The Liberty Boys duped, or, The friend who was an enemy

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. THE LIBERTY A .Weekly .Magaifn e containing. Stories of the American Revolution. fssud Weekly-By Subscription $2 50 pet' year Entered a.I SeCQnd Class Matter at the New York Post Offict,' February '4,. 1901 b y FranX: Touse y ; No. 33. NEW YORK, AUGUST 16, i901. Price 5', Cents. "Here is the man who pretended to be a friend, Dick, said Bob; 'What shall we do with him?" "Bind his arms!" said Dick, sternly.


HE LIBERTY-BOYS OF '76. Weekly Magazine Containing Stories of the American Revolution. l11aued Weekly-By Subscription $2.50 per year. Entered as Second Glass Matter at the New York, N. Y., Post OfTtce, February HJOI. Entered according to Act of Oo"'gress, tn the year 1901, in the o.,,ice of tne Librarian of Oongress, Washington, D. 0., by Frank Tousey, 24 Union Square, New York. No. 33. NEW YORK, AUGUST 16, 1901. Price 5 Cents. CHAPTER I. BARON VON STEUBEN ARRIVES AT VALLEY FORGE. On this morning of which we write-a cold morning, by the way, with two or three inches of snow on the ground -the baron was hard at work drilling a wkward squads. Musket in hand, he was showing them, per.sonally, how to "Say, Dick, that Dutch ba ron is a funny fellow, isn't handie a gun and how to execute the various maneuvers. e ?" Standing beside a log cabin, sheltered from the keen 1 "Yes, Bob; but he knows what he is about." north wind, were two handsome, alert-lpoking youths about "You're right about that, old man. If he stays here long nineteen years of age. e'll make soldiers out o:f our men." They were watching the baron drill the soldiers. "Yes, there's no doubt of that; they're learning :fast." This was what had called forth the remarks from the Time: January, 1778. :youths as given at the beginning of this story. Place: Valley Forge. The youths in question were Dick Slater and Bob EstaThe patriot army was in winter quarters. Valley Forge was a cluster o:f log cabins. These cabins had been built by the soldiers. Although each cabin had a huge fireplace, and wood as plenty, the soldiers suffered a great deal from the cold, wing to the fact that they were clothed. Many of them had scarcely rags enough to cover them elves with. Hundreds were barefooted. As we have said, these men suffered greatly, but there ere :few complaints. They were brave, strong-hearted men. They were striving to achieve their independence. They were willing to suffer, im if need be, die for the reat cause. A few days before the day o:f which we write a newcomer 1 ad arrived at Valley Forge. This newcomer was Baron von Steuben. The baron was a veteran soldier. He had fought under Frederick the Great of Prussia. He had studied the art of war and practiced it until here was little he did not know of military matters. He had crossed the ocean and come to Valley Forge for he purpose o:f teaching the American soldiers value brook. They were members of a company o:f youths known as "The Liberty Boys of '76." Dick Slater the captain of the company. This company of youths had distinguished itself during the time it had been in the patriot army. Even now, during this terrible winter at Valley Forge, the youths were doing good work. ( Mounted on good horses, they were almost constantly scouring the surrounding country. They chased small bands of redcoats, :frequently; they :foraged successfully and brought a great deal o:f :food into the camp. Often they stopped farmers who were on their way to Philadelphia with wagon-loads of provisions which they intended to sell to the redcoats, and forced them to drive to t4e American encampment instead. The youths were even now getting ready for an tion of this kind. The majority of the horses had been saddled and bridled, and all would be ready to start in a ininutes. The "Liberty Boys," a h undred in number, soon peared, leading their horses, and Dick aii.d Bpb turned f military training as an aid in fighting. their horses, which stood and leaped into the saddles. He had gone to work: at once on reaching Valley Forge A few mibutes later the entjre party rode qut of the nd had worked steadily, :from morning till night, every encampment. : ay since he had arrived, showing the patriot soldiers how "Which way, ?'; asked o perform all the rapid and accurate movements which "Oh, it doesn't make 'i guess; we might ad made the Prussian army so formidable in battle. : as well ride. straight oii toward Philadelphia." t::


2 THE LIBERTY BOYS DUPED. "I guess you're right; the closer we get to Philadelphia, the more likely we are to run across redcoats." The "Liberty Boys" rode onward at a sweeping gallop. Dick and Bob kept a sharp lookout. Tl}ey were eager to see a party of the British. They enjoyed chasing the redcoats and fighting the British. "A good fight with the redcoats will warm a fellow up on the coldest day,'l Bob often said. "We'll freeze to if we don't run across a party of redcoats pretty soon," said Bob, grumblingly, when they had been riding about an hour. "We may sight a party of them, pretty soon, Bob," said Dick. "I hope so." "I'll tell you what we will do, Bob, we'll go on to Brink er's Tavern at the cross-roads, and stop there and rest a This was how the man came to know Dick by name. Mr. Brinker professed to be a patriot. He posed as such before the "Liberty Boys," and Dick had never seen anything in the man's actions to in cate that he was other than what he professed to be, coul'd see no reason for refusing to credit the man's sertion. "Seen any redcoats around here lately, Mr. Brinker asked Bob. The man shook his head. "No, not lately," was the reply. "It has been three four days since I saw a redcoat." "I'm sorry for that. I was-in hopes you might haves f:ome this morning and could tell us which way to go look for them." "No, I haven't seen any this morning." The "Liberty Boys" talked and laughed while the tave while and wait. If we don't see any redcoats, some farmkeeper industriously worked away in an attempt to poli ers may come along with wagon-loads of provisions and we will take possession of the wagons and see to it that the provisions reach our hungry comrades at Valley Forge in stead of the well-filled redcoats at Philadelphia." the rough, wooden bar. Presently the man caught Dick's eye and nodded to hi Dick left his position in front of the :fireplace and walk over to where the tavern-keeper stood. "That's a good idea, Dick." "I hear you've got a new man up at Valley Forge," t The youths rode onwa:r.d at a gallop, and presently came tavern-keeper remarked. in sight of a large, rambling building standing at a point Dick looked slightly puzzled. near where two roads crossed. 'l'his building was Brinker's Tavern. Just back of the tavern was some heavy timber, the trees growing up to within a few yards of the rear of the building. The youths rode up to the tavern and dismo\lnted. They tied their horses and entered the tavern. The room which the youths entered was a very large one. It would easily have held two hundred people. At one side of the room was a huge :fireplace in which was a roaring fire. The "Liberty Boys" were chilled by their long ride in the cold, and the roaring fire in the huge fireplace was a pleasing sight to them. "A new man?" he remarked, half-questioningly. "Yes; a military man, an instructor in military tacti or something like that." "Oh, you mean Baron von Steuben." "I guess so. So that's his name, is it?" "Yes." "He must be a Dutchman." "He is a German/' "Does he understand his business?" "So far as I am able to judge, he does." "You think he will be able to teach our soldiers som thing, then?" "Yes; they have learned a good deal already." "How long is he going to stay at Valley Forge?" "How do you do, Mr. Brinker?" said Dick to a man "I don't know. All winter, I suppose, or as long as behind a bar which extended across one end of the room. is needed." "How are you, Dick? How are you, young gentlemen?" "Well, I hope he'll succeed in teaching our sol the man replied. enough about the art of war so that they will be able "We're all right, Mr. Brinker, only a little bit cold. out-maneuver and out-fight the British the next time We'll thaw out a bit here by your if you have no obtwo armies come together." j ections." "None at all, Dick; glad to have you do so." "I hope so," said Dick. ? "About one more affair like the Brandywine will The man was the owner of the tavern. the patriot army, Dick." Dick and the youths had been there a number of times "Oh, I don't know!" the youth replied. "I hardly thi! before. 1 that. Still, a victory for our army would be a great thi' ,'! I


THE LIBERTY BOYS DUPED. 3 r us, as it would give men fresh courage, put new life } d energy into them." "Yes, I suppose it would." j At this instant a beautiful girl of about seventeen years f tered the room. The girl was Mary Brinker, the tavern-keeper's daughter. I The girl's face was flushed and she looked somewhat exjted. Dick lifted his hat and bowed. "Good morning, Miss Mary," he said. e1 "Good morning, Dick," the girl replied. Then she added: "A large body of redcoats is coming. saw it from an upstairs window." A frown appeared upon the face of Mr. Brinker. It remained but an instant, and then was gone. Dick noted it, however. Dick wondered whether it was the fact that the red tnoats were coming or that his daughter had told of thei1 8oming that had worried the tavern-keeper. Dick decided that it must have been the former, and en dismissed it from his mind. Dick turned his attention to the girl. "Which direction are the redcoats coming from?" hl ked. "From the eastward." "From the direction of Philadelphia, eh?" "Yes." "How many of the redcoats do you think there are?" "It looks as if there might be two or three hundred of hem." I "How far away are they?" "Nearly a mile.'' "I guess I'll go up and take a look at them." Dick hastened over to where the "Liberty Boys" were ngregated. He informed them of the fact that a party of British ere advancing toward the tavern. The youths became excited at once. "Hurrah!" Bob. "There's a chance that we may le t our blood to circulating to-day, after all." "Miss Mary says it looks as if there are two or three dred of them," eaid Dick; "and we may have to act the defensive. I am going upstairs and take an ob. rvation and size the redcoats up. Y oli boys hold your Ives ready for instant action when I come back." ".All right, Dick," said Bob. At this point there was a window. Mr. Brinker raised the window and the three gazed eagerly down the road toward the east. About three-quarters of a mile distant a party of horsemen could be seen. Dick eyed the party, critically. He was an expert at judging numbers. "You were right, Miss Mary. There must be nearly three hundred of those fellows," Dick remarked. "I thought so." And then, in an eager voice: "You will not try to fight them?" "Why not?" asked Dick. '"l'hey outnumber you, three to one." "That is not great odds." "It seems so to me. I should think it would be overwhelming odds." "Not at all, Miss Mary." Dick turned away and started Mck downstairs. Mr. Brinker and his daughter followed closely. "Are you going to ambush them?" asked the tavern keeper. There was a somewhat anxious tone to his voice, Dick thought. "No," the youth replied, "we will not ambush them. It would be scarcely possible to do so, anyway, for the reason that they will see us when we go out to get our horses; the redcoats will be on their guard against an ambush." "True," agreed Mr. Brinker; "I had not thought of that." A close observer might have imagined that there was relief in the man's tone. Dick was thinking of other things, however, and did not notice anything of this kind. They were soon back downstairs. "We will go out and mount our horses, boys,'' Dick said. "We will wait till the British get close up to us and then we will charge them. "Hurrah! That's the talk!" said Bob. "Come on, boys!" The "Liberty Boys" hastened out of the tavern. Hastening to where their horses stood, the youths un tied them and mounted. By this time the redcoats were within half a mile of the tavern. The "Liberty Boys" sat quietly on their horses and awaited the approach of the enemy. Closer and closer came the redcoats. Dick, accompanied by Mary Brinker and her father, upstairs. Soon they were not more than a quarter of a mile exdistant. The three made their way along a hallway to the me eastern end of the hall. "Get ready!" ordered Dick. "Remember, it is to be twQ


4 'l'RE LIBERTY BOYS DUPED. pistol volleys as we advance and then the saber at close Although more than six to one, they were ready to fight = I quarters!" but they wished to be on as nearly equal terms as possibh The "Liberty Boys" gathered up the reins with their 'rhe redcoats dashed after the "Liberty Boys." Be left hands and drew pistols with their right hands. The yo ths rode past the tavern and on to the timber Dick watched the approaching redcoats, closely. As soon as they were among the trees the youths leaped He waited until they were within about two hundred off their horses. yards of the tavern, and then he gave the command: "Forward, all! Charge!" Each youth ran his arm through the bridle rein ano then, with a pistol in each hand, they awaited the approach of the redcoats. W1 They did not have long to wait. OJ The redcoats were advancmg at a gallop and were sooD CHAPTER II. ODDS OF SIX TO ONE. The "Liberty Boys" urged their horses forward at a .gallop. Just as they did so they were treated to a surprise. 'I'he loud, clear notes of a bugle was heard. The sound came from a direction at right angles with the course being pursued by the redcoats and the "Liberty Boys." The sound came from somewhere off toward the right h.und. The next instant a body of British dragoons dashed into view, eoming up the cross-road from the southward. It was a larger party than the other. Dick judged that there were at least four hundred men in the party. "A trap!" he thought. '!'hen in a loud voice he cried : "Halt! Hight about, face!" The "Liberty Boys" had seen the other body of redcoats as soon as Dick had seen it, and understood the situation. They realized that it would not do to charge the red coats in front of them as the other party would come in liehind them and they would be between two fires. The instant Dick gave the order, therefore, for them to halt and' right about, they obeyed. They had executed the movement almost by the time he had finished giving the command. close at band. t Dick waited until the dragoons were within fifty feet and then cried out, in a loud, ringing voice : "Fire!" Crash Roar I The "Liberty Boys" were splendid shots with the pistol The volley did considerable execution. saddles were emptied. A number of the redcoats were seen to reel. "Give them another volley!" cried Dick. "Fire I" Crash Roar Fully as much execution was done this time as ha( been done the first time. The redcoats were thrown into disorder. The two volleys bad demoralized them. Each and every "Liberty Boy" possessed four pistols. 'l'hrusting the empty pistols back in their belts they drew the loaded weapons. Again Dick gave the order to fire. The order was obeyed. This was a much warmer reception than the redcoat had bargained for. They were thrown into almost inextricable confusion '!'bis was what Dick desired. He ordered the youths to fire still another volley. 'rhey did so. This last volley made the demoralization of the red coats complete. Dick possessed all the qualities which go to make a gooc The "Liberty Boys" dashed back to the tavern at full general. speed. His keen eyes took in the situation. They did not stop at the tavern. He knew that the time to strike a decisive, finishing blo1 Dick did not think it would be treating Mr. Brinker had arrived. right for them to take refuge in the tavern and subject it to assault and damage from the redcoats. "Mount and charge!" be cried. "Give them the saber !I This was the order the youths wished to hear given. "To the timber!" he cried "To the timber, and disTo replace the pistols in their belts, throw the bridle rein mount! Then we'll give them a fight, if they 1ant it." over the horses' heads and leap into the saddles was bu A loud cheer went up from the "Liberty Boys." l ...____ ____ the work of an instant.


