Brave Tom; Or, The Battle That Won

Author: Ellis, Edward Sylvester

Average rating:
  • Fair-Read Level: 4
  • Illustrated? No
  • Length: C
  • Flesch: 74.91
  • Kincaid: 7.36
  • Fog Level: 10.11
  • Core 1 and 2: 83.64

Placement Text

On a certain summer day, a few years ago, the little village of Briggsville, in Pennsylvania, was thrown into a state of excitement, the like of which was never known since the fearful night, a hundred years before, when a band of red men descended like a cyclone upon the little hamlet with its block-house, and left barely a dozen settlers alive to tell the story of the visitation to their descendants. Tom Gordon lived a mile from Briggsville with his widowed mother and his Aunt Cynthia, a sister to his father, who had died five years before. The boy