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THE LIBERTY-BOYS OF '76 A Weekly Magazine Containing Stories of the American Revolution Issued Weekl11-B11 Subscription $2.50 per year. Entered as Seco!td Class Matter at the Ne.w York, N. y., P .ost Office, February 1901. Bnterea according to Act of Congress, in the yeat: 1902, in the office of tne Libranan of Congress, WasMngton, D. 0., by Frank Tousey, 24 Union Square, New York. No. 85. NEW YORK, AUGUST 15, 1902. Price 5 Cents. CHAPTER I. DICK SLATER AND GENERAL WASHINGTON. In the fall of 1776 the British army, under General Howe, occupied New York City, while the patriot army under General Washington, occupied a point near White for the youth had done a great deal of valuable work for him-work which few persons could have done or would even have been willing to attempt. "Good morning, your excellency l" replied Dick. "How are you feeling, Dick?" "Fine, sir." "I am glad to hear that. Take a seat." Plains, in the heart of Westchester county. The commander-in chief resumed his seat and Dick took. At that time the patriots were entirely on the defensive, a chair near at band. and the object of the British was to capture them. Two ''Well, Dick," said General Washington, "you have done years later, however, in 1778-the time when we call the a great deal of g
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2 THE LIBERTY BOYS' LEAP FOR LIFE. ===================--============================================== "Exactly; and that is what I desire that you shall do,! Dick." \ "You wish me to go to New York and remain there till the French fleet puts in an appearance, and then let you know?" "Yes; there is other work I wish you to do also." "What is that?" "I wish you to take note of the disposition of the British in New York, and to make a drawing showing the best points of approach for our army, when making the land attack in concert with the attack from the bay." "I shall be glad to attempt to do the work, your ex''By a pre arranged system of signals and passwords." "I understand." Monsi eur Ricard walks up and down Broadway every e 1 e ning, from the hour ;f six till eight o'clo c k H e scrutin izes the people, and if he sees a man with a small, blue and buff rosette on the le.ft lapel of his coat he knows that it i s a messe ng e r from me." "I under stand." "But to make sure that he i s right he sp e ak s the word s 'It is ten miles to the Harlem River.' 'ft "I see," breathed Dick. "And the n my messenger replies, 'That irn"t far if one cellency." rides a good hor s e.' "I was sure you would be willing to do so, Dick. O.f "I see, sir," said Di ck; "that is a good plan." course, it will be dangerous work entering New York City, "Yes; having satisfi e d him s elf that the man is really going right into the heart of the British army in that way." my messenger, Ricard leads the way to some "I have done as dangerous things before." secluded spot and a conference is held." "So I know; but there is always a chance that you may "I see. That is simple enough, your excellency." attempt a thing C'f this kind once too often, my boy." "So it is; all you have to do i s to fasten the rosette on "I will be very careful, sir; not alone on my own acyour coat and promenade slowly up and down Broadway count, but for the reason that it -is for th0e interests of the until you hear some one utter the words giyen above; then <'ause that I succeed in doing the work I am sent to do." you make the proper answer and all will be well." "You are right. It is best, always, to be as careful as "Very well, sir; I will make all my arrangements and :possible." will leave here soon after dinner and will reach the city in "So I think, sir." the evening in time to appear on Broadway." "When can you start, Dick?" "You are sure you understand all, Dick?" "At any time, sir "Yes, your excellency." "You can get away today, then?" "Very good." "Oh, yes!" They talked for fifteen or hrenty minutes longer, and "Very well; that is settled. Now for a few instructions. 1.hen Dick saluted and took his d e parture. When he reached I have friends in the city, Dick, who are in communication the quarters occupied by the "Liberty Boys" the youth was with the French all the time, and they keep me post .ed. assailed with a volley of questions from the youths. There is one man in particular upon whom I depend. His I "What is in the wind, Dick?" name is 1\Ionsieur Ricard, and he is the man I wish you "What did the commander-inc hi e f want?" to find." a Are you going anywh e r e ?" "Can you direct me to where he lives?" "Some more work. old man?" The commander-in-chief shook his head. Such were a few of the and Dick waited till "I do not know where he lives, Dick." j the youths got through; then he said: You do not?" "Yes, I am going to do some more Epy work, boys." "No; he is very much afraid that he may be suspected, "Going dmrn i nto the cit y eh?" from Bob Estabrook, and so he has never permitted any of my messengers to a bri ght, hand some fello" o f Di c k's a ge and the visit his home." b e s t friend, as they had been comrades all their lives, their "Ah, I understand; but where does he meet them when parents owning adjoining farms n o t far from Tarr)iown. lhey appear?" "Yes, Bob." "On the street?" "Well, let me t e ll you something, old fellow." The youth was surprised. "Go ahead." "Yes." "But how does he know them, and how do they know him?" "All right; I'm going with you." "You are?" "Ye s."

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THE LIBERTY BOYS' LEAP FOR LIFE. 3 "How do you know you are?" "Because you are going to le( me go." "How do you know I am going to do that?" "Well, we will do our part, anyway. All we ha Ye to do is to keep on promenading, and if he doesn't make himself known, it will be his fault." "Because if yon don't I "IV-ill thrash you-and I know you "That's right." don't want to be thrashed." Again they crossed over and set out down Bob said this with a mock seriou s air, and Dick smiled and when they were down almost opposite Trinity Church and replied: \ Dick heard the words, "It is ten miles to the Harlem Xo, of course I would not wish-to be thrashed." I River." Then I'm !" He was surprised, howeYer. Ile expected, of course, that ''Yes, I guess I will take you with me, Bob." he would be accoste.d by a.man, but when he glanced around "Good!" there was no one near him save a girl of perhaps sixteen "I did intend to go alone, but on second thought I think or years She was a dark-faced, dark-eyed maidmay be of use to me." en, lmt very beautiful, Dick thought. Her voice, too, was "When will we go ?" Foft and musical. We will start about one o'clock." "All right; I'll be ready." OH.APTER IL "TRAPPED!" It was six o'clock in the evening. Two handsome, bronzed young fellows were walking slow ly down Broadway in the city of New York. They were Dick Slater and Bob Estabrook. They bad snccee ed in getting into the city without being rnspected of being patriots, and now they were on the lookout for :Monsieur Ricard. On the left lapel of Dick's coat was a small, blue and buff rosette, and he kept a sharp loo k out for >:omc on e who 'Vould utter the words that would tell him that it was the French.man he had come to the city to confer with. Onward they made their way, slowly, and :finally they reached Bowling Green. Turning, they crossed the street and started back up Broadway. They walked slowly and made their way back up to the Common without having been accosted. "Jove! the fellow doesn't seem to be on band, does he?" r emarked Bob, in an undertone. "X o; but I suppose he will be, presently. \Ye will keep N Dick was, as we have said, surprised by seeing a girl where he had expected to see a man, but she bad uttered the correct words, and so he replied, in a cau tious voice : "That i.sn t far if one rides a good horse." _The girl walked past the youths, and as she did so she said to Dick : "Follow me at a safe distance." "Very well, miss." The girl walked onward at a fail' pace and the youths followed, keeping at a distance of perhaps five or six yards. They were old hands at this sort of business, and no one to have seen them would have suspected that they were following any one. They looked about them as they walked along and occasionally paused for a few moments to glance into a show-window; in fact, they acted the part of a conple0 young fellows who were simply walking out for pleasure and recreation. Yet they never for a moment lost sight of the girl, and when she left Broadway and turned down a side street, they did likewise. They continued down this street quite a ways. The street was narrow, with tall, sombre-looking buildings on both sides. When they were about the middle of the third block the door of one of the buildings on the right-hand side suddenly opened and two men leaped do"'n the short flight of steps and seized the girl. screamed for help and attempted to struggle, but was helpless in the hands of the powerful men, who lifted on promenading and E.ooner or later we will run across her bodily, and, running up the steps, entered the house and him.'' closed the door with a slam. They crossed over and walked' back down Broadway. .It was all done so quickly that although Dick and Bob Tlwy went clear down to Bowling Green and back 11p to leaped forward to render the girl aid they were not quick t!1e Common, and still had not been accosted. "Seems rather queer," said Dick, in a low, cautious voice. "You are right,'' agreed Bob. enough, the door being lammed right in their faces, so to &peak. The youths kicked on the door and did their best to

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4 THE LIBERTY BOYS' LEAP FOR LIFE. effed an entrance, but all to no avail. About the only "Bosh! Open the door or we will break it down, for of the fuss they made was the sound of mocking we are det ermi ned to rescue that girl!" laughter which cam rom within. "Oh, thafs why you want to get in, eh?" 'fhey paused in their efforts to force an entrance and "It is." stared at each other with wonder and amazement written "You are determin ed to r escue the girl?'' on their faces. "We are!" "What does it mean, Dick?'' The youth spoke firmly and d e terminedly. "I don t know, Bob." "Humph! Do you think you conld do it if you were i.n "X either do I." here?" ''It is a very strange affair." "We could try, at any rate "I s hould say so!" ''Yes, you might try." The accent was on the word "I wonder who those scoundrels were?" t ry." "That is more than I can say; and for that matter, Open th e door!'' who was the girl?" The youth s voice was grim. He was tired of bandying Dick shook his head 1YordB with the fellow; the more so because he shrewdly ''You have me there," he said that it was a ruse on the part of the enemy to "Yon were expecting to met by a man, weren't yqu ?" wltl them on the front stoop while the girl was being "-Yes." 1 pirited a1rny. "And this girl showed up instead. That seems rather '"Tlien you really want the door opened, do you?" There > Odd." "So it does; but this occurrence is stranger still!" "You are right; this rather beats anything I have seen or heard of lately." "We must rescue the girl, Bob!" "So we must." "Let us know when you succeed in doing it-ha! ha! -ha!" .: as a peculiar intonation to the voice. "l hnve already told you so several times." ''And do you think you would come in if the door was open?" "We certainly would!" l "You must deem yourselves brave men, then." "Why so?" "Because only brave men would dare enter a house where The words sounded almost in the youths' ears, and they any number of foes might be awaiting hem." looked all around but could see no one. "We will risk that part of it; you open the door." Bob nodded toward the door. "That came from in there, eh, old fellow?" he remarked, in a low voice. "Undoubtedly." The youth again knocked on the door. "Hello, in there!" he called out. "Well, what do you want?" came back in muffied tones "We want you to open this door." "0 h, you want us to 6pen the door, do you?" The tone was mocking. "We do!" "Why?" "We want to get in." "Oh, you want to get in?" "Yes." "For what reason?" "You know well enough." "Oh, do I?" "Yes." "I'm sure I do not." "You will?" "Yes." "You are swe ?" "Sure!" good; I will put your courage to the test." "Go ahead." The two youths looked at each other and set their teeth. "If he opens the door shall we enter, Bob?" whispered Dick. "Just as you say." "We may get into trouble." "True: but we must try to rescue the girl." I and it may be that the fellow is trying to intimi rlate ua by making us think there is great danger withi n the hous e d1en possibly there is not." "Well, lead the way and I will follow, Dick," in a grim whisp er; ''anr1 if they go for us we will give them a lively '1 fight, I tell you!" "All right, Bob." \ At thi3 instant. without the least noise or creaking, the

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THE LIBERTY BOYS' LEAP FOR LIFE. 5 door 1rung open, inward, and the youths were free to "Well, you fellows are braver than we gave you credit nter. for being," was what the voice said. There was triumph It 1rns as dark as could be inside the house, for it was in the tone. ow lamp-lighting time without, and this house seemed to e unusually sombre and gloomy within. The youths stared into the darkness of the hallway, but ould not see a thing. They hoped to be able to make out he form or forms of the enemy, but failed in this. Suddenly they gave a start and stared into the hallway vith wondering eyes. \'fhat they saw was sufficiently startling: Away in the distance, seemingly at the jarther end of he hall, what appeared to be a flaming hand was seen ra.cing words on the black background, in letters of fire. he words were : "Why don't you come in?" "Come, Bob!" said Dick, in a low, determined voice, and e strode forward into the hall. In his hand be held a "Is that so?" replied Dick, not a qua1'e r in his voice. "Yes ; but don't you know, I should set you down as being more foolhardy than brave?" "No, is that so?" "Yes." "\re don't look at it that way." "You don't?" "No." "\r e ll, it is true, nevertheless, for what can you do?" "Rescue the girl." "Ha ha ha Rescue the girl, eh?" "Yes." "You are mis taken, young man. "You think so?" "I know it. You could not rescue the girl if there were istol, and close behind him was Bob, also with a pistol a dozen of you instead of only two, as is the case." n his hand. "We. would show you." Scarcely were they well within the house when the door "Bah!" ent shut with a slam and the youths found themselves "We will show you, as it is!" cried Bob, angrily and urrounded by darkness so dense and thick that, seemingly, impulsively. hey could have cut it with a knife. I "Ha! ha! ha!" again the mocking laughter. "Say, I The flaming hand had disappeared as suddenly as it like the bold manner in which you fellows face the fate ad appeared and the words had now almost faded away. which menaces you." ut the affair was not ended yet. Suddenly the flaming "Do you?" from Dick. and appeared to view once more, and after performing a "Yes." eries of movements, disappeared, leaving the one word "Well, you see, we don't think any very bad fate menaces tanding out in letters of fire. The word was : us." ''Trapped!" "You do not?:' CHAPTER III. THE SCARLET DOZEN. The voice seemed to come from the farther end of the hall, and the youths strained their eyes to try to make out the form of the but could not. "Perhaps you think you are not in any danger at all?" said the voice. "Oh, no, I won't say that," replied Dick; "but I don't The youths did not utter a word, but watched the flaming think we are menaced by any danger which we cannot ord until it, having grown gradually dimmer and dimmer, faded entirely away, and then Dick "Looks as if we have gotten our foot in it, Bob." "Yes; that said that we are trapped." "That is what it said." "Well, they may have us trapped, but they haven't cut our claws yet." ''No; and we will use our claws if they attack us!" "We will that!" Suddenly they heard a voice. Goun teract." "You really think that?" "Yes." "Then I will prove to you that you are helpless and in our power." "Prove it." "Very well-look!" Instantly a number of flaming masks appeared to view as if by magic. The masks were full-face ones and had holes for the eyeE, which could be seen shining through.

