The Liberty Boys' great haul, or, Taking everything in sight

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,, A Weekly /.\agazine containing Stories _of the Amerjcan Revolution. Issued WeeHy-By Subscription $2:50 p e r year Entered as Second Class Matt e r at the Y ork Poll Office, F e bruary 4 1901, b)I Frank Touse y. No. 39. NEW YORK, SEPTEMBER 27, 1901. Price 5 Cents. The "Lib.;rty B1..., s had made a great haul, and were happy. Their faces wore b1oad smiles as they loaded the arms and provisions into the wagon. The redcoat prisoners looked sullen and angry.


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THE LIBERTY BOYS OF '76. A W ee kly Magazine Containing Stories of' the American Revolution. IBBued Weekl11-B11 8ub8criptlon $2.l>O per vear. Entered as Second Olass Matter at the New York1 N. Y., P flst O(flce, February 1901. Entered accof'dlno to Aot of Oongress, in the year 1901, in the office of tne Librarian o f Congress, Washington, D. 0., bl/ Frank Tousey, 24 Unlon 8qvare, New York. No. 39. NEW YORK, SEPTEMBER 27, 1901. Price 5 Cents. CHAPTER I. "n IS ENGLAND .AG.A.INST .AMERIO.A. I" "Look, Dick "Where, Bob?" "Yonder, coming up the river in a boat." "Ab! Yes, I see." "One of those fellows is a redcoat, Dick." "Yes, and an officer, too, I should judge." "Yes; and say, Dick, we must capture him." "How are we going to do it, Bob?" "Ob, I should think it would be easy enough." "I don't know about that; they are in a boat, you see." "I know they are, but--'' "We have no boat, Bob, so how are we going to get at them?'' The other was silent a few moments. He was thinking deeply. "I'll tell you," he said, presently. is coming up stream." "Yes." "You see, the boat "Well, in rowing against the stream, one naturally keeps out of the current as much as possible." "Yes "Well, if you will notice, the current of the river, right opposite this point, is over toward the other shore." "I notice that." "Exactly. It follows, then, that the boat, when it passes this point, will be close to this shore." "I have no doubt that such will be the case." "Right; and such being the case, what will there be to It was about four o'clock in the afternoon of a very pleas ant day. The two youths, of perhaps eighteen years of age, stood just within the edge of the timber which bordered the Raritan River in the State of New Jersey. These youths were han dsome young fellows, and although bronzed by exposure to almost the hue of an I ndi an an d dressed in ill-fitting homespun clothing, the close observe?' would have said at once that these were no c o mmon youths. And he would have been right. Dick Slater Bob Estabrook, although they had been in the patriot army less than one year, had already made names for themselves. They were members of a company of youths known as "The Liberty Boys of '76." Dick was the captain of the company. A brave and dashing officer he was, too. He was beloved by all bis comrades. They had unlimited confidence in him. Wherever he led, they would follow. In addition to this, both Dick Slater and Bob Estabrook I had made themselves famous as spies. They had done a great deal of successful spy work, and Dick had been given the title of "The Champion Spy of the Revolution." They were on a sort of spying or scouting expedition at the time we introduce them to the reader. The patriot army at that time occupied a position at Morristown Heights. The British army, eighteen thousand strong, occupied New Brunswick. hinder us from jumping ol,lt just as the boat gets even New Brunswick was on the Raritan River, and was with us, levelling our pistols and forcing that man to row a.bout two miles distant from the spot where the two. ashore on penalty of being shot if he refuses to obey?" "Liberty Bojs" stood. The other pondered a few moments, then he said: A quarter of a mile distant down the river was a "I don't know of anything to binder us, Bob." you think it will work?" "I think so; we'll try it, any way." "Good!" The time of which we write was the month of May, in t h e year of 1777. In the boat wer e two men. One man was rowing, the other was sitting at the stern. 'rhe man who was rowing was dressed in citizen's clothing and looked like a Raritan Bay :fisherman. 'l'he other was evidently a for he wore a British / uniform.


2 THE LIBERTY BOYS' GREAT HAUL. As the boat drew nearer, Dick and Bob saw that the exclaimed the young lieutenant. "Boatman, who are redcoat was a young fellow of about their own age. "He's a lieutenant, Bob," said Dick, in a low tone, when the boat was within seve.nty-five yards of them. "So I see, Dick; at any rate, he has on a lieutenant's uniform." "Yes; and say, Bob, we must capture him." There was an eager look on Dick's face as he spoke. "Fm with yon on that, Dick." "Good I Out with your pistols and be ready to jump out at the same instant that I do." "All right; I'll be right witb you." The youths drew their pistols. insolent young scoundrels?" ''I dunno, sir.'' "You'll find out who we are/' said Dick, threateningly, 1 "if you don t tell your boatman to row ashore at once.'' The lieutenant was not disposed to give in so easily,:e however. He wished to argue the matter. "Well, tell me who you are, then," he said. "It is none of your business," replied Dick. "The thing for you to do now is to do as I command you." 0 The face of the lieutenant flushed, angrily. They e:c.amined the weapons to see that they were in ance. good working order. Then they turned their attention to the boat. They watched it approach with eager interest. They saw that the boat would be within thirty feet of the $bore when it reached the point opposite where they stood. This would be all right. "By what right do yO'll give orders?" he asked, hotly. "The right of might!" and Dick shook his pistols, menacingly. "Oh, the right of might, eh?" "Yes." As the lieutenant spoke, hie hand dropped in a seemingly careless fashion on the butt of a pistol which waa i!1 hia belt. Dick lw.d his eyes on the fellow, however. They could not ask for anything better. Closer and closer drew the boat. 'rhe occupants evidently did not suspect was near : He saw what the young fellow was up to, and what that danger h e was thinking of doing, as well as though he had put h i s thoughts in words. The young lieutenant was humming an air in a light"You will sign your death-warrant if you try to draw hearte d fas hion. that pistol!" the youth said, in a calm, cold. tone of voice. Just before the boat came even with the point where "We are both dead shots, and could not fail to hit you Dick and Bob wer e concealed, the young officer stopped humming and asked : "How much farther is it to New Brunswick, boatman?" Bout two miles, sir," was the boatman's reply. "Ah Then we'll soon be there?" "Yes, I reckon we'll be thar in erbout an hour' s time." But both were mistaken. The young lieutenant wa s not des tined. to reach New Brunswick so soon as he thought. Jus t at this instant the boat came opposite the point where the youths stood, and, leaping out from among the tree s they levelled their pi s tols at the inmates. at the distance." Something like a cur s e escaped the young officer's Jips. "I think I hed better row e

THE BQYS' GREAT HAUL. 3 The boatman obeyed at o:o,c;e. lile clambered and then, pulleq the boat well up ut of the water. 'fhe LI,J,<;>re slowly and with evident ehwt:w.ce. belong to one of the families E.i;i.glan.d; the bluest of blue blood my veins." "Say, Dick," said the ivrep11essible let out some of b,is l)lood and take I\ loo.I\ at it. I have never seen ii,i;iy. blue blood.,. and wol,11(1 like to see what it looks" Dick could hardly ke e p from laugW::o.g, b,e :r;o.anagad As soon as he was on shore he faced the youths and to d,o so, ins tead, 11llowing the feeling o:f scorn at the words fav.oNd them with a stare which he intended should be nf the young "\lpstart an E,nglish li,eutenan;t to ehow. haughty and awe-insp-iring. "Bah!" l;le exclaimed, in scorn, "don't talk to us in He could as easily have stopped the water from :flowing any such fashion as that. We are free-born Ame:ric;:i.:o.s, a,J;J.d over Niagara 11s to inspire a feeling of awe in the breasts we don t believe in the blue-blood idea Gtt all. It is the o:f Slatllr and Bob Estabrook. veriest nonsense. Y ou.r blood is no bluer that 0 any 'Fhey were veterans and old stagers. one else, and, in my opinion, you are the b.iggest kin,di of H would take a good deal more than looks to awe them. an upstart an,d, bigot!" And, besides, this young lieutenant, while not a badThe face of the young redcoat grew d,ark with anger. looking fellow, was not one at all calculated to impress one with the idea that he was dangerous. "That's right; say what you like!" he cried. "You, h.a'We. me at a di,sadvantage, and I cannot help myself. Let me He was fairly good-looking, but rather effeminate and tel;l. you, though, that if we were face to ;face, and you weak in appearance. His uniform was brand-new; in fact, the lieutenant looked as if he had just stepped out of a band-box. Dick and Bob jumped to the conclusion that the young man had not seen service on a field of battle. They were confident that he had received his commission through favor, and not because of anything in the way of services rendered. "What does this mean?" the young lieutenant demand ed, haughtily. with no advantage on your you would not dare talk in any such fashiQ:i;i." Dick smiled. young friend, you. neve:i; made a bigge r mistake in your life tha:o, when you saicli tl111t," he rema;rked, quietly; "you are wrong." I \las dressed afte11 "It means that you are our prisoner," replied Dick, the fashion of a farmer boy of the region. with a quiet smile. "Dare :L?" lalJghed Diqk. "W.hy,. young fellow, it will "Your prisoner!" "Yes,. our prisoner." "Who are you?" the lieutenant demanded. giv;e mf. the greatest pleai>me in the worldi to acaom.modaln you; it will take me but a v.ery. l:lho;rt to teach you "And by a much-needed lesson, and feeling that it will. be 0: gre!l't. what right do you make me a prisoner?" benefit to you, I am qite willing to do it. How will' you "I nave already answered those questions," said Dick. have it-with pistols Oll with 1 ?l' and we make "It is none of your business who we are, you a prisoner by the rig_ ht of might." "It is an outrage." "You think so?" "es;, and when the British at N e.w Brunswick learn that JiOU have treated Lieutenant Winfield Mortimer in such fashion, they w.ill hang-yov. to the first tree that comes handY,.", "Oh, you think so?" remarked Dick, seemingly not i.n. the leiu:rt '1'h.e held up 1ris clenched &t.c. "With. weapons," he repUed ; : "and. if 11 d.1nll't give you one of the worst thrashings you ever h;:\d,. m l;>e &trange "Oh,. l suppoaed )!OlJ., w;ou.l.di ]>istolis,,'' sai.d Dick; sarcastically. 1 Oh, he's wJser than y0u think,. Di.11k,?' said :Sob; '' he's ailiraidi he get of. that blue blood. spiUiid," Lieutenant Winfield Mortimer glared at Bob. ".Aitte;r I'v;e. this fellp;w lesaon, I'l}l attend to. "I do ; I am sure of it." case 4e1 "And you are Lieutenant l aup-"Yes, 'after,' grinned Bob. "Do you know, my 1 hnld pose?" LiE:iute;na,,JJt, t), strang11 a!!t H seew. to yoi.i, l am "I am," he said, proudly. "And I can tell YQ\J I not at, atl allUlllle.d."1


4 THE LIBERTY BOYS' GREAT HAUL. Dick looked at the old boatman. his own, and it was evident to even his mind that "Dick "I suppose you'll not interfere?" he queried. must be phenomenally strong. The boatman shook his head. As the exclamation escaped the young lieutenant, Bob "No, sir-ee I" be replied, promptly. "Et's no bizness uv grinned and nodded his head. mine, an' I hain't ergo in' ter interfere ; ther young man (' 0 h, he'll warm you he exclaimed. "By the time hired me ter row hifn from Perth Amboy ter New Bruns-he gets through with you, you won't be in any condition wick. Thet's my bizness-ter row, not ter fight, an' ther to call me to an account." young feller'll hev ter look out fur himself." "I'll show you!" cried Winfield Mortimer, angrily. "That is the way to look at it," said Dick, approvingly; "I may not be as heavy or as strong, but I was one of the "you are indeed sensible." Dick was a shrewd youth. best amateur sparrers in all England, and I will give him 1.he best thrashing you ever saw a fellow get." He had had his eyes on the old boatman when the "Talk is cheap," said Dick, quietly; "just go ahead young lieutenant was boasting of his blue blood and had now, and see how quickly you will find out your mistake." i::een a look of disgust on the boatman's face. "It is England against America!" cried Bob. "And '11his gave Dick the idea that the old man was a patriot I'll bet on America, every time!" at heari. \Yith a cry of anger, the lieutenant attacked Dick. The youth now turned his attention to the lieutenant. "You will have to give up your weapons," he said, adding: "Bob, take possession of the weapons." Bob s epped forward and relieved the young officer of OHAP1'ER II. his weapons, which consisted of a sword and two pistols. 'l'hese Bob laid at the foot of a tree some distance away. AUERICA WINS. "So you wish to give me a lesson, do you?" remarked Dick, in a quiet, meditative tone of voice. "Ver.v well, I The redcoat attacked with the ferocity of a tiger. will give you the opportunity; just doff that red coat of He struck out rapidly and fiercely. yours, my iriend, and go to work." When the lieutenant said that he was one of the best "Very good," &aid the lieutenant, in a tone of satisfacamateur sparrers ever turned out by England, he m1,1.y tion, as be unbuttoned his coat and threw it off; "if I don't have told the truth, but the .manner in which he at give you a lesson it will be because I am not the man 1 tacked Dick did not go to prove it. think I am." He attacked his opponent in the fashion that might "I think you will make the discovery that you are not have been expected of one who had no knowledge the man you think you are," said Dick, quietly; "indeed, l feel that you are going to be given about the biggest surprise of your life." As Dick spoke, he doffed his coat and the two stepped forward and confronted each other. of sparring. It may have been, however, that he thought his opponent knew nothing of .the manly art of self-defense, and it would not be necessary to use science. If he thought thus, there was where he made the biggest With their coats on, the two had seemed to be about kind of a mistake, for Dick was a '.::::'.':::, and had, QI a size, but with their coats off, quite a difference was in fact, never met his match at the game. noted. .. Dick knew exactly how to meet the attack which was Dick was so well built, was so symmetrically proporbeing made upon him. tioned that with all his clothing on he did not look to be If he had had the ordering of the conduct of his opnearly so heavy as hewas. In sporting parlance, Dick stripped large; in other words, be looked bigger with his c oat off than when he had it on. ponent he could not have him act more to his liking. Dick gave ground for a few moments. He ducked, dodged and evaded the fierce blows of the other. The sight of his arms, too, as he rolled up his sleeves, He did not have much trouble in preventing the lieu-brought an exclamation of astonishment from the lieu-tenant from inflicting much damage. tenant. Dick was willing to wait. Never in his life had he seen such a pair of arms on a youth of Dick's age. They were half again larger than He knew it would come his turn very shortly And it di.d.


