A man that was almost a man.A short story remade that tells the story in only six pages for children.
Dave Sauder was seventeen years old almost a man .But he is never treated like one.He thought if he got a gun he would finally be treated like a man.
You ain't nothin but a boy.
Dave finally got a gun.He was so excited now they'd have to treat him like a man.But now he wanted to shoot it somewhere private
With his new gun Dave went off to shoot it in private.He brought Jenny the mule to pretend he was working .Was ready to shoot at the trees.
Dave after shooting the gun is shocked.He shot Jenny by accident he did not mean to.He ended up causing her to fall asleep forevever.(Killing her).
Dave is confronted with having the gun and shooting Jenny.So his father threatens to beat him like a child the towns people all laugh.This made it worse because he just gave them a large reason to never threat him like a man.
Dave ran away to find somewhere where he could be treated like a man.For once in his life.