By Mary Pope Osborne
Jack and Annie are prepared for his or her subsequent myth event within the bestselling middle-grade series—the Magic Tree House!
it's a darkish and snowy night
when the Magic Tree condo whisks Jack and Annie again to colonial instances. common George Washington is ready to steer his military in a sneak assault opposed to their enemy. yet now a poor climate is making the nice common query his plans. Can Jack and Annie retain historical past on target? The destiny of the rustic rests of their hands!
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Ok. yet let’s try out to not get stuck this time,” he stated. He and Annie took off throughout the frozen twilight, following the snowy footprints of the yank patriots. Jack and Annie ran alongside the riverbank. The wind whooshed over the chilly water. rainy snowflakes hissed in the dead of night. yet then Jack heard different sounds. He heard voices, plenty of voices. He and Annie quickly came across enormous quantities of squaddies accrued close to the darkish river. Many carried oil lanterns. The lanterns gave an eerie glow to the snowy twilight. “The captain and his males has to be right here somewhere,” stated Jack, taking a look round. Boats like mammoth canoes have been tied close to the river. males have been top horses and loading cannons onto the boats. “What are all of them doing? ” stated Annie. Jack pulled out their innovative warfare e-book. He learn in a whisper: On Wednesday, December 25, 1776— “December 25? That’s Christmas! ” stated Annie. “Today’s Christmas! ” “Cool,” stated Jack. He begun studying back: On Wednesday, December 25, 1776, the patriots have been wasting the conflict. Ragged and weary, many have been able to quit. Then anything started to occur that might flip the battle round. approximately 2,400 American patriots accrued at the west financial institution of the Delaware River in Pennsylvania. They ready to pass the river to move on a mystery undertaking. “A mystery project? Oh, guy … ,” acknowledged Jack. He began to pull out his computer. “Attention, troops! The commander-in-chief! ” a soldier shouted. Jack and Annie observed a guy in a dismal cape and a three-cornered hat experience up on a white horse. The commander-in-chief loomed above the gang of squaddies. His cape flapped within the wind. He sat evenly and with dignity at the again of his horse. Even at a distance, Jack proposal the commander-in-chief seemed widely used, very conventional. yet he couldn’t determine why. “A risky undertaking lies earlier than you all,” the guy shouted above the wind. “But i would like you to have braveness. you need to have in mind the phrases of Thomas Paine. ” The commander-in-chief held up a bit of paper. He learn to his males: “ ‘These are the days that try out men’s souls. The summer time soldier and the light patriot will, during this problem, curb from the provider in their nation. yet he that stands it now merits the affection and thank you of guy and girl. … ’ ” “Wow, that’s great,” whispered Annie. hearing the robust phrases, Jack felt his spirits upward push, too. “ ‘The more durable the clash, the extra wonderful the triumph,’ ” the commander-in-chief learn on. “ ‘What we receive too reasonable, we esteem too frivolously. it's dearness simply that offers every thing its price. ’ ” there has been a silence, as though all people have been pondering the phrases the fellow had learn. Then the warriors all started cheering and clapping. They didn’t look drained in any respect anymore. Now they appeared desirous to set out on their undertaking. The commander-in-chief saluted his males. He urged his horse towards the river. because the horse moved earlier them, Jack acquired a greater examine the rider. He gasped. after all! he notion. He’d noticeable that face before—on buck accounts! Jack grabbed Annie’s arm. “I be aware of who the commander-in-chief is!