; THE LIBERTY BOYS DUPED. Then out from among the trees dashed the "Liberty ( They leaped to the ground and tied their horses. oys." They drew their sabers as they went. They gav.e vent to wild, ringing cheers. They also gave utterance to their battle cry: "Down with. the king! Long live Liberty I" As the youths dashed forward, a few scattering shots were fired at them by the redcoats. Not one of the "Liberty Boys" were killed, and only -0ne or two were slightly wounded. The shots fired at them only served to increru;e the en thusiasm of the "Liberty Boys." They answered the shots with cheers, and waved their Then they proceeded to reload their pistols. It was important that they should be ready for the red coats in case they should return. Dick kept his eyes on the redcoats while his "Liberty Boys" engaged in loading their pistols. He saw the redcoats come to a Dick wondered if they would come back. The redcoats remained stationary for a few minutes They were evidently discussing the situation. Presently they turned their horses and rode back toward the tavern. "They're coming back, Dick," said Bob. sabers in the air. "I see they are," was the reply. The redcoats became demoralized with fear. "I'm gl11d they're coming back, Dick. It will give us a They turned their horses and dashed away as swiftly chance to chase them." as possible. "Well, I can't say that I am glad they are coming The "Liberty Boys" pursued them. back, Bob; they us too greatly. I I Had it not been such a serious matter, it would have should have liked it better if they had gone away." been a comical sight to see the little band of "Liberty Boys" Dick then gave the order for the "Liberty Boys" to

6 THE LIBERTY BOYS DUPED. "Liberty Boys" to not fire on the redcoats when they came to get the wounded and bury the dead. Mary greeted Dick with a smile. It was evident that the beautiful girl was greatly imPresently about fifty of the redcoats advanced from the pressed with the appearance of the handsome, manly leader tavern. Some of these redcoats carried the wounded redcoats to the tavern, while others dug shallow graves with pickaxe and shovel, and buried their dead comrades. "Now get ready for an attack, boys," said Dick, when this had been completed and the redcoats had returned to the tavern. The "Liberty Boys" drew their pistols. They waited and watched, eagerly and patiently. Five, ten, :fifteen minutes passed and the redcoats made no attack. Another quarter of an hour passed. Still the redcoats did not make an attack, and presently. the sound of galloping horses came to the youths' ears. of the "Liberty Boys." "Well, Mr. Brinker, the redcoats have gone," said Dick. "Yes, and I'm glad of it," Mr. Brinker replied, in an apparently hearty tone. "There is one thing I don't like about it, however." "What is that?" "They left their wounded on my hands to take care of." "I supposed they would." "Yes, there's twelve of them." "They'll pay you for taking care of them, won't they ?" "Yes; but there's lot of extra trouble in taking care of wounded men." Dick talked with the tavern-keeper and his daughter a few minutes longer, and then gave the order for the The yquths looked and saw the redcoats riding away in "Liberty Boys" to mount. an easterly direction. They left the tavern, and, mounting their horses, rode "They're going away, Dick!" exclaimed Bob. "What away. does it mean?" They went in an easterly direction over the same road "Perhaps it is a trick," said Dick. taken by ihe redcoats. CHAPTER III. THE "LIBERTY BOYS" HELP THEMSELVES. The "Liberty Boys" watched the retreating redcoats, closely. Th.ey rode in this direction perhaps half an hour. They did not again get sight of the party of Dick decid,ed that they had gone far enough toward Philadelphia. They turned to the right at the first cross-road and rode a mile or two toward the south. Then they turned to the right-hand and rode westward. They visited perhaps a score of farm-houses, but did If it was a trick they would not be caught in it if they not encounter any more redcoats. could help it. They kept on in a westerly direction until almost due The redcoats kept right on going. south from Valley Forge. They did not pause nor even slacken their speed. Then they turned and rode northward toward the They rode onward until they were only a small, moving patriot encampment. spot in the distance. "Say, Dick," said Bob, as they along, "do you "I guess they re going back to Philadelphia," said Bob. remember that old Tory that lives up here a mile or so? ''It looks like it," said Mark Morrison; "they're still The one that pleaded poverty so strongly when we went going." there to get some provisions, and then hauled off two loads Dick was now convinced that the redcoats had given up of produce the next day and sold it to the redcoats in all idea of making another attack. Philadelphia." He did not blame them much. "Yes, I remember him, Bob. We will pass right by The attack they had already made had resulted so dishis house." astrously that it was no wonder it had cast a damper on "So we will; and, say, I wish we could catch him loading them. up some wagons; we'd make him take the provisions to Dick and the "Liberty Boys" now made their way to Valley Forge instead of to Philadelphia." the tavern. "And make him accept Continental currency instead of They tied their horses and entered. Britisli gold in payment for the provisions, Bob?" Mr. Brinker and his daughter Mary were in the large, "Yes." front :room. "That would be rather satisfa.


THE LIBERTY BOYS DUPED. 7 "It would for a fact \ A few minutes later the "Liberty Boys" came in sight Qf the old Tory's house The Tory's name was Samuel Muggins. scouring the roads in this part of the country and they might head you off and capture you before you get to Valley Forge." "What's that! Before I get tn Valley Forge1 did you As the youths drew near the house they saw some men say?" at work in the barnyard. The Tory almost shouted the words. Two wagons stood near the barn, and the wagons were being filled with all kinds of farm produce. The "Libe rty Boys" were at the gate leading into the barny&ro before their presence was discovered. 'rhe reason of this was, probably, because they had apHe was red in the face. The "Liberty Boys" laughed aloud. They understood what Dick was driving at and the idea of the thing amused them. Bob, especially, was hugely tickled. proached from the southward. "Oh, say, this is fun, sure enough!" he exclaimed. "Dick, Valley Forge being to the northward, the Tory had old man, you're all right I" naturally kept a lookout in that direction. The Tory evidentiy did not think Dick was all right, The youths leaped from their horses and tied them to a however. fence. He glared at Dick as if he would like to murder him. Then they opened the gate and poured into the barnyard. "Certainly I said Valley Forge," remarked Dick, quietThe scraping of the gate on the frozen ground was heard ly. "Of course that is where you were going to take those by the To ry and his assistants and they looked around. provisions?" The Tory uttered a hoarse cry of dismay. "Of course it wasn't where I was going to take them, "The rebels!" he exclaimed. "I am ruined!" Dick. who was in the front ranks of the "Liberty Boys,_" approached the Tory and nodded and smiled. "How are you, Mr. Muggins ?" he said. A grunt which might have meant anything, was the Tory's reply. "How much longer will it be before you get the wagons loaded, Mr. Muggins ?" The man glared at Dick. "I-ah-that is-I don't know that it is any of your ahy such thing I" The Tory evidently thought that it was as good a plan ae. any to try to bluff it out. Dick pretended to be surprised. "Do you really mean to say that you were not going to take these provisions to Valley Forge?" he asked. "That is just what I do mean to say!" "You will find a ready market up there for all your stuff." "Yes and I'd have to take tny pay in Continental curbusiness, sir!" he stammered. rency." "Oh, yes, it is," replied Dick. "Oh, I see," remarked Dick, drily. "You prefer BritHe was perfectly calm and unruffied. i s h gold." The Tory looked worried. "Yes, I do.1 "I don't see why it should be any concern of yours," he Muggins," said Dick, slowly and deliberately, "are said. you aware that there are hundreds of men up in the pa-"I do. I am anxious for you to get the wagons loaded triot encampment up at Valley Forge who are s uffering so that wc can accompany you as a guard." "So that you can accompany me as a guard?" "Yes." "I don't want any guard." "Yee, but you do." "For what reason?" "For what reason?" "Yes." "Why, to keep the redcoats from capturing your wagons, of cour$e." The Tory snorted in a disgusted manner. "There's no danger of that," he said. "Oh, yes, there is. There are a good many redcoats from hunger, who are, in fact, almost starving?" The Tory squirmed slightly. "I don't know anything about it," in a dogged tone. "You don't?" "No." "I guess you mean that you don't want to know." The Tory frowned. "It's nothing to me," he said. "I bad nothing to do wi.b getting those men there or with causing the conditions with which they are confronted. They will have to look out for themselves. They cannot expect me to furnish them with food for nothing." "Then you admit that you were loading up these pro-


8 '.rHE LIBERTY BOYS DUPED. visions with the intention of hauling them off to PhiladelI cal}not help myself. I hope the provisions will choke phia and selling them to the redcoats?" the men who eat them!" "I might as well admit it, I guess. I don't know that "I fear you are not very patriotic, Mr. Muggins." it would do any good to deny it." "Bah I I am true to my king." Dick nodded his head. "You are very foolish, Mr. Muggins; but I suppose there "You're right about that," "he said. ''.,It wouldn't do is no use trying to reason with you. I believe that the any good to deny it, for we know that such were your inpeople of America be free and independent, but of tentions." The Tory's assistants had stopped working standing idly by doing nothing. course you are entitled to your views on the subject the and were sl' as I am entitled to mine." Dick now made a gesture toward them. "Yes, sir, I am entitled to my opinion and I to keep it as long as I choose." "Get to work," he ordered. wagons as quickly as possible." "Finish loading these "Very well, just as you please. I would advise you, His tone was peremptory. The men hesitated and looked inquiringly at Mr. Mug gins. "Never mind looking at him," said Dick; "I am in charge here, now. Get to work! Load up those wagons as quickly as you can." "That's the way to talk to them, Dick I" cried Bob. "Just say the word and we'll assist them to move quickly by pinking them slightly wjth the points of our sabers." Bob drew his saber and flourished it, at the same time looking at the men as if eager for a chance to use the weapon on them. The Tory's assistants looked frightened. Mr. Muggins himself looked somewhat alarmed. He realized that he was helpless. Whatever the "Liberty Boys" took a notion to do they could do and he could not help himself. however, to be very careful about lending aid and assistance to the British." An angry grunt was the man s reply. He did not seem to wish to talk. Probably be was afraid he would say something that would get him into trouble and decided that it was safest to merely grunt. "If you will send two of your men along to drive the teams they will return with the teams and wagons as soon as the provisions have been unloaded." The Tory then gave the order to a couple of men who had been helping to load the wagon, and they took their places on the ready to do the driving. Dick gave the order for the start to be made. The "Liberty Boys" led the way out of the barnyard and untied their horses and mounted them. About half number rode on up the road at a slow pace, while the other half waited for the wagons to come "Put up your saber, Bob," said Dick; guess they out into the road. won't make it necessary for us to use When the wagons had emerged from the barnyard and This proved to be the case. the teams were headed up the road, the party of "Liberty The men went to work without any words. Boys" fell in behind. They loaded corn, wheat, potatoes and all kinds of farm As the "Liberty Boys" had to accommodate their speed produce into the wagons. to that of the wagons, their progress was slow. They worked rapidly and soon had the wagons filled. It took them more than two hours to reach Valley Forge. "Are you going along with us?" asked Dick of Mr. Muggins. "Where to ?" "To Va.lley Forge." The Tory grunted. "Humph!" he said. "What good would that do?" "You would be there to receive pay for your produce." "In Continental currency I Bah! I'd rather give the stuff away, outright, and have done with it." "All right; much obliged," said Dick, quietly. "If you wish to give the provisions away we will accept them with thanks." "I don't wish to do so, but I have no choice in the matter. There was great rejoicing in the encampment when they did reach there. The two wagon-loads of provisions were badly needed. The wagons were quickly unloaded, and th. e drivers were told that they might go. They lost no time in doing so. While the "Liberty Boys" were eating supper that even ing, an orderly entered the cabin in which Dick Slater had his quarters. "The commander-in-chief wishes to see you at head uarters," he said, addressing Dick. "Tell him I will be there in a few minutes," the youth replied.


