She couldn't stop King George. She couldn't fight as a soldier. But she could ride.Filled with beautifully colored illustrations, this tale of Betty Dowdy, is sure to delight children! The legend, though it cannot be proved, is of a young girl who discovers that the British army is advancing to her town in North Carolina during the American Revolution and she rides to warn the Patriot army. The battle that ensues ends in a victory for the American colonies. A victory that was critical because it proved that the mighty British army could be defeated.