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Biography of Dicey Langston
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     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 6 to 8
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   7.92

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    utmost, potentially, further, military, settlement, devotion, death, commitment, bullet, epitaph, determination, fell, service, importance, encounter, necessary
     content words:    Bloody Scouts, Laodicea Langston, Daring Dicey, United States, Revolutionary War, Solomon Langston, Laurens County, South Carolina, But Dicey, Thomas Springfield
Biography of Dicey Langston

By Beth Beutler
1     Swollen from spring rains, the Tyger River was potentially dangerous to cross. Dicey stepped into the icy water and began the slow and careful journey across it. The message she carried was of the utmost importance. She would not let the swiftly flowing river stand in her way. Finally, she reached the other side. She ran to the home of her brother James and warned him that the Bloody Scouts, a fearful and cruel band of loyalists, were planning to attack the settlement the next day. James and his friends warned the residents, and the Bloody Scouts found a deserted community. Dicey had saved several lives.
 
2     This was not the only time Laodicea Langston, "Daring Dicey," would draw from inner courage to protect the people she loved. She aided the United States in the Revolutionary War by being a young woman of commitment and determination. Dicey was born on May 14, 1766. She demonstrated these characteristics throughout her 71 years of life.
 
3     Dicey was the daughter of Solomon Langston of Laurens County, South Carolina. During a fearful encounter with the Bloody Scouts, Dicey protected Solomon. His sons were away, and the Scouts had the aged Solomon in their hands. But Dicey jumped between her father and the Scouts. One of them threatened that if she did not move, he would shoot her. She told him that her body should be the first to receive a bullet. Even the hardened Scouts were touched by her devotion, and the group left the home without harming Dicey or her father.

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