- 1 Characters
- 2 Chapter By Chapter Summary
- 2.1 Chapter One: Trouble on the Road
- 2.2 Chapter Two: Smugglers!
- 2.3 Chapter Three: An Argument
- 2.4 Chapter Four: Searching for Clues
- 2.5 Chapter Five: A Terrible Loss
- 2.6 Chapter Six: An Unexpected Discovery
- 2.7 Chapter Seven: Suspicions
- 2.8 Chapter Eight: The Deputies
- 2.9 Chapter Nine: Fire!
- 2.10 Chapter Ten: Under Arrest
- 2.11 Chapter Eleven: Likely Suspects
- 2.12 Chapter Twelve: The Quilting Bee
- 2.13 Chapter Thirteen: Searching for Evidence
- 2.14 Chapter Fourteen: Answers--and More Questions
- 2.15 Chapter Fifteen: Back to Pemberton Cove
- 2.16 Chapter Sixteen: A New Suspect
- 2.17 Chapter Seventeen: Home Again
- 2.18 Inside Caroline's World
- 3 References
From the Central Series
- Sidney Lennox
- Mr. and Mrs. Zahn
- Peter Zahn
- Flora Pemberton
- Mr. Pemberton
- Mr. and Mrs. Skelley
- Mr. and Mrs. Aabink
Chapter By Chapter Summary
Chapter One: Trouble on the Road
Chapter Two: Smugglers!
Chapter Three: An Argument
Chapter Four: Searching for Clues
Chapter Five: A Terrible Loss
Chapter Six: An Unexpected Discovery
Chapter Seven: Suspicions
Chapter Eight: The Deputies
Chapter Nine: Fire!
Chapter Ten: Under Arrest
Chapter Eleven: Likely Suspects
Chapter Twelve: The Quilting Bee
Chapter Thirteen: Searching for Evidence
Chapter Fourteen: Answers--and More Questions
Chapter Fifteen: Back to Pemberton Cove
Chapter Sixteen: A New Suspect
Chapter Seventeen: Home Again
Discusses smuggling during the War of 1812. Topics covered:
- Relations between the United States and Upper Canada prior to the war's beginning, with trading regulations changing as tension increased between the two countries.
- Americans being forced to only buy American-made products and to only sell their goods within the United States, due to a law passed in 1807.
- The new trading laws being passed to prove the United States was strong and independent, and to create hardships for British colonists.
- Hardships Americans faced because of the new trading laws, especially for farmers and shopkeepers along the border who found it easier and cheaper to trade with buyers in Upper Canada.
- The increase in payment through smuggling once the war began, with the British willing to pay high prices for food to feed their troops.
- Smuggling earning more income through the selling of potash, and the use of potash to make cloth and gunpowder in English factories.
- The attempts to stop smuggling being difficult due to displeasure over the new trading laws, and the sympathy felt towards struggling farmers and the smugglers.
- Jacob Jennings Brown, a businessman so well known for smuggling that he acquired the nickname "Potash Brown".
- Pg 5. [Caroline had] been able to go home for a short visit, but now Uncle Aaron and Lydia had come to fetch her again. Caroline returned to Sackets Harbor during the beginning of Traitor in the Shipyard.