A Little Maid of Old Maine [NOOK Book]

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Anna and Rebecca Weston, carrying a big basket between them, ran along the path that led from their home to the Machias River. It was a pleasant May morning in 1775, and the air was filled with the fragrance of the freshly cut pine logs that had been poled down the river in big rafts to be cut into planks and boards at the big sawmills. The river, unusually full with the spring rains, dashed against its banks as if inviting the little girls to play a game with it. Usually Anna and Rebecca were quite ready to ...
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A Little Maid of Old Maine

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Anna and Rebecca Weston, carrying a big basket between them, ran along the path that led from their home to the Machias River. It was a pleasant May morning in 1775, and the air was filled with the fragrance of the freshly cut pine logs that had been poled down the river in big rafts to be cut into planks and boards at the big sawmills. The river, unusually full with the spring rains, dashed against its banks as if inviting the little girls to play a game with it. Usually Anna and Rebecca were quite ready to linger at the small coves which crept in so near to the footpath, and sail boats made of pieces of birch-bark, with alder twigs for masts and broad oak leaves for sails. They named these boats Polly and Unity, after the two fine sloops which carried lumber from Machias to Boston and returned10 with cargoes of provisions for the little settlement.
But this morning the girls hurried along without a thought for such pleasant games. They were both anxious to get to the lumber yard as soon as possible, not only to fill their basket with chips, as their mother had bidden them, but to hear if there were not some news of the Polly, the return of which was anxiously awaited; for provisions were getting scarce in this remote village, and not until the Polly should come sailing into harbor could there be any sugar cakes, or even bread made of wheat flour.

To help the men of Machias, Maine, capture an English gunboat in June 1775, Rebecca and Anna undertake a dangerous journey through a forest to get ammunition for them.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783655193471
  • Publisher: MVB E-Books
  • Publication date: 1/1/2010
  • Sold by: MVB Marketing
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 394 KB

Table of Contents

I. A Liberty Pole 9
II. Rebecca's Secret 17
III. Melvina Makes Discoveries 29
IV. At Mr. Lyon's 41
V. A Birthday 51
VI. Lucia Has a Plan 60
VII. "A Traitor's Deed" 70
VIII. "White Witches" 80
IX. Rebecca's Visit 90
X. An Afternoon Walk 98
XI. An Exchange of Visits 105
XII. Wild Honey 116
XIII. Down the River 125
XIV. An Uninvited Guest 133
XV. Rebby and Lucia 144
XVI. Rebby Decides 157
XVII. A Perilous Journey 166
XVIII. Triumph 180
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