When Tim brings Sam to the barn and calls mother into the barn and when she finds out then they start to talk and when mother says that he should stay because father is gone Sam said that he and his buddies made a promise to stay as long as the war lasts.
Sam and Tim were having a discussion about something when they heard the cattle started making a lot of noises when they come out they see two cows missing. They run out and see two cattle thieves and Sam starts chasing them.
Sam Catches up to them and when the cattle thieves start to hit him and Sam yells out TIM CALL GENERAL PUTNAM!!! One of the battles die and the other gets eaten later.
When Tim found out that they are going to shoot Sam. Tim went to see General Putnam and told him the situation and general said that he might let Sam out.
Tim goes to the encampment when he finds out the they're going to kill Sam. Tim went to try and save Sam Tim get fathers bayonet and when Tim get there a soldier is sleeping and Tim tries to kill him but doesn't work because he woke up the soldier calls the others and Tim runs away and realizes that Sam is not there. One of the soldiers shoot Tim but miss but gets the shoulder.
When the day came they brought out all of the examples and Mr. beach would go up and preach after every death. When Sams turn came he had a bag on his head. They came so close to him and shot him his clothes set on fire and shot him again and he dead.