THE LIBERTY BOYS DUPED. It did not take Dick long to make preparations for his CHAPTER IV. trip. He doffed his uniform of blue and donned a rough suit THE TRICKY TAYEUN-KEEP)!:R. of citizen's clothing. "You wish to see me, your excellency?" He told the ".Liberty Boys" where he was going and gave Dick stood in the presence of the them such instructions as he thoug!J.t necessary. in the latter's room at headquarters. Then he went out, bridled and saddled his horse, and, General Washington nodded. mounting, rode away in the gathering darkness. He indicated a chair. There being snow on the ground, it was not very dark, "Be seated, Dick," he said. and Dick urged his horse to a gallop. Dick took the seat indicated. Dick had gone only a mile or so when it began snowing. Q-eneral Washington was silent for a few moments. At first it did not snow so very hard, but the flakes He seemed to be thinking gradually grew larger and thicker and came down faster Presently he turned his eyes upon Dick. "Dick, my boy," he said, ''I have some work for you." Dick's face brightened. and faster. It was hard work keeping to the road. It was all right going through the timber, but in the There was an eager look in his eyes. open country, where there were no fences, there was danger ,"I am glad of it, your excellency," he said. "I was in of wandering away from the road and getting lost. hopes imch would prove to be the case." Dick let the horse take its own course. The commander-in-chief nodded, approvingly. At last, after a ride of perhaps two hours, the horse came "That's the way I like to hear any one talk, Dick," he to a stop almost right at the very door of a house. !'aid. "You never stop to ask what the work is or how Dick looked closely, and as his eyes took in the faint difficult it may prove to be. You always say you are ready outlines of the building, he exclaimed: to attempt it." "I am always glad to attempt to do any work which may prove to be of value to the great cause," the youth replied. "It is Brinker's Tavern!" He knew where he was now. He decided to stop long enough to get a cup of coffee. "I know it, Dick, and that is one reason why I always He leaped off his horse, tied the animal to the hitchingsend for you when I have any especially difficult and danc post, and, advancing to the tavern, knocked on the door. gerous work which I wish done.' The door was opened at once and Dick stepped This was a compliment and Dick's face showed that he the doorwa)'. into the room. appreciated it. He waited for the commander-in-chief to tell what it was he wished done. Presently General Washington spoke. "Dick," he said, aword has come to me that General Howe is planning to make an attack upon us. Now, this may be true, and it may not. I wish you to go to Philadel phia and find out. If it is not true I wish to know it; Mr. Brinker, who had opened the door, stared at Dick, in amazement. "Hello l" he exclaimed. ."You here? What a surprise What in the world are you dbing out on such a night as this?" "Oh, I'm out on kind of a pleasure trip," laughed Dick. The landlord laughed in his turn, but at the same time he looked at Dick, keenly. and if it is, 1 wish to find out, if possible, when the attack "I'm afraid you're not getting much pleasure out of it," i s to be mad e by how large a force and all about it. Do he said. you think you c an find this out for me?" "Oh, yes, I like snow." "I will try your exc ellency "So much of it as we are getting to-night?" "Good! When will you start?" "Oh, I could do with a little less. By the way, friend "At once." Brinker, can you give me a cup of coffee?" "Very well. 'l'here is no need of giving you any further "In just a few minutes, Dick. Just step into the dininstructions. You may go ahead and do the work in your iIJ.g-room and sit down; you won't have to wait long." own way." Dick sat down in front of the fireplace and gave utter" Very well; I will do so," said Dick. ance to a sigh of contentment. Then he bade the commander-in-chief good-by, saluted "I will come into the dining-room when the coffee is and withdrew. ready, Mr. Brinker," he said.


10 THE LIBERTY BOYS DUPED. "All right," the tavern-keeper replied. He hastened out of the room, and, passing through the dining-room, entered the kitchen chief, stationed at Philadelphia, had offered five hundred pounds for the capture of Dick Slater, the patriot spy. He had suddenly made U:p his mind to put Dick to sleep,. make him a prisoner and then on the morrow take him to Philadelphia, deliver him into the bands of General Howe and receive the reward. .( His daughter Mary was there. She was washing some dishes. "Have we any bot coffee, Mary?" her father asked. "Yes, father; do you want some?" was the reply. "No." "Who does want it, then?" 'Dick Slater." The girl gave a start. "Dick Slater!" she exclaimed. "Yes." "Is he here?" The girl's tone was eager. Her father nodded. "Yes,'1 he said, "he is here." "When did he come?" He would probably have succeeded but for his daughter Mary. She had fallen in love with Dick, and was determined that no harm should come to him. She emerged from the pantry, bringing some bread and cheese. As she laid the bread and cheese on the table beside the cup of coffee, she simulated a start and inclined her bead as if listening. "I think I bear one of the injured soldiers calling, father," she said. "Will you go see what he wants, or shall I?" "He just got here." "I'll go, Mary. You take the coffee and bread and There was a pleased look on the girl's :face, but her cheese into the dining-:room and call Dick." father did not observe it. ''Very well, father." Feeling sure that he had fixed things, Mr. Brinker left He was thinking about something else. 'rhe truth of the matter was that while professing to be a the kitchen and hastened toward the room occupied by the wounded redcoats. patriot, the tavern-keeper was in reality a Tory. He hastened to pour a cup of coffee. Then he turned to his daughter. The instant her father was out of the room, Mary emptied the coffee out of the cup, rinsed the cup thoroughly and then :refilled it. "Go and get some bread, Mary," he said. "Get some cheese, too. Perhaps the young man rriay want something Then she. carried the coffee, bread and cheese into the to eat." dining-room and placed it on the table. This done, she went to the door opening from the dining The girl hastened into a pantry at one side of the kitchen. room into the big, front room. "Your coffee is ready, Dick," she said. As soon as the girl had disappeared her father drew a little Vial from his pocket. "Ah, is it you, :A

Mr. Brinker entered the dining-room as Dick was drink1 Mr. Brinker realized the fact that if the British soldiers g the last of the second cup of coffee. should enter and find Dick there, and should succeed in "Good!" the man thought. "He will soon be sound ,sleep. This will be a good night's work for me. Two five hundred dollars doesn't grow on every bush." Presently Dick rose from the table and returned to the large, front room. capturing him, they would take him to General Howe and secure the reward. This would leave the tavern-keeper, figuratively speak ing, out in the cold. Therefore, when the girl caught Dick by the arm and "Sit down and take it easy, Dick," said Mr. Brinker. said, ''Come lJ,way, come out of the room at once!" her "By the way, hadn't you better stay all night with us?" father approved of this course. J Dick shook his head. "Go, Dick," he said in a low, excited tone; "you must "No," he said, "I mus_t go on my way, and I must be not be caught here." going soon, too." To one not knowing differently, it would have seemed Mr. Brinker fidgeted uneasily. as if the feeling which inspired the tavern-keeper was He was afraid Dick would start out before the sleepsolicitude for Dick's welfare. ing potion had time to do its work. "You're liable to get lost, Dick," he said; "and in that case you would lose more time than if you were to stay .. here over mght." I I "Oh, I don't thii:J.k there is any danger that I will get lost." "You are going to Philadelphia, Dick?" the man asked. "Yes, that is where I am headed for." Then Dick rose to his feet. "I'll go out the back way," said Dick, .'and will come around to the front, mount my horse and ride onward on my journey." "Come, quick," said Mary. She started to lead the way from the room. Dick turned to follow. At that instant the door opened. Six, British soldiers entered the room. "Hold!" cried the leader of the redcoats, pointing to"I must be going," he said. "It is n:ot right for me to ward Dick. "Who are you, and where are you going?" sit in here by a warm fire while my horse is standing out Dick half turned and faced the redcoats. in the cold, exposed to the snow and storm." Mr. Brinker was very ill at ease. He did not wish Dick to start. He wished to keep Dick there until the sleeping-potion which he supposed the youth had taken with his coffee had had time to get in its work, when, of course, Dick would be unable to go. "Talk to him, Mary; don't let him go," he whispered, in his daughter's ear. "Keep him a while longer." "I don't know that it is any of your business,'' he said, quietly. "I will say, however, that I am a guest of this tavern." "Oho! You're a little bit saucy, aren t you?" The leader of the redcoats was a big, dark-faced:fellow. He was a specimen of a ty:ge of men :who are c ontinually for trouble. "No, not saucy," replied Dick, "I am simply telling the truth.'! Knowing that no harm would come to Dick as a result, Dick made a movement as if to leave the room. the girl was not at all loth to obey her father, and she "Hold!" the roan cried. "Don't be in a hurry. Do entered into conversation with Dick, with the result that he not attempt to leave this room till I give you permission to was delayed several minutes. At last he turned toward the door, however, and said: "I must be going. I have already tarried here too long." At the same instant there came a thunderous knocking at the door. Then a loud, imp'erious voice was heard. "Open, in the of the king!" CHAPTER V. A DUEL WITH SABERS. Mary Brinker looked startled. So did herfather, for that matter. d0> so." "And who are you, that you should presume to give such orders?" a s ked Dick. "You are acting in rather a high-handed manner, I think!" "It doesn't matter what you think. And as for who I am, T will say that I am a man who will see to it that his orders are obeyed." Somethipg in the fellow's air rasped on Dick's :feelings terribly. The youth felt his anger rising until it was impossible for him to keep silent. "You are not a man he said, in a cold, hard voice. "You are a big, blustering bully and coward!"


"-What is that !" The fellow almost shouted the words. His dark face grew darker still. It took on a look that would have become the face of a Jemon. He leaped forward a pace and glared at Dick in a fe rocious manner. "Do you dare speak to me I-me, Spencer Morgan, the most dangerous man in the British army, in such a manner I" he cried, as if unwilling to believe his ears. "Great guns! but I will kill you for that. I will spit you on, the end of my saber as if you were a chicken I" A little cry of fear escaped Mary Brinker. Her father looked alarmed, also. If the redcoats should kill Dick, there would be no chance of getting a reward from General Howe. Dick did not seem to be alarmed, however. He looked the big fellow in the eyes, unflinchingly. "Your talk and actions simply prove that what I said is true," said Dick, coldly and calmly. "Only a bully and a coward would threaten an unarmed man. If I had a saber you would not talk so bravely." A sudden look of fiendish delight flashed into the red coat's eyes. Dick saw it and knew what it meant. He knew what the next words of the man would be before he spoke them. "Thank you," he said, politely. "When I have taug this bl'avo comrade of yours a much-needed lesson, I w) return your blade to you." A snarl of anger escaped Spencer Morgan. "You insolent young scoundrel!" he grated. "It i who will teach you a lesson, and I will do it very quick) Dick's lip curled. "Do you know what I think will happen?" he askE in a calm, deliberate tone.of voice. "I can't say that I do. What?" "I think that after we have crossed blades, and r ha proven myself your master and you see that you are getti\ the worst of it, you will prove that my estimate of as being a bully and coward is a correct estimate, by ing upon your comrades to come to your aid." A hoarse growl of rage escaped the redcoat. "What is that!" be almost yelled. "Do you mean to that I would call for help?" "I mean to say that you will do so. I will venture t say that you will bellow like a good fellow." There was not the least air of bravado about Dick. He was simply calm, cool and confident. Taking bold of the point of the saber with his left hanl and holding to the hilt with the right, he tested the weapo1 A saber has a rather short, stout blade. Yet, to the surprise of the redcoats who were watchin him closely, Dick bent the weapon two or three inches 01 He would order one of his comrades to give Dick a of true. saber; then, under the guise a duel, he would kill the youth. Dick had interpreted the look in the man's eyes cor rectly. The redcoat gave utterance to a harsh laugh. "Ho, ho, ho Listen to the young banta m talk. What do you know of the use of a saber?" "Enough to teach you a lesson, perhaps." Dick's tone and air were cool and calm. There was a peculiar air of confidence and self-possession about Dick which would have been a warning to most people, but not so to this redcoat. He was so egotistic and had such o'er-weening confidence in his own abilities that he thought he would have no trouble at all in disposing of Dick. He turned to one of his comrades. More, he seemed to do it without much effort. The redcoats knew that only a person gifted with u usual strength could perform the feat. Jl Even Spencer Morgan was surprised and looked sollll what impressed. He was aware of the fact that the youth had done some thing which even he could not do. The redcoat who had lent Dick the saber placed mouth close to Spencer Morgan s ear and said, in a whisper "That young fellow is dangerous, Spencer; you will ha to look out for him." "Bah!" replied Morgan. "He is strong, that is all; h1 probably knows nothing regarding the use of the saber.' Thel'e was a troubled look in the fellow's face, howeve? which showed that he did not have full confidence that hit "Lend that insolent young.fellow your saber," he ordered. statement was correct. "It will take me but a few minutes to finish him, and then Dick now stepped forward and took up a position ne81 you can have your saber back again." The man addressed drew his saber, and, reversing it, stepped forward and held it out to Dick. The youth accepted it, with a bow. the centre of the room. The redcoat advanced and took up a position in fron' of Dick. Dick looked the fellow straight in the eyes.


r "Get ready to call on your friends to help you," said the uth, calmly. A cry of rage escaped the redcoat. This feat of DiCk's opened his eyes to the fact that in Dick he had a foeman worthy of his best efforts. He realized now that he was up against a trained, expert "Curse you I" he hissed. "I shall not call on my com-swordsman 9 ades for help; a dozen such fellows as you could not make Still he did not think that Dick could be his equal. t necessary for me to do so." Dick smiled, coldly. "You think not?" he remarked. "I know it I" "You mean you think you know it." There was something in Dick's tone which made the edcoat very angry. He was larger and heavier than the youth, and should be able to overcome him without great difficulty. He decided to make as short work of it as possible. To this end he attacked Dick, fiercely. Dick was prepared, however. He met the attack with such skill as to surprise the spectators. Dick's air and tone were so calm and cold as to be very So furious was the onset of the that Dick gave antalizing, indeed. way, slightly He did it not because he had to, but in order that he A hoarse growl escaped the redcoat. "Oh, guard!" he cried. "Look out for yourself, you might make the proper defence with more ease to himself. The manner in which he handled the saber was a reve Snsolent puppy I" Dick threw himself into position. I He did so so gracefully, and his position was so correct, lation. The redcoats had never seen 1mytbing like it. hat the redcoats realized in an instant that the youth knew something about handling a sword. ij They were right about this. Dick was a fine swordsman. The weapons flashed hither and thither with the speed of the lightning's flash. No matter where the redcoat's saber might be, Dick's 1 saber was there, interposing. When they had nothing else to do, he and Bob were l almost constantly practising with their sabers. ll Both had become experts. So expert indeed were the youths that often when they were practising the patriot soldiers would gather around by the hundreds to watch them. It seemed as if Dick was incased by walls of steel. Try as he would, Spencer Morgan could not find an opening. To do the redcoat justice, he was a good swordsman. He was far above the average. It is doubtful i, with the exception of Bob, there was another person in the patriot army who could have held The youths' friendly contests were, often, enough to his own with this redcoat. make the spectators' hair stand on end. 1 The cQ.Jltests looked like real combats. 'l'hanks to unremitting practice, however, and also doubtlEss to natural talent, Dick was more than able to hold his Indeed, a slip on the part of either or a failure to make the proper guard would often have resulted in one or the j other being severely wounded. J They were so confident of themselves, however, and were withal so skillful that they never so much as. inflicted a flesh wound on each other. This will show that the redcoat, Morgan, bad a bard ta s k before him in trying to overcome Dick. He was soon to learn that this was the case. He made a .fierce lunge at the youth. The saber was turned aside with the utmost ease. Dick did not move bis body a particle. own. Good swordsman though .the redcoat was, Dick was his superior He soon demonstrated this fact. It d i d not take the red c oat long to partially exhaust himself as a result of the fury of his attack. He presently stopped attacking and fell back a pace. It was now Dick s turn. The youth did not seem tired, at all. He seemed to be made of steel. He assumed the offensive. He pressed forward and began a vigorous attack. Indeed, he seemed to scarcely move his sword-arm. The manner in which he handled the saber -was won-y et the blade of the redcoat was turned aside, and Dick derful. stood quietly there, untouched, a cool, tantalizing smile on. 'l'he weapon fl.ashed hither and thither, in and out, with his handsome face. such bewildering rapidity as to almost daze Dick's opSpencer Morgan was greatly surprised. ponent


