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In the book My Side of the Mountain, Sam Gribley’s father comes to see him twice.  The first time, he does not bring anything.  The second time, he brings the rest of the family to see Sam.

The first time that Sam’s father comes is at Christmas.  Mr. Gribley has been missing Sam and wants to see how he is doing.  He finds Sam by tracking him a little bit and then by yelling when he thinks he is near to where Sam is.  He spends Christmas with Sam and Bando, but he does not bring anything with him.

Later, at the very end of the book, Sam’s father comes to see him again.  This time, he brings something with him.  It is the whole Gribley family.  As the book says (I have this in electronic form and cannot give page numbers)

The family! Dad had brought the family! Every one of them.

As it turns out, Mr. Gribley did not just bring the family to visit.  He plans to build a house in the woods so that the family can live together again.