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6 THE LIBERTY BOYS' LEAP FOR LIFE. There w e re seven or eight of the masks, and the youth s the two m e n did not hesitate. They i::eemed to :know their under s tood that the re was a human face behind each. The way perfectly, and traversed along the hall to the youths unde r s tood al s o that the masks had been rubbed extreme rear of the bu.ilding, wh e re a doo r was opened on with pho s phorus whi c h gave them the flaming app e arance. the right and they passed through it. The y had not for a moment been deceived or awed by the "Now, don't cry out," warned one of the m en, in a flaming handwriting, nor were they awed now. They realmenacing voice; "if you do we will put a knife into your ized, however, that with seven or eight men again s t them throat, and that will gag you-forever! Unde rstand?" they would have a hard fight of it if they succeeded in The ,girl understood, and shivered, for the re was some-. making their escape. ihing in the tone--in its coldness and heartlessness-that .Acting upo n the impul s e of the moment both youths impressed her with the belief that the speaker was a man li.fted their pi s tols, and, leveling them quickly, fired. who would not hesitate an instant to do what he threatened Crack crack to do. The two reports rang out almo s t as one. They made their way along-the girl was walking be-lt sounded like one elongated report. tween the men now-for quite a distance, seemingly traver Instantly the flaming masks disappeared from view. ing a transverse hall, and then they came to another door .A cry of pai:o was heard also and something which There was a few minutes of fumbling, and then this doo sounded like muttered curses opened. 'rhey passed through and the door closed behind "We winged one of the scoundrels, Bob!" wh.ispered them. Dick; "but likely they will riddle us with bullets now!" Turning sharp to the right they advanced a few step< "Let's give them a couple more shots, Dick!" and then ascended a flight of stairs On reaching the land "All right." ing they continued onward forquite a distance, an But before they could draw their other pistols the floor reached the front of the building. seemed to suddenly give way beneath their feet and they Then a door at the left was opened, the girl was pushe fell down, down, seemingly a long dista nce. through without ceremony and the door was closed b They were considerably jarred by the concussion when h.ind her a:od locked they struck what appeared to be a dirt floor, but were not Th.is done, the two men hastened back in the same wa injured, and assuming an erect position, waited, pistol in they had come. hand, for what might turn up. Left alone, the girl stood perfectly still and listene They listened intently, but could hear nothing. She heard the footsteps of the men as they moved awa Not a sound broke the stillness. and then she exclaimed: Neither could they see anything. It was, if anything, darker than it had bee n up in the hallway "Oh, I wonder what it means? I wonder why I hav been made a prisoner in this manner?" At this instant a portierre which closed a doorway b "What do you think of th.is, Bob?" a sked Dick, presently, tween the room the girl was in and another was pull in a low voice. aside, flooding the room with light from the other room "I th ink it is about the wor s t adv enture we have had and a man st e pped noiselessly in and confronted th for a long time, Dick." s tartled maiden. "That i what I think-and the end i s not y et." Startle d did I say? Indeed she was, f o r the man wh "No; they probably have some more nice little sur-so suddenly appeared before her was. dressed in a brillian pris e s in store for u s I scarlet suit of clothes, and his face was hidden by a blac "Likely." mask. Then they bec ame silent and with set teeth waited for He stood there, motionless, staring at the maiden througl what might transpire. the eyelets of the mask, his eyes glowing. "Who are yon?" finally asked the girl, her voi To s ay th e g i r l w a s horrifi e d when she was s e ized by the trembling in spit e of h e r e ffort s to keep it steady. two m e n and c arried into the building is stating the matter "You ask who I am?" mildly. Sh e was almost dazed with horror. "Yes." "\Yhen t h e y wer e inside the building and the door had "You really wis h to know?" been closed b e hind them they were in tota'J. darkness; but "Yes, yes!" eagerly, anxiously.

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THE LIBERTY BOYS' LEAP FOR LIFE. "Then-see! As th e man spoke he threJV the mask up ove r his head nd his face was revealed. A gasping cry escaped the lips of the maiden "Gi l bert Gaspard!" she exclaimed. I spiritedly; "and I will say to you, now and here, that I w ill never be your wife, G il bert Gaspard "Oh_ yes, you will!" "I will not "You will be my wife or," the voice grew hard and fierce, The man bowed, while a mocking smile illumined his "you will never be the wife of any man!" ot unhandsome, but rather cruel and sinister face "You cannot succeed in your plans, Gilbert Gaapard; ".it your service, Miss Irene Ricard," with a mocking remember, there were people on the street who saw your wand with an exaggerated .show of politeness. men bring me into this house." "Why have you done this?" cried the girl, her indigGaspard laughed. ati o n for the moment mastering her fear. "W hy?" with a snee r i n g smile. "Yes, why?" ''I should think the answer to that quest i o n would sug "You have reference to the two fellows who were fol lowing you, I suppose,'' he said "I am not aware that there were any men following me," was the reply, ''but I think that I saw some men not far e s t itse l f to you, Irene away ''D on't call me Irene!" haughtily. "You have no right." mind whether they "\\"e re following you or not," ''Bu t you will acknowledge that I have the might, Irene. with a laugh; "it doesn't matter. One thing is certain, and that amounts to the same thing." The tone was ihey will not either be able to rescue you or to inform e ering, cruel, triumphant. any one of your capture." "1I y name is Ricard, and I would thank you to call me "Why not?" y it." "Because they are, like yourself, prisoners within the "Ha ha! ha!" laughed the villain, for such he evihouse." entl y was. "What a saucy little minx you are, Irene!" ''In this building?" The gir l did not deign to answer, but.l ooked at the man "Yes." ith scorn showing on her face and in her eyes "So you want to know why I have done this, do you, y d e ar ?" the man continued. "Well, as I am a very acrnmodating man, I w ill t ell you. H e paused and looked at the girl as if expecting her to "And they are prisoners?" "They are prisoners in the bands 0 the Scarlet Doze n." "The Scarlet Dozen?" inquiringly. "Yes; I am the leader of the Scarlet Dozen, Irene, and I asrnre you that we are a powerful organization. You she ma intained silence, however, and he c ,mnot escape, and you will have to marry me ent on: "I suppose you remember, Irene, the last time I called t your home?" The girl bowed "I r e m ember," she said. "I a s k e d you to consent to become Mrs Gaspa r d, you "Never! I will never consent to marry you!" "Then you will never leave this bui l ding alive!" "I will risk it. "We shall see," sternly; "I will leave you for a while, as I must go and look after the two strangers who interested themselves in your behalf and weri trapped as a result. member?" These two r ooms are yours; make yourself at home You "I have not forgotten." need not try to get out, however, or to attract attention ":Yo r have I!" meaningly "You refused to consent by calling out, for you can do neither the one nor the s i t n ot so?" 0ther." "It i s ." With a mocking bow the man dropped his mask over If you remember, I told you then that whether you his face and left 1.he room, locking_ the door after him. onscn ted or not you should one day be my wife?" "I r emember that you, like the coward you un-oubtcdly are, chose to use threatening language toward 1e;' was the scornful reply. ''Oh, n o; I simply stated some facts, that is all CHAPTER IV. THE CA VERN OF HORRORS. Th e girl's lip curled in contempt. Dick and Bob stood motionless, pistol in hand, and "You did not do anything of the kind,'' she declare d waited, watched and listened. They expected that their

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8 TliE LIBERTY BOYS' LEAP FOR LIFE. enemies would put in an appearance at almost any mo ment, and the youths were determined to make a strong :fight for life and liberty They were in a trap, true, but they would not give up without a struggle Several minutes passed, and not hearing any sound to indicate that the enemy was coming, the youths became impatient. "Let's feel around a bit, Dick, and see what kind of a place we are in," whispered Bob. "All right, Bob; but hold your pistol in readiness for instant use." "All right." Then they began feeling about them. They soon found the wall and one went to the right and the other to the let. It did not take them long to make the circuit of the room, and it was found that they were in a room which did not exceed :fifteen feet in width by twenty in length. Presently they heard a noise above their heads, and looked upward, but could not see anything. Then ensued a few minutes of silence, followed by a human voice. "Hello, down there!" was what the voice said. ''Hello, yourself!" replied Dick. "How do you like your quarters?" "We haven't been here long enough to know." "Ob, that's it, eh?" "Yes." ... "Well, you will be before you get through with it." "Is that so?" "Yes." "Perhaps we may not stay so long as you think for." "I guess you will "Well, if we have to stay here very long we would be glad to have a light so as to see our surroundings." "That's against the rules." "What is against the rules?" "To have a light." "It is?" "Yes; we never let any one have a light when they are in the Cavern of Horrors, as we call it." "Is that what you call this place?" "Yes." "Why?" "Because it is such a horrible place "Is it, really?'' "Yes." "Of what do the horrors consist? "It would not clo to tell you." ''Why not?" "Because it would frighten you to death." The youths laughed aloud, which must have been a su prise to the man above, for he said: "What's the matter? Have you gone crazy?" 'Oh, no!" replied Dick. "Then why the laughter?" "We are amused." "By what?" "Your statement that if y<>u were to tell us of what t horrors consisted it would frighten us to death." 'Oh, that was what made you laugh?" "Yes." "Humph! You seem to a great deal of co1:1:fiden in your courage." "Well, we don't believe that there is anything that cou scare us to death." "That is all right; but nevertheless there are the cavern in which you are standing. If you cou see what they are they \YOuld make your hair staml end in horror "That is what you say/' "It is the truth." 'We don't believe it." "You don't?" "No." "You are skeptical fellows, eh?" ..Yes, quite so. I'll tell you what you do: Just pass u down a lighted candle and let us have a look at t horrors." "And let you put a bullet through me while I am doi it, eh?" in a sarcastic voice. "Tie a string to the candle and stand back away frm the opening and we will be unable to do you any harm." "Perhaps not; but I shall not pass you down a candle "Why n ot ?" "I have already told you, it is against the rules." "Whose rules?" "The rules promulgated by the captain of the Searl Dozen." '"The Scarlet Dozen?" "Exactly." "Who and what is the Scarlet Dozen?" "It is the organization that you attempted to fi againbt when you were so rash as to venture into this buil ing." "What are you-robbers and cut-throats?" "Never mind what we are. It is sufficient that we ha you at our mercy." "You think you have." c