'rhe feUow defended himself as best he could. He was almost winded, however, while Dick was seemingly as fresh and strong M ever; aI_ld it was soon patent to the onlookers that the youth had his opponent at his mercy. Dick could have cut the redcoat down, but did not wish to dd' so. His purpose was to humiliate the fellow and disarm him. Besides, if he were to kill the redcoat the fellow's comrades would at once attack him, and Dick did not wish have to engage in a fight with the fellows. Dick pressed f he redcoat hard, and finally seizing upon a favorable opportunity he 'struck Morgan's blade a strong blow and knocked it out of the fellow's hands. Crack! Spencer Morgan had fired. CHAPTER VI. HELD UP AT THE FORD. Dick saw the movement in time, hqwever. r j "] M i tra He made a qPick movement sideways. H Of course it would be impossible to dodge a bullet, a f ,c the bullet has left the weapon. an A quick movement, just as the person holding I weapon starts to pull the trigger, however, will often t 8' Instantly a wild cry of terror went up from Spencer able the person aimed at to escape the bullet. Morgan. It was so in Dick's case. "Help, boys; don't let him kill me!" he cried, in accents He moved aside quickly just as Spencer Morgan staJ of terror. pull the trigger. He leaped back with the evident intention of sheltering The result was that the bullet did not strike Dick. himself behind his comrades. This attempt to assassinate him angered Dick. A cold smile curled Dick's lip. He leaped forward, with the bound of a panther. t "What did I tell you!" he said. "There is the bully None of the other redcoats made a movement to inu ] and coward for you. When they think they have everyfere with Dick. thing their own way they are very brave, indeed, but when things go against them and they are getting the worst of it they lose no time in yelling for help. You need not be afraid, however, Spencer Morgan; I never yet struck an foe, and I would not have your blood on my hands for the wealth of a kingdom." A look of great relief appeared on Spencer Morgan's face. There was also the look of a demon there. Anger, hate, discomfiture, bailed rage, all were pictured on the redcoat's face. Dick stepped forward and handed the saber back to its owner. "Thank you,'' he said. Then Dick turned toward the and his daughter. He gave them a significant look. "I will now go to my room, if you please." At this instant a wild cry of terror escaped Mary Brinker. "Take care, Dick!" Dick whirled, quick as a fl.ash. As he did so he saw Spencer Morgan standing with leveled pistol in hand. It all'flashed through Dick's mind in an instant. The redcoat, angry because of his defeat and humiliation at Dick's hands, had seized the opportunity and as soon as Dick's back was turned had drawn a pistol, with the evident intention of shooting Dick down. comrade. Spencer Morgan made an attempt to draw another pis He did not have time to do so, however. Dick was upon him too quickly. The youth's arm shot out. His fist took the redcoat fairly between the eyes. Dick was angry and struck hard. The redcoat went down as if he had been struck by sledgehammer. He struck the floor with a crash._ The shock of the blow and the jar from striking t b floor so hard knocked the redcoat senseless. Dick did not look at Spencer Morgan after the fello1 fell. He turned quickly and faced the other redcoats. He eyed them sternly and unflinchingly. "Do you approve of the action of your comrade?" Die' asked. "I can't say that I do," said one, shaking his head. "Nor I." "I don't approve of it." "Neither do I." "It was no way to do." Thus spoke the redcoats. They all seemed to be fair-minded fellows, with the e ception of Morgan. c


. 'l'HE LIBERTY "Very well; I am glad you look at it that way," said ick, quietlj. Then Dick turned and walked over to where Mary and E father stood. "I guess I will be going now," he said. Mr: Brinker eyed Dick as closely as he could without racting the youth's attention. { He could not understand how it was that Dick had not ccumbed to the drug which he the youth had ank with the coffee. I BOYS DUPED. 16 Not knowing how .many might be concealed there, Dick decided that discretion would be the better part of valor, and brought his horse to a stop. "Sensible man," said the voice. "You are wise in obeying orders." "Who are you, and what do you want?" asked Dick. "Who are we?" "Yes." "That is for you to find out, my friend;" with a chuckling laugh. "You will pardon me, I know, if I say "You had better stay all night with us," he said. "It that it is your place to answer questions, not to ask them." a terrible night out." "Oh, all right!" replied Dick, shortly. "If you have "Oh, I don't mind the weather," said Dick; "I will any questions to ask, however, ask them quickly oefore my e going." He gave Mary his hand. Then he shook hands with her father. "Good-by," he said. 1 Then he walked to the opened it, and stepped out tito the night and storm. It was still snowing. i Not so hard as it had been, however, Dick was sure. Dick went to where he had left his horse, and, untying he halter-strap, patted him on the neck. I "Poor old fellow! It is treating you shabbily to leave ou out in the storm in this fashion. Well, ycm will soon et warmed up when we get going again." The horse whinnied. Dick brushed the snow off the saddle, and, mounting, ode away in the direction of Philadelphia. horse freezes fast in the river." "Oh, well, as you are only one, while we are a dozen, may come ashore." "Thank you." Dick immediately urged his horse forward. As soon as he reached the shore a dozen men appeared in the road. They surrounded Dick. Dick saw at once that they were redcoats. any rate, they wore British uniforms. "Now, a few one of the men said. who are you?" "My name is Tom Jones," replied Dick, giving the first_ name that popped into his mind. "Tom Jones, eh?" "Yes." He rode at a leisurely pace. "That's a good, plain name. Now, Tom, what are you,, He did not consider that there was any need of haste. Whig or Tory?" Besides, the snow was so deep that it would have been ard on the horse to travel rapidly. Dick rode steadily onward for perhaps an hour. Then he came to the timber which bordered the Schuyl-111 River. "I can t say that I am either." "If you are not a Whig or Tory, then what are you?" "I'm a neutral." "A neutral, eh?" "Yes. My father is a neutral, and what is good enough: Dick followed the winding road and at last reached the for him is goo. d enough for me." at a point where there was a ford. At this point the water was shallow and :flowed rapidly. As a result the river was not frozen over. Dick rode into the water. He rode slowly onward until nearly across the river. Then he was given quite a start. A loud, threatening voice suddenly called out: Stay where you are until you given an ccount of yourself!" Dick was within perhaps fifteen yards of the shore. Timber grew right down to the water's edge. The man who bad uttered the words given above was concealed in the edge of the timber. "Oh, your father's a neutral, is he?" "Yes." "Where does your father live?" "A couple of miles back from the river "Humph! What are you doing out at this time o:f night, and where are you going?" "I'm going to Philade lphia." "What for?" "A doctor." "A doctor?" "Yes; my father is sick. He is veroy sick, and I hope that you will not delay me here any longer." "All right, we won't delay you. The fact of the matter.-


. 16 THE LIBERTY BOYS DUPED is, we are on our way to Philadelphia ourselves, and we will accompany you. Wait just a moment till we get our horses." "All right, if you insist," said Dick. "But as I know the way to Philadelphia, and as every minute is precious, I don't see why I should be made to wait." "Well, go along, if you wish to. We'll overtake you." CHAPTER VII. CHASED TO PHILADELPHIA. Major was a splendid animal. lC Tl He was not a common horse by any means. Arabian blood flowed in his veins. "AJl right thank you." Th tt d t t th h d the road He was a magmficent ammal, was very swift, and ht e .men sea ere o ge eir orses, an b l D' k d d splendid staying qualities. emg c ear, ic ro e onwar As the leader of the redcoats was hastening toward where I Dick had Major from the British, when d d b d redcoats occupied Long Island. his horse was tied, one of Ins comra es steppe up es1 e him and said : "Say, I believe I know that young fellow." The leader looked at his comrade in surprise. "You believe you know him?" he asked. 7'Yes." "Who is he?" "I believe he is Dick Slater, the rebel spy P' A cry of amazement escaped the other. "Dick Slater, the rebel spy, you say?" "Yes." "Then why didn't you say so before?" "I wasn't sure of it." "Are you sure of it now?" "I am confident he is Dick Slater. I got a good look his face as he passed me just now, and I don't think that I can be mistaken." The redcoat leader was all excitement. He had had Major ever since. :s The horse had carried him safely through many dangei and out of many tight places. Dick had never yet found a horse that was Major s equ .r in speed. He did not expect to find the equal of Major among ti e hor ses of the pursuing redcoats. Dick was not worried. He had been chased many times. It was such an old story that he had become used to it. l) ( Still, as it would be necessary for him to get a co1 s iderable lead before Philadelphia was reached, it wouf k require hard riding. Dick patted Major on the neck. u Good old boy," he said; "I am sorry that you will hav to exert yourself, but when we reach Philadelphia you sha have a warm stall in a good stable and be well taken car of." 10 "Quick! Mount your horses!" he cried out in a loud The horse whinnied as if he understood what was sai

THE LIBERTY BOYS DUPED. 17 advance so that the redcoats will not be able to get ck of me." Three-quarters of an hour later Dick rode into the out;irts of Philadelphia. He could not see anything of the redcoats. He had not heard a yell from them for some time. .1.1ick felt safe so far as they were concerned. The danger was more apt to be in the front now than the rear. Dick rode onward down into the city. t For the purpose of throwing his pursuers off the :ack, Dick turned down several side streets, making turns st to the right and then to the left. Presently he paused in front of a livery stable. Entering, he asked if they would keep his horse there r a day or two. The livery-stable man said, yes, and Dick turned Major er to him. "Give my horse feed, water and a good rub-down," said hck. "I have ridden him far and fast, and traveling is nything but easy to-night." "Very well, sir," the livery-sfable man replied. "I will good care of your horse, sir." Dick left the livery stable and made his way up the street. He was soon on the main street of the city. It was not yet late. The majority of the shops and stores were still open. Prior to the occupation of the city by the British the op-keepers had been in the habit of closing early; but nee the arrival of the redcoats the shop-keepers had fallen the habit of keeping open late so as to get as much ritish gold as possible from the soldiers, who promenaded and down the streets each night till ntidnight. Dick did not expect to be able to do much on this night. He decided io put in the time, however. By entering the saloons and barrooms of the taverns d listening to the talk of the redcoats, he might be able learn something of value. .Dick entered the first saloon he came to. He found himself in a large barroom. At one side was a bar, while scattered around over the S.eated around the small tables in the large room were many redcoats and a few men in citizen's clothing. These latter were, of course, Tories. The fact was that there were very few citizens of Phila delph!a remaining there who were not Tories. The Whig citizens had fled from the city when the redcoats had first appeared No one seemed to notice Dick, particularly. He was glad of this. He did not wish to be recognized. He had pulled his hat well down over his face so as to shield it from observation, partially, at least He did not know but that there might be some one present who had seen him before and would recognize him. As a further disguise, Dick simulated a state of partial intoxitation. He made his way across the barroom in a zig-zag fashion. He staggered and lurched, and once or twice came very near falling against some of the redcoats seated at the tables. He finally got across the room, however, and dropped info a chair which stood with its back to the partition dividing one of the small rooms from the main room. Dick found, to his satisfaction, that he could hear the talk of not only those seated around him at the tables, but of the inmates of the little room as well. The soldiers seated at the table were talking and laugh ing, boisterously, but their conversation was on subjects which had no interest for him. He caught a few words spoken by some one within the little room, however, and these proved to be of interest. "Do you think General Howe intends to move against the rebels up at Valley Forge, this winter?" were the words which Dick heard. Dick listened, eagerly. He strained his hearing to the utmost. He wished to make sure of hearing the reply. It came at once. "No," said a voice. "I don't think he intends doing anything of the kind." "You don't?" "I do not." oor were a number of small tables. "Don't you think he is missing a good opportunity by Farther back toward the rear of the room were several not doing so?" t 11aller compartments divided off by partitions, reaching .rhaps halfway to the ceiling. i These compartments were intended for private drinking rties. l Two or three of them had occupants, judging from the 1bund of talk and laughter which issued from them. "I think so." "It would be no job at all to defeat Washington's army if all I hear is true. As I understand it, he has a mere handful of men as compared with our force." "You're right; and they are poorly armed, half clothed and more than half starved."


