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"Four Miles To Pinecone" By Jon Hassler

538 words - 2 pages

In October and November I read a book called "Four Miles to Pinecone". I think it's a good book and I have to write an essay about it. In this essay I am going to tell you about the conflicts that the main character, Tom Barry, encountered and how he handled them.First, I am going to talk about friendship and a conflict involving friendship in this book. Tom and Mouse were best friends. They went to Donnelly High School and lived in St. Paul. One day, while Tom was working at the grocery store, two men came in and robbed the grocer, Mr. Kerr, while he was working. Tom heard the two thieves and noticed one of the two voices. The voice was Mouse's. Tom didn't know what to do, he could turn Mouse in, but then Mouse would probably hate him for life. On the other hand, Tom could tell no one, but he would have to live with the guilt. Tom later in the book goes to the sheriff and tells on Mouse.Then there was a conflict involving trust. When Tom went to Leaf Lake to visit his aunt and uncle he met his uncle's old friend Lester Flett. Tom went fishing with Lester the next day. Tom had grown to trust Lester as they bonded on the boat. Later that evening, Tom heard a clatter down at the dock. He went to investigate. Tom ran to the dock he saw someone stealing the motor. After the thief left with the motor, Tom ran to Lester's cabin to see if he and Lester could stop the thief. When Tom got to...

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