is a Yale student, and had just notified to his family that some Americans, including him, had beaten the British in Massachusetts. Tim envied and respected Sam’s braveness. </li></ul>
  3. 3. ch.1-2 <ul><li>After hearing Sam’s story about the battle in Massachusetts, and that Sam wants to go to Westhersfield to have war, Sam’s father gets mad. He scolds Sam that it is wrong to go against the British, and that Sam should not go to war. However, Sam does not agree; he believes that Americans should have freedom from the British, so he fights with his father. </li></ul>
  4. 4. ch.1-3 <ul><li>After Sam and his father fought, Sam’s father told Sam to get out of the house, and to come back as his son. When Sam went out of the house, Tim heard his father crying. It was the first time Tim ever heard his father shedding tears. </li></ul>
  5. 5. My Brother Sam is Dead <ul><li>By. James Collier & Christopher Collier </li></ul><ul><li>Ch.2 </li></ul><ul><li>Christina Suh, 8E </li></ul>
  6. 6. Ch.2-1 <ul><li>Sam and his father went to the church on the Sabbath. Everyone in the church was talking about Sam running away to go to war. People were saying bad things about Sam; they said that God would punish him for he did not follow God’s words. </li></ul>
  7. 7. ch.2-2 <ul><li>In the church Tim met Tom Warrups. Tim found out that Sam was hiding in Tom Warrup’s shack, so Tim lied to his father and followed Tom to his shack to meet Sam. There, Tim also meets not just Sam, but also Betsy. </li></ul>
  8. 8. ch.2-3 <ul><li>When Tim was talking with Sam, Tim realized that Sam had stolen his father’s Brown Bess. Sam got worried about Tim telling his father about Sam still being in the town, so he made Tim to vow to never tell his father about it. Though Tim felt uncomfortable, he agreed. </li></ul>
  9. 9. My Brother Sam is Dead <ul><li>By. James Lincoln Collier & Christopher Collier </li></ul><ul><li>Ch. 3 </li></ul><ul><li>Christina Suh, 8E </li></ul>
  10. 10. ch. 3-1 <ul><li>A man came to the tavern and blurted out insults about King George, not realizing that Redding was a Tory country. Tim’s father got mad at the stranger, so he threw the stranger out the tavern. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Ch.3-2 <ul><li>Betsy came to Tim’s house to get some beer. As she went out of the house after getting some bear, Tim followed her. Betsy talked to Tim in a serious way, making him to promise that he would never tell his father if Sam came back for a visit. </li></ul>
  12. 12. ch. 3-3 <ul><li>Two weeks passed since Betsy made Tim to promise her that he would keep it a secret if Sam came back. Betsy came to Tim’s house once again, asking for beer. Then, Betsy secretly nodded at Tim; and Tim realized that Sam was finally back. </li></ul>
  13. 13. My Brother Sam is Dead <ul><li>By James Collier & Christopher Collier </li></ul><ul><li>Ch.4 </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Christina Suh, 8E </li></ul></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Ch. 4-1 <ul><li>The Rebel troops came to the tavern, and requested Tim’s father to hand over his Brown Bess. Tim’s father kept saying that he does not have his Brown Bess with him, but the Rebel troops did not believe him. So, the leader of the troop raised his sword and whiped the flat side of the blade across ife’s face. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Ch. 4-2 <ul><li>At the fear that his father would be killed, Tim quickly ran to Tom Warrup’s shack, which was the place where Sam was. Tim carefully tried to steal the Brown Bess while Sam was sleeping, but Sam eventually woke up. Surprised, Tim pretend to shoot Sam with the Brown Bess. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Ch. 4-3 <ul><li>Tim asked Sam to come to home for a quick moment to check if their parents were alright. However, they did not expect their father to see Sam. Startled, Sam could not do anything but to run away. </li></ul>
  17. 17. My Brother Sam is Dead <ul><li>By. James Collier & Christopher Collier </li></ul><ul><li>Ch. 5 </li></ul><ul><li>Christina Suh, 8E </li></ul>
  18. 18. Ch. 5-1 <ul><li>One morning, Mr. Heron, who was a surveyor and a Tory, came to the tavern. Mr. Heron asked Tim to be a messenger for him. </li></ul>
  19. 19. Ch. 5-2 <ul><li>Life disagreed at the idea of Tim being a messenger of Mr. Heron. Life did not want Tim to be involved in the war too. </li></ul>
  20. 20. Ch. 5-3 <ul><li>Tim wanted to be the messenger. Then, he got an idea when Jerry Sanford asked him to go out with him to catch shad. It was a great excuse to get away from Life. </li></ul>
  21. 21. My Brother Sam is Dead <ul><li>By. James Collier & Christopher Collier </li></ul><ul><li>Ch. 6 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Christina Suh </li></ul></ul>
  22. 22. Ch. 6-1 <ul><li>When Mr. Heron once more came to the tavern, Tim told Mr. Heron that he would be the messenger. Mr. Heron agrees, and asks Tim to come to his house early in the morning the next day. </li></ul>
  23. 23. Ch. 6-2 <ul><li>Tim met Betsy, and they talked about Sam on their way. Tim tried to hide the fact that he was a messenger of Mr. Heron, but Betsy found it out and argued with him that Mr. Heron is trying to spy on Sam. </li></ul>
  24. 24. Ch. 6-3 <ul><li>After a long argument and fighting, Betsy finally succeeds in snatching Mr. Heron’s message away from Tim. However, after she read what the message said, she just threw the message away. The message had only one sentence - </li></ul><ul><li>“ If this message is received, we will know that the messenger is reliable.” </li></ul>If this message is received, we will know that the messenger is reliable.
