The Secret Soldier: The Story of Deborah Sampson (Scholastic Biography)
Recounts the life of the Massachusetts Bay woman who joined the Continental Army and kept her identity a secret during nearly two years of marches and combat
From Chapter 4 -- Free - to Do What?: Deborah dreamed of a great adventure. Doing housework from morning till night and looking after a house full of babies was not her idea of a great adventure. Not yet. Not now. Now she wanted to travel, to walk in different places, to see different faces. During the war she had heard of Boston, Philadelphia, New York. Would she ever see those great cities? In those days, if a poor man wanted to travel and have adventures, he joined the army. "Why can't I join the army too?" Deborah thought. Then she laughed at herself. "Me - Deborah Sampson - a soldier!" she thought. She knew the army was only for men. "Wait," she told herself. "Why not me? Wasn't I a teacher without ever going to school? Wasn't I a good teacher? "Why not a soldier? Why not dress like a man and be a soldier!" She went to sleep that night thinking about it. She dreamed about it. And when she woke up, her head was filled with the single thought. It wasn't a dream now. It was a hope - a plan - a secret plan!
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