The Liberty Boys' Indian friend; or, The redskin who fought for independence

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The Liberty Boys' Indian friend; or, The redskin who fought for independence

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The Liberty Boys' Indian friend; or, The redskin who fought for independence
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Liberty Boys of "76"
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[w1ed Weekly-By Subscription $2.liO per year. Entered as Second Platter at th e New York Post Office, l/ebruan; 4, 1991, by Frank Tousey. No. 86. NEW YORK, AUGUST 22, 19()2. Price 5 Cents. First striking the redcoat sentinel a deathblow, the "Liberty Boys'" Indian friend crept up behind ....lilli1 the prisoners (first Dick a.nd then Bob) a.nd .cut their bonds. ...-

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rHE BOYS OF '76. Weekly l\'}agazine Containing Stories of the American Revolution .. Issued Weekly-By Subsoriptio1i $2.50 p e r year. Entered a s Seco"!1-d Class Uatter !Lt the Ne.iv Yo.-k N. y., P_ost Ofrioe, February 4 1901. Entereldiers of the British army under Burgoyne and the paonal settlers' cabins, but in many regions the wild In-me of which we write r iot army under Gates were often encountered at the e vident, for just as the youth appeared he agai n gave utter'l'hat the Indian had given utte r ance to the _yells wa& At the sound of the st.range, wild cry, a young man of ance to one of the peculiar notes. e rhaps eighteen or nineteen years, who was making h is No doubt terror ca u sed the quaver, and made the yell al-ay on foot through the timber, pa u sed and l istened most unrecognizable as bei n g give n vent to by a human. "That was a strange cry," he murmured, I have heard g:eat many queer sounds in the timber, from wild ani tal&, but never heard anything just like that before." The Indian's back was toward the newcomer, so he did not as yet know help was at hand, and he continued to fight desperately. Again the wild, strange cry rang o u t, this time with an The bear was clawing him fiercel y, and the I ndian ""!\S clded accent, a quavering, terrified note, which cause d a striking rapidly fiercely with the bunting knife, and 1.ill to go through the hearer:s form. although both were wounded, the r e was plenty of fight i n "Jove! I must what that the youth murthem as yet. mred. "I don't like to hear it. It sounds somewhat like The youth stared at the strange spectacle for a few mtlhuman voice, but surely it be. The young man hastened through the timber, going in }e direction from which the sound had come. On be went, walking rapidly, his musket hel d ready 1 his for he did not know what he might h appen pon Aga n the wild cry sounded, an d the youth hastened his ; eps still more Suddenly he emerged from a;mon g the trees, a n d found imse l f just within the edge of an open space of pe r haps vo acres.Near the center of this open space a thrilling scen e was ments in amazement, and then he walked hastily forward. "It' s only a redskin," he said to himself, "but all the same I can't stand here and see him chewed up by the bear. I must he l p the poor fellow out though the chances are that he is one of Burgoyne's redskin allies No matter, I'H save him from the bear, and the n if he is an a ll y of the British, a n d gets saucy, I'll kill him myself." The youth was now within twenty feet of the c o mbat ants, and the I ndian bad not yet discovered his p resen ce. The redskin was so busi l y engage d in trying to find the bear's heart with the point of his b unting knife that h e bad no time to look a roun d him. eing enacted The bear had no doubt seen the newcomer but it i s One of the actors in this scene was a gigantic bl ack doubtf ul if its brute intelligence was s u fficient to i nfo r m :ar, the other was a red I ndian of the forest! it of the that add i tional danger t h reatened. A t a n y

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'l'HE LIBERTY BOYS' INDIAN FRIEND rate it paid no attention to the youth, but contin.ued its ''Ugh. An' me heap glad to know white boy. What -efforts at clawing the redskin to piece s name?" The young man cocked his musket and leveled it . 'raking good aim at the point jus! back of the foreleg, where, as past experience had shown him it was possible to reach the heart, the youth pulled trigger. Crack I "My name? "Ugh." "Dick Slater." The redsl,-.in look e d at the youth searchingly. "Me have h eard uv white boy," he said. "Dick Slater, The report of the weapon rang out loudly, and with a him much big braYe Fight m e n with red coats on back wild snort of anger and pain the bear stopped clawing at ugh!" the Indi3:n and began clawing wildly at the air instead. "'rhe British, you mean?" Around (ind around the big brute whirled, and then of "Ugh. British." .a sudden down it went all of a heap. The youth nodded. For a few moments the brute kicked and clawed the dirt in a iierce way, and then became still. Bruin was dead "White boy heap good shot !-ugh!" Thus spoke the Indian, who, the instant he heard the sound of the shot, had lea ped back out of reach of the bear, where, knife in hand, he had stood, watching the brute with delighted eyes. Then, as the animal expired, he uttered the words, and he looked at the youth with as nearly a grin on his face :as is possible where the face is that of an Indian, and liberally bedaubed with paint of various colors. "'Pretty fair shot, redskin," replied the youth coolly. "Ugh! Heap good shot!" "Oh, I was so close I couldn't miss." -''If miss bear, hit Injun--h ?" with another grin. "'That' s right, redskin. I might have hit you; but then if I hadn't shot the bear he'd have iinished you, so it was all right to take the chances." "Oh, yes; heap all right," nodding his head, "and Injun heap much 'blige. Ugh. White boy know who Injun be?" The young man shook his head. -''Haven't the least idea, redskin." "Me heap big Injun." "'ls that so?" The youth, without appearing to do so, kept his eye on "Yes, I have fought the Briti s h he replied quietly. "Ugh. Injun know." "And you, Keena whee? Which sid e are you on?" The redskin hesitat e d, and looked at Dick suspiciously. "White boy no s hoot if m e tell?" he asked Dick shook his head. "No, I won't shoot you," he said. "Go on; are you friendly to the British, or are you inclined to aid the pa, triots ?" The Indian thumped his breast with his fist. "Keenawhee great brave," he said, with great dignity. "So you have already remarked," said Dick, calmly" proceeding to reload his musket, but keeping a wary eye on the red man. "Keena whee heap good scout; heap mighty iighter. "Yes, I suppose you are, Keenawhee. What of it?" "Keenawhee has done much for men with red coats." The youth nodded. "So I su s pect ed, r e d s kin. You have been lending aid and assistance to the British." "Me have help um." "Exactly." "But me no help um enny more." "You won't help them any more?" "Ugh. Me no help um." "Why not?" the redskin. He was a young man, but was a veteran, and "'Ca u s e Keenawhee owe lif e to whi t e b o y with blue hacl lots of experience as a soldier on the fie ld of battle, coat." .as a scout and spy against the British, and he had more "Oh, that's all right, redskin," said Di ck; "you'd have than once fought the red men of the forest. His opinion done. the same thing for me, wouldn't you ? was that they would do to watch, and he did not intend The Indian grinned, while a peculiar look came into his to give the fellow any chance at him. eyes. "Ugh!" the Indian grunted;" me Keena whee, the great I "Dunno; mebby," he replied. brave." "Maybe, eh?" with a smile. The Indian swelled his chest, and looked important. I "Ugh." "Glad to know you, Keena whee." "You are not sure of it?"

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THE LIBERTY BOYS' INJ;>IAN FRIEND "Keenawhee not sure." '11he youth laughed. The Indian turned on his heel and strode away, Dick following. "Well, say redskin/' he said, "you are about the most The youth asked himself how the affair would end. 110nest Indian I have ever seen. Most all that I have ever Would the Indian be true to his promises of friendship, and seen would as soon tell a lie as to tell the truth, but you work agairn:t the British? Or would he betray the youth seem to have scruples." who had saved bis life and lead him into the enemy'i> camp "Keenawhee no tell lie," with dignity; "me heap good rrnd be instrumental in getting him captured by the redInjun." "I'm glad of that. But what are you going to do, Keena whce? Are you going to quit helping the British?" "Ugh. Me no help redcoats enny more." That's the way to talk. "Ugh. Me help boys in blue coats, now." "You'll help us, you say?" "CT gh hle help white boys with blue coats 1Ie your friend, now." "I'm glad of that." "Me glad, too." "And you will help the patriots from now on?" "Ugh. Me owe bluecoat boy for savin' life. Me help you a:ri' your friends." "All right; that's a bargain, Keenawhee." The Indian stepped forward and gravely extended bis hand "White boy shake hans, an' make friends?" The youth grasped the hand and shook it heart ily. "I don't take much stock in redskins as a rule," be said to himself, "but occasionally there is one that can be trusted. This fellow may be one of that sort. Anyway, I would rathe r harn him for a friend than for an enemy, and I'll try to make some use of him." "Now Keenawhee an' white boy, Dick Slater, great friend," saic1 the redskin gravely "The best in the world, "Now Injun fight for white boy-ugh!" "Glad to hear it, Keenawhee," said Dick, but to himself l1e said that he had doubts regarding the matter. "Injun glad, too. Ugh!" "Do you know where the encampment of the British is, Keena whee?" asked Dick. The Indian nodded. "1Ie know." "'Yill you show me where it is?" "Ugh. Me show!" "Whim?" "When white boy ready. Now-enny time." "I'm ready, right now." "Ugh. Follow Keenawhee." coats? The youth could not a n s wer the questions, of course, but he made up his mind that he would follow the Indian and. take the chances "He may mean what be says," the youth thought; "he may be true to me and to his promises. I'll gi \ e him a chance, and then, ii he deceives me, I will put an end to him first of all." CHAPTER IL A VILLAIN'S SCHE:NIE. Onward the two walked, for perhaps half an hour, and' then they came to a stop on the top of a high knoll. The Indian pointed clown into the valley of the Mohawk. "Look," he said; "does white brothe r see tents, and smoke of campfires?" "Y e8," replied Dick. "I see the tents and smoke." "That camp of men with red coats." "Ah, it is, eh?" "Ugh." "I'm glad to know that." "No>v what does white brother want?" "I want to find out what the British intend to do; wherethey intend to go. "Keenawhee fin' out for white brother." "Do you "think you can?" "Me can fin' out." "How?" "Me go i11to camp." "Ah!" "Men with red coats think me friend-ugh. They no hurt me. No 'raid to talk 'fore me. Me listen-hear much. Then me come back an' tell white brother." The youth hesitated. Could be trust the redskin? He looked at the Indian searchingly, and finally decided to risk it. "All right, Keenawhee. You go along." "Ugh. Heap good."

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4 THE LIBERTY BOYS' INDIAN FRIEND "And shall I remain here?" "HarQld Ward.more!" exclaimed the girl. "Ugh. Stay here." "At your service, Miss Luc y Lennox, in a tone that "How long will you be gone?" "One hour-mebby two." "All right; I'll wait. But don't delay any longer than :you can help." "Me come back quick as can." sounded mocldng . Th e girl was eidently-not glad to see the man, for s took a step backward and drew herself up to her fullE "Why. have you inter9epted me in thi s fa s hion?" s "Ve ry well; and s e e here, K e enawh ee, no fooling, re-ask e d haughtily. member!" "I wished to see you, Lucy." "What white boy mean?" "You saw me last night." "I mean that you must not pla y me fal s e." "I know I did, but the I h a d with you th "Me no play white boy falae. Me hon e st Injun-good was not sati s factory." .. Injun. White boy save Kee'Jiawhee' s life, he like white boy "It was as satisfactory as any inter v i e w which you ha -no play trick." with me ca.n ever be." "All right, Kee nawhee. I am going to trust you, but "Oh, surely not, Lucy. You are jus t joking." T l .if you play me false, I will kill youJ as sure as my name man's tone was sneering. is Dick Slater!" The youth looked at the Indian sternly, but the red man met the look unflinchingly. "If Keenawhee play trick on white boy, after him save Keenawhee's life, then he want to be killed," he said earn
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THE LIBERTY BOYS'. INDIAN FRIEND 5 The girl's lip curled. doesn't matter to me whether you are willing or not. You "I don't want to be a fine lady," she said promptly; have got to marry me, and you will learn to love me after "above all, I would not wish to be a fine lady in England. ward I hate the English I am an American girl, and I believe we American people ought to be free and independent. I have no desire to go to England; I like America, the home of my birth, and here I will -stay-and when I marry, I hope and trust it will be some true-hearted, patriotic Amer ican who will stand by my side!" "Bravo, little girl!" said to himself, and he made a motion as if clapping hls hands. "Y-ou have the right spirit, and, by jove, if I wasn't already head over heels in love with one brave, sweet American girl, I should try and fall in love with you, for you are certainly one who would make any man a splendid wife!" The girl's words did.not make the same kind of impres sion on the man, Harold W ardmore, that they made on ,Dick, however. His face was frowning, and an exclama tion of anger and disgust escaped bis lips. "Bab, you are a fool!" be cried. "Why, the Americans will soon be soundly thrashed, and King George will rule "Ne ver, you scoundrel!" the girl cried spiritedly; "and bow, pray, are you going to go about marrying me against my will?" "I am going to take you prisoner, carry you off to a hid ing-place I know of, arid then send for a minister whom I know-a man who, although an ordaine d minister of the Gospel, is not at all scrupulous, and will do anything for money, and be will make us man and wife. Ha, ha, ha What say you to the program, Lucy, dear?" "I say you will never carry it out successfully, Harold W ardmore "You think not?" sneeringly. "I am sure of it; for-I will kill myself before I will your wife!" "Ob, no, you won't. Life is sweet to a girl like you, and you will live, even though it is to be the wife of a man whom you now think you bate." "I do bate you, and always shall!" with spirit. "Stand over them as he did before. They will never be free and aside, and let me pass t You shall not take me prisoner, as you term it, and you might as make Harold Wardmore !" up your mind to that, first as last." "I'd like to know what is going to prevent me from The girl shook her head. doing so?" in a sneering voice, in which triumph inter"You cannot make me believe that," she said. "I am mingled. positive that the people of America will be free and independent, and I hope it will be soon." "Your hopes will never realized, and you will do well to grasp the opportunity which you now have of se"All right, you shall be accommodated, Mr. W ardmore, bully and scoundrel Here is what will prevent you from making this girl a prisoner!" and as Dick Slater gave ut terance to the words, be stepped out from behind the tree curing a hu s band who can make a lady of you.?' and advanced a few step s a leveled pistol in bis hand. "I tell you I don't want to be a lady; I prefer to be simply a true-hearted, .American woman." "Bosh Will you not listen to reason?" "That is exactiy what I am doing when I refuse to listen to you." "Bah!" "Stand aside, sir, and let me pass." "I will not." "You will not?" "No." CH.APTER III. CAPTURED AND RESCUED A cry of delight escaped the lips of the girl. .A curse escaped the lips of the man. "Then I will go around/' and the girl made a move to "Oh, sir, I am so glad that you have come !" the girl exdo so, only to find the scoundrel interposing his form so claimed. "This man is a scoundrel, who, after bothering as to bar her progress. me with attentions which I did not wish to receive, and "Hold on; not so fast, my young lady!" the villain cried. trying to persuade me to become his wife, has now way'' What do you mean?' the girl cried. "How dare you laid me) and threatens to make a prisoner of me, and carry act so?" me off and force me to marry him." "It is easy to answer that, Miss Lucy. I have made up "I have heard all the conversation which has passed be-my mind to make you Mrs. Harold WardmQre, and it tween you and the fellow, miss,'' said Dick quietly, "and I ,,.

