The Liberty Boys' flush times, or, Reveling in British gold

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Moore, Harry
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Qold everywhere! British gold. The "Liberty Boys" had never seen so much gold. "This will help the Great Cause, if we can get it safely away," thought Dick, "and we will do it, or die trying


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HE LIBERTY .BOYS OF '76. 'A Weekly Magazine Containing Stories of the American Revolution. Issued Weekly-By Subscription $2.50 per year. l!Jntered as Second Olass Matter at the New York, N. Y., Poat O(f""6, February 4, 1901. Entered according to A.ct of OongrOBs, in the year 1901, in the o"{fice of the Librarian o f Oongress, Washington, D. 0 by_Frank Tousey, 24 Union Square, New York. No. 40. NEW Y ORK, OCTOBER 4, 1901. Price 5 Cents. 'I e y e e I CHAPTER I. A BOY AND A MULE. "Whoa, there I" "Great guns, fellows, l o ok there!" "Did any one ever see the like of that ?" "I never did "Nor I." "Say, young fellow, where are you going with that mule?" "You had better say, where is the mule going with the boy 1 It was about the middle of the afternoon of a beautiful r 11 day in July, 1778. f 1. Place: New York City. A strange scene for New York City. A comical one in some of its aspects, too. It was on Broadway, near its northernmost end, where it entered the Common-what is now City Hall Park. 'rhey came scarcely to his ankles They did not reach to the top of his shoes by about three inches, and this left that amount of red sock showing. The coat was too small, the tail of it coming but very little below the youth's waist, while the sleeves exten d ed to about half way between his elbow and wrist On the youth's head was an old, dilapidated slouch hat, with a dozen holes in it. Underneath the brim of that old, slouch hat, however, was a handsome, determined face out of which gleamed a pair of as keen, gray eyes as ever adorned a human face. To the ordinary observer, however, to one who did not look closely enough to note the youth's features, but simply took in the ungainly mule and the ill dressed seemi n g cC'-untry youth, in a general way, the spectacle was a comi cal one, to say the least. And that is the way the redcoats looked at it. They S'een hard to make the British soldier!J Something had come up which certainly promised to believe it doubtless, but the youth, of whom they had been give them a chance for fun. I The "something" in question was a youth of about eighi teen or nineteen years, seated astride an ugly, white mule. :: 'rhe mule was an extraordinarily large, raw-boned ani ; mal, and was so dirty that it could just be determined that making sport, and wlio, mounted upon the ungainly, white mule, made such a corp.ical showing, was more dangerous to the British army than a regiment of patriot soldiers would be For the youth-as readers who have read others of the -:. its original color had been white, and that was all. "Liberty Boys" stories have, no doubt, guessed-was Dick The youth was a comical looking specimen, also-that is Slater, the patriot spy, i n disguise in so far as dress was concerned. He wore a blue cotton shirt; coat and pants of coars e 1 homespun, coarse cowhide shoes and red, knit socks. The pants were about six inches too short for him. To those who are reading the "Liberty Boys" stories for the first time, I will say that Dick Slater was a n oted spy During the two years that he had been in the pa triot


THE LIBERTY BOYS' FLUSH TIMES. ==================.:======= army he had earned such a reputation in this respect that he had become known as "The Champion Spy of the Revolution." Dick had organized a company of one hundred youths of about his own age and had been made captain of it. 'fhis company was known as "The Liberty Boys of '76." The youths had done splendid work for the cause. They had fought bravely at the battles of Long Island, White Plains, Brandywine, Germantown, Trenton, Mon mouth and in a host of minor engagements. In every battle the "Liberty Boys" had made themselves conspicuous by their great daring and reckless bravery. At the time of which I write, the latter part of July, J 7'18, General Washington and the patriot army occupied a position at White Plains, where they had gone immediate ly after the battle of Monmouth. .General Clinton and the British army had gone to New York City and were occupying it at the time I introduce Dick Slater to the reader's notice. "W'y, go aroun' berhind him an' twist his tail; ef he' er mule, he'll kick; an' ef he don't kick--" Dick was interrupted by a roar of laughter from th redcoats. Dick's answer amused them. "Say, that's all right!" cried one. "That's a joke on you, Habberton !" exclaimed another. "The young fellow is smarter than he looks, by Jove!" from a third. "I guess .he think's he's smart!" growled the one a d dressed as Habberton. "Say, you young monkey, don' you dare talk saucy to me Dick was a youth who under ordinary circumstances would not allow himself to be talked to in such a fashion He would have resented it instantly and the other fello would have had a fight on his hands. Now, however, it was not the youth's game to bring about a difficulty. So he did not show resentment when the redcoat calle And now to return to our story. him a monkey. When the redcoats began guying Dick and making all Instead, he simulated a look of innocence and pretende sorts of remarks about him and his mule, the youth at to be frightened. first paid no attention to them. "I didn't mean nuthin', mister," he said; "I wuzn' "I don't care about getting into any difficulty with tryin' ter be smart er sassy. I thort ye thort mebby the them," he said to himself; "they are half drunk and ripe mule wuz an ellerfunt, an' I wuz jes' a-tryin' ter tell ye for deviltry." how ye c'ud fin' out, thet's all." He simply kicked the mule in the ribs as though trying The redcoat looked at Dick, suspiciously. The youth looked so inllocent, however, that the redcoa to make the animal move faster, and said, "gid-dap !" was deceived. "Well, you'd better not talk saucy to me," Habberto The mule's gait, while rough and jolty, carried him along said, threateningly. "That's something .I don't allow fro anybody." ai. a fairly rapid pace, and he would soon have carried Dick 'fbe mule broke into a trot, which jolted Dick up and down in a manner which threatened to shake his teeth out. beyond the reach of the redcoats' voices had they permit"I guel:ls ye're right, mister; ennybuddy kin see thei ted it. ye're er dangerous feller." They were out for fun, however. "You are right; I am dangerous," said the swell ing out bis chest and glaring at Dick, fiercely. They did not wish to let slip such a good chance for sport. They rushed out into the street, and getting in front of the mule, caught hold of the bits and brought the animal to a stop. "Whoa, there, King Solomon!" cried one. "Say, young fellow, where did you get this animal?" "Is this really a mule, or is it one of those sal'.!red white elephants .from Siam?" "Say, mister, ef ye reely wanter know, I kin tell ye how ye kin find out," said Dick, assuming the look of an ignorant country youth to perfection. He could do this for he was a fine actor. "How?" asked the redcoat, curiously. The fact of the matter was, he was a sort of bully, and Dick could not have said anything that would have pleas ed him more than when he said the follow looked danger ous. Just then a happy thought struck one of the redcoats "Say, fellows, do you want some sport?" he asked. "Yes, yes!" Of course we do "You know that without asking, old man." "We're always in for fun/' "That's what we're out for." "Well, I can tell you how we can have some fun." "How?" "Can you?"


THE LIBERTY BOYS' FLUSH TIMES. 3 "Do_ it, then." "Yes, tell us quick." The redcoats were eager to hear what their companion I had to suggest. "How will we do it?" asked Habberton. "Will we ride one at a time, or all at once?" Now, had it been possible for all of them to get on the mule at once, nothing wtmld have pleased those wild, young blades better than to have done so. ll "All right, I'll tell you Do you see this mule?" "We can't very well help it, old fellow," laughed one. The mule, however, though an unusually large animal, I "We could see him if he was a mile away," from another. could not well accommodate all of them at once. \ "Ob., yes, we see the mule. What of it?" from a third. "I'll tell you what we will do," said Grimsely; "he'll / "What of it?" hold three of us, easily We'll take turns about and ride "Yes." in squads of three." "Just this: I suppose it's been a long time since any of struck the rest as being a good idea, and they ex-\ you have had the pleasure of enjoying a horseback ride on pressed their opinion of it in words. 1 a mule?" "That'll be all right." The others laughed. "Just the thing." 'A horseback ride on a mule!'" laugned one. "I'm going to be one to have the first ride." "Say, aren't you getting a little bit mixed, Grimsley?" "And I." asked another." 11 "Oh, it doesn't matter," with a laugh. "Muleback ride, 1then, if that suits you any better. I suppose none of you l have taken such a ride lately." All shook their heads. Tb.ere was a broad grin on the face of each. .fll'hey thought they knew what was coming. "I never did ride a mule,'' said one. "Neither did I." "Nor I." G I The redcoat shook his in a manner that betokened 1 "I'm surprised at you, fellows," he said; "you certainly 1 have not improved your opportunities, but there is no need \ of your depriving yourselves of such a luxury a minute Here is a mule, a good, big, fellow, too, and you can have a ride if you wish to." struck the other redcoats as being an exceedingly !good idea. i It certainly promised considerable in the way of novelty 1and sport. This was what they were looking for, and they seized pon the idea at once. I ;. They quickly gave their approval to tbe suggestion. "Just the thing "Glorious idea "Brilliant scheme!" "Grimsley, you're a genius!" Such were the exclamations in. Grimsley folded his arms and struck an attitude. "And L" Dick sat quietly there, listening to the conversation. He had not uttered a word, but when Grimsley turned to him and said, "Hop down off that mule, young fellow!" he uttered a protest. "I don't wanter git down, mister ; I've got some bizness ter 'tend to down street." "Ob., you have?" "Yas, I hev." "Oh, well, it doesn't matter; your business can wait:" "It will have to wait whether you want it to or not!" from another. "Get off that mule, or we'll throw you off!" growled Habberton. Dick saw that it would do no good to remonstrate. The redcoats had made up their mind to have some fun, and were determined to have it. If he were to refuse to dismount the redcoats could easily pull him off. Had he been on the ground he might have been able to offer rr.sis.tance, with some chance of success, but seated on the mule he would be unable to do anything. He was the more willing to do this because of a certain which came to him. He believed that he knew of a way to get even with the redcoats. ., "Ye needn't mind tryin' ter throw me off," said Dick; "I'll git off." "That's sensible; down with you!" said Grimsley, ap provingly. "Thanks,'' he said; "I knew you would be pleased witp Dick leaped to the ground at once. the idea." "N b. h f 11 I ow, t en, you t ree e ows who are to ride first, will 'Of course; liow could we help being?" replied one. please mount the noble quadruped," said Grimsley.


, 4 THE BOYS' FLUSH TIM:ES. B.abberton and two of his comrades proceeded to mount The three soldiers bounced up and down at a great rate. :the mule. They were anything but good equestrians, and it was all They had some trouble in getting on the animal's back, they could do to hold on. but with the assistance of their comrades managed to do so. The crowd roared with laughter. By this time quite a crowd had collected. It was certainly a comical spectacle. The crowd was made up of both soldiers and civilians Dick himself was greatly amused. in about equal proportions. He felt very much like laughing, but managed to keep During a good portion of the time during the past two his face straight. years, New York had been occupied by British troops, and 'rhe three rode down the street perhaps a block, and ihe citizens had become very well acquainted with the redthen turning around, started back. coats and their ways. When they were perhaps half way back, a shrill whistle Hence, when the crowd saw the six soldiers stop the was suddenly heard. youth and the mule they were sure there was going to be Instantly the mule stopped. some sport, and gathered near so as to be in a position to see and enjoy it. As soon as the three were seated on the mule's back, they were saluted by Grimsley and his two comrades on the ground. "We salute your royal highnesses!" said Grimsley, in a .grandiloquent tone of voice. "Now, proceed on thy way .and give the noble quadruped a chance to show his paces." "He hain't no pacer, mister; he's a tr?tter he is." Grimsley laughed. "So he's a trotter, is he? What's his name?" "J ehoserfa t." "Jehosaphat, what a name!" exclaimed Grimsley. Then he waved bis hand to his comrades on the mule's qJack. "A way with you he cried. "I'm in a hurry to get .to take my ride upon the great Jehosaphat." "Gid-dap !" said the three mounted redcoats in unison. 'rhe animal did not move. The crowd laughed. "He's in no hurry about going." "Twist his tail." 11 Your comrades will have to get behind and push." "One of you will have to get in front with a measure of oats and toll him along." "The mule is asleep; you'll have to wake him up before you can go." "Gid-dap !" roared the three redcoats. 'rhen they kicked the animal in the ribs with con"iderable vigor. This had the desired effect. The mule moved down the street at a walk. "Faster! faster!" cried Grimsley. "Can't you make him move faster than that?" The three redcoats kicked with renewed vigor and finally succeeded in urging the animal into a trot. It was a very rough trot, indeed. Then he humped up his back and began bucking at a great rate. T]J.e redcoats gave utterance to yells of fright, and di