\ THE LIBERTY BOYS' GREAT HAUL. 5 Presently, in spite of the fact that Winfield Mortimer I was a chance blow and you couldn't hit me again in a was young and in the best of health, he became winded by week." his exerti'Ons and was forced to drop his hands. "Say, you're a bigger fool than I thought you were," Although he had done his best to inflict damage on said Bob. "I guess, though, by the time he gives you Dick, he had failed, signally. another clip or two like that, you will be willing to admit Not a single blow, capable of inflicting injury, had that it wail not an accident." be been able to land. "Yo're making the biggest kind of a mistake, if you Dick had been waiting for this think that," said Dick, smiling into the eyes of the lieu-He took advantage of it instantly. tenant; "I don't care about inflicting. any more damage Quick as a flash of lightning his right fist shot out. upon you, but if you will have it, all right; I will do my It struck the lieutenant fair between the eyes. best to prove to you that there was nothing accidental about Crack! the affair." Down went the youthful redcoat as if he had been "Bah! you cannot turn me from my purpose so easily I" struck by a. sledgehammer. grated the redcoat. "I am going to give you the thrash"Great guns, what a lick!" exclaimed in delight. ''Say, Dick, I guess he is the fellow who is going to receiv the lesson." The old boatmans underjaw dropped. He stared at Dick in open-mouthed amazement. "W aal, I swan he half gasped. "I wouldn't never 'a' thort ennybody c'u'd 'a' hit sech er lick ez thet." "Oh, that's nothing!" declared Bob. "That was just a little love tap; that was .intended just as a sort of hint regarding what he. may expect later on." "Waal, ef et wuz me, thar wouldn't be enny 'later on' bizness erbout et," the boatman declared. "Well, I think you are smarter this youthful scion of a noble family will prove to be," said Bob; ''the chances are that his 'blue blood' wjll not permit him to act as a sensible person should, and the4esult will be that Dick will have to down him at least one more time before he will be willing to give it up." "Waal, one lick like thet would be ernough fur me, ye bet!" But it did not satisfy Lieutenant Winfield Mortimer. He was not wiil ing to give it up and acknowledge himself beaten. ing I promised you." 'rhe lieutenant had recovered his wind by this time and he again attacked Dick. This time, however, he exercised more caution. He advanced slowly and sparred for an opening. This, of itself, was proof that he had not told the truth when he said that he thought the blow which Dick had dealt him was a chance one. Still h e did not believe that his opponent could possibly know much regarding the noble art of self-defense. Dick speedily undeceived him. He soon proved himself the equal if )1 ot the superior of the British youth. Dick was a fine sparrer. He had all the tricks of the boxer's game at his finger ends. Try as he might, the lieutenant could not find the opening he was so anxiously seeking. All his feints, trick leads and fancy work availed him nothing. Dick was not to be fooled, nor would he walk into a trap. Dick waited until the other had exhausted all his repertoire and then he took the offensive. He began striking at his apponent, rapidly and fiercely. After lying fiat on his back on the ground for a few Dick struck perhaps fifty blows, none of which did any moments, and witnessing a meteoric display such as he particular damage. had never before seen, the lieutenant scrambled to his I He did not intend that they should. feet. Fierce though they seemed to be, they were merely in The blow between the eyes had not improved his beauty the nature of a brilliant parade, and were intended to make any. way for and mask the really dangerous strokes which were I \ His eyes were already becoming swollen and discolored to come. later. It was evident that he would soon have as beautiful a pair of black eyes as ever graced a human being. He was wild wil:h rage. Lieutenant Mortimer was confused and disconcerted by1 the seeming fury of Dick's attack, and gave way before it. When Dick suddenly ceased striking, however, his opf He was eager for revenge. "I'll make you suffer for that!" he cried, fiercely. 1 ponent gathered courage, thinking that the attack j ha "It exhausted itself. / I


6 BOYS' GREAT HAUL. Ji{e was quiekly undeueived. I would you if you wished anything more. Suddenly Dick's right :fist shot out, straight for the H you are satisfied, that settles it." lieutena.nt's jaw. I "Ef he hain t satersfied, he's er hog," muttered the old It was a feint, but the lieutenant thought it was a hoatman. genuine lead, and threw up his left arm to ward :i.t off. "I; m satisfied," Lieutenant l!fortimer said, sullenly. Quick as a fl.ash, Dick struck out with his left arm. "Very good," said Dick; "and now I shall have to tie He struck with all his force, and his :fist, his your hands together behind your back. You are mu opponent at the pit of the stomach, doubled him up like prisoner, you know." a jack-knife and 4urled him backward with great force. The young officer looked as if he wo ld like to cut and. Down sat the lieutenant with more force than elegance, rllll. for it, but a glance at Bob who held his pistols in a cry of pain escaping him. readiness for :i,n.stant use convinced him that it would be Clasping his hands over his stomach, he kieked and floundered abemt in a despe'l'ate effort to catch his breath, practically all of the wind beiing knocked out of him by the terrine stroke. The old boatman grunted. "Humph!" he said, HI knowed he'd git et; et'd 'a' be'n suicidal to make the attempt. Dick got a, piece of rope out of the boat and bound the prisoner's wrists together behind his back "Now, Bob, we'll search the youth said; "he may be the hearer of impo:etant despatches from General Howe at New York to the commanding officer at New Brunswick." better fur him ef he'd 'a' acknowledged himsel:E beat erwhile ergo." "Oh, but the only way you can get sense into the heads of some people is by beating it in, you know," said Bob. "I guess he'll be satis:fied to own up beaten now." "I reckon so, ef he hez enny sense ertall, e wi.t.1 It was half a minute at least before the lieutenant succeeded in catching his breath,, and it was two or three min"Utes before was able to get up. As soon as the lieutenant was on his feet, Dick advanced and faced him. "Well," he said, briskly, "I suppose you are ready to go ahead now." The young redcoat looked as if he were anything but ready. CHAPTER III. INTO DANGER. The lieutenant entered a protest at once. "By what right do you do such a thing?" he asked. "You_ will be sorry for what you have done this day!" "I hardly think so," 'said Dick, quietly. Then he beg an searching the young redcoat. Dick found no message to the commander at New Bruns wick from General Howe, but he found papers which told all about the young lieutenant. A sicker-looking youth it would have been hard to find, Dick read all the papers and documents, and presently When Dick asked bim the question, he s.hook his. head. he called Bob to one side. "No, I'm not ready to go on," he &aid. Dick pretended to be surprised. "What!" he exclaimed, "You don't llil.ean to say you have had do y,ou? Why, I am onl:x jmst beginning to get warmed up." A curse escaped tl!u;: lips oI the He hitterl]" disappointe.d. A feeling o.f rage had Qf .]pjm. He 'f.elt like leapi:o.g at. Dick's thro.ait. and. attempting to throttle him. Jile !lid dall'e. cl0 howev;er. had alrea.dy had a ta.ste of Dicll::1s quabt;y, ailld did JjliQt desire t Q lt:St hls farthe:r:. h-ad enough,"' lite said, doggedly. "Oh, very well," replied Dick; "I just tru,ught I "Eob, he said, "I have a scheme.'" ''What is it, Dick?" Bob looked eager and interested. 4' I'll tell you: You see the lieutenant there?" "He has just come over from ''He has?" ''Yes; he reached New Yo:rk "three cit.sys a:go, a:ncl i& on his way to join the army at New Brunswick." "I ''He is, as I have just said:, newly arrived in this ei>un try, and, as a natural consequence, he is a st:rainger to the officers and men at New Brunswick." Bob started. His faee-lighted up,


THE LIBERTY BOYS' GREAT HAUL. 7 "I know / what your scheme is, for a thousand!" he exclaimed. Dick smiled. "What?" he asked. "You are thinking of taking the lieutenant's place and going into New Brunswick and impersonating him." Dick nodded. "Right," he said; "don't you think it a good scheme?" "Yes, but a dangerous one." Dick snapped his fingers. "That for the danger," he remarked; "I don't really believe there will be a great deal of danger attached to. the affair, though, Bob," he added. Bob pondered a few moments. "Well," he said, slowly, "if the young fellow is unknown Bob looked disturbed. "Aren't you afraid to risk that, Dipk ?" he asked. "He could expose you and cause your immediate capture, you know." "Yes, but I don't think he will do so, Bob. I have watched him pretty closely, and have studied him, and I have come to the conclusion that he is a patriot at heart." "In that case, it will be safe enough, I suppose." "Undoubtedly; and now I will go and have a talk with him." Dick called the boatman to one side. "I wish to have a little talk with you," the youth said. The man looked surprised, but followed Dick without a word. Dick looked the old man searchingly in the eyes, when there, it will not be so very dangerous; but if it should rhe y had stopped and were facing each other. happen that he is known, then you would simply be run"What is your name?" asked Dick. ning your head into a noose." "True; but I don't think he is known there." "He may have relatives in the ranks, you know; or among the officers." "More lik e ly among the officers, if at all, Bob. Remember, his blue blood!" Bob grinned. "That's so; I forgot that," he said. "The young f e llow's clothes will just about fit me, Bob," remark e d Di ck, with a speculative glance at the lieutenant. "Yes; they'll be a little tight, but I think you will be able to wenr them, all right." "I think so; well, Bob, I am going to risk the affair, come what may." Dick spoke decidedly. "Tom Bunker," was the reply. ''Where do you live?" "At Perth Amboy." Dick paused a few seconds, and then asked : "With which side are your sympathies in the war-with the Americans or with the British?" The boatman in a shrewd manner. "I reckon I won't git myself inter l!O trubble ef I t e ll you ther trooth," he remarked; "I hev sized things up purty well, an' hev come ter ther conclu shun thet ye two fellers air patriots, an' I don't min' tellin' ye thet th e m s my sentiments, too. U v course, ye faun' me a-rowin' er young redcoat up th e r river," he went on, before Dick could say anything, "but thet don't cut enny :figger. Ye see, he prommissed Bob knew that when Dick spoke in this tone of voice ter pay m e well fur doin' uv et, an' while I don t like ther there was, not a bit of use ot trying to argue him Brittci"sh, I kin say thet I do like their gold.'' the notion. Di ck nodded. "All right, Dick," he said. "And what am I to do?" "You have a very important part to play, Bob; I shall depend upon you to take this young lieutenant to Morris town, and keep him there, a "'P\isoner, until I :return. If ''Quite right," he said; "well, I had sized yo11 up as being a patriot." "Yer right er bout et, too." "Very well; and such being the case, I judge it will he should escape from you and reach New Brunswick while be a n easy matter to get you to help me out in a I am there, it would ruin all, and be the cause of me dancwhich I am about to engage in?" ing on nothing at the end of a rope, in all probability." "Yas, ef thar hain't too mutch danger." "I'll take him to '.Morristown, all right, Dick," said Bob, confidntly; "he'll not get away from me." "All right; I am not afraid that he will do so, Bob, and now, wait a few moments, I wish to have a talk with the boatman, for ii I 41m to put thi.s thing through to a suc cessful i.ssae it will be neoossa:ry for m.e to get him to help me out by taki.;o,g me on up to .N.ew Brunswick in the boat, the same as he was going to do with the "There will be no danger, whatever." "Then ye kin coUl).t on me." ... "Good! I'll tell you what I am going to do: l am a patriot spy, the old boatman., suddenly and eager ly, "air ye Dick Slater?" Dick nodded, ..smilmgly. "That is my name/' he replied.


