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  • Meet Caroline
  • Caroline's Secret Message
  • A Surprise for Caroline
  • Caroline Takes a Chance
  • Caroline's Battle
  • Changes for Caroline
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Caroline's Battle

Caroline's papa has barely returned home before frightening news arrives—British warships are headed for Sackets Harbor, ready to attack. Every able-bodied man, including Papa, must go and fight. Mama and Caroline are left alone to guard Abbott's Shipyard from the enemy. Caroline tells herself that she will do anything to keep Papa's shipyard safe! But when the battle seems to be lost, Mama gives her a terrible order: They must burn the shipyard to the ground to keep it from the enemy. It's the one thing Caroline isn't sure she can do.

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