THE LIBERTY BOYS' FLUSH TIMES. Habberton was a fellow whr always wanted to have re venge. As soon as he got to his fed he looked around him. "It didn't know any better." "Of course not." Such were the remarks made by the spectators. 5 I His eyes fell upon a board which lay in the gutter. Of comse, this did not add anything to the The board was about six rnches wide and seven or eight mind of the three redcoats. piece of I feet long. "Say, Habberton, what made that fool animal go to Habberton seized the hoard, and, rushing out into the bucking with us, anyway?" asked one, as he brushed the -:;treet, aimed a terrible blow at the mule. dust off his uniform. The animal was far from 1 cing asleep, however. He saw the man coming, s w the blow descending. Up in the air came his hind ll'gs. "I don't know!" growled Habberton. "I suppose the beast just took a sudden notion to throw us off." "Say, I heard somebody whistle just before the mule His hoofs shot out. commenced bucking," said the other redcoat; "you don't Crash! they struck the board, spl ring it into a dozen suppose, now, that that could have had anything to do pieces and hurling Habberton to the gr 1md. with the matter, do you?" The mule calmly proceeded to follow up his advantage. Habberton started. He backed toward where Habberton had fallen, and "By Jove!" be exclaimed, "I never thought of that. I kept licking out, energetically and viciously. heard the whistle, too, and at the same instant that con-Had the hoofs struck the redcoat they would have killed founded mule stopped and commenced bucking; I'll bet a him. month's pay that the mule is a trick brute and that the Although sadly demoralized, Habberton realized this whistle was a signal. I wouldn't have thought that counfact, and had sense enough to get out of the way. try bumpkin was smart enough to play such a trick, but He rolled over and over until out of range, and then I believe now that he did do it; let's go and interview him l'ising to his feet, retreated to the pavement. ::tnd if we find that he is guilty, we'll just about br_eak And then such a roar as went up The spectators fairly shrieked with laughter. It was the funniest thing they had ever seen in their lives. "Hurrah for the mule!" "He's all right!" "He don't like redcoats." "You fellows had better take some lessons in riding." "How did you fellows enjoy your ride, anyho\7 ?" The redcoats among the spectators had enjoyed the affair fully as much as had the civilians. They laughed as uproariously and were not at all back ward in guying their comrades. This, of course, did not add to the piece of mind of the three victims. 'I hey had never been so mad in their lives. Habberton, of course, was the most furious one of the three. every bone in his body." three walked up the street to where Dick and the other three redcoats were standing. "See here, Grimsley, who was that that whistled?" asked Habberton. Grimsley the question "See here, Habber on," he said, "if I couldn't ride better than you fellows can, I would never think of getting on the back of a horse." "But this wasn't a horse," laughed a bystander; "it w1111 a mule." "Well, you couldn't have stayed on the animal's back, either,'' growled Habberton; "the Old Nick himself couldn't stay on the back of that beast when he humps up his back and bucks in that fashion." Grimsley laughed. "I could do it," he said, "but I don't think I shall; to tell the truth, I've lost my desire to take a ride. I think "If I had my pistols here I would shoot that cussed I shall po5!pone it indefinitely." beast!" he cried. "Somebody lend me a pistol, quick!" The redcoats had left their weapons at their quarters when starting out. Nobody would let him have a weapon, however. The mule had furnished them with so much amusement that they had no wish to see it put to death. "Oh, thP. mule's all right." "You can't blame it for acting the way it did." "I don't care whether you take the ride or from Habberfon. "One thing is certain, however, and that is that I am going to find out what made that mule buck with us." "Why, because he wanted to," laughed Grimsley; "that's easy enough, isn't it?" Habberton shook his head in a dogged fashion. "There was another reason he declared.


THE LIBERTY BOYS' FLUSH TIMES. \ \ "Another reason?" is a trick beast and that the\ whistle was a signal to him." "Yes; didn't you hear somebody whistle J"ust before the Dick shook his bead. mule began bucking?" "No, yer mistook, mister ; J J eboserfat bain't no trick Dick suspected tbat be was in for some trouble, but no mule, an' I didn't whistle." 1 one to have looked at him would have thought be was aware This denial angered Habberton greatly. of the fact that trouble was threatening. He maintained his studied look of innocence. He looked the ignorant country bumpkin to the life. He stepped forward and shook his fist under Dick nose. "You lie, you young scoundrel!" he grated. "That is a trick mule and you gave him tJ1 signal to do what he did; "Come to think of it, I did hear somebody whistle," you needn't deny it, for it won't do any good. And now I acknowledged 'Grimsley. am going to give you the worst thrashing you ever had.'' "0 course you did; you could not have helped it. The Dick looked the fellow straight in the eyes. whistle came from this direction and it is my belief that that young scoundrel there is the person who uttered the whistle." He pointed his finger at Dick as he spoke. "Well, but what does that amount to? What if he did / whistle? Whal bas that got to do with the bucking of the mule?" "Why, dol'l.'t you see?" Grimsley shook his bead. "I ::ian't say that I do." "It's very simple." "Ye kain't do thet, mister," he said, quietly. CHAPTER III. DICK :M:.A.KES IT LIVELY FOR THE REDCO.:l.TS. Habberton stared at the youth in blank amazement, while the spectators laughed. The redcoat could hardly believe that he had heard "Explain." aright. "All right, I'll do so; to my mind, that mule has been Surely the ignorant country booby could not think that trained to do certain tricks. Bucking is one of those tr he would have any chance with him in a fight! and the signal for him to do the bucking is undoubtedly a The idea was absurd. shrjll whistle." Grimsley looked surprised. "Oh, say, you don't really think that, do you?" he ex-. claimed. "What is that you say?" half gasped Habberton. "W'y, thet ye kain't thrash me, mister!" Dick was perfectly cool and calm The redcoat burst into a laugh. "I certainly do." "Of all the impudence!" he cried. "Well, young fello .w, "And you think this young fellow played a trick on 1 must say -that you go ahead of anything I ever ran across." you?" "I am sure of it." Grimsley turned toward Dick. The youth still pi:eserved his innocent look. '!'here was a far-away, vacant expression in his eyes as though he were thinking of nothing in particular and had no interest in what was going on. "Say, young fellow," remarked Grimsley,. eyeing Dick severely, "did you hear what my comrade said?" "Yas, I heerd et," replied Dick, phlegmatically. He did not seem the least excited or worried. "Well, did you give utterance to that whistle?" Dick thought it no sin to lie to his enemies, so he shook his head. "No, I didn't whistle," he replied. "Well, the whistle sounded mighty close to us," Grims ley said, "and I am more than half inclined to think my friend here is right about the whole matter-that the mule "ls tbet so?" "Is that so! Well, I should say it is so. W11Y, you don't know any more about fighting than one of the pigs running around on your father's farm." "Oh, is thet so?" "Of course it's so. And I will very quickly prove it to you, too!" The redcoat's tone was very threatening, and he made a move as though about to attack the youth. Dick made a gesture to restrain Habberton. "Hol' on he said. "Well, what do you want?" "I wanter talk ter ye a minnet afore this heer ruapus begins." "Well, say what you have to say, and say it for I am eager to get even with you for the trick you played on myself and comrades with your blamed old trick mulii!" Dick could hardly help smiling as the rell1ernbrance of


THE LIBERTY BOYS' FLUSH TIMES. ihe of the redcoats being thrown by the mule came and throw himself and companions; the desire for revenge back to him. :o get even was strong within him, and he made up his The crowd snickered. mind to give the youth a good thrashing. "Whut I wanted ter ax ye wuz this," said Dick: "Ef I giv' ye er good thrashin', kin I take J ehoserfat an' go, without bein' bothered enny more by you fellers?" r "If you thrash me! Why, you young idiot, you couldn't do that in a hundred years!" "I'll look out fur myself, mister," said Dick; "an' I'd advise ye ter look out fur yerself, too!" The redcoat laughed scornfully, and, stepping forward, struck out at the face of the youth. He struck with all his force. "I kin do et in less than er hunderd seckonds !" He had no doubt, when he started the blow, that he Dick's air and tone were so bold and confident that the would land it on the mark aimed at-the face. of the crowd was amazed. youth. So was Habberton. .He was treated to a surprise, however. But he was angry as well. The seemingly listless country youth suddenly sprang He did not fancy having the supposed country youth int'o life. talk to him in this manner. With his left hand Dick brushed the redcoat's arm aside, "Look out for yourself, Country!" he cried. "I'm going causing the man to turn partially around so that his right to go for you now, and I'll tan your hide for you in the side was toward him. latest and most approved fashion, too!" Then, quick as a flash of lightning, out shot the youth's "Hol' on!" again cried Dick, waving the redcoat back. fist. ''Gimme thet prom mus, furst." "What promise?" "W'y, thet ef I lick ye I'm ter be let take my mule an' go on my way without bein' pestered enny more by you fellers." "So far as I am concerned you are at liberty to do soif you whip me," said Habberton; "the promise will amount to nothing, so we might as well give it." "Ye'll see whut ye'll see!" said Dick. "Bah! We'll give the promise, eh, boys?" to the other redcoats. "Oh, yes!" "Of course!" "To be sure!" Such were the replies from Habberton's comrades. "And we'll see that tl\ey keep the promise, young felCrack! The fist landed fair on the side of the redcoat's jaw. Habberion went reeling backward, and then suddenly lost his balance and sat dowp. very ungracefully. Dick's foot had slipped just he delivered the blow, or the redcoat would have gone down like a log. As it was, he was somewhat shaken up-and so surprised that he hardly knew what had happened. The crowd was as surprised as was Habberton himself. The spectators stared in open-mouthed amazement. They fairly gasped, so great was their wonder. "Great Jupiter cried one. "Who would have thought it !" "I wouldn't!" from another. "It beats anything I ever saw!" from a third, Dick stepped back the instant he delivered the blow, low!" from the crowd. "If you thrash your man you and folding his arms, looked down upon the fallen man. shan't be molested "Well, whut d'ye think erbout et now?" he inquired, as "All right; I reckon I'll hev ter giv' 'im er good lickin', the other looked up at him and blinked, wonderingly. then," said Dick, quietly. The lips of tbe redcoat curled in scorn. "I'll knock you senseless with one blow!" he cried. "I don't think ye will, mister!" retorted Dick. "Thar hez be'n some mighty good men tried ter do thet, an' couldn't." s "Bah! I don't believe it. Look out for yourself!" Habberton thought he had such an easy thing of it that [' he felt almost ashamed to athtck the youth. d He would not have thought of doing so but for the fact that he felt sure Dick and the muleunderstood each other, and that the youth had given the mule the signal to buck A curse escaped the lips of the redcoat. "You young scoundrel, you can't do that again!" he cried. "It was an accident." "Oh, yes, uv course et wuz !" retorted Dick. "An' I guess thet thar'll be some more accidents happen aroun' heer purty soon ef ye'll on'y git up an' giv' me er chanst at ye!" The crowd snickered at this. They rather liked the cool and calm country youth. Even those among the spectators who were redcoats did not express any dissatisfaction or disapproval. Probably they thought that if their comrade could not


THE LIBERTY BOYS' FLUSH TIMES. thrash the supposed country youth, he deserved to thrashed himself. Dick was so quick and active and was withal so expert a. boxer that the other could not do more than hit him an The words of Dick angered Habberton terribly. occasional glancing blow, which, of course, did scarcely The fact that he had been knocked down by the youth ll'IlY damage. in the presence of this crowd was bad enough, since he would never hear the last of it from his comrades; but to have the youth talk in this fashion was simply unbear able. Habberton leaped to his feet. "My foot slipped, or he would not have done that," he said, looking around in a defiant manner, as much as to say, "Dispute that, if you dare!" "My fut slipped, too," remarked Dick, calmly; "ef et hedn't, ye'd 'a' gone down a heap sight harder nor whut ye did, mister." With a snarl of rage, the redcoat leaped forward. He did not depend on simply striking one blow, this time. Instead, he fairly showered the blows upon the youth. He was determined to give the youth no chance to avoid being hit this time. To the surprise of all-and to none more than to Habberton-the seeming country youth was suddenly trans formed into an expert boxer. He ducked, dodged and evaded many of the b1ows, par ried others and altogether was successful in preventing his opponent from doing him much injury. The few blows that Habberton did succeed in landing were glancing ones and did not hurt. It was such a surprising exhibition on Dick's part that the crowd could not help expressing its admiration. "Say, the boy's all right, isn't he?" "He certainly is." "Jove I believe he'll make his words good." "It doesn't look as if the other fellow were going to be able to hurt him much." "You're right about that, for sure I" Habberton was rendered doubly angry by the remarks of the spectators. It was very galling to him. The fact that he could not land a telling blow on his nimble-footed antagonist, rattled him, too. He redoubled his exertions. Dick made no attempt to return the blows. He was content to work on the defensive. He was sure that the opportunity to get back at his adversary would soon come. He could wait. Presently the opportunity came Habberton, exhausted by his efforts, paused in the at tack. His fists seemed to weigh a ton, and he let them drop at his side. Fatal mistake. Dick took a quick step forward. Out shot his right arm. He had measured the distance carefully with his eye, and the fist struck the redcoat between the eyes, with a crack that could be heard a block. Dick had put all his force into the blow, and the result proved that the force was considerable. Down went the redcoat as if he had been struck with a sledgehammer, his body striking the ground with a thud. A long-drawn-out "Ah-h-h-h-h !" escaped the crowd. The spectators were amazed. "Great Jupiter, what a lick!" "That was a crack second only to the crack of doom!" "A kick from that mule yonder couldn't have done more execution." "I'll wager the redcoat thinks h e' s bee n s truck by light ning." This from one of the citizens, of course. "I judge he is viewing more star s than he eve r saw before in his life," grinned another. This was probably the case Habberton lay fiat on his back, staring up at the sky in a bewildered sort of way. The shock of the blow and the jar of the fall had seemingly dazed Dick, after delivering the blow, had stepped back and He struck out more wildly, fiercely and rapidly than now stood, with folded arms, looking calmly down upon ever. He hoped to be able to land a blow, presently, and if he succeeded he was sure that the fight would be brought to an abrupt termination. He did not believe the supposed country youth could stand more than one good, hard blow. But landing that blow was the difficulty. the fallen foe. spectators gazed upon him, admiringly : Here. was the most wonderful country youth that they had ever seen, they said to themselves. Before the affair had commenced, they, like Habberton himself had supposed that the redcoat would have no trouble at all in quickly disposing of the youth.


