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Their mother is huddled beneath the blanket with the children, hiding. ” she cries. “Don’t worry,” you say. ” You hear shots outside and rush to the window. The stable grounds are swarming with angry redcoats. “There’s no time to talk now,” you say. ” “Let’s go out the back door,” says the woman. ” Shots explode downstairs. The four of you reach the back door just as a redcoat kicks it open in your face! You go flying hard against the wall. Your breath is slammed from your lungs. You have a tough time getting it back.
The musket? Where is it? you wonder, though the answer is obvious: the musket is exactly where it should be. You’re going to have to devise an honest way of gaining possession of it. You see three redcoats taking aim at Lord Stirling. You run up to them and push over the nearest one, knocking all three down like a row of bowling pins. One of them kicks your legs out from under you before you can get away. You fall face-first into the marsh. You wipe the mud from your eyes to see three redcoat bayonets pointing at you.
25 I came to the fort to see a friend of mine,” you explain to Allen and Arnold. ” asks Allen. “To give him a message—of a rather personal nature. It’s from . . oh . . his mother,” you say as two Green Mountain Boys help you stand. “Your tale’s nonsense,” Arnold sneers. ” Allen slaps you hard on the back, so hard you almost fall down again. “Hah? See the truth of the matter? ” “One more thing,” says Arnold, ignoring Allen’s insolence. ” “To have a better view of the action,” you reply. ” Suddenly, much to your surprise, Arnold throws back his head and laughs uproariously.