24 going on 25, Hattie grew up as a tomboy: hunting, fishing, swimming and running with her brothers and their friends. She was the only girl among six children—and the last in the brood to boot. All but her youngest brother went off to war, leaving Hattie to finish growin’ up in a half-deserted community.
Hattie is quick as a hare, sneaky as a fox and quiet as a doe. She wears clothing left behind by her brothers and keeps her hair tucked up beneath an oversized hunting cap. At first glance, she is easily mistaken for a young man, but she’s truly a pretty woman.