THE LIBERTY BOYS' FLUSH TIMES. Now it looked as if the shoe were going to___be on the other foot. Habberton was down and seemed unable to get up again. The country youth on the other band had not been injured at all. It was very surprising, indeed. Naturally, all watched eagerly for the redcoat to regain his feet and resume the contest. Habberi.on lay there for at least a minute. Then he suddenly rose to a sitting posture. He lifted his hand and rubbed the spot where Dick's knuckles had struck. He gazed about him in a bewildered way. "How do you feel?" "Does your head ache?" "No; and you'll soon find it out, too!" "Say, ef ye c'u'd fight ez well ez ye kin talk, I guess ye'd be able ter lick me, all right, mister," grinned Dick. The crowd laughed. This struck them as being a pretty good saying to come from a supposed ignorant country youth. It rendered Habberton well nigh furious. He gave utterance to a snarl of rage. Then he leaped forward with the ferocity of a tiger. CHAPTER IV. A. WONDERFUL COUNTRY YOUTH. "How do you like it, anyway, as far as you have gone?" "I'll show you that I can fight as well as I can talk!" "What do you think of the country youth, now?" he cried, and then he attempted to close with the youth. "You bad better get some of your comrades to help you." He bad come to the conclusion that the youth, green "The young fellow said he'd thrash you, and, by jove, I as he looked to be, was too much for him in a fisticuff believe he's going to do it!" match, and his intention now was to come to close quartSuch were a few of the exclamations indulged in by the ers, when he thought that his superior strength would crowd. give him a big advantage, and he would be able to do as Habberton seemed scarcely to understand what they he pleased with his opponent. meant. There was a puzzled look on his face. his eyes fell upon Dick, however, and it all came back to him like a flash. He l'emembered that he had started in to thrash this young fellow, and that so far he had gotten much the worst of it. He was game, however. He was not ready to give up yet. This was satisfactory to Dick. He could have avoided the other had he desired. to do so, but he had faith that he would be able to handle the redcoat without much trouble, so he allowed the fellow to come to close quarters. "If I succeed in getting my favorite hold, I think I shall be able to surprise him and the crowd, somewhat!" the youth thought. Dick was quick-eyed and quick-motioned. He was considerably shaken up, but all the fight had He dodged and twisted to one side, as the other came not been taken out of him. on, and in a twinkling, and in a most dexterous manner He would yet administer a sound thrashing to the succeeded in getting the bold be desired. country booby. Habberton seized Dick at the same instant, but he bad That is what Habbertqn told himself, as, with a growl not secured a very good hold, and the advantage, other of rage, he scrambled to his feet. things being equal, was with the youth. "I'll fix you for this, you young scoundrel!" he cried, as he rost> to a standing posture. "I can thrash two such fellows as you." "Wouldn't et be better ef ye'd prove thet ye kin whip one, afore ye begin ter talk erbout whippin' two, mister?" l asked Dick, calmly. "I can do it; I can thrash you easily enough, and I'm going to do it, too. You needn't think that because you have succeeded in getting in a couple of blows on me that 'l'here was no trouble in regard to this part of it. Dick was stronger than the redcoat. He soon discovered this, a tug or two in opposition being all that was necessary to prove it to him, and he at once proceeded to put his plan into execution. He began a series of manreuvres which ended by his suddenly grasping the redcoat by the coat-collar and band and li.ftiug him off the ground. Up in the air went the redcoat's heels, and describing a you are going to be able to triumph over me, for you are circle; then down uppn his back went the owner of the u not!" feet, and on top of him was Dick, the youth adding his "Oh. hain't I?" weight so as to make the fall as severe as possible.


r-===.o ======== 1 There was a crash and a grunt as the redcoat struck the He had never, in all his life, received such a stroke, ground, followed by a cheer from the citizen members of and the first thought that struck him was that the blow the crowd. would be the death of him. "Hurrah for the boy!" He felt as if his heart-strings had been burst asunder. "He's all right!" His heart was fluttering wildly, like an imprisoned bird, "He certainly is." and was not performing its accustomed functions; indeed, "He is too much for the man." the redcoat was afraid it was all up with him. "He's a wrestler as well as a fighter." He gurgled and gasped, .and looked so distressed that "That's right; Jove, but he must be strong!" the spectators refrained from making remarks that might Such were the exclamations from the crowd. hurt the man's feelings. As for Dick, he at once leaped lightly to his feet. They felt that he had trouble enough for the time being. He stepped back and again folded his arms. They could not help making a few remarks regarding tl All looked wonderingly at him, and then turned their wonderful blow which the youth had struck, however. attention to Habberton. The wind had about all been j atred and crushed out of his body by the shock of the fall and by Dick's weight on top of him, and the redcoat was unable to rise He could only lie there and gasp for breath. "Why don't you get up?" asked one of the spectators. "Did anybody ever see the like of that!" said one. "I never did!" from another. "The boy is the hardest hitter I ever saw!" from a third. "Jove young fellow,,. aren't you afraid you have killed him?" queried a fourth. "Oh, no; I don't think so, mister," replied Dick. "He'll "Why are you lying there?" from another. be all right in er minpet." "I thought yo.u said you could thrash the boy easily Some of the spectators shook their heads as if to say ehough !" they doubted this statement. "He can't do it; and the best thing he can do is to give It turned out as Dick had said it would, however. it up as a bad job." 'l'he deathly pallor which had come over the i'edcoafs Habberton heard the remarks, and they were gall and face as soon as he fell to the ground gave way io a more wormwood to him, but he could not reply to them, even life-like hue as the heart got to work again and pumped had he wished to do so; his wind was too short. some blood to the head, and a long, quavering sigh es Presently he got his breath, and rose slowly to his feet. caped the stricken man's lips as he caught his breath onc e He did not say a word, but there was the look of a fiend .. in his eyes. Dick was watching the fellow closely, and noted this fact. "He is going to go for me now, red-hot!" thought the youth. "I shall have to look out for him." Dick was right. The redcoat straightened up, slowly, and the instant he reached the perpendicular, he leaped forward. He bad thought to take the youth unawares. But he made a mistake. Dick was watching him closely, and was ready for him. As Habberton came forward, out shot the youth's right fist. It took the redcoat fair between the eyes, straighten ing him up. Then out shot the youth's left fist. more "He' s all right now," said Dick, coolly. A couple of the comrades of the man now stepped fo:r ward and knelt beside him. "Can you get up now, Ilabberton ?" they asked. "How do you feel, anyway?" "Oh, as though a cavalry horse or a mule had kicked me!" groaned the redcoat. "Are you in much pain?" The redcoat placed his band over his heart and made a grimace "'rhere is pain there," he said. "Great Jove, fello would you have thought any one could strike such a blow with the naked fist?" The others shook their beads. It was evident that they would not have thought it pos It struck Habberton in the chest, right over the heart. sible, had they not seen it with their own eyes. It was a terrible stroke, and it took the man off his feet and deposited him on his back on the ground with as much celerity as tl!ough a cannon-ball had struck him And for the moment Habberton almost imagined that something of the kind had happened. With their assistance the man managed to rise to a sitting posture, all the people near at hand craning theii necks to get a look at the fellow. He was not a pleasant sight, to tell the truth. Dick had landed two severe blows fair between Rab-


_. THE LIBERTY BOYS' FLUSH TIMES. berton's eyes, and the flesh around them was fast becom ing swollen and discolored. "Oh, say, fellows," half groaned Habberton, "if I live I shall square the account with the young scoundrel who. "Ye're safe enufl' in talkin' thet way, becos uv ther fact thet ye ain't able ter stan' erlone; thet keeps me frum smashin' ye in their face." "Bah I don't want to hear any more of your talk. is responsible for this! I'll kill him, as sure as my name Boys; help me away from here." is Habberton !" The two did as diiected, and with Hal)berton between "Sh warned one of the redcoats; "don't make any threats." "But I will!" angrily. "I'll kill the dog, and I don't care them, away down the street. He was somewhat weak yet, but with their assistance was able to walk fairly well. who hears me say so, either!" Dick now turned to Grimsley and his two comrades The spectators looked at Dick to see how he would take who had remained behind. this. They were impressed by his looks. He did not seem the least bit excited or worried; indeed, he grinned slightly. "He don't know any better," thought some of the spec tators; ''he thinks that because he has overcome the man a personal encounter, where strength and agility are all in all, that he can do the same in a combat with weap ons; but he will find his mistake. Fighting with sword or pistol is the redcoat's trade, while boy can know nothing about handling either." It was natural they should think thus, of course, as they had no means< of knowing that the youth standing "Et's yer time ter take er ride now," he said; "shall I go an' bring J ehoserfat here?" The redcoat shook his head and made a gesture of dis sent. "My young friend, you will have to excuse us, really," he said, with elaborate politeness. "Now that we have had a chance to see what that mule is capable of, we are forced to decline your kind invitation. Come to think of it, I don't believe I really want a mule ride, anyway; how is it with you boys?" to his comrades. "It's the same with me," replied one. "I was much for horseback riding, anyway/' tb.e other. I before them was a veteran soldier, and as brave, expert This amused the crowd--or rather that portion of it and dangerous a man with any and all kinds of weapons that was near enough to hear what was said. as could have been found in all New York. Dick himself could hardly keep from laughing. The two redcoats assisted their comrade to rise to his feet. "All right, misters," he said; "jes' ez ye say. Ef ye want ter ride, I'll go an' git J ehoserfat; but ef ye He was not fully in command of himself as yet, his don't--" legs were weak, and trembled so that he could hardly stand. "No, you needn't trouble yourself, young man; thank As soon as he was on his feet, however, he turned toyou, kindly, but we really prefer to walk!" this from ward Dick. Grimsley. "You young scoundrel!" he hissed. "You have triumph fl over me-for the time being. Later I shall make it my especial business to look you up and settle. with you-and that I will settle with you in full you need not for one moment doubt. I will make you wish you had never been born!" ''All right,'' said Dick; "jes' ez ye say. An' now ef Yf:. hev no objections, I'll git my mule an' go on erb"out my bizness." "All right, we have no objections." "Glad ter hear et; an' now, misters, jes' er word erbout thet frien' uv yorun; I don't bE!ar him no malice, an1 ef he lets me erlone, I'll let him erlone. But I gives ye "I ain't skeered, mister," said Dick, calmly. "I guess ye air jes' a-talkin' ter heer yerself, hain't ye?" fair warnin' thet ef he tries ter pester me, I'll hurt him, "You will an' hurt him bad; ef ye like him, ye hed better do all ye "You'll find out that I am not!" fiercely. learn later on that I mean every word I say!" "Oh, is thet so?" kin ter git him out uv ther notion uv tryin' ter hev revenge on me. I hain't braggin', misters, but jes' simply ''Yes, that is so; and if you are notafraid, it's because mean whut I say." you haven't sense enough to be." As he ceased speaking, Dick turned and walked to where "Mebby thet's so, mister, but I doubt it; I ruther think J ehosaphat stood with head down and ears drooped-a I've got sense enufl' ter hol' my own ag'in ye no matter how perfect of lazy innocence-and mounting, rode ye come at me." slowly down the street, followed by the wondering gaze of "Bali you're a fool I" the crowd.