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' 6 THE LIBERTY BOYS' INDIAN FRIEND must say that I think: he is about as big a scoundrel as ever yourself scarce, Mr. Harold Wardmore Your room is I have seen." A hoar s e cry of rage escaped the lips of the man. "Be careful!" he hissed; "you do not know who you are speaking of in such an insulting fashion!" "I know what you claim to be-Harold Wardmore, son of an English nobleman." "That is who and what I am, and I warn you, Mr. Im pudence, that I am a dangerous man J" The famous captain of "The Liberty Boys of '76,''....!...far prderable to your company." "I will go-but I will return again!" "All right, Harold; but take my advice, and don't come back too soon. If you do I may take a sudden and uncon trollable notion to put a bullet through you." "Bah! I do not care any more for your threais than you care for mine. I give in now because you have the advantage, but rest assured the tll'ne will come when the advantage will rest with me, and then I-ha the time has such Dick Slater was, as those who have been reading the aJready come! SQize the boys I" "Liberty Boys" know-merely laughed as if amused. The fellow was looking past Dick, as if his eyes were on "So you are dangerous, are you?" he asked quietly. somebody there, but as he had not heard any sound behind "I am." him, Dick suspected that it was a ruse on Wardmore's part "Dangerous to unprotected girls, I judge, and to old to get him to t;irn his head and look, when he (Wardmore) men and women, and small children!" would draw a pistol and fire. It was an old trick that Dick The youth's tone and air were scathing, and Harold had played on more than one occasion, and he was not W ardmore fairly writhed, so great was his anger at being to be fooled by it. talked to in such fashion. This time, however, it was not a ruse, for the nerl in"You will find that I am dangerous to others as well!" stant Dick felt himself seized from behind; at the same he hissed. time a cry of dismay and alarm escaped the lips of tli "Indeed?" girl. "Yes, indeed!" The youth realized instantly that it had not been a ruse "Well, I suppose that if making threats counted for any-on Wardmore's part; somebody was there, sure enough, thing, you would be dangerous indeed; but, unfortunately and he 'Y_ould have to work; hard if he were to hold his own for you, threats don't do any good. 'rt takes more than against the new enemy. threats to have effect on me." There were three in the party that had slipped up and "Who are you?" leaped upon Dick, and it was evident that they were "None of your busine s s," was Dick's prompt reply; "it friends of Harold Wardmore. is enough for you to know that I am one who will not He leaped forward to render them assistance should stand by and see you walk off with a young lady against her they need it; but such did not seem likely to _be the case; will." _"You will regret in this matter!" as they were three to one, and had succeeded in getting the advantage, and had secured holds which it was impossible "I don't think so." for Dick to break, though he exerted himself to the utmost, "You will think so, sooner or later!" Wardmore hissed. and fought with great :fierceness. The pistol had been "I'll risk it." knocked out of his hand the first thing, so he could not fire "You had better put your pistol up, and take your de-upon them, and the result of the combat was what might parture, and leave alone." have been expected. Dick was thrown to the ground and" "l couldn't think of it, Harold." held there, hile Harold Wardmors produced a bit of stout . y.ou do not, I shall make it my business to hunt you cord and bound the "Liberty Boy's" arms together behind down and kill you as I would a dog!" his back. 'l'he "Liberty Boy" laughed
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THE LIBERTY BOYS' INDIAN FRIEND 7 "No.doubt; but it isn't so satisfactory tome." Jin one end. noose he placed over Dick's head, and "I suppose not,'' sarcastically; and I am going to show palled it till it was drawn tight around the youth's neck. you, now, how Harold Wardmore disposes of enemies who "Now get up," ordered Wardmore, making a motion as int erfere in any way in his business." -if to kick Dick. Before he could do it, however, the youth "Are you." Dick was perfectly cool, and this fact surhad leaped to his feet. pri sed Wardmore, who seemed to hardly know what to "Lead him underneath that limb." make of his prisoner. The two men led Dick to a place underneath a large "I am!" fiercely. "Do you know what I am going to d o limb, which extended out from the main body of the big with you?" "I have not the least idea." "You soon will have." "Doubtless." tree at a distance of about fifteen feet from the ground. "Throw the rope over the limb." This was done. Lucy Lennox stood a horrified spectator of what was going on. "There is no doubt regarding the matter, and-hold on, Miss Lucy Don't be in a hurry to go, my dear girl I She had no thought of leaving now. She could not have cannot permit it, you know. Just stand where you are done so had she wished. She seemed to be rooted to the Charley, keep your eye on her, and if she atfompts to leav e make a prisoner of her." The girl had made the attempt to slip away while Ward more's attention was on Dick, but the quick eye of the vil lain had detected the movement-indeed, he had been on the lookout for something of the kind-and he frustrated her design. "You had better let the young lady go, Harold Ward more !" said Dick, in a tone of warning. "Ha, ha, ha !" the villain laugh ed. "You are in a nics position to be giving advice, aren't you?" "It will be for your own good, if you let her go." spot. She watched proceedings as if fascinated. "Can it be possible that that brave young man is to lose his life in this terrible fashion?" the girl asked herself. "Oh, that will be awful! Oh, I pray that something may intervene to rnve Lim from such a fate!" Wardmore gazed at Dick with a look of cruel triumph shi ning in his eyes. "Now, then, my fine young knight of chivalry, what have you to say for yourself?" he said sneeringly. "Nothing." "Nothing?" "Nothing, save that I am convinced that you are about "Bah! I know my own business; and as for you-you the biggest scoundrel I ever encountered." won't know anything very long. I am going to settle you "Ha, ha, ha! Well, I can tell you, my friend, that I for good and all!" "You are?" "I am!" "What are you going to do?" "I'm going to hang you!" warned you to go your way, but you refused to profit by the warning, and remained; behold the consequences "I don't think the consequences are very terrible," sai d Dick calmly. The man looked surprised. The youth eye d the scoundrel searchingly, to see whether "You must be a fool," he said. "For a man who is or not he really meant what he said He noted that there was the light of a cruel determination in the fellow's eyes. standing on the brink of the grave you talk very fool ishly." Dick could see W ardmore was capable of anything. "You are going to hang me?" he remarked slowly. "That is what I am going to do!" "You had better think before doing anything of the kind." "Bah!" ''I have friends who will never rest until they put you underneath the ground if you injure me." ' "I fear them not. Boys, get the rope ready!" "But I am not standing on the brink M the grave." "You think not?" "I am sure of it. You will never hang me, Har9ld Ward more." "What makes you think so?" At this instant there was a peculiar, whishing sound, and a deadly barbed arrow was buried in the heart of one of the men who was holding to the rope. One of the men unwrapped a long, fine, but strong buck-He threw up his arms, and with a gasping moan sank to skin cord from around his waist, and made a running noose the ground-dead.

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8 THE LIBERTY BOYS' INDIAN FRIEND "That is what makes me think that you will never hang to the girl .he said. "You see, I killed a bear a little w me, Harold Wardmore !" cried Dick, and quick as a flash ago that was about to claw and chew him all up, and he dealt the other man a blow in the stomach with his claimed that I saved his life, and said he would come ov knee, doubling the fellow up, and causing him to let go. to the side and help me and my friends fight f hii; hold on the rope. liberty." Swish! "Well, that is good," said the girl. "It will be muc1 A second arrow struck W ardmore in the shoulder, in flicting a painful, but not dangerous flesh wound, and with a wild yell he turned and leaped awa"y, quickly disap pearing in the timber. The other two scoundrels fled also, and were followed by two arrows in quick Then, with a whoop of delight, Keenawhee leaped om from among the trees, and running up to J)ick, freed his arms with a quick sweep of the keen-edged hunting knife. CHAPTER IV. W .ARDMORE .AGAIN .APPE.A.lS Dick seized Keenawhee by the hand an d shook it heart ily he said earnestly, "you are a friend in But for timely arrival and assistance I think I woUid by this time be a corpse, hanging at the end of that rope." "Keenawhee pay white boy b k for save him life," said the Indian "So you have; we are even now, and you owe me noth ing." "Injun don' think him even yit," the redskin said; "do heap more for white brother first." better to have him for a friend than an enemy." "As has already been demonstrated, Miss Lucy. H has just saved my life, as you saw for yourself." "Yes, yes. That scoundrel, W ardmore, would have hanged you, I am sure "There is no doubt regarding it. And now, if you af"e ready, we. will escort you to your home, Miss Lucy:" "I am ready, sir." "White boy an' girl go on; Kee?awhee come purty soon," said the Indian gravely "Very well," said Dick, and he and the maiden moved away through the timber, leaving the Indian behind. "What did he stay behind for?" asked Lucy wonder ingly. "I think he wished to secure the scalp of the fellow he killed, Miss Luey "Oh, that is terrible to think of!" "It is tlie custom among Indians, however "It isn't pleasant to thi:rik of, true.'' do you not think, Mr. Slater-Dick had told her his name-that it will be dangerous to trust the Indian?" "No, Miss Lucy." "Indians are treacherous." "I know that as a rule they are." "Yes; at least so father says." "He is right, too; but this is an exceptional case, I think. I have studied the Indian, very carefully, and believe that he will be true. You see, I saved his life, and "Well, you can do as much for me as you like, Keena-he is very grateful." whee, but I feel that you have evened up the score." "Yes." I,ucy Lennox was. plainly somewhat afraid of the Indian, "And he has already proved that he intends to be true, for she wat ched him Closely, and with a frightened look in by rescuing me from the hands of those scoundrels." her eyes, and presently she got a chance and whispered in Dick's ear that the redskin was one who was known to be an ally of the British. f" "He isn't now, though, Miss Lucy," said Dick; "he is going to be a patriot and fight for independence-eh, Kee nwahee ?" "Perhaps he will be true." "I am confident that he will be." Presently the two were overtaken by Keenawhee, and a fresh scalp hung at his belt. Lucy noticed it, and shud dered Twenty minutes walk brought them to Luey's home. The Indian nodded gravely. When the girl's parents saw her approaching in the com "U gh !" he grunted; "me heap big brave, an' me fight of a strange white man and an Indian they stared for white boy with blue coat No fight enny more fur in amazement. men with r ed coats "What does this mean, Lucy?" asked her father, who "That's the way to talk," said Dick approvingly. Then was an intelligent-looking man.

