Mattie woke up in the middle of the night because she heard a loud noise, she thought she was still dreaming but her cat go up and ran away. She Heard 2 men, then seen them trying to steal thing. One of was tall and skinny , the second man was short. Mattie got up and walked to the window, the med di not see her because it was dark. She screams and runs to the window , she try's to run outside then one man grabs her and pulls her back inside the house
After Mattie ended up getting dragged back into the house, one of the men kept slapping her trying to get her to tell him where the silver is. She said that her house was already robbed and there was nothing left. They heard a noise from upstairs, the men got scared . Mattie said that she lives alone and it was her cat that made the noise. Grandfather is standing on the stairs with a gun pointing at the man who is holding Mattie . One of the men kept hitting Grandfather, then he bashed his head on the ground. Mattie hit him with the sword then grandfather ended up dying from the hit.
A man came with a cart was walking by houses, then walked by her house and the man said " Bring out your dead" Mattie caught up with him and they put grandfathers body in the cart. Mattie and the stranger pushed the cart to where everyone was being buried. Mattie made everyone say a prayer for her Grandfather before the put him in the grave.
Matilda was walking then she ended up at the Federal Gazette Office, she was asking Mr. brown if she could get an advertisement in the newspapers, because Mathilda's mother is still missing. He said there nothing more he would do to help Matilda but there is hardly any paper to be had for in a hundred miles.
Mattie was asking around on what to do with the little girl Neil she found. Mattie couldn't have just left her there with the girls dead mother. A lady told her to go to Walnut Street. It was a bad area, a bunch of drunk sailors started cat calling her.
A filthy man from the group in front of the tavern broke off from his friends and chased after Matilda, He said "hello love he smelled of whiskey the little girl ended biting the old man.