THE LIBERTY BOYS' FLUSH TIMES. One of the spectators certainly voiced the sentiment of the crowd when he said: 'fhe scrutiny was satisfactory. The girl was plainly dressed, but was very pretty, and "Well, that boy and his mule are the most deceitfulthere was no guile lurking within the frank, blue eyes or looking pair that I ever saw." on the fair face. CHAPTER V. "I'll follor ye, miss," Dick said, in a low tone; "lead on." "Do so in such a way that no one who may see will know you are following me, if you can," the girl said. "All right, I'll do et, miss." DOC IA. The girl walked slowly down Broadway till she came to a cross street, which she turned down, going toward the Dick had scarcely had any idea where he was going Hudson River. when he rode away. Dick follo"-ed, keeping perhaps fifty feet behind. He had entered the city for the purpose of playing theHe wondered what it meant. spy, and had disguised hiIDself as a country boy, and, mounting !he big, white army mule, had ridden from White Plains to New York City. Now that he was in the ciiy, he wished to get the mule out of the way for a while, and he had been on the look out for a livery stable when the redcoats accosted him. He kept his eyes open now, and presently espied a sign Of course, he could not guess. ''I'll have !o wait till we get where the girl can talk," the youth thought, "then I will soon find out." Dick noted the fact that the girl cast frequent glances behind her, and wondered thereat. "Looks as though she thought we might be followed," he thought. of a livery stable, down a side street a ways. So he stole occasienal glances 1>ehind, but saw nothing "That will do, I guess," he thought; "I'll just go down to indicate that any one was following them. there and leave J ehosaphat, and then I can look around city without being handicapped." The youth guided the mule down the side street and paused in front of the stable. "Kin I leave my mule heer fur erwhile, mister?" he asked of a man who sat in front of the stable. "Yes, if you pay for doing so," was the reply. "I guess everything is all right,v the youth said to himself. 'rhe girl went a block in this direction, and then turned to the right. She led the way to about the middle of the third block, and then she paused and waited till Dick stood beside her. "Come," the girl whispered, with a nervous glance back "Oh, I'll pay!" and then the youth dismounted, and up the street; "we will go in here." after asking the amount, paid for one day's board for the Dick glanced up and saw that they stood in front of mule, in advance. "Take good keer uv thet animal," said Dick, as he turn ed away. "Oh, we will," was the reply, with a sarcastic laugh. "We'll take the best of care of him, never fear." "All right." Dick walked back up: to Broadway and turned south ward toward Bow ling Gi:een. He had gone but a short distance when he was addressed by a girl of perhaps sixteen years. "Please, sir, follow me, for I have something of great importance to tell you!" the girl said, in a low, cautious tone. Dick was surprised, but did not show it. He did not start or betray by hi&> actions that the girl had aqdressed him. "Who and what is she, I wonder?" he thought, as he gave the girl a quick, searching scrutiny an old, two-story house, which stood back from the walk perhaps ten feet. For an instant the thought that he might be walking into a trap entered Dick's mind, but a look into the clear, innocent eyes of the girl dispelled this suspicion, and Dick was ready to follow her. The girl stepped to the door and rapped on it, Dick keeping by her -side. There was a delay of a few moments, and then the door was opened. 'l'he person who stood there was a "oman. She was perhaps forty-five years of age, and a well preserved woman; it was evident that she had once been very beautiful, and as Dick glanced at his companion, he noted a resemblance between the woman and the girl. "Mother and daughter," he thought. She regarded Dick with a look of surprise. Then she looked inquiringly at the girl.


' "What does this mean, Docia ?" she asked. "Who is is young gentleman?" "Let us come in, mother, and I will tell you all about ," the girl replied; "don't keep us standing here!" and e glanced apprehensively up the street. The woman looked surprised She stepped aside, however. "Come in," she invited. The two entered, and the girl closed the door and locked it. "Why did you lock the door, Docia ?" asked the woman, ln surprise. Dick, too, looked inquiringly at the girl. He was not so surprised as the woman was, however, for he bad gotten the idea into his head that the girl feared they had been followed. "I'll explain all in a moment, mother; come into the itting-room," was the girl's reply. She led the way, and Dick and the woman followed. They were soon in a good-sized, fairly well-furnished The girl motioned to a chair. "Take a seat, sir," she said. Dick seated himself. The girl and the woman also took seats. Dick bad removed his hat the moment he entered the house, and now the girl turned a scrutinizing gaze upon m. Although the youth was roughly dressed, Dick's face was just as handsome as ever, and the girl seemed satis fied with her inspection. "Now, Docia, what does this mean?" asked the woman, ln a slightly impatient tone. "Yes, miss, ef ye'll explain, I shall consider et er favor," Dick. "I will do so at once," the girl declared; "but, first, I ivill say that I was up on the street a while ago and was a ivitness to your encounter with the. British soldier, and verything." "Is thet so?" remarked Dick, with a smile. "Did ye see lier mule throw them redcoats?" 'The girl smiled. "Yes, I saw it; and was it you who whistled, sure enough, 3 the accused?" Dick nodded. "Yes, et wuz me," he admitted; "ye don't blame me fur layin' er trick on 'em, d'ye ?" The girl shook her head. .1.V so pleased in my life as when I saw the three piled up oTu the ground." "What in the world are you two talking about?" the woman asked. "I'll tell you all about it, mother," replied the girl, and then she went ahead and told her mother the story of Dick's encounter with the redcoats. The woman had to laugh when told about the redcoats. trying to ride the mule and getting thrown. She was somewhat surprised when told that Dick had given the redcoat a thorough thrashing, afterward. "I wouldn"t have believed that possible," she said, won deringly; "why, you are only a boy, and the soldier was a man, and those British soldiers are such terrible f "This one wasn't such a terrible fellow," smiled Dick; ''at any rate, I had not much in handling him." "Indeed you didn't!" the girl agreed. "But now to tell you why I have had you come here." "I shall be glad to listen," said Dick. "Very well. As I have already told you, I was in the crowd which witnessed the affair up on the street a 'w.8.ileago." "Yes." ''Well, as I stood there, I heard men talking about theaffair, and it was the general opinion that it was wonderful that a boy like you should succeed in getting the better of a man like the redcoat." "I s'pose et did seem kind uv funny," assented Dick. "Yes; and there were three men who stood rioht 0 close to me_. who seemed to think they understood the rnatter.'' Dick looked interested. "Indeed?" he remarked. "Ex:lctly; I heard them say that there were very few youths who could have done what you did, and, further, I heard them call your nam e.'' Dick started. "You did?" he exclaimed. The girl nodded. "Yes; they said that you were disguised a s a country youth, but that they knew you, just the same." "Ah! Who did they say I was?" "They said your name was Dick Slate:r, and that you were the famous rebel spy!" The woman uttered an exclamation, and looked at Dick,. questioningly, as much as to ask if l this were really true. Dick was uot very much surprised by the girl's words; he had expected something of the kind 1 from the :first. "So they said I was the rebel spy, Dick Slater, did "No, I do not," was the decided reply; "I was never they?" he asked.


'l'li.l!J ....... --. _r "Yes; and-are you? Is it really true?" so much about you, have heard such wonderful stories The girl's tone was eager, excited. your doings both on the battlefield and as a spy wit Dick looked from the girl to the woman. the lines of the British, that even if only one-half of A quiet smile was on his face. was true you cannot possibly be given more credit th "And if it is true, what then?" he asked, again turning you are entitled to." his eyes on the girl. Again Dick blus_hed slightly, and laughed. "Why, then you are in deadly danger so long as you stay in New York!" was the earnest reply. "Then the men who recognized me were enemies?" he remarked. "Yes, indeed. They will do you injury if they can." "You will make me vain, I am afraid, if you keep talking like that, Miss Docia," he said. 'rhe girl laughed. "I guess there is no danger of that," she said, co dently; "there is no room for vanity in so brave .. l "Did you hear them say what they intended trying t0 as you have proven yourself possessed of." do?" "Worse and worse!" Dick laughed. "Madam," tur "I heard them say that they would keep watch on you to the girl's mother, "can you not make her quit?" and wait for a chance to capture you." The woman smiled. "Ah To capture me, eh?" ''Yes; they said there was a reward of five hundred po.,unds offered for you, and they intend to try to capture you so as to get the reward." "I see; then they were not British soldiers?" "No, they were dressed in citizen's clothes; but they are doubtless on the side of the British." "Undoubtedly; they were Tories, I am confident. But why did you take the trouble to warn me of my danger?" The girl blushed, slightly, but said, bravely: "Because I am a patriot, and wished to be of benefit "I fear not," she replied; "Docia is a good girl, but a will of her own, and I sh.ould be afraid to try to do a thing with her when she talks so earnestly as she has j been doing." The girl laughed. You see, you are powerless to prevent me from say what I like," she said; "but now to return to the subj You are in great danger!" "From those three Tories, eh?" "Yes; they talked as though they meant what they s a _nd I was afraid that they might have followed us. to one who was risking his life for the good of the cause-you notice that I kept a lookout behind us as we ca for I understand that you are here for the purpose of along?" spying on the British."1 "Yes, I noticed'ihat. My experience as a spy has 1 Dick nodded. since taught me to keep a sharp lookout, and I soon "Yes," he replied, quietly and without hesitation; "now derstood that you feared we were being followed. by so that I know I am among friends, I do not mind telling one, and so 1 kept a sort of watch bebind us, also." you that I am here for the purpose of spying on the Brit"And did you see any one who seemed to be follow ish." "And you really are Dick Slater?" The girl's tone was eager, her eyes shining brightly. Dick bowed. "I am Dick Slater," he said, quietly. The girl seized the youth's hand and shook it, warmly. "Oh, I am glad to know you!" she exclaimed. "I have beard HO much about you, and how brave and daring you are, and what wond_erful work for the glorious cause of Liberty you and your 'Liberty Boys' have done. You see, I know what I am talking about!" "You seem to/' smiled Dick, blushing at the praise from the lips of the beautiful girl; "though I judge that you have given myself and comrades greater credit than us?" eagerly Dick shook his head. "No, I did not," he replied; "but still we might hE been followed--" Thump Thump Thump Some one was rapping on the door. Then a loud voice cried: "Open the door or we will break it down!" CHAPTER VI. THE BAFFLED TORIES AND REDOOATS. we are entitled to-that is a failing of your sex, you know." 1 "Is it?" with a smile. "No, I don't know it, and I Startled cries escaped the lips of the girl and I .don't think that in this case I have cione so. We have heard mother.


"Who can it be?" the woman asked. "The men I was telling about!" said the girl. She looked inquiringly at Dick as she spoke, as if to ask what he thought about it. He nodded his head. the door and a moment later stood by Dick's side in the cellar. Dick glanced around him. It was not a large cellar. It was practically bare. "I think you are right," he said; "that is undoubtedlyi There were two or three boxes lying about, but nothing who it is." I so far as Dick could see that would afford concealment to "What will you do?" the girl asked. "Why, I shall go and walk right out." "But there are three of them." "That doesn't matter," with a smile; "if there are not more than three, I am all right." The girl had risen to her fee when the knock sounded on the door, and now as she glanced out of the window, a cry of terror e s caped her. a man. 'l'here were two small windows, one on each side of the cellar, and through these came sufficient light so that objects could be seen with tolerable di s tinctness. It was not very light, however, and Dick was glad o f this, for the reason that should an inquisitive redcoat take a notion to look through eith e r one of the windows he would have difilculty in seeing them. "The yard is full of redcoats!" she exclaimed. "The "I don t see any place to hide down here, Miss Docia," hou s e i s s u rrounde d y ou c annot e s cape and will be capsaid Dick. tured Dick leaped to hi s feet and looked out of the window. "You are right," he said; "the house is surrounded. The._Tories undoubtedly wanted to make a sure thing of it and got help." Dick seemed perf e ctly cool and calm. He was not at all excited. "This way, quick, and I will show you something that will surpri s e you!" said the girl, eagerly. 'l'he girl led the way acro s s the cellar to where a large coal-bin stood. The bin was made out of boards, wa,s about five feet hi g h, six feet wide and t e n feet long. It fitted into the corner of the cellar so that one end Aguin the r a pping was heard at the front door, and and one side were against the ston e waU. again the word s : The bin was empty and the girl led the way into it. "Open the door or we will break it down!" Dick looked about him in wonder and then at the girl "What sh all w e do?" the girl asked, her face a picture in an inquiring manner. of terror. 0 At this instant the sound of trampling feet on the floor Dick was thinking rapidly. above their heads was heard. "Is there no place I can hide?" he asked. The girl stooped down and fumbl e d around for a f e w The woman and the girl studied a few moments. Then the girl suddenly exclaimed: "I have it; come with me." Then she turned to her mother. ( "You go and open the front door, mother," she said; "but be as long about it as you can The woman nodded. "Certainly, Docia," she said. All lhree left the room. The woman made her way along the hall toward the front door while the girl and Dick made their way to and into the kitchen at the rear of the house. At one side of the room the girl opened a door. A flight of steps was revealed that led down into the cellar. "Quick!" cried the girl, motioning to the stairway. Dick passed through the doorway and made his way moments. Then she straight e ned up and pus hed against the side of the bin, and to Dick's amazement, a section of the bin, about two feet wide and four feet high, swung back show ing a dark opening beyond. "Great guns!" exclaimed Dick in amazement. "What is this?" "Quick!" exclaimed the girl, in a low, excited tone. As she spoke, she motioned for Dick to enter; "we have no time to lose. They will be down here in a moment!" Dick realized the truth of this statement and he quickly passed through the opening. He realized that he was in a sort of tunnel. The tunnel was slightly larg e r than the door, being per haps two and a half feet wide by four and a half feet high. The gll-1 followed quickly and pus h e d the door shut b e hind her. down the steps. At the same instant footsteps were heard on the stairs The girl passed through the doorway in her turn, closed leading down into the cellar.