,,.,8 THE LIBERTY BOYS' GREAT HAUL. "Good enuff I've heerd tell uv ye, Dick Slater, as "You think you are very smart, no doubt," he said, bein' ther mos' darin' spy thet ever lived, an' ye kin scornfully. count on me ter do everythin' I kin ter he'p ye out in "Oh, no, I don't think I am so very smart," Dick replied, ennythin' ye want ter do." quietly; "I really think, though, that the scheme which "All right; what I wish you to do is this: I am going I have thought entering New Brunswick in your to change clothing with that young lieutenant, and go stead and impersonating you, is a clever one. It will on up to New Brunswick in his place and impersonate enable me to play the spy, with every chance of being suehi ,, m. cessful in securing much valuable information." "All right ; I'll do et, ye bet "You will be shot or hanged in less than twenty-four "Good Of course you understand that you must not hours." hint, by word or deed, that I am not the person you started / The lieutenant's words were uttered in a :fierce and what from Perth Amboy with." he intended to be impressive manner, but Dick merely "I unnerstan'. Ye needn't be afeered uv me. I'll be ez smiled. silent ez death." "I am willing to take the risk," he said. "All right." Stepping forward, Dick untied the rope which bound Then Dick walked over to where Bob stood guard over the redcoat's wrists. the prisoner. "It's all right," he said. "Good enough!" said Bob. Dick turned and faced the young redcoat. "I am sorry to trouble you," he remarked, quietly, "but I am going to ask you to doff your outside clothing." "You will please remove your outer clothing," said Pick, in an authoritative tQne of voice; "don't attempt to escape, or my comrade will put a pistol ball through you. He is a dead shot." "And if I refuse to doff my clothing?" "I will remove it by force." "For what reason?" asked the lieutenant in s-;t rprise. Dick's tone was quiet and even, but it was determined, and the lieutenant realized that the youth meant what "I am going to trade with you." "To trade with me!" "Yes--exchange with you, you know The redcoat looked puzzled for a few moments. Then suddenly he started, and gave Dick a sharp look. "Surely you have no thought of--" he said "I suppose I shall have to obey/' he said, sullenly. "It will be best," nodded Dick. The young redcoat reluctantly removed his outer cloth ing "Entering the British encampment and impersonating Dick was engaged in the same work, and as he picked you i'" smiled Dick. "Yes, that is exactly what I am going up the lieutenant s uniform he handed th e clothing which to do." "You will go s traight to your death!" "I'll risk it." "There are those there who know me, and they will detect the imposition immediately." Dick smiled. he had just doffe d over to the redcoat. ''A fair exc hange is no robbery," smiled Dick; "put those on. I think you will find them comfortable The lieutenant seemed somewhat disgusted as he picked up the garments of homespun. Doubtless, he had never expected that he would b e call e d "You wili pardon me if I say that I do not believe that upon to wear such clothing. statement," he said. "You don't believe it?" "I do not." "You will find it to be the truth." "I do not think so, and I will tell you why." "Very well, tell me." "If there were any in the encampment of the British who know you, you would have remained silent and al-lowed me to go on, and be detected and captured." A sneer was on the face of the lieutenant. It was 11lain that he was vexed, however. "Oh, they won' t bite you!" said Bob. "You needn t be afraid that your boasted 'blue blood will be contamin ated. I can tell you that the blood which flows in the veins of the fellow who just took those off is as good as the best that flows in the vein s of any of your 'blue blooded Englishmen." "Thanks, Bob, old man!" laughed Dick. The old boatman nodded his head, as if he fully ac quiesced in Bob's views on the subject under discussion. The young lieutenant, however, to judge by his ex pression, did not think so.


TE:E LIBERTY BOYS' GREAT HAUL. He muttered something unintelligible, but made no reply. Bob assisted the redcoat to mount, and then untying both animals, mounted the other horse. Dick donned the lieutenant's uniform, and found that, 'l'hen he rode away, leading the horse ridden by the while the clothes were a bit snug, they would do, nicely. prisoner. The lieutenant, however, did not get such a good fit; When the two had gone, Dick placed all the papers and Dick's clothes being too loose on him. documents which he had found in the pockets of the lieu" How do I look, Bob?" asked Pick, turning slowly tenant, when he first searched him, back in the pockets, around for Bob's inspection. Then he turned to the boatman. "Fine as silk, Dick was the reply. "You think I will pass for a genuine redcoat ? "Oh, yes; you will be safe from detection unless you run up against some one who knows your face." "I am ready," he said; "let us start at once." "All right; git in, sir," replied the boatman. Dick did so, taking the seat at the stern. The boatman followed, and, taking the oars, headed "There may be some in New Brunswick who knows me, the boat up the river. Bob, but I hardly think so. I am willing to take the risk, Dick Slater, the daring patriot spy, was going boldly anyway, for the sake of securing valuable information." into great danger. "There are those there who know me," said the lieu tenant, "and as soon as you put in an appearance, and state that fOU are Lieutenant Winfield Mortimer, you will be in trouble." Dick smiled. "You said that before," he remarked, quietly. "Yes, and if it was true, he wouldn't have said anything of the kind, Dick, you may be sure!" from Bob. "That is the way I look at it, Bob." "You'll see!" declared the lieutenant, sullenly. "You are right; I intend to see whether or not you have told the truth," said Dick Then he turned to Bob. "You had better start at once, Bob," he said; "you will have to be careful." CHAPTER IV. DICK'S PLAN WORKS WELL. It took the boatman but little more than half an hour. to reach New Brunswick. Dick paid the boatman, bade him good-by, and then made his way along the street leading up from the river. Dick was pleased to note that the boatman did not tarry at New Brunswick. He did not even get out the boat, but, turning its head, rowed back down the river. "Good! I'm glad of that," said Dick to himself. "There "I know it, Dick." won't be any chance for him to be questioned; if he had "Don't let the prisoner escape, and don't let the redstayed and got to talking, he might have unwittingly let coats caphlre you." "I won't; you may depend on it, Dick." Dick inquired the way to headquarters. the cat out of the bag." Dick now bound the lieutenant's hands together behind He was soon there. his back. J He entered the presence of the British commander and "You will do w ell to accompany my comrade quietly,. introduced himself as Lieutenant Winfield Mortimer. and not try any tricks," he warned ; "if you try to es-J He said that he had reached New York only a few days cape he will shoot you down as ruthlessly as though you before and that Cornwallis had serrt him to New Bruns-' were a mad dog." wick to join the army. Dick and Bob shook hands. The greeted Dick pleasantly, conversed with "Be careful, old man," said Bob. "Don't let the redhim a few minutes, asked him a few questions, and then coats get the better of you." j calling an orderly, told him to conduct Dick to certain "I'll try not to, ,Bob. Well, good-by, and take care quarters occupied by the younger officers. of yourself." "You will find a number of officers of about your own "Good-by!" age, Lieutenant Mortimer," said the commander, "so you Bob took the prisoner by the arm and led him away. will not be long in feeling quite at home." Fifty yard s distant, in the timber, were a couple of "Oh, I doubt not that I shall get along nicely, sir," horses. Dick.


10 THE LIBERTY BOYS' GREAT HAUL. The commander wrote a few words on a slip of paper and handed it to the orderly. He drew a breath of relief after he had made a quick, searching glance around the room at the faces of those "Give that to Major Metcalf," he s aid. "He will see present. that Lieutenant Mortimer gets a room." Dick saluted and followed the orderly out of the room. They left the house and made their way up the street perhaps a block and a half. All were strangers to him. He had never, to his knowledge, seen any of the officers before. The orderly advanced to the table and handed the note The orderly paused in front of a large, two-story-and-awhich the British commander had given him to one of half house, and, running up the steps, rang the bell. Dick followed. Thed'oor was opened by a colored man. the men. ''That is Maj or Metcalf," thought Dick; "well, he isn't a bad-looking fellow." "Is l\fujor Metcalf in?" asked the orderly. The major r e ad what was written on the slip of paper, "Ye::;, sah," replied the negro; "de majah am in de while the others looked at him with an air of expectant parlor, playing kyards, sah." interest on their faces. "Good! Show us in." "Lieutenant Winfield Mortimer, just from old England, "All right, sah; come in, sah." Dick and the orderly entered the house and the negro closed the door. "Dis way, gemmen," the negro said, making his way along the hall. Dick and the orderly followed and a few moments later ushered into a room on the right-hand side of the hallway. "Some gemmen to see Majah Metcalf," announced the negro. Then he withdrew and closed the door. Dick look e d about him with interest. eh?" remarked the major, looking up at Dick. "Well, well, I am glad to w e lcome you, lieutenant!" and the officer rose and extended his hand, which Dick grasped. "Gentlemen, this is Lieutenant Mortimer," said the major, and the rest all bowed and murmured s omething about being glad to meet the lieutenant. "You wouldn t be, if you knew who I am!" thought Di ck, grimly. Aloud, he said, as he bowed, polit ely: "Glad to gre e t you, g entle men." Let s see," went on the major, "the commander says for me to find a room :for you, lieut e nant, but there is no 'rhere were perhaps a dozen British officers within the room vacant." \ room. Of these, four were seated at a table, playing cards. They were men perhaps twenty-five to thirty years of age. The others were younger, their ages being rather under than over twenty-one years. Some were lolling in easy-chairs or on sofas, while a few were watching the game. All were smoking. Then be turned and looked at a young fellow with a lieutenant's uniform on. "Lieutenant Malden, I believe you have an entire room to yourself, have you not?" be asked. The lieutenant nodded. "Yes," he replied. "Good 'l'hen I will put Lieutenant Mortimer in with you. Lieutenant Mortimer, Lieutenant Malden. I think you will be good friends." The entrance of Dick and the orderly attracted their The young officer, who was a frank-faced, handsome attention, and all looked at Dick, curiously. young fellow, forward and shook hands with Dick. He was a stranger, and his lieutenant's uniform was "Glad to know you, Lieutenant Mortimer," he said; sufficient to arouse some curiosity regarding his identity. "and shall be delighted to have you for a room-mate." Dick was watching them as closely as they were him, "Thanks, Lieutenant Malden," said Dick; "I take pleasfor he was afraid that there might be some one among ure in returning the compliment." them who had seen him at some former time. He had been in New York City a number of times, playing spy, during the past eight or ten months, and had become known to a number of redcoats. Thus it will be readily seen that in coming into New Brunswick in the guise of Lieutenant Mortimer, from En.irland, Dick Slat e r was taking long chances. The young man glanced at Dick's portmanteau. "We will go to our room, a s you will wish to get your lu g gage out of the way; come!" and he led the way out

THE LIBERTY BOYS' GREAT HAUL. I gt1ess you will be co'tllfottable here,n the yo\ing man said, with an air of satisfaction. "! have no doubt of it;; replied Dick. "lie're is a closet tvhete you can bahg y6ur clothing,'' the lieutenant said. "Very well, and thank you,'' t'eplied :Oick. '!fe unlocked his portmanteau. and took the clothing out, a piece at a time> and hung them in the closet, lt was the first time Dick had seen the gatmt!nts, but his companion did :not saspect !or youth handled the clothing as as though he had done so man)' tirnes before. The clothing was all of a :fine quality, 1111d Lieutenant Malden. waa evidently impreseed. His air toward Dick became mel'E! free and fti(lndly, and he laughed and talked as though he had knoWn his com .. panion a year. Dick did riot for one moment lose sight o:f th-e purpose for which he had risked entel'ing the British encampment, He lO'oked at Dick in surprise. "You have a shatp pair of eyes in your head,'' he said, admiringly. "Yes, that's the rello,v, bu.t I don't see how you picked him out l!o" "Oh, that was easy enough,'' smiled "he has 'bully' written all over his face. I saw him looking at me, and 'Wils ihlpressed at the time with the belief that he would seize the first opportunity to make a test of my quality." "That is just what he wiH and I thought it no more than tight to warn you so that you might not be taken altogether by surprise and at a disadvantage." "Thank you," said Diek; "your kindness is appreciated, ana I shall not forget it, I assure you, although I should not have been taken by surprise had you not spoken." "Do you think you can hold your own with Lieutenant Brocksley ?" asked Dick's companion, eag rly. "So that is his name, Brocksley, eh'? ell, I'm not much of a hand to boast, but it is my private belief that and hE! asked many questions. if Mr. Brooksley J?icks me up, thinking he is going to have He in learning muah that would be of seran ea s y time with me, he will be making the biggest ki:ad vice to him, and his companion did not suspect anything of a mistake." for the reason that it was only natural tha.t a youth who "I hope so; I must say, however, that Brocksley is a was strange to everything would wish to ask many quesdangerous opponent. He is strong, quick and a good i.ions. sparter, and has easily disposed of every one who has He gave Dick all the information within his power, and d a r e d to stand up before him." when Dick had finished making his toilet the lieutenant "He looks as though he might be a pretty good man," vouchsafed some further information "Before we go back down; I think I had better give you a little information," the lieutenant said. "I shall be glad to receive it, I assure you,'' said Dick. Lieutenant Malden was silent for a few moments. He seemed to be studying just what to say. "How are you, a pretty good man?" he asked; abruptly. As he asked the question he ran his eyes over Dick's form Dick was astonished. He wondered why his companion should ask such a question. "Well, yes, a fairly good man, I think," replied Dick, mode stly; "of course, you know, I should not like to brag about myself." Li e utenant J\Iald e n nodded. agreed Dick. "He is. He is larger and stronger than you." Dick smiled. "Well, I don't know about that,'' he said, 'luietly; "I am pretty large when t get my coat oft, and I have never yet found any one of my age who was stronger than I am." Dick's companion looked dubious. Broc.ksley is wonderfully strong,'' he said. Dick saw that his p mpanion was doubtful, so he threw off his coat and quietly rolied up his sleeve. Lieutenant M a1c1en watched the operation with interest. 'Vhen he got a good look at Dick's arm he uttered a cr y of astonishment. The size of the arm and the wonderful muscular develop m ent amazed him. 111 understand," he said, "and r hope you are a good "Jove !I' he exclaimed, "! never saw such an arm as man, for, unfortunately, we are afflicted with a nuisance i hat; even Brocksley's is not to be compared with it. You in the :fotth of a bully -who will, no doubt, seek an early must be wonderfully strong." opportunity to pick a fuss With you." "! am,'' EJafd :bick, quietly. 11Patdon nit:! !'1 "You have reference to that blac!k-eyed, heavtset fellow j spoke, Dick took hold of tieut!tiu!nt Malde:tl, a'.:hd, who Iooks mote like a Spaniard tha:tJ: an Englishman, without seeniing1y e::kerfi:ttg hitn.seH, lifted the young fel

