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Chapter 1
Early morning during the above freezing February air,Richard,Gus and Pa went to dear hunting.Pa bet Richard was going to get his first deer on that day.However, Richard delibarately misfired to avoid killing the beautiful young buck.Gus tried to encourage his brother to more sociable and scolding him for missing the shot.

Gus  was active in sports meanwhile Richard loves farming.After dinner,Pa nad Gus started talk about sports.Richard went to the kitchen to help his sister Angie who has taking care of the house after their mother die.Pa and Gus always took it for granted.Richard explained to Pa that he did nit have the right to kill the animals.Pa confessed that he grieving everytime he shot an animal.In past eye,maybe he was remembering his wife or his brother ,Roland who was killed in a war in Cuba.Richard felt satisfied after he shared his feeling with Pa.

Richard went to his room,and took a piece of paper and pen and started writing a poemabout How a Deer been killed and he put it in the drawer on top of other poemsand he did not want anyone to know about it.

Chapter 2 
The snow has come to an end.The school has started again in the month of April.America declares war on Germany.One morning,Richard's English teacher,Mrs Hansen,tells the class that a famous poet,Joyce Kilmer has just volunteered for army service in the ongoing world war.She reads a poem entitled "Tree" written by Joyce Kilmer to the class,Richard is fascinated by the beauty of the simple poem.Richard borrows Mrs Hansen poetry book and secretly jotted down the New Yorks Time editors office address .On the way back home.Richard meets Hannah Schermers,the preety girl of German crying in the hallway because someone had returned her "dirty hun"on her book cover.

Richard confronts his classmates who then reveal their hatred toward Germans.After back home,Richard decide to write to Mr Kilmer ,he introduces himself and tels him that he likes his simple poems and shares about his secret poetry writing.He sents the letter to the New York Times

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1.      Richard, Gus and their father went out for hunting before the sun rise. It will be Richard’s first shot. 2.      They followed the creek to a large pool where deer often come to drink. 3.      Out of the blue, a large young buck emerged in their sights. 4.      Richard raised his rifle, wishing the deer would sense danger and flee back into the surrounding woods. 5.      Richard missed his shot which made Gus disappointed with him. 6.      Richard confess to Pa that he could not do it because it was painful. 7.      He was startled when Pa spoke about his own feeling when he shot animals. 8.      He obeyed his father to go back to the cabin and help his brother. 9.      At cabin, his brother invited him to join the basketball team. 10.  On their way home, Gus spoke out about his desire to join the Army and the war but inhibited by Pa until he finished his school. 11.  Richard memorized the first time he went for hunting with Gus, Pa and Grandpa. Nobody had noticed how Richard had struggled to keep back his tears when Grandpa pulled a trigger through a deer and it dead. 12.  He wrote a poem about the sadness he had felt all those years ago and kept it in a locked drawer.