|Years after the American Revolution, the American people had another war with England. This was called the War of 1812, and in it many great battles were fought. The Americans won this war, proving that they were, in fact, independent. When the war was over, there was no story the people liked better to tell than the story of two little girls, Rebecca and Sarah.
Rebecca's father kept the
lighthouse, and Sarah was Rebecca's
playmate. One day when the children
were at play, they saw an English ship
coming into the harbor. Rebecca's
father had gone across the bay, and the
children were alone.
"What is that?" they cried, when
they saw the ship.
"It looks like an English ship."
"But what is it doing in our