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Captured by Girls



Captured by Girls
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     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   6.39

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     challenging words:    parole, exploits, unmistakable, dispatch, patriotism, further, rightful, suspect, port, locks, patriot, swagger, surrender, position, blessing, opossum
     content words:    Revolutionary War, Elizabeth Martin, General Greene, Fort Ninety-Six, South Carolina


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Captured by Girls
By Mary Lynn Bushong
  

1     "Are you sure this is going to work?" Grace asked Rachel as they carried uniforms to a back room to change.
 
2     "It had better work, or we'll find ourselves in a heap of trouble," answered Rachel. "It's a blessing that both of our husbands are of a similar size to each of us, or we wouldn't be able to fool anyone and further the cause of the Revolutionary War."
 
3     The uniforms were a little loose. Hairpins helped hold the women's long, dark locks in place under their hats.
 
4     "You look like a fine young man," said Rachel teasingly to her sister-in-law.
 
5     "I do hope we aren't caught," said Grace. "I can only imagine what Elizabeth Martin would say."
 
6     "I suspect that she would be privately proud--at the very least--to know that her sons married wives with the courage and patriotism to match their own," said Rachel emphatically.
 
7     The two young women slipped out of the house and around behind the barn where they had stashed their firearms. The darkness obscured their features, and Rachel believed that they could truly pull off their plan.
 
8     "What time did Elizabeth say the messenger was going to be leaving the inn?" asked Grace.

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