A small family of four, living in the Tory town of Redding. Life was great Mr. and Mrs. Meeker owned a small tavern that supplies their town with food, rum, and supplies. Their son Timmy helped around the tavern and did chores, because his older brother Sam was off at college. Everyone in Redding was close and knew the Meeker family, they all admired how they had raised Sam and Timmy. Every year after college was over, Sam would come home and visit, except one.
The one-year Sam came home in a fancy military suit. He amazed everyone in his family; he was fighting for the rebels. Timmy had always admired Sam, and was very jealous. He also didn't know if he agreed with what Sam was doing, because his father didn't. Sam hadn't come home to visit like all the other times; he came to get his father's gun to fight. He and his father ended up fighting over the whole situation and Sam stole the gun and ran away.
After Sam left everything started going down hill. Food and supply prices started going up and people sta...
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