United States of America, 1778 CE
“I am not a soldier. I will never wield a musket nor face cannon fire. My place is not upon the battlements nor cutting across a battlefield. I am a spy. Intent upon serving my young nation. As it tears itself away from its infuriated progenitor, Great Britain, I take pride in helping save it from itself. And who better to sneak throughout the halls, eavesdropping conversations as I fill bathtubs and stoke hearths for the chilly evenings? We have a traitor in our midst. An officer by the name of Arnold…”— Excerpted from History Adventures, World of Characters, Book 3, 1750–1900, created by Spencer Striker, PhD
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History Adventures: the Stories of People in Time, Connected by Eternity..