Sam and his father got into a huge argument about him going into war. His father is a Tory and does not support the patriots and the war. His father believes that Sam just wants to go play solider boy like his friends from Yale. Sam makes comments about the British being lobsterbacks but the patriots wear the almost exact same color of red. After the argument Sam calms down and just eats. Later on him and his father get into an argument about Sam wanting to take the brown bess off to war with him but that was his family's only form of protection. HIS father got so mad that he kicked him out and told him he couldn't come back until he was out of that foolish uniform and dress like Sam would normally dress.
After Sam got kicked out of the house hold for wanting to take the brown bess he ran up to Tom Warrups little hut. He had stayed there so he could still see Tim and Betsy read. Tim had to swear not to tell anyone because Sam did not want it to spread around and get back to their mother and father.
Sam decided to sneak into the house one night and steal the brown bess. The next day Tim went to go visit Tom and Sam and what Sam forgot to do was hide th brown bess under a blanket and Tim noticed it. Tim got really freaked out and wanted to bring it back to his family but Sam would not let him. He made Tim swear not to tell his father about him having the brown bess and using it for war.