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THE LI.BEHTY BOYS' LEAP FOR LIFE. 9 "I know it. You cannot by any possibility escape from! "Oh, go along away and stop trying to frighten us!" Cavern of Horrors." I "aid Dick. "It is useless." "How do you know we can't?" 1 "I am simply telling you the truth," the man persisted; "Because it is an impossibility." "the cavern is filled with snakes-copperheads, and if you "You don't k.pow that." move about you are sure to Le bitten!" "Yes, I do. There have been many inmates of the Then the trap door suddenly closed and the sound of avern of Horrors, and never yet has one escaped." "Is that so?" "It is." "What Lecame of them?" "They died l" "They did?" "Yes." "Where-in here?" "Exactly." "Humph!" ''You don't believe it?" 'No." "Just kick around a bit with your feet; you will find eir bones lying about." "Bosh!" "t(1U don't believe me?" "No." rt is the truth, just the same." "We have already moved all around in the cavern-if 11t is what the place is-and did not find any bones." "You have moved all around i"Q the cavern?" in a tone f horror-whether simulated or real it would have been rd to say. "We have." "And were not bitten?" ''Bitten?" inquiringly. "Yes, bitten." "By what?" "The snakes." "\\hat snakes?" "Why, the ones that swarm down in the Cavern of e orrors, where you are." "Bah there are no snakes here." "You think not?" "I am sure of it." Dick's voice was finn.and confident, r he believed tl e man was simply trying to frighten him-and companion. "That is where you are mistaken." "You can't make us think so; we have made the rounds the cavern and did not find any snakes." "They are there, nevertheless, and I don't understand wit happened that you escaped being bitten." footsteps was heard. "What do you think of the snake story, Dick?" asked Bob. "I don t believe it, Bob." "Neither do I." "If there had been snakes here, as he says is the case, they would have bitten us when we were making the cirof the place a little while ago." "Certainly they would. He was just trying to frighten us." "That is what I think." "But he can't do it, eh, old man?" "Hardly, Bob." "Not a bit of it-but I say, old fellow, I wish we were out of here!" ''So do I." "Do you suppose the trap door overhead is the only way of getting out?" "I fear so." "And we can't get up to it." "No, it is out of our reach." "Well, let's try the walls again and see if we can find a door." "All right; I'm willing." "Snakes or no snakes, eh?" "Yes." "All right; here we go-but I can't help feeling a bit eh, Dick?" "It wouldn't be pleasant to get hold of a copperhead." "You are right; we know what they are." "Yes; if bitten by one there would be no hope." "No ; but I don't believe there are any here." The two made their way to the wall, as before, and then went along, feeling carefully, one going to the right, the other to the left. They had their teeth set firmly together, for in spite of their belief that there were no s nakes, they could not be absolutt,J.y sure of it, and the strain on them was considerable. Slowly they made their way along and pre s ently therti was a low exclamation from Bob. "What is it?" cried Dick. "Not a snake, I hope!" le No; I've found a point where the wall is not solid "Not solid?"

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10 THE LIBEHTY BOYS' LEA P FOR LIFE. "No." "And is it stone?" "Yesand that's what makes it seem so queer "I should say so!" "There is a section about three feet wide and five feet high that I can feel move when I push against it." "Perhaps it is a secret door, Bob "Maybe I hope so.'' "So do I." "Now we will follow the wall," said Dick, "an d p haps we may find steps l eading to the floor above." They moved along and presently found the steps, they had expected to do. They made their way up the steps and tried the door the top The door was fastened. The youths pushed agains the door with all th strength Dick was soon at Bob's side and he tested the section of It resisted their efforts, though they could feel it gi what seemed to be a solid stone wall, and found that Bob somewhat. had spoken truly. "We will have to throw ourselves against it,'' whisper The wall at this particular point was not solid; it gave Dick when pushed against. "I think it is a secret door," said Dick. "That's what I think; but how to open it?" "That is the question." "Yes, and ifs a hard one." Dick kept working at the wall, feeling all around, a n d finally got hold of a knob "of stone which protruded fro m the wall, and pulled The result was all that could have been desired. The loose section of the stone wall swung inward. "That will make considerable noise, Dick.., I k now that; but we must take the chances of bei heard." "All right; giYe the word and I'll be right with you '!Yery well; ready?" "Ready "Now!" At the word they hurled themselves against the cl with all their might. The bolt had never been intended to resist such an a they could not see--and found that there was an opening sault, and it gaYe way and the door flew open wirh a cra there. the youths falling forward into the room. The youths felt out in front of them-for it was so dark What lay beyond? They caught i.hemselves on their hands, ho;1ewr, a: This .was a question which could only be solved by act u a l waited in this position, listening. They wanted to le3' test, and the two brave "Liberty Boys" were just the felwhether or not the noise had aroused their enemies. lows to make the test. They did not hesitate, but stepped through the opening and pulled the loose section of the wall back into place. "Now, Bob, we will see if there is any way of getting out of this place," whispered Dick. "You go ahead and I will iollow," was. the reply CHAPTER V THE ESCAPE FROM THE CAVERN OF HORRORS Not hearing any sounds they rose to their feet. They were still in total darkness They coul d not see their hands before their faces. .However they had become used to the darkness by time and were not bothe):ed much on account of it. They were learning to feel their way. In his work of spying, Dick had often entered the ho by way of the cellar, and he was aware of the fact a;,; a rule the cella r steps led up to the kitchen rule a door opened from the kitchen into a hallway tending the full length of the house, and acting o n theory that woul d be this way in this building led the way across the room and was soon successf The youths made their way slowly along through the locating the door. darkness It '\las not fastened, so there was no difficulty ex They soon disco,;ered that they were in a large cella r or enc>ed in getting it open basement. The youths stepped through the doorway, and afte r They ran against several posts or columns which sup ing about and taking a few steps they soon learne d ported the floor abow their heads and finally they came to they were in a hallway. the wall "Come!" whispered Dick. n,

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THE LIBERTY BOYS' LEAP FOR LIFE. I They moved slowly and carefully along the hallway and presently Dick stopped. Streaming across the hallway in front of him was a thread-like streak of light. Stooping, Dick saw that the light came through the keyole in a door. He applied his eye to the keyhole. The sight which met his gaze did not surprise him reatly. "Seated around a table, on which were bottles and lasses, were ten or a dozen men. The thing about it all was the fact that each nd every man wore a suit of clothes, scarlet in hue, and a lack mask. Whenever a man wished to take a drink he raised the ask high enough so that the glass could be placed to his ps. "It looks as if the scoundrels keep each other's identity secret from one another," thought Dick. "True; but tlley might take it into their heads to search the adjoining building." "Yes, so they might." "Ah, I thought so!" said Dick to himself; "we are in a different building from the one we entered." "How does the girl take her capture, captain?" asked of the men. "Is she hysterical?" "Oh, no; she lakes it quite coolly." "That is good." "Yes; I should bate it if she was screaming and cutting up. She could not make herself beard down to the street, though, even if she tried. She can't get the windows open, and the sound would not penetrate through the walls and reach the ground from such a height." "The girl is in i.he upper story," thought Dick; "well, as I have all the information we need we will not fool away any more time here but will make our way upstairs and see if we can find and rescue the girl." The youth whispered to Bob to follow him, and they "What do you see, Dick?" whispered Bob. "The Scarlet Dozen, I think, Bob," was the stole along the hallway on their tip-toes. cautious When they had almost reached the end of the hallway ply. "Look and see for...,yourself." Bob did so. ihey came to a stairway. They made their way up this to the next floor. Here "You are right; it's the Scarlet Dozen!" he whispered. th f d tl t d d th t th ., ,, ey oun ano ier s airway an ma e err way o e next Hist! lets hear what they are talkmg about, whispered 1 il, St"ll th t f d d 1 d oor. i ano er s airway was oun an t iey ascen ed ick. He placed his ear to the keyhole and found that he could r and understand all that was said. "So those two fellows did not seem to be much frightened y your story about the Cavern of Horrors, eh?" w'ere the st words Dick heard, and they we. re evidently spoken by to the fourth floor. "There is a light in a room at the farther end of the hallway," whispered Bob. "So there is," agreed Dick; "and that is where we will find the girl, I'll wager. Come along." They made their way along at a lively pace, and were t b t 111 soon at the door of the room containing the li crht. ThP. seem o e a a o door did not fit tightly, and the light streamed out around e captain of the band. "No," was the reply, "they did not ghtened." "They are no ordinary men, then." "That is what I think, captain." "They proved that when they fired on us and wounded umber Five," said another voice. "You are right, Seven," said the captain; "only very ve men, men far out of the ordinary, would have dared that." we have them in 11. trap now," said another. "Yes, and I think that it will be best and safest to "sh them," said the captain, in a matter-of-fact tone that unpleasant to hear; "dead men tell no tales, they say, d we don't want them to go off and tell that they saw girl captured and dragged into the building." "We are pretty safe, though, even if that should hap n," said another; "for we are not in that building." it at various points. Feeling sure that the girl was in the room and alone, Dick did not hesitate but knocked on the door. "Who is there?" came in a sweet, musical voice which the youths recogn"ized as belonging to the beautiful girl who had been guiding them and who had been captured and dragged into the building. 'f'-\Ve are friends," r ep lied Dick, in cautious tones. "Who are you that would be my friends in this place?" "We are the two young men whom you were guiding when captured.!' "Ah! can it be possible?" exclaimed the girl. "How did you get in the house?" "We will tell you when we have more time, Miss," re plied Dick; "now we must work to get you out and away

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12 TllE LlBEllTY BOYt:l' LEAP FOR LIFE. in safety. Can you unfasten the door ?-But of course you What was to Le done must be done quickly or all wo cannot." be lost. "No; the door is locked and the key gone." "Let's break the door down, Dick," said Bob. "I guess it is the only way, Bob." "That's what I think." "There is danger, however; those scoundrels may hear the noise and come up here.'' CHAPTER VI. l\IOXSIEUR RICARD. "We'll have to risk it." The three looked around for some place of concealmen "Yes." Suddenly a low e:xclainatio n escaped the lips of Di "I don't think they will hear, anyway. They are on and he said, in a low, cautious but eager tone: the ground floor, while we are on the fourth floor." Quick! follow me!" "All right; we'll take the chances. Are you ready?" Under the stairway was a sort of closet of goodly sfa "Yes.'' Dick ope ned the door and motioned for the two to ent "All right. :Now!" The girl entered first, followed by Bob, and then Di At the word they both threw Uiemselves against the door ha tencd to enter. and it gave way with a crash. He closed the door-and not an instant too soon, 1 They listened for a few moments, and not hearing any as he did so the members of the band known as the Scar sound from below, they entered the room. Dozen came rushing -forth from the room. They were greeted by the girl, who was indeed glad t.o One or two of you stay on this floor," the three he ;;ee them. the captain of the Scarlet Dozen say; "the rest come "Oh, I am so glad to see you!" she exclaimed; in a low, !'tairs with me. I fear the scoundrels may ha1e go eager voice. upstairs and be making the attempt to free the girl." "And we are glad to see you, miss," said Dick. There was the sound of hurried footsteps. "And do you think we can escape, sir?" I A of men ran past the closet in which the th "We can try, at least.'' were bidden and ran up the the thump! thum "And the quicker we begin work the better," said Bob. thump! of their feet sounding louul:r above the heads "That is right," agreed Dick; "come, miss, let us be those in the closet. going." The rnunil of rhe footsteps grew fainter and faint He led the way out of the room, the girl following, and and then Dick whispered to Bob: Bob bringing up the rear. "Hadn't we better make a break and get opt of here They made their way along the hall and down the stairs, "I judge we had," the reply; "thoEe fellows will and repeated this until they were on the ground floor. I coming down again in a few minutes." Then they were given a start, for just as they started to "Yes; there are a couple of them on this floor, but make their way along the hallway, toward the rear of the think we can handle them, all right." house, the door o:t' the room in which the youths bad seen "Of cour$e we can: if they try to cut up we will tl1e members or ihe Scarlet Dozen Band suddenly opened, bullet.:; through them." letting a flood of light stream across the ball and a man was seen to enter the room in haste. Then the three heard "That's right. Are you ready?" "Yes." the man utter the words: "Then follow me." "'l'he prisoners have escaped from the Cavern of HorTl:r youth pushed the door open and looked out. rors, captain!" I Ibl fway clown the hall stoo
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THE LIBERTY BOYS' LEAP FOR LIFE. 13 Noting this Dick and Bob reversed their pistols, hold ilg them by the barrel. Wben the two were withi:r:i striking distance they drew llck and struck the two a severe blow with the butt of the pistols. The rascals drripped as if hit with a sledgehammer. They did not utter a cry. A gasping groan was alf that escaped their lips and it was not loud enough to be hea:i:_d any distance. "So far so good," said Dick; "now-come along, miss, and we will see if we can make our escape f(om this place." They hastened to the end of the hall. There was a door there, and to their delight the key was The pursuers called out to the three to stop, but of course this had no effect. "Stop, or we'll fire!" came the cry. "That's a game two can play at!" retorted Dick. "You_ will do well not to start anything of the kind." The three were soon on one of the streets and people cou 1 d be seen walking along. "I don't believe they will dare follow us much farther," said Dick. And this proved to be the case. The pursuers stopped and made their way back toward the building which they had left only a few minutes before. Seeing that Lhe pursuit had been abandoned the three in the lock. slowed their gait to a walk and made their way along as if It took but a few minutes to unlock and unbolt the door. nothing had happened. Then Dick turned the knob and pulled. "Have we gone much out of our way, miss?" asked Dick. The door cama slowly and creakingly open. "No," was the reply; "we will soon be at our destinati on." It was evident that it was not used very often. At the same instant there came the sound of hurried They walked about .five blocks farther and turned two ootsteps on the front stairs, and a wild cry of rage and corners before reaching their destination, which proved to 8tonishment. be a goodly sized building standing on a retired street. 'l'he girl rang the bell, after they had ascended to the Some of the members of the Scarlet Dozen were coming t stoop, and presently the door was opened. owns ans agam. 1 "Come in!" she invited and the youtha; followed her They had caught sight of the three, for on the au rose I mto the house. he excited exclamation : "This way," she said, and she led the way to what was "There they go! Quick, or they will make their escape!" evidently the library. The three leaped through the doorway and Dick pulled the door shut. Then they darted across the back yard. They had not yet reached the fence when the door through which they had just escaped was opened. "After them!" cried a voice. "'Don't let them escape!" The yard was burrounded by a high, board fence. Luckily, however, the three fouiid a gate, and after a few moments Dick succeeded in getting it open. 'Quick! through with you!" he cried, and the girl and Bob leaped through, Dick following and jerking the gate shut almost in the face of the nearest pursuer. Then the three darted up the alley. They had not gone far before the members of the Scarlet Dozen were in the alley and after them. The room was lighted up, and seated in an easy-chair was a dark-faced but very good-looking man. He was pale, however, and it was plain that he was not well. "Here are the young men, father," said the girl, step ping to the man's side and kissing him affectionately. "Young men, Irene?" the man said, looking at the youths in surprise. "I expected but one." "There are two of us, though, sir," said Dick, ad vancing. "Are you Monsieur Ricard?" "That is my name," was the reply; "and are you mes sengers from General Washington?" 'We are, sir." "Good And your names?" "My name is Slater, sir-Dick Slater." The man's face lighted up. "All depends on our being able to outrun them," said "I have heard of you!" he exclaimed. Dick. "How is it with you, miss? Are you tired?" The girl, too, looked at Dick with eager eyes. It was "No, no!" was the reply; ''I can keep this up for an plain that she bad heard of him also. hour, if necessary." "And my comrade is Bob Estabrook, sir." "Good! You keep ahead of us and set the pace, and we "Ah, I have heard of Mr. Estabrook also," with a smile. will keep the rascals from crowding up too close, even if I "You are members of the company of youths known as 'The we have to give them the taste of some bullets!" Liberty Boys of '76.'

