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Horseback on the Boston Post Road, 1704
As war with the French and Indians begins in 1704, Madame Sarah Kemble Knight is instructed to bring twin servant girls Hester and Philena on a perilous journey by horse from Boston to New Haven, Connecticut. When Madame Knight decides to take only one of the sisters, the other risks her life to follow, and the group of travelers must make their way through the menacing and hazardous wilderness.