0 18 THE LIBERTY BOYS DUPED. "Yes, and I hear that hundreds of them are absolutely "What! Barefooted and in the snow?" barefooted." "Yes, barefooted and in the snow--at least so I have "I guess that is the case." been informed." "Then General Howe must certainly be losing the op portunity of a lifetime by not sending our army out there and putting an end to the war at one stroke." 'l'here were murmurs from the mingled surprise and ''I'll tell you one thing," said one. "Maybe he doesn't want to put an end to it," said an-"What is it?" from another. men, seemingly of other voice. "It is this : That I don't see much hope for British "Why shouldn't he want to do so?" success when we are opposed to such men as. those-men "Why?" who will suffer as they are s uffering, who will go half-clad "Yes, why?" and with less than half enough to eat, who will consent "Oh,' there are reasons." to remain parted from their families and loved ones, and "Name some of them." who, on top of all this, will get out barefooted in the snow "Well, for one thing, he is enjoying himself here this and go through drill practice for the purpose of learning winter to the fullest extent. It is one round of merriment, how to fight. That these men will achieve their independsixteen hours out of the twenty-four." ence, is, to my mind, merely a question of time." "So it is; and General Howe likes that sort of thing." "Bravo!" said Dick to himself. "Your head is certainly -"He certainly does; and I must that I do, level, even though you are a redcoat." too." The man's speech seemed to have made an impression "So do we all; and for my part I am quite willing on his companions, also. General Howe should remain in Philadelphia, take it easy "By Jove! I don't know but you are right," said one. and refrain from attacking the rebel army." "That',s right,'' from another. "I hadn't thought of "So am I/' that." "And L" "Do you suppose General Howe knows about this "By the way, have you heard the latest?" matter?" "No; what is it?" "I don't know." "I understand that the rebels have a military instructor "If he doesn't, he ought to." up at Valley Forge." "So he ought." "A military instructor!" "Yes; it is another reason why he should attack the It sounded to Dick as if two voices exclaimed this m rebel army this winter. If he allows this thing to go on ) unison. "Yes, a military instructor." Then came the sound of laughter. The idea of the rebels trying to learp. military tactics seemed to amuse the men greatly. "Who is their military instructor?" asked one of the voices. "If what I hear is true he is a good one." "Hi& name?" "Baron von Ste11ben." "Ah! A Dutchman." and lets that Dutchman have fre e sway, those rebels will be good soldier s by .spring and will be a hard crowd to whip." '' bat's right; they are bad enough in an untrained, undisciplined condition." There was silence in the little room for a few moments, during whi,ch time the inmates were evidently indulging in liquid refreshments. Dick wondered how these redcoats had learned so much. How had they become possessed of the knowledge ,Di Baron von Steuben's presence at Valley Forge? "Yes, he's from Germany. He is a veteran soldier, how-The s e were que s tions which Dick asked himself, but for ever, and learned the .art of war under Frederick of which he could find no answer. Prussia." "It looks as if there has been a spy at Valley Forge," "Oh, no doubt he is able to teach the rebel soldiers a great deal, but I shouldn't think they would be in any condition to practice dTilling. Half of them are bare footed, didn't you say?" "Yes;. but, by Jove they get out and drill, just the same." he said to himself. Dick was glad of ?ne thing, however. If these men knew what they were talking about, and the probabilities were that they did, General Howe was not intending to make an attack upon the patriot army at Valley Forge. l ,l


1 -; This was what Dick had come to Philadelphia for. If the information was reliable, Dick's work "'as al ready accomplished, but he must find out whether or not it was reliable before returning to Valley Forge. wished that he might get to see the men whose conversation he had overheard. He wished to know whether or not they were officers. If they were officers, the statements which they had made would undoubtedly be reliable. If, however, they should prove to be common soldiers, Dick would be unwilling to accept their statements as 19 'l'he chair struck him on the shoulder and down went the, captain, with a crash. Without waiting an instant Dick leaped forward and clashed toward the CJ.oor. All the redcoats in the barroom were on their feet. They had leaped up the instant that Captain Parks had called out who Dick was. There was not one among them who had not heard of Dick Slater, the patriot spy. They had heard many stories of his daring and prowess. The mention o. his name, therefore, was sufficient to facts, as he knew it would likely be guesswork on their part. arouse and excite them in an instant. His wish was soon to be gratified. As Dick started toward the door a number of the red-The noise of chairs being pushed back was heard. coats made a move as if to get in front of him. Then came the sound of trampling feet. Then Dick heard the door of the little room open. The majority of them were more or less intoxicated, however, and they did not move as quickly as they other"They're coming out!" he thought. "Now I'll get a wise might have been able to do. chance to see them." On the other hand, Dick's actions were as quick as a Dick did not change his position, as he did not know flash of lightning. who might be watching him. He could turn his eyes without turning his head, and as the men emerged from the little room, Dick got a good look at them. There were three of the men and they were officers. As Dick's eyes rested upon the leader of the trio he was given quite a start. 'rhe man was Captain Parks, -an old-time enemy of Dick's, and youth knew him well. He went across the room with swift bounds,_ and as he did so he drew a couple of pistols. He flourished them, threateningly. "Back!" he cried. "The first man who attempts to touch me will get a bullet through his brains!" Dick's tone was fierce. So also was his expression. Several of the redcoats, who would have been able to get in front of him, suddenly changed their minds about Captain Parks knew Dick well, also, and that he had a doing so and hastened to get back out of the way. good memory for faces was quickly proven, for his eyes, in roving about the room, rested for an instant upon Dick. He gave a start and cried: "Dick Slater, the rebel spy, by all that is wonderful!'' CHAPTER VIII. INTO A TRAP. Dick saw that he was in for it. Captain Parks was not a man who could be fooled. Dick knew it l.>e useless to try to hide his identity. Knowing this, Dick acted instantly. He came to his feet and seized the chair upon which he had been sitting, and threw it with all his might straight at Captain Parks. The worthy caytain gave utterance to a cry of dismay. He saw the chair coming and tried to dodge it. As he did so his foot slipped and he started to fall Dick's reputation as being a daring and dangerous youth was of great use to him now. The redcoats were confident that he would keep his word. They were sure that if they got in the way they would get a bullet in their brains. One or two of the redcoats, in their haste to get out of the way, fell over chairs and went sprawling on the floor. One fellow, in trying to save himself from a fall, caught hold of the edge of a table and pulled it over on top of himself. It was a scene of confusion. In the midst of it all, Dick was about the only one who did not lose his head. He knew just what he was doing. Captain Parks scrambled to his feet as quickly as pos sible, but by the time he did so Dick was almost to the door. The captain was excited and angry. He had been jarred considerably by the impact of the chair and the force of the fall. His dignity had received a shock, also. The idea that he, Captain Parks, should be knocked


20 'l'!U.: Lll:HJN'l'Y .l:SUHi llU.l'.lHJ. down by a chair thrown by a "rebel" was anything but pleasing to him. He whipped out a pistol the instant h<: was on his feet. "Halt!" he cried, loudly and fiercely. "Halt, or I will put a bullet through you But Dick did not halt. He was willing to risk a shot from the captain rather than allow himself to be captured. He would be tried as a spy and hanged, or shot, anyway, so it would be foolish to stop. Crack! Captain Parks had fired. Spat! The bullet whistled past Dick's ear and struck the door. It was a close call. A miss is as good as a mile, however, and the closeness of the shot did not worry Dick a particle. He gave the matter no thought whatever. The bullet had missed him and that was sufficient. The next instant his hand was upon the door-knob. He jerked the door open and leaped out onto the sidewalk. A squad of redcoats happened to be passing at that moment. Dick was going with such impetus that he could not check himself quickly enough and the result was that he plunged headlong in among the redcoats. At the same instant the voice of Captain Parks was heard, crying : "Stop him I Don't let him get away! He is Dick Slater, the rebel spy! Ten pounds to the man that cap tures him The redcoats heard and understood. Two or three of them seized hold of Dick. Dick had thrust his pistols back into his belt before The majority of them had been drinking, which made 1.hem easier victims. Dick realized that he had but little time to spare. Captain Parks and the other redcoats would be out of the barroom in a very few moments. By the time Dick had knocked down five or six of the l redcoats a quick glance showed him that his enemies were issuing from the barroom. 'l'hey would be upon him in another Dick did not wait, however. He leaped away and ran down the street at a rapid pace. Captain Parks was out of the barroom by this time. He was angry and excited. "Stop him I" he cried. "Don't let him get away. Aftel' him, everybody! Ten pounds to the roan who catches him I" 'l'he redcoats set out down the street in pursuit. Some of the fellows were very good runners. None were the equal of Dick, however. He was a very speedy runner. He had proven this on many occasions. Dick turned down the first side street he came to. He followed this street a block and turned again. After him came the redcoats. They still managed to keep him in sight They yelled and made so much noise that they attracted considerable attention. Parties of redcoats were coming a:ncl going on the streets constantly and Dick was liable to run into a party at any moment. Dick realized this and made up his mind to distance his pursuers at the earliest possible moment. To this end he increased his speed. He ran with all his might. Presently that which Dick feared might happen dicl opening the door and plunging out, so both hands were happen. now free for use. He used them, too. He gave the redcoats a surprise such as they were not expecting. The instant he felt their hands grasping him he threw the hands off. He began striking out, right and left. Biff bang! whack! whack! Dick leaped hither and thither and struck out so swiftly that the redcoats were unable either to do anything to the youth or to keep themselves from being hit. Dick in action, in such a case as this, was a veritable human cyclone. Down, one after another, went the redcoats. As he went running down the street he saw quite a large party of redcoats approaching. Dick would meet them at about the middle of the block. He did not wish to turn back, as that would enable his pursuers to draw near to him. Dick felt sure that he knew how he could avoid the ap proaching redcoats. There was an alley at the middl!J of the block. He would turn down the alley and cross over to the next street. He reached the mouth of the alley while the redcoats were yd perhaps twenty yards distant. At this instant the advance guard of the pursuing red oats came around the corner.


. They set up a loud yell as they saw the party of redcoats coming down the street toward Dick. "Stop him! Catch him!" they cried. "Head him off! He's a rebel spy!" But Dick did not wait to be headed off. He had now reached the alley. He darted into it. He ran down the alley with all his might. There were no lights in the alley, of course, but it was not very dark owing to the fact that the ground was cov. ered with snow. The redcoats entered the alley and ran aown it in pur suit of Dick. Dick ran onward at his best speed. When Dick was almost to the next street he was treated to a surprise. It was an unpleasant surprise, too. Dick suddenly found his way barred. He found himself confronted by what seemed to be a solid wall. A quick glance upward and to each side showed Dick that the seeming wall was in reality the rear end of a building. He was in a blind alley. It did not go through to the other street at all. It extended to the rear of the building, and there stopped. "Jove!" thought Dick. "Here's a go! I have run straight into a trap. What am I to do?" He glanced back. The redcoats were half way down the alley and advancing at their best speed. They would be upon him in a few moments. -" The leader of the redcoats was now within ten yards of Dick. "Surrender!" he cried. "Up with your hands and sur render, or we will fill your body full of lead!" At this instant a do in the rear of the building in front of Dick opened. "Quick, in here!" cried a voice. It was dark within the building. Dick could not see the owner of the voice. Dick realized that he would be taking chances in enthe building He decided to risk it, however. He leaped through the open doorway. The door went shut with a slam. The sound of a bar dropping into place was heard. Then Dick suddenly felt himself enveloped from head to foot in the folds of what seemed to be a thick blanket. At the same instant he felt himself seized by numerous hands. CHAPTER IX. DICK ESCAPES. Dick struggled desperately. H-e was powerless, however. The blanket or whatever it was enveloped Dick so tightly and completely that he could not use his arms. He could do nothing. Then, too, he was almost' smothered. It seemed as if he could not get his breath. Dick felt a choking sensation. Presently his senses seemed to be leaving him. Dick realized that whatever he did must be done quickly. Again he looked about him. Dick struggled and gasped in a desperate effort to get his To the right and to the left were the small back yards breath. behind business houses. It availed him nothing. It would be impossible to hide in these yards. He could not do it, and presently his senses left him He must do something, however. altogether And at once. How long Dick was insensible, he did not know, nor Dick saw a light in the rear of the building at the could he think where he was. right-hand side from where he stood. He could see that he was in a small room, but that did 'l'he thought struck him that perhaps he might be able not give him any information. to get into this building at the rear and go through, and He could see this by the light of a candle which stood out at the front. In this way he might escape the redcoats. The latter were now close upon Dick. Had they desired, they could...have shot him down. But they evidently wished to capture him alive. at one side of the room. One thing Dick realized quite forcibly, however, and that was that he was a prisoner. His wrists were bound together behind his back. He was lying stretched out on a cot.


