September 1782 — Fort Henry, Virginia
Betty Zane and her brothers and a bunch of other women and children were in a fort in Fort Henry, Virginia. The British and indians came and told them to either surrender or be killed. The colonists said "No." Soon the colonists were running low on gun powder. They were trying to figure out which man should go. Betty said she would go and when they finally let her she strolled out in front of the British and the indians, who looked surprised. She quickly walked to the cabin containing the gunpowder. she dumped the gunpowder in a table cloth and carried it like a bag. she new that the enemy would be expecting her so they would shoot at her. She took off her skirt and ran in just her petticoats. She ran as fast as she could and could see and feel all of the bullets trying to catch her but not one could get her. She made it into the wall and the powder got them trough the night. In the morning the British and indians turned tail and ran away. HUZZAH! for Betty Zane.
written: 10 February 2011
where: Mesa, AZ
By: Sadie Mason