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THE LIBERTY BOYS' INDIAN FRIENJ) The girl at once hastened to explain, and as they lis tened a look of surprise and anger showed on the faces of Mr. and Mrs. Lennox. "So that scoundrel, Wardmore, has shown himself in his true colors, has he?" exclaimed Mr. Lennox. "Yes, father." "Very good. If he ever shows his face in this vicinity again I will put a bullet through him." "That is what he deserves," said Dick. .Mr. and Mrs. Lennox then thanked Dick for what he had acme, and they greeted t'he Indian with some show of cordiality, though it tyas evident they did have any too much faith in him. "Look!" suddenly exclaimed Keena whee; "there come bad white men now." He pointed toward the timber, and from the edge of it, ''"See here; don't you call me any such name as that." "You don't like it, eh?" "No." "People often do not like to hear the truth." "Bosh! Open the door!" "Sorry, but we cannot oblige you." "If you don't open it we'll burst it down." "If you do you will wish that you hadn't." "Bah! What would you do?" "We have plenty of arms in here, and we will shoot holes in every man in your gang if you break the door down!" -"You shoot one of my men, and we will hang you, as sure as my name is Wardmore !" "You would hang me, anyway, if you couid get hold o f me, so we will shoot, and shoot to kill." at a distance of two hundred yards, emerged a party of There was a silence of two or three minutes duration, perhaps a dozen men. Even at that distance it was easy and then W ardmore's voice was again heard. to recognize Harold W ardmore. "Into the house and close and bar the doors!" cried Dick. "'l'hose coundrels mean mischief!" There was no doubt regarding this, fir they came toward the house on the run, yelling angrily. 'i Mr. and Mrs. Lennox, Lucy, Dick, and the Indian has tened to enter the house, and quickly barred the doors. Then there came of feet, and this was fol..... lowed by a loud on the front door. "Who is there?" call,ed out Mr. Lennox. Jr. " "It is I, Harold Wardmore," was the reply. ''What do you "I want you to open "What for?" "I want to get bold of that young white scoundrel :who is in there." "Oh, you do?" "Yes, and the redskin as well:" "How do you know they are here?'! "I saw them enter." "Well, I'm sorry to say that I shall have to refuse to obey your command." "You are not going to shield them, are you?" "Well, I am not going to open the door, that is certain." "Tlre Indian killed one of my friends." "He deserved death," said Dick. "Ob, that's you talking, is it, you scoundrel?" came back in angry tones "Yes, it's me, you old scoundrel!" was the prompt re tort. "Mr. Lennox," it said, "if you will deliver the white ycutb and the Indian into our hands, we will agree not to bother you in any way. What do you say?" "That I will do nothing of the kind, Harold W ardmore." "You will regret it if you don't." "I do not mind your threats." "You are very foolish." "I don't think so." "You are, no one but a fool would expose his wife and daughter to danger in order to shield a couple of men of whom he knows nothing-and one of..tbe two an Indian at that." "The white man protected my daughter from you, you scoundrel, and the redskin is a friend of the white man, so I will shield them just as long as I am able to do so." "That won't be long. Do you know what we pr.e going to do?" "No." "Then I'll tell you: We are going to set your house on fire, and shoot the two men down as they come running forth like rats from a burning barn!" "You fiend!" "Ha, ha, ha That touched you in a tender spot, didn't it?" iri a tone of triumph. "Another thing: we may make a mistake, and shoot you down, too, friend Lennox, and then who will protect your wife and daughter?" "Say, you cowardly scoundDel !" cried Dick; "I'll tell you what I'll do with you." "Go ahead." "All right; if you will send your men back to the edge

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,.. 10 THE LIBERTY BOYS' INDIAN FRIEND of the timber, so I can be sure they interiere, I will I "I would not take the risk, Mr. Slater," said Lucy, am come outside and fignt you." ously "Thanks," in a sneering tone; "I have the advantage of superior force, and I intend to make use of ii:." "I'll tell you what I'll do. I'll let you have a knife, and I will fight you with my naked hands What do you say "Ob, there is not much risk about it," said Dick, rea suringly. "You "D.eed ba::ve no fears :for m-y safety." The Indian said nothing; his face seemed stolid; b back in the beadlike eyes a peculiar light shone, which w. to that?" evidence that he wa:s interested in the unique combat abo "No, no; you must not do that!" cried Lucy, in a horto be fought. rified voice; "he would kill you without mercy." The "Liberty Boyn doffed his coat, and stepped out an "If he could," smiled Dick. "Say, do you really mean that?" asked Wardmore. "Of course I mean it." "There is some trick about it." "None at all. I simply have confidence in my ability to whip you, and you with a knife, while I am weaponless that is all." "Bah! I would carve you int\J bits in no tim-e !" "T it, and see how you come out." "I will !" in a fierce tone; "and I'll kill you, too, as sure as my name is Wardmore !" "You' ll slip up on that, as sure as your name is Ward-! more." "Bosh!" "Send your men away, and I will come out." "All right." Mr. L e nnox was watching out of the window, and he saw the men walk away, to the edge of the timber, where they paused. "They are gone now," said W ardmore; "open the door and show yourself, my bold young fellow!" The youth stepped to the door and uhbai;red and opened it. confronted W ardmore. "Are you Teady ?" ihe latter asked, a look of fiendish jo on bis face. "Ready!" replied Dick. "Then look out for yourself!" and with the word : W ardmore leaped toward Dick, knife in hand, ready to doo a deatp-blow if he could do s.o. CHAPTER V. JN THE 1'..A.TlUOT .ENC.AMP.MEN.T 'l'o the surprise of the spectators Dick did not make an3 move to leap out of the way, but stood his ground, and waited till the other was almost upon him. Up went the knife-band of the assailant, and then dowr it came with all the force the fellow could put into thE stroke. A smothered cry of terror escaped the lips of Lucy Len nox, ancl at the same instant up shot Dick's left band, anc it clutched the wrist of his opponent in a grip of iron He held a pistol in his hand, and noted that W ardmore The downward stroke was stayed, and the villain 's arm wa; did the same. held up, in spite of all his efforts to force it on down. "I thought you were not to have any the vil lain said. l'That is what I said, and what I meant; but you must "Ugh!" grunted Keenawhee; "white brother much hie brave! Got heap good eye-heap strong arm!" And Dick speedily the fact that he bad 2 lay your pi s tol s aside, and be armed with only a knife, and strong arm, for although W ardmore struggled to press thE the n I will lay aside all my weapons." knife on downward, he could not do so, and when he at. "All right," and the fellow placed bis pistols on the tempted to seize Dick's arm with his left handthe youtl: ground a short distance away. caught the fellow's left wrist with bis right hand and held "Now it is understood that if I get the better of you, il rigid. Do as he would, Wardmore could not free hie you and your men are to go away and not bother Mr. \Hists. His face grew black with rage and disappoint Lenno x or any of bis folks, Harold W ardmore ?" said Dick. ment, and a string of curses escaped his lips. "Yes." "Hold on cried Dick. "Stop using such language. "All right," and Dick took off his b elt in which were I It will do you no good, and, in faet, it will do you harm, th e pistols and knife, and handed them to the Indian. for you are wasting a lot of wind, which you will have "I am afraid you are needlessly sacrificing your life, need of before you get through with me." sir," said Mr. Lennox. "Let go my wrists!"

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'rHE LIBERTY BOYS' INDIAN FRIEND "'Oh, no, my friend!" with a lau gh ; "that is where I bav e made myself safe, and on fairly equal terms with you Your knife is of no value to you now, and the ad vantage which you have over me is infinitesimal, if indeed, you have any advantage at all." "I'll cut your heart out!" "If you can," coolly; "don't forget the 'if'." "I'll do it fiercely, and then W ardmore began strug gling fiercely to free his wrists. He twisted and squirmed, and used his best efforts to get his arms free, all to no "Kerrect. I guess ther cap'n hez foun' er feller ez il' stouter whut he is, at las'." W ardmore struggled fiercely to free his wrists, but found it impossible to do so. He was the personification of an ger, disappointment, and chagrin. There is no doubt that he intended to kill Dick when the combat began, but now he realized that the,chances were that he would fail in the attempt. "You haven't fought fairly," he said, hoarsely. "What did you expect me to do-stand still and let you _purpoe. He could not do it, and what was very exasrun the knife through me?" asked Dick, sarcastically perating to him, the youth seemed to hold his wrists with -0ut the least trouble. There was no doubt of the fact that the young man was very strong-armed. This fact was .all the more apparent to W ardmore, on account of the fact that he prided himself on being a strong man himself He : had never before enco untered a man who was as strong in the arms as he was, and now to find one that seemed :So much stronger that he could hold him without exerting "No, but--" "Oh, you are too hard to please," interrupted Dick. "There are no 'buts' about it. You had the advantage at the start, but I have counteracted that by getting hold of your wrists, and I don't see that you have any cause for complaint at all." "I'll kill you yet!" hissed Wardmore, and he suddenly leaped toward Dick with all his force. The youth was not hlmself in the least was as surprising as it was exasperatexpecting this, and lost his balance to the extent that he fog. had to take two or three steps backward. In doing so his "You can't do it, friend Wardmore," said Dick, smil heel struck against a stone, and he fell backward to the fog. "Who in the fiend's name are you?" cried Wardmore, :hoarsely. ground, W ardmore coming down on top of him. As they started to fall a cry of delight escaped the lips of. Wardmore, for he thought he would be able to free his "l have been called 'the man with the iron grip,' friend wrists and kill his opponent, but the cry suddenly changed Wardmore." to one of pain and horror. "ITgh. Heap strong arm!" grunted Keenawhee. The reason of this was that Dick bad held onto the felTbe pallor which had come ove.r Lucy's face before the low's wrists with a grip of iron as he fell, and in going combat began had now given way to a more natural color. down had twisted the other's knife-hand in s11ch a manner She seemed to realize that Dick was more than a match that Wardmore fell upon the point of the weapon, which for Wardnrore, even though the latter had a knife in his penetrated several inches, inflicting a very severe wound band. "0 h, I am a dead man!" gasped W ardmore, and Dick The expression on the faces of Mr. and l\Irs. Lenox had turned the fellow over, and leaping up, pulled the knife now changed from one of alarm and anxiety to one of out of the wound. The blood spurted forth, and it was satisfaction. They, too, realized that the young man was evident that Wardmore was dangerously wounded. The a.!nply able to take care of himself. wound was in the right breast, however, and high up, so it the most surprised men were Wardmore's com-was not necessarily fatal, the youth decided. rndeti, who, although two hundred yards away, could see what was going on. "Looks as if the cap'n hez got 'imself inter trouble, hey, boys?" remarked one. "Tbet's right," from another; "ther feller hez got 'im by tber wrists, and he don; seem ter be able tcr do enny thin' ." "S
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12 THE LIBERTY BOYS' INDIAN FRIEND W ardmore s comrades had hastened forward, and were When Dick Slater walked into the patriot encampm i halfway to the house, but Dick motioned them back. in company with the Indian, it created considerable exci "Stop!" he called out; "wait till I dress his wound. ment, and the soldiers stared at Keenawhee in .ope : 'l'hen you may come and take him away." mouthed wonder. The men stopped, and Dick called for a basin of water, "Where did you find him, Dick?" asked Bob Estabroo i and some cloth for a bandage. Mrs. Lennox brought the another one of the "Liberty Boys." required articles, and Dick dressed the wound with as much "Oh, over in the timber bordering the Mohawk, Bob, skill as could have been shown by a surgeon, almost. was the reply. Wardmore was pale, but retained consciousness, and the "Strong Arm save Injun's life," said Keenawhee wit: youth was Sll.re the fellow would recover from the wound. great dignity. "Now you may come and take your friend away," he called out, and the men advanced. As a matter of precaution Dick and the Indian and the thret: members of the household retired into the house, and closed and barred the door. They did not know but the men might try to take revenge for the injury to their "What does he mean by 'Strong Arm,' Dick?" "That's what he calls me." "Why?" "B'cos um has mighty strong arm," said the Indian. "Dick Slater Keenawhee's brother; save Injun' s life; Kee nawhee fight for white brother-fight 'ginst redcoa ts, leader. The men made no motion toward doing anything ugh!" of the kind, however; their entire attention was directea toward their leader, whom they lifted carefully, and car ried away, disappearing presently in the timber. Then the door was unbarred, and the five felt safe once more. "I didn't intend to hurt the scoundrel," said Dick; "the inflicting of the wound was an accident." "Well, he deserved it," said Mr. Lennox. "Does he really mean it, Dick?" asked Mark Morrison, a number of the "Liberty Boys" having crowded around to take a look at the Indian. "Of course he means it, Mark. Keenawhee and I are sworn friends." "Is that so?" "Yes; I saved his life by killing a bear that was on the point of chewing him up, and: a little later he saved me "Yes, and I'm glad he was wounded," said Lucy; "it will from being hanged by a gang of desperadoes wh_ o had made put a stop to his bothering me for awhile." me a prisoner." "Served um right," said Keenawhee sententiously. "Ugh. Keenawhee kill one desp'rado," said the Indian "I wonder if there is any danger that the other men gravely. "Shoot arrer through um body-ugh!" will return and try to bother you, Mr. Lennox?" asked "That's right," agreed Dick; "he killed one and the Dick. others fled for their lives." "I hardly think so, Mr. Slater." "How did it happen, Dick? Tell us all about it," cried "I hope not; it will do no harm for you to remain on the "Liberty Boys." your guard, and keep your eyes open." "I haven't time now, boys. We must go and report to It w _as now getting well along toward evening, and Mr. General Gates. Keenawhee has some information for Lennox insisted ihat Dick and his Indian friend remain him." and take supper. Dick consented, and they stayed. It was So Dick and his red friend made their way to the tent evident that the Indian enjoyed the meal, for he ate as occupied by the general, and entering, proceeded to hold much as two common men could have disposed of. Dick, an interview with the American commander. too, ate with a relish, and when they were ready to start, General Gates, Dick shrewdly suspected, did not have he told his friends that he would try and get back again, very great confidence in Keenawhee. Dick felt that he before long, to see them. was not much to be blamed for this, as the Indians had Bidding Mr. and Mrs. Lennox and Lucy good-bye, Dick been aiding Burgoyne,_ and had committed many acts of and his Indian friend set out, and made their way in the cruelty while with the British. Among these may be men direction of the point where the patriot army was entioned the murder of Jane McCrea, a beautiful maiden who camped. bad been murdered by the Indians while on her way to join This was at a point a short distance below Conoes, and the man who was to have been her husband, a British offian hour and a half of rapid walking brought the two to cer, by the way. their destination. 'rhe general listened to all Keenawhee had to say, with-

