Part One: Forester and Maywood, two wealthy neighbor planters, volunteered their services to defend their country when the war of the Revolution broke out. Forester was made colonel of his regiment, while Maywood became a captain. The men mortgaged their plantations and gave the benefits to the government, which was hard pressed for funds. Colonel Forester was mortally wounded at the battle of Cowpens, but before he passed away, Captain Maywood promised that he would care for Forester's motherless little girl. Maywood's family at the close of the war was so penniless that the government gave them 1,000 acres of land, which at that time was known as the Northwestern Territory, and into this land journeyed the family. As the years went by Albert, one of Maywood's sons, fell in love with Rose Forester. Albert continually cautioned his father against the invasion of the Indians, but the elder man was opinionated and declared that there was no danger. One day when Albert and his friend, ...
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