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14 THE LIBERTY BOYS' LEAP FOR LIFE. "You are right, sir," replied Dick. ''Good i Tow I know I can trust you." "And so you are Monsieur Ricard's daughter?" said Dick, looking at the girl with interest. "Yes, sir," with a smile and blush. Then she turned to her father, saying: give you the information and you can carry it to the com mander-in-chief." "Very well, sir," said Dick. ''We will remain in thE city and wait till you have the information to impart." "I wish that I might ask you to remain under our roof my friends," the man said, earnestly, "but I fear it would "Father, we owe these gentlemen thanks for doing me a be bad, as, if you were to be 8een coming and going to great service." and from this house, it might occasion comment t;tnd sm-"How is that, daughter?" in surprise. picion-and that is something which I wish to avoid, a, Then Irene told her father the story of her capture by you will easily understand." the members of the Scarlet Dozen Band, and of her rescue by Dick and Bob. "And so Gilbert Gaspard is the captain of that band of robbers and cut-throats, Irene?" exclaimed Monsieur Ricard1 when the girl had told him who the leader of the band really was. "He is, father." "Well, well! This is a surprise, indeed!" "I always told you, father, that he was a scoundrel." "I know you did, Irene." ''But you would not believe it." "No ; I thought it a foolish idea on your part." "Certainly,''r,nid Dick; "we woill go to a tavern and stai there." "There are several within two or three blocks," said the girl. "We will go and secure accommodations at one at once; rnid Dick; "and then we will call to-morrow night at abou this hour and see whether or not you have the informa hon." "That is a good plan," said :Jionsieur Ricard; "do no come near the house in the daytime." "We will not, sir,'' Dick assured him, and then afte some further talk the two took their departure. "But now you see that I was right." They made their way down the street, keeping a lookou "Yes, indeed; ah, it is fortunate that you did not take for a tavern, and presently they came to one. a fancy to the fellow, as you might have been married to There was a piazza in front, and stepping up onto thi bim before you learned his true character!" the youths advanced and were almost to the door whe "Yes, indeed, it is very fortunate that I did not take a it suddenly opened and a man wearing a. British unifor liking to him, father; for if I had done so, of course he ;>tepped through and confronted them, at the same tim wouk1 not have resorted to such tactics as he used to-night, pulling the door shut behind him. and, as you say, l woulcl probably have been married to him "Going in, boys?" he asked. before we learnecl his true character." "We thought of doing so," replied Dick, quietly. "I think you will need to be on your guard from now on, There were two whale-oil lamps hanging against th Miss Irene," said Dick. front of the tavern and this made it light enough so th "You think the scoundrel will make further attempts the youths had no difficulty in sizing up the man. Hem ngainst her, sir?" asked Monsieur Hicard, anxiously. "I think it likely, sir." almost a giant in size and was evidently more than ha! drunk. Dick Jhrewdly gue sed that he was just drun I' You will ha Ye to be very careful, Irene," said her enough to be mean, and it turned out that he was righ :tather. for the redcoat said, with a leer: "I will be, father." "You must nut venture out alone in the day-time, and you must not venture out at all after nightfall." will be best not to do so, sir," said Dick. After scnne further conversation on this subject the ponversafo
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THE LIBERTY BOYS' LEAP FOR LIFE. ''Oh, you aint in any hurry, eh?" he remarked, stically. sar-J "And right away, too!'-' said Bob, who was impulsive, ")Io." I and who was itching for a chance to go for redcoat. "Right away, eh?" sneeringly. Humph! I wouldn't have believed it!" The youths looked at the redcoat questioningly. "Yt:s, right away,'' said Dick; "come, stand aside!" "I couldn't think of it, young fellow." "And there are two of you, too "What do you mean?" asked Dick. stand the meaning of the appar e ntly "I give you fair warning that if you don't stand aside He did not underyou will find yourself standing on your head down in the irrelevant remarks, street!" though he suspected. "Say, I didn't suppose that two of you would permit yourselves to be barred out in this manner," the as::erted, in a voice tinged with scorn. "Barred out?" remarked Dick. The youth's voice was stern and had a determined r i ng. "What' s that! I'll find myself standing on my head i n the street?" almost yelled the redcoat. "That is what I said." "That's what I thought you said." "Yes." "You thought right.'' 'How are we barred out?" "Yes; but let me tell you, young man, that a dozen su c h 'Why, by me, dont you s e e? And haven't you acknowlfellows as you two couldn't stand me on my head!" edged as much?" ''Well, I guess not!" said Dick. "Not by a good deal, you big blowhard !" from Bob. The redcoat stared at the two in surprise, and for a few moments seemed at a loss to know what to say. Then he exclaimed : "What's that! Do you dare talk saucy to me?" ''Why, certainly," said Dick, quietly; "we didn't know you considered yourself as being a bar to our progress, but 1 now that we understand it we will give you just about three seconds to step aside out of the way. "Oh, you give me three seconds to get out of the way, do you?" sarcastically. "That's what I said." "And you think I will get out of the way, I suppose?" "l think you had better." "Oh, you
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16 THE LIBERTY BOYS' LEAP FOR LIFE: Of course, this occasioned great excitement, and the redcoats kicked and floundered about and cursed in a man..ner that was terrible to listen to. They struggled to their feet and shook their fists at Dick and Bob, who had paused to see what the result of the affair would be. "What do you mean by throwing that fellow down on ''Great guns!" gasped one. "Blazes! but the young feilow can hit hard, can't he? "I wouldn't have believed it!" "He ha s the advantage because he i on the piazza, whii the other man is down on the pavement." Such were a few of the exclamations, and Dick stepped top of us, anyway?" cried one fellow, almost dancing up down onto the pavement, saying: down in excitement. "I don't need to have any advantage to enable me to ''Yes, what do you mean by it?" from another. "I didn't know you gentlemen were coming along," said .Dick, mildly. "Oh, you didn't, eh?" "No." thrash him. I will quickly prove that to your satisfaction .. The blow dealt the redcoat had been very severe, and the shock of the fall had been considerable, too, and the two thiugs had temporarily dazed the man so that he did nof at once get up, but lay there blinking up at the sky. "And you didn't do it on purpose, then?" ,, Uome com e ; get up!" said Dick. "Of course not." The fallen man struggled to a sitting posture and glare "Humph! What was the trouble, anyway?" at Di c k with eves of hate. "Why, the manbarred our way and wouldn't let us enter I "Yes, I'll get up," he growled; ''I'll get up, never fearthe tavern, and so I grabbed him and threw him oyer the and \\ h e n I do you want to look out!" railing." "Oh, that was it?" "Yes." 'Bah! barking dogs never bite." "You will find out to th e contrary." "Ge t up arnl l e t m e knock you down again. I think "Well, I wouldn't have b e liev e d that y ou could have that one more 1rnd will s ettle you."
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THE LIBERTY BOYS' L EAP FOR LIFE. l 'Y Yes t hi s ought to be a lesson to you to mind your own i been in the barroom accompanieil the man down the sheet I e s s in future," said Bob I in the direction. of the riYer front. guess h e will," said one of the members of the party "How many prisoners are there in the ship?" asked f Edcoats Dick r..s they hastened along. ay, young fello\r, you are a wonder!" another. "Yo u can hit fl8 hard as a mule can kick!" from other. "I heard a man say there-are four." "But they'll get them out, wont they?" "Thele wasn t anything being done toward it when I 'Have you had enough?" asked Dick, addressing the came away a few minutes ago." oaning man. "Surely they won't let the poor fellows burn to death!" "Yes:-I've-had--Bnough !" was the gasping reply said Bob. "Hf's had more than enough, young fellow said one the r edcoats with a grin. "What's the difference? They are rebels 'Rebels,' as you call them, have feelings the same a s "\'e r y well; then we will go into the tavern,'' saicl Dick, other people," said Dick. d h e and Bob entered. ''That may be, but what do \re care?" They engaged a room and paid for it; and then as they The cold-blooded remark of the fellow aroused Dick's d not yet had anything to eat they went into the diningblood lo fe,'er heat, and acting on the impulse of the mo m and ate their supper. ment lie dealt the man a blow on the jaw, knocking him They had just come back out into the office and harm, w hen a mnn stuck his head in through the doorway d called 0.11 t : "Fir e Fire C H A PTER VIII. DICK AND BOB FREE 801\IE PRISONER S. ''\\'h ere is the fire?" asked B ob, in s om e exc i teme n t "It's down on the river." "On the r iver?" 'Yes. "\\hat is on fire?" asked D ick. "One of the prison ships "One of the prison -ships?" "Y es; there's two of 'em, you k n o w." "Xo, we didn't know it; you see, we are strange r s in e cit y ''Oh, that's it?" iieadlc1ng to the ground. Take that. you hard-hearted brute!" murmured Dick, wiil1out pau:;ing to see how it .fared with the fellow. "Tlnt's the way to ben-e such scoundrels, Dick!" ex claimed Bob. in delight ">:lay. that's n pretty way to treat a fellow!" said one d the men "ho had accornpan1ed them from the tavern. 1 He got only ,1hat he deseHed," said Dick, quietly. I ''\\'ell. I tlon"t }now about that. You are entirely too free with that fist of yours, rm thinking .. "Think it all you want to,'' retorted Dick, "I don't care!'' The man uttered a hoarse groil''l, but made no intelligi ble reply Perhaps he feared that if he said too much he might get a dose of the same kind of medici n e The light made Ly the flames from the burning ship were now plain to be seen and was a good guide to lead them to the spot. They were soon at the riYer, and only a short distance from the shore was the old hulk-now blazing fiercely. "Have the prisoners been brought off from the ship ?" Dick nsked of a man standing near. "Y es." "I don't know; I only just got here," was the reply ''\\ell, come along down to the river and watch the ship There was a great crowd present, and Dick addressed nrn, and listen to the yells of the rebels as they roast the same inquiry to another man, who said that the pris $icle the old hulk!" In stantly Dick and Bob leaped forward. h e there prisoners in the ship?" Dick asked. oners \rere still on board the hulk "An' I think they'll stay there,'' he adde d ; n obody is goin' to risk his l ife to set 'em free T hey're only rebe l s, ''Y es." you .know." 'Quick, then! Let us hasten down there. Corne along, "What if they are r ebels!" c r ied D ick. "They are men, and if the people stand here and let them roast in that The two "Liberty Boy:;" and several other men who had hulk they are worse than san.ges

