My Brother Sam Is Dead - Chapter 3 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 3 Summary

In Redding, war is a topic of constant discussion, but to Tim, it is mostly far-off battles. There are some arguments, and even fights, over the war, and Father's paper, the Rivington's Gazette, has been banned. These disturbances are minor, and in the summer of 1775 the war is still far away from Redding. The Meekers do not talk about Sam, but Tim misses his brother terribly and tries not to think about the possibility that Sam may be dead. Tim is constantly busy with the chores of the tavern, such as gathering wood, cleaning and caring for the livestock. He does not like his chores, but Tim knows it is easier than farming. He still finds time to run off and play with Jerry Sanford.

During this summer, Betsy Read hangs around the tavern a lot, trying to listen to the conversations of...

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