S: "You're My Brother!@
BC: DUKE SMITH | Duke Smith was a little boy always bullied by Tim Jace, and his brother George. One day, in order to avoid Tim Jace, ran into the woods and got losted.
FC: Written and Illustrated By Samantha Troutner Troutner Publishing 2010 | "You're My Brother."
1: "You're My Brother" Written and Illustrated By Samantha Troutner Troutner Publishing 2010
2: Duke was a sad little boy; he was always bullied by big kids at his school.His older brother, George, bullied him at home. Duke was always sad. His big sister Jena was nice to him. Jena was not as old as George, but was much kinder. Duke asked Jena why George hated him. “Cause he is just mean and knows it brothers you.” “I wish George was nice to me,” said Duke. “I’m sorry he is mean to you Duke.” There was a long pause. “Want to play Apples to Apples?” “Sure.”
3: “Kids time for school,” said their mom. Duke came down stairs. “Have a good day Duke.” They walk to school and Duke was walking by himself today. Duke looked around then came face to face with Tim Jace. Tim Jace was the meanest kid in school. He bullied Duke whenever he got the chance. Duke turned around and tried to run, but Tim easily caught him.
4: Duke was walking home by himself. Jena was at cheerleading practice. George was at football practice. Duke saw Tim down the side walk. He stopped dead in his tracks. Looked around, to the left was the street, the right the forest. He turned right and ran. Duke thought he would only go a little way then go back. He turned around and walked. He walked quite a bit but was still in the forest. He was lost!!! He found a little old tent and slept in it. The next morning he awoke and tried to get out of the forest. He fell over a rotten log. His leg shot with pain. He knew he broke his leg.
6: Back at home Jena was worried sick. Duke was missing!!!!! The whole family went out looking for him Saturday. They could not find him. They called the fire department, police, and all the rest of the family. Everyone was looking for Duke. Even George.
8: Duke had now spent two days in the forest. He was scared. He finally came to a valley. He laid there and looked at the clouds. He saw his family in one of them, except George. He saw the old, mean, bully George in a different cloud. Then duke stood up and limped back in to the forest. Duke saw a trail marked by some red plastic rope. Duke had seen his father mark a trail in their forest. Duke decided to follow it . When he came out he saw his club house ,he and Jena made when he was five. The pool they saved up money for. Then he saw his house, and his dog Spot. Then, he saw George coming home from a football game. Duke tried to run but his foot hurt him and her fell. “Duke!!!” “Go away, you hate me, you're probably just going to hurt me more,” said Duke. “I don't hate you. You're my brother. I love you,” said George. “You do?” “Yes, I do!” “How sweet,” said Jena, as she came from cheerleading. “You boys finally, are friends. Duke your leg! Lets show mom and dad.”
10: Samantha Troutner was born October 25 1996. She has a big imagination and was always thinking of new story ideas, this is the first one of hers to be printed. She was only 13 when she made this book.