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18 THE LIBERTY BOYS' LEAP FOR LIFE. I "Maybe you'd like the job of savin' 'em?" grinned the j 1he ui.most eatif'. Then the two daring youths ra man. I where a pier out into the river and ran "I'm ready and willing to do all I can toward it," was. upon it. the prompt reply. I At one cori:,er of the pier was a tall post, which was "And so am I!" cried Bob. ai:. a flag s taff, there being pieces of wood nailed on i t "Bah! you are fools!" sneered the man. "Don't you that a man could climb to the top and put up the flag see that the hulk is burning like tinder? 'l ou could not take it down. One end of the burning prison-ship reach and save the prisoners." within ten or twehe feet of the post, and Dick and At this instant cries of pain and terror came from the had taken note of this at the first glance hulk. I They ran out on the pier at the top of their sp "Hear that!" cried Dick. p11ying no attention to the y e lls from those on shore "It is terrible!" said Bob. I can't stand here and J the of the British soldier, and Dick climbed the listen to it, Dick." until he rea ched a point ten or a dozen feet hi<;hLr tl "Nor I! Come, Bob, lefs try to rescue the poor fell01Ys." the rail of the old hulk. Then he braceJ himself 'I'm with you, Dick!" leaped boldly t01rnrd the prison-ship, a cry of The two darted through the crowd, pushing the men and wonder escaping the crowd as they witnessed the c aside without ceremony, and causing many of them to utter angry exclamations "Hold on, there! \Yhat are you about?" cried a British soldier who was patrolling the shore, musket in hand. "Stand aside; we are going to try to rescue the prisoners and save them from such a horrible death," said Dick. "Get back, you fools!" the soldier cried. "You are not going to do anythin'g of the kind." ing frat. And daring it certainly was, for in reaching the d of the prison-ship the youth was forced to leap throng solid sheet of flame. He alighted on the deck in saf howeyer, and found that the floor was solid, the fire be as yet confined to the sides of the hulk. Bob followed Dick's lead. He was a reckless youth, a way, and the feat had no terrors for him. He was up "Yes, we are;stand aside and let us pass." post in a jiffy, ancl hacl made the leap the same as "What do you take me for? Get back into the crowd had done. And he made it in safety, too, and a few l or l'll bayonet you!" and the soldier made a threatening ments later stood on the deck beside Dick. motion with his musket. ''Come back!" "You fellows are crazy!" "You couldn't rescue the prisoners "Wha fs the use of doing it, anyway?" ';Let 'em burn! It'll save the trouble of having to shoot or hang ;em!" Such were a few of the cries from the crowd, but Dick and Bob were not disposed to go back. They realized that "Well, here we are, old man," he said; "now to the prisoners "This way, Bob," said Dick, and he led the way to e:ompanionway imd made his way down it, Bob follow closely. The door leading into the cabin was locked, the youths threw 1.hemselYes against it with all their mi and the door flew off its hinges. 'rhey found nobody in the cabin, and made their way where a ladder lecl clown into the hold from a little, cu there were four patriot prisoners in the hulk of the old like backroom. ship, and that the poor fellows would be roasted like rats in They climbed down the ladd er and had no troubl a trap unless re scued; and they were determined to save them, if such a thing was possible. "Come along, Bob," said Dick, and he again started finding the prisoners, the poor ello>rs' cries being a s cient guide. It was yery hot down in the hold, and although the forward. had not yet eaten through the hull, it soon would, and "Back, or I'll run this through you!" the soldier cried, heat had penetrated. angrily, and he made a threatening motion with the weapon. "How many are there of you?" asked Dick, for it Thai was all he did do, howeYer, for Dick seized hold of so dark it was impossible to see. the barrel of the musket, jerked the weapon out of its "Thank heaYen, somebody has come to set us free!" er owner's hands and threw it into the river. Then as the one of the prisoners. .... redcoat made a motion as if to strike him, Dick caught 'There are four of us," replied a Yoice; "but wl:io fellow by the wrist and hurled him out of the way with you that you do not know this?"

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THE LIBER'l'Y BOYS' LEAP FOR LIFE. 19 '1Y.: are friends,'' Dick; ''we are patriots, like your l'f,: .. "Thunk heaven!" wa;; the exclamation. "Free us quick-. thrn, friends, and let us get out of this furnace!" "How are. you bound?" "Wtlh rope." Then, one after the other, the two daring youths ran and leaped through the sheet of flame and struck in the water only a few yards from shore, toward which they hastily made their way. But when they reached the shore they were treated to an unwelcome surprise: A dozen British solJiers steppeu for"\re 1rill haYe you free in a jiffy, then. Out with your ward anu th. e leader said: "fe, Bob." ''You are our prisoners!" The youths drew their knives and quickly cut the ropes Jing lhe arms of the four prisoners. "Xo\\' come with us," said Dick; "we have no time to are, for-see the fire is breaking into the hold, CHAPTER IX. w, and in a few moments the water will be pouring in j re at a great rate!'' PRISONERS. The youths and the four rescued prisoners hastened to ake their way up the lauder, out of the hold, and into 'What's that you say?"' cried Dick. cabin; and as they did so they heard a great hissing ''You fellows are crazy!" exclaimed Bob. 11nu and the hole up through which they had just come '' X o, we are not; we are simply doing our duty," was a:> filled '.rith steam. The fire had penetrated through the I tl1e reply. l. "You are exceeding yGur duty," said Dick. 'Come to the end of the ship farthest from the shore,'' ':Not at all." 'd Dick, "for now that you four men are free there is reason why you should not Pttempt to make your escape J together. Do you feel equal to the task of swimming I I ss the river?" ''Yes, yes!" was the reply in chorus. "\Ye can do any. g, if by so doing we will achieve our freedom." "Doff your outer clothing," suggested Dick; ''it will be the way and a detriment to you in swimming. You will better off with just your under-clothing on." The four men coincided with this view of the case, and tily doffed their shoes and outer clothing. ''I think you are.'' ''I know we are not." ".But why should you make prisoners of us?" ''It is very simple." ''Tell us the reason, then." r cry well; I suppose you will not deny that you have jus.t bee n aboard the prison-ship?" "No." 'Well, that is contrary to rules." ''It is?" "Yes; no outsiders are allowed on either of the prison"Now, then," said Dick, "take a running start and leap my young friends." ght through tb.e flames at the end of the hulk. It is quite ''Bu!: the ship is on fire and the prisoners were likely to ways to the water, but you will not be injured, in all he burned to death." / elihood. lf you reach the other shore make your way "Which would have been a very simple way of getting rthward till you get opposite to Tarrytown; then cross rid of them." e river and head for White Plain!'l." "You are a brute!" cried Bob, heatedly. "All right, we will do as you say," said one, and the ur shook hands with Dick and Bob, thanked them for at they had done for them, and then, one after another, n and leaped through the sheet of flame and disappeared m view. "Xow we had better be getting off this old hulk, Bob," 'd Dick. "So we had, old man." "What's that? You dare speak to me, a British officer, in any such manner as that?" A murmur went up from ihe crowd, which was mainly Tory in its sympathies. "Don't take any talk from them, lieutenant!" "Go ahead and arrest the rascals '' "They must be rebels !" ''They have set the prisoners free; now make them pris"Come along, then; follO\-.me. We will leap overboard oners in the others' stead." the shore side so as to make a landing, and at the same ue attract attention away .from the escaping prisoners.'' Such were a few of the exclamations. "I said only what I meant, and what I will stick to,"

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20 THE LIBETI'l'Y ROYS. LEAP FOR LIFE. said Bob, with spirit; "I say that any one who will calmly I "Yes, sir!" The young officer fairly swelled with make such a statement as the one you made about letting portance. the prisoners burn, is a brnte !" 1 "IYhere did you get hold of them?" "That will do!" said the officer, who was a young lieu tenant and consequently quite important and bigoted. "Seize the rebels, men "Down by the river, sir." "What were they doing?'' "They boarded the burning hulk, sir, and freed "Hold cried Dick. lieutenant." "You are making a bad mistake, prisoners They boarded the hulk an d "I know my business. ers free?" I "What's that you say! Did you not set the four prisonthe prisoners free?". "Yes, we cut their bonds and helped them to escape from the burning hulk." "Well, that constitutes treason and makes you out to be rebels." "Yrs Why had not some of our men taken the prisoners rhe hulk?" ''The fire was too greatly under headway before it discovered, sir, and our men would not risk being bu "You are mistaken; what we terests of humanity." did was done in the inin order to bring the prisoners off." "Bah You freed some rebels, and that settles the mat-ter so far as you two fellows are concerned." "It won't clo uny good to argue with the idiot, Dick," said Bob. "Yet these two men boarded the hulk, you say?" "Yes, sir; but they are rebels and were willing to r their lives in order to save the prisoners." ''Humph! Bring them closer I wish to see what s of looking fellows they are." The soldiers advanced and Dick and Bob stood wit a few feet of the commander-in-chief o:fi the British ar "Seize them, I say!" roared the lieutenant, in a rage Ueneral Clinton eyed the. two closely and presentl y "I guess you are right, Bob." un account of having been called an idiot. t t gave a s ar The redcoats stepped forward and seized the youths, who "H 1 I th' k I h tl t f 11 b f 1,, a m ave seen 1ese wo e ows e ore bad no chance of making their escape, as they were sur-/ 1 d exc a1me rouncled on three sides by a great crowd of people, all of whom were loyal to the king, while on the fourth side behind them-was the water. They might have leaped into the water, but would undoubtedly have been riddled by bullets before they could have gottn away, the burnipg hulk making it light as day for hundreds of yards in all, directions Seeing the uselessness of doing so the two did not make any attempt at resistance, and were led a>1'ay, being jeered at by the people, who, instead of praising the youths and cheering them for their bravery in boarding the hulk an.cl saving the four prisoners from a terrible death by burning, were inclined to dislike them for having clone it. It was not far from the river front to Fraunce's Tavern, where the British had their headquarters, and as the lieutenant and his men an.cl the two prisoners reached the tavern, they were accosted by some of the officers, the piazza being filled with British officers, among them being General Clinton himself "Whom have you there?" asked General Clinton. "A couple of rebels, your excellency," replied the lieu tenant, saluting. "Rebels, you say?" "Say you so, general?" remarked another officer. ''Yes." '' 'Y he re ha Ye you seen them?" "On the field of battle." 'What?" uYcs." "On what battlefield?" "Well, 011 I think; but on the Monmouth batt field, I 1..'"Ilow." "Are you sure, general?" "And you are confident they are rebels?" "Do you know who they are?" "This is astonishing!" "Yes, I know they are rebels," went on General Clinto "and I know who they are, too--or at least I know w this one is," and he pointed at Dick. "Who is he?" "Tell us, general!" "Yes, yes!" "Tell us, quick!" "Yery well," said the in a s l o impressive manner; "that fellow is no other than-Die Slater, the noted captain of the company of youths kn o

