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Johnny Tremain

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Johnny Tremain
Chapter 1
Main Characters:
After telling Dove and Dusty what to do, Johnny begins his usual day as a silversmith apprentice when an unexpected visitor arrives.The Lapham girls rush to tell Johnny to come to the shop immediately, John Hancock is in the shop! He hurries in and begins to take notes as Mr. Hancock orders a sugar basin to match a set. When Mr. Lapham hesitates in replying if he will do it or not, Johnny quickly answers for him. The next day Johnny stays up late to work on the basin, but Cilla wakes him up in the middle of the night because Isannah is sick. They go down to the wharf and Johnny ends up telling Cilla about his middle name, Lyte, and shows her a special cup that proves he is related to the very rich Merchant Lyte.
Johnny Tremain
Bosses everyone around
Is humiliated by Mr. Lapham because of his pride
Takes John Hancock's order
Tells Cilla about his middle name and shows her the cup
John Hancock
Orders a sugar basin
Tells Jehu to give the apprentices a piece of silver
Cilla
Makes fun of Johnny
Promises not to tell anyone about his middle name and cup
Summary
Main Events
John Hancock visits
Johnny shows Cilla his cup
Chapter 2
Main Characters:
Johnny
Paul Revere
Dove
Mrs. Lapham
Main Event
Johnny burns his hand
Gives Johnny the cracked crucible on purpose
Gives Johnny advice on the basin
Burns his hand
Doesn't care for Johnny anymore, thinks he is a bother
Summary
Johnny goes to Paul Revere for advice on the handles of the basin, and needs to work quickly to finish it in time. He is delayed by Dove and ends up needing to work on Sunday. In his haste, he isn't careful and when Dove hands him the cracked crucible, he slips and burns his hand. He is now useless and rejected by Mrs. Lapham.
Chapter 3
Up and About
The Pride of Your Power
An Earth of Brass
Main Characters
Johnny
Rab
Mr. Hancock
Isannah
Looks for work, meets Rab, buys gifts for Cilla and Isannah and is kicked out of the house by Mrs. Lapham
Works at the Boston Observer, listens to Johnny tell his story
Doesn't hire Johnny, but gives him a bag of silver
Is given a gift of limes from Johnny but she hurts his feelings
Main Events
Johnny meets Rab and tells him everything. For once he sees the accident from a different perspective.
Johnny is very hurt and humiliated when Isannah doesn't want him to touch her with his hand and he decides to visit Merchant Lyte.
Summary
After the accident, Johnny spends his days looking for work. One day he happens upon the Boston Observer and walks in as a market woman is telling an apprentice what she wanted to put in the newspaper. He is fascinated by Rab and how intently he listened. He joins Rab for lunch and ends up telling him everything.
Later he meets Mr. Tweedie and Mrs. Lapham kicks Johnny out of the house for calling him a squeak-pig. He goes to Mr. Hancock for a job, but is only given a bag of silver coins. He buys Cilla and Isannah presents but but is hurt by Isannah's childish screams because she is scared of his hand. He feels rejected and lonely and decides to go to Merchant Lyte the next day.
Chapter 4
The Rising Eye
Main Characters
Johnny
Goes to Mr. Lyte, visits Rab again, attends the Lyte dinner and is arrested, but is rescued by Cilla and Rab
Mr. Lyte
Accuses Johnny of stealing his cup, and then goes to court over it
Rab and Cilla
Help Johnny get out of jail
Main Event
Johnny is accused of stealing and is arrested, but is proven innocent.
Summary
Johnny goes to Mr. Lyte but is accused of stealing the cup and is taken to jail and court over it. Josiah Quincy offers to be his lawyer for free and with the help of Rab, Cilla, and Isannah, he is proved innocent.
The Boston Observer
Chapter 5
Main Characters
Mr. Lyte
Tries to arrest Johnny again and almost succeds
Rab
Teaches Johnny to ride Goblin
Johnny
Begins a new life at The Boston Observer
Main Event
Johnny begins a new life with the Lornes
Summary
Johnny tries to sell his cup to Mr. Lyte but is almost arrested again. He barely escapes and runs to the Boston Observer. He asks Mr. Lorne if he can live there and work as a horse boy. Rab teaches Johnny to ride Goblin and he starts a new life. He meets Cilla on one of his routes and promises to meet her there twice a week. One day Rab asked Johnny why he goes out of his way to make people feel bad. After that, Johnny began watching himself. Rab always held himself in check and surprised Johnny at the satisfaction Rab had after they had fought with the butcher's family.
