"We will knock on your door when we are leaving so you can close up," the man in charge told Dicey. "You may go to bed now."
"Yes, sir," Dicey said. "Let me just take care of the fire in the kitchen." She gave the man a curtsy, then turned and went to the kitchen.
Dicey hated the British. Dicey and her family wanted America to be free. It was 1780 and the Revolutionary war had been going on for four years.
Her father's house was one of the larger houses in the area. That was why the British men decided to meet there. They thought they could use whatever house they wanted.
Dicey added wood to the fire, then headed toward her bedroom. As she passed by the room the men were meeting in, she heard them talking.
Find out what Dicey hears and how she saves her brothers from the Bloody Scouts in this exciting 15-minute book.
Ages 7 and up.
Reading level 2.5
This book is part of our "Heroes in History" series. These 15-minute books focus on a specific moment in a historic person's life. Aimed at second graders, they provide the perfect introduction to famous Americans in an exciting, fun-to-read way.
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|File size:||3 MB|
|Age Range:||5 - 11 Years|
About the Author
Caitlind Alexander is the author of over 60 books for children, including the Jamie and Kendall Broderick Mystery series, the 14 Fun Facts and 101 Fun Facts series, the Wonderful World of Animals Series, and the Miss Jones series. She lives in California where she loves to visit historic places and learn about new things. She also loves to travel and has been all over the world.