<> THE LIBERTY BOYS' GREAT HAUL. feet as gently as though he were some rare piece of bric-a brac which would break at the least' jar. "There," smiled Dick, "how is that?" "That was all right. Say, I believe you are stronger than Brocksley." Dick nodded. "Unless he is stronger than I think he is, I certainly am," he acquiesced. His air was quiet and modest, however. There was no hint of boasting. A sober look suddenly came over Lieutenant Malden's face. "You are undoubtedly stronger than Brocksley," be said, "but in a sparring contest, strength does not count for a great deal when pitted against skill and strength com bined." Dick nodded. "I understand," he said; "and this fellow, Brocksley, is a good sparrer?" "Fine! He is an expert and has all the tricks of the boxer's art at his finger tips." Lieutenant Malden said this in an impressive manner. It was plain that he still had doubts about Dick being a match for the bully. To his surprise, however, Dick did not seem to be at all alarmed. This gave Lieutenant Malden an idea. "Can you spar?" he asked, eagerly. Dick nodded. ''I can do a thing or two in that line." This was 'said with such an air of quiet confidence that the lieutenant leaped to the conclusion that Dick was probably an expert boxer. "Do you think you are the equal of Brocksley ?" he asked. ''I am confident now that he will not have an easy time of it," the other said. "I think you are right," agreed Dick; "I feel that when Mr. Brocksley attacks me, thinking that he will have an easy time disposing of me, he will make the biggest kind of a mistake." "I think so, myself," said Lieutenant Malden, "and I heartily hope that such will prove to be the case." "I think your hope will be realized," Dick said, in a quiet and confident tone of voice; "I really think that I shall be able to turn the tables on Mr. Brocksley, and I will say to you that J look forward to the encounter with pleas ure rather than otherwise. If there is any one kind of person I hate worse than another it is a bully, and it will give me a great deal of pleasure to cut the comb of this fellow and prove to him that he is not such a mighty man as he' thinks he is." Lieutenant Malden looked at Dick, with admiring eyes. "Jove he exclaimed, "I believe you'll do it, all right, and if you do, all of the other fellows will be delighted. You will certainiy not lack for friends if you succeed in giv ing Brocksley a thrashing." "I am eager to make friends,'! said Dick, "and you may be sure that I shall do my best to give Mr. Brocksley the thrashing which he so richly deserves." Dick rolled down the sleeves of his shirt and donned his coat. "There," he said, "whenever you are ready, we will go down and give this mighty fighter the chance which he is undoubtedly eagerly. waiting for." "All right; we'll go down, but you'll have to look out for Brocksley. He is quicker than you think for, and his game, always, is to take his opponent by surprise; getting in the first blow, usually gives him a big advantage and him to wind up the encounter in his favor." "Well, I could not say,'' replied Dick; "of course, I do "Thanks," said Dick; "Tll look out for him. I'll see not know how good a boxer he is. He may be better than ro it that he doesn't catch me napping." I am at that kind of business, but I hope you will not consider that I am bigoted when I say that I do not think he is my superior at the boxing game." "'1.'bere is no danger of my thinking that, Lieutenant Mortimer,'' the other declared; "I do not think, from what I have seen of you, that you are one who is given to boast"Very well; come along." They went downstairs and making their way to the parlor, entered it. As they entered, Lieutenant Brocksley, who was stand ing near the door, moved suddenly ann bumped against Dick. ing." He was to blame-indeed, he had bumped against Dick "Well, you are right about that," agreed Dick; "I would purposely-but he pretended to think that the blame was prefer always that my deeds rather than words should speak Dick's and, whirling upon the youth, be cried: for me, but I wish to prove to you that ihis ft>llow Brocks"What do you mean by bumping against a gentleman, ley will not be likely to have such an easy time of it when you clumsy boor? Why don't you look where you are he to thrash me." going?" \


THE LIBER'l'Y BOYS' GREAT HAUL. CHAPTER V. ANOTHER DIFFICULTY. The fellow's words were bad enough, but his tone and air, being arrogant and insulting to a degree, were worse. His words were heard by every one in the room. .All looked at Dick to see what he would do. They were not surprised by the action of the bully; indeed, they had expected him to do something of this kind. He had stated before Dick came back downstairs that it was his intention to see what kind of material the newcomer was made of, at the very first opportunity. Perhaps no one in the room was more eager to see what J;>ick would do than was his companion and room-mate, Lieutenant Malden. There was an eager, expqctant expression on his face as he watched Dick. Had the youth slapped him in the face it would not have surprised him much more, nor would it have angered him much more. "Why, you insolent young scoundrel, do you dare call me a boor!" he cried, shaking his fist, threateningly, under Dick's nose. "Why not?" asked Dick, coolly. did you not?" "Yes, but--" "But what?" "That was different." "In what way?" asked Dick. "You called me a boor, "Why, you are a boor, just as I said, while I--" "While you are a liar and a bully!" A gasp of amazement escaped the spectators. If the were amazed, the bully was both amazed md angered. Indeed, he was wild with rage. "What's that! What's that!" he cried. "Do you dare He, better than any other person, had a knowledge of talk te me in such a fashion?" the fact that the bullying lieutenant was likely to be treated "Of course," replied Dick; "it doesn't take much daring to an unpleasant surprise. to talk that way to a fellow like you." It was not Dick's plan to be too eager to become engaged "Oh, it doesn't, eh?" in a difficulty with Lieutenant Brocksley. "No." Instead of showing anger and responding hotly, Dick elevated his eyebrows, simulated a look of surprise and said, in the mildest manner imaginable : "Were you speaking to me, sir?" A look of amazement and disgust appeared on the face of Brocksley, while two or three of the younger officers snickered. "Who else would I be speaking to?" growled Brocksley. "Who else?" "Yes, who?" "Well, seeing that the appellation of boor will apply to you with a great deal more justness than it will to me, I thought perhaps you might be speaking to yourself." Dick's tone was calm and even. He made the statement in the most matter-of-fact manner. He did not seem to be the least bit flurried or excited. Those within the room stared at Dick in amazement. His quiet manner, in the first place, had deceived them. The idea had struck them that Dick would not dare how a bold front to Brocksley. The manner in which the youth bad got back at the ibully, therefore, was a great surprise to them. Of them all, however, Brocksley himself was perhaps the ost surprised. Dick's quiet air bad deceived him, also. "I guess you just think so because you don't know me." "Oh, but I know you; I knew you the minute I laid eyes on you." "You did, eh?" Brocksley was trying to ape Dick's calmness, and he wished to give the spectators the impression that he was playing with Dick, as a cat plays with a mouse. Dick nodded his head. "I did," he replied; "I knew your breed the moment I looked at you; you have all the ear-marks of a bully. In deed, the word is written all over your face." This wfls bold talk. It was so nearly a statement of the truth, too, that the other oflicers could not help exchanging glances. As for Brocksley, he was rendered almost wild with rage. He was s o amazed, however, by Dick's temerity in thus addressing him, that for the moment he was incapable of rction. He stood as one temporarily paralyzed. This feeling quickly left him, however, and with a snarl of rage he leaped forward. Dick was not taken by surprise. He had been watching Brocksley closely and knew the attack was going to be made, almost as quickly as the bull)!' himself. Brocksley did not strike out at Dick. ...


THE LIBERTY BOYS' GREAT HAUL. He leaped forwatd, with o'lltstretched. hands. His intention was tb ghlsp Dick by the throat 1!.'nd gi've him a good choking. He did not deem Di'ck a 'foeman or sufficient importance t6 it \vbtth his while tb ihto ii game of fisti cuffs with. His idea to seize Dick 'by th'e thtMt and give him a good choking, shake him as a Newfoundland would a terrier, and then toss him into a corner as though he were a bag of bran. This was the programme, but he was \i'rl.l:tble to ca'rry it out. He was suddenly ltell.ted to of the !P.'eatest sur prises of his life. Dick had l:]Uick ayes and hll'.lidti. As Btocltsley teapetl forward, with outl:!t!:'etchetl atrus, Dick seized him by the wrists and hurled him lnrck\Vatd. Dick put all his wond'ei'flll strength itit'o the l:!fi!o'tt al'though no one who S'.l.w it that such was the case, so seemingly without efi'b't't did he db it-ilanti Brocks-Brocksley left his position by the wall, and, strid across the room, confrontea bick. All expected to see him begin striking the youth, b ihe bully held himself in check. Instead of striking at Dick, he glared at him fierce} a.aid saitl : "Ybu'i'e sti'tmg enotigh, LioeutenAn't Mbrtil11er, and y played a nice ' otl. ine, I will ndllli't, but you Will no play another on i:b.e. I demli.nd that you giv-e me s'ati factl.oh; ancl if you. dare to I will give you thtnsiderable shrewdness. He realized m1w that he had encountered a youth who was at least fully as strong as himself. It would tiot do, therefore, to give the youth a chance to use his strength. "He probably knows Mthing whatever about sparring," thought Brocksley, "so I will engage him in a contest of that kind." richly deserve, too." The nffi.cers stared. Di(lk had not spoken in a boastful wa.y. He hatl spoken as if he had every confidence in t world that he would be e.ble to make his word,s good. Brocksley was rendered furious by the oool, con fident air with which Dick spoke. "Y

THE BOYS' GREAT HAUL. "Come out into the back yard and I'll make you suffer for those words!" he cried. "Lead on," said. Dick, calmly; "I will follow." All adjourned to the back yard at once, and the youths began to strip for the fight. CHAPTER VI. Dick's tone was cool and caLln, and he looked Brocksley straight in the eyes as he spoke. Major Metcalf and some of the older officers laughed. "He's a cool one,.'' remarked the major, in a low tone, to foe man who stood nei:t to him. "Yes, and he tells the truth once in a while." A hoarse growl of rage escaped Brocksley. The coolness and utter fearlessness of his opponent-to-be, angered him preatly. "I'll quickly show you that I am not boasting!" he :O!CK 't.''.r:l'.RAS11:l!JS 't.'lll

"' 16 rHE LIBERTY BOYS' GREAT HAUL. to be showered with blows, as Dick was b1eing, and still I That he was delighted was evident by the look on his eecape being struck in a way that would inflict damage. face. The youth was doing it, however, and he did not seem to be working very hard, either. So graceful and easy was Dick in all his movements that it really seemed as though he was not exerting himself in the least. Brocksley, on the contrary, was exerting himself to an extraordinary degree. He began to understand that his antagonist was no ordinary youth. The lmowledge made him wild with anger. His heart swelled with rage. He made frantic efforts to land on Dick. Striking fiercely and rapidly, and hitting nothing more solid than the empty air, is about the most fatiguing work that a person can do. Brocksley, although a fellow who kept himself in pretty good shape, physically, was becoming very tired. Presently he became so exhausted that he was forced to stop As he did so, he let his hands drop to his side. It seemed to him they weighed a ton. This was what Dick had waiting for. He was quick to improve the opportunity < Re took a quick step forward. Then his right arm shot out : Straight as a bullet to the mark went the youth's fist. It struck Brocksley fair between the eyes, with a smack that sounded like a pistol crack. It was a terrible blow. Down upon his back went Brocksley as if he had been struck with a sledgehammer. Exclamations of wonder and amazement escaped the spectators. Jove, what a blow!" "It was as pretty a stroke as ever I saw." "It was almost as hard as the kick of a horse." "I wonder what Brocksley thinks now?" Brocksley lay :where he had fallen. He seemed to be dazed by the blow and the shock of the fall. He could not remain silent. "That was a glorious blow, old fellow!" he said. "I 1 hope you will be able to do it again." Dick smiled. "You need not be afraid,' ) he answered; "I will not have: any trouble in doing it again." "You lie!" cried Brocksley, suddenly assuming a sitting posture. "It was an accident, and you know it; you couldn't hit me again if you tried a week." "I assure you that you are wrong," said Dick, in the quietest tone imaginable; "but, of course, the only way to make you believe so is by proving it to you." "You can't do it "Get up," said Dick, nonchalantly; "I'm not much of a hand at arguing, as a rule, but I think that I will be able to demonstrate to your satisfaction that what I have s aid is tr.ue." The spectators laughed. They were evidently of the opinion that Dick would be able to make his words good. Brocksley scrambled to his feet. There was a fierce scowl upon his face. Then, too, Dick's fist had left its mark upon the fellow's face. The .flesh about his eyes was already becoming swollen and discolored. It was evident that Brocksley was destined to sport as fine a pair of black eyes as ever graced a man's face. He was not thinking of this now, however. His sole thought was to get at Dick and inflict serious damage upon him. Brocksley was not a fool, however. Deep down in his heart he had a doubt of his ability to get the better of his opponent. To do Brocksley justice, however, he was far from being a coward. He had considerable backbone, and had no idea of giv ing up and acknowledging himself beaten. He kne\Y that if he were to do this his comrades would brand him a coward, and this he could not have endured. He gazed straight upward, and winked and blinked after So as soon as he was on his feet he advanced to the the fashion of an owl when suddenly exposed to a bright attack. light. He did not rush in like a mad bull this time, however. Doubtless he was witnessing a brilliant meteoric display. Dick, after striking the blow, had stepped back and :,tood with his arms folded low on his chest. His room-mate, Malden, stood near by. He had learn!)d wisdom. No more wild, reckless swinging for him. He would bring his skill into play, and would see if he could not get the better of his opponent in that way.


