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War Orphans, Chapter 12 and Civilian Deaths Summary

Part 3, entitled "Green. New York - 1776" begins with a section called "War Orphans." Children who lose their parents during war often suffer psychologically, Paulsen explains. If they are provided a safe and supportive environment they can bounce back, but at the time of the Revolutionary War, most war orphans were not later adopted and many grew up in institutions.

In Chapter 12, Samuel finds Annie hiding in the woods, crying. Despite having no shoes, she is able to keep up with him as he moves through the woods. For three days, she cries and does not eat, then finally has some of the food that Ma had given Samuel. Samuel is wary of everyone, and he avoids houses and settlements, which becomes harder and harder as the path becomes a road and the area...

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