This recounts in fictional form the climate of opinion, the mood and the local events that built up to the Battle of Bunker Hill. The story line concerns itself with two girls in Newburyport, just as news of Concord and Lexington sparks rumors that the British are on the march. The panic escape of the populace, the departure of men and boys to join the ragged army and the two girls running away from their grandmother only to be followed by her, form the skeleton on which the story is built. There should be a good market for this among young adults. The angle is fresh, and the approach seems ideally suited for this audience.