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, THE LIBERTY BOYS' INDIAN FRIEND 13 nt saying much himself, and finally he dismissed the In-tion to Burgoyne, I will make it my business to settle with and told Dick to remain, as he wished to have a talk him the first chance I get!" "th him. "You cnn't tell about those Indians," said Bob; "they "You go to where the young men are stationed-the ones are all tricky." r e were talking to," said Dick, and the Indian nodded and "Somehow I didn't think Keenawhee was, Bob. I had i:unting an adieu to the general, took his departure. "What do you think, Dick?" asked Gates when the red rin had gone; "is that fellow's word to be depended upn ?" "L think so, sir," was the reply. "Humph! I have my doubts. I haven't any confidence l any of the red brutes." "Still, I think Keenawbee is an exception, sir." "Perhaps so, but I would advise you to keep your eye D. him. He may be here as a spy, and as soon as he has !en all he wishes to, he may slip away and carry the in >rmation to Burgoyne." "I hardly think he will do it, sir," said Dick; "but I will 1 you suggest keep an eye on him." "You will, in my opinion, "do well to do so." After i:en or fifteen minutes conversation Dick took bis ave and made his way to the quarters occupied by the (:iberty Boys . every confidence he was all right." "What has become of him, then?" 'I don't know. By the way, did any of the boys pester him in any way tbf!.t. would make him angry and cause him to go away?" "No, we treated him all right." "Then I don't understand it." At this instant a wild whoop was heard, coming from seemingly a couple of hundred yards away, in the timber. "'!.'hat was Keenawhee's voice!" exclaimed Dick. Again the whoop rang out. "What does it mean?" cried Bob. "'l'he skin is yelling to let us know that he has fooled us, and is glorying over it," said Sam Sanderson. "I don't know about that," said Dick, who was listen ing intently. "What do you think about it?" asked Bob. "I can't say, Bob. We will wait and see what happens." "Where is Keenawhee ?" he asked, looking all around. They waited, and a minute later there sounded another "I don't know," replied Bob; "he was here a few mowhoop--louder, and seemingly closer than before. ents ago." "Say, he's coming back toward our camp!" exclaimed 'l'hey looked all but nowhere was the redskin to Bob. "Sounds like it," agreed Sam Sanderson, while the 1 seen. He had silently and mysteriously disappeared. Was General Gates right? Dick asked himself this testion with some perturbation of spirit. Was Keena whee British spy, after all? Where had the Indian gone F ..CHAPTER VI. KEEN .A. WHEE'S DISAPPEARANCE. ['I wonder where the Indian went?" remarked Dick. 'You can't prove it by me," from Mark Morrison. 'Diel no one see him go?" he youths answered in the negative. Jo one had seen Keena whee leave. He had silently, and very mysteriously, disappeared: others nodded assent. All listened and watched the edge of the timber fifty yards distant with eager eyes. Then, of a sudden, the Indian, Keenawhee, came in sight -the moon was shining brightly-and on his back be was carrying a British soldier, a redcoat! "Great guns !" has a prisoner!" "A redcoat, too!" "He's all right, after all!" "Good He's true to us, as I thought be would be!'' this from Dick. Kcenawhee approached, and dumped the redcoat down upon ihe ground in front of Dick. spy," said Keenawbee, "me catch um out in woods." "Keena whee, you are a friend worth having!" cried Dick, slapping the redskin on the shoulde r. "What did 'Jove I hope be hasn't been fooling me,'' murmured you do to him?" stooping and looking at the prisoner, ck; "if he is guilty of having deceived me, and has en-who was unconscious. d this camp to spy on us, and then carry the informa"Hit um over the head with end of pistol," indicating

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14 THE LIBERTY BOYS' INDIAN FRIEND .. the pistol in his belt, which had been given him by Dick I am not a spy. I have been away from the army o that evening two weeks' leave of absence, owing to wounds, and was "Ah, then he'll be all right soon." to get back to it. For this reason, I think that "Ugh. Me no hit hard nuff to kill um." should simply hold me as a prisoner of war. If you h The youths poured some water in the insensible redcoat's or shoot me for a spy you will be doing me a great wroni face, and he presently came 1.o, and sat up. General Gates shook his head. "Guess we had better bind his arms," said Dick, anct "I don't believe your story," he said; "it is sue t his waa done. one as a man might make up in orde r to save his life. 'Now we'll take him before G:eneral Gates," said Dick, chances are gooa that you will perish as a spy should pe "'
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THE LIBERTY BOYS' INDIAN FRIEND l& 1 "I don't think so. it can't be helped, now." ry "You are right, sir/' rol And now, Dick, Pll tell you what I wish you would do. rn lbave no faith in wba't the Indian told us about the Brit"That would make it about six miles." "Yes; by the way, Bob, I guess it won't be any out of our way to go past the home of Mr. Lennox." "That's the place where you bad the :fight with that felg. ih and their and so forth, and I want that low, eh?" ou shall go on a spying expedition to-night. Will you "Yes." l 1oit ?" "Certainly, sir. I shall be glad to do so." is "Very well; what you tell me, when you return, I will The youth had told Bob the story of his adventures oi the evening before. "'l'hat's all right, then, Dick. We might as well go know I can rely on, but I would hate to make any arrangepast there if it isn't out of our way ments based on what the Indian told me." "I don't think it is." "I will go, to-night, sir, and will learn all that I possibly can." t During the day Dick made such preparations for the ad venture of the coming night as be thought necessa r y, and Bob pnt in a good portion of the time trying to persuade Dick to let him go along. '"l'wo heads are better than one," he insisted; "let me go, Dick." At last the youth consented, and when night had settled down over all, the two "Liberty Boys" set out on their dangerous journey CHAPTER VII. ROUTING THE REDCOATS. "'It would be a great joke if we were to run on to I Keenawhee in the British encampment, Dick," saia Bob. "So it would; but I don't expect to do so." "You don't?" "No." ''You think he is .true to us?" "I do." "General Gates doesn't." "I know that; but somehow I can't think Keena whee is false to us." "Neither can I." "He is away on some special business of his own, likely, and I'll wager that when all is known, it will be found that he is true, and was working in our interests "I hope so." 1 After a walk of an hour, they reached the road leading past the home of the Lennox s, but at a point a quarter of a mile from the house. 'Ehis was fortunate, for when they walked do1rn the road, and came to the house, they found a d6zen horses hitched to the fence "What does that mean, Dick?" "It means red'Coats, Bob, I'm thinking!'' was Dick's. reply. "l shouldn't wonder." "Yes and they are in the house, I doubt not "Do you suppose it means trouble for the folks?" I am afraid so." ''Let's reconnoiteT." "All right; come afong:" The two made their way to where the hornes '.\ere, and then paused. An idea bad come to "Let's turn the horses loose," be said. "I'm in for it!" "It will be good fun to make the redcoats have to walk back to their e ncampment." "So it will." "Bui, hold on; why not lead the horses away, and tie them somewhere, back in the timber, where their owners. can't :find them, and then take them back to our own en campment when we go?" "That is a good scheie, Dick." So the youths proceeded to put.. this plan in execution, and managed to get the horses away without havin g at tracted the attention of the redcoats. The animals were led to a point deep in the woods and' tied, and then the youths hastened back, and again approached the Thinking the y could the b etter dis cover what the enemy "I am sure it will turn out that way The two walk e d onward in silence for some time, and was doing by g oing around to the rear of the house, the y the n Bob a sked: did, and here an a s tonishing sight met their gaze "How far i s it to the Britis h encampm e nt, Dick?" It was moonlight, so the y could see quite well, and, "I don't Jmmr exa ct l y It i s a b out t\\o hours walk from et anding unde r a tree in the ba c k yard w e r e the redc o at s our camp, though, I think." and in their mid s t, \\ i t h a i ; ope a round hi s neck, and the

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16 THE LIBERTY BOYS' INDIAN FRIEND :rope thrown a limb of the tree, was Mr. Lennox. This done he left the man to the care of his wm N e:uby, weeping and begging that the life of the husband daughter, and called to Bob tocome back. .and father might be spared, were Mrs. Lennox and Lucy. "They may stop, now that they have reached the "Great Guns, Dick," whispered Bob, "here is a go!" ter of the timber," he 8aid; "so we had better be "y;ou are right,11\vas the reply. "We must save Mr. careful." Lennox, Bob!" "I'm with you, old man, for making the attempt." "Good! I think we can put them to flight." Mr. and Mrs. Lennox aild Lucy were profuse in 1 thanks to Dick and Bob for saving the life of the fo but the two simply laughed the matter off. ''How will you do it?" w d t ht b th k d" d D. k "W e o no w1s o e an e sa1 . e l "I'll tell you. We'll rush right out upon them, glad to be able to render you assistance in your tim1 il.t the top of our voices, 'Come on, boys !' 'Now we've got need. Say no m ore." them!' and such things as that, and will fire upon them as fast as we can." right; that ought to set them going." "I think so." The youths drew their pistols, and, )1olding one in either hand, got ready for the attempt. While doing so they heard one of the redcoats say: "Oh, but we must thank you," said Mr. Lennox, ea estly. "Just think what we already owed you for do what you did for Lucy last night, and now you have sa my life! We can never repay you for what you have don "Nor do we wish to be repaid; it is all right. And n you foiks had better get in the house and bar the doo The redcoats are likely to come back, and you will do w "You are a rebel, Dave Lennox, and as such you must not to give them another chance at you." die! We are going to hang you now. Are you ready, 1 "l 't tl tl h t f I I ?" won give lem ano ler c ance a me, 1 can rn boys it. They knocked at the door, and I opened it witho "Ready!" came the reply from the men holding the r-0pe.1 r. k. h t 1 d d th d c 1m -mg t a was m any anger, an ey seize me a "Then pull him up'" carried m around to the tree, and' were going to hang me The men started to pull on the rope, wild screams escaped I "\n 11 t th h b h' d b d d t'l th . v e s ay in e puse, e in arre oors un i the lips of Mrs. Lennox and Lucy, and at the same mstant t k tl d t f tl t f th t uave a en 1eu epar ure rom us par o e coun r) Dick and Bob ru s hed toward the redcoats, yelling at the top o.f their voices. "We've got then1 now, boys," cried Bob. Crack, crack "Come on, boys Don't let one of the rascals escape !" from Dick. They will come back to get their horses, you k:qow, and Bo and I will hide just across the road, and warn them to g away and stay away." "Very well." Mr. and 1frs. Lennox and Lucy entered the house closed and barred the doors, while Dick and Bob went ou Crack, crack to the road, crossed it, and hid among the trees at th The sudden appearance of the youths on the scene came farther side. as a surprise to the redcoats, and the words of the two frightened them. They thought they were being attacked "Say, they'll be mad when they find their horses gom by a stronger force than their own, and l etting go of the .eh, Dick?" said Bob, with a chuckle. rope, they fled at the top of their speed, leaving three of "They will, for a fact, Bob." their party lying dead op the ground. The two youths kept up a loud shouting, for they wished to keep the enemy flying. If the redcoats were to take time to stop and reconnoiter, and see that they were at tacked by only two, then they would turn and put Dick and Bob to flight. They were so badly frightened they did not pause long enough to make the discovery, however, but.continued run ning at their best speed, until they disappeared in the "Well, l'm glad we got the horses away "So am I, and if we can get them to our own encamp ment, they will come in very handy." "So they will." The youths had reloaded their pistols, and now, wit] the weapons held in readiness for instant use, they watche1 and waited for the c9ming of the redcoats. They did not have long to wait. Perhaps ten niinute had elapsed since they' took up their position, and the1 ber two hundred yards distant. they saw the redcoats come stealing around the house, arn Meanwhile Dick had cut the bonds binding Mr. Lennox's out to the road. arm s and had removed the rope from: around his neck. At once a wild chorus of exclamations went from thi

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THE LIBEl, .:IOYS' INDIAN FRIEND 1 7 1cdcoats, the exclamations being followeP, by volleys of nothing more from the enemy, they emerged from the tim "Those scoundrelly rebels have stolen our horses!" the uths heard one of the d r a goons say "So they have f' from another. The scoundrels from a third. "Jove!" from the first speake r ; I have a good mind to burn this rebel's house down over his head!" "Yes, yes! Let's do it!" was the cry "I guess we'll have to take a little hand in the conversa tion, eh, Dick?" from Bob "Yes, Bob." Then Dick lifted up his voice and called ber and went to the house. "Now, if you will get a spade, Mr. L e nn ox, said Dick, "Bob a nd I will h e lp you bury the dead r e dcoats The farmer got the spade, and the three to bury the six dead redcoat s "I don't think the Briti sh will bother you again to-night, Mr. L;nnox," sa id Dick; "so we will b e going." ""Where are you bound for?" "We are going to the Britis h e n campment on a spying expedition;" "\V ell, be very car eful. That i s dangerous work." out: "So it sir; but we have had considerable experience in "We will give you just five minutes to make yourselves that line, and I guess w e will be able to do the work in scarce around here! We have you covered with our weap safe ty ons, and could riddle you, but if you will go away at once, Then the youths bade the m embe r s of the Lennox family and promise to never again bother :Mr. Lennox 's folks, we good-night, and took their d e parture. will s pare you." They walk ed up the road in the direction that had beeh Let 's not do any thing of the kind, captain," said one taken by th e fugitire redcoats a s hort time before, and hall of the dragoons in a low voice. "There are not more than a mile up the road they turned a bend in the road-to find three or four of the scoundrels, or they would have fired 1 themsehes confronted by an Indian. u pon us, and tried to kill all of us, rather than try to get us to go away '"rhat does seem reason a ble," the captain replied; "well, get ready, and at the word, charge the scoundrels." "All right," was the reply in a low chorus The youths beard the murmur of the voices, however, and expected that the redcoats were up to some kind of a trick. "You will be wise if you don't try any tricks !" called out Di c k warningly; "if you try any, and get into trouble, you will have only yourselves to blame for it. "Charge roared the captain of the dragoons, and the edcoats came rushing across the road, straight toward the point where the youths were concealed "Give it to them, Bob!" cried Dick, and the youths fired four sho ts in rapid succession, and dropped three of the e nemy. This was too much for the redcoats, who paused, whirled and then fled up the road at the top of theij speed "Don't. venture back, if you value your lives!" called out Dick, and although no reply came back there was little doubt that the fugitives heard and understood. The Indian was Keena1rhee OHAPTER VIII. CAPTURED. "Keenawhee !" exclai med Dick. "Our Indian fri e nd from Bob. "Ugh!" grunted the Indian. "Whe re white brothers goin' ?" "See here, Keenawhee," sa id Dick, s omewhat sternly; "are we your white brother s s ure e nough, or are you play ing us false?" "You Keenawhee 's b1;others. Me no play false. Me good Injun-heap hon es' -no play trick, like bad white men." "You are s ure you are hon est, and true to us, Keena whee ?" "Ugh. H eap sure." "Then what makes you act so que erly?" "I think that will be enough for them," said Bob. "I "How m e act queer?" don't b e lieve they will venture back. They have lost half "Why, in s lipping away from the e ncampm e nt, without heir number, and that is enough to put a damper on letting anyone know where you were going hem." "So it is." "Oh, that nothin'. That way Indian do. H e no can do lik e white s ojer s They haf to do jes what one man say; The youths waited perhaps ten minutes,and then, hearing Keenawhee no can do that, so he s lip away