. 1,.6 THE LIBERTY BOYS' FLUSH TIM S L =========================================================================================== The two had gotten out of sight just in the very nick of time. The girl felt around for a moment, with trembling The amazed and puzzled look on the woman's face deep ened. Although frightened and trembling in every limb, the fingers, and found a bolt, which she proceeded to push into woman had splendid moral Jourage and she forced herself place. to appear calm and thus was enabled to act her part. She exercised all the care imaginable, for abe did not "I assure you, you are wrong, sir; no one bas entered this wish to make a noise that would be heard by the Tories house within the last ten minutes." and redcoats. "Oh, waal, I won't be sartin erbout ther exact time,' She succeeded in pushing the bolt into place without grinned the Tory; "et mought hev been fifteen minute making any noise that could have been heard on the other ergo." side of the wall, and drew a breath of relief. The woman shook her head. When Docia's mother made her way to the front door, she was greatly excited and considerably frightened. Her voice trembled perceptibly as she called out when :reaching the door : "No doubt you think you are right," she said, "but you are wrong; no one has entered this house within the last half hour The woman's acting was so good that the men hardly knew what to think. "Who is there, and what do you want?" A bright thought suddenly occurred to the leader, how" Friends," came the reply; "and we want you to open ever. the door!" "They must hev ce>me in without ye knowin' uv et, "Very well, I will open it immediately,'' the woman remarm,'' he said; "uv course, thet wuz et. They're in here plied. Then she began fumbling at the bolt. She purposely made noise enough in doing this so that the men outside would know what she was doing, but at the same time she delayed all she could in opening the door. She was so long at it that the men became impatient and thumped on the door. "Hurry up, there!" they cried. "What are you so slow about?" "The bolt has got struck," the woman replied. "Ah! now I have it!" as she shot the bolt back. Then she opened the door. The three Tories, for this was who it was, as the girl bad suspected, and a number of redcoats stood there. The woman started back in assumed astonishment. "W-what this mean? Who are you and what do you want?" "We want thet young feller tbet came in here with the gal, a leetle while ergo, marm,'' the one who seemed to be the leader of the 'l'ories said, with a leer. "What young fellow? What girl?" The puzzled and amazed look which the woman assumed as she asked these questions was worthy of an actress. It was very well done, indeed, and was well calculated Eumwbur, an' ef ye pleeze, marm, we wanter look fur 'em." "What do you want with them?" "Waal, we don't want both uv 'em, marm; et's ther young feller we're after; he's er rebel spy, an' we wan ter make him er prisoner. He's in here sumwhurs, anl we'll hev ter trubble ye ter let us look fur him.'' "Oh, I have no objections!" the woman declared. "But you will find that you were mistaken in seeing thein entei tbis house, for they are not here." The men shook their heads. "We c'u'dn't hev been mistook, marm," the leader said; "we saw 'em come in beer, ez shore ez ye're alive." "Very well, go ahead and search; I think, however, that when you get through you will find it just as I have said.'' "We'll see, marm; mebby ye're right, but ef ye'll ex cuse me, I must say thet I don't think so." Then the Tories, followed by a number of the soldiers, trooped into the house. They divided up into three parties 'l'he three Tories went down into the cellar, three soldier went upstairs, while the remainder began searching through the rooms on the ground :floor. The woman stationed herself near the head of the stair 1 to deceive any one. leading down into the cellar, and as the Tories made theil 'l'he men, however, shook their heads. way down, she listened, eagerly and anxiously "That won't do, marm,'' the leader said; "we saw ther She knew of the secret hiding place behind the wall oia young feller an' the gal cum in here not more than ten the coal-bin. b minutes ergo." When her daughter exclaimed, "I have it!" and tol d


THE LIBERTY BOYS' FLUSH TIMES. 1 Dick to with her, she had understood at once where i;ir; the persons in question did not enter this house, so it the girl intended to go. will be impossible for you to find them here." She had delayed the redcoats and Tories as much as posThe woman could speak with the utmost confidence now 'sible by talking to them and asking questions. because of the fact that she kne;v nothing would be found She believed that she had succeeded in delaying the men upstairs. long enough so that the two would have plenty of time to The Tories shook their heads. get safely ensconced in the hiding place, but still there was a "Y e'll see," the leader remarked. fear in her mind that they might have been delayed in "So will you," the woman retorted. some way and had not yet succeeded in getting out of A few moments later the redcoats came back downstairs. W h t he T.vnes reached the bottom of the stairs, howThey were empty handed and there was a disgusted look I ver, and had looked around the cellar without uttering any on their faces. exclamations such as they would naturally give utterance to if they had caught sight of their prey, a sigh of relief : escaped the woman's lips. I "They are safe!" she exclaimed to herself. "Oh, I am so glad, for I have taken a great liking to that brave young patriot spy." The Tories were disappointed. "Blazes! 'rhere's nobuddy here," growled the leader. "Thet's right, shore's yer born," said one of his comrades. "Look in them boxes, Jake an' Bill,'' the leader said; "I'll peek inter ther coal-bin-though I don't s'pose they'd be fools enu:fi ter try ter hide in er place like thet." "Didn't ye fin' 'im ?" asked the Tory leader, in surprise. "No; they're not upstairs." 'l'he Tory's underjaw dropped. "Air ye shure ye looked good?" he asked. "Of course; we looked in every niche and corner. Had there been any one up there we would have found them." Just then those who had looked through the rooms on the ground floor put in an appearance. They made the same report They had looked everywhere, but had found no signs to indicate the presence in the house of the persons for whom they were searching. It was a puzzling affair, and although far from satisfied, The two men spoken to made their way to where the boxes and suspecting that they had been tricked in some clever lay, jricked over the smaller ones, peered into a couple of larger ones and announced that there was nobqdy there. "Thar's nobuddy here, either,'' growled the leader, from the depths of the coal-bin. "They must be upstairs some whur." As he spoke, he kicked viciously against the side of the coal-bin. It was indeed lucky for the pair in hiding that Docia had managed to shoot the bolt on the other side of the door, for the Tory's big root landed fairly against the centre of the door. The 'l'ory little thought that the boards not been manner, the Tories and redcoats slowly and reluctantly withdrew from the house and took their departure. The woman watched them closely as they moved away down the street. She was an exceedingly shrewd woman. She suspected that an attempt would be made to keep a close watch on the house in the hopes that the presence of the youth and the girl might be discovered. She closed and bolted the door and then watched the redcoats from the window. She was sure some of the soldiers would be left to keep watch, and in this she was right. She soon discovered that the house was under surveilthere, his foot could easily have touched the form of the lance from all sides. youth be was looking for. Of course, li.e had no suspicion of this, and made his way, grumblingly, out of the coal-bin and led the way upstairs. Docia's mother nodded her head as they entered the kitchen. "Didn't I tell you you wouldn't find any one?" she asked. "They hain't in ther cellar," replied the Tory, "but thet don't prove thet they hain't in ther house; some uv ther boys will fin' 'em upstairs." "They will not; you are entirely mistaken, I assure you, "We shall have to be very careful,'' she said to herself; "the young man will not dare try to leave the house until after dark, and he will be taking his life into his hands in doing so, even then." CHAPTER VIL A. BOLD PJ,,.A.N. Just then she heard a cautious voice call out: "Mother!"


'rHE LlBERTY BOY "Yes, Docia," was the cautious reply, "what is it?" house is under survelllance from every Co "Will it be safe for us to come upstairs now?" here to the window and I will show you the men who The girl was at the foot of the stairs leading up from watching the house." the cellar. "Hadn't we better keep away from the windo "I thinl{ you had better wait a while, Docia," the wornmother?" asked Docia. "They might see us." an replied, after having opened the door leading to the "They wont be able to see you if you keep a little wa cellar stairway. "Why, mother, haven t they gone?" "Yes, but they left men on watch." "They did ?" There was dismay in the tone of the girl's voice. "Yes; they suspect that they have been tricked in some back from the window." The three approached the window, but paused a li .way from it and then Dick and the girl looked in the dir tion indicated by Mrs. Morrison. They easily discerned two of the men who had be left on guard. way and have set a guard over the house in the hope that '"rhere are two more on the other side of the hous they may be e nabled to catch the young man as he goes the woman said. away." "That is dreadful!" "So it is, but it can't be helped." "What shall we do?" "The only thing possible to do is to wait. When it has become dark, perhaps Mr. Slater may be able to get away "I see," remarked Dick; "they suspect that some ki of a trick has been played on them and are not satis:fi to give it up. They think to catch me yet." "That is evidently the case," agreed Mrs. Morrison. "Yes," s aid Docia, "and you must not think of leavi the house until after dark." in safety." "I do not think my s elf that it would be safe> sa "I hope so. Well, I will go and tell him how matters Dick. stand." "No, indeed," agreed Mrs. Morrison; "you are entire "There's no need, I heard what your mother said, Miss welcome to s tay here as long as you like." Docia," said Dick, as he stepped forth from the coal-bin "There is only one thing that bothers me," she adde and walked across toward where the girl stood. 11fter a moment. "Isn't it dreadful!" the girl said. "Those terrible men "What is that, mother?" seem determined to capture you." "Why; you see it is this way, Mr. Slater," turniI "They'll have har9work doing it," said Dick, smilingtoward "we are poor people, Docia and I, and 1 ly. "We have a hiding place here that is an absolutely safe alone in the world. My husband died three years ago ru as I had to do something to earn a living, I rented tl "True; you'll be safe as long as you stay here; but I house and went to keeping boarders and lodgers; th judge you will hardly wish to stay here long." will begin coming in from their work at about half-pa "As to that, I might wish to stay," said Dick, gallantly; six, and while I do not know that ant of them would i "but I must not do so. I have work to do, and with me so, yet it might be possible that some one of them wou it is duty first:" "Which is right, of course," said Docia, blushing slight ly, fer she understood Dick s speech to be a compliment. Letray your here to your enemies." "Ah, I understand," said Dick, "for all you know, sor of them may be Torie11, men who would be glad to assi "I guess it will be safe enough for us to go upstairs, in causing me to be captured." won't it?" asked Dick. "That is it exactly, Mr. Slater." "I guess so; if we are careful to keep away from the windows." "Very well, let's go "?-pstairs." They did so. Mrs. Morrison-for that was the name of Docia's mother --congratulated Dick upon his escape, and then gave the "Well, we can fix that easily enough," said Dick; about six o'clock I'll go back down in the cellar and th need not know of my presence here." Mrs. Morrison nodded, approvingly. "That will be best, I think," she declared. "That will be too bad, your having to stay down in t details of the Tories' and redcoats' unsuccessful search, old, dreary cellar," said Docia. and their disappointment at not finding Dick. "Oh, that will be nothing at all," laughed Dick; "I ha "They are not satisfied yet," she said, in conclusion; spent many long hours in much more dreary and 11 "they left men on guard when they went away, and the pleasant places than your cellar."


li_f'j ]AliElCl' '.l. BU P U: H 'l'IMES. "I'll got you a bi to to oat oad y," oaid Mm. Monison ; I "How oan I do it, Dooia ?" Mkod J acl<. "you can have your supper eaten by six o'clock, and will "Will you do it if I tell you how?" eagerly. then be able to get down into the cellar and out of the "Of course I will; how can I help him to escape?" wayb e.fore any of my boarders put in an appearance." "That will do, nicely." This was done. Mrs. Morrison fixed up a nice supper for Dick, and had it ready for him by a quarter to six o'clock. Dick ate heartily, but was through by six. "Why, by letting him have one of your suits to wear, Jack; in the darkness, they will mistake him for you going back to your work and will let him pass unques tioned." "'l'rue, I believe that will work," agreed the youth; "but what will my employers think when I don't come back to Th e n he made his way back down into the cellar, and my work i''' ci .,\ seat on a box, made himself as comfortable as "You can tell them to-morrow that you were suddenly possible. taken sick and were not able to return to work." ,, The first one of Mrs. Morrison's boarders to arrive was "True, I could do that; but why can't I wait until Dick a young clerk who worked in a drygoods store up on has had time to get safely past the men who are watching Broadway. He was perhaps nineteen years old, a well-built, good looking, bright-appearing fellow. the house and then coolly go back to my work as usual?" "For the reason that Dick s enemies would at once know rhat a trick had been played on them. They would know His name was Jack Wilson and be was very much in that the first one was Dick Slater, and woul(). be after love with Docia. him again in a hurry. If you stay here and do not return 'l'he girl, while not sue that she loved Jack, liked him to your work at all tonight, the redcoats will be deceived very much, indeed, and the instant he appeared a thought and Dick will have plenty of time to get away." litruck her. "True," agreed .Tack; "I'Jl stay." Why could not Dick Slater dress himself in a suit of To tell the truth, Jack was not averse to spending the ,Jack's clothing and thus disguised get past the guards who evening there, and he made up his mind that he would were watching the house? "They wiU go more on clothing than anything else," the girl reasoned; "they will be on the lookout for the suit enjoy Docia's society, at least a portion of the time. "Good exclaimed Docia. "Come with me, Jack, and I will make you acquainted with Dick Slater, of whom you of blue homespun, the old, slouch hat and the rough, cow-have heard so much.,,. I hide shoes; now, Jack dresses rather nicely, and with one She led the way down into the celJar, Jack following. of his suits on, with a nice hat and light shoes, Dick could They found Dick seated upon a box, taking things as walk paRt those men unchallenged, I am sure. I'll speak eusy as the circumstances would permit, to muther about it." Dick was surprised to see Docia come down into the "Hello, what does this mean, Mrs. Morrison?" asked cellar in company with a strange young man, but his sur Jack, a surprised look on his face. "The house is almost prise quickly gave way to pleasure when the girl introsurroundcd by a cordon of redcoats." duced Jack to him, and eagerly explained in detail the "Te11 him, mother," said Docia. plan which 'they had formed to aid him to escape. "As I happen to ]mow that you are a patriot, I will "That is a splendid scheme!" he exclaimed. "And I do J ac:k," Mrs. Morrison said. thank you very much, both of you, for what you propose And then she went ahead and told the young man the doing for me; I shall not forget it, I assute you, and if i 1"" <.iiory 0 Dick Slater's presence in the house, how the chance ever comes in my way to do either of you a he came there and all about it. good turn, you may be sure that I will do it." Jack become gr e atly excited at once. "That is all right," said Jack, heartily; "don't speak "Jove! I want to see Dick Slater and make his acof it. We are only too to be of assistance to you." quaintauce !" he exclaimed, eagerly. "I have beard a great many stories of bis wonderful doings, and I shall be tickled to death to meet him." "And, oh, Jack," cried Docia, "you can help him to escape, if you will!" Jack looked surprised. So did Docia's mother. Dick eyed Jack's form, critically. "We're just about of a size," be said; "a suit of your clothes will just about fit me, and I have not the least doubt but that I shall be able to make my escape." "I hope you may succeed in doing so," said Jack. "And so do I hope so," from Docia. It was finally arranged that as soon as J Ii.Ck had eaten


