Bloody Bill is coming! Fourteen-year-old Dicey Langston overhears that the fierce Loyalist leader is heading for the Patriot camp where her brothers are secretly based. None of their Loyalist neighbors can find out that Dicey's family are Patriots, but she must warn her brothers.
Dicey traveled 5 miles on foot and crossed the dangerous Tyger River to deliver the news to her brothers at the Elder Settlement at Little Eden, South Carolina. Thanks to her courage, the settlement was evacuated, just in time! This thrilling entry in the Encounter: Narrative Nonfiction Picture Books series tells the gripping true story of how brave Dicey saved many lives... and risked her own life for independence.