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r18 THE LIBERTY BO-Y / INDIAN FRIEND -===-================:=-:========================================================================= "Well, what have you been doing?" "Me be'n keepin' watch on redcoat camp." "Well, white brother want to be ver' careful, or they be captered," the Indian warned. "You have?" "Yes, we will be careful, Keenawhee." "Ugh." The leaned forward, and peered down upon the "Have you learned anything of importance?" encampment for two or three minutes, in silence, and th "No learn much. No matter, big white chief, in tent, Dick turned to speak to Keenawhee--to find the India he no Keenawhee, ennyhow." gone. "You mean General Gates?" I He had disappeared so silently that the youths had no "Ugh. Big chjef. He no like Injun. the redskin knows more than a fellow would think for, eh, Dick?" chuckled Bob. "That's right, Bob." Then to the Indian: "So you think Gates does not like you?" ''Me know. Kcenawlfee have heap good eyes." "Well, you are right in your suspicion, Keenawhee, but you must acknowledge that to slip away as you did last night is not calculated to strengthen anyone's confidence in you." "But Keenawhee capter redcoat:-bring um into pa triot camp. That prove that Injun honest an' true." "Well, that did have soll)e influence with General Gates, known it when he went. "Say, that beats the Dutch; Dick!" exclaimed Bob, in a low, cautious tone "When and where did that redskin go?" "I don t know." "Neither do I. Say, he's a queer one, isn't he?" "Yes, but I believe he is true to us." "Do you really think so?" ; "Y cs. I think he is honest, and that he is acting fair with us "'Nell, I hope so." "Oh, I am sure of but, come, we must get to work." "So we must. Wbat is the first thing on the program?" "We will slip ... down as close to the encampment as we and if you hadn't slipped away in the night, I believe he can without being discovered, and see what the redcoats would have had faith in you." are doing." "Me no could stay. Me mus' be out in timber-no can 1 "'ll h' h d d I f 11 ."l. ng t;yougoa ea ,an w1 o ow. stay in camp. Me true to white brot\1ers-he'p um, much, D" 1 1 d th d th t l d th d f th IC:' e e way, an ey s o e own e --s1 e o e knoll, until they reached the edge of the little valley in "All right, Keena whee. I believe in you, and trust which the British encampment lay Here, hidden behind if want." you trees, they watched what was going on with interest. "Ugh. Heap good!" I They had been in this position perhaps twenty minutes "And if you will guide us to the camp of the redcoats, we 1 when of a sudden there was a crackling in the brush just will be much obliged to you." behind them; and as they whirled, to see what was making "Me show white brothers the noise, they found themselves seized by strong hand s He turned on his heel, and led the way up the road a disand dark forms were all around them The youths struggled fiercely, but their ,assailants outtance of half a mile, and then he turned aside, and entered the timber, the youths keeping close behind him. numbered them 4iix to one, and they were speedily over Ten minutes of this, and then Keenawhee paused, and come, and their wrists bound together behind their backs. pointed through an opening between the trees growing on Then the captors, who were British soldiers, led the youthe the side of a little knoll, on the top of which they were out into the open, and on into the encampment. The of the redcoats with the two pris oners occa"There redcoat camp," he murmured. sionecl considerable excitement, and a great crowd collected, Campfires could be seen burning down at the foot of to look at the youths. the knoll and men could be seen moving about. Where did you find them?" "Thanks, Keena whee," whispered Diel{; "now we will see if we can enter the camp, and find out what General Gates wishes to know." "I s'pose big chief b 'leeve what white brothers say," said the Indian. .. Yes." ''What are they, rebels?" "Are they spies?" ''What are you going to do with them?" "Who are you two fellows?" Such a few of the exclamations given u t te rance to by the British soldiers, but the youths made I\O r e ply. I

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'l'HE LIBER'rY BOYS' I NDIAN FRIEND id "Bring the priso;ners this way," some o n e called out, "Do you know what I think?" asked the ge:hera l afte r a after awhile; "General Burgoyne wishes to interview few moments them." "No, sir." Dick and Bob looked at each other dubiously. They felt "I think that you two young fellows are rebels," went o n that they w e re in great danger. They would be taken for Burgoyne, calmly; "and I think, moreover, that you are spic$, without doubt, and would be shot or hanged, likely. s gies !" It was a pleasant prospect, but they said nothing, and "I assure you that you are wrong, sir maintaine d an undaunted front. "You could not make me believe so in a week, my boy; The f:!aptors led the youths along, and presently paused but I have some work which I wish to attend to to -night, in front of a large tent. This was the headquarte r s of so will defer my examination of yon till morning. Take General Burgoyne, and the two "Liberty Boys" were soon 1 standing in the British general's presence The general eyed them searchingly, the youths met them away," this last to the men wh o had led prisoners into the tent. The soldiers lea. the youths out of the tent, away his gaze unflinchingly. 'rhey were veterans and were to the edge of the encampment, whe r e they tied Dick and brave to rashness They were not the youths to be fright-Bob to two trees a few yards apart. e ned by b e ing brought into the p esence of the commander of th British forces. "Well," said General Burgoyne, after having finis hcd his survey of the prisolfers, "who are you two young fel lows?" "We are farmer boys, sir," replied Dick. "Say you so?" with a peculiar smile; "so you are fanner boys?" "Yes, sir "Whe re do you live?" "About six mi les from here." "In whi c h direction?" "North and west, sir on the Mohawk." ''Ah! What are you doing over here in this part of the country?" of our horses strayed away, sir, and we came in this direction to look for them." General Burgoyne gazed searchingly at the you ths "Humph!" he grunted presently; "do you think I credit your stO>J ?" "His the truth, sir." "You cannot deceive me, boy." ' I am not trying to do so, sir "I fea r you have not many scrup les in r ega r d to speak-ing what is not true, young man!" "l have spoken no word but the truth, so fa r s ir. The general laughed drily. "There is an old saying that 'all is fai r in love o r war,' and these are war times. I think, too, tha t you have heard that saying, my b,py." "Oh, yes, sir; I've heard the saying." "And have been putting it in practice, eh?" "No, sir. 'rwo soldiers were placed on guard over them, and the n the camp resumed its customary appearance of quietness "Well, what do you think of this, old man?" asked Bob when the sentinels were at the farthe r end of their beats "It is bad, Bob." "Bad is no name for it. Say, do you suppose the Indian is responsible for this?" ''You mean do I think he betrayed us?" "Yes." "I bnrdly know what to think, Bob." "It l ooks a bit suspicious, it seems to me." "Yes, but somehow I cannot help thinking that Kee na whee is true to us." "Ugh! White brother right!" came in a 101v, guttural voice from some brush nea r at hand. "Keenawhee is trhe to white brothers. Wait. Injun come back bime by an' set white boys free! Mus' wait till sojers get to slee p. "Great guns! that's him, now!" said Bob in. an ama z ed but cautious voice. "You are right, Bob Then in a slightly louder voice the youth said: "We will wait patiently, and be on t he looko u t for you, Keena whee!" "Heap good!" came back in the Indian's voice. "Whit e brothers be careful; redcoat man comin' The sentinel was approaching, and the you t h s beca m e sil ent CHAPTER IX. IN GHEAT DANGEH When the sentinel had gone back to the farther end o f I his bea.t the youths again called out cautiously to Keena w}lee,. but received no reply.

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20 THE LIBERTY BOYS INDIAN FRIEND H e s gon e,"'s11id Bob. j hunting-knife, the "Liberty Boys Indian fri end crept up I g uess you are right, Bob; but I didn t hear him go, u e h i nd t h e pri s oner s-firs t :pi c k and th e n Bob-and cut did yon ?" t heir b o nds. No." They w e r e free "He' s wonde rfully s kill fu l a t woodcraft i s n t he?" "Yes, he b e at s an yone I have e ver known." "Well, I hope he will b e a b le to rescue us." .Their hearts. bound e d with delight, but at the s ame time j the y r e alized that they were not by any means safe a s ye t ....-1 They were fre e from their bond s but they w e re noi y e t "So do I. And I think h e w ill s ucceed, too." The you t h s became sil e n t for the senti,nel was return in g and this tim e when h e got there ; he pau s ed, and began pacing bac k and forth only a few y a rds di s tant. The y ouths did not like this very w ell, bu t c ould not help th e mselves. "Well, you fellows have g ot yourselves in a p r e tty mess, out of the British encampment. There were other s entinels near at hand. Fortunately, however, they were not far from the edge of the encampment, and this would make it a much more si mple matter to get away than it would have been had the y been near the center. They left their places against the trees, and moved slowly ha ven' t you,'' the sentinel said a.fte r awhil e and carefully toward the thicker timb e r, from the midst -"Oh, I don t know," replied Di ck. "We couldn't help of which Keenawhee had come. it." He was in advance of them,' and moved slowly, 1 as he "No, of c our s e not; but why didn t you stay a way from feared that if the youths attempted to move more bri5kly the camp ? t hey would make such a noise as would attract the atten" We s tumbl e d upon it by acc id e nt, and p r o babl y w ould tion of the sentinels: h a v e gone awa y had not som e of your men leaped upon u s and mad e u s prisoners." A s it was, the y w e re not to get away unseen. One of the sentinel s happened to catch sight of them as they stole "Oh, that is the way of it, eh?" a long, and he gave utterance to a wild yell, and :fired his "Y es. . kt I mus e The s entine l said no more, but continued to pace backThe b ull e t w ent wild, as th_ e soldier had not s topped to ward and forward for more than an hour, when be wa;i tak e aim, but the noise of the shot, and the yelling which relieved, another coming on in hi s place. the m a n kept up s oon aroused the camp, and the redcoats Another hour passed, and the y ouths began to gro".I' .. imw ere seen leaping to their feet and seizing their muskets pati e nt. Why did not the Indian make tbe attempt to rescue them? What was he waiting for? with great alacrity. "Follow me!" said Keenawhee, and he darted away. The youths leaped into a run, and followed their Indian The entire camp-with the exception o f the sentinel&fri end at wonderful speed. Doubtless Keenawhee himself was surprised when he was now wrapped in slumber, and if 'it would be possible to free the youths at all, this was a good a time as any The s entine l presently paused, and stood, gazing toward th e h eart of the encampment, and of a sudden the youths, whos e faces were in the other dir e ction, saw a dark form looke d back and saw the youths close at his heels, for a grunt e s cap e d hi s lips, and he increased his speed. "White boys heap good runners!" he mutter ed. "That heap much good." stealing along. Onward the y dash e d, and they could h ear the s ounds of S o sil e ntly and stealthil y did th e d ark form move that pur s ui t quite plainly, for it was a night when sounds trav one would a lmo s t have im agi n e d it to b e a s h a d o w; but e l e d w ith e a s e the youth s kn e w b ette r. The y kn e w it was Keenawhee, But the Briti s h s oldiers could n e-ver overtake a r e d man their Indian fri e nd. And he was cr e e ping close r and c loser to the s entinel. o f the forest and t w o youths as expert as himself, and the fu g iti v e s rapic y dr e w away, until the y could h ear n o Th e re was anoth e r s entin e l, but he was some distance sounds of purs uit. away. Then Keenawh e e paused. Closer and clos er crept the d a rk form. Pres ently it was "White brothers go on now, by he said quietly. 1 right behind the sentinel, and was ready for action. "We can do so, yes. But where are you going?" First the redcoat sentinel a deathblow with lli.s ":M:e go to camp where more Injuns be." I l