1 f::::==============================:;::::========================================================== bis supper he would bring a suit of his clothes down into the cellar and then Dick would make the ?hange and be ready to make the attempt to escape as soon as it became Mrs. Morri'.son and Docia were in the kitchen and Dick' took advantage of the opportunity to thank both for wbat4 they bad done for him. He also thanked Jack, and then shaking hands with all This having been arranged, Jack and Docia went back three, took his leave, followed by the heartiest good wishes upstairs. from his short-time friends. "';['hat is a fine young fellow," thought Dick; "he is A few moments later Dick opened the front door, passed evidently head over ears in love with Docia, and I think through, closed the door behind him, with a slam, and then she cares a great deal hr him. Well, they have my best 1 s tepping out upon the sidewa lk, walked boldly up street. wishes, for they are a couple of as fine young people as I ever ran across." Perhaps three-quarters of an hour passed and then ack Wilson put in an appearance. He had brought a full suit, including hat and shoes, and Die.Ii at once doffed his suit of blue homespun and donned the suit which Jack bad brought. It fitted him splendidly. CHAPTER VIII. A W AGOK LOAD OF GOLD. Dick had his eyes wide open, as may be supposed. Coat, waistcoat, pants, shoes and hat, all were the corHe saw the Tories and redcoats the instant he was ou rect size ai:id fitted DiCk as well as though they had been upon the street. made for him. "Well, well, those are all right, and no mistake," sai d Dick; "I fancy they change my looks quite a little, too, do they not?" "They certainly do. Jove! you don't look like the same fellow." "I'm glad to hear you say that; in fhat case, I do not ihink I will have much difficulty in getting safely past the men who are standing guard over the house." "Oh, I'm sure you'll make it all right; I certainly hope tlO." "And so do 1. But how is it, dark outside yet?" "Not quite as dark as it will be." "You would advise me to wait a while longer, then?" "Yes; about half an hour, anyway." "All right, I will wait." They were stationed in such a manner that no one could pass along the street without having to pass close to som one or more of them. Dick walked rapidly and boldly along. As be approached the men, he got himself in readines for an encouuter, should they discover who he was. "I'll give them the liveliest kind of a fight if. the try to stop me!" the youth thought, grimly. There were street-lamps, but as they were oil-lamps and smoky, they did not give a great deal of light. 'l'his made it easier to deceive the redcoats. They cou ld not ee Dick's face at all plainly, and th fact that the youth did not have on a blue homespun suit au old, slouch hat and heavy, cowhide shoes, threw the vff the track. They thought that in Dick they recognized the youn The youths sat there and conversed for quite a while, and fellow who had entered the house an hour or so before then Dfok asked: and they let him pass without question. "Don't you think it is about as dark as it is going to be to-night ?" "I judge so," was the reply. "All right, then I guess I will go." "Very well; wait here at the foot of the stairs until I Whe n Dick was past the line of redcoats and Tories and a few yards beyond, he drew a breath of relief. "Phew! that was rather bard on the nerves !" he to himself "I'm glad the ordeal is over." But just at this instant, while Dick was congratulatin go up into the kitchen and see if the way is clear. It will himself on bis escape, one of the redcoats called out: be better if none of the other boarders see you; they might discover that it was not me and try to stop you." "I understand ; go ahead." Jack made bis way upstairs into the kitchen. A few moments later he reappeared at the head of the stairs and told Dick to come on up, that the coast was clear. Dick quicfly did so. "Wait a minute, yolmg fellow; I want to speak to you.' Dick hardly kne w what to do. Should he stop a nd wait for the redcoat to approach him and risk being recognized, or should he make a break fo it and try to get away?" If he were to do the last, it would prove to the red coat that he had been concealed in Mrs. Morrison's house rtll th


Y li'LUSH TIMES. 1 ':ing and they might work her an injury out of revenge Dick stood at a little distance and stared with all his aarboring a patriot, and as be did not wish any harm to eyes. e to those who had bet!D so kind to him, he decided to "Gold is the sinews of war," he said to himself; "that is and hear what the redcoat had to say. where the British have the advantage of us. They have What do you want?" asked Dick, pausing. "I am in turry to get back to my work." he redcoat was approaching. I wanted to ask you if there was a stranger in that se that you just came out of?" the man said. "A young plenty of gold." And then a thought struck the youth. Might it not be possible to get hold of this gold? It seemed like a wild thought at first blush. It would seem to be utterly outside the bounds of pqsw about your age." sibility that such a thing could be accomplished, but with No," replied Dick, promptly, "there is no stranger Dick Slater nothing was impossible. e." With his brave "Liberty Boys" to aid him, he would Humph! That is strange, I should say!" the redcoat almost engage to come right into the city and take the wled. "I would bet all the money I expect to have in gold out from under the very noses of the redcoats. months that that young rebel was in there." "J o'Ve' that gold would be of inestimable benefit to the Is that all you wished to ask?" asked Dick. patriot cause if we lay our hands on it!" the youth Yes; you may go now." thought. "We could buy lots of things that we need, in ick lost no time in taking advantage of the opportunity. }he way of clothing, provisions, arms, ammunition." ad tke redcoat come close and got a good look at the When the bag burst and the gold went rattling down on th's face he might have discovered his identity and then the pier, the officer in charge of affairs was thrown into a youth would have had trouble. violent rage. ick w11lked on up the street, and at the first corner ed and :qiade his way over on to Broadway. aviBg nothing to do other than hi walk around, Dick e his way slowly down Bl'Oadway. e made his way to Bowling Green, which was and is e extreme lower end of the island. e 'rnlked through the little park and on across to the on the Hudson River side. He blamed the men who were carrying the bags, and cursed them most "You lunkheads!" he roared. "Now you have done it, sure enough! Get another bag just as quick as you knoll" how, and gather up that gold!" The men, of course, did not dare answer back; they did not dare tell the tyrant of an officer the truth-that the bag had burst of its own accord, and that they had is attention was at once attracted to a busy scene on had nothing whatever to do with it, and one hastened back ier. onto the ship and pre ently returned, bringing another bag. ship lay alongside the pier, and men were engaged in Dick stood and watched affairs with interest. ging something off and loading it into a wagon whieh He had already decided upon his course of action. near. First, he was going to s _ee where the gold was taken; ick saw three or four large chests and a dozen bags then he was going to figure on the affair and see if there rying sizes, and he wondered what was in the chests bags. e was destined to :find out in a peculiar way. was not some c hance to get possession of the British gold. So inLent were all the reclcoats on the spectac le of the gold lying loose on the pier that they paid no attention to three or four of the men came off the vessel, carrying anything behjnd them, and so Dick's presence near them ,:.. it suddenly burst and there was a great sound of was not noticed. ing, clattering and clinking as the contents poured Fearing that when the gold had been gathered up his upon the pier. presence might be noticed and cause suspicion, Dick drew ck wa:; watching, and although there was a line of away to a safe distance. sh so4!iers between, he managed to get a glimpse of "I know what is going on, now, and can see as well it was that was clattering and ringing in this strange from here as from a nearer point," the youth said t.o himon. "I will lie low, here, until they are through, old!" he exclaimed under his breath. "Gold! Britmid then I will follow that wagon and see where it goes to." old, and they are going to take it somewhere and store Ile kept his place and waited patiently. t has been brought over from England to be used in It was an hour, nearly, before the work of transferring g the soldiers, and in bu.ying provisions." the gold from the s hip to the wagon was :finished, but, of


22 'l'HE LIB..l!JRe l v .... "' .. ......... ; course, the work of gathering up the spjlled gold had takell. up considerable time. At last the wagon started As the vehicle moved slowly off the .Pier and turned up in the direction of Broadway, the youth saw that it

, 23 the building, he heard the measured footsteps of at hand when the sentinel fired, and they came running to Fri!Ilan. see why the shot had been fired. "it-ha! there is a sentinel, sure enough!" thought Dick. He explained quickly, and then the party set out across "Vl\"fy well, I will not molest him to-night, but bn some the Common, spreading out like a fan as it went, so as other night I really think I shall have to trouble him." to catch the fugitive in case he attempted to double back. Dick turned and moved along at right angles, and made This Dick did not attempt to do, so their precaution uch observations as he could, without venturing nearer. availed them nothing. Deciding, finally, that he had done all he could, Dick The redcoats fired a couple of volleys into the darkness .urned to move away from the vicinity. in front of them, hoping to wound the fugitive "ith a In doing so he accidentally tripped over something pistol ball, which would make it an easy matter to cap. 11ich lay in his way, and although he did not fall, he made ture him. some little noise. One or two of the bullets came close to Dick, but did The sentinel heard him. not hit him. "Halt! Who comes there?" the sentinel cried. Of course, Dick did not reply. In a case of this kind, of course, it would be anly the merest accident if a bullet should hit the mark for which Instead, he began slipping away at as rapid a pace as it was intended, inasmuch as the bullets are always fired he dared attempt at random. "Halt, or I will fire!" The ioentinel's voice was stern and fierce. "He means it/ thought Dick, "but I am not going to halt, by any means; I will have to take the risk of being hit." He kept on moving. Crack I Roar After the second volley, Dick felt safe. "That empties their pistols," thought Dick, "and as they will be unable to reload as they run,'they will not be able to fire any more shots." This suited Dick, first-rate, and he set out to show his pursuers a clean pair of heels. Dick was a splendid runner. The sentinel had fired.. He had never yet found his match, either in a race for It seemed to Dick as though the musket had made as sport or a chase of this kind. much nqise as a cannon. The redcoats kept up a continual shouting, and this gave The bullet had missed the youth by a foot or more, so the youth something to judge by, and he was not long he was all right so far as that was concerned, but he was in deciding that he was rapidly leaving his bewell aware of the fact that the shot would arouse other hind. sentinels, and also any parties of redcoats that might be Their voices became less and less plain, and this was in the vicinity, and the chances were good that he would proof enough that this was the case. be chased hotly. Dick kept steadily onward, until he could hear no sounds If he was to escape, he must move very lively, Dick o.f pursuit, whatever, and then he paused. knew, and he leaped forward and ran with all his might. He listened intently. CHAPTER IX. .A. FRIGHTENED LIVERYMAN Dick xan across the Common in the direction of the open country. He felt that he would have a better chance to escape in the fields and among the trees than if he turned toward the city. No doubt he was right about this. He could hear no sound. "I guess I have got clear away from them," he mur mured; "and if that is the case, there is no need of my going any farther in this direction as I shall simply have much more labor for my pains in walking back to the city." He !:ltood there for more than a minute, and listened closely. Hearing nothing, he turneq. and started slowly back in the direction from which he had just come. "I must get back and get my mule," the youth thought; hen I will get away as quickly as possible. I will return to White Plains to-night and see the commander-inThe redcoats were after him quickly, however. chief, and try to get his consent to let me take my 'Liberty It happened that a party of a dozen redcoats were close Boys' and make an attempt to capture the gold."