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THE LIBERTY BOYS' LEAP FOR LIFE. 21'. 'The LiLerty Boys of '76,' of whom you have all heard j my young friu1d, you have gorten yourself into great y times!" I trouble, do you kn01r it?" What!" I "Oh, I don:. kuo1r." "You don't mean it!" ''Dick Slater, the rebel spy!" "Are you sure you are not mistaken, General Clinton?" ''You haYe; you see, you have been very active-altogether too acti.Ye, and you have done so much work against the British in the \my of spying and so forth, that yoa "There is no mistake about it,'' the commander-in-chief haYe forfeited your right to liYe, many times over." a; I have seen Dick Slater at close range two or three I can't help that, sir. I h a Ye done only what I es, and would know his face anywhere. Lieutenant, .,i
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THE LIBERTY BOYS' LEAP FOR LIFE. "What is that you say, Irene? Dick Slater and his friend captured?" "Yes, father!" "When?" "Just a little while ago." "Where?" "Down by the river, where the prison bulk was on fire." The scene was the interior of the library in the home ''But, daughter, think of the danger." "There will not be much danger, father." "Yes, there will be great and numerous dangers, Irene "Of what do they consist?" "Well, first, you will have to take your chances on bein suspected and captured by the British right here in Ne York." "I have no fears that I will be unable to get out of t of M:onsicur Ricard. His daughter Irene bad just entered, city, father." and she was greatly excited. "' "But there will be danger after that." :::\he had left the horu;e an hour after the two "Libertv "Where, father?" :Boys" had taken their departure, and with hundreds of "On the road from the Harlem River up to Whit others had made her way to the river front when the cry Plains." oi fire was raised. She had been witness to the brave ac"Do you think so?" tion of the two youths in boarding the burning hulk and "Yes; you see, that is known as the neutral ground freeing the prisoners, and had seen them made prisoners and it is overrun by Cowboys and Skinners, a party on coming ashore, as already told. She had followed the redcoats when they took Dick and Bob to Fraunce's Tav ern, and had heard the conversation between Dick and General Clinton, and then she had followed again and seen the youths taken aboard the other prison hulk. Then she had hastened home and had burst in upon her father with the exclau'.iation as given above. whom you are likely to encounter." "Surely they would not injure a girl?" "They might not, and then again they might." "I am more than willing to risk it, father." The man gazed fondly and proudly at his daughter. ''You are a brave little girl, li:jne !" he said. "I would not be like my father if I were not brave." "How came they to be made prisoners, Irene?" asked her "Oh l'ttl fl. tt 1,, 'th l h ''""r k you l e a erer w1 a aug J.. ou no father. I to come it over your old father when you wish The girl hastened to tell him the entire story, and when b t th ,, she had finished Monsieur Ricard said : "The young men did well in freeing the four prisoners, Irene, but it is l\nfortunate that they were made prisoners themselves." "Yes, indeed, father; it is very, very unfortunate!" "If I should receive the informahon regarding the movements of the French fleet, now, there would be no one to carry the infoimation to the commander-in-chief of the patriot army." "You are wrong, father," said the girl, quietly. "Wrong?" in a tone of surprise. "Yes." "Who would carry it?" "I would!" J ave your way a ou some mg. The girl threw her arms around her father's neck. "No, I am not flattering you, father dear,'' .. I meant every word I uttered." The man kissed his daughter and then said: she sai "I cannot find it in my heart to refuse you the pri vile of going to White Plains, Irene." \ "0 b, thank you, father dear "When will you make the start?" "Whenever you think best for me to go, father." "Well, I think it will be best for you to go by daylight. "Then I will start early in the morning." "Very well; and in the meantime we may hear some wo 0 the French fleet, in which case you will have some ne Monsieur Ricard started and gazed at his daughter in take to General Washington." amazement. "You, Irene?" he almost gasped. "Yes, father; more, I wish to go to the headquarters of the patriot army and take the news that Dick Slater and Bob Estabrook are prisoners, so that plans may be laid lo 1'escue them." 'What, you go away up to White Plains, Irene?" "Yes, father." "You think there is no danger that Dick Slater and B Sstabrook may be shot or hanged to-morrow, father?" "Oh, no, Irene. They will be held prisoners a week two, possibly a month, before their case will be acted upon. Very well; then there is no need of great haste." "None at all, Irene." After some further talk the girl bade h e r father good night and went to her room and to bed, her father re

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THE LIBERTY BOYS' LEAP FOR LIFE. 2 3 in g up long enough to finish his smoke, when be, too, I d e his way to his room and to bed. I After breakfast next morning the girl ordered the servant bridle and saddle her horse and bring him around to "What should I be afraid of, sir?" "Cowboys and Skinners, miss." The girl shook her head and then drew a pistol frcun the saddle-bag hanging from the pommel of the saddle door. I am going for a ride,'' she said. "You see, I am armed," she oaid; "and if they attempt h e went in and was surprised to find a man with her to bother me I will not hesitate to shoot." ther. "You are a brave girl!" the soldier s aid in admiration. "T his is a messenger from the South, Irene," said her "Oh, I don't think 'there is any danger, sir; I have been t h e r ; "he brings me good news of the coming of the to my aunt's home before and was never bothered on the n:nch fleet to co-operate with the patriot army in reroad." ucing New York and capturing the Britis h in the city "Very well; go along, then. I hope you will not be d t he warships in the harbor. Wait but a few minutes bothered, miss d I will give you a letter to take to General Washington "V ery "\Yell, father," said Irene, who was glad that she as t o be the bearer of s o me good news as well as bad. "Thank yon, sir." Then the brave girl rode onward, and, having crossed ihe bridge, urged her horse to a gallop "I wonder what that redcoat would have said if he had som of her dress, and then kissing her father, she bade known who I am and that I have important letters for the 'm good by, shook hands with the messenger and then W hen the letter \ms ready Iren<: c-::IH: ealcd it in the e n t out, mounted her horse and rode away. Ir ene was a beautiful girl, an
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"2-t THE LIBERTY BOYS' LEAP FOR LIFE. 1oice. '':::;land \1 here you are or I will put a bullet through "Antl those two young men went to ew York y you!" I terday on a mission for the commander-in-chief?" The man paused quickly enough and stared in amaze-I "They did." :Mark was growing interested now. ment and horror. Then something very like a curse es1 "\V ell, my father, }lonsieur Ricard, is the man the <:aped his lips and he made a sudden leap, hoping to take went to New York to see." the girl by surprise. "Iudeed ?" He made a mistake in his calculations, however, for the "Yes; they were at our house, but as my father had n girl was on her guard and :fired without hesitation. She yet become possessed of the information which the you was a good shot, as a rule, but the man's a ction disconmen were to secure, they went to a tavern to stay unt <:ertcd her aim somewhat and so she only succeeded in father did receive 1:he information." putting a bullet through the fellow's ear. "Yes?" This pained him terribly, however, and as he was, as "Yes; but last night a prison-ship in the river caug might have been expected, a coward, he uttered a wild yell on :fire and burned down, and Dick Slater and Bob Est -0 terror antl clapping his hand to the side of his head, brook went on board the ship and set the four prisone leaped in among the trees at the roadside and dashed away free and they escaped." .at the top of his speed. The girl could hear the crackling "Good for Di"S: and Bob!" of the imderbrush for quite a while, showing that the "But as scon as they came ashore the two young m frightened man was still running, and then with a laugh were taken prisoners." of amusement she thrust the pistol back in the saddle -bag ''They were?" :Mark was excited now and rode onward. "Yes; and they were taken and incarcerated in anoth "That was a splendid shot, miss!" cried a voice, and a old prison-ship which lies in the river not far from whe :young man rode out and ranged his horse alongside the the one was that was burned.i' one ridden by the girl; "that was a little bit the neatest J:hing J ever saw done! You are a brave girl!" CHAPTER XI. TO THE RESCUE. Who are you?" asked Irene, giving her companion a sharp look. "My name is Mark Morrison, miss, and I am a member of the company of young _fellows known as 'The Liberty Boys of '76.' -''Good! good!" exclaimed Irene. "Then you are just 'tbe person I wish to see!" "And you are just the person I wish to see!" said Mark, with such a meaning look that the beautiful girl blushed J.ike a peony. "You mustn't try to flatter me," she said, with a smile; have some very valuable information for you-some thing that will interest you." "What is it, miss?" "Your captain's name is Dick Slater, is it not?" "Yes, miss." "And you have a friend w hose name is Bob Estabrook?" "Yes." "Ah and they are there now?" "Yes." ''They must be rc0c: d : '' "Yes, yes! That :5 iiJ,. : nain reason \Yhy 1 bave con aw'ay up here from New York." "To let us know, eh?" 'Yes." "As I said a minute ago, you are a brave girl, l\Iiss "Irene Ricard is my name." "And a pretty name it is-but not so pretty as the own of the name." "Come, come, Mr. l\Iorrison warned the girl compliments There is work to do." "I know that, Miss Irene, and we will do the work to Some of the 'Liberty Boys' will be away soon, and rescue Dick nnd Bob, or know the reason why." "Good! they are brave young men, and it wo.uld be te rible if they were to be shot or hanged by the British." :'It shall not be, Miss Irene We will save them." "How much farther to the patriot encampment?" "Not far; only a mile or so." "Then let us hasten. I have letters for the commande in-chief, containing information from my father, rega ing the French fleet." "Ah! that is good. I will accompany you to he quarters, when we reach the encampment, and will ask t

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THE LIBERTY BOYS' LEAP FOR LIFE. vilege of taking s o m e of the Lib e rty Boys and going wn to X ew York to rescue Dick and Bob." Yery well; I am glad that I encountered you." "And so am I!" with a meaning look that again brought blush to the girl's cheeks. "If you don't stop talking that way I will ride on and "Tha n k you, E i r !" c ri e d 1\fark, and the n with an admirin g look at Ire ne, h e ha s t e n e d from the room and house and 1.o t h e L ibe r ty Boys' quarters "An d I hav e a l ette r for you, father, sir," said Irene,. p rodu c ing it. "Ah, that i s good news! Perhaps it contain s t h e inv e you!" said the girl, with a laugh. form:iti011 I am wanting," and the great man to o k the" I'd like to see you do it!" with an, answering laugh lette r tore it ope n and read the contents with interest. y horse can run as fast as yours, and I would keep 'Ye-., yes! this is just what I wished to learn," h e d e -ongside you, if I killed my animal!" d a rl' J ; "it i s th e information which I sent Dick and "Oh, you bad, bad fellow!" to X e w York to E.e cure, and now that I have it all that is "Say, do you know, Miss Irene, if I had not witnessed i s to iescue them and all will be well." m anner in which you discourage s uch advances I am "I am glad that the information is of value, sir," said id I should have done like the hunter did; back yonder Irene. ied to kiss you "I wouldn't advise you to try it, sir!" with a half itih, half threatening look on her face. "It is valuable, indeed; but now you must be hungry, ?.Iis s Ricard. Come; I will show you to the dining-:i:oom 11 h e r e th e good woman of the house has just :finished se.t-Yark laughed, and they rode onward, chatting as they tiug dinner, and you s hall dine with me." t Half an hour later they rode into the patriot en-The girl's face :flushe d with delight at thought of sitp ment, which was a mile from the village of White ting up to the tabl e with the commander in-chi e f of the' ns, and they alighted in front of the house in which h ington had his headquarters. a r k and the girl entered together, and the youth in patriot army. They w ent into the dining-room and to o k seats at the table and ate dinn e r, while the great man chatted to the uced Irene to the commander -inchief, who arose and girl pleasantl y treating h e r in e very way as if s h e were e d with courtly grace, and then shook bands with the his own daughter. h eartily Meanwhile :Mark had reach e d the quarters o c cupi e d by Well, well! this is indeed an honor to have my old the "Liberty Boys," and had conveye d to his comrades the d Monsieur R.icard's daughte r come and see me!" the information that Dick and Bob were prison e r s in the olcili t man exclaimed. "But whe re are Dick Slater and prison-ship down in the riv e r in lower N e w York City. Estabrook?" "We must rescu e them, boys !" Prisoner s sir!" the g irl replied Prisoner s ? "Yes, yes!" "We will rescue them or die trying!" Yes, your exc e ll e ncy." "That's what we will!" shadow came over the great man's face, and motion''I w ant three o f you boys to go with me," s aid Mark;: to a chair he s aid : "Be seated, and then tell me all, "and as I know an of you will want to be the ones to go,. R icard." I will name the three, and I don't want the rest to feeJ e girl took the s eat and then told the story quickly hurt or think I am showing any partiality, for such is not tersely, the c ommander-in chief listening with interest. my intention." Too bad, too bad!" he said, when she bad finished. "I "Oh, that's all right, Mark," said one; "pick out your indeed sorry that Dick and Bob were captured But men and we won't say a word, as we know we can't a11 go.' must be rescued eh, Mark?" "That' s the way to talk." "Yes, your excellency; that is why I came here. I wish "What is your plan, Mark?" be p ermitted to take some of the 'Liberty Boys' and go "We will ride over to Tarrytown on the Huds on, and Dick and Bob." will leave our horses there and take a boat down th e riv e r V e r y good; that is as it shopld be. 'Liberty Boys' to We will drop down till we are even with the old prison rescue of 'Liberty Boys.' Yes, you may take such a s hip, and will then cross over and board it and rescu e th e ber of the youths as you deem necessary or advisable, boys." g o and rescue Dick and Bob They must be rescued! eannot get along without them!" "That's a good plan," said one, and all nodded assent. Mark then selected three of the youths to accompany