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THE LIBERTY BOYS' INDIAN FRIEND 21 "But I tho ught you were going to be our friend help us fight for independence, Keenawhee," said Dick. "That what me goin' t' do." "Then why not come on to the patriot encampment with us?" A candle was burning in the one room of the cabin, and a glan?e around quickly told the youths into whose hands they had fallen. For lying on a rude cot at one side of the room was Harold Wardmore, the man with whom Dick had had the "Me want try t' git more Injuns t' he'p fight fur indeencounter at the home of Lucy Lennox, and whom he had pendence." Keenawhee, is that your reason for going to the Indian camp?" "Ugh. That reason." -"All right, anp. if you can persuade them to help us fight for independence, do so." "Me will." "Good! Well, good-bye." "Good-b_ye. See white brother 'fore ver' long." Then they parted, the Indian turning away at almost accidentally wounded with his own knife. W ardmere was awake, and the instant his eyes fell upon Dick's face they became filled with a look of fiendish delight. i< Ha, ha, ha!" he laughed. "So you are in my power, you young scoundrel!" "It would seem so," replied Dick coolly. "It is so; and I shall make you pay dearly for this little wound in my shoulder!" "You are to blame for the wound yourself." right angles, the youths continuing onward: "You lie!" ,-' had not gone in.ore than half a mile when they "Oh, come," smiled Dick; "don't indulge in such lanwere suddenly set upon by,eight or nine men, who leaped guage. It is unbecoming one who pretends to be a man, out from behind some brush, and although they struggled and besides, if you allow yourself to become excited, it fiercely, they were overpowered, and their hands together behind their backs. "Who are you, and why have you done this?" asked Dick. may be bad for your wounded shoulder." "Bah! My shoulder is all right. Who is the other fellow?" "I don't know," replied Dick pr?mptly. "I just hapA hoarse laugh was the only answer: pened to run across him in the timber, and as he has never "Tell us why you have se upon us and made us prisdone anything to you, you had better set him free and let oner s," said Dick. '"Ye'll know soon enuff," was the gruff reply, from the one who seemed to be leader. "Who are you fellows?" "Thet don' matter." "Who do you think we are?" "Oh,. we know who ye air." "You do?" "Yas." "Who are we?" "That's all right." There seemed to be nothing to be gained by questioning the fellow, so Dick desisted. The little party, with Dick and Bob in its midst, was him go." "Oh, ho! That would be a nice thing to do, wouldn't it?" said the outlaw leader. "You can't fool me by a ny such statement as that. He is a friend of yours, and as such wili have to share your fate." "Ob, pshaw! That isn't treating him fairly at all." "Yes it is. I know my business, and I am not at all sorry to have two victims instead of one." "Oh, I suppose not. Why not send out and bring in a few more and treat them roughly, just because you have a grudge against me?" "That's all right. The young fellow is a friend of yours, and will have to suffer." are you going to do with us?" soon making its way through the timber in a different di"Kee p you prisoners until to-morrow, and then I will rection from the one the youths bad been pursuing, and decide what your fate shall be." a half hour later a log cabin was reached. "What is our fate likely to be?" The cabin stood deep in the woods, down in a sort of gully, and so well concealed wa-s it a person might have passed within fifty feet of it without suspecting its presence. One of the men opened the door and entered, the others foUowing with the prisoners. "Well, yours will be death!" There was a fierceness about the fellow's looks and tone that proved be meant what be said. "Death, you say?" inquired Dick, coolly. "Yes." "Ob, pshaw Aren t you putting it on a bit heavy?"

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THE LIB.ERTY' BOYS' INDIAN FRIEND Not a, bii:. Look at me here:,. a wounded and helpless What did it mean? Was he, after all, false to the "Libman, all oi which is: your work. You must and. shall die." erty Boys"? "Some time." He kept close enough behind the youths so that he could "To>-mrrow. , "Oh, I guess you don't mean it." "Y eu will see Then the leader of the band ordered that the prisoners' ankles be bound, the. same as their wrists, this was "Now tumble the pair of them down on the floor," was # the next order ; "and whatever you do, don't let them escape. If you do the man who is responsible, or at fault, will die!" The youths vrere rolled over to one side of the room, out of the way, and the members of the band soon afterward lay down, with the exception of one, who remained up, seemingly for t he purpose of keeping watch over the priskeep on their trail, and was within hearing and seeing distance when the men leaped upon the two and made prisoners of them. Keenawhee had started forward, as if to go to the assist of the two when the struggle first began, but paused and shook his head. "No, Keenawhee do more good t' stay out uv fight," he said to himself; "bad white men too strong for brothers an' Keenawhee, and Injun kin do more if free than if he try to he'p fight." So he remained secreted near the scene of the struggle until it was ended and the youths were led away prisoners, and then he followed. When they reached the log cabin and entered Keenawhee oners and attend to the needs of the wounded leader. crept U.P close and listened io the conversation between Ail the men were soon asleep, with the exception of \Vardmore .and Dick. Harold Wardmore and the man on watch. Dick and Hob, "Ugh. Heap good!" he said to himself; "bad white men though pretending to be asleep, were wide awake, for they np hurt Keenawhee's white brothers till 'morrer, an' Iujun were determined to make an attempt to escape if the o p-I kin git braves an' come an' kill white men." portunity presented itsel. I Then he stole away through the timber. Faster and Next W ardmore went to and later on tlie man on faster he walked, till he was going in the long, loping gait watcl1 dozed off and then Dick and Bob beaan workino-at! used by Indians in traveling distances, and this was kept b 0 their bonds, in the hope that they might be able to free up for two hours. themselves. Then he came to an Indian village on the bank of the Mohawk River. That he was well known here was eviThey made very siow work of this, for the ropes had been tied tightly, but nothing daunted, they kept steadily dent, for he was greeted with guttural cries of pleasure by the braves seated about the campfires. at it. They knew that they were working to save their lives, and feeling that they had onfy themselves to depend on, they could not afford to become discouraged. It must have been two o'clock in the morning, the youths judged, when of a sudden there was a terrible crash, and the cabin-door flew off its hinges and fell broadside on the floor and on top of one of the sleeping outlaws CHAPTER X. BACK IN THE PATRIOT ENCA111PMENT. This was the tribe to which Keenawhee belonged, and he at once began talking to a lot of the young braves. He talked wholly in the Indian language, and told them how his life had been saved by a young white man, who had shot the bear that was about to chew him into bits, and then he went on and told how he had become the friend of the white man, and how he had promised to be true to his I white brother and help fight for liberty. Then he told how the young man was a prisoner in the hands of some bad white men, and asked his brother braves to go with him and help kill the bad white men and free the white brother and a comrade of his who was with him. There is little doubt that the desire to kill the bad white men had more to do with it than the desire to help Keena Unknown to Dick and Bob, there had been a witness to whee free his two white friends, but be that as it may, the their capture by Wardmore's band. braves said they were ready and willing to go and do what Keenawhee had not gone away in the direction in whi1ch 1 their brother brave wished them to do. he started when he parted with the boys. Instead, he had I "Come, then:," said Keena whee, "it is a long way, and / 'luickly whirled and had followed close upon their heels. I will take us a long time to get there." .

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THE LIBERTY BOYS' INDIAN FRIEND A score of bra:v:es accompanid him, and they set out none of his brother braves attempted to attack the two. through the timber under his guidance. Keenawhee did When the outlaws were all dead cut the ropes not go quite so fast now, as there were too many in the binding Dick's and Bob's arms, and they sat up and rubbed party, and there was no real necessity for haste, anyway. their limbs to get the blood to circulating. They were perhaps two hours and a half in making the "You have rescued us again, Keen.awhee !" exclaimed journey, and then they reached the cabin. Dick, with gratitude in his tones. "That is twice in one Keenawhee reconnoitered, and tried the door, to find it night that you have practically saved our liv es. You a re fa sten,ed. getting us very deeply in your debt." 'l'his he had expected, however, and was prepared for "Keenawhee glad if save white brothers," the Indian "Bad white men all asleep, I think," he said, when he said, simply. "All that Injun ask is that white brothers returned to where the others were; "the door fastened, an' b'leeve Keenawhee trueto um." we mus' break it down. Hunt roun' till you fin' good, big "Well, I guess we cannot help believing it now, Ke e nalog. With it we break door down." whee!" 'l'he braves immediately scattered and began hunting "That's right, Keenawhee !" added Bob. "You are true around, and soon a peculiar call from the direction taken as true can be." "Here hea. p good log," the brave remarked; "with it we men," the Indian said, noting that the youths were looking "Speck white brothers think it bad for to kill whil.te by one of the Indians drew the others to the spot kin knock door down one lick." around them, upon the dead bodies of the outlaws, "but "You right," agreed Ke e nawhee; "lif' up log, an' bring hey ver' bad white men.,., 'long." The braves did so, and were soon standing before the cabin, the log h eld in their strong hands. "When I say word, bu'st door down," said Keenawhee; "then drop log an' rus h in an' kill all bad white men Don' hurt two good white men. You will know um by they "'\Ve know that, Keenawhee," said Dick; "and I guess they deserved the ate that overtook them." "Ugh. They rob other white people-steal much kill other white people, a.n' then say Injuns do it." "I judge they have done all those things, and more." "Ugh. Heap bad men Do almos' e nny thing." 1 havin' ropes on arms an' legs 1 T h b dd d t d th t d f "Well, they won't do it any more after to-night." e raves no e assen an en a a wor rom J . ,, . K h th kl f d d t k tl d I No, Keenawhee tbmk not, and somet hmg verv like eenaw ee ey ran qmc y orwar 11n s rue ie oor . . . t 'bl bl 'tl th b tt d f th 1 Th d a grim smile appeared on the Indians visage, provmg that a ern e ow w1 1 e u e n o e og. e bor, 1 I b d th 'd 1 d t b t t d t I he was not wholly devoid of a sense of gnm humor. w 11 e arre on e ins1 e, 1a no een cons rue e o After some discussion it was decided that the youth s withstand any such shock as this, and flew off the hinges and fell to the floor, as already told at the c lose of the pre ceding chapter. start at once for the patriot army encampment, but as they were not sure of their way, Keenawbee said he would guide them. He bad a short conference with the Then, with wild yells and whoops, the reaskip.s rushed into the cabin, and in less time than it takes to tell it braves, in the Indian and then, with Dick and Bob, took his departure. they had put member of Wardmore's band-the wounded l eader included-to d eat h with tomahawk and An hour and a half of rapid walking, and t h e n Keenaknife whee paused, and said: The outlaws had l eaped up and made an attempt to re"Go straight ahead, two, three minutes; then white sist, but had bad no chance at all, as they were drowsy and brothers come to camp of sojers with blue coats." could hardly see. It was like a strange, terrible night"Are you not coming with us?" a s ked Dick. mare to them, and when they awoke it was in the other "Not now; goin' back. Ke e nawhee want try t' git_Inju n world. braves t' come with um, an' he' p fight fur ind e p e ndence." Keenawhee had taken note of the position of Dick and "Do you think you can succeed?" Bob the instant be entered, and had leaped to their sides "Dunno. Keenawbee kin try." for be .;feared that in their zeal and ferocity some of bis "All right; do the best you can. Get as many of your bro the r braves mi gh t deal his young friends deathblows I ndian fri e nds to come and j oin u s as you possibly can." with knife or tomahawk "Kee nawbee will." He was ample protection for the youths, however, anc1 I The n be turned and strode away

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THE LIBERTY BOYS' INDIAN FRIEND The youth s moved forward, and a few minutes lat e r were 1 The patriot commander li s tened and then said : gr eeted with th e fam\liar call: Who goes there?" "Friends," replied Dick. "Advance, fri e nd s and give the count e rsign." The yout h s did so, and as they had the count e r s ign, they gave i t, an d w e r e p e rmitted to ente r the e ncampment. They w e n t a t once to the quarters occupied by the "Lib e rty B oys," a nd lay dow n and w e r e soon asl e ep. They had h a d some n a rrow e s cap es; their lives had been in danger, but i t d id n o t have an y effec t on them. They slept as peacefull y a s if the y had n e v e r been called upon to run the ri sk o f l o .sin g their lives. A fter breakfas t n ext m orn i n g they visite d the head qu a r te r s t e n t a nd r e ported to Gen e r a l Gates. He li ste n e d t o their sto ry, and w h e n the y had finished he tha nked them for the inform at ion whi c h they had brought; b u t whe n Dick aske d him what h e now thought about Keenawhe e the India n, h e shook h i s h e ad, a nd said that h e h ardly kn e w \\hat t o think. "This may be true, and it may not be." "I have no doubt of its truth, sir." "Well, I am not so sure. I will have to have corrobbra tive evidence." "Let me go and spy upon the British, sir," s aid Dick. "Very well; you have confidence in this Indian. You go with him and have him show you that he ha s told the truth; then when you come to me and tell me that it is true, I will believe it. "Very well, sir." Dick return e d to where Keenawhee was awaiting his c oming, and said to him : "Will you guide me to a s pot whe r e I can observe the movements of the British?" "Yes; me guide white brother." "All right. Come along." The Indian s aid not a word, but strode away, Dick keep ing clos e by his side. Onward throu g h the timber they w e nt, for more tha n I am not convince d t h a t h e i s to be trus t e d," the gentwo hours, and the n Keenawhee c ame to a stop on the t o p eral said; "he is a n India n, and l ike all su c h i s cunning, of a knoll which o v erlooked th e country for miles around. and the chances a r e tha t in acting as h e h a s t owar d y ou "If white brother climb up in tre e," he said, him can he has some deep sch e m e whi c h h e h o pes to m ake a s u c-1 see redcoats cess." "All right; up I go." I hardly thin k so, sir," said Dick. "I am confident The y outh climbed the tree, and was soon in the very that he is true to u s and that he w ill fight for ind e pendtop. H e look e d down into the vall ey, and sure e nough he e nce when we meet the Briti s h in b a ttl e arra y." "Yes, a nd h e w ill likel y ha v e a lot of braves with him," said B ob. The you t h s sai d no mor e but t ook t h eir d e parture. The gen e r a l don't think v e r y mu c h of Indians, does h e? r ema rk e d B ob, as the y w a lk e d away. No, and I can't s a y that I bla m e him for fee ling that saw the Britis h army on the march. It w a s toilin g along, like some huge vari-colored animal, and Dick watched its progress with interest. Ye s there is no doubt that Burgoyne is head e d for the Huds on," he murmured. "Well, I will remain h e re and keep watch till they go into camp this e v e ning." He watch e d for an hour or more, and then c a lled out way, as fa r as Indian s in general are concerned; but io hi s Indian friend: K eenawhee i s differ e nt. He i s an unu s uall y intelligent r e d' "He llo down the re, Keenawh ee, how are y ou getting s kin, and h e i s s o g r a t e ful t o m e for s a v ing his life tha t along?" he will be t ru e to us, I a m sure." "Oh, all ri ght, tha nk y ou," came back in unmi s takably Shortly a f te r noo n, th a t day Keen a w hee ente r e d the en-Eng li s h accen ts ; "how are you getting along up there in camprn cnt an d aam e to Di c k with the information that the tree; Mr. R e bel?" Burgoyn e 's a rmy was a d v an c in g toward the p oint occupied by patri o t a rm y CHAPTER XI. INDIAN R E CRUITS. The youth mad e sear c hin g inquiries, and dre w forth all th e info r matio n possessed b y the Indian, and the n he ha s t e ned to Gener a l Gates with it. "Great guns !-a r e dcoat!" thou ght Dick, and he looked down through the branches of the tree. To his a m a z e ment and con s t e rnation h e saw a party of perhaps a score of redcoat s a nd the y had surrounded the tree, and w e re looking up at him with grins of triumph on their faces. What had become of Keenawhee? Had he been made a prisoner? Where had he

