Johnny Tremain

what happens to rab describe johnnys last interaction with him

after he gets hurt

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In Chapter Twelve, a young woman tells Johnny that Rab survived the first skirmish. Johnny eventually finds Dr. Warren on Lexington green. After Johnny gives him the information he learned from talking to British officers in Charlestown, Dr. Warren tells him that Rab was badly wounded in the first volley of bullets here in Lexington. However, he took it bravely and is now resting at Buckman’s Tavern. Dr. Warren warns Johnny that Rab will probably die and that Johnny should try to take this like a man.

When Johnny finds Rab at the tavern, the older boy is badly weakened by his wounds. Rab thanks Johnny for getting him the fine musket, although he never got a chance to use it before he was shot. Rab smiles and the young men have a warm moment of friendship. Rab asks Johnny to check up on his female relatives. When Johnny arrives at Silsbee Cove, no one is there––not even Grandsire, who had planned to sit out the battle at home. When Johnny returns to the tavern to report this news, Rab is dead. Dr. Warren says that Rab sent him on the errand just to get Johnny out of the tavern while he was dying. Johnny is heartbroken but takes the news stoically. After he has absorbed it, he picks up the musket Rab loved so much.