Why does Tim take the Brown Bess from Sam?

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Tim takes the Brown Bess, a rifle, from his brother Sam to protect his father against the continental soldiers. At the beginning of the chapter, Sam runs toward his house when he sees the soldiers approach. Out of sight, he sees them twisting his father's arm behind his back, demanding that he give them all of his weapons. When Sam's father tells them he doesn't have any, a soldier tells him "I don't believe you" and slashes his cheek with his knife.

Sam runs to Tom Warrup's house, who he says is...

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Tim takes the brownbess from same because he wants to make thefighting between his father and Sam. Tim also knows that stealing is bad. The brown bess is very important to the family too because the family hunts animals.

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