A Hatful of Gold Author:Marjory Hall Across the Delaware River were the blue hills of Pennsylvania, and Molly yearned to know what was beyond them. That was why she left the peaceful, prosperous farm in New Jersey where she lived with her mother and father among the German settlers who had made a good life in the New World. — There was much unrest in the American colonies in 1769, ... more »but Molly was young, and adventure beckoned. So with Verboten, her cat, in a basket beside her, she traveled to faraway Carlisle to be maid to Dr. Irvine and his beautiful wife.
Blond, blue-eyed Molly had no way of knowing that this was the first step on a road which would lead her to become a heroine in American history! Life was all new and all wonderful in her new home. She made friends with the strange dark girl who had been brought up as a hostage among the Indians. And then she met the handsome Irishman, John Hays - and after a whirlwind courtship became his bride.
Ominous clouds of war gathered. Soon John and Dr. Irvine were gone to join General Washington and his brave men. After they went through the terrible winter at valley Forge, Molly made up her mind. Somehow she would follow - somehow she would find a woman's way to help.
Here for all girls is a vivid story that sweeps to a thrilling climax on the battlefields at Monmouth - as courageous Molly Hays steps into her legendary place in history as Molly Pitcher, heroine of the Revolution!« less