The Bells of Freedom Author:Dorothy Gilman Butters Kidnapped in England, Jed Crane was badly treated by his master until another man with a twinkle in his eye bought his services for thirteen pounds. His new master was kind but mysterious- and engraver by trade. He taught jed how to read and sent him on strange errands, usually at night so he could evade danger and General Gage's Redcoats. — Th... more »is was Boston, and the time was the American Revolution.
Jed doesn't really care much who wins until he finds out what his master is counterfeiting, and finds himself smuggling rebels as well as bogus bills. Jed found that it was his country and he did care about freedom.« less