'"' The room was scantily furnished. In fact, about all there was in the room were the cot, a stool-chair and a small table on which stood the candle. Dick was alone in the room. He knitted his brows and p dered the situation. He wondered why he had been made a prisoner. He wondered who had made him a prisoner. He could not understand it at all. He asked himseH if the people who had captured him were redcoats. He could hardly believe th'.at they were. He believed that had they been redcoats they would have taken him to the prison where the patriots were kept in durance. Think as he would, however, Dick could not settle the matter to his satisfaction. "Ah! Then why did you not turn me over to them?" The fellow winked one eye. He looked at Dick, shrewdly. "That's simple enough," he said. "We thought there might be some money in it for us if we held you a prisoner and kept quiet about it for a while." Dick gave the fellow a look of scorn. "So that's your scheme?" he remarked. "Yes." "Where am I?" asked Dick, abruptly. "Is this the same building I entered when you made me a prisoner?" The man hesitated, slightly. Then he nodded. "Yes, it is the same building,'' he said. Dick looked puzzled. "How did you keep that gang of redcoats out?" he He finally gave the puzzle up as being impossible of asked. "I should have thought they would have broken solution. Presently Dick heard footsteps. Some one was approaching. There came the rattle of a key in the lock of the door. Then the door opened. .A man the room. Dick turned his head and loo'ked at the man. The fellow was not over-prepossessing in appearance. He was dark, ferrety-eyed and ratty-faced. Dick did not speak. Re waited for the newcomer to do so. The man closed the door and looked at Dick. "So you've come to, have you?" he remarked. "Yes," replied Dick, quietly, "I've come to." The man looked at Dick, searchingly. "Who are you?" he asked. "Who am I?" he remarked, deliberately. "Yes, who are you?" Dick's lip curled slightly. "Don't you how who I am?" he asked. The man shook his head. "No," he replied, "I don't." "Then why have you made me a prisoner?" the door down." The man laughed. "They did try," he said. "They pounded upon it at a terrible rate and pushed against it, but they could not force it open." Dick said nothing in reply The man was silent, also, for a few moments. 'l'hen he said: "You haven't told Jne yet who you are." "No, I haven't." "Are you going to?" Dick shook his head. "No, I am not," he said. Then as an after-thought, he said: "Why didn't you go out and ask some or the redcoats who were chasing me?" "They would have made us give you up, if we had done i.hat." "Trne,'' said Dick, "they might have done that." "Yes; we preferred to wait and find out in our own way." "How are you going to do it?" asked Dick, in a seemiug ly careless of voice. "We made up our minds that you were some person of "I don't see as there is any harm in telling you," the importance." man replied. "One of my companions has gone to British "Who are 'we'?" headquarters. He will bring some of the officers. back "Oh, myself and some friends of mine." with him; and if you are, as we think, a person of im" And you and your friends think I am a person of portance they will recognize you." some importance?" "Ob, that's the way you are going to do it, is it?" "Yes." "Yes." "What made you think so?" "How long do you think it will be before they'll be here?" "Because you were being chased by a lot of British "I don't 1."llow. Half gr three-quarters of an hour, I eoldiers." suppose."


THE LIBERTY BOYS DUPED. 23 The man rema.ined a few minutes longer and then took his departure. As soon as the man had gone, Dick fell to thinking. He did not like the situation at all. The outlook was not pleasing. Rising to his feet he proceeded to do this. He scooted the stool over to what he thought was about the _right place, and then stepped up onto it. He turned his back toward the table. He extended his arms out behind him and held his wrists When the man should return accompanied by British ih such a manner that the rope would be in the flame oL oificerE?, he would, no doubt, be recognized. the c&ndJ.e. Then he would .be turned over to the British. His 9.eath as a spy would, undoubtedly, soon follow. D:ick wondered if it might be possible for him to escape. He looked around the room. .. '!'here was but one door and it was locked. There was a window, but it was probably fastened. lf it were not, however, it would make no difference, as I ick's arms were bound. Dick wondered if he might be able to free his arms. He tested the cord which bound his wrists. It did not take much to convince him that it would .be mpossible to break the cord. It was too strong. It was impossible for Dick to get a good view of his wrists and the rope, and he had to go almost entirely by guess. 'l'he result was that he burned his wrists quite severely during the minute or two that it took to burn the rope sufficiently so that he could break it. He made several trials before succeeding, but finally broke the rope. His arms were free An exclamation of satisfaction escaped Dick. "Good!" he cried. "Now that my arms are free, I may be able to escape, after all." Thinking that he might stretch the cord enough so that 'l'he door was locked. Dick stepped to the door and tried the knob. e could get his nds loose, Dick exercised an his strength d strained at the cord. It had but little effect upon it. He realized that it would be impossible to stretch the ord sufficiently to enable him to get his hands loose. He quit trying. He decided that he might as well save his strength. In glancing ahout the room Dick's eyes fell upon the gh.ted Dick gave a start. A sudden thought struck him. Why not burn the rope so that it would come loose? If he could burn the rope half in two, he believed it ould weaken it sufficiently so that he could break it. But could he do it? Dick did not know, but he was determined to find out. Then he turned his attention to the window. It was not fastened. He succeeded ip. raising it. He looked out. He knew where he was, at a glance. He was looki;ng right down into the all had run when pursued by the redcoats. up which he It was evident, therefore, that he was in a rear room of the building. He was in the second story. At this instant Dick heard footsteps. There was such a trampling of feet that he knew there must be several persons coming. "There come those fellows with the redcoats," thought Dick. "I must get out of here quickly, or it will be to<> late." He swung his legs to the floor and rose to a sitting pos. re. He looked at the candle. How was he to get his wrists up to the candle flame. They were bound in such a manner that he could lift is arms only slightly. Then the thought struck Dick : The stool! He collid stand on the stool a:i;td then his wrists would c just about even with the :flame of the candle. The stool was not near the table, but Dick's feet were ee and he could slide the stool across the floor with his ot. Dick lost no time. He climbed over the window-sUl and let himself down on the outside. He let himself down at full length and hung there for an instant. He heard the key turn in the lock of the door to the room he had just left. He waited no longer. Letting go his hold he dropped. Downward he shot. It was quite a drop, but there was such a deep snow on the ground that Dick was jarred scarcely at all. ..


I 24 THE LIBERTY BOYS DUPED. The snow was soft and gave under Dick's feet, causing to fall, however. Before he could rise he heard the sound of excited voices above. '.l'he men had entered the room and discovered that the Dick breathed a sigh of relief. He did not slacken his pace, however. He felt confident that the men would pursue him. He was right about this. When he reached the end of the alley he glanced back. prisoner had escaped. The men were just emerging through the back doorway Dick realized that the men would notice the open window of the bUilding from which Dick had just escaped .at once. Dick turned up the street and made his way rapidly ln case they had pistols, which was likely, they might along d ucceed in wounding Dick and prevent his escape, after all. He did not have much fear that the men would overDick knew he had no time to spare. take .. him. He leaped to his feet. He felt confident that he could escape. He ran up the alley as swiftly as possible. As he went along he was wondering what he should do. He had gone but a few paces when he heard excited He felt that there was really no necessity for him to voices and exclamations. "There he goes!" "Yes, there he is." ''Can't we stop him?" Then a loud voice called out : remain in the city any longer. He had learned that General Howe had no intention of attacking the patriot army. This was what he had come to Philadelphia to learn. Dick decided to return to Valley Forge that night. "Halt! Stop where you are. Stop, or we will riddle "It will be rather hard on Major," the youth thought, you with bullets!" "but he will probably have plenty of time to rest before I will wish to ride him again." OHAPTERX. A NEW CONVERT. But Dick did not stop. Dick made his way in the direction of the livery stable where he had left his horse. 'l'he youth turned one corner after another until confident that he had thrown hie pursuers off the track. Then :he went straight to the livery stable. He paid his score, mounted Major and rode away. It was still snowing, but not so hard as it had been. After making such an effort to escape, he was not the It was now in the early morning hours youth to halt at the command of any man. When Dick came to Brinker's tavern he was surprised to The threat of being fired upon had no effect whatever. see a light shining through a window of the barroom. Dick ran all the faster. Still it '!'as impossible to make very great speed through the soft snow: He knew that he could not get out of pistol-shot distance before the man could fire. Oraek! crack! crack! crack! crack! The men had fired. Dick heard two or three of the bullets whistle past his head. One went through his coat-sleeve and wounded him slightly in the arm. Dick did not slacken his speed a particle. He ran onward as rapidly as pos s ible. He thought that he would be able to get out of pistol shot distance before the men could fire a second volley. This proved to be the case. "I wonder what that means?" he asked himself. "Mr. Brinker is keeping rather late hours, I should say." Acting upon the impulse of the moment, Dick brought :Major to a stop, and, leaping down, he tied the horsE to a po st. He made his way to the door. I He placed his hand on the knob, but paused as tht s ound of voices came to his ears. Dick placed bis ear close to the door and listened, in tently. "We'll drink a toast, my men," he heard a voice saJ "Fill up your glas ses. You, too, friend Brinker, fill up your glass, also." "A toast I A toast!" was the cry, in' a chorus of voices. The words came to Dick's ears quite distinctly. It was a cold night, and the door had contracted sufl None of the bullets came anywhere near Dick, the second ciently so that there was plenty of room for the sound time the men fired. issue forth between the door and the frame.


THE LIBERTY BOYS DUPED. 25 There was the sound of clinking glasses, and then a voice cried : "The toast, Gerrold Give us tbe toast I" There was a brief silence, and then a voice was heard : "All right; here is the toast: Long live good King Dick could do nothing at present to even up the &core which he felt that he owed the man. He could wait, however. He remained at the door for perhaps a quarter of an hour. .He learned that the redcoats w e re member s of a foraging George, and may he have many as true friends in America party which had got lost in the s nowstorm and had wan as our loyal and true-hearted Brinker has proved himself dered around for several hours b e for e finding the tavern. to be. Drink it down I" There was a brief silence, during which the men were undoubteilly draining their wine glasses. Dick hardly knew what to think. They had managed to arouse Br i nker, and w ere now trying to drive the chill out of their by imbibing plenty of wine. When Dick had heard all he cared to, h e m o unted his If there was anything in the words used by the toasthorse and rode onward. master, Mr Brinker was a rank Tory. He reached Valley Forge at about five o 'clock. Assuming that there was in it, Dick could He placed Major in his stall in a stable and then enternot help feeling greatly surprised. ing the cabin in which he had his quarter s Dick lay down Ever since the patriot army had been in camp at Valley in his bunk, without undressing, and was a s leep almost Forge, Dick and his "Liberty Boys" had been in the instantly. habit of stopping at Brinker's Tavern whenever they hap-He was up and had eaten his breakfast by half-past pened to be in the vicinity. eight o'clock. This was often. J Then he made his way to General Washington's headMr. Brinker had posed as a patriot and a friend of the quarters. cause of Liberty. The commander-in-chief was surprised to see Dick back He had talked so freely and positively that Dick had so soon. believed him. "Surely you have not been to Philadelphia and back, "Can it be possible that while he has been posing as a Dick?" he remarked. friend he bas been an enemy?" Dick nodded. Dick rould not do otherwise than believe that such was the case. Still the proof was not yet positive. Mr. Brinker might be fooling the redcoats and making them think he was loyal to the king when he was not. In the hope that the question might be settled, Dick kept his ear close to the door and listened, It did not take long for the settling of the question. Mr. Brinker himself now spoke up: "Thauks, Captain Gerrold," he said. "I appreciate your words very much I certainly am loyal to our king, and have tried to do my duty. It has not been much that I could do, simply imparting to your commander-in-chief t such information as I have become possessed of regarding "Yes, I have been to Philadelphia, your excellency," he replied. "You have made .a remarkably quick trip." "Yes, so I have; but I learned all that I wished to know, and decided to return at once." Washington's eyes shone. "That is your way, Dick," he said, approvingly, "and a good way it is, too. But what did you learn?" Dick proceeded to tell the commander-in-chief what he had learned Washington listened, eager 1 y. When Dick had finished, the commander-in-chief nodd ed. There was a pleased look on his face. the patriot army. Such as they are, my services are al"Well, Dick,'' he said, "I am glad to know the ways at the command of the king." Dick heard the tavern-keeper's words plainly. "The old rascal!" thought Dick. "He certainly duped us nicely, but I'll make him wish he had not pretended to be our friend when he was our enemy." Dick was angry. He would have to bide his time, however. British do not intend attacking us. It is quite a relief, I assure you." "I should judge so, your excellency." "Yes, indeed. You have done well information." "I am glad you are pleased." in securing this Dick remained a while longer, talking to the command e rBrinker was in his own barroom, surrounded by a gang in-chief, and then, when the interview was at an end, he iof redcoats. withdrew and returned to his own quarters.


