may 1, 1959 - Sam Runs Away
When Sam left New York, all he brought with him was a penknife, a ball of chord, an ax, and flint and steel. He left on a train to a location in the mountains. Once he got there, he made a fishhook, after that he chopped into a tree to find some bait. He fished and managed to catch five trout.
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Book Project: My Side of the Mountain