24 THE LIBERTY BOYS' FLUSH TIMES. Dick made his way at a moderate pace. Occasionally he paused and listened. a mule in the first place," thought Dick; "but I fancy I I will be able to escape. J ehosaphat is not so slo "I wonder,_now, if those fellows would be likely to sus pect that I might return, and lay in wait for me?" the youth asked himself. one might think, and by them by surprise e.ndl Tb going out of the "Stable with a bulge, I think I will be ablel "V t f to ge away m sa ety." "If they were to do that," he went on, "they would get me, after all, and that would be a terrible affair. I guess I will make assurance doubly sure by taking a roundabout course. I can't afford to take any Dick walked briskly onward, and on reaching the livery1 i,en With Dick, to decide was to act, and he immediately turn ed squarely to the right and walked off in that direction. stable, unhesitatingly entered it. His quick eyes had noted a couple of redcoats standinr.1.' over on the other side of the street. "Those are the chaps who are on the lookout for me," thought Dick; "they didn't recognize me as I came, that is sure, but I guess they will do so when I go." A man and a boy were seated just within the entrance to He did not know it, of course--in fact, he never knew it-but this action certainly saved his life, for less than a hundred yards from the point where he changed his course the redcoats were lying in ambush, and they wouid surely have riddled the youth with bullets had he come on until the livery stable. re The man was the same one who had been there that t afternoon when Dick left the mule. I b The redcoats had not detected the fact that their wouldrising. "I will take my mule, sir, if you please," replied Dick. "Something I can do for you, sl.r ?" the man asked, within range. y "Your-mule?" be prey was coming back, and they never knew how near they had come to making a success of their plan. They waited there half an hour or so longer, and then made their way back to the city, strong in the belief that the fugitive had continued on out into the country. 'l'he man glanced Dick over from head to foot and then' c peered, searchingly, into the youth's face. Y "Yon don't mean to say that you are the young fellow who left that mule here?" he asked, doubtingly. Meanwhile, Dick had made very good progress, and as the redcoats entered the city at Broadway, Dick entered it at Sixth Avenue. "I do mean to say that very thing, sir; and now, if you 1 P will have the boy bridle my mule and bring him out here, c I shall be much obliged. What is the bill?" "Um-ah-two shillings." Evidently the man was somewhat rattled. The youth his way on down the street until he came to the cross street on which was situated the livery stable where he had left his mule. He looked at Dick in such a peculiar manner that the Dick turned the corner and made his way toward the youth bec1l,me suspicious. stable. While drawing_ the money from his pocket, Dick had Dick was an exceptionally sharp youth The thought came to him that it might be possible that the Tories and redcoats had set a watch over the stable. kept his on the liveryman. "He seems to be more disconcerted than is necessary," Dick thought, as he handed the man the two shillings; In that case they would try to capture him the instant he "I wonder what is the reaeon for it." emerged from the livery stable riding the big white mule. "No matter, I'll have to take the chances," said Dick to himself; "I have got to get out of the city to-night, and I am not going to leave Jehosaphat behind." There was one thing that made Dick feel pretty well satisfied. That was the fact that he had gotten rid of his suit of blue homespun and the old, slouch hat and heavy shoes. "Thank you," the inan said, pocketing the money. "Your mule will be ready for you in a few moments." Then he turned anp. strolled carelessly toward the en trance. Instantly the thought came to Dick that the liver,.man was in league with the redcoats. "He has been bribed to let them know if any one calls for the mule," thoughtDick. "I shall have to put a But now, dressed as he was in a neat suit, light shoes stop to that." and a nobby hat, he did not believe he would be recog.-Under the skirt of his coat Dick carried two pistols. ntzed even though a watch had been set on the stable. Quickly drawing one of the pistols, Dick -leaped in front "Of course, when they see me ride out of the stable on of the liveryman and stuck the muzzle of the weapon under the back of the mule, they will be apt to awaken to the his nose. fact that I am the same fellow who rode into the city on "Stop!" the youth commanded.


THE LIBERTY BOYS' FLUSH TIMES. 25 Hit s voice though low, was stern and threatening. This was the signal for the mul to go at his best gait, TbJe liveryman stopped. and the animal leaped forward almost into a run from the d-does this m-mean ?" he gasped. very start. t means business, every time!" grimly. "You inOut through the entrance he dashed and down the street tend1ed to warn those redcoats over the way that I had he went at a lively pace. ,. born for my mule, but you are not going to do so, if I can The redc?ats who had been deputed to watch the stable he1'.P it; and I think I can." were taken entirely by surprise [ 1 "Y-you are m-mistaken, I assure y-you," the man stamThey had not been expecting anything of this kind. 'mered; "I w-wouldn't do such at-thing for thew-world." Before they could arouse themselves and become fully "You won't do it, at any rate," declared Dick, grimly. awaliened to the situation, Dick was forty or fifty feet 'Just step back there, now, and take things easy; if you try to get past me or open your mouth to call out to the redcoats, I will blow the top of your head off I" away. They could not be sure that the rider of the mule was the person they were on the lookout for, but they susThe youth was so evidently in earnest that the man was pected that he was, and made up their minds to stop him badly frightened. if they could. There was not the least doubt in his mind but that the youth would keep his word. He took two or three steps backward, quickly. "I have no intention of trying to get past you or of They whipped out their pistols and fired. Of course, they did not stop to take aim, and the re sult was that the bullets went wild. Before they could draw their other pistols and fire a calling out," the liveryman hastened to say. "I assure second time, the mule and rider had turned the corner and you that you are wronging me in thinking anything of the disappeared from their sight. kind." "Blazes!" exclaimed one of the redcoats to his comrade. 1 "I am sorry if such is the case," said Dick, "but self"What do you think of _that, anyway?" l preservation is the first law of nature, you know, and I "I think that was a regular surprise party," was the cannot afford to take any chances." reply; "I wasn't looking for any blamed old mule to come "Oh, no, I don't blame you." bulging out in that fashion, were you?" The boy came forward from the back part of the stable, "No, I must acknowledge that I wasn't. Say, that leading the mule. old, white mule can run equal to a race horse, can't it?" "Now, just a word of warning," said Dick to the man; "I should say so, but say, I wonder why in the blazes "if you know when you are well off you wiffkeep quiet and that liveryman didn't give us warning as he promised to take no part in this affair. I am going to mount now and do." ride out of the stable; while I am doing that, I will not "I don't know, but we'll find out mighty quick." be able to give you as much attention as I am doing right The two hastened across the street to the livery stable now, aud you will have a chance to warn the redcoats that and were met at the entrance by the liveryman. I am about to appear; but I give you my word that if you That gentleman looked rather sheepish. do so I shall take time to stop and put a bullet thtough you, even if by doing so I risk being captured." Dick's tone was grim and determined, and \t was evi Je t that he meant just what he said. "Say, yolf're a prety fellow," growled one of the red coats. "I thought you were going to let us know when that young scoundrel come for his mule." "Yes, you proniised to do so," said the other redcoat. "You needn't fear, I shall not say a word," the man "Well, I'll tell you how it was, gentlemen," the liveryman declared. "I was just going to come to the entrance, and give !If you are wise, you will not." you the signal agreed upon-in fact, I started to do so, Dick thrust the pistol in his belt and stepping to the when the young rascal jumped in front of me and stuck side of the mule leaped upon the animal's single bound. Then he gath ered up the bridle reins and mule on the neck. back at a the muzzle of a pistol in my face." patted 0the "Aha He suspected you, then?" "You are right; he said that if I attempted to give you warning he would blow the top of my head off, so I de"Now, Jehosaphat, old fellow," he said, "there is work cided not to make the attempt. I judge you do not blame for you to do." I me much." Then he touched the mule on the flanks with his heels. The redcoats shook their heads.


,, ., 26 THE LIBERTY BOYS' FLUSH TIMES. "No," replied one, "we can't blame you under the cir cumstances. I guess either of us would have dol).e the same." The sentinels challenged him, and then as he pcid no attention to the challenge, but went on past like a f hirlwind, they fired a couple of shots. l "I The other redcoat nodded assent. "That's a fact," he said. "When a fellow runs the risk of getting his head blowed off if he opens hia mouth and talks, he is mighty apt to decide that it will be best to keep Neither of the bullets took effect, however, and :few wil moments later Dick was safe on the other side o the mt river, Jehosaphat having crossed the bridge on the ru the Clur clatter of his hoofs on the boards sounding like rumb-le D' still." of nearby thunder. H The liveryman nodded. "Now I am safe," thought Dick, "'and if it should hap" You're right, gentlemen," he said; "and I am glad pen that I can put the plan which I have formed into ii. that you do not blame me; I would have warned you as I successful operation, by this time to-morrow night my agreed to if I could have done so without running the brave 'Liberty Boys' will be reveling in British gold, or T risk of losing my life; self preservation is the first law of I have made up my mind that we will secure the gold i nature, you knO\V. '' those fellows unloaded from that ship to-night, or die lo\ "Yes, you're right a bout that," the redcoats agreed; trying." "well, the young fellow has escaped, so the best thing we can do is to go and report the fact." It was about two o'clock in the morning when Dick ry arrived at the patriot encampment at White Plains. ur Then the two took their departure. He at once to the quarters occupied by the "Liberty Boys." f He entered without disturbing any one, and throwing himself down on his coat was asleep almost instantly. CHAPTER X. n The "Liberty Boys" greeted Dick with delight next "THE LIBERTY BOYS' FLUSH TIMES." Dick kept J ehosaphat going at a good speed till they reached the edge of the city. morning when they awoke and found him among them. They fairly worshiped their young commander. ch When he told them about the gold and of how he had iade up his mind to try to secure it, they were wild wit delight. The people on the streets stared in wonder. "Hurrah!" cried Bob Estabrook. "We'll have that gold The big, white mule was such an ungainly beast that he or we'll have the biggest kind of a fight with those redcould not but attract attention. So long as no one interfered with him, however, Dick did not care. 1 They were entirely welcome to look at him. As soon as they were out in the open, Dick J:ieaded the mule in the direction of old Bowery Lane. coats." "We'll get the gold, all right!" declared Mark Morrison, confidently. "We'll try for it, at any rate," said Dick. After breakfast he went to headquarters and reported n They were soon in the lane, headed northward, and to tlie commander-in-chief. J ehosaphat settled down to a long, swinging gallop which General1 Washington was glad to see Dick, and listened carried him over the ground quite with interest to the youth's story of the plan which he had ) Dick knew the road well. formed for trying to capture the British gold. ..,.. (1 He was aware that British sentinels were stationed on "And now, your excellency," said Dick, in conclusion, the road close to the point where the bridge crossed tlttJ "if you will give your consent for us to make the attempt, Harlem River we will do our best to make a success of it." It was an hour and a half's ride to the river. "I do not doubt that, Dick," was the reply, "but have When he had reached a point perhaps a quarter of a you considered what risk there is attached to the under mile distant from the bridge, Dick urged the mule forward taking? Why, you are figuring on going right into New at a run. York City." The youth knew that he would be challenged by the "I am aware of that, your excellency, I have taken sentinels and made up his mind to go straight ahead and everything into consideration and I feel confident that risk the bullets which he was sure would be sent after him. although at first blush it may seem like a wild, foolish It turned out as he anticipated. scheme, yet I yo11 that I am sincere when I tell you


THE LIBERTY BOYS' FLUSH TIMES. 27 iat I believe we shall be able to succeed in our underin thei:c undertaking, he was to drive close up to the rear 1king." of the building in which the gold was stored, when it would "I am sure that you are sincere in believing thus, Dick; be a simple matter to load the chests and bags into the will $ay further, I am satisfied Jhat if it is possible wagon. 1at such a daring scheme can be made a success, you and It was a good scheme, and Dick believed that so far 0ur 'Liberty Boys' are the persons to do the work." as 'that part of it .was concerned, at least, it !"ould be a Dick flushed slightly at this praise. success. He was a youth who was as modest as he was brave. The farmer and his son drove past the encampment at "We will do our best to make the affair a success, your about ten o'rlock. C",l 1 ; he said, "and if you will give the necessary "They have a nice load of vegetables," said Dick, "and >ermission, we will make the attempt this very night." will have no difficulty whatever in getting into the city; The commander-in-chief pondered a few moments. there is no doubt but that they will be able to do their "We are certainly sadly in need of gold, Dick," he said, part, and in order to assure the success of our undertak;lowly and deliberately; "and as there is a possibility that >ou may succeed in your undertaking, I am going to give ny consent for you to make the attempt. r will say !urther, Dick, that if you succeed in securing this gold, you rvill be doing one of the best things for the great cause >f Liberty that you have ever yet done-and that is saying, it is only necessary for us to do our part." "Oh, we'll do our part all right!" declared Bob, con fidently. Bob was of a very sanguine temperament, and, more-ove:c, he had the utmost faith in the abilities of the "Liberty Boys' brave young commander. ng a good deal." He did not thinl{ Dick could fail in anything which he "Thank you very much, your excellency, I will go at undertook. :hances than is absolutely necessary." "Be sure that you do not." o'clock in the evening "Yes, indeed, your excellency, we will take no more By riding leisurely, they would reach the Harlem River mce and begin 1!1aking arrangements for the undertaking." "You will be very careful, Dick?" Diek and his companions did not start until about six at about nine o'clock. It would be quite dark by_ that time and they would be ...lfter a few more words, Dick saluted and withdrew. enabled to capture the sentinels at the bridge and make "Did he give his consent,. Dick?" asked Bob Estatheir way on down to the city in safety. >rook, eagerly, when Dick returned to the "I..ijberty Boys'" [Uarters "Yes," replied Dick, "he gave his consent." "Hurrah!" cried Bob. .All of the "Liberty Boys" were delighted. They began making preparations for their undertak'I'his plan was successfully carried out. When they reached the bridge across the Harlem River, Dick and Bob rode slowly across the bridge and on down the road They were halted by the sentinels as they expected to be. ng at once .A score of the "Liberty Boys,': acting under Dick's .As it would be necessary to have a wagon to bring the orders, had dismounted and followed the youths on foot. nli! .-way in, in case they were successful in securing it, When the British sentinels halted Dick and Bob, those )ic'a wagon from a farmer who lived a short "Liberty Boys" slipped up and surrounded the redcoats. ]j; 1rr ; from the encampment farmer raised a great deal of produce and was in he habit of going to the city with a load of vegetables, I 'tc quite ftequently. Dick mnde arran, gements with this farmer, who was a >atriot, to have him g(} to the city with a load of .vegetables )n this day of which I write It was understood that the farmer was to go int.o the To leap upon the two sentinels, then, and make prisoners of them was an easy matter and was quickly done. TP,en the entire force of "Liberty Boys" crossed the bridge. Dick left two of the you.ths to keep charge of the prison ers, and then the rest of the "Liberty Boys" rode onward toward the southward. It was half-past ten when they reached the edge of the and sell his products, as was his custom, but he was Common. o delay his departure for horfi:e until after nightfall, then They dismou n ted at o nce, and Dick went i n search of ie was to drive only across the common, where he was to the farme r and his wagon. :top and wait; then in case the "Liberty Boys" succeeded He soon found the objects of his search


