Adam of the Road

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S: Adam Of The Road

BC: The Original book, Adam of the Road, Was by Elizabeth Janet Gray.

FC: Adam of the Road A retelling By:Zane Billings

1: Part One Chapters 1-7

2: Adam | It is June, 1294, and Adam eagerly awaits the return of his father, Roger, who is a minstrel. He lives in Saint Alban's abbey, where he goes to school when his father is away.

3: Nick | Adam and his best friend Perkin sneak out of the abbey to see Nick. Nick is Adam's copper spaniel. Nick lives with Dame Malkin, who is a widow that lives at the edge of the village.

4: Roger | Adam and Perkin stand outside on Saint Alban's Day awaiting Roger's Return. When Roger finally arrives on his war horse Bayard the boys are excited out of their wits. Roger promises that he will take Adam with him in the morning, so he can be a minstrel too.

5: The Road | Adam is to excited to sleep tonight. He wakes up much earlier than the other boys, so he can leave with Roger as soon as possible.

6: Going To London | Adam and Roger decide to go to London. They think that they will be able to earn lots of money, preforming minstrelsy there

7: A blush of Boys | Adam misses Perkin. He is sad because there is a group of boys who are his age but won't let him play with them. Later in this chapter he finds out it is because Bayard used to belong to him.

8: Jankin | "The Dog-Napper" | Adam meets a man named Jankin who is also a minstrel. He wins all of Roger's money AND Bayard in a game of dice. He says he will play another round. If he wins he gets Nick. If he loses Roger gets Bayard Back.

9: This quilt symbolizes the the events of this chapter, which all have different emotions attached to them.

10: Oh, where, oh, where has my little dog gone?

11: Part two Chapters 8-17 | This picture refers to how Adam loses Nick in this part.

12: Red in the morning | In the morning of this chapter the sky is red, so it will rain. They see a magpie fly across the road. "one for sorrow," Roger says. Adam quickly answers, "Two for mirth. I'm sure we'll see another one soon. They never do.

13: Night in Westhumble Lane | Adam and Roger decide to spend the night in an inn called Westhumble Lane. They preform the tale of King Horn. They meet Jankin again while they are there. He again challenges Roger to a game of dice. He promptly refuses.

14: "Here, Nick!" | When Adam and Roger awake the next morning, they find Nick missing. Roger asks the innkeeper where nick is and says Jankin said he made a trade with him. the dog for the horse.

15: Adam swims the Wey | Adam sees Jankin with Nick and runs away from Roger. Jankin gets on the ferry that goes over the Wey river. Adam swims across the river to get nick, but Jankin gets away with him. | Not

16: The ferryman's house | Adam chases after Jankin, but he is tired and a nice ferryman lets him stay with him and his wife for the next few days.

17: Arrows in the kings forest | Adam finds a merchant he met at Westhumble Lane. The merchant agrees to take him to St.Giles' fair. While they are traveling through the king's forest they are attacked by robbers!

18: Adam To the Rescue | Adam gets away from the robbers and goes to the bailiff. The bailiff rescues the merchant.

19: St.Giles' Fair | The merchant and Adam finally make it to St. Giles' Fair.

20: "The Fall of Adam" | Adam is at the fair. He climbs up on to a wall to see a play called "the fall of Adam". Then he falls off the wall.

21: Adam meets some minstrels | After Adam leaves the people who helped him when he fell off the wall, he starts to travel with a group of minstrels called the De'Veseys.

23: Part Three | This picture refers to how Adam finds nick and roger in this part of the book

24: Hue and Cry | Adam loans his harp to Andrew De'Vesey. Jack De'Vesey steals food for their dinner, and they are chased out of town.

25: News of Roger | Adam meets a peddler on the road from Guildford. He sings him a song to get chicken. The peddler tells him Roger was at the fair, and that he is with Sir Edmund in Wales

26: "what have you done with him" | Adam tackles Jankin. He loudly exclaims "What have you done with him?!?" Jankin explains Nick ran away from him and is probably back at St. Alban's.

27: Adam's Song | Adam sings a song about being board, and leaves to go to the abbey, then Perkin's house in Ewelme, then to Oxford to find Roger.

28: Adam helps a plowman | Adam arrives in Ewelme and is taken in by Perkin. He helps them in spring, then heads off to Oxford right before June. (Did I mention he found nick?)

29: !!Loud Sing Cuckoo!! | Adam makes it to Oxford with Nick, and finds Roger, who gently quotes,"You have done well my son." And they all lived happily ever after!

30: A map of the travels of Adam

31: London

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