26 THE LIBERTY BOYS DUPED. Dick told Bob Estabrook what he had discovered re-Bob Estabrook and Mark Morrison leaped off th garding Mr. Brinker, the tavern-keeper. horses, and, passing through the gateway, made their w1 '!' "Great guns, Dick!" exclaimed Bob, "yon don't men to to the door of the tavern. say that old rascal has been fooling us all the time Opening the door the y entered. "Yes, Bob, he duped us nicely." "The old hypocrite! And all the time he was pre tending to be our friend, he was our enemy." "You're right, Bob; and every bit of information which he secured. from us he carried at once to the British." Bob's eyes flashed. "Say, Dick, he ought to be hung I" "Oh, not quite so bad as that, I guess, Bob." "Well, he ought to be shot, then." Dick smiled. "I see you would be in for finishing him, Bob," said Dick. Bob nodded. They were gone but a few moments, seemingly. Then they emerged from the house bringing Mr. Brinker the tavern-keeper, with them. Each youth had the man by an arm and they pulled hirr along in spite of his attempts at holding back. "Here is the man who pretended to be a friend, Dick,' said Bob, when they were close to the gate. "What shall we do with him?" "Bind his arms!" said Dick, sternly. Mr. Brinker was evidently frightened. "W-what d-does t-this m-mean, D-Dick ?"he stammered "It means, Mr. Brinker," said Dick, sternly, "that w 1 "You're right about that, old man." have discovered the deceit which you have been practisin "Well, Bob, I don't blame you much," said Dick. "I upon us." suppose I would be in for 'doing the same thing were it not for--" "I-I don't know w-what you mean." "Yes, you do. I will acknowledge that you duped us for quite a while, Mr. Brinker, but we have discovered thai you are an enemy, that you are a Tory and a spy; and "Ah, I understand, Dick I" he said. "You would be in now we are going to deal with you as you deserve to be Bob started and gave Dick a quick look. He nodded his head. for hanging or shooting the old rascal were it not for his dealt with.,, Bob and Mark were now binding Mr. Brinker's arms t "'Fhat's it, exactly, Bob. Mary is a good girl and a truegether behind his back. daughter Mary. Isn't that right?" hearted patriot. I could not think of causing her pain by hurting her father." "Now that you mention it, neither could I, Dick." "I could not think of causing Mary pain by hurting her father, Bob," repeated Dick, "but--" "But what, Dick?" "I have made up my mind to give him a good scare." There was a look of interest on Bob's face. "Good!" exclaimed Bob. "Tell me all about it, Dick." Dick to do so. He told Bob his plan in detail. "Hurrah!'' exclaimed Bob. "'rhat is a good scheme. We'll learn the o1d rascal a lesson before we get through with him!" * As Dick finished speaking he happened to glance towar1 the tavern and saw Mary standing in the doorway. l The girl was as pale as a ghost, and was evidently terribl : frightened. Dick leaped to the ground. "When you get bis arms tied behind his back," he sai. to Bob, "take him to that tree yonder, throw the rope ovt one of the limbs and get ready to swing the traitor up I" The frightened tavern-keeper began pleading for b life, in a stammering voice, but Dick paid no at'tention him. Instead, he hastened to where the girl stood. "My father!" the girl exclaimed, in a trembling voice, as the youth approached. "Surely you will not hang him, About the middle of the afternoon of a not very cold Dick?" day, a party of blue-coated horsemen rode up to Brinker's The girl clasped her hands and looked at Dick, entreat Tavern. ingly. The horsemen were Dick Slater and his "Liberty Boys." Dick took Mary's hand and pressed it, reassuringly. A week had passed since Dick's return from Ph\ladelphia. "Have no fear, Mary," he said, gently, "for your sake There had been several days of moderately mild weather. your father shall not be hung. We are simply going tc The sun had shone with sufficient effect so that the snow had all melted. The ground was bare. give him a scare. If we can do so we are going to righter him into fore-swearing allegiance to the king and swearinf allegiance to the cause of Liberty. In other words, Mary


THE LIBERTY BOYS DUPED. 27 we are going to try, if you do not object, to change your and that from this day forward you will be a patriot and father from a 'Tory to a patriot." do all you can to aid the glorious cause of Liberty, and The girl's face brightened. we will spare your life. What is your answer?" She was so glad that her father was not to be hung "I swear it!'' that the blood came back to her face, and she smiled. Dick made a ges ture and the "Liberty Boys" took the "I shall offer no objections, Dick," she said. "I am, as you know, a patriot, and if you succeed in changing Lf. my father from a Tory to a patriot, I shall be happy. Go ahead, Dick, but don't let your 'Liberty Boys' forget them selves and hang my :father in reality." rope from around the man s neck at once "You are :free," said Dick. "You are free for so long as you remember your oath and keep it. If you are caught double-dealing again we will put another rope around your neck, and next time there will be no escape :for you." "I will see to it that they do not do so, Mary." Dick hastened to where Mr. Brinker stood. "I'll keep my oath," the man hastened to say. The man's tone was sincere and Dick :felt confident that There was a rope around his neck and the other end had he meant w'hat he said. 1 been thrown over the limb o:f a large tree, under which he Mary Brinker was a happy girl when her father told stood. her that hence:forth he would be found on the side o:f the { Several o:f the "Liberty Boy s" had hold o:f the end o:f pati:iots, doing all that he could to aid the glorious cause o:f 1 the rope. Liberty. The tavern-keeper was pale with :fear. THE END. d "Stand ready to pull him up when I give the word, !>e boys!" said Dick, in a stern voice. "All right !" came the reply, in a chorus. Mr. Brinker fell upon his knees. He looked up at Dick, beseechingly. "Oh, Dick, don't hang me!" he pleaded. "I-I will d-do anything y-yo w-want me to do i-if y-you will s-syare m my I-life!" The number (34) of "'The Liberty Boys o:f '76" will contain "THE LIBERTY BOYS' FAKE SURREN DER; OR, THE RUSE THAT SUCCEEDED," by Harry Moore. SPECIAL NOTICE: All back numbers of this weekly Dick made a pretense o:f pondering for a few moments, are always in print If you cannot obtain them from any during which the tavern-keeper watched him, eagerly and newsdealer, send the price in money or post a g e stamps by anxiously. mail to FRANK TOUSEY, PUBLISHER, 24 UNION Then Dick said, slo_wly and deliberately: SQUARE, NEW YORK, and you wiiJ receive the copies "Swear that you will renounce allegiance to the king, y o u or d er by r eturn mail. Samp1e Copies "HAPPY DAYS." The Largest and Best Weekly Story P aper P u b lis hed. c ontarins 16 Large Pages. It is Handsomely Illustrated. It has Good Stories of Every Kind. It Gives Away Valuable Premiums. Answers all sorts of Questions in its Correspondence .Columnso Se nd us your Name and Address for a Sample Copy P ree


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The White Deer of lhP .Adirordacks. 141 Fred Fearnot and Hts Guide; or, The Mystery of the Mou11Lain. 14 2 Fred Fearnot's Countv Fair; or, The Battle of tho Fakirs. For Sale by All Newsdealers, or will be Sent to Any Address on Receipt of Price, 5 Cents per Copy, by FRANK TO USEY, Publisher, 24 Union Square, New York. IF YOU WANT ANY BACK NUMBERS o f our Libraries and cannot procure them from newsdealers, they can be obtained from this office direct. Cut out and fill in the follow\ng Order Blank and send it to us with the price of the books you want and we will send them to you by re-turn m a il. POSTAGE STAMBS TAKEN '.rHE SAME AS FH.\.XK TO USEY, Publisher, 24 Union Square, New York. ................... 1901. DEAR find cents for which please send me: c 0pies of WORK AND WIN, Nos ..................... LIBERTY BOYS OF '76 PT ,UCK AND LUCK ,, SECRET SERVICE 'I'EN HAND BOOKS Name ........ ................. Street and No ............ Town .......... State.


.These Books Tell Yon Everything! A COMPLETE SET IS A REGULAR ENCYCLOPEDIA! Each book consists of sixty-four pages, printed on good paper, in clear type and neatly bound in an attractive, Illustrated cove!!'. Most of the books are also profusely illustrated, and all of the subjects treated upon are explained in such a simple manner that a!l1' child can thoroughly understand them. Look over the list as classified and see if you want to know anything about the subject mentioned. THESE BOOKS ARE FOR SALE BY ALL.NEWSDEALERS OR WILL BE SENT BY MAIL TO ANY ADDRESS FROM THIS OFFICE ON RECEIPT OF PRICE, TEN CENTS EACH, OR ANY THREE BOOKS FOR TWENTY-FIVE CENTS. POSTAGE STAMPS TAKEJN..,HE SAME AS ]t{ONE Y. .Address FRANK TOUSEY, Publisher, 24 Union Square, N. Y. SPORTING. r No 21. HOW TO HUNT AND JnSH.-The most complete hunting and fishing guide ever published. It contains full in atructions about guns, hunting dogs, traps, trapping and fishing, together witlJ, descriptions of game and fish. No. 26. HOW TO ROW, SAIL AND BUILD A BOAT.-Fully lllustrated. Every boy should know how to row and sail a boat. Full instructions are given in this little book, together with in atructions on swimming and ridinf, companion sports to boating. No. 47. HOW TO BREAK, RIDE, AND DRIVE A HORSE.'.A complete treatise on the horse. Describing the most useful horses for business, the best horses for the road; also valuable recipes for 1diseases peculiar to the horse. No. 48. HOW TO BUILD AND SAIL CANOES.-A handy book for boys, containing full directions for constructing canoes and the most popular manner of sailing them. Fdly illustrated. By C. Stansfield Hicks. FORTUNE TELLING. No. 1 .NAPOLEON'S ORACULUM AND DREAM BOOK. Containing the great oracle of human destiny; alsl> the true mean ing of almost any kind of dreams, together with charms, ceremonies, and curious games of cards. A complete book. No. 23. HOW TO EXPLAIN DREAMS.-Ever,Ybody dreams, from the little child to the aged man and woman. This little book gives the explanation to all kinds of dreams, together with lucky and unlucky days, and "Napoleon's Oraculum:'' the book of fate. No. 28. HOW TO TELL FORTUNES.-Everyone is dee!rous of knowing what his future life will bring forth, whether happ1.nes.s or misery, wealth or poverty. You can tell by a glance at this httle book. Buy one and be convinced. Tell your own fortune. Tell the fortune of your friends. No 76. HOW TO TELL FORTUNES BY THE "HAND.Containing rules for telling fortunes by the aid of the lines of the hand or the secret of palmistry. Also the secret elf telllng future. events by aid of moles, marks, scars, etc. Illustrated. By A.. Anderson, ATHLETIC. No. 6. HOW TO BECOME AN ATH.LETE.-Giving full in, ,lltruction for the use of dumb bells, Indian clubs, parallel bars, horizontal bare and various other methods of developing a good, healthy muscle ; containing over sixty illustrations. Every boy can become strong and healthy by following the instructions contained in this little book. No. 10. HOW TO BOX.-The art .of self-defense made Containing over thirty illue'l:rations of guards, blowsJ and the differ ent positions of a good boxer. Every boy shoula obtain one of rthese useful and instructive books, as it will teach you how to box without an instructor. No. 25. HOW TO BECOME A .full instructions for all kinde of gymnastic sports and athletic exercises. Embracing thirty-five illustrations. By Professor W. Macdonald. A handy and useful book. No. 34. HOW TO FENCE.-Containing full for fencing and the use of the broadsword; also instruction m archery. Described with twenty-one practical illustrations, giving the best positions in fencing. A complete book. No. 61. HOW TO BECOME A BOWLER.-A complete manual of bowling. Containing full instructions for playing all the stand ard .American and German games; together with rules and of sporting in use by the _principal bowling clubs in the United States. By Bartholomew Batterson. MAGIC. No. ;?. HOW DO TJ:iICKS.;---T)le great book. of magic and card tricks, contammg full mstruct1on of all the leadmg card trick1 of the d!!-Y also most popular magical as performed by our leading magicians ; every boy should obtam a copy of this book as it will both amuse and instruct. No: 22. HOW 'l'O DO SIGHT.-Heller's second sight explamed b.V: his former assistant, Fred Hunt, Jr. E:tplaining how the secret dialogues were carried on between the magician and the boy on the stage; also giving all the codes and signals. The only authentic explanation of second eight. No. 43. HOW TO BECOME .A .M.AGICIAN.-Containing the grandest assortment of .magical illusions ever placed before the public. Also tricks with cards, incantations, etc. No. 68. HOW TO DO CHEMICAL TRICKS.-Containing over one hundred highly aIIlllsingand instructive tricks with chemicals. By A.. Anderson. Handsomely illustrated. No. 6.9. HOW TO DO SLEIGHT OF H.AND.-Containing over fifty of the latest and best tricks used by magicians. Also contain ing _the secret of second sight. Fully illustrated. By A. Anderson. No .. 70. HOW MAGIC full direcbonl!I for i;nakmg Magic Toys and devices of many kinds. By .A. Anderstn;i. Fully illystrated. No. 73. HOW TO DO TRICKS WITlI NUMBERS.-Showing many curious tricks with figures and the magic of numbers. By A. Anderson. Fully illustrated. No. 75. HOW TO BECOME A CONJURER.-Containins tricks with Dominoes, Dice, Oups and Balls, Hats, etc. Embracing thirty-six illustrations. By A. Anderson. No. 78. HOW TO DO 'l'HE BLACK .ART.-Oontaining a com plete description t>( the mysteries of Magic and Sleight of Hand, together .inany wonderful experiments. By .A. Ander.eon. Illustrated. MECHANICAL. No. 29. HOW TO BECOME AN INVENTOR.-Every boy should know how inventions orjginated. Thie book explains them all, giving examples in electricity, hydraulics, magnetism, optics, pneumatics, mechanics, l!tc., etc. The most instructive book pub-lished. No. 56. HOW TO BECOME AN ENGINEER.-Containing full instructions how to proceed in order to become a locomotive en gineer; also directions for building a model locomotive ; together with a full description of everything an engineer shpuld know. No. 57. HOW TO MAKE MUSICAL directions how to make a Banjo, Violin, Zither, Aeolian Harp, Xylo phone and other musical instruments; together with a brief de scription of nearly every musical instrument used in ancient or modern times. Profusely illustrated. By Algernon S. Fitzgerald, for twenty years bandmaster of the Royal Bengal Marines. No. 59. HOW TO MAKE A MAGIC LANTERN.-Containlng a description of the lantern, together with its history and invention. Also full directions for its use and for painting elides. Handsomely illustrated, by John Allen:. No. 71. HOW TO ,DO MECHANICAL TRICKS.-Containing complete instructions for performing over sixty Mechanical Tricka. By A. Anderson. Fully illustrated. LETTER WRITING. No. 11. HOW TO WRITE LOVE-LETTERS.-A most com plete little book, containing full directions for writing love-letters, and when to use them ; also giving specimen letters for both young and old. No. 12. HOW TO WRITE LETTERS TO LADIES.-Giving complete instructions for writing letters to ladies on all subjects; TRICKS WITH CARDS. also letters of introduction, notes and requests. No. 51. H-OW TO DO TRICKS WITH CARDS.-Contalnlng No. 24. HOW TO WRITE LJl'TTERS TO GENTLEMEN.explanations of the general principles of sleight-of-band applicable Containing full directions for writing to gentlemen on all subjects; Ill> card tricks; of card tricks with ordinary cards, and not requiring also giving sample letters for instructi. on. itleight-of-hand; of tricks involving sleight-of-hand, or the use of No. 53. HOW TO WRITE LETTERS.-A wonderful lipecially prepared cards. By Professor Haffner. With illustra-book, telling you how to write to your sweetheart. your father, 1tions. mother, sister, brother, employer; and, in fact, everybody and any No. 72. HOW TO DO SIXTY TRICKS WITH CARDS.-Embody you wish to. write to. Every young man and every yollJlll bracing all of the latest and most deceptive card tricks, with iilady in the land should have this hook. Justrations. By A .Anderson. No. 74. HOW TO WRITE LETTERS CORRECTLY.-ConNo. 77. HOW TO DO FORTY TRICKS WITH CARDS.taining full instructions for writing letters on almost any subject; deceptive Card Tricks as performed by leading conjurers 1 also rules for punctuation ar>d CQrnposition: together with epeeimM and magicians. Arranged for home amusement. Fully illustrated. letters.