  25. 25. My Brother Sam is Dead <ul><li>By. James Collier & Christopher Collier </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ch. 7 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Christina Suh </li></ul></ul>
  26. 26. Ch. 7-1 <ul><li>Tim’s parents fought over Sam’s letters. When Sam sent his first letter, his mom wanted to answer it but Life did not give in; he did not want his wife to reply it. However, on his second letter, Sam’s mother decided to send a response no matter what his husband told her. </li></ul>
  27. 27. Ch. 7-2 <ul><li>Life decided to go to Verplancks Point with Tim. They had to drive cattle to Verplancks Point and sell them to buy supplies for the tavern and the store. However, when they reached Ridgebury, there was a problem. </li></ul>
  28. 28. Ch. 7-3 <ul><li>In Ridgebury, Tim and his father met cowboys who claimed that they were patriots. They tried to steal the cattle because they did not want the cattle to go to the English troops. One of the cowboy harmed Life a little with his sword, but Tim and his father was soon saved by some of the Loyalists. </li></ul>
  29. 29. My Brother Sam is Dead <ul><li>By. James Collier & Christopher Collier </li></ul><ul><li>Ch. 8 </li></ul><ul><li>Christina Suh </li></ul>
  30. 30. Ch. 8-1 <ul><li>Tim and his father went to their cousin’s house for a stay. Tim’s cousin, Ezekiel Platt took Tim out to the barn and talked together. They talked about what side they were going to take if they could (both replied the British, although Tim was not sure of his mind), and had a conversation about who would win the war. </li></ul>
  31. 31. Ch. 8-2 <ul><li>When Tim and his father was coming back from the Verplancks Point, heavy snow was falling from the sky. This was not very pleasant for Tim and Life because they became very cold. </li></ul>
  32. 32. Ch. 8-3 <ul><li>Because of the snow, they had to stop and spend the night at the Platt’s (their cousin’s). Tim felt pleasant when he got into the house, for he was finally out of the cold. Tim and his cousins slept by the kitchen fire that night. </li></ul>
  33. 33. My Brother Sam is Dead <ul><li>By. James Lincoln Collier & Christopher Collier </li></ul><ul><li>Ch. 9 </li></ul>Christina Suh, 8E
  34. 34. Ch.9-1 <ul><li>Life was concerned about Tim being hurt by the cowboys, so he decided to ride ahead and make Tim to work with the oxen behind. </li></ul>
  35. 35. Ch.9-2 <ul><li>Tim realized that Life did not come back to him for a while, so he got worried. Tim decided to follow Grey’s tracks in the snow, and figured that the cowboys jumped Life, and took him away somewhere. </li></ul>
  36. 36. Ch.9-3 <ul><li>A while later, the cowboys found Tim. Tim had an idea to trick them; He pretended that there were going to be escorts coming soon. The cowboys got afraid and ran away. </li></ul>
  37. 37. My Brother Sam is Dead <ul><li>By. James Lincoln Collier & Christopher Collier </li></ul><ul><li>Ch. 10 </li></ul>Christina Suh, 8E
  38. 38. Ch. 10-1 <ul><li>Tim came back to the tavern by himself and told his mom the story. Tim acted different now that he lost his father. He was the only man in the family, and he felt that he needed to be more mature. </li></ul>
  39. 39. Ch.10-2 <ul><li>The British Troops came to Redding. Tim and a soldier talked for a while. The soldier told Tim that he wanted to go back to his hometown, Dublin. However, an officer intruded their conversation after a while. </li></ul>
  40. 40. Ch.10-3 <ul><li>Because a Rebel messenger got shot, Tim tried to go to Dr. Hobart’s house for help. However, while he was going, he saw the British Troop and the Rebels fighting; They shot guns at each other. Later, a British soldier pulled out a sword and cut Ned’s head. At that moment, Tim did not want to be a Tory. </li></ul>
