Samson

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This entry profiles a character in MARIGOT MAGIC.
Samson Dixwell
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Nickname(s): Sammy, Sam
Species: Guadeloupe raccoon (Procyon lotor minor)
Basics
Gender
Male
Religion
Christianity (Christian Union)
Residence
Stockfarm
Born
(2003-01-20) 20 January 2003 (age 16)
Roseau
Height
103 cm40.551 in
Eyes
Blue
Fur
Brown, black and grey
Career
Education
St. Mary's Primary
Relatives
Direct
Mother
Marguerite
Father
Edison
Grandmother (maternal)
Bernadette
Grandfather (maternal)
Charles
Grandmother (paternal)
Florence
Grandfather (paternal)
Elliot
Aunt(s)
Gertha, Laura
Uncle(s)
Matthew
Cousin(s)
Female symbol Christie
Male symbol Clément, Male symbol Timmy
By marriage
Paternal uncle(s)-in-law
Jeffrey
Friend(s)
Daniel, Seán, Ibrahim, Jim, Andrew
Romantic interest(s)
Violet
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Home location
About this character
Samson is a young Guadeloupe raccoon from Roseau, Dominica. He is the main character of Marigot Magic.

Sam is initially determined to retrieve the footage of an unreleased 1930s film, produced under the name Ironstone. Shot in Dominica's northeast, it was abandoned by its backers shortly after completion. No trace has surfaced anywhere to this day—not even in the annual AFI listings on or IMDb—and its very existence is akin to an urban myth among the Dixwells themselves. Sam's uncle Matthew, a filmmaker out of Toronto, has recently taken up the charge; hints of its location have reached the parents of Daniel, Sam's schoolfriend.

At the start of the story, Daniel is convinced that the footage remained all this time within the northeast. This fact hardly escapes Sam, who is attending a large-scale family reunion in Marigot and vicinity. He is dead set on recovering Ironstone, just to make Matthew happy. But doing so (at long last) is not enough: no one knows who really owns it today. For that matter, he spends the rest of his summer tracking down its rightful owner—before handing it over to Matthew.

Unfortunately, Sam may have stepped into trouble unwittingly: he found Ironstone inside a Wesley cottage whose owner, Bernard, forbids trespassers, and demands a hefty US$5 million for the footage. He asks Matthew—a recent winner in Canada's Lotto 6/49—for just that exact amount. As far as matters are concerned, it's all up to Bernard's friend Bethany—a recluse over in Guinea-Bissau—to save their skin.

Third Koch iteration. Status number: 2 (Commons), 3 (Ingermanson). Snowflake profile (see also Draft Central/Outline)
One-sentence summary
Sam must find the owner of recently-recovered film footage during the summer—or else.
One-paragraph summary
Summer 2011 — Samson Dixwell, a young raccoon, has just found a bundle of long-missing film footage which his uncle Matthew needs for a restoration project. He must track down its rightful owner, no matter where, before he can give it to him. The problem is, he found the canisters inside a Wesley cottage whose owner forbids trespassers, and demands a hefty US$5 million for the footage. Sam turns to Matthew for a share of the director's lottery winnings, leaving him with little money to finish his dream project; the nephew promises to pay him back. Tweets from Daniel (his Roseau school pal) soon lead him and his new buddies to the home of Bethany—the reclusive nut who's calling the shots for Bernard, the cottage owner—in Guinea-Bissau. But when they all return, they learn that a trio of bears swapped the "reel" deal with a treasure trove of newsreels...because Sam and friends lost a cricket match against them earlier on! Eventually, the group teams up against the ragamuffins in a high-flying showdown; upon summer's eve, Bernard reconciles with them, Matthew gets his footage, and Sam is made a National Hero.
Motivation Goal
To see his uncle Matthew for the first time. To find the owner of the recovered film footage before summer's end.
Conflict Epiphany
The frenzy stemming out of the family reunion he is attending; his affair with Violet. Learning about unrequited love, respect for others, and the importance of family.