Why does Will tell Geordie he needs to go home? Do you think he is truly needed more at home rather than with Will?
How had father’s brush with death mellowed his anger into sorrow?
Why is Geordie so surprised by Sandy’s delicate handwriting? What do you gather from this?
What did Sandy have to say in his letter to Geordie?
What causes Lars to realize that his Penicillin wasn’t so bad after all?
Lars’s father tells him that he has grown up so much since they arrived at Penncroft farm, why does he feel this way?
Do you think Lars should tell Pat about Geordie? Why?
How is Pat and Lars’s ride similar to Geordie and Sandy?
What battle actually took place at Valley Forge?
What was phony about Von Stueben?
Describe what Pat and Lars see at Valley Forge.
What is Mr. Owens doing at Valley Forge? Do you think it is right for him to take the drum back?
What does Lars learn about Sandy’s identity?
How does Pat help Lars to discover something about the barn and possibly the missing will?
What does Lars realize about Aunt Cass’s last words to him?
What do you think is going through Lars’s mind when he discovers the secret room?
Who did Aunt Cass leave Penncroft farm to and why?
What do you think Aunt Cass meant in her will when she wrote, “Edward Owens IX may use the memoirs for historic documentation if e feels the world is ready for an accurate account of his ancestors?” What is inaccurate about his current thoughts about his ancestors?
Describe Benedict Arnold’s place in the war.
Describe what happened to Geordie’s father. Why didn’t he care to ask about Will even though possibly deep down he wanted to?
Why didn’t Geordie ever go off and fight for the Continental Army?
Why do soldiers approach Geordie’s house and wonder about no lights being on to celebrate victory?
What do the soldiers do with Geordie’s barn? Why do they do this? Is this the proper way to fight a war?
Describe Ned Owens reaction to what Geordie has to say.