  41. 41. My Brother Sam is Dead <ul><li>By. James Lincoln Collier & Christopher Collier </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Ch.11 </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Christina Suh, 8E </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  42. 42. Ch. 11-1 <ul><li>The Rebel messenger was treated by Dr. Hobart in the tavern. Then, Captain Bess came and asked the messenger some questions; Tim found out that Jerry Sanford was kept by the British Troops. </li></ul>
  43. 43. Ch. 11-2 <ul><li>Sam came to Redding. Tim found Sam, and they talked for a while. They talked about how much Tim had changed, but especially talked about Father. Sam said that he felt bad that Father was in prison and wanted to get him out, but no one knew where he was. </li></ul>
  44. 44. Ch. 11-3 <ul><li>Tim brought his mother to where Sam was. Mother told Sam that he should come home. Sam and his mother argued over this matter. Sam said it was his duty to his country is the most important. However, Tim knew that Sam was just staying in the army because he liked the excitement of it. </li></ul>
  45. 45. My Brother Sam is Dead By. James Lincoln Collier & Christopher Collier Ch. 12 Christina Suh, 8E
  46. 46. Ch. 12-1 <ul><li>The Meekers found out that Life died on the prison ship. Betsy came to visit, and Betsy and Tim talked. Betsy said that she does not care who wins anymore, and that she just wants the war to be over. </li></ul>
  47. 47. Ch. 12-2 <ul><li>Sam kept on saying that Tim should butcher the cattle soon, or else the hungry soldiers might steal them and eat them. Sam also confessed that he had stolen cattle once, because of the severe hunger. </li></ul>
  48. 48. Ch. 12-3 <ul><li>Some soldiers were trying to steal the Meekers’ cattle, so Sam chased after them to catch them. However, they beat Sam up and accused him as the cattle thief. Sam told Tim to call Colonel Parsons, crying. </li></ul>
  49. 49. My Brother Sam is Dead <ul><li>By. James Lincoln Collier & Christopher Collier </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ch. 13 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Christina Suh, 8E </li></ul></ul>
  50. 50. Ch. 13-1 <ul><li>Tim went to Colonel Parsons to say that Sam was innocent. However, Colonel Parsons just shrugged and said that it is up to General Putnam to decide what would happen to Sam. </li></ul>
  51. 51. Ch. 13-2 <ul><li>Colonel Read came to the tavern to tell Tim and his mother that the situation is going bad for Sam. The people who accused Sam as the cattle thief were convincing, and the fact that Sam came from a Tory family would not be good. </li></ul>
  52. 52. Ch. 13-3 <ul><li>Tim went to see General Putnam to say that Sam was innocent. General Putnam said that he would consider it, and allowed Tim to visit Sam who was in the prison. Sam talked with Tim through the hole of the fence, and they -or maybe just Sam- even joked a little. </li></ul>
  53. 53. My Brother Sam is Dead <ul><li>By. James Lincoln Collier & Christopher Collier </li></ul>Ch. 14 Christina Suh, 8E
  54. 54. Ch. 14-1 <ul><li>Tim was talking to his mom because he knew that both of them would not sleep well that night. When Mother said things that seemed like she was giving up on Sam, Tim got a bayonet ready and said that he would save Sam. Mother told Tim not to go, but Tim did not listen to his mother and left. </li></ul>
  55. 55. Ch. 14-2 <ul><li>Tim went to where Sam was, and threw the bayonet he had to give the bayonet to Sam. Some people, probably the guards, chased after Tim. Tim ran for his life, and the guards could not chase Tim all the way through. As a result, Tim could safely arrive home. </li></ul>
  56. 56. Ch. 14-3 <ul><li>At last, it was the day of execution. Tim’s mother refused to go to the execution, but Tim knew that Sam wanted somebody to come and see him, so he went to the execution. Sam was wearing a kind of a mask, and he was shot. His clothes were on fire, and he was jerking; but he stopped jerking when he was shot again by the soldier. </li></ul>