An ardent Patriot, eighteen-year-old Delight Butler carried messages in 1776 Boston, hoping to do her part for the cause of liberty. But then her father decided to move his family from the British-occupied city to the quiet countryside town of Chesterfield. A year and a half passes, and Delight longs to do something for American independence. When Henry O'Neill, a wounded British soldier, is brought to the Butler home for recovery, Delight resents having to care for one of the enemy. A poor Irishman, Henry had enlisted in the British army in hopes of starting a new life in America after the war. However, Henry's time in the Butler home convinces him the British are wrong, and that the colonies should be free. And soon Delight and Henry begin to fall in love, but Delight fears for the future and Henry doesn't believe she loves him.
This report prepared by Rebecca Herman