My Brother Sam Is Dead - Chapter 14 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 14 Summary

The family waits to hear what General Putnam will decide. Tim and Betsy consider several escape plans, but there is nothing they can do. A week later, they learn that General Putnam has refused clemency, and Sam will be executed on Tuesday. Tim is angry and sad at the unfairness of the situation. Sam has fought hard for the Rebels for three years, and now he will be executed, even though he is innocent.

There is a mandatory church service on Sunday, but Mother refuses to go. Tim becomes so upset during the service that he walks out. They close the tavern that night, but they have no customers anyway. Mother has stopped drinking, and she says that she would like to close the tavern forever. She says she will never serve another Continental soldier again. Tim wants to do something, but Mother...

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