THE LIBER'fY BOYS' GREAT HAUL. He could not believe that Dick could possibly be his Major Metcalf stepped forward and knelt"by the side equal when it came to scientific sparring. of the fallen man. He went at Dick and began feinting in a "I hope you haven't killed the fellow, Mortimer," he manner which he intended should confuse his opponent. said; "not that it would be subh a terrible loss, but it would He might as well have saved himself the trouble. be likely to get you into trouble." Although Dick had never had the benefit of instruction "I don't think there is any danger that he is dead," from a sparring master, he was yet as good a boxer as could replied Dick; "he is insensible, that is all. He will be have been found in America. all right in a few minutes." The art had seemed natural to him. "I hope so." The result was that when Brocksley began his tactics, The major bent over and placed his ear over Brocksley'a of making a sparring game of it, Dick met him more than heart. half way. He listened a few moments, while the spectators waited The. feints and feint leads did not bother Dick in the and watched with eager interest. least. Presently the officer lifted his head. Wh1;n Brocksley discovered that this was the case, he "His heart is beating," he said, quietly; "I guess be became angrier than ever, and when Dick made a series will come around, all right." of feints, and ended up biY' hitting him two stiniing blows "I am glad to hear you say that," said Dick, "though I in the face, he was wild. was certain that such would prove to be the case. I have He forgot the fate that had overtaken him before, and a good many men knocked senseless by a blow, in this again rushed at his opponent with all the of a same manner, and I have never yet seen one who was serimaddened bull. ously injured." He struck out, :fiercely and wildly, and, as before, Dick The officers looked at Dick, with curiosity on their faces. gave ground for a while. They shrewdly suspected that the youth had :figured in He knew Brocksley would soon exhaust himself, when the role of the hero of some of the cases he mentioned, he could get in his work as he had done in the former inand the thought came to them: What manner of youth stance. This proved to be the case. The lieutenant was forced, presently, to pause on account of the fact that he was so tired he could not continue. This was Dick's opportunity. He was p1ompt to avail himself of it. He stepped forward and made a pass with his right fist full at the face of his opponent. .As the youth had anticipated, Brocksley threw up his arm to ward the stroke off, and then, quick as a fl.ash, out shot Dick's left fist. It landed fair on the "mark," the pit of the stomach, was this young lieutenant? Evidently he was no common fellow. He had demonstrated this to the satisfaction of all. Perhaps :five minutes passed, and then Brocksley opened his eyes. He looked about him, wonderingly. "What has happened?" he asked. "Is that you, major? Jove, my jaw feels like it was broken!" He felt his jaw, gingerly, as he spoke ".Ah, I remember now!" he suddenly exclaimed, and then he rose to a sitting posture. His eyes fell on Dick, who stood near by, his arms folded, and Brocksley was hurled backward as though he had been a calm look on his face. kicked by a horse. He looked at Dick in a wondering manner; his eyes I The stroke was a terrible one, but it was not all he was were badly swollen, but he could still see as good as ever. to receive. Then he shook his head. Dick was bent on finishing the affair up, and as his "I don't understand it," he said; "I am a bigger man opponent doubled slightly forward, as he was hurled back-than you, but I could do nothing with you." ward, the youth's right fist shot out. "You are not much bigger," said Dick; "in truth, I It landed with great force on the point of Brocksley's doubt if you are any heavier." jaw, and down the fellow went with a crash. Cries of wonder escaped the spectators, They had never seen two more powerful blows delivered. .And that the blows were effective was evident, for Brocksley lay still where he had fallen. "Perhaps not." Then Brocksley rose slowly to a standing posture. .Al'l watched him with interest. Would he be willing to try conclusions again with the youth who had gotten the better 0 him?


18 THE LIBERTY BOYS' GREAT HAUL. They did not think it probable. "If he has any sense at all, he won't try it," was their thought. "Well," said Dick, quietly, "are you ready to continue the contest?" :Brocksley shook his llead "No, you will have to l:!xctlse me," lie said, somewhat bitterly; "I shall have to call the matter sattled for the present, but," with a around at the faces of the office:rs, "l don't want any gentleman here to doubt my courage in this matter. I know I have got the worst of this; and as I am so weak from that blow you gave me in the stomach that I can hardly stand, it would be the height of folly for ine to c011tinue." "Indeed, yes," acquiesced Dick; politeln "and I do not think any one will doubt your courage if you quit now. I Will say, further, that if at any time in the future you feel that you '\Vould like a chance to have another try at me, I shall be only too pleased to accommodate you." A murmur of admiration went up from the officers at this. They wtre beginning to think that "Lieutenant Morti mer" Was a most extraordinary young man, to say the least. "Thank you I" said Brocksley, with an attempt at apeing the politeness of the other. Then all went back into the house, !1aj or M e tcalf assisting Brocksley, for he was so weak he could hardly walk. The defeated youth went at to his room, and so did Dick and his friend arid room-mate, Malden. It was time to make their toilets for supper, and as they were thus engaged, Lieutenant Malden could talk of noth ing else save the wonderful manner in which Dick had Then,.. too, his face was 1J sight to see and be did n wish it to be seen: This leit the offieets free to talk without teserve-, an they eomplimenfed Dick in unmettsured terms. "I frtti glad you came, Lien tenant Mortimer, 17 said Maj Metcalf, slapping Dick (tn the shouldet; "that Mlo BTocksley has bee:tt play'i:1:1g the bully hete all winter, lt:tll it was high time that a stop was put to it." "The major is t'ight,'1 said another df the officers, "an1 I am glad Brocksley got a good thtashing; it iii! exactl: what he has long been needing." "I never seek trouble," said Dick, modestly; "but whet any one goes out of his Way and seeks trouble -ritli me, am always ready to do my best to make it interesting fo him.'1 "I'll wa11tant you always do it, too," laughed the majot lt was eVidertt that they had made tip their minds t make a hero of Dick. This suited the youth very tvell-not that he cared abou being regarded as a hero, but fot the reason that he wishe1 to stand well with the redcoats. He was a patriot spy in the enemfs camp, and. anythin1 that would tend to keep suspicion from being fastened up01 him was welcomed by Dick. Oonsequenily he was glad that the twqble with :Brocks ley had come up, as it had placed him high in the goo1 gra ces of the British officers. They would not be likely to suspect him now. Dick soon got acquainted with all the officers, and foun1 them to be a jolly set of fellows. He asked as many questions as he dared, and in thi way procured a great deal of valuable information. handled the bullying lieutenant. "I d 't th k h t t 1 th b 11 ""' His questions were only natural, the officers though! on rn e Wl ry o p ay e u y any rnore fo ltll ,,, d 1 "d M ld t f t'sfacti'on I for they understood he was just over from England, an1 1' a w e ec arc a en, in a one o sa i "I th th k lf th t th 1 h 1 d th' 1rnulcl naturally have no knowledge of the local situatioD ra er in myse a e esson e earne is '11 b f b flt t hi 'd D' k tl They answered all D10k s questions, promptly and frank everung w1 e o ene o m, sa1 IC qme y. "Oh, it will, no doubt whatever regarding that!" said ly, and did their best to enlighten him. Malden. I Then they went downstairs to supper. l'j CHAPTER VII. ACQUIRING INFORMATION. "I wonder what they would say if they were to sud rlenly become aware of the fact that I am a patriot spy? thought Dick. "I judge it would create a sensation." There is little doubt but that he was right. After supper, Dick and Lieutenant Malden took a wal about the town. Dick took in everything. His keen eyes missed nothing, He was not backward about asking questions, either. Lieutenant Brocksley did not come down to His companion was a frank> innocent-minded fello" He felt the sting of defeat so keenly that he did not utterly \msuspicious by nature. wish to be where he could be see n. Then, too, he had the greatest admiration for the you{


'l'HE LIBERTY BOYS' GREAT HAUL. who had given the bully, Brocksley, such a severe thrashI ing. I He was eager to answer Dick's questions, and, in addi-1 tion, vohinteered much informatidn on his own hook. Presently they reached the extreme north edge of the i:own. I "I guess we have gone far enough in this direction," 1 ;gaHl Dick, as they came to a stop. Then he pointed to a low, massively constructed stone building. "What building is that?" he "Surely that is not a residence?" Dick knew it was not a residence, but 'he wHhed to .find out whlit the building was used for "That," said Malden, "why, that is a storehouse." "A storehouse?" Dick pretended like he did not understand. Of course, his companidn thought this nothing strange, as Dick was supposed to be just over from England, and new to the country. "Yes, a storehouse," Malden replied; "a place where the parlOr and listening to songs and stories from the oh:c crs till about eleven o'clock, Dick and his room-mate, Mald e n, went to bed Malden had taken a great fancy to Dick, and kept with him all the next day. They were everywhere in the town and encampment, and Diek succeetled in securing a lot of valuable in"forma tion. Dick had been very much afraid that. he would be by somebody who knew him, and recognized during the time he was circulating through the town, but fortunately nothing of the kind occurred. If there was any one in 'ille 'British encampment" who knew Dick, the youth had been lucky enough not td en counter him. "For lune has favored me," thought Dick, "and as there are a few more things I wish to learn, before leaving New Brunswick, I guess I will remain here another day." The evening was spent in the same fashion as the one b e fore had been. The officers were all gathered together in the parlor, arms, ammunition and provisions are stored, you know." and s inging, story-telliiig and card-playing were engaged "Ah, I see. And are there any stores in there now?" in. ,t' "Oh, yes; quite a good deal." "By the wa,y, I was up to see Brooksley a while ago," "Who are those men, yonder?" asked Dick, pointing to s aid Major Metcalf, addressing Dick. four men who were pacing backward and forward. "Oh, those are the sentinels; the men who are on guard over the storehouse, you know." "Ah, yes, I see." The two turned and slowly retraced their footsteps. Dick did not have much to say, answering his companion's questions in monosyllables. :He was turning over a scheme in his mind. Just at that time the patriot army was sadly in need of provisionl:l. "Ah, indeed?" remarked Dick. "Yes; his face looks about normal again, but I judge he must have had a beautiful pair of black eyes." "I shouldn't wonder," agreed Dick; "I did strik-e him pretty hard." "Pretty hard! Well, I should say so. I don't believe I ever saw a harder blow struck in my life." "H0w did he seem, major?" asked another of the officers. "Sulky, eh?" "Yes, rather sullen and glum-like." Arms and ammunition, of course, were always in demand. "Did he say anything about Mortimer?" another If such a thing could be as that he and his "Liberty officer. Boys" could, in some manner, succeed in securing the arms, ammunition and stores in the British storehouse, it would be a big feather in their caps. It would be a great haul, indeed, and Dick was in clined to believe that it could be accomplished. Of course, it would be an extremely dangerous affair to try to take a lot of stores right out from under the nose, as it were, of the entire British army, but it was such wotk aa this that Diek and his "Liberty Boys" delighted in. "I'll think the matter over," thought Dick, "and if it seems to tne, after due investigation, that the attempt is feasible, we will make a try at it, anyhow." They ret\1rnP.d to their quarters, nnd after sitting in "We ll, nothing in particular; he didn't have much to .. say at all." "What inference did you get from what he did say? Do you think he will let the matter between himself and l\fortimer drop, or will he have anoth e r try in an attempt to g e t even?" "We ll, I can hardly say; he seemed quiet enough, but underneath the surface he i s I judge, considerably work e d up. It wouldn't surpri s e me if he made one more try at Mortimer." "The more fool he is if he does," said one of the younger officers. "That is what I think," said Lieutenant Malden.


20 THE Ll13ERTY BOYS' GREAT HAUL. "I shall be ready to give him satisfaction at any time," said Dick, quietly. "None of us doubt that," laughed Major Metcalf; "neither do we doubt that you will be able to give him all the satisfaction he craves." "That's right," chorused the officers. "What do you think he will do?" asked Dick. "Surely he won't wish to try the sparring game again." Major Metcalf shook his head. "No," he said, "my opinion is that he will cha'llenge you to a duel." All looked at Dick, with eager interest. They w)shed to see how be receiv e d this bit of informa-tion. They were well satisfied with the res ult of their s crutiny. Dick did not betray the least sign of uneasiness. He did not start or seem surprised or alarmed. "I had an idea he might challenge me," said Dick, C)1lietly. "How are you with weapons," asked the major; "pretty good band with sword or pistol?" "Pretty fair; good enough so that I will be able to hold up my with Mr. Brocksley, I judge." "Good!" exclaimed the major. "I'm glad to h ear that." So were the others, evidently, for they nodded the ir lleads approvingly and seemed pleased by D ic k's s tate ment. "Have you ever figured in a du el?" a s ked the major. Dick nodded. "Once or twice," he replied, quietly. "How did you come out?" All listened eagerly for Dick's reply. The youth smiled. "I held my own," was all he said, but the inference his hearers drew from Dick's word s was that be had a good deal more than held his own. Rising quickly, he stepped to the door and opened it few inches. As he did so he heard a loud voice ask: i: "Is there any one here by the name of Lieutenant Win field Mortimer?" "Yes," came the reply in the voice of Major Metcalf; "h is upstairs. What about him?" "What about him? Why, just this: He is not Lieu ten ant Mortimer, at all." "He isn't?" Major Metcalf's tone expressed surprise. "No." "Then, who is he?" "He is a reb e l s py, and his name is Dick Slater!" CHAPTER VIII. DICK A PRISONER. Dick closed the door, quickly, and bolted it. 'l hen h e turned toward his room-mate Lieut e nant :Malden had heard what had been said, Dick kn e w b y the expr e ssion on his :face. Th e r e was a s ort of horrified, disappointed expression the r e I s-is it tru e ?" he asked. Dic k n odded. "It i s true, Lieute nant Mald en," replied Dick quietly and then he s aid: "I am g oing to try to escape; how s hall I treat, you. Will you attempt to prevent me from doing so?" 'l'he lieutenant s hook his head. No ; I would pre f e r to a s sist you to escape, old fellow, i.f i t w ould n o t b e tre a s on to do s o," was the prompt reply. The British officers were more than ever of the opinion Y o u may be sure I s hall not do anything to interfere with that the suppos t d Lieutenant Mortimer was a remarkable you." 1outh. "All right; and thank you!" sa id Di ck. "And now, At about eleven o'clock Dick and Lieutenant Malden good-by Tak e care of yours e lf." went up to their room. They were on the point of beginning to get ready for bed when they were suddenly startled by hearing trampling feet in the hall and the sound of excited voices. "What can that mean, I wonder?" asked Malden, in surprise. "I don't know," replied Dick. "I' ll do so; but it i s you who will have to do that." "J.: s h all d o m y best to do so, old f e llow The t w o s hook hands, a nd the n Dic k leaped to the w i n d ow. As he did so, there came the sound of hurrying foot s teps in the hall, and the sound of excited voices. "He can't get away," the youths heard a voice say; "we He was quick-witted, however, and a sudden suspicion have him in a trap!" entered bis mind. "Maybe so, and maybe not!" thought Dick, grimly.


