The Ransom of Red Chief

The Ransom of Red Chief

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  • The Boy's Family
  • The Beginning of the Kidnap
  • They Annoyance of the Boy
  • In this scene, you see the boy's family. The boy has a mom, dad, and grandma. The boy's mom is always annoyed because they boy plays around in the house all the time and doesn't stop. The dad is always working, and the boy thinks his mom and dad are no fun and don't want him to have fun.
  • The Annoyance of the Boy Part 2
  • In this scene, Bill and Sam see the boy throwing rocks at a kitten. Bill asks the boy if he wants a bag of candy and a nice ride. The boy looks at Bill with a piece of brick. Bill and Sam grabbed the boy to try and leave. When they grabbed him, the boy put up a fight, but they got him down in the bottom of the buggy and took off.
  • The Letter
  • In this scene, Bill, Sam, and the boy are sitting together and talking. The boy however talks about stuff they don't even know about. Bill and Sam were very annoyed to hear the boy talking so much. They ask the boy if he wants to go home. The boy says no because it's not fun at his home. The boy asks if they will take him home, but they said no.
  • The End of the Kidnap
  • In this scene, when Bill, Sam, and the boy were going to sleep, the boy didn't go to sleep. They boy stayed up for 3 hours straight. He would be jumping up, and reach for his rifle and screeching, "Hist! pard," into both Bill and Sam's ears. Sam dreamed that he had been kidnapped and chained to a tree by a ferocious pirate with red hair.
  • In this scene, Bill and Sam write a letter to the boy's father for $1500. They write that if he tries do something and doesn't pay $1500, he will never see his boy again. Bill and Sam also write where to put the money when he gets to them. At the end they write their names as, "Two Desperate Men."
  • In this scene, the boy is returned to his father. After Bill and Sam gave the letter to the boy's father, the father responded by writing that he wants them to pay $250 and he will get the boy off their hands. The father said they had to return him at night so the neighbors don't think he is lost. Sam and Bill wanted to get rid of him because he was annoying.
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