28 THE LIBERTY BOYS' FLUSH TIMES. The farmer had driven into a little clump of trees, and had been there for an hour, he said "Y cry well; remain here until I send for you/' said Dick; "then drive over to the building which stands right at the end of Broadway, as I instructed you." "All right, I'll do et," the farmer said. Then Dick returned to he had left his "Liberty Boys," and made known bis plans to the youths. "The first thing to do, is to make a prisoner of the. sentinel on guard at the rear of the building," said Dick "Bob, you will take a couple of men and attend to that." "All right, Dick." "See to it that the fellow docs not raise an alarm; don't kill him if you can help it, but knock him senseless or choke lfim so that he will be unable to cry out." "All right, we'll attend to it all right, Dick." "The part I am going to play is, of course, a daring and dangerous but I think it will succeed. I am going "I have a message to deliver; it is from the commande: in,chief," said Dick, quickly, and he pressed forward. l 'Ihe keeper was taken by storm, as it were, and involun t 1_ tarily stepped aside and let the youth enter. He closed the door and turned-to feel his throat seized as in a grip of steel. Dick had improved his opportunity, had secured his favorite throat-hold and he choked the keeper into insensi bility in a very short space of time. Then he bound and gagged the man, carried him into vacant room, and, returning, opened the door and called to one of the sentinels. "Come in here a moment," he said; "the keeper wishes to see you." The sentinel, entirely unsuspicious, advanced and en' tcred the building-to be treated the same as the keeper had been. Dick disposed of him as easily as he had of the first to make a circuit and approach the building from the man, and, binding and gagging him, carried him in and south; I am dressed in a British uniform, as you know, and deposited him on the floor beside the keeper. I shall tell the guards that I am a special messenger to the He hastened back to the door, opened it and called to keeper of the building, and will get into the building by U1e other sentinel. telling the keeper the same thing. Then I will make the "Come in here a moment; the keeper has something to I tell you, also," Dick said. "It is orders from the comkeeper a prisoner, and"will toll the sentinels, one at a time, inside the building, and make prisoners of them. Then I will close and lock the 'front door, open the rear one, and yon will enter, and we will load the gold into the wagon ancl gd out, in a hurry." '' l hope you will succeed, Dick," said Bob. "I shall do my best, and I think all will work out all right. Well, good-by, boys!" "Good-by, and good luck!" the youths replied, and then Dick took his departure. He made a wide circuit, and entered the city at Sixth mander-in-chief." { This brought the mah quickly. He did not suspect anything until it was too late, and Dick had him bound and gagged. "Good!" murmured Djck, in a tone of satisfaction. "Now, if the boys have been as successful, we will soon be reveling in British gold." Dick locked the front door and then hastened to the one al the rear. He unlocked thif:l door and opened it-to find Bob Avenue. and the other "Liberty Boys" who had been with him in He went on south a couple of blocks, and then crossed making a prisoner of the sentinel-which feat had been 10 Broadway and came back up till he reached the building I accomplished without difficulty. in the g.old-was stored. I is all right," said Dick. "Bob, you g;>. Dick had his plans all matured, and he put them mto and brmg the boys; and, Mark, you g,o and tell the fan1er execution, boldly. I come here with the wagon at once. You know wher; He walked rapidly across to the building, and when he is-in that clump of trees." stop ped by the sentinels, he said: "I am a messenger from the commander-in-chief to the keeper of this building." The sentinels stepped aside and let the bold youth pass, without a word. "So far, so good!" thought Dick, and then he walked up to the door of the building and knocked. After a little delay the door was opened and the keeper &Jlp<:'.area. .Tlw two hastened away, and within ten minutes' time the ''Liberty Boys" were all on hand, and the farmer had driven up to the rear of the building. When the _"Liberty Boys" entered the building and sa\f the bags and chests of gold, they were almost paralyzed with amazement. There was gold everywhere--British gold. The "Liberty Boys" had never seen so much gold. "This will help the great cause, if we can get it safely


THE LIBERTY BOYS' FLUSH TIMES. 29 \ray," thought Dick; "and we will do it, or die trying!" The arrival of the "Liberty Boys" with a wagonloa d of :'he wurk of transferring the gold from the building in gold, created immense excitement among the patri o t ( lie wagon was begun at once soldiers, and the youths were the heroes of the hour. The "Liberty Boys" worked hard and swiftly, too, but General Washington, as may well be supposed, was for obvious reasons they were very careful, for they knew overjoyed, and in addition to complimenting the youths in bat it would be extremely dangerous to make much noise unmeaiured terms on their wonderful achievement, he Fortune favors the brave, say, and in this case the made each of them take one hundred dollars in gold as truth of the old saying was amply proven prize money, and in token of his appreciation of the great 'The youth succeeded in getting all the gold out of the work they had done for the cause and into the wagon without having attracted the These were, indeed, flush times for the brave "Liberty attrntion of any one. Boys," and it might be truly said that they were "Reveling When the work was finis bed, Dick told the farmer to in British Gold.' drive on, and the man did so. THE END. The youths went to where they had left their horses and Th t b ( 4l) f "Th L"b t B f '76" e nex num er o e I er y oys o rnou ntmg, rode slowly along belund the treasure-wagon. irill contain "THE LIBERTY BOYS IN A SNARE; was slow work, as the wagon was so heavily laden I OR, ALMOST TRAPPED," by Harry Moore. that the horses had to go at a walk a n d, of course, the 'Liberty would not go ahead. -They remained behind the wagon in readiness to fight SPECIAL NOTICE: All back numbers of this weeklJ for the gold in case the redcoats discovered their loss a n d are a lways in print. If you cannot obtain them from UlJ gave purs ui t. newsdealer send the price in money or postage stamps b J Tim did not occur, and the entire party reached the mail t o FRANK TOUSEY, PUBLISHER, 24 UNION 11 encampment at White P lains just at sunrise next S QUARE, NEW YORK, and you will reeeive the copies rnornrng you o rd e r b y return ma il. ==========================---==--=========:=..:========================= Samp1e Copies Se:n.t F9ree "HAPPY DA VS." The Largest and Best Weekly Story Paper Published. contains 16 Large Pages. It is Handsomely Illustrated. It ha.s Good Stories of Every Kind. It Gives Away Va.lllable Premiums. It Answers all sorts of. Questions in i:ts Correspondence Columns. Send us your Name and Address for a Sample Copy Pree .Address FRANK TOUSEY, Publisher, 24: Union Square, New York.


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Catching the Keenest of Criminals. 6 The }.fau in the Steel or, 'l'he Bradys' Work for a Great l"ortune. 4'i 'l'he Brady& and the Illac1. Trunk: ot-, Working a Silent Clew. 48 Going lt Blind; or '.fhe Ilradys Good Luck. 49 The Bradys Balked; or, Workiug up Queer Evidence. 5 0 Against Big Ouds; or, The s Great Stroke. 5 1 The Bradys aud tlle l'orger: or, Tracing the N. G. Check. 52 'l'he Bradys' Trump Card; or, Winning a Case by Blutl'. 5 3 'l'he Bradys and the Grave Robbers; or, Tracking the Cemetery Owls. 54 The Bradys and the 1111sslng Boy; or, The .lllystery of School No. 6 55 The Bradys Behlud the Scenes; or, The Great Theatrical Case. 5 6 'l'he Bradys and the Opium Dens; or, Trapping the Crooks of ___.('hlnatown. l""""l'he Bradys Down East; or, The l\Iystery of a Country Town. 8 Wot'ltlng ror the 'Creasury: or, The Bradys and the Bank Burglars. 59 The llradys' l'atal Clew ; OI', A Desperate Game for Gold. 60 Sha(lowing thu Shatpets; or, The Bradys' $10.000 Deal. 61 The Bradys and the l'lrebug: or, l?ound in the Flames. 62 The Braclys In 'l'exas; or, The Great Ranch .lllystery 63 The Brndys on the Ocean; ot-, The .lllystery of Staternom No. 7. 6 4 The Bradys and the Office Boy; or, Working Up a Business Case. 65 l'he Bradys in the Backwoods; or, The Mystery of the Hnnters' Camp. 6 6 Ching Foo, the Yellow Dwarf; or, '.l'he Bradys and the (Jplum -smokers. 6 7 The Bradys' Still Hunt; 01', 1'he Case that was Won by Waiting. 68 Caught by the Camera: or, 'l'he Bradys and the Girl from Maine. 69 'J'h'l' Hradys In Kentucky; or, 'l'racldhg 11 :\fountain Gang. 7 0 '.l'ha Bank :\ote; or. The Bradys Below the Dead Line. 7 1 The Bradys on Deck: or, 'l'hP Mystery of the Private \acht. 7 2 'l'he s In a Trop; or. \\'orklng Against a Hard Gang. 7 3 Over the Line; or, The Dradys' Chase Through Canada. 7 4 'l'he In Society; or, The Case of ;\fr. Barlow. 75 The J3rndys In the Slums; 01 Trapping the Crooks of the "Red Light District." 76 Found In the River; or, Tlie Bradys and the l3rooklyn Bridge '.\!ystery. 77 1'he Bradys and the Missing Box; or, Rnnning Down the Railrnad Thieves. 7 8 The Queen or Ch inatown: or, The Bradys Among the "Ilop" Flenas. 7 9 The Bradys ,and the Girl Smuggler; Qr, Working for the Custom House. 8 0 and the Runaway Boys; or, Shadowing the Circus 81 The Hradys and the Ghosts; or, Solving the .l\Iystery of the Old urch Yard. 82 The Bradys and the Brokers ; or, A Desperate Game In Wall Street. 83The Bradys' Fight to a Fini s h ; or, Winning a Desperate Case. 1!4 The BrJldys' Race for Life ; or, Rounding U p a Tough Trio. 85 '.l'be Bradys' Last Chance ; or, T h e Case In the Dark. 86 The Bradys on the Road ; or, The Strange Case of a Drum mer. 87 The Girl in B lack ; or, The Bradys Trapping a Confidence Q u een. 88 The Bradys In Mulberry Be nd; or, 'l' h e Boy Slaves of "Little Italy." 89 The Bradys' Battle for Life; or, The Keen Detectives Greate1t Peri l. 9 0 The Bradys and the Mad Doctor; or, T h e Haunted Mill In the Marsh. 91 The Bradys on the Rail; or, A Mystery of the Ligh tning Express. 92 The Bradys and the Spy; or, Working Against the Police D epart ment. 93 The Bradys' Deep Deal; or, Hand-In-Glove with Crime. 94 '.l'he Bradys In a Snare; or, The Worst Case of All. 95 Tbe Bradys Beyond Their Depth; or, The Great Swamp Myster7. 96 'l'he Bradys' Hopeless Case ; or, Against Plain Evidence. 97 The Bradys at the Helm; or, the Mystery of the River Steamer. 98 'l'he Bradys In Washington; or, Working for the President. 99 The Bradys Duped; or, 'l'he Cunning Work of Clever Crooks. 100 '.1'1e Bradys In .l\Iaine; or, Solving the Great Camp Mystery. 101 'l'he Bradys on the Great Lakes; or, Tracking the Canada Gang. 102 The Bradys In .l\Iontana; o r The Great Copper 'Mine Case. lO:J T!le Bradys Hemmed In; or, 'J'heir Case In Arizona. J 04 The Brudys at Sea; or, A Hot Chase Over the Ocean lO!'i The Girl from London; or, '.l'he Bradys After a Confidence Q ueen 106 The Bradys Among the Chinamen; or, The Yellow !;'lends of the Opium Jolnt11. 107 The Brad.vs and the Pretty Shop Girl ; or, The Grand Street Mystery l The nradys and the Gypsies; or, Chasing the Child Stealers. 11)9 The Bradys and the Wrong Mau; or, The Story ot a Str ange Mistake llO .The Pradys Eetrayed; or, In the rrands of a Traitor. 111 The Bradys and llonbles; or, A Strange Tangle of Crime. 112 The Bradys in the Everglades ; or, The Strange Case of a Summer Tourist. 113 The Bradys Dc!led; or, The Hardest Gang In New York. 114 The Bradys in High Ufe; or, 'l'he Great Society Mystery. 115 The Bradys Among Thieves; or, Hot "Work in the Bowery. 116 The Bradys and the Sharpers; or, In Darkest New York. 11 7 The Bradys and I he Bandits; or, Hunting for a Lost Boy. 118 The Brn.dys in CPntral Park; or, The Mystery of the Mall. l 19 The Bradys on their Muscle; or, Shadowing the Red Hook Gang. 120 The Bradys' Opium Joint Case: or. 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