rensom and the red chief

rensom and the red chief

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  • Hey Bill, I think we should hold Dorset's boy for ransom.
  • Exposition/characters 
  • I agree, Sam.
  • Rising Action
  • No!
  • Hey little boy, do you want some candy and a nice ride?
  • Rising action
  • By Geronimo! That boy can kick hard.
  • In Summit, Alabama Bill and our narrator, Sam are planning to kidnap Ebenezer Dorset's boy and hold him for ransom. After a little bit of planning, they decide to make the ransom $2,000. Finally, they get in there buggy and go.
  • Climax
  • This little ewe lamb has somewhat got on my nerves, too. We'll take him home, pay the ransom, and make our getaway.
  • Bill and Sam show up to the boy throwing rocks at a kitten. Bill asks they boy if he wants candy and a sweet ride; however, the boy says no. The boy would also hit Bill in the eye with a rock foreshadowing- they are gonna bring the kid somewhere where the kid won't be found.
  • Falling Action
  • Bill and Sam then bring the boy back to the cave after kidnapping him. The boy had had the time of his life there, in fact, he wanted to stay. The boy was crazy, he even scared Bill.
  • Resolution
  • After Sam sends the letter about the ransom (which they changed to $1,500), they got a letter back from Ebenezer Dorset. Dorset said in the letter, "You bring Johnny home and pay me $250 in cash, and I agree to take him off your hands. They agree, but the boy doesn't want to leave.
  • In the story it says, "We took him home that night. We got him to go by telling him that his father had bought him a rifle and a pair of moccasins for him, and we were going to hunt bears the next day." The boy wasn't happy when he found out the truth. situational irony because who would expect a kid not to be happy about going home.
  • Bill and Sam give Ebenezer Dorset the $250 and the kid. They ask Dorset how long he can hold the kid and Dorset told them ten minutes. Bill and Sam run as far as they can.  theme could be stated simply as the old adage "Crime does not pay." 
  • I can promise ten minutes.
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