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26 'rHE LIBERTY BOYS' LEAP FOR LIFE. him, and they began making their preparations for the trip. They were afraid to show a light for fear the sentinel They :first ate their dinner and tl1en when all was ready the deck of the prison-ship would see it and give the alar ihey mounted their horses, bade good-by to their comrades While debating the matter of how they would get aboa and rode away toward the west. t he ship, they heard the sound of what seemed to be An hour's ride brought them to Tarrytown, where they ,,truggle. It came from the deck of the prison-ship! tied their horses in the timber, and making their way down What could it mean? to the river, hired a boat of an old boatman. They secured They listened inte1itly and strained their eyes in a va a lantern also as they thought they would need a light. dl'ort to see what was going on above them. Then they waited till about four o'clock, and getting in They could s!:"e nothing. the boat, started. They could h!:"ar, however, and they presently heard t They permitted the boat to float downstream and kept .sound of a groan, followed by a thud, as if a human for close to the west shore of the river, as they did not wish had fallen to the floor. to have themselves seen and examined critically by British eyes. "There has been some kind of a fight taking place there, boys I" whispered Mark. 4 They drifted down till they were nearly opposite the northern end of the city, and then they rowed into a little "Yes," replied Sam Sanderson, in. a cautious whisp Do you think it possible that Dick and Bob have succeed cove and waited till it was dark. in getting up out of the hold and overcoming the sentinel "We must not be in too big a hurry,'' said Mark. "It is possible,'' said 1\Iark, in some excitement. "Jov "No, we must wait till the city is asleep," agreed one. I wish that such might be 'the case!" 80 they ate the cold food they had brought along, and 'rhey listened even more inte ntly and were sure t waited till ten o'clock before making a start. heard the sound of low, voices which came fr They lighted the old lantern, which, being a box affair, I the deck of the prison-ship. with a slide, was in reality a dark-lantern, and did not I Suddenly J'iiark, moved by an impulse, pulled the s give any light until after the slide was opened. 1 of the lantern and flashed the light up the side of I They pushed out into the riyer ang two of the boys took prison-ship. 1he oars as they would now have to row across the river. He caught sight of two faces, which were sticking o They beaded diagonally across and downstream, and after the rail. what seemed like an age the black outlines of the hull of Even though 1 he light from the lantern scarcely m the prison-ship loomed up before them. rhan reached the distance, and was very faint, there, M 1vas sure he recognized the faces. CHAPTER KII. THE RESCUE. And now a serious difficulty confronted the would-be They were those of Dick and Bob! Lifting up his voice, yet speaking with caution, Ma called out: "Is that you, Dick and Bob?" "Yes, yes!" came back the reply, in cautious tones. that you, Mark?" "Yes, it is I-and three of the boys. Can you co rescuers. down? We have a boat." There was no way of getting aboard the prison-ship. I "We can no ladder or rope to let ourselves down It '"as the old hull of what bad at one time been one Marie" of the largest of battleships, and it was at least thirty feet "That is bad!" to the top of the railing above the deck. The sides of the 'So it is; but we must get off this hulk, whether or null sloped i.n such a fashion that it would have been imWe must jump if we can't get away otherwise." po.ssible for a cat, let alone a man, to climb up without the "It will be a desperate leap, Dick I" assistance of some one on the deck, or at least without hav.. Yes, but we will risk i!. Hold the light so that we ing a rope to bold to, and nowhere could the youths find a see where to leap, Mark, and we will be down there in :rope, or signs of a ladder. jiffy!" They -rowed slowly and softly around the old bulk, feel-I "All right." ing along the side as they did so, and could find nothing. There was a minute of suspense and a dark fo

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THE LIBERTY BOYS' LE.AP FOR LIFE. ram e shooting down through the air and there was a splash coats, and thE'y became calm and settled down to take things is i t struck the water. coolly. The one who had leaped first was Bob, and he went clear' "How diod." "Yes; well, that ia what she did T hen the youths bent to the oars and rowed away with their might, for they realized that there would be pur-ft th It was quite a. pull up the river to Tarrytown b:ui. 1he ers a er em very soon youths took turns at the work, and :finally reaehed t:hmr This was the case, too. There were several boats on the d Tb h d 1 _i estrnahon. e pursuers a ong smce g1Vn up arua ore, near the prison-ship, and when the soldiers came nning in response to the sentinel's yell and shot, they lost time in leaping into the boats and going in pursuit of e escaping prisoners. The youths heard the sound of the rowlocks and worked 'th all their might. "We must escape!" said Dick. "We must not permit rselves to be overtaken, for if we should be captured y would or shoot us at once, and prevent all chance our getting away again!" turned back. The youth& paid the boatman for th-' use of the lroa.t, and then mounting their horses-Mark and his companions had brought two extra ones for Dick and Bob.-they r.ode away in the direetion of White Plains. An hour and a half later they reached the encru:npm-ent) and as it was morning they simply threw themselves down on blankets and caught a few winks of sleep Mfore daylight. After breakfast Dick and Mark went to headquarter& "You are right," agreed Mark; "well, we won't let them and reported to the commander-in-chie:f. tch us if we can help it." General Washington was delighted to see Dick ba:ck They rowed with all their might, heading diagottally again, ancl to learn that both he and Bob had gotten awmy ross the river, ancl they were pleased to nd, after sev-in safety. al minutes had elapsed, that they were holding their "The young lady, Rica.rel, brought the information n. Their boat was a good one, and as it was probably from her father that you were to have brought, Dick," he iot quite so heavily loaded down as were those of the purmid; "so all i s w e ll, after all." ers, they 'Tere enabled to make good headway. 'I am glad of that, your e..'i'.cellency." Finally they were as near the opposite shore as they General Washington complimented Mark on the sncred to go, and then they headed upstream and continued cessfol manner in which he had conducted the matter of eir flight. The pursuing boats kept on after them for rescu!ng Dick and Bob, and this pleased Mark wonderfully. ite a while, but the "Liberty Boys" were pleased to nore It did not plea s e him so much as the smile of approval a t they if anything, drawing away from the redwhich wae on the face of Irene Ricard, however, she hav-

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28 THE LIBElU'Y BOYS' LEAP FOR LIFE.' -=------------=-==========-:==========================================================================t ing ente r e d whil e they "e r e talking. There was no d o ubt and whe n h e talked threat e ningly to me I suddenly p of the fact t hat :Jinr k bad fa l l e n i n J o y e with the b e autiful ., ntc>d m>' pistol and shot him dead!" Fre n rh m aide n, and if indi c ati o n went for anything she "Oh. fath er!" The girl' s ton e implied both horror was full y a s much in loYe ith him. ple asur e Sli e as horrified to t hink h e r father had kill Ire n e s aid s h e must return to h e r home that day, and a man:but was glad to kn o' r t hat she would never ag 1\far k ask e1l. p e rm i,si on t o accompany her to the Harlem be bothered by the scoundrel, Gilbert Riv e r. It was grnnt e d b y i.he commarnler-in-chief, and "1 thought you would be pleased to hear that Gasp afte r dinn e r :Jfark and the girl rode away. ""l" Irene," rnid her fath e r. It would nol be fair to r e ll what th e two talked about '';:so 1 am, fath er: hut it horrifi e d me at first to th' whil e making the tr i p tlown to th e Harle m River that afterrhat you hau been forced to kill a man." noon, suffic e it to say that the conversation--or the subject "I hated lo do it, of c!ourse, Ire ne, but these are di s cu s sed, rather, was ent_irely s atisfying to both, and so times and he was a villian who richly merited death." wholly eugros s ing that had a party of r e d c oats happened ''So he was ; but did not his companions try to aven along it is lik e ly that :Jfark would n o t hav e stood much his death?" chance of seeing them in time to make his escape, for his "They would have done so, but the sound of the s -eye s were too constantly on the pretty, piquant face of was heard and a lot of people came into the house and Irene. Just before they reached the Harlem River they paused and-but, there; I was near telling again! H they exmembers of the Scarlet Dozen band were frightened av; I judge that they will disband, now that their leader dead." ehanged a few kisses on that occasion, were they to be "Quite likely, father." blamed? I think not; and I think you will concur in this It is a matter of history that the French fleet failed view of the matter, reader. '.co-operate with Washington's army in the reduction Irene really did have an aunt three miles away, in the New York, on account of a 'strange and unexpected ire always in print. If you cannot obtain them from Pppeared before Monsieur Ricard with the statement that if he did not tell where Irene was concealed he would blow newsdealer, send the price in money or postage stamps his (Monsieur Ricard's) brains out. mail to FRANK TOUSEY, PUBLISHER, 24 "I was too smart for him, however," the girl's father SQUARE, NEW YORK, and you will receive the c opl -said, in a tone of satisfaction; "I had prepared myself, :rou order by return mail.

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By Allyn The Lan d of Go ld; or, Yankee Jack's Adventures in Early AusDraper. tralia. By Richard R. Montgomery. 2 s s th D B E'" S t B O On t h e Plains with Bulfalo Biii; or, Two Years I n the Wll d West 04 tiii A larm am, e armg oy 'ireman; or, ure o e n R y an Old Scout. Hand. By Ex-Fire Chief Warden. The Cavern of Fire: or, The Thrilling Adventures of Professor 20:.> Lost on the Ocean; or, Ben Blutl:'s Last Voyage. _By Capt. Thos. Hnrdcastl e and Jack l\Ierton. By Arlyn Draper. H. Wilson. Water-logge d, or, Lost in t h e Sea of Grass. By Capt Thos. H 206 Jack Wright and His Electric Canoe; or, Working in the Wllson. Revenue Service. By "Noname." lac k Wright, t h e Boy Inventor: or, Exploring c e n t ral Asi a i n 207 Give Rim a Chance; or, How Tom Curtis Won His Way. By Hi s Magnetic "Hurricane." By "Noname. Howard Austin. Lot 77; or, Sol d to the Highest Bidder. By R ic hard R. Mo nt-208 Jack and I ; or, The Secrets of King Pharaoh's Caves. By g omery. Richard H. The Boy canoeist; or, 1.000 Miles in a Canoe. By Jas. c. Merritt. 209 Buried 5,000 Years; or, The Treasure of the .Aztecs. By Allyn C a ptain Kidd, Jr.; or, The Treasure Hunters of Long Island. By Draper. Allan Arnol d. 210 Jack Wright' s Air and Water Cutter ; or, Wonderful Adventures Th Red Leather Bag. A Weird Story of Land a n d Sea. By on the Wi1 g and Afloat. By 'Noname." Howard Austin. 211 'l'he Broken Bottle; or, A Jolly Good Fellow. A True Temper"Tbe Lone Star"; or, The Masked Rider s of Texas By Allyn ance Story. By Joo. B. Dowd. DrapH. 212 Slippery Ben; or, The Boy Spy of the Revolution. By Gen' l A Xew York Boy out With Stanley; or, A Journey Through Africa J us. A. Gordon. ll y J ns. C. Merritt. 2 1 3 Young Davy Crockett; or, The Hero of Silver Gulch. By An Afloat With Captain Nemo; or, T h e Mystery of Whirlpool Island. O l d Scout. R y Capt. Thos. H. Wilson. 214 Jack Wright and His Magnetic Motor; or, The Golden City of Two B nys' Trip to a n Unknown Planet. 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I An Interesting Weekly for Young America. 1 '""' IVrrl:11 1-B11 S1tb$Cription $Z.50 p e r y8a. r E111i T"''Y No. 193. NEW YORK, AUGUsrr 15. 1902 Price 5 Cent s Jnstantly Fred and Terry seized the Winchesters hanging up over the manager's desk. They had no sooner gotten possession of them when four masked men, one behind 'the other, appeared at the -..;.,-..,....,_,__.;. --+k-.,..1 .... -l,.. ,,, ...... ___ ,,..._ ....... ..,1 _....__, .:._ .. ---.. _____ ....._____.

