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FC: Woods Runner | GARY PAULSEN

1: I am dedicating this book to my dear mother. She is my inspiration for this book and why I wrote this.

2: One summer afternoon Samuel went hunting because he was hungry. while in the woods he saw many animals but nothing big enough worth shooting at. then he saw a big deer. so he aims down the barrel, and takes the shot, and he hits the deer and it starts to run. so Samuel is tracking down the deer in the middle of the woods when he finally caught up. Samuel is happy and not going to starve.

3: "The deer stepped out"pg.9 | ENTRY 1

4: My mother had been gone for so long and I miss her very much and wish she was home. One dayI saw a mother with her child and that reminded me of his mother with me. | ENTRY 2 @

5: . I started to feel very sad and miss her more than ever. I started to get sick because I missed her that much. All I wish for right now is for my mother to be home. | quote from book: "the sight made him think of his mother."

6: I feel i grew up so fast. From playing in the dirt to jumping in tree to tree and now i am hunting for food and trying to support my family. I wish i could go back to the day where everything was so simple and easy. i went from a bb gun to a .40 caliber, when i try to shoot a bunny it just explodes. | ENTRY 3

7: One day it seemed he was eleven playing in the dirt around the cabin or helping with chores, and the next, he was thirteen, carrying a .40 caliber Pennsylvania flint lock rifle.pg.1

8: each day i get better and better with my hunting skills and knowing where to go in the woods. Also i am getting faster since i now how the wood is going to react to me stepping on them.i am starting to clear a trail for me when i go hunting.the deer seam to be just coming to me when ever i go hunting. also the the traps are getting more animals than ever. "He'd made good time, running hard until his lungs seemed to be on fire, then jogging until he got his breath, then back to the full-out run". pg27 | ENTRY 4

9: “I'm trying as hard as I can, and sometimes things don't go your way, and that's the way things go.” Tiger Woods | “There is pleasure in the pathless woods. \Loyd Bryon. | “The woods were made for the hunter of dreams, the brooks for the fishes of song.” Sam Walter Foss

10: To day I went hunting and I was terrible. While I was out hunting I saw many animals but was not able to hit anything. I got frusterated and started to shoot wildly and start shooting at anything that moved. I once even shot at a branch that was falling throught the air. So eventually I got calmed down and tried to hunt again but the same resalt. So I just went home for the day.

11: " I was'nt aiming. Pg.70 | ENTRY 5

12: To day my mom let me have over my friend. He is an orphan from the war and he doesn’t know his real parents. We were talking one day and he told me his whole story about his experences. Also he was saying about the house he was staying in before he moved with his new parents form across the road.so then we went and played with our guns and practiced our shooting skills, and then he went home.

13: After the revolutionary war, how ever, many orphans, if they were not taken in by other family members, grew up in institutions. Pg.87 | ENTRY 6

14: After I shot at the deer the woods was so loud . A minute passed and the woods were silent. You could hear the water running and the birds singing. The deer was still running and i was losing site of the deer fast. and with the deer gone I knew i missed for the 5 time in a row.maybe tomorrow will be better.

15: "And with that there was silence the rest of the way across the river, broken only by the lap of the water on the side of th e boat." | ENTRY 7

16: Today the paper came the first one I have seen in a while. In the paper it said that over ten thousand people have died because of stupid things like starving. I hope my parents are still alive and that they have escaped from the prison. This also makes me think of all of the bad things they are doing to the prisoners and no one can stop them.I just wish my parents were home to help me with everything.

17: " Over ten thousand prisoners died of intentional neglect - starvation and untreated disease." Pg. 131 | ENTRY 8

18: Me and my friend snuck out to try and save my mother and father.one the way there we ran into many trees and we couldnt see anything. We started to see light so we knew we were almost there and we were starting to get nervous. We walked for 2 more mile and then we came upon the building. Really big and really quite we both thought to our selfs.

19: "the building was strangely quite." pg.132 | ENTRY 9

20: we were trying to get to a higher ground. We tried to move because the ground was wet and everbody was complaining. it was very hard to try and move with me and him in a tiny spot. the higher grounds we were trying to get to was bigger and no one could see us up there. two minutes passed and we were climbing our way up to the top. And we had to walk about a mile more to get to the safe house.

21: "Samuel slowed then, but he wanted to be well away from the road before stopping, so he kept them moving for over a mile." Pg. 146 | ENTRY 10

22: Act in the valley so that you need not fear those who stand on the hill. Danish proverb | Every really new idea looks crazy at first. Alfred North Whitehead (1861-1947) | If you want to make enemies, try to change something. Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924)

23: You must believe in free will; there is no choice. Isaac Bashevis Singer (1904-1991) | I haven't failed, I've found 10,000 ways that don't work. Thomas Edison (1847-1931) | Work expands to fill the time available for its completion. C. Northcote Parkinson

24: It's kind of fun to do the impossible. Walt Disney

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