THE LIBERTY BOYS' GREAT HA UL. 21 L quickly and as noiselessly as possible raised the winck had already made an examination of the lay of and. e had done this the day before. was always cautious and far-seeing. e had thought it possible that he might have to leave enly, and had wished to know what he would have to unter in case it happened that way. e knew just what lay before him, therefore, when he ed out through the open window. ut the window down and say that you don't know e I went--that I didn't enter the room with you a Presently the youth, by a superhuman effort, succeeded in turning his opponent, and was himself on top. Even yet he was not free, however. The man held onto him with the tenacity of a bulldog. "I've got ye; ye kain't git away!" the" fellow panted "Oh, can't I!" said Dick. "I'll show you!" Then Dick succeeded in getting the fellow by the throat. This was the youth's fi\vorite hold. It was a deadly one, usually. Dick was wonderfully strong in the fingers, and it took him but a few moments, as a rule, to choke a man into insensibility. This fellow had a m!lmmoth, bull-like neck, however, and minutes ago," said Dick to the lieutenant, who had the youth found more difficulty in choking him than he d the room and stood near, watching Dick, with a had ever before encountered. expression on his frank, handsome face. 1 right; I understand," he nodded, and then as Dick ded himself down from the window, his bands only hing the sill, the lieutenant called out: "Good-by, good luck to you !" ood-by !" called back Dick, in a cautious tone. en he let go and dropped. he did so, the sound of a terrific pounding on the of the room came to his ears. k iltruck the ground in an upright position and was jured. Then, too, the man was unusually strong, and it was next to impossible to get his grip loosened so as to get free from him. "I'll have to choke you to death, i guess!" said Dick, grimly. "If you are wise you will let go of me, and let me go my w&y." "I won't do nothin uv ther kind!" the fellow gurgled. He was evidently a human bulldog. "All right; your fate be on your own head, then!" said: Dick, and he tightened his grip on the fellow's throat. At this instant the window through which Dick had paused to look upward, to see if the window went escaped was opened, and a British officer stuck his head out. before the door was burst open. he did so, he was treated to an unpleasant surprise. "Hallo What's going on down there?" he exclaimed. It was dark, and he could just make out the forms of ha! I have ye now!" cried a voice in his ear, and then the two per s ons on the ground. felt himself seized by strong hands. Dick realized that he was in great danger. fierce was the onslaught of Dick's assailant, and so The redcoats would suspect that he was one of the com-letely by surprise was the youth taken, that he was bat ants and would be on the ground as quickly as pos d to the ground before be .was able to do anything sible. end himself. "By Jove, I believe that young rebel spy is down there!" k was not the fellow to give up, however. was the next exclamation from the man. "Quick, hurry realized that if he allowed himself to be captured downstairs, some of you, and around to the side of the 1 his life would pay the forfeit. he immediately began struggling with his assailant. k was so strong that he was able to make it exly interesting for the man who had leaped upon but the fellow was very strong, and had succeeded ting tbe youth at a great disadva-q.tage. house! We'll have the scoundrel yet!" Dick realized that he had but a short time in which to work. If be escaped, he would have to get free from bis as sailant very quickly. He tightened his grip on the fellows throat, and did e k was far from being willing to give himself up, his be8t to render him unconscious in a short space of time er. The man was tough, however, and resisted in a way began to exerc ise all his wonderful strength :::.:??.d skill. Dick would 11ot have believed any man could do. gave the fellow the liveliest fight that he bad ever "I can't understand it," said the officer who was at the e ngaged in, without a doubt. window; "there seems to be a couple of men engaged in man was a heavy, strong fellow, but Dick was a strugg le." but surely getting out from under him. Dick was determined he sho uld not understand it, if


22 THE LIBERTY BOYS' GREAT RAUL. such a thing could be prevented, and he worked to render "Once I get the building between me and my pu his assailant unconscious and make his escape before the I think I shall be able to play some kind of a tr:if men who were coming could reach the spot. In this he was only partially successful. He succeeded 'in rendering his assailant unconscious, but the men who had left the room above, and ran dowm,tairs and out, with the intention of coming around to where Dick was, turned the corner of the house and were within twenty feet when the youth leaped to his feet. As Dick sprang up the men uttered a shout. "Stop! Surrender!" was the cry. "Surrender, or we will fire upon you!" BYt Dick was desperate. He believed that if he were captured he would be put to death. Therefore, he might as well try to escape and Tisk being ehot down. He might be fortunate enough to get away without being seriously wounded, and in that case he would be all right. So instead of stopping and standing still, as ordered to he leaped away at full speed. Dick ran t.oward the r.ear of the house. There was a stable back of the house and the youth shrewdly suspected that the man who had leaped upon hlm was a stableman. Dick thought he might succeed in getting around the stable, and then he would have a very good chance to get away. th e m," he thought. But he was not to succeed in doing this. For once Dick's lucky star was under an eclipse. The leader 0 the men who were ptll'Suing the f cried out an order for them to fire, and they did so Crash Roar Again the sharp cracks of the weapons rang out At the same instant down went Dick, upon his 0 n the ground Dick did not understand the matter, at all. He had felt a slight twinge of pain in the region d knee, but the pain was of such slight consequence t r.ould not think the wound was serious. Yet his leg had instantly given way underneath hi hr had fallen. The absence of pain gave Dick an idea. The bullet had temporarily paralyzed the limb! Dick was sure this was the explanation of the s affair, and when he tried to move the leg, and coul he was sure he had hit upon the truth. As the youth went down, a wild yell of delight wej from his pursuers. "We've got him!" one cried. that time!" "We brought him "Yes, I guess you have got me, this time, sure eno was Dick's thought. "Jove I I guess I am hifor time-unless, indeed, they will be willing to for the real Lieutenant Winfield Mortimer." Angry cries escaped the lips of the men who had appeared on the scene and ordered him to stop. In his dire extremity, Dick's mind worked as "Fire cried one, in a loud, fierce voice. "Don't let and calmly as though he were among friends and I him get away. He may be that rebel spy, Dick Slater! Give it to him!" Crash Roar Dick heard the bullets whistle. Fortunately, however, not a single one struck him. "Good!" thought the youth. "I may succeed in escaping, after all." Onward he ran at the top of his speed. danger whatever. The next moment he was s urrounded by the red "Aha! we brought you down, that time, my fine fel: s aid one. "Didn't I tell you we would do so?" "Yes," replied Dick, calmly, "I believe you di som ethi ng like that."/ "Then why didn't you stop and save yourself from "Stop!" roared a voice. "Stop, or you are a dead man! s hot down?" Next time we will not miss!" "I didn't think you could hit me." But Dick was too old a hand at this sort of a game to "On account the darkness, eh?" listen to any such talk. "Yes." He was quite willing to risk another volley "We ll, we couldn t take aim to do any of c He certainly would not stop and tamely surrender. but when a dozen men fire at once, there is a big c He would keep on trying to escape as long as he was able. Lhat one or more bullets may hit the mark just by ace Onward he sped. you know." He was soon at the stable, and, swerving aside, he roundI "It turned out that way, this time, sure." ;ci the corner of the building and kept on. 1 wher e are ymi. wounded?"


THE LIBERTY BOYS' GREAT HAUL. 23 am not just sure where, but think it is in the vicinity The real lieutenant had appeared and had told his story. e knee." But how came it that he had appeared at this inoppor-should think you would know, from the pain." tune time? here isn't any pain." Dick asked himself this question, but was, of course, here isn't?" in surprise. unable to answer it. 0 ; I felt a twinge of pain in the vicinity of my knee, That the fellow had escaped, in some manner, was evi-then my leg gave way underneath me. There is no dent. there now, and I cannot move the limb, I think that It had turned out to be a serious affair for Dick. temporarily paralyzed." oubtless that is the case. Well, we will carry you to the house. By the way, are you the rebel, Dick Had the lieutenant waited another hour, or, rather, had his appearance been delayed that much longer, Dick would have been away in safety, for he had intended to leave the house just as soon as his room-mate was asleep, and make ou can hardly expect that I will be willing to acknowlthe start for Morristown. that," said Dick. N'ell, it won't be necessary for you to do so," was the "We know you are the fellow who has been masading as Lieutenant Mortimer, and we know that fel is Dick Slater, the rebel spy, and I guess that will r the ground sufficiently without you saying a word." hen the man turned to his companions and said : ay hold, several of you, and carry the prisoner back he men obeyed, and, lifting Dick carefully, they car bim to the house. ey went around to the front, and entered there. ck was carried to the parlor and placed on a sofa. looked around the room. Now, however, he was a prisoner, and would have to ace the situation as boldly as might be. "Well, my young friend, you are in rather a bad box!" remarked Major Metcalf. "You think so ? asked Dick, with a smile. "Yes, I know it." "You will be hung, you contemptible rebel spy and scoundrel pi cried Lieutenant Mortimer, fiercely. He spoke with combined :fierceness and delight. It W!l'O evident that he bore the youth who had mastered him on the banks of the Raritan anything but good will. Dick gave the youth a look of scorn. "'II I were to speak thus to a helpless person I should feel that I was the scoundrel and not he!" he said, cut tingly. e officers with whom he had spent two very pleasant The majority of the officers nodded their heads and re-were there, and Dick imagined that they looked at garded the lieutenant with looks of disapproval. with more of sorrow than anger in the expression of eyes. "That is right," the major said; "that is no way to talk to a prisoner, and a wounded one at that. By the ere were two who did not look at Dick With anyway, let us examine your wound and see how bad a one of friendliness or sorrow in their eyes, however. e of these was Lieutenant Brocksley, and on his face look of devilish joy. was evident that he was delighted by the turn affairs taken. e other who seemed delighted was-the real Lieu t Mortimer! CHAPTER IX. it is." "I can't think it serious," said Dick; "it simply para lyzed my limb temporarily, and made me helpless long enough so that you could capture me. I will be all right in a short time, I am sure." The major himself made the examination, and it was found that the wound was not at all serious--or, at least, it did not look to be. The bullet had struck close to the knee, and had glanced off from the bone, and in some manner the result had been the numbing or paralyzing of ihe limb. The major bound up the wound, at the same time reAID FROM AN ONEXPECTED SOURCE. marking: "It ought not to be a severe wound. Can you move the an instant Dick understood how it had happened that leg?" d been discovered that he was not Lieutenant MortiDick tried to do so, but could not. He shook his head.


2! THE LIBERTY BOYS' GREAT HAUL. "It is of no more use to me than if it wasn't there," he remarked. The question of :what should be done with Dick now doubt not that I shall regain the use of the limk soon now, and if I could get my hands loose and of here, I should be able to make my escape. The \ came up, and as there was no regular prison or guardhouse of itself is not serious and would not interfere in the town, it was finally decided to keep him a prisoner getting around, in the lea st." in the hou s e until morning, when the commander of the Dick kept working the limb, and presently felt pe' British army could himself decide what disposition should pricking sensations along its entire length. l be made of the prisoner. "The blood is beginning to circulate again," he There was a vacant room on the ground floor, and it was himself "My leg will soon be all right." decided to place Dick in there for the night. This was very pleasing to Dick. Four of the men lifted the youth and bore him out of Of course, he was a prisoner, and had no idea tl th e parlor, along the hall and into th e room in que s tion. would be able to escape, but at the same time he wm They deposited Dick on a s ofa and at Major Metcalf's happy, indeed, to regain the use of his limb. command a rope was procured and the y outh s hands were Half an hour passed, and Dick, who kept workif tied together behind his back. l e g up and down, made up his mind that he would There ; I guess you will b e saf e here till morning," the to walk if he were to try. m a jo r remarked. "I suppose there is no need of me warnHe immediately made up his mind to try, and Q ing you not to try to escape, Master Slater? A guard He got up, and succeeded in walking about the will be placed at the door, and if you should be caught without experiencing much difficulty. trying to get away, you would be shot without mercy!" Of course, the wounded limb was not as strong alll "I guess there isn t much chance that I will get away under the weight of Dick's body as it had been, to-night, major," replied Dick, with a smile. "I may be able to do so along toward morning, though," the youth added to himself. "No, you could not, by any poss ibility, escape," the major declared; "and y ou would be v e ry foolish to make the attempt." Dick made no r e ply, and th e major went out, followed by the four who had carried the youth into the room, and the door was closed. Dick fell to musing on the situation. "I am in a bad fix, I am afraid," he thought "Jove! I wonder how long my l e g will stay in this cond i tion?" He attempted to move the limb but could not. It was as though the leg was made of wood. "I can't move it!'' thought Dick, with a grimace. "Wall, I shall have to make the best of it." held up very well, indeed. "Oh, I am all right, so far as thought Dick. "Now if I onl y had a chance to and away, I should be all right." He returned to the sofa and lay down again. More than an hour had elapsed since Dick had brought into the room. 'l'he house was quiet, and the youth judged tht officers had gone to bed-all save the one who g uard over the door of the room in which Dick w Dick aould hear the measured tread of this pers "I might not be able to get out and away even hands were free," thought Dick ; "but no matter g oing to try to get them free, just the same. And suc ceed, I shall make an effort to escape, you may be Dick began working away at the rope which bo The major had taken the light away when he went, wri s ts. and Dick was in diirknesil. The youth lay for some time thinking deeply. He was wondering how the lieutenant had escaped. "I'll wager Bob got him to Morristown, all right," thought Dick; "he e s caped after he reached there, and had been placed in other hands for safe keeping Dick had the utmost confidence in Bob. Presently Dick came within an ace of uttering a joyous exclamation aloud He had discovered that he was abl e to move his wound ed leg! "Jove thi s js a pl e a s an t s urprise," he thou g ht. I 'I'he man who had tied the knots had done th well howev er and Dick f elt that it would be a mo e ult matter to get hi s hands free Half an hour later he h e ard voices out in the h "They are changing guard s," he thought. Thi s was the c a se, for s oon the measured tre ag a i n h e ard. Di c k lay t h e r e thinking for nea rly an h o ur l o It seem e d as thou g h h e eoul d n ot get to s leep. H e h a d finally begun t o dor.e, h o wever whe n h l h e door ope n. He coul d n ot hear the foo t s t e p s i n th e hall any