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ORK WIN. The THE READ "W"eekl y NUMBERS ARE .ALWAYS ONE AND YOU WILL READ THEM Best Published. IN PRINT. ALL. LA'l'ES T ISSUES : 18 Fred Fearnot In Texas; or, Terry' s :\Ian from Abilene. 79 Fred Fearuot as a Sherill'; or, Breaking up a D esperate Gang. 80 Fred Fearuot Battled; ur, Outwitted by a Woman. 81 Fred J rearnot's Wit, and How It Saved Ills Life. 1141 H2 143 144 145 1-16 147 82 Fred Fearnot's Great Prize; or, Working Hard to Win. 83 Fred Fearnot at Bay; or, His Great Fight for Life. M Fred Fearnot's Disguise; or, l Pollowing a Strnoge Clew. 148 85 Fred irearnot's l\Ioos e Hunt; or, Adventures in the Maine Woods. 86 Fred Fearnot's Oratory; or, Fun at the Girl's lligh School. 87 !!'red Fearnot's Big Heart; or, Giving the Poor a Chance. 88 Fred Fearnot A ccused; or, Tracked by a Villain. 89 Fred F earnot's Pluck; or, Winning Against Odds. 149 150 151 152 90 !!'red Fearuot s Deadly Peril : or, His Narrow Escape from Ruin 91 Fred l?earnot's Wild Ride: or, Savin' g Dick Duncan's Life. 92 Fred J;'earnot's Long Chase; or. Trailmg a Cunning \'1llaiu. 93 Fear Fearnot's Laat Shot, and How lL Saved a Life. 94 Fred Fearuot's Common Sense; or. '!'he Best Way Out of .rrouble. l55 95 Fred li'earnot' s Great },'ind; o r Saving Terry Olcott's Fortune. 156 96 Fred Fearnot and the Sultan; or, Adventures on the Island of Sulu. 157 97 Fred Fearnot's Silvery 'l'ongue; or, Winning an Angry i\lob. 98 Fred Fearnot's Strategy; or, Outwitting a .rroublesome Cou ple. 158 9 9 Fred Fearnot' s Little Joke; or, Worrying Dick and Terry. 0 0 Fred Fearnot's Muscle: or, Holding His Own Against Odds. 01 Fred Fearnot on Hand; .:ir, S!Towing Up at tbe Right Time. 02 Fred Fearnot's Puzzle; or, Worrying the Bunco Steerers. 159 160 161 0 3 Fred I'earnot and Evelyn; or, The rnfatnate d Rival. 104 Fred I ?earnot's Wager; or, Downing a Brntal Sport. 162 105 Fred Fearnot at St. Simons; or, The Mystery of a Georgia Island. 106 Fred Fearnot Deceived; or, After the Wrong Man. 163 107 Fred Fearnot's Charity; or, Teachini>; Others a Lesson. 1134 08 Fred Fearnot as "The Judge:" or, Heading otl' the Lynchers 1()109 Fred Fearnot and the Clown; or. Saving the O l d ;\1an's Place. 110 Fred Fearnot's Fine Work; o r Against a Crank. 167 1 Fred Fearnot's Bad Break; or, "hat Happened to Jones. 168 112 Fred Fearuot's Round-Up; or, A Lively 'l.'ime on the Ranch 69 113 Fred Fearuot and the Giant; or, A Hot Time i n Cheyenne. i70 114 Fred Fearnot's Cool Nerve; or. Giving It Straight to the B oys. 115 l?red J;'earnot's Way; or, Doing Up a Sharper. 1 7 1 m 'i In t h e 172 W il d West. Fred Fearnot and his Mascot; or, Evelyn's Fearless Ri de. 173 Fred Fearuot's Strong Arm : o r The Bad Mau of Arizona. 174 Fred Fearnot as a "Tenderfoot;" or, Having Fun with t h e Co w 175 boys. 176 Fred Fearnot Captured; or, I n t h e Hands o! H i s E n emies. 1 7 7 Fred Fearnot and the Banker; or, A Schemer's Tra p to Rui n 178 Him. l W Fred Fearuot's Great Feat; o r Winning a Fortune on S k a t e s l80 Fred Fearnot's Iron Will ; or, Standing Up for the Right. 18l Fred Fearnot Cornered; or, Evelyn and the W idow. 1 8 2 irrcd Fearuot's Daring Scheme; or, Ten Days in a n I n sane Asylum. Fred and His Gulde ; or, The Mystery of the Mou n tain. !!'red Fearnot's County Fair: or, The Battle of the Fakirs. Fred Fearuot a Prisoner ; or, Captured at Avon. Fred Fearuot and the Senator; or, Breaking up a Scheme. !!'red Fearnot and the Baron; or, Calling Down a Nobleman. Fred Fearnot and the Brokers: or, Ten Days in Willi Street. Fred Fearnot's Little Scrap; or, The Fellow Who Wouldn't Stay Whipped. Fred Fearnot's Greatest Danger; or, Ten Days with the Moo n shiners. Fred Fearnot and the Kidnappers; or. Trailing a Stolen C h il d. Fred Feuruot's Quick Work; or, The Hold "Cp at Eagle Pass. Fred Fearuot at Silver Gul ch; or, Defying a Ring. Fred Fearuot on Lhe Border; or, Punishing the Mexican Hone Stealers. Fred Fearnot's Charmed Life; or, Running the Gauntlet. Fred Fearuot Lost: or, ?11issing for Thirty Days. Fred Fearnot's Rescue; or, The Mexican Pocahontas. Fred Fearnot and the ''White Caps" ; or, A Queer Turning of the Tables. Fred Fearuot "Spirits." Fred Fearnot Struck. and the '..\ledium ; or, Having Fun with t h e and the "Mean Man"; or, The Wo rst He Ever Fred Fearnot's Gratitude; or, Up a Plucky Boy. Fred Fearnot Fined; or, The Judges ;\listake. Fred FearuoL's Comic Opera; or, The that Raised the Fnnds. Fred Fearnot and the Anarchists; or, The Burning of t h e Re d Flag. F r ed Fearnot's Lecture '.rQur; or, Going it Alone. F r ed Fearnots ":Xew Wild West" : or, Astonishing the Old E ast. Fred Fearnot in Russia; or, Banished by the Czar. Fred Fearnot in Turkey : or, Defying the Sultan. Fred Fearuot in Vienna: or, The Trouble on the Danube. Fred J;'earnot and the Kaiser; or, In the Royal Palace at Berlin Fred Fearuot In Ireland; or, Watched by the Constabulary. Fred Fearnot Ilomeward Bound ; or, Shadowed by Scotl and Yard. Fred Fearnot' s Justice; or, The Champion of the Sc h ool Marm Fred Fearnot and the Cjypsies; or, The Mystery of a Stolen Child. J.ilred Fearnot's S ilent Hunt ; or, Catching the "Green Goods" Men. F r ed Fearnot's Big Day; or, Harvard and Yale at :'
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s ERVICE OLD AND YOUNG !{ ING BR ADY, IJE'fEC'l'IVES. PRIC E 5 CTS. 32 PAGES COLORED COVERS. ISSUED WEEKLY LA'L'BS'L' 18.,,UES: l 39 The Bradys in the Dens of New York; or, Working oo the Joht Street l\lystery. 82 '!.'be Bradys aQd the Brokers: o r. A. Desperate Game In Wall Street. 140 83 'l'hc Bradys l"ight to :.: Finish: 01. \\"1u11ing a DesperaJe Case. 84 'J'bc Brau.rs Hac.:e fur Life: or. lp a Tougb 'rrio. The Bradys and the Rail Road Thieves; or, The Mystery o! th! l'Uidoight 'l.'raio. 8'1 The llradys Last ur, '!"h e Case 1u the Dari<. 86 l'h e Urndys on the Road: or, Thr :>trn ugc Case of a Drummer. 87 'l'ht> Girl i q Ria!'k; or, The Hrn lleal: or. llauclin-Glove with Crime. 94 'l'he Bradys in a 0>1.are; 01, The l\"orot of .Ail. 95 The lira<\) s Heyoud Their Devth: 0 1 Tbe Great Swamp Myste1y. 96 The llradys" llopel The Bradys and the Mail Thieves ; or, The "'Ian in the Bag. The Bradys and the Boatmen; or, The Clew Found in tb River. The Bradys after the Grafters; or, The Mystery in the Cab. '!.'he Bradys and the Cross-Roads Gang; or, me Great Case ID ll!issouri. The Bradys D cfle d : or, '!'h e Hardest Gang in New York. The Urndys in liigh Life. or, The Great Society The Amoug TL!ie1es; or, !lot Work in the Bowery. Tbe Bradys aucl the 8harpers; or. In Darkest New York. The Hrad:vs aud the l:Jandits; or, Hunting for a Lost Boy. The Brnrl 1 s in C<>ntral l'ark: or. The of the Mall. 167 The Bradys and Miss Brown; or, The Mysterious Case in ciety The Bradys on their Muscle: or, the Red Ilook Gang. The Bradys' Opium Joint Case: or, Exposmg the Chinese Crooks. The Bradys' Girl Decoy; or, ltounding Up the East-Side Crooks. The Rradys Under l'ire: or, Trncklng a Gang of Outlaws. 168 The Bradys and the Factory Girl; or, The S ec ret of the Poisonej J;;nvelope l 69 The Bradys and Blonde Bill ; or, The Diamond Thieves of Lane. 113 114 115 llG 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 The Bradys at the Beach: or. The of the Bath House. The Bradys and the Lost Gold or, Hot Work Among Cowboys. l 70 The Bradys and the Opium Ring; or, The Clew in 171 The Bradys on the Grand Circuit; or, Tracking Harness Gang. the 172 The Bradys and the Black Doctor ; or, The Secret '125 126 127 The Bradys and the :\Iissing Girl: or, A Clew Found in the Dark. The Bradys and tl>e Banker; or. The of a Treasure Vault. The Bradys and the Boy Acrc oiwt; or, Tracing up a Theatrical Case. Vault. 173 The Rraclys and the Girl in Grey; or, The Queen of the Crook 174 The Bradys and the Juggler; or, Out with a Variety Show. l 75 The Bradys and the Moonsb.iners; or. Away Down in 176 The Bradys in Badtown; or, The Fight for a Gold "'Iln e. 128 The BrRdys and Rad Man Smith ; or, The Gang of Black Bar. 177 The Bradys in the Klondike: or, Ferreting Out the Gold Thien 12() The Rradys and the Veiled Girl: or, Piping the Tombs Mystery. li8 The Bradys on the East Side; or, Crooked Work in the Slum 130 The Bradys and the Deadshot Gang; or, Lively Work on the 179 The Bradys and the ""Highblnders"; or, The Hot Case in China Frontier town. 131 The Rradys with a Circus; or, On the Road with the Wild Beast 180 The Bradys and the Serpent Ring; or, The Strange Case of th Tamers Fortune-Teller. 132 The RrRd:rs in W;vomin!!: or. Tracking the l\Iountain Men. 181 The Bradys and "Silent Sam"; or, Tr11cklng the Deaf and Dumb 133 The Rraflys at Coney Island: 01-. 'l'rappini:t the Gang. 1 :14 The Brad.vs an cl rh e H oa d Agents: or. The Deadwood Case. l 82 The Bradys and the "Bonanza" King; or, Fighting the Fakirs il 135 The Bradys anil the Dank Clerk ; or, Tracing a Lost Money 'Frisco. l'ackgP. 183 The Bradys and the Boston Banker; or, Hustling for Millions in tho 136 Tbe B1'(ldys on the Hnce Trark: or. Beating the Sharpers. Hub. 137 The RrRdys in the Chinese Quartn; or, The Queen of the Opium 184 The Bradys on Blizzard Island; or, Tracking the Gold Thieves or Cape ll'iends. Nome. 13<1 The Rra clys and the Counterfeiters; or, W i ld Adventures In the 18 5 The Bradys in the Black Hills; or, Their Case in North Dakota. Blue Hidge Mountains. 186 The and "Faro Frank"; or, a Hot Case in the Gold ;\Imes. For sal e h y a n or sent postpaid on receipt of price. 5 c ents per copy by FRANK TOUSEY, Publishe1'", 24 Union Square, New York IF YOU WANT ANY BACK NUMBERS p f our Libraries and cannot procure them from newsdealers, they can be obtained from this office direct. Cut 01,1t and ftD i n the following Order Blank and send it to us with the price of the books you want and we will send them to you b y return mail. POSTAGE S'l'AMP S 'l' AUEN 'l'HE SAl\JE A S l\IONEY. F RANK TOUSEY, Publisher, 24 Union Rquare, New York. DEAR Srn-Enclose
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THE STAGE. il. THE OP l'lllW YOalt lllm ll'IDN BOOK.--OotttabUiac a sn-t nriet1 el tt. W. j