He was distraught that his eldest son, Sam, had joined and worried for his life. He didn't want to accept the risk of Tim being killed in the war. Mr. Meeker's primary worry was Tim's safety, which is why he didn't want him to get engaged in any way. He knew what had happened to John Proctor in Salem.
Life refuses to let Tim carry letters for Mr. Heron because it is dangerous work. A lot of people were afraid of the war with Britain and did everything they could not to help it along. Some even went as far as to kill American soldiers. This includes Thomas Jefferson who ordered an attack on a British ship carrying an army officer back from France. He thought it was done deliberately by its captain so he could trade with the Americans (this was before the United States existed).
There are other reasons why Life doesn't let Tim carry letters for Mr. Heron but this is how we can explain his inability to do so.
Why is Tim threatening Sam with the Brown Bess? Because he is envious of Sam's military service Because Sam is on his way to injure or possibly murder his father. Because he wants to demonstrate to Sam that he is just as fearless as he is.
How does Tim threaten Sam? He points the gun at him. This makes Sam feel afraid because he knows that if Timothy fires the gun, it will hurt or even kill him.
So that he can go to war too. He wants Sam to join him in killing their fathers. He thinks that by doing this, they will become true brothers.
Why does Tim not shoot Sam right away? Probably because he needs a reason to fight Sam. He needs something good enough to justify putting themselves in danger.
What does Sam get himself into? He joins Tim in shooting their fathers. He wants to become a real brother to Tim.
Who gets injured in the end? Sam's father. He is shot in the leg by Sam.
He wants revenge for being shot by his son.
Does Sam meet his father's fate? No. Sam escapes from prison later on in the book.
Why is Mother so adamant that Tim help Captain Betts? She has already lost one son and her husband to the conflict, and she refuses to allow Tim get engaged in any way. She knows what kind of person Captain Betts is and fears for his safety.
Mother's reason for refusing to let Tim help Betts is two-fold: first, she doesn't want him to get hurt; second, she doesn't want him to leave her side. Tim is her only child who is left now, and she doesn't want to lose him too. At the same time, she knows that Betts is a good man who will keep himself safe. So although she hates seeing her son go through this pain, she knows it's for the best.
In the final episode of season 1, "The Final Battle", it is revealed that Tim survived his encounter with the Red Skull and was taken in by another family. This ending was confirmed by Marvel Studios in an interview with Entertainment Weekly when they said that Tim will not be returning for the sequel.
Why was Tim so keen to help Mr. Herron with his errands? So he may brag to Sam about himself and show him that he is more than just a younger brother. He wants to prove that he can be more useful than Sam.
Also, Mr. Heron gave Tim some money to pay for the errands that they need to do. So, he wants to spend as much of this money on entertainment as possible.
Finally, Tim wants to have some fun. He knows that since their father died, Sam has been working very hard to make sure that they will not be left alone in the world. So, he wants to give him a break from time to time. Also, Mr. Heron told him that he could take as much time off as he needs. So, he plans to go with the flow and see where life takes him.
He also wants to show Sam that he is not useless. Their father always praised him for being smart and willing to work hard. So, now it's Tim's turn to show him that he is not completely different from him.
Michael was assigned to Sona since he "killed" Bill Kim, however it was Sara who did it. McGrady murdered a woman by accident with his automobile. Whistler got into a bar brawl with the mayor's son. He died as a result of this. Sara killed someone on purpose! Therefore, she is more responsible for Michael's assignment than anyone else.
Also, it should be noted that Sara has been given multiple opportunities to redeem herself during the series but each time she has decided that her place is with the Office, thus reaffirming her status as a villain.
In conclusion, Sara needs to be in prison so that Michael can have some peace and stop having nightmares about him being killed.
Tim and his father devised an ingenious technique to keep tabs on the cowboys. Tim looks after the oxen, ensuring that they continue to move the wagon and all its contents forward. Meanwhile, Mr. Meeker will ride ahead to keep a watch out for cowboys and will return to check on his son on occasion. Life rides ahead of Tim and the supplies.
They had been traveling for several days without any problems when one morning Mr. Meeker did not return from his patrol. Fearing the worst, Tim set off in search of his father. After many hours of wandering through the desert, blinded by sunstroke, with no sign of civilization in sight, Tim gave up hope and was about to turn back when he heard voices far off in the distance. Hoping that they were those of his father and brother, he ran as fast as he could toward them. When Tim reached them, he was overjoyed to find them safe and sound but too exhausted to talk. The only thing that mattered to him at that moment was that they were alive.
With their strength renewed, they set off again the next day. By now it was late in the afternoon and the sun was high in the sky. No trees or hills were in sight anywhere around them.