My Brother Sam Is Dead

Word Count: 1795

My Brother Sam is Dead Author: by James
Lincoln Collier and Christopher Collier Category: Historical
Fiction Summary: It starts out in the 1770\'s during the
Revolution War and Samuel Meeker or Sam for short just
interred the room of the tavern and he chimes in to
everybody who is waiting to eat, he comes in saying where
beating the Lobster Backs. His father, Eliphalet Meeker but
called Life for short, starts arguing with son. After a while
they calmed down and change the subject. Finally Tim
Meeker or sometimes called Timmy, the narrator and one of
the main two character\'s of the story in the story goes out to
the barn to milk the cow Old Pru. Witches are one of his
daily chores and ask Sam to join him. While Tim is milking
Old Pru he\'s talking to Sam about how has he been lately
and what is he doing back at home. And Sam tells him truth
why he is back at home, and it\'s to get the Brown Bess.
Which is the family\'s gun and Tim swears that he can\'t tell
Mom or Dad. Well in the morning when Sam try\'s to get the
Brown Bess his father catches him and they get big fight
whether he\'s going to fight the British or not and finally his
dad throws him out the house. While the Meeker\'s are at
Church, Sam goo\'s back to the Tavern, where his family
lives and work\'s and he stills the Brown Bess. Well later on
the Rebel\'s or the patriot\'s or now called the American\'s.
Went threw the town of Redding. Which is where the
Meeker\'s live. They where going door to door. Taking
peoples guns and goods. When they came to the Tavern
they where demanding for there gun. They wouldn\'t believe
that there son stole it and took it with him to the Rebel\'s
camp and they wouldn\'t believe him cause it was Tori
territory and that they where threatening to kill Life if they
didn\'t give them there gun. Then Tim ran out the door and he
ran to go get Colonel Read. Since he knew that Sam was a
Rebel and colonel read was a colonel for the Rebel\'s, but
when he got to where he was he saw Sam with the Gun
sleeping with it. Then he snatched it and started running back
to his house and when he was half way there Sam woken up
and was yelling him to stop but he wouldn\'t stop, but since
Sam was older and bigger he caught Tim right as they reach
the town of Redding. Then Tim had to explain what had
happen and Sam didn\'t want to go back but he went with
Tim just in case. When they got back his dad was all right
just beaten up a little bit. Sam ran out there like a bad out
hell and when he was far enough from Tim and his Dad. he
looked at them from top of Rock and waved and left. later
on the seasons pass by and in the Winter Tim and his Dad
have to go down to Verplanks to exchange cattle for money
and goods. when they where half way there they run into
some Cowboys ,(Cattle thieves) and they say there Rebel\'s
and notice that Life is trying to sell Beef to the Tori\'s. so they
threaten to kill Life and his son, and also take their goods.
well there luck comes in and some Escort\'s come along and
scared off the cowboys and the cowboys very where pissed.
While they get up to Verplanks, which is by Hudson River,
Life makes his trades. On there way back Life is very
catious about the Cowboys, but on way there it starts to
snow, and it makes it hard for them and it takes them and
extra day. next day Life is on the horse and he and Tim
leave. about every five minutes or so he goo\'s up and down
to check to see if there\'s cowboys coming. after a while Tim
notices that it\'s been a long time since his dad came back so
Tim gets to worry. so finally he gets going again and starts
thinking what is he going to do if the cowboys come up to
him with out an escort or his father with him to protect him.
Finally when he\'s coming along he sees the Cowboy\'s. he
out smarts them by acting like he thinks their escorts and
asking questions to throw them off. while the Cowboy\'s are
trying to play