THE STAGE. No. 41. THE) BOYS OF NEW YORK END MEN'S JOKE BOOK.-Containing a great variety of the latest jokes used by the most famous end men. No amateur minstrels is complete without this wonderful little book. No. 42. THE BOYS OF NEW YORK STUMP SPEAKER a varied asso,rtn;ient of t1tump speeches, Negro, Dutch and Irish. Also end men s Jokes Just the thing for home amuse ment and amateur shows No. 45. THE BOYS OF NEW YORK MINSTREL GUIDE AND JOKE BOOK.-Something new and very instructive. Every boy should obtain this book, as it contains full instructions for or pnlzing an amateur minstrel troupe. No. 65. MULDOON'S JOKES.-This Is one of the most original toke books ever published, and it is brimful of wit and humor. It eontalns a large collection of songs, jokes, conundrums, etc., of Terrence Muldoon, the great wit, humorist, and practical joker of the day. Every boy who can enjoy a good substantial joke should obtain a copy immediately. No. 79 HOW TO BECOME AN ACTOR.-Containing com plete Instructions how to make up for various characters on the ltage.; tog':ther with the duties of the Stage Manager, Prompter, Scemc Artist and Property Man. B_y a prominent Stage Manager. N!>. 80. GUS WILLIAMS' JOKE BOOK.-Containing the lat Ht Jokes, anecdotes and funny stories of this world-renowned and ner popular Uerman comedian. Sixty-four pages; handsome eolored cover containing a half-tone photo of the author. HOUSEKEEP! NG. No. 16. HOW TO KEEP A WINDOW full instructions for constructing a window garden either in town er country, and the most approved methods for raising beautiful llowers at home. The most complete book of the kind ever pub U.hed. No. 30. HOW TO COOK.-One of the most instructive books OD cooking ever published. It contains recipes for cooking meats, lab, game, and oysters ; also pies, puddings, cakes and all kinds of pastry, and a grand collection of recipes by one of our most popular cooks. No. 87. HOW TO KEEP HOUSE.-It contains information for nerybody, boys, girls, men and women; it will teach you bow to make almost anything around the house, such as parlor ornaments, bracketl, cements, Aeolian harps, and bird lime for catching birds. ELECTRICAL. No. 46. HOW TO MAKE AND USE ELECTRICITY.-A de scription of the wonderful uses of electricity and electro magnetism ; tosether with full Instructions for making Electric Toys, Batteries, etc. By George Trebel, A. M., M. D. Containing over fifty IJ. lustration1. No. 64. HOW TO MAKE ELECTRICAL MACHINES.-Con talnlng full directions for makin;i electrical machines, induction coll1, dynamos. and many novel toys to be worked by electricity. 87 R. A. R. Bennett. Fully illustrated. No. 67. HOW TO DO ELECTRICAL TRICKS.-Contal-nlng a Jarre collection of instructive and highly amusing electrical tricks, tosether with Illustrations. By A. Anderson. ENTRTAINME1NT. No. 9. HOW TO BECOME A. VENTRILOQUIST.-By Harry ltennedy. The secret given away. Every intellisent boy reading this book of instructions, by a practical professor (delighting multi tude1 every night with his wonderful imitations), can master the art, and create any amount of fun for himself and friends. It is the sreatest book ever J;>ublished, and there's millions (of fun) in it. No. 20. HOW TO ENTERTAIN AN EVENING PARTY.-A. nry valuable little book just published. A complete compendium of games, sports, card diversions, comic recitations, etc., suitable for parlor or drawing-room entertainment. It contains more for the money than any book published. No. 85. HOW TO PLAY GAMES.-A complete and useful llttle book, containing the rules and regulations of billiards, bagatelle, backgammon, croquet. dominoes, etc. No. 86. HOW TO SOLVE CONUNDRUMS.-Containing all the leading conundrums of the day, amusing riddles, curious catches and witty sayings. No. 52. HOW TO PLAY CARDS.-A. complete and handy little book, giving the rules and full directions for _playing Euchre, Cribbage, Casino, FortvFive, Rounce, Pedro Sancho, Draw Poker, Auction Pitch, All Fours, and many other popular games of cards. No. 66. HOW TO DO PUZZLES.-Containing over three bun ilftd lntereating _puzzles and conundrums, with key to same. A complete book. Fully Illustrated. By A. Anderson. ETIQUETTE. No. 18. HOW TO DO IT; OR, BOOK OF ETIQUETTE.-It la a great life secret, and one that every young man desires to know all about. There's happiness in it. No. 33. HOW TO BEHA VE.-Containing the rules and etiquette of good society and the easiest and most approved methods of ap Dearlng to good advantage at parties, balls, the theatre, church, and In the drawing-room. No. 81. HOW TO BECOME A SPEAKER.-Containing to111r teen illustrations, giving the dilferent positions requisite to becolllC a good speaker, reader and elocutionist. Also containing gems fl'Oiil ap the popular !luthors of pros': and poetry, arranged in the mOCJO simple and concise manner possible. No. 49. _HOW TO DEBA'.rE .-Giving rules for conducting bates, outlines for for discussion, and the bd sources for procurmg information on the questions given SOCIETY. No. 3 TO F.LIRT.-The arts and wiles of flirtation an fully explained by this little book. Besides the various me t hods of har valuable boc?k, giying ins.tructions ip. collecting, preparing, mountlllf: and preservmg birds, a : umals and msects. No. 54. HOW TO KEEP AND MANAGE PETS.-Givlng com plete information as to the manner and method of raising, keeplql taming, breeding, and managing all kinds of pets ; also giving ful instructiens for making cages, etc. Fully explained by twenty-eight illustrations, makinr it the most complete book of the kind ever published. MISCELLANEOUS. No. 8. HOW TO BECOME A SCIENTIST.-A useful and I structive book, giving a complete treatise on chemistry ; also n: periments in acoustics, mechanics, mathematics, chemistry, and 41 rections for D1aking fireworks, colored fires, and gas balloon1. n1c book cannot be equaled. No. 14. HOW TO MAKE OANDY.-A complete band-book fe G making all kinds of candyJ ice-cream, syrups, essences, etc., etc. No. 19.-FRANK TOUSEY'S UNITED STATES DIST.A.Nett TABLES, POCKET COMPANION AND GUIDE.-Giving tr. o official distances on al the railroads of the United States u(! Canada. Also table of distances by water to foreign ports, but': fares in the principal cities, reports of the census, etc., etc., it one of the most complete and bandy books published No. 38. HOW TO BECOME YOUR OWN DOCTOR.-A well derful book, containing useful and practical information in tr.c treatment of ordinary diseases and ailments common to everv family. Abounding in useful and effective recipes for general COlfl< plaints. No. 55. HOW TO COLLECT STAMPS AND COINs.--e. .... taining valuable information regarding the collecting and arrantlm( .. of stamps and coins. Handsomely illustrated No. 58. HOW TO BE A DETElCTIVE.-By Old King Brab, the world-known detective In which be lays down some valuablt and sensible rules for beginners, and also relates some adventu._: and experiences of well-known deteetives. No. 60. HOW TO BECOME A PHOTOGRAPHER.-Contal11t ing useful information regarding the Camera and bow to work ft! also how to make Photographic Magic Lantern Slides and otbti Transparencies. Handsomely Illustrated. By Captain W. De lf, Abney. No. 6%. HOW TO BECOME A WEST POINT MILI'l'ARJ CADET.-Containing full explanations how to gain admittance, course of Study, Examinations, Duties, Staff of Officers, P09t Guard, Police Regulations, Fire Department, and all a boy sboul41 know to be a Cadet. Compiled and written by Lu Senarens, author of "How to Become a Naval Cadet." No. 63. HOW TO BECOME A NAVAL CADET.-Complete In structions of how to admission to the Annapolis Naval DECLAMATION. Academy. Also containmg the course of instruction, descriptlo:a No. 27. HOW TO RECITE AND BOOK OF RECITATIONS. of grounds and buildings, historical sketch and everything aboJ --Oontalning the most popular selections in use, comprising Dutch sl:iould know to become an officer in the United States Navy. Comtlalect, French dialect, Yankee and Irish dialect pieces, together piled and written by Lu Senarens, author of "How to Become Ith many standard readings. West Point Military Cadet." EACH, OR 3 FOR 26 CENTS. CENTS TOUSEY, PRICE 10 Address FRANK Publisher, 24 Union Square, New York.


' .. HERE'S .. ANOTHER NEW ONE Splendid Staries af the Revalutian. THE :[IBEBTY BOYS OF A Weekly Magazine containing Stories of the A1nerican Revolution .By HARRY MOORE. DON'T FAIL TO READ IT i"( These stories based on a.ctua.l facts a.nd give a. fa.ithfi account of the exciting adventures of a. brave band of America,1 youths who were a.lwa.ys ready and willing to imperil their livei for the sake of helping a.long the ga.lla.nt ca.use of Independence Every number will consist of 32 large pages of reading matter bound in a, beautiful c olored cover. 1 The Liberty Boys of '76; or, Fighting for Freedom. 2 The Liberty Boys' Oath; or, Settling With the British and Tories The Liberty Boys' Good Work; or, Helping General Wash ington. 4 The Liberty Boys on Hand; or, Always in the Right Place. 5 The Lib'erty Boys' Ne'rve; or, Not Afraid of the King's Minions. 6 The LibP.rty Boys' Defiance; or, "Catch and Hang Us if You can. 7 The Liberty Boy:; in Demand; or, The Champion Spies of the Revolution. 8 The Liberty Boys' Hard Fight; or, Beset by British and Tories. 9 The Liberty Boys to the Rescue; or, A Host Within Them selves. 10 The Liberty Boys' N'arrow Escape; or, A Neck-and-Neck Race With Death. 11 The Liberty Boys' Pluck; or, Undaunted by Odds. 12 The Liberty Boys' Peril; lor, Threatened fro;:n All Sides. 13 The Liberty Boys' Luck; or, Fortune Favors the Brave. 14 The Liberty Boys' Ruse; or, Fooling the British. 15 The Liberty Boys' Trap, and What They Caught in It. 16 The Liberty Boys Puzzled; or, The Tories' Clever SchemP.. 17 The Liberty Boys' Great Stroke; or, Capturing a British Man-of-War. 18 The Liberty Boys' Challenge; or, Patriots vs. Redcoats. 19 The Liberty Boys '!'rapped; or, The Beautiful Tory. 20 The Liberty Boys' Mistake; or, "What Might Have Been. 21 The Liberty Boys' Fine Work; or, Doing Things Up Browll 22 The Liberty Boys at Bay; or, The Closest Call of All. 23 The Liberty Boys on Their Mettle; or, Making It Warn for the Redcoats. 24 The Liberty Boys' Double Victory ; or, Downing the Red coats and Tories. 25 The Liberty Boys Suspected; or, Taken for British Spies. 26 The Liberty Boys' Clever Trick; or, Teachirrg the Redcoat! a Thing or Two. 27 The Liberty Boys' Good Spy Work; or, With tne Redcoat! in Philadelphia. 28 The Liberty Boys' Battle Cry; or, With Washington at th Brandywine. 29 The Liberty Boys' Wild Ride; or, A Dash to Save a Fort. 30 The Lib'erty Boys in a Fix; or, Threatened by Reds an Whites. 31 The Liberty Boys' Big Contract; or, Holding Arnold Check. 32 The Liberty Boys Shadowed; or, After Dick Slater fol Vengeance. 33 The Liberty Boys Duped; or, The Friend W4o Was ar Enemy. 34 The Liberty Boys' Fake Surrender; or, The Ruse That Sue ceed ed. I For sal e by all newsdealers. o r isen t postpaid on receipt\ of 5 cents copy by PBANX TOUSEY, P ublisher, ,Square, New York IF YOU WANT ANY BACK NUMBERS .... ;f our Libraries and cannot procure. them from newsdealers, they can be obtained this dir ect. Cut out ::.nd fit! i n the followin" Order Blank and send it to us with the price of the books you-Want and we will send them to you by tiurn mail. POSTAGE. S'l'AM P S T AUEN .. ...................... 1 ......... ........................ ... '. . FRANI\: TOUSEY, Publisher, 24 Union Square, New York ............. .... .... 1 90L DEAR Sm-Enclosed find ..... cents for which please send me: .... copies of \VORK AND WIN, Nos ................................................. .......... PLUCK AND LUCK ....................................... .. SECRET SERVICE ...................................... .. ..... / ... .............. THE LIBERTY BOYS OF '76_, Nos ..................... ... Ten-Cent Hand Books, Nos ............ : ....... . ..... N ame ......... ............... Street and No ....... .......... Town .......... State.... ......... .. ..