THE LIBEllTY BOYS' GREAT HAUL. 25 essed that the person who had opened the door was ard. e is coming in to see whether or not everything is all thought Dick. "Jove if my hands were free I treat him to a surprise that' he would not like." guard was advancing across the room, as Dick could 'ne by the sound of the footsteps. wonder why he is coming in such a cautious manner?" ht the youth. was soon to :find out why this was. "How will we accomplish it?" "You had better go out through the window, I judge." "I think that will make them less likely to suspect you." "True; but I will go off guard in an hour, and in the morning no one will be able to say who was on guard at the time you succeeded in escaping." "That is right, they will not; and I am glad of it, for if. I thought there was any danger that you would get into trouble because of rendering assistance to me, I should denly a voice addressed him, in a low, cautious tone, refuse to accept of it." e you a sleep ? o," replied Dick, in a cautious tone. "Why do you had a suspicion, but hardly dared acknowledge it to "I shall be in no danger, I am sure." The two now advanced to the window. It was quite dark in the room, but it was not difficult to :find the window. Dick raised it in a jiffy, being careful, however, not to make a noise. am your friend, and am going to help you, if help He stuck his head through and looked out. of any use to you. Do you know who I am?" It was only a few feet-perhaps :five or six-to the es, I recognize your voice, Malden, old fellow. But I j ground. ou will get yourself into trouble if you try to aid me." He looked all around, and listened intently. n risk it." as Lieutenant Malden, sure enough. had taken a great liking to Dick, and although he the youth was a patriot arid a spy, he would not gainst him. was young, and had not imbibed the hatred of the cans to any marked degree. n he reached the side of the sofa he asked: w is your leg? Can you use it?" He could neither hear nor see anything which would in dicate that there was any one in the vicinity. "I guess the coast is clear," he said, in a low tone. "Say, who was that fellow who jumped onto me when I was trying to get away before, do you know?" "'Yes; he is the hostler." "I wonder if he is asleep?" "I judge so; and speaking of that, he says you come very nearly putting him to sleep for good and all. He said he s," replied Dick; "it is all right, and I can use it was never choked so in all his life." as good as ever." "Well, if be will stay away this time I will forgive him. am glad of that, for I am going to help you to for interfering the other time," said Dick. t of here, and when you are outside you will be able "I don't think there is any danger that he will put in e your escape, I think." hink so; I hope so, anyway. I will do my best to you may be sure, if I get the chance." 11, I am going to give you the chance, for I have a. liking for you, old fellow." Ialden spoke, he cut the rope which bound Dick's ill put the rope in my pocket so that no one will be tell that it was cut," said Dick. suited the actions to the words, as he spoke. right; and thank you." an appearance ihis time." "Good I am glad of that. I hope no one will inter fere." Then Dick took the hand of the young lieutenant and pressed it warmly. "Good-by, old fellow!" he said, earnestly. "Rest assured I shall not forget you, or your kindness in risking your own life to help save mine. Good-by!" "Good-by!" the lieutenant said, his voice trembling slightly, and then Dick climbed through the opening and to the ground. it is I who should thank you, Malden; and you "Now to get away from here and out of the lion's den!" sure that I do thank you, too! And if ever I said Dick to himself as he stole away in the darkness, with chance to return the favor which you have will seize upon it with joy." at is all right; now to get out of here." done all the noiselessness of a red Indian of the forest. I A thought struck Dick. "That hostler caused me a lot of tro\1ble," he said to


u. 26 THE LIBERTY BOYS' QllEAT HAUL. himself; "and now, I believe, I will get even with him. "The prisoner escaped last night!" he said to Bob, I will enter the stable, help myself to a horse and ride not having noticed the presence of Dick. "He has un away. I will need a horse, anyway, as it is many miles doubtedly gone straight to New and when he to Morristown." gets there it will be the death of Dick I" With Dick, to think was to act. "No, it won't!" laughed Bob. "Look there!" and he He had no trouble in getting into e stable, and sadindicated Dick. dling and bridling a horse, and five minutes later l!e was The soldier was greatly surprised. riding out of the town, having chosen a street on which "Hello 1 When did you get here?" he cried. no sentinel was posted. "A few minutes ago," smiled Dick, as he shook hands with the man. "Jove! it is lucky you are here l" the latter cried. You CHAPTER X. heard what I just said about the escape of the prisoner whom you 11.ave been impersonating?" A GREAT HAUL. It was about half-past two when Dick rode out of New Brunswick. He had a ride of twenty-five miles ahead of him. "I ought to get to Morristown by daylight," thought "Yes; I was in New Brunswick when he got there." "What! You don't mean it!" "Yes." "And still live to tell of it! Dick, you are the luckiest fellow alive!" "He is lucky to be alive!" chuckled Bob, who was deDick; "my horse is fresh, and will be able to go at a good lighted on account of the safe return of his beloved chum gait." and friend; then he told how Dick had hall such a close Dick ro

THE LIBERTY BOYS' GREAT HAUL. 27 Dick was silent, waiting till e commander-in-chief i He was vondenng the affair, and turning it over in should be ready to listen to him; for he had a proposition his mind. which he wished to make--or, rather, a favor which he Dick watched him in silence. ished to ask. I "I believe it is feasible," said the commander-in-chief, Presently General Washington looked up. presently. "If great care is exercised, and the guards cap"Well, Dick, you have done splendidly!" he said. "You tured before they get a chance to give the alarm, I do itve brought me some valuable information, and I think: not see why it will not be possible to capture the stores." hat I know, now, just about what the British will atI ''I think it can be done, your excellency." empt to do next." j "True; well, you have my permission to gD ahead 1md "I am glad if I have brought you any information which make the attempt, and I hope that you may be successful." I ay prove to be of value," said Dick, modestly. "And "Oh, thank you, sir! We shall be very careful, indeed, I now, your excellency, I am going to tell you of a plan and if such a thing is possible, we will be successful." which has entered my head, and ask your permission to I 'l'hey talked a few minutes longer, the commander-in o ahead and try to put the plan through to a successful chief giving Dick a few hints which the youth saw were ssue." valuable, and well worth utilizing. The commander-in-chief looked interested. Then he left headquarters and hastened back to where "Go ahead, Dick," he encouraged; "I shall be glad to the "Liberty Boys" were. ear your plan, and if I think it is something that is likely Re at once told the youths what he was going to do. o prove feasible, I shall be glad to give it my approval." 'l'his was just the kind of work that the youths delighted "Very well, your excellency, I will do so." j in. And then Dick went ahead and told General Washington 1 They enjoyed the work of going into battle, but this I bout the storehouse, which was located at the extreme j sort of work suited them better, because it had the eledge of New Brunswick, and how he had made up his mind ment of daring1and audacity, in addition to the danger, hat it would be possible for a party of men to slip down l just as great as though they were going into a pon the point, capture the four guards and secure the batt!u. rms, ammunition and provisions contained in the store"Say, Dick, this is going to be a great thing!" cried ouse. Bob, in delight. 'l'he commander-in-chief looked at the eager face of the "That's right!" agreed Mark Morrison. "If we sucoung patriot and a twinkle came into his eyes. ceed in making a success of this affair, we will make quite "You would wish to take how many men, Dick?" he a haul, won't we, Dick?" sked, slowly. "Yes, a great haul, undoubtedly, Mark,'' replied Dick; "I would not wish to take too great a number, your ex"and we must go into the affair with the intention of rnak ellency. I think a hundred would be more than enough, ing a success of it, too!'> nd if more Ulan that many were to go it might cause i eniiun to be attracted to us." "So we must!" "Well, with you to engineer the affair, I think it will be "True; if you succeed in doing ever:ything as you hope H success, Dick," said Bob. do it, you will not have any fighting to do." .faith in Dick was unlimited and unbounded. _"You are right, sir." '(I suppose you will wish to take your 'Liberty Boys' ?" -"Yes, your exoollency.11 "And whm would you like to make the attempt?" It was the same with all the "Liberty :Boys." One and all thought he was the smartest fellow, and the most able that ever lived. They believed that what he could not do, could not be "As soon as possible; to-night or to-morrow night would done. o, first rate." "What would you bring the stores away in, if you sue ded in securing t.hem ?" Acting under Dick's directions, the youths began making preparations for the expedition. Dick decided to make the attempt coming night. "We have a couple of farm wagons in camp, sir; we When there was anything to do he always liked to get uld take those, and there are some donkeys, also, which at it at the earliest possihle moment and get it done. ve been used in foraging that might be The other ,Youths were as eager as he and went to work en." with a will. The commander-in-chief was silent for a few moments. Everything was. in readiness by noon.


28 THE LIBERTY BOYS' GREAT HAUL. ate their dinner and soon afterward mounted their The prisoners, bound hand and foot, were seate d on t horses and rode away. ground, a n d while Sam Sanderson hastened ba ck to t They rode southward at a moderate gait. the other "I ... iberty Boys" of their success, and have th It was only about twenty-five miles to New Brunswick, bring t.he wagons and donkeys, Dick and. Bob proceed: and there was no need of haste. to force an entrance into the storehouse, Mark Morrist It was five o'clock when they crossed the Raritan River i;tanding guard over the prisoners They crossed at a point two miles above New Brunswick. The "Liberty Boys" with the wagons and donkeys soil Turning aside into the deep timber, they went into camp. put in an appearance, and Dick set the youths to work It was Dick's intention to make the attempt to capture once. the stores at about eleven o'clock, so they would have five They set in to empty the storehouse in the shortest po or six hours to wait. sible time. They had brought food with them and ate their sup -There was mo r e in the way of stores in the building th: per at about six o'clock. they had expected to find. The time passed rather slowly, but the "Liberty Boys" The "Liberty Boys" made a great haul and w were as patient as they could be under the ci rcumstances. happy. When at about halfpast ten Dick gave the order to Their faces wore broad smiles as they loaded their arn mount, they hailed it with delight and provisions into the wagons and onto the mules. They quickly mounted and were away The redcoat prisoners looked sullen and angry. Half an hour later they paused in the edge of the timber, They were far from being in a \11-ood for smiling. at a distance of half a mile from New Brunswick. It took the "Liberty Boys" more than half an hour 1 The men with the two farm wagons and the d onkeys load the wago n s and donkeys, but so quietly was the wo. had followed the "Liberty Boys" at a moderate gait, and conducte d that none of the people residing in the vicini had reached the" camp perhaps an hour bfilfore the second were aro u sed from their slumbers. start was made. At last the work was finished, the prisoners wer e loa d The wagons and donkeys were now on hand, and if the into the wag o ns and Dick gave the order to move. 'Liberty Boys" were successful, they had the m e ans of Fifteen minutes later they reached the spot where t h e c:arrying the stores away Leaving their horses and the wagons and donkeys, the "Liberty Boys" stole forward. rt was a clear night, but quite dark. horses had been left. 'rhe "Liberty B oys" mounted and r ode slowly away, ti wagons and do n keys bringing up the rear. Throughout the rest of the night the march was kept l Uirllumstanaes were as favorable as could have been ex-and Morristown was reached soon after daylight. pected. I They were given a rousing welcome by the soldiers The "Liberty Boys" were soon m the vicinity of the the patrio t army. storehouse The "Liberty Boys" had made a great haul. Here they paused. They had practically taken everything in sight. Dick had already made all his plans. He had designated the youths who were to make up four parties of three each ]

