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Johnny Tremian Book Reportthe story begins on July 23, 1773, in the Boston silversmith shop of elderly Ephraim Lapham, whereJohnny is a promising 14-year-old apprentice. It is understood that someday he will marry Mr.Lapham's granddaughter Cilla to keep the shop within the Lapham family. The shop soon receives achallenging and urgent order from wealthy merchant John Hancock to make a silver dish to replaceone that Mr. Lapham fashioned decades before. While preparing Hancock's order, Johnny's hand isbadly burned when Dove, an older apprentice resentful of Johnny, deliberately gives him a crackedcrucible that leaks molten silver. Johnny's hand is crippled beyond use, and he can no longer be asilversmith. Johnny's youthful pride is crushed by the injury, which has made him useful only as anunskilled errand boy. He is forced out of his job as a silver smith and goes off to find a new job thatwill accept his crippled hand.After a series of rejections, Johnny reaches the low point of his young life. While searching for jobs,

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