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THE LIBERTY BOYS' INDIAN FRIEND 25 I Such were the questions which went through Dick's I "No." mind, but of course he could not answer them. He simply "Why did you get up there, then?" stared down at the British soldiers in amazement. I "To look at the country, and s e e which way I had bet"Who are you fellows?" asked Dick, having decided ter go." upon course. "Who are we?" "Yes." "We are British soldiers, can't you see?" "Oh, so you are. I hadn't noticed your uniforms. But what do you mean by calling rhe a rebel?" "Just what we say." "I'm not a rebel." "Ob, aren't you?" The tone proved that the man did not believe what Dick said. ''No." "What are you, then?" "A boy up a tree." "Ha, ha, ha! So you are. Tha is a self-evident fact. And you are a rebel up a tree, too!" "You are wholly mistaken, sir." a bit of it." "Yes you are." "Bah! What are you doing up in the tree?" "Watching the British army march." "Watching it march, eh?" "Yes." "Then you're a spy." "Oh, no." ''Why you watching the British army then?" "Just for fun." "For fun, eh?" "Yes." "You don't expect me to believe that, do you?" "Hul:nph !" "And then, happening to see the army marching, I have remained up here to watch it, just out of curiosity.' "Likely story." "It's true." "In places. The next thing you intended doing was to go to the rebel army and tell what you have seen." "0 h, no ; you are mistaken." "I don't think so; come down!" "What?" "I say, come down out of that tree!" "What_ for?" "Because I tell you to." "You are not my boss." "You' ll find that I am. Come down, I want to look at you." "And if I refuse?" ''Then my men will bring you down with bullets, just as if you were one of the 'coons or wildcats of these delect able wilds.'" "What!" cried Dick, in a tone of simulated fright. "You heard what I said!" "But-sure ly you-you wouldn't--wouldn't shoot a-a fello would.J70U ?" "Ha, ha, ha! What do you think we a.re, anyway ?-just play soldiers? Why, my rebel friend, we would as lieve put a dozen bullets through you and drop you out of the tree as to wait for you to climb down, so you had better hurry." "But--" "Of course." "No 'buts' about it, I tell you. The boys here would "Well, you will be disappointed. We are not such fools like a chance to see you come tumbling down, so climb, as that." "It's the truth that I have told you, just the same." "Bah! Who are you?" "I'm a farmer boy." "Bosh!" "It's true." "Where do you live?" "Three miles from here, to the southward." "What are you doing up here?" "I came up here in search of one of
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'l'HE LIBERTY BOYS' INDIAN FRIEND calling up to him to hurry, and at last he was standing on "That's so," agreed Dick. "Well, which way are we to the lowest limb, and on the point of leaping to the ground go?" when there came an interruption. Whish-swi sh! went something, and a shower of arrows struck among the redcoats, dropping six or seven, dead or wounded. "Go to patriot camp, if wp.ite brother want The youth uttered an exclamation of surprise, and looked inquiringly at the two score young braves who near. "Is that a fact, Keenawhee ?" he a s ked. "Will these Then on the ai f rose the wild warwhoop of the redman young braves go with us and fight for ind e p e ndence?'' of the forest. Keenawhee pointed to the dead forms of the redcoats. Whi sh.-swish Again a shower of arrows came hurtling through the air, and two' or three more of the redcoats fell. "Indians !" shouted the leader of the British; "charge the red fie nd s boys They will not stand before us. Charge th em, and fire the instant you get sight of one of the scoundrels!" Again there was the swishing sound, and two or three mor e of the went down, with of agony. This was too much for the rest. They fired one volley, at r a ndom and then turned and fled for their lives, going ill' the dir e ction of the main force of the British down in the vall ey. Dick, who from his position in the tree, had a good chance to see what was going on, saw the redskins dash after the redcoats, and said to himself that more of the British would fall before they succeeded in reaching the protection of the main army. The "Liberty Boy" waited patiently, and half an hour later he saw the Indians coming. They w ere soon t the spot, and as he had expected would be the case, Keenawhee was at their head: "Did bad redcoats take white brother by surprise?" asked the Indian. "Yes," r e pli e d Dick. "I didn t know you. had gone, and called down to you, and was s urprised to hear a white man. answer. It was the leader of the redcoat band, and he made me climb down. I don't know what would have happened to me if you hadn't put in an appearance just when you
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. -THE LIBERTY BOYS' INDIAN FRIEND 2'1 thing from the enemy, and two hours later arrived at the I patriot encampment. The arrival of Dick, in company forty-one Indians, created no little interest and excitement, and the soldiers crowded near, to ask questions and learn the why and CHAPTER XII. TWO BATT:UES. wherefore. It was decided to remain where they were, and keep a Dick hastily explained. "Be careful not to say or do sharp watch of the en-emy_ an}ihing to anger them, boys," he said "They are all "We have a -strong po-sition here," said G e nenal An10ld ; right, and true to the core, and will help us fight for in"and can hold it, I am confident. Then, too, if the 0ccadependence when the time comes." a ion o:fffrs, we can sally .:tb and attack the Britim." \ The "Liberty Boys" treated their new Indian allies with All that was done, affer that, for two days, was oo courtesy, and as if they were their equals in e very way, and keep watch oi the movements oi the .British, and at the the braves soon began to feel at home. Plenty of tobacco end of that time the enemy had t-akien '1IJl its positian Jrt was to be bad in the encampment, the sutler having a Freeman's farm., which was distant a mile and a hali to large supply, and Dick purchased a quantity, and took it two miles from the .A.mriean encampment on top IQf to Kecnawbee, with instructions to issue it to his brother Demit. Heights. braves in such quantities as he saw :fit. "And when that is gone, there is plenty more," aaded Dick. Things remained 'qfile till the mo.ming of ithe 19th of Septcmbe1", and theJit R11Tgoyne made up bis mind iliat he would attempt an attack on he patriot airmy. "U h 1 Wb't b th h h d ,,, a K B11rguyne .hi:mseH, in command oi :one p .arti01!l of tire g l e ro er eap muc goo sai eena 1 arrny m.arclied eo11tlrnrard, wih the rntenti,on o:f turning whee, his eyes snappmg with delight ; and he at once p r o . d d t d d th t b b b the left :flank ai the patrmt army, t by ,gomg areund 'the cee e o iv1 e e o acco up among is r aves, rese r v . t t f h lf tl b' f west side ai .Emms H-e:ights and attaekmg the enemy fr.am 1ng wo por ions or imse as 1eu c ie Th I a tl l d d b d the r-ear; Ire w.as fo be aided in his r by Gene'Cal Fraser wi;fh e n rnns were grea y p ease an soon eac an ; . . ,a:_ t th 1 dl f b. t h k
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2 8 THE LIBERTY BOYS' I NDIAN FRIEND 'l'his was done, and by noon it was under s tood perfectly by Arnold just what the British were trying to do. He w'n.s a r est less, daring officer, and he begged General Gates to permit him to take a portion of the patriot force and go only three thousand men, while the British had about four thousand. Burgoyne's army slept on the battle-field that night, and their general tried to think he had won a victory, but there down and offer battle to the Briti s h, without waiting for is little doubt that it was in reality a defeat, since Arnold's them to mak e the attack. Gates did not wis h to do so, but action had totally disarranged the British general's plans, finally gav e in, and gave Arnold permission to take Morand brought his attempted attack to naught. gan's ri flemen and Dearborn' s infantry and go forth and Arnold, who was bold and outspoken, claimed that Genattack th e enemy. eral Gates had made a terrible blunder in not sending reDick asked permission to accompany Arnold, and it was inforcements. "Had he done so," said the :fighting gen granted, so the "Liberty Boys" to the numb e r of one buneral, "I could easily have crushed the British center and dred, a nd their redskin allies to the number of forty-one defeated their army went with Arnold's force. He was upheld in this view by Dick Slater, Morgan, and No time was lost, but with characteri stic vigor and all the men who had been in the engagement, but Gates, energy Arnold charged down upon Burgoyne's advance at when he became aware of what Arnold had said, was terFreeman's farm, and a hot fight was soon in progress. ribly angry. He sent for Arnold next morning, and the Dic k and his "Liberty Boys,'' and the I ndians as well, two had rather a warm time of it, in the course of the in fought like d e mons, and every few minutes the youths' bat terview exchanging a number of left-handed compliments. tl e -cry of "Down with the king! Long live Liberty!" was Arnold urged Gates to make an attack that morning. heard, and each time immediately following it would be "The enemy is disconcerted, and at a loss what move to heard the wild, war-cry of the Indians. make," he said, "and if we__make a concerted attack we will It was more than the British had bargained for. They be able to capture the entire force, I am confident." had intended to do the attacking, but had slipped up on But Gates said he did not think so, and the attack was their calculations. 'l'hey had to get up early in the mornnot made. This further angered Arnold, and he spoke his ing to get ahead of Benedict Arnold, whom, at that 1 mind so freely that General Gates, more as matter of spite time, there was no more patriotic and enthusiastic adherent than for any other known reason, withdrew Morgan's rifl.e of the great cause of Liberty. men and Dearborn's infantry, together with Dick Slater's General Fraser, seeing that his friends were in trouble, "Liberty Boys" from the fiery Arnold's division. turne d aside and came to their assistance, only to find ArnThis was la s t straw, as Arnold well knew the effec old cutting in between his forc e a nd that of Burgoyne, and tiveness of those veterans in a battle, and he protested so almost cutting it off. Indeed, Arnold would have suebitterly that a quarrel was the result, and Gates told the ceeded in doin g this bad not Riedesel come hastily over other that he might go back to General Washington's com from the river road and attacked him on the flank. mand as soon as he liked. said he would go, and Arnold now sent one of the "Liberty Boys" to General asked for a pass, which was given him, but all the gen Gates, asking that r e inforcements be sent him at once, eral officers, with the exception of Lincoln, uniting in but for some reason the commanding general refused to signing a letter entreating him to remain, he decided to do so. do so, though he hardly knew bow far he was e ntitled to "He was so eager to get into battle, now let him fight it out himself," he said. And this is just what Arnold did do. Aided by the exer cise command under the circumstances. He remained, however, waited as patiently as his fiery nature would per mit, and eighteen days later, on the seventh of October, he little band of veterans-Morgan's riflemen, Dearborn s took part in the second battle of Freeman's farm, covering infantry, the "Liberty Boys" and the Indians-he fought himself with glory. on with desperate valour and energy, and actually held his This was even a more desperate battle than the first own for two hours, until darkness had settled over all, and battle had been. The British were outnumbered three to then he withdrew, and returned to the fortified position one, and Burgoyne, although a brave, gallant, and shrewd off Bemis Heights; would be unable to withstand the concerted .at The losses in this battle have been variously estimated tack of the patriot army. Realizing this, he on the mornat from six hundred to one thousand on each side, which is ing of the 7th of October took the initiative. With :fifteen quite a l a rge list, when it is considered tliat Arnold had hundred picked men be and attempted to turn

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THE LIBERTY BOYS' INDIAN FRIEND 29 I the left flank of the patriot army. Morgan's men were I Riedesel's force, fired at Arnold, and killed the general's there, however, and at once began a fierce attack, assisted horse, the bullet passing through Arnold's leg and frac by Dick Slater's "Liberty Boys" and the Indians, and also I turing the bon e just above the knee. by some New England regulars and New York militia. I One of Arnold's men ruahed toward the German, intent The Britis h line was broken and driven back, and Frazer, on bayonetting him, but even as he fell, with tb horse who was in command, attempted to form a second line farpartly on top of him, Arnold called out: "Don't hurt hii ther back, and on the west border of the farm fine fellow, and did only his duty." The soldier was Up to this moment, General Arnold had taken no saved and Arnold liv.ed to rue the fact that the bullet had part in the battle, being seated in front of his tent, gazing not killed him, instead of merely wounding him -down at the combat with eager eyes and excited bearing. The fall of Arnold, and the coming of darkness, brought Now he could restrain himself no longer, and although he the battle to a close. It was a great victory for the padid not really feel sure that he was entitled to command, triots, and wa.s due to the dash, vigor, and bravery of he leaped upon his horse, which stood near, bridled and Arnold more than to any other one factor. A close second saddled, and galloped madly down and into the heat of in bringing about the result was the wonderful fighting of the affray. Dick Slater and his "Liberty Boys" and their Indian allies, His coming was greeted with wild yells of delight and Keenawhee and his braves. Arnold himself gave them joy from the throats of the men who had fought under great credit, and thanked them for the able and enthusihim so much, and who loved him on account of 0his bravery a s tic manner in which they had seconded his efforts. on the battlefield The rest is a matter of hisfory. Burgoyne retreated "Follow me, my brave boys!" Arnold cried, wavfog his with the shattered remnant of his army, and finally was sword, and with wild cheers the men dashed forwarCl upon wrrounded near Saratoga, and on the 17th of October surFraser's only partially formed line, and tore it to pieces, rendered. the gallant general, Fraser, falling at the moment Arnold Keenawhee, the "Liberty Boys'" Indian friend, and his appeared, pierced by a bullet from the weapon of one of braves then returned to their haunts along the Mohawk, Morgan's riflemen and the "Liberty Boys" got ready for new deeds of daring Close behind Arnold were Dick Slater and his "Liberty in the furtherance of the great cause. :Boys," and close behind them were the Indians, fighting for independence with as much vim and energy as was .displayed by the whites. It was a lively battle, and Arn9ld and Slater were THE END. The next number (87) of "The Liberty Boys of '76" will everywhere, After scattering Fraser's lines, contain "THE LIBERTY BOYS 'GOING IT BLIND' ; they next attacked Lord Balcarras 's force, which had re.-OR, TAKING BIG CHANCES," by Harry Moore. tired behind some intrenchments at the north end of Freeman's farm As a stiff resistance was encountered here, Arnoid led his men against the Canadian auxiliaries a little -farth e r to the northward, causing them to quickly take :refuge in flight. This left the force under Breyman unSPECIAL NOTICE: All hack numbers of this weekly -covered, and Arnold's force attacked it fiercely, while Mor-He always in print. If you cannot obtain them from any gan made a flank attack on the right. Breyman was killed .and his force routed. The British right wing was now newsdealer, send the price in _money or postage stamps by utter9' crushed, and the day was carried for the patriot mail to FRANK 'l'OUSEY, PUBLISHER, 24 UNION .army. SQUARE, NEW YORK, and you will receive the copies At this instant a wounded German soldier, a member of I you order by return mail.

