Johnny Tremain - Chapter 5 The Boston Observer Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 5 The Boston Observer Summary

Still out of work Johnny tries to sell his cup to merchant Lyte for twenty pounds but Lyte calls in two of his clerks and instructs them to be witnesses when he says Johnny voluntarily returned the cup to him. He then calls in Captain Bull planning to get him to take Johnny to Guadalupe but as the awkward captain is attempting a bow Johnny sees his chance and bolts from the room. Cutting across lots and through back alleys Johnny makes it safely to the office of the Boston Observer. Although Johnny has never ridden and the Observer's horse, Goblin has a bad reputation Uncle Lorne hires him on Rab's recommendation.

Rab gives Johnny a few riding lessons and, more importantly, helps Johnny to understand Goblin's fears. Knowing that Goblin is more frightened than he is makes Johnny bold and...

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