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I l '$c.h II< 11 !l4 Fred F'ea1not's Common Sense; or, 'l;l\e WflJ Qu,t of T,ro.uble. 25 Fred Feal'Dot In Phr.adelphia; o.r, So v ng """' uy 1 95 Fred Fearnot'.s Great dl\lnd; .w-, S,a;vlyg,ry .Olcott's ;Fortune. 26 F'rod Fearnot's IF'alno\IS Stroke; or, r.r11e Winning Crew of Avon. 96 Froo Fearnot and the Sultan: or, .&dJVtu.res ,oi;i 1tl1e Jl,slan,d of 27 Fred Fearnot's Double; or, Unmas1oct-" 36 Fred l?earnot's Pledge; or, Loyal to J;Ils Frlend11. 1-05 Fred Fearoat at St. Simons: ,or, l:he;ery .of" i\ Georgia Lsland. 37 Fred .Fearnut's Flyer11; or, :rile Bicycle LeagQe of Avon. 106 Fred Fearnot Deceived ; Qr, After the Wrong Man. 38 l?red Fearnot's Flying Trip; or, Around the World On Reoord Time. 107 Fred Fear-11ot's Cbariti;; o.r, Te&Qblng .Otbe,1 a 39 !<'red Fearnot's J,'rotics; or, .F -tll'.\ With Frlend11 an.l,l 1Foe11. 108 Fred Fearnot as "II'he Judge ;" Qr, li!e111llng of li\l.e 40 Fred Fearnot's Trh1mpb; or, Wlnn\M Hiil Ciwe in Court. 109 Fred Fearnot and the Clown; or, the md Man'il ;Place. 41 Fred Fearnot's Call ; or, Punishing a 'l'reacheros Fpe. 110 Fred Fe;arnot's Pine W.ork; o.r, Up Aga1J,J,st Crank. f< G d c 111 Fred FeaTnot'a Bad &eirk; Of, Wbllt :to 42 Fred Fearnot's Big Blut!'; or, Wor,.;:lng W ,al 90 ause. 112 Fred FMmot's Round Up; or, /,. ,r.ively '1\1\Wl on tl:le .Rancl:ie. 43 E1ned Fearuot's Ral'.\otie; 9r, ,Rouglling it in Co vrado. 113 Feed Feunot and the G.lant; or, "-Uot ll'ime 41 Cheyenne. illl FJred Fearuot's or, ,Qutwlttlng itl,te La..n9 Sbai::k11 114 Fred Fnn. rnot's Cool Nerve, or, Giving It Straight to the Boys. 45 Fred Fearnot In the Clouds; or, Evelyn's Narrow Escape. t 1 "' ''' hi th c 11 n 11 New 1-15 Fred Fearnot's Way; or, Doing Up ll. 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SECRET SE.RVICE OLD AND YOUNG KING BRADY, DE'fECTIVES. PBICE 5 CTS. 32 PAGES. COLORED COVERS. ISSUED WEEKL LAT.ES'.r ISSUES: 22 The Bradys Bafiled ; or, In Search of the Green Goods Men. 23 The Opium King; or 'l'he Bradys' Great Chinatown Case. 2-A 'l'he Brady11 In Wall Street; or, A Plot to Steal a Million. 25 The Girl 1''rom Boston; or, Old and Young King Brady on a Peculiar Case. 26 The Bradys and the Shoplifters; or, Hard Work on a Dry Goods Case. 27 Zig Zng the Clown ; or, The Bradys' Great Circus Trail. 28 The Bradys Out West; or, Wlnping a Hard Case. 29 After the Kidnappers; or 'l'he Bradys on a False Clue. 30 Old and Young Kini? Brndys' llattle ; or, Bound to Win Their Case. 3J. The Bradys' ltace 'lrack Job; or, Crooked Work Among Jockeys. 32 l<'ound In the Day ; or, The Bradys on a Great Murder Mystery. 33 'l'he Bradys In Chi cago; or, Solving the Mystery of the Lake .b'ront. 34 '!'he Bradys' Great Mistake ; or, Shadowing the Wrong Man. 35 '.fhe Bradys and the Mail Mystery; or, Working for the Government. 36 The Bradys Down South; or, The Great Plantation Mystery. 37 The Hou&f' In the Swamp; or, 'l'he Bradys' Keenest Work. 38 The Knock-out-Drops Gang; or, The Bradys' Risky Venture. 39 'l'he Brndys' Close Shave; or, Into the Jaws of Death. 40 The Bradys' Star Case; or, Working tor Love and Glory. tJ The Bradys In 'Frisco; or, A 'l'hree '.fhousand Mlle Hunt. 42 The Bradys and the Express Thieves ; or, Tracing the Package Marked "Paid." 43 The Bradys' Hot Chase ; or, After the Horse Stealers. The Bradys' Grent Wager; or, The Queen of Little Monte Carlo. ._'i The Bradys' Double Net ; or, Catching the Keenest ot Criminals. fG The Man In the Steel Mask; or, The Bradys' Work for a Great .b'ortune. 47 '.fhe Brady6 and the Blaci. Trunk; or, Working a Silent Clew f8 Going It Blind ; or, 'l'he Bradys' Good Luck. 49 The Bradys Balked; or, Working up Queer Evidence. 50 Against Big Odds ; or, 'l'he llradys' Great Stroke. 51 The Bradys and the or,,_ Tracing the N G. Check. 52 The Bradys' 'l'rump Card; or winning a Case by Bluft'. 53 'l'he Bradys and the Grave Robbers; or, Tracking the Cemetery Owls. 54 The Bradys and the Missing Boy ; or, The Mystery or School No. 6. 55 The Bradys Behind the Scenes ; or, The Great '.fheatrlcal Case. 56 The Bradys and the Opium Dens; or, Trapping the Crooks ot Chinatown. 57 The Bradys Down East ; or, The Mystery ot a Country Town. 58 Working for the Treasury; or, The Bradys and the Bank Burglars. 59 The Bradys' Fatal Clew; or, A Desperate Game for Gold. IO Shadowing the Sharpers; or, The Bradys' $10,000 Deal. 51. The Bradys and the F'lrebug; or, Found In the Flames. G2 The Bradys In Texas; or, 'l'he Great Ranch Mlstery. 13 The Bradys on the Ocean; or, 'l'he Mystery o Stateroom No 7 G4 The Bradys and the Office Boy; or, Working Up a Business Case. &5 l'be Brndys In the Backwoods ; or, The Mystery of the Hunters' Camp. IS Ching Foo, the Yellow Dwarf; or, The Bradys and the Opium Smokers. G'1 The Bradys' Still Hunt; or, The Case that was Won by Waiting. 68 Caught by the Camera; or, The Bradys and the Girl from Maine. G9 The Bradys in Kentucky ; or, Tracking a Mountain Gang. 70 'l'be Marked Bank Note; or, Tbe Bradys Below the Dead Line. 'll The Bradys on Deck ; or, 'l'he Mystery of the Private '-acht. 72 The Bradys in a Trnp; or, Working Against a Hard Gang. 73 Over the IAne; or, The Bradys' Chase '.l'hrough Canada. 74 The Bradys In Society; or, 'l'he Case of Mr. Barlow. 75 The Bradys In the Slums ; or, Trapping the Crooks of the Red Light District." 78 Found in the River ; or, The Bradys and the Brooklyn Bridge Mystery. 11 The Bradys and the Missing Box ; or, Running Down the Railroad Thieves. 18 The Queen of Chinatown ; or, The Bradys Among the "Hop" Flenas. '19 The Bradys and the Girl Smuggler; or, Working tor the Custom House. 80 The Bradys and the Runaway Boys; or, Shadowing the Circus Sharps. SJ. The Bradys and the Ghosts; or, Solving the Mystery of the Old Church Yard. 82 'l'he Bradys and the Brokers; or, A Desperate Game In Wall Street 83 '.l'he Bradys' Fight to a Finish; or, Winning a Desperate Case. 84 The Bradys' Race !or Life ; or, Rounding Up a Tough Trio. 85 The Bradys' Last Chance ; or, The Case in the Dark. 86 'l'he Bradys on the Road ; or, The Strange Case of a Drummer. 87 'l'he Girl In Black; or, The Bradys Trapping a Confidence Queen. 88 The Bradys In Mulberry Bend ; or, The Boy Slaves of "Little Italy." 89 The Bradys' Battle tor Lite; or, The Keen Detectives' Greatest Peril. 90 The Bradys and the Mad Doctor; or, The Haunted Mill In the Marsh. 91 The Bradys on the Rall ; or, A Mystery of the Lightning Express. 92 The Bradys and the Spy; or, Working Against the Police Depart ment. 93 The Bradys' Deep Deal ; or, Hand-In-Glove with Crime. 94 The Bradys In a Snare; or, '.fhe Worst Case of All. 95 The Bradys Beyond Their Depth; or, The Great Swamp Mystery. 96 The Bradys' Hopeless Case; or, Against Plain Evidence. 97 The Bradys at the Helm; or, the Mystery of the River Steamer. 98 The Bradys In Washington; or, Working for the President. 99 The Bradys Duped; or, The Cunning Work of Clever Crooks. 100 The Bradys In Maine; or, Solving the Great Camp Mystery. 101 The Bradys on the Great Lakes; or, Tracking the Canada Gang. 102 The Bradys In Montana ; or, The Great Copper Mine Case. 103 The Bradys Hemmed In: or, rhelr Case in Arizona. J04 The Bradys at Sea; or, A Hot Chase Over the Ocean. 105 The Girl from J,ondon; or, '.fhe Bradys After a Confidenre Queen 106 The Bradys Among the Chinamen; or, The Yellow Fiends of the Opium Joints 107 The Bradys and the Pretty Shop Girl ; or, The Grand Street Mystery. 10'! The Bra?,s and the GJf,sles; or, Chasing the Child Stealers. 109 and the ''rong Man ; or, The Story of a Strange 110 The Rradys Eetrayed; or, In the Hands of a Traitor. 111 The P.radys and 'l'helr JJonbles; or, A Strange Tangle of Crime. 112 The Bradys In the Everglades ; or, The Strange Case of a Summer Tourist. 113 The Bradys Defied; or, The Hardest Gang In New York. D4 The Bradys In High f,lfe; or, 'l'he G1eat Society Mystery. 115 The Bradys Among Thieves; or, Hot "IVork in the Bowery. 116 The Bradys and the Sharpers; or In Darkest New York. 11 7 The Bradys and the Bandits; or, Hunting for a Lost Boy. 118 The Bradys in Central Park; or, The Mystery of the Mall. 119 The Bradys on their Muscle; or, Shadowing the Red Hook Gang. 120 The Bradys' Opium Joint Case; or, Exposing the Chinese Crook1. 121 The Bradys' Girl Decoy ; or, Rounding Up the East-Side Crooks. 122 The Brady Under Fire; or, Tracklnc a Gang of Outlaws. 123 The Bradys at the Beach ; OEJ The Mystery of the Bath House. 124 The Bradys and the Lost uold Mine; or, Hot Work Among the Cowboys. 125 The Bradys and the Missing Girl ; or, A Clew Found In the Dark. 126 The Bradys and the Banker; or, The Mystery of a Treasure Vault. 12 7 The Bradys and the Boy Acrobat; or, Tracing np a. 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THE llBEBTY BOYS OF '76 A Weekly .iUagazine contain i ng Stories of the A merican Revolution By HARRY MOORE. DON'T FAIL TO READ IT T.b.e3e stories are based on actual facts and give a faithfu acc ount of the exciting adventures of a brave band of A.mericaJ youth s who were ready and willing to imperil their' Uve for the sake of helping along the gallant cause of Independence Ever y number will consist of 32 large pages of reading bound 1n a beautiful colored cover. 1 The Liberty Boys of '76; or, Fighting for Freedom. l 23 The Liberty Boys on Their Mettle; or, Making It War 2 The Liberty Boys' Oath; or. Settling With the British and I for the Redcoats. Tories 24 The Liberty Boys' Double Victory ; or, Downing the Re< 3 The Liberty Boys' Good Work; or, Helping Gen eral Wash coats and Tories. ington. 25 The Liberty Boys Suspected; or, Taken for British Spies 4 The Liberty Boys on Hand; or, Always in the Right Place. 26 The Liberty Boys' Clever Trick; or, Teaching the Redcoa 5 The Liberty Boys' Nerve; or, Not Afraid of the King's a Thing or Two. Minions. 27 The Liberty Boys' Good Spy Work; or, With tne Redcoa 6 The Liberty Boys' Defiance; or, "Catch and Hang Us if in Philadelphia. You can." 28 The Liberty Boys' Battle Cry; 01, With Washington at t : 7 The Liberty Boys in Demand; or, The Champion Spies of Brandywine. the Revolution. 29 The Liberty Boys' Wild Ride; or, A Dash to Save a Fort. 8 The Liberty Boys' Hard Fight; or, Bmiet by British and 30 The Liberty Boys in a Fix; or, Threatened by Reds ar Tories. Whites. t 9 The Liberty Boys to the Rescue; or, A HoF \(: .l.iin 0m 31 The Liberty Boys' Big Contract; or, Holding Arnold : 1 selves. Check. :tO The Liberty Boys' Narrow Escape; or, A Neck-and-Neck 32 The Liberty Boys Shadowed; or, After Dick Slater f1 Race With Death. Revenge. 11 The Liberty Boys' Pluck; or, Undaunted by Odds. 33 The Liberty Boys Duped; or, The Friend Who Was 2 12 The Liberty Boys' Peril; or, Threatened from All Sides. Enemy. 13 The Liberty Boys Luck; or, Fortune Favprs the Brave. 34 The Liberty Boys' Fake Surrender; or, The Ruse That Su 14 The Libertv Boys' Ruse; or, Fooling the British. ceed ed. 15 The Liberty Boys' Trap, and What They Caught in It. 35 The Liberty Boys' Signal; or, "A:t the Clang of the Bell 16 The dberly Boys Puzzled; or,.Jfhe Tories' Clever Scheme. 36 The' Liberty Boys' Daring Work; or, Risking Life f1 17 The Liberty Boys' Great Stroke; or, Capturing a British Liberty's Cause. Mdn-of-War. 37 The Liberty Boys' Prize, and How They Won It. 18 The Liberty Boys' Challenge; or, Patriots vs. Redcoats. 38 The Liberty Boys' Plot; or, The Plan that Won. 1.9 The Liberty Boys Trapped; or, The Beautiful Tory. 39 The Liberty Boys' Great Haul; or, Taking Everything 1 20 The Liberty Boys' Mistake; or, "What Might Have Been." Sight. 21 The Liberty B oys' Fine Work; o r Doing ThLngs Up Brown. 40 The Liberty Boys' Flush Times; o r, in Britte 2Z The Liberty Boys at Bay; or, The Closest Call of All. Gold For sale by all newsdealers, o r sent postpaid on receipt of price 5 c ents per copy, by PB.A.JIB: TOUSEY, Publisher, 24 Union Square, New ,-,. IF YOU WANT ANY BACK NUMBERS ,. o f our Libraries and cannot procure them from n-:iwsdealers, they can be obtained from this o!fice direct. Cut out and ft in the followhfg Order Blank and send it to us with the price of the books you want and we will send them t o ; Y O U by r 1 turn mail. POSTAGE STAMPS TAiiE:N J'HE SAME AS l\H>NEY. j .............................................. ................. ..... .................... ,. ... FRANK TOUSEY, 24 Uni o n Square New York. ................. ........ 1901 DEAR Sm-Enclosed find ..... cen ts for which please send me: ... copies of WORK AND WIN, Nos ............................................................. ., '' '' PLUCK AND LUCK '' ............................................................... SECRET SERVICE .... ............................ ............................ THE LIBERTY BOYS OF '76, Nos ......................................... ............ Ten-Cent Hand Books, Nos. . . . . . . ..... Name ... . ... ... Street and No ................. Town .......... State. . .....