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The bell was rung at the tavern and Jonathan wants to know what is going on
Jonathan runs home to see if his Mother knows what the bell is for
Jonathan gets permission to find out what's going on with strict orders to return immediately
Jonathan arrives at the tavern and sees men gathering to go to battle
The Corporal comes out from the tavern and tells everyone what he's seen. They plan to head out to meet the approaching enemy soldiers.
Jonathan goes into the tavern and borrows a gun from the tavern owner. He joins the group of 13-15 men on the road to Pennington.
The men find out that the Corporal may not have told the whole truth about how many men they will be fighting. The Corporal continues to urge them on. Jonathan is having difficulty carrying his very heavy gun.
Jonathan walks with a friend of his gather who questions him about his reasons for being there. Jonathan asks questions as well, but the man doesn't answer them.
The soldiers take a brief break at the top of a hill. Jonathan feels a deep need to know what is going on.
The men ask where their Snydertown helpers are. The Corporal dodges the question. The soldiers are starting to realize that they are probably outnumbered and they are starting to become very anxious and fearful.
Jonathan has been enjoying marching with the soldiers. He is in such a good mood and he starts to whistle, but he quickly stopped when he gets an angry glance from a fellow soldier.
Jonathan overhears a conversation between two soldiers. they continue to walk. He wonders how much farther they have to go.
The group of soldiers takes a water break in Rocktown. They satartle a woman who lives there with their presence. The town comes out to look at the as they march away. Jonathan feels very proud of being a soldier.
They reach the point of battle and the Corporal dismounts from his horse.
The soldiers discuss a battle plan while waiting on the top of the ridge.
The soldiers hear the approaching soldiers signified by a fife and drum.
Jonathan has a hard time loading his gun and fumbles while trying to do it.
After much anticipation, the Hessians appear.
The hessians appear and the soldiers fumble while waiting. A shot is fired and the battle begins.
Jonathan finds himself in the middle of great confusion as shots are fired and he reloads his weapon. Other soldiers are retreating or dealing with their injuries. Hessians rush toward him.
Jonathan runs away from the battle into the woods and falls down. The Hessians continue to come after him.
He wakes up but is till laying silently in the woods
Still laying in the woods and lonely, Jonathan starts to cry.
Jonathan sits up and looks at his body and clothes. He wishes he were dead and fears being killed.
Jonathan stands up and sees a Hessian soldier nearby.
Jonathan realizes that he is surrounded.
Jonathan reveals himself and tries to communicate with the enemy soldiers. they force him to walk with them. Neither understands the other.
The Hessians tied a rope around Jonathan's waist and he walks down the road with him. It rains and he thinks a lot about the battle.
In a fleeting moment, Jonathan thinks that he sees someone in the fog. He thinks that it might have been the Corporal.
As they are walking, they hear a cow lowing off the road. They follow the sound to the cow and discover a small farm house.
Jonathan is sent ahead to investigate the house and he finds it empty. He and the Hessians move inside. Jonathan gets permission to go milk the cow bur first he goes to the barn for a bucket. Once inside, he finds a bucket and a small boy.
Jonathan milks the cow and brings the milk to the Hessians. He tries to decide what to do about the boy. He drinks and eats his share of the bread and the milk. He heads out of the barn again pretending that he has to care of the cow.
Jonathan tries to communicate with the boy and
can't. He rakes him into the house and the Hessians are shocked by what they see.
6:35 & 6:45
The boy leads them to his parents, who they find dead at the back of the field. The Hessians don't seem to care. Jonathan is frustrated that the boy won't answer him when he asks if the Hessians killed his parents. They return to the house at the Hessians' direction.
Jonathan goes out to. bury the parents. The young Hessian reluctantly assists him and says a prayer.
They all return back to the farm house.The boy goes to sleep in his bed/box. The old soldier ties Jonathan to himself again with a rope. Once everyone falls asleep, Jonathan unties the rope
Jonathan tries to get up the courage to kill the sleeping Hessians but cannot do it. He goes outside, sad and angry.
Jonathan sets out to find the Corporal, remembering seeing him on the road earlier. He careies the boy with them.
Jonathan searches for the road in the darkness, carrying the boy. He sees a fire.
He recognizes the camp as that of his fellow soldiers. He tells them what happened, about the house, the Hessians, etc. The Corporal starts planning to the attack where they lived, how they were killed.
Jonathan has a conversation with the Frenchman, telling Jonathan not to feel bad about what happened. They discovered that the boy is French.TheFrenchman will take him home.
Jonathan is awakened by the Corporal and they prepare to leave for the house. Corporal reassures him and tries to appeal to his pride as a soldier. Jonathan wants to go home. The boy and Frenchman have left.
The Corporal holds Jonathan close as they lead the way to the house.
Jonathan enters the house to find the Hessians asleep. For the second time, he wonders whose side he is on. instead of getting out of the way., he enters the room and warns them. They scramble to their feet and hasten to prepare for battle. Jonathan becomes a human shield. They emerge from the house ti find they are surrounded by Americans. Jonathan manages to scramble away and shots are fired.
Jonathan sees the dead Hessians. all the soldiers except for the Corporal are leaving.
The Corporal approaches Jonathan and they talk about what happened. Jonathan breaks the borrowed gun out of anger.
They head home. Jonathan speaks to no one. The owner is mad that his gun is gone.
Jonathan arrives home, to the great relief of his father. He realizes now what war means and how wonderful it is to be alive.
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The Fighting Ground 1-23
The Fighting Ground 24-34
The Fighting Ground 36-41
The Fighting Ground pg 55-65
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