Children's - Grade 4-6, Age 9-11
143 p. ;
Make Way For BooksThis memorable story full of moral struggles is fast-paced and has a sensational ending.
Publisher SummaryThe year is 1768. In eight years, the American Revolution will begin. Newly orphaned, Peter York has been adopted by a deeply religious Quaker fame. Peter chafes under his new guardian's strict and unyielding views and vows to break away. He sees his chance when two runaway indentured servants are reported to be fleeing through his community. If he catches one, there will be a reward -- and freedom. But capturing the runaways leads to consequences -- and choices -- Peter cannot foresee.
Two young indentured servants escape into Pennsylvania in the late 1700s and receive help from an unexpected source