Sams Walking Tour
By Pauline ZHOU
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This book is about Sams life, which
contains some stories that happened on
him, maybe would make you laugh and
maybe would make you cry. They are
about love between families, friends and
I could not know what the end of
Sams story or your story is, because
the lives are continuing unaware and it
means Endless and Everlasting.
Introduction to the Author
Pauline ZHOU, is the student in Wenzao,
37th English Class A minored French,
Number 26. Love to read and study, but
hate to have examinations. Love to do
sports, but love to be lazy. Want to be
healthy, but always stay up late. A cute,
gentle girl but has a lot of not-so-good
habits. To begin writing this novel in the
summer, but come through fall and winter,
perhaps it will be finished in
spring. Walking tour of Sam
and also walking tour of
Introduction to the author
The birth of SamP. 1~ P. 4
The childhood life of SamP. 5~ P. 10
The boy SamP. 11~ P. 16
The teenager SamP. 17~ P.21
The grown adult SamP.22~ P.28
Marriage of SamP.29~ P. 32
The end of SamP.33~ P. 36
What I think about SamP.37~ P. 40
Chapter 1The Birth of Sam
Who is Sam? He is the son of the
couple, Joy and Julie. They were from
different states in America: Joy was from
Washington, and Julie was from Florida.
They met in New York City when they
were studying in the university, and fell in
love at first sight. In 1998, they married.
At that time everyone felt very happy that
these two people who loved each other so
much finally got married.
Joy, an engineer in a computer
company, lives with his mother, Ms.
Brently. After three years of marriage,
Julie got pregnant. Their whole family
including their friends all felt very pleased
about the coming baby. The future-father
and mother were the most excited ones, so
one day they were talking about the boys
name, Julie, I have the names for our
baby, if he is a boy, lets call him Sam,
or if she is a girl, how about Sue?
I like names composed of three letters,
said Joy. Thats great, Sam and Sue!
answered Julie. As they decided the name
of their son, they felt happy with the
coming child and had great hope for him.
In March, Joy and Julies first child is
coming out soon. He must be a
spring-time boy! said Ms. Brently
happily, when she and Julie were sitting in
the living room chatting. Julie was waiting
for Joy to pick her up to go to the hospital
for having the examination. The childs
grandma had already used the holiday to
do shopping for the babys clothing and
equipment. This can see how excited
grandma is to expect the child.
Joys ex-high-school classmate, Frank,
dropped by one day and he just heard of
coming baby. He brought some toys for
him, and also as a doctor, gave some
points for attention to the mom, Julie.
Everyone waits excitedly at the coming of
Chapter 2The childhood life of Sam
On 11th March of 2002, a loud-crying
boy came to the earth, and his name was
Sam. He was a little fat baby and his
skin looked like Chinese-tofu, white and
sparkling. He was so lovable that
suddenly there were a lot of guests coming
to Joys house to chat with Julie and Ms.
Brently. In fact, they just wanted to play
with cute Sam. Sam was born in this
family, which was full of love, so loud
laughing was always heard around Joys
When Sam was about three years old,
a miserable thing happened. Sams
grandma was dying: she got sick and lain
on the bed for more than a month. Then
one morning, quietly and peacefully, she
was gone. All of the neighbors are sad
about it, only the little Sam was just
unhappy about missing his grandma and
had no idea what was happening. His
father, Joy was calm and tried to ask his
son to pray for his grandma for a while.
After the funeral, Joy talked to Julie
to say that he felt really sad about his
mothers death. Julie comforted him
saying, Im also sad for this, but you
know what, Jo? It is just a routine of life,
and the final destination is death. Every
one always thinks that dead people just
leave the earth and never come back, but
actually they are still standing there seeing
us to go on walking our life. Look at Sam,
how cute and innocent he is. Maybe we
should learn the childs way of looking at
life and death. It is useless to be
depressed. You must be happy for the
reason they are watching us going on and
secretly helping us.
could not beside Sam
anymore, he would meet
other people in his future life. One
afternoon, he was playing in the park, and
he was looking at the sand castle he had
made. Suddenly, a boy was crying and
running fast toward Sam. The superb sand
castle was destroyed by the boys
unexpected approach. His name was
Fannie, and he just escaped from home
because his parents were having quarrel.
They had some financial problems, and
they were discussing with shouting angrily,
loudly and noisily. Instead of being angry
with the destructor, Sam
walked towards Fannie
and asked him to come
along to rebuild. In a short
time, they were happy to become good
partners, to walk out and to play together.
Fannie was slowly influenced by this
joyful boy, so he became nicer and gentler.
One year later, when Sam was four,
Julie became pregnant with her second
child. And then the following year, 2006,
the Joys family added a new member,
Sams sister, Sue. She was not born
healthily, because Julie had been in
difficult labor. After Sues birth, Sam was
always playing in the hospital instead of
the park. He could not meet Fannie very
often, but the friendship of these two boys
Chapter 3The Boy Sam
Sam was now a seven-year-old boy
and he was able to do all the house works
by himself. He did the great help for his
father Joy, because Joy was too busy to do
on complicated household chores.
Sam began to
study in school, and
there are a lot of
students from other
Chinese, French, and Indian... Luckily,
Sam and Fannie were in the same class, so
they always studied together in the library.
They also became friends with some of
the foreign students. For example, the
Chinese student, Gerry, loved to teach
others their difficult Chinese words and
was always nervous for doing tests.
Francois, the French exchange student,
loved to chat with other girls, even the
beautiful female teachers. He did not pay
lots of attentions on studies all the time, so
he often got the worst grades in the class.
Although he was not so good at getting
points, he could use his fluent English to
talk with people.
Among the four students, Sam, Fannie,
Gerry and Francois, most of the teachers
liked Sam better. He was always the most
diligent student in the class, and finished
all the homework on time. He did not get
the high grades of all the tests but he
always smiled at what he had got. In other
peoples point of view, they also think that
Sam was a great boy, and he truly was.
However, there was still something that
waited for Sam to face and solve.
In third grade, there was tragedy
astonishing his peaceful and joyful family.
While driving to visit Sams mother in the
hospital, tired Joy hit the tree for dodging
a dog . This car accident caused them lose
the core of homeit was his father, Joy.
This was really a sudden change for his
family, because his father was the origin
of responsible for the financial income.
They not only had to face financial
difficulty but also the absent of the center