By Esther Forbes
Salt-Water Tea
Chapter 6
Main Characters
Sam Adams
Johnny
Needs a placard printed by midnight because the ships are coming in that night, and convinces the Sons of Liberty to go with his idea.
Tells the Sons about the meeting, listens for the signal and participates in the Tea Party
Rab
"Felt about" for boys he could trust to help in the Tea Party, helped Johnny get his hand used to the chopping, led some of the "Indians".
Main Events
The Sons of Liberty have a meeting and decide what they're going to do
The Boston Tea Party
Summary
Sam Adams comes to the Observer early in the morning and asks if he can get a placard printed by midnight, and asks Johnny to tell everyone about the meeting that night. The Sons of Liberty decide that in 21 days, they will throw all of the tea overboard. Sam Adams then calls for silence and then asks Rab if he will be one of the helpers on that night. Rab agrees and says he will be able to find more. Finally the day comes and Johnny is waiting outside the building, waiting for the sentence that determines what will happen next. He hears, "This meeting can do nothing more to save the country," and blows the whistle. Quickly he runs back through the allies where Rab was waiting for him. Together they run toward the docks where the ships are, and Johnny recognizes a boy near him as Dove, who was stuffing tea into his pockets. Rab and Johnny threw him overboard and as they were all quietly dispersing, a British Admiral called out from one of the windows, " You've got to pay the fiddler yet."
Chapter 7
The Fiddler's Bill
Main Characters
Johnny
Rab
Gets hit in the head after touching a British gun, aggravates Johnny by walking Cilla home without him.
Main Event
Summary
Chapter 8
A World to come
Main Characters
Main Event
Summary
Gets a job delivering letters for the British, saves Goblin from the British, visits Cilla every Thursday, tires to be patient with Dove, visits Madge.
Cilla
Visits the Boston Observer, sees Johnny every Thursday, is more like Isannah's servant than sister
Johnny starts delivering letters for the British and finds out information from Dove, one of the British stable boys.
Britan closed Boston's port and every day new British troops were arriving. They had the newest weaponry and Rab could not but want a British gun. One day as Rab was telling Johnny about the guns, he reached out and touched one. A soldier turned around and hit Rab in the face with his sword. A British doctor was called and said Rab had gotten off easy. He noticed Johnny was wearing spurs and asked if he knew anyone with a good horse because he wanted a letter delivered. Johnny said he did and afterwards began delivering letters for other British officers. He charged them outrageously and gave all of the money to Aunt Lorne. One day he walked in on a conversation between Cilla and Rab. He hadn't seen Cilla for a long time and it seemed to him that she had all of a sudden become beautiful. She didn't stay long and without warning, Rab got up and walked her home. From then on he always met Cilla at the Lyte house on Thursdays.
Johnny
Goes back to Milton with Cilla to take the silver and finds a Bible with the Lyte genealogy in it.
Cilla
Convinced Johnny to go to Milton with her, tells him that Pricilla Tremain is a fine name, gives him an apple
James Otis
Comes to the meeting uninvited and mesmerizes everyone with his speech, looks directly at Rab when he says that some will give their lives..."Only that a man can stand up."
James Otis makes his speech about the rights of everyone everywhere. Ending with the statement "...we fight, we die for a simple thing. Only that a man can stand up."
Johnny and Cilla go to Milton to collect the silver and Johnny finds a Lyte genealogy but it says that his mother died before he was born. Later Rab arranges with a British soldier to buy a gun but gets caught but is just humiliated. Johnny visits Cilla and she tells him that she thinks Cilla Tremain is a pretty name and gives him an apple. The Sons of Liberty decided to have a meeting for the last time and near the end James Otis, uninvited, comes in and ends up mesmerizing everyone with his speech about the right of everyone everywhere.
Chapter 9
The Scarlet Deluge
Main Characters
Paul Revere
Rides 60 miles at night warning the colonials that the British are coming
Pumpkin
Makes an agreement with Johnny to give him his musket and uniform for farmer's smocks. Ends up getting caught and shot.
Johnny
Gave Rab Pumpkin's musket, gets info from Dove, sees Pumpkin's body being dumped into the river
Main Event
Rab gets a musket and Dove tells some of the British's military secrets
Summary
Lydia shows Johnny a love letter telling about the moves of the British and he runs to tell Paul Revere. That night Revere and several others rode 60 miles telling others about the moves of the British. Then when Dove is drunk, he tells them all the information that he knows about the British and then falls asleep. One day he decided to ride through the Common to calm Goblin down when some men rushed at Goblin and tried to tie him up. One of the men was Pumpkin and he mouthed "spurs" to Johnny and they barely escaped. Later Johnny agreed to give Pumpkin a couple of farmers' smocks in exchange for his musket and uniform. Johnny gave the musket to Rab,who was very happy. A couple weeks later, as he was out riding he noticed a firing squad and realized they had caught Pumpkin.
Chapter 10
'Disperse ye Rebels'
Main Characters
Johnny
Doesn't want Rab to leave, finds out a lot of valuable info from Dove, tells Revere and Warren, lets Newman know about the lanterns
Paul Revere
Tells Johnny to let Newman know about the lanterns, goes to Charleston to warn the rebels about the British
Doctor Warren
Decides to stay and keep track of the British until the last moment and gives Johnny a place to sleep
Main Event
The British are on the move and the first shot is fired in Lexington
Summary
Rab decides to leave for good and go to Lexington, but Johnny doesn't want him to go. Then on April 18th, Johnny is in the stable when Dove starts telling him what the British are going to do and little by little he finds out what and when and where about the British troops. He goes to tell Revere and he decides to go to Charleston to warn the rebels but Warren stays to keep watching the troops. Johnny then goes to tell Billy Dawes the news and afterward tells Newman to hang 2 lanterns in the church. And while Johnny was sleeping, the first shot was fired in Lexington.
Chapter 11
Yankee Doodle
Main Characters
Johnny
Carefully finds out everything he can about the British troops
Lavinia Lyte
Tells Johnny that he really is a part of the Lyte family and apologizes for of the accusations and the trial
Doctor Warren
Leaves for Lexington, tells Johnny to keep track of everything and come when he can
Main Event
The fighting begins and the British aren't very happy when they are beaten by the Rebels
Summary
Doctor Warren leaves for Lexington and tell Johnny to pay close attention to all of the details about the British troops. He meets Madge, who is crying because her husband is going off to war. Many people are throw in jail that had even the slightest relationship with the Rebels. Uncle Lorne barely escapes being caught and then Johnny visits the Lytes to get Pumpkin's uniform to use as a disguise to cross over to Lexington. There he sees Cilla and Lavinia tells him that yes, he is really a Lyte and that Merchant Lyte really thought that he had stolen the cup and apologized for everything.
Chapter 12
A Man Can Stand Up
Main Characters
Johnny
Manages to cross over, and finally finds Doctor Warren, loses his friend but that is just the beginning of his new life.
Doctor Warren
Leads Johnny to Rab, takes care of him, offers to try to fix Johnny's hand
Rab
Dies knowing that he did his part, dies a true friend
Main Event
Rab dies
Summary
Johnny crosses over and finally finds Doctor Warren, who takes him to Rab. Rab tells him that he wants Johnny to have his musket and dies. Doctor Warren then offers to try to surgically fix Johnny's hand. Johnny agrees and as he is waiting outside, he sees Gransire drive by, leading a group of soldiers.
Johnny Tremain
Summary
After a tragic accident leaving his hand useless and crippled, Johnny loses all hope. He tries to prove his place in the Lyte family, but instead is put in jail. With the help of a couple friends, he is proved innocent and after another close incounter, Johnny goes to live with the Lornes and work at the Boston Observer. He becomes a Whig and helps the Sons of Liberty when he can. He participates in the Boston Tea Party and begins to deliver letters for the British and learns some information. Then one night, at the last meeting of the Sons, James Otis, uninvited comes and mesmerizes everyone with his touching speech. Then Johnny arranges with Pumpkin, a British officer to exchange his musket and uniform for a farmer's smock, thus getting a musket for Rab. Rab soon leaves for Lexington and not long after, Johnny comes and Rab dies. Johnny is sad, but it is just a beginning for him.
Acknowledgments
Picture Acknowledgments:
Battle of Lexington
http://www.loc.gov/pictures/resource/pga.00995/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:J_S_Copley_-_Paul_Revere.jpg
Paul Revere
Crucible
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Crucibles.jpg
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Boston_Tea_Party-Cooper.jpg
http://spottedhorseworld.tripod.com/coloradoranger2.jpg
The Boston Tea Party
Horse
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