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Every !>oy should obtain this book, as it contains full instructions for or ,ranizing an amateur minstrel troupe. No. 65. MULDOON'S JOKES.-This is one of the most original ;oke books ever published, and it is briipful of wit and humor. It contains a large collect i on of songs, Jokes, conundrums, etc., of ferrence Muldoon the great wit, humorist and practical joker of t he day. Every boy who can enjoy a good substantial joke should obtain a copy imm ediately. No. 79. HOW TO BECOME AN ACTOR.-Containing com i;>Iete Instructions how to make up for various characters on the Jtage; together with the duties of the Stage_ Manager, Prompter, Scenic Artist and Property Man. By a promment Stage Manager. No. 80. GUS WILLIAMS' JOKE BOOK.-Containing the lat .t11t jokes, anecdotes and funny. stories .of this world-renowned and ner popular German comedian. Sixty-four J;lages ; handsome cover containing a half-tone photo of the author. HOUSEKEEPING. .l'i o. 16. 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Containing over fifty il ustrations. No. 64. HOW TO MAKE ELECTRICAL MACHINES.-Con"aining full directions for making electrical machines, induction dynamos, and many novel toys to be worked by electricity. By R. A. R. Bennett. Fully illustrate d. No. 67. HOW TO DO ELECTRICAL TRICKS.-Containing a arge collect i on of instructive and highly amusing electrical trick.s, ttorether with illustrations. By A. Anderson. ENTERTAINMENT. 9. HOW TO BECOME A VENTRILOQUIST. By Harry !Kennedy. The secret given away. Every intelligent boy reading book of instructions, by a practical professor (delighting m .ulti wies every night with his wonderful imitations), can master the ore. and create any amount of fun for himself and friends. It is the l!r eatest book ever publishe d, and there's millions (of fun) in it. No. 20. HOW TO E:\'TERTAIN AN EVENING PARTY.-A ,ery valuable little book just published. A complete compendium games, sports, card dive rsions, comic recitations, etc., suitable or parlor or drawing-room entertainment. It contains more for the money than any book publishe d. No. 35. HOW TO PLAY GAMES.-A complete and useful little ""ok, containing the rules and regulations of biJ.Jlards, bagatelle, '>Hf'kgammon, croquet, dominoes, e t c :"o. 36. HOW TO SOLVE CONUNDRUMS.-Containing all leading co .mdrums of the day, amusing riddles, curious catches ""d witty sayings. No 52. HOW TO PLAY CARDS.A complete and handy little no ok, giving t he rules and full directions for playing Euchre, Crib bage, Casino, Forty-five, Rounce, P edro Sancho, Draw Poke r Auction Pitch, All Fours and many other popular games of cards'. No. 66. HOW TO DO P VZZLES.-Containing over three hun dred interesting JlUzzles and c onundrums with key to same. A book Fully illustrated. By A. Anderson. ETIQUETTE. No. 13. HOW TO DO IT;,OR. BOOK OF ETIQUETTE.-It l a a great life secre t, and o n e that e v e ry young man desires to know a ll about. There's happines s in it. No. 33. HOW TO BEHA YE. -Containing the rules and eti quette of good so c i e ty and the e asi est and most approved methods of appearing t o good advantage at parties, balls, the theatre, church and in the drawing-room. DECLAMATION. No. 27. HOW TO RECITE AND BOOK OF RECITATIONS. =-41ontaining t he most popular s e le ctions in use, comprising Dutch French dialect, Yankee and Irish dialect pieces, together many 1tandard readings. SOCIETY. No. 3. HOW TO FLIRT.-The arts and wiles of filrtatloill fully explained by this little book B e sid e s the various method11 handkerchief, fan, glove, parasol, window and bat flirtation, it tains a full list of t h e language and sentiment of flowers whlclln Ile interesting to everybody, both old and young. You cannot be without one. No. 4. HOW TO DANCE is the title of a n e w and hand111iiilC little book just issued by Frank Tousey. It contains full instrui>F tions ih the art of dancing, etiquette in the ballroom and at partl
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THE LIBEBf f BOYS OF '76. A Weekly Magazine containing Storie s of the Americ a n Revolution. By HARRY MOORE. These stories are based on actual facts a.Rd give a, faithful account of the exciting adventures of a, brave band of American youths who were always ready and willing to imperil their lives: for the sake of helping along the gallant ca.use of Independence.' y Every number will consist of. 32 large pages of reading bound tn a, beautiful colored cover. 1 The Liberty Boys o f '76; or, Fighting for li'reedom. 4;, 2 '.rhe Liberty Boys' Oath ; o r S ettling With the British and 3 Tbe Liberty Boys' Good Work; or, Helping General Washington. -1i 4 The Liberty Roys on Hand; or, Always in tbe Hii;bt l'iace. 4 8 5 The Liberty Boys' Nerve; or, Not Afraid of the h.lng's Minions. Hl G The Liberty Boys' Defiance: or, "Catch and Hang Lis if Yon Can. 50 7 0:oys In Demand ; or, 'l'be C.:hamp10n :Spi e s of the n 8 The Liberty Boys' Hard Fight ; or, Beset lty British and Tories. 52 9 The Liberty Bitys to the Rescue; or, A Host Within Themselves. 5;{ 10 The Liberty Boys' Narrow Escape; or, A Neck-and-Neck Race ;,4 With Death. 55 11 The Liberty Boys' Pluck; or, Undaunted by Odds. 5G 12 The Liberty Boys' Peril; or, Threate n e d from ail Sides. i Y The Liberty Boys Worried: or, The Disappearance of Dic k Si'ater. 'l'be Lil>erty Boys' Iron Griit: o r Squeez ing the Hedcoats. The Liberty Boys' Success: o r. D oing What They Set Out to Do. T ;1e Libe rty Boys' Setback; o r, Defeate d. Hut l\ot Disgrace d The Libertv Boys in To1yville: or. Di c k Slaters F earful Risk. The L ibert;r Boys Aroused: or. Striking Str ong Bl ows for Libe rt;. The Liberty Boys' Triumph; or, Beatin g the R e dcoats at Their Own G:im e. The Liberty P.oys Scare: or. A l \Iiss as Good ns a Mil e. The Liberty Boys Danger; o r Foes o n All S i d e s. The Liberty Hoys' Flight: or, A \ery :'\arr o w Escap e. The Liberty Boys Strategy: or. Out<;en eraling t h e 1 ;:nemy. The Liberty Boys Warm Work; or, Showing the H o w to Fight. 13 The Liberty Boys' Luc k ; or, l<'ortnne J?avors the Brave. 14 The Lib11rty Boys' Huse; or, Fooling the British. 5 7 Tbe Liberty Bo.rs "Push .. ; or, Bound to Ge t The r e. 58 The Liberty Boys Desp erate Charge: or, \Yith Anthony" 15 The Liberty Boys' Trap, and What They Caught in It. 16 The Liberty Boys Puzzled; o r The '.l'ories' C lever Scheme. 17 The Liberty Boys Great Stroke; or, Capturing a British Man-ofWar. 18 The Liberty Boys' Challenge; or, Patriots vs. R e d coats. 19 The Liberty Boys Trappe d ; or, The Beautiful Tory. at Point !'i9 The Liberty Boys Just i ce. And How The y D ealt It Out. 60 The Libe rty Boys B ombarde d : o r. A Y ery \\arm Time 6 1 The Liberty Boys S e a l e d Orders: or. Going ir Blind. G2 The Liberty Boys' Daring Strok e : o r \\.ith ':Light-Horse Harry" at Paulus Hook. 20 The Liberty Boys Mistake; or, "Wllat Might Have Been." 21 The Liberty Boys' l<'ine Work; o r Doing Things U p Brown. 22 Tbe Liberty Boys at Bay ; or, The Cioset Cail o f Ali. f\ 3 The Liberty B oys Lively Times: or. H e r e The r e and Everywhere. G4 The Libe rty Boys' L o n e !land": o r. Fighting Against Great Odds. the 6'\ The Libe rty 66 The Liberty G7 The Liberty 23 Tbe Liberty Boys on 'l.'heir Mettle; o r Making It Warm for Redcoats. 24 Tbe Liberty Boys' Double Victory; o r Downing the Redcoats and Tories. Roys :\!ascot: or. The ldol of the Company. Boys Wrath: o r Go in g fo r the lte d conts Roughshod. Boys Uattl e for Life : o r The Hardest Struggle of 25 Tbe Liberty Boys Suspected; or, Taken for Britis h Spies. 26 The Liberty Boys' C lever Trick; or, Teaching the Redcoats a Thing o r Tw9. 2 7 Tbe Liberty Boys' Good Spy Work; or, With the Redcoats In Philadelphia. 28 Tl.oe Liberty Boys' Battle Cry; or, With WashingtGn at the Brandywine. 29 ThP L lhrrty 31) The Liberty :n The Liberty 32 Tb<' Liberty :l'.l The Liberty M Tbe Liberty 3:> Tl.Je Liberty 3G The Liberty Boys' Wild Ride; or. A Dash to Save a Fort. Boys in a Fix; or, Threatened by Reds and Whites Boys' Big Contract; or, Holding Arnold in Check Boys Shadowed; or, After Di c k Slater for Revenge Boys D uped: or, 'l'he Friend Who Was au Enemy. Boys J<'ake Surrender; or, The Ruse That Succeeded Boys' Signal: or, "At the ('!ang of the. Rell." Boys' Daring. Work; or, Risking Life for Liberty's 37 The Liberty Boys' Prize, and How '.fhey Won I t. Th& Liberty Roys' P lot; or, The Pian That Won. 3!1 '!'be T.iherty Boys' Great Haul: or, Tal<1ng Everything in Sight 4'l The Llllerty Boys' Flush Times; or, Reveling in British Gold. 41 The Liberty Roys in a Snare: or, Al most Trappe d. 4!.! T !Je LibPrty Roys' Brave Rescue; or, In the N i c k of Time. 4 3 ThP Liberty Boys' Big Day; or. Doing Business by Wholesale. 11 The Liberty Boys' Net; or, Catching t1'! R e dcoats and '.rories All. 6 8 T b e Liberty Boys Lost: o r The Trap That Did Xot W ork. 69 'J'be Liberty Boys' "Jo1mh": or, The Youth \\' ho .. Q11ce reti" Ernrything. 70 'l'he Liberty Boys' Decoy; or, B ait. in; 1h e Bri1 ish. 71 Tlle Liberty Boys Lured: or. The Snare the Enemy Set. 7 2 The Liberty Roys Hansom: or. in the !lands o f the Toty Outlaws. 7 3 The Libe rty Boys as Sleuth-llounds: or. Trniling B enedic t Ar-n old. 74 The Liberty B o y s "Swoop" : or. Scattering the H e d coats Like Chaff. 7 f. The Libe r t y Roy s "!lot Time": or. Li\-e1, -\York tn Old V irginia. 7 6 The Libe rty B oys' Daring Sch eme. o r The u !'lot to Captur e the King's S o n. 77 The Libe rty Boys' Bold Move : or, Into the C'ountry. 78 The Libe r t y Boys Beacon Light; or. The "'' 1he 7 9 The Liberty Roys' Honor; or. The Promise That """ K p. 80 The Liber1. y Boys' "Ten Strike": or, Bowling the Britis h Orcr. 8 i The Liberty Boys' Gratiturle, a nrl How t h e , Showe d it 82 The Libert. y Boys and the Geor>:ia Giant; or. A H ard Ma. n to H andle. 83 The Liberty Hoys' Dend Line: or, Cross it if yo n DnrP! 8( The Libe rty Boys "lloo -Doo .,d:" or, Troubl e ;it E, e ry Turn. 85 The Lihel'ty Boys' L eap for Life: or. The Light t .ha. 1 L e d Them. 86 The LibP.1 1y Boys' Indian or, The Redskin who Fought for Inde p e nder1ce. For sal e b y all n e w s deal e r s. or sen t postp aid on r e<'eipt of price, 5 cents p e r copy by 24 Union Square, New York. 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