Listen, my children, and you shall hear
Of the midnight ride of Sybil Ludington.
Sybil Ludington was a teenager during the American Revolutionary war. Her father was the leader of a local militia. One night, she rode 40 miles and until dawn to warn local militia of incoming British troops. Sounds similar to Paul Revere right? except he was 40 and she was 16. He rode with another man, she rode alone on her horse named Star. Paul and his buddy were captured by the British a few miles into their ride, Sybil completed her mission. She also carried a big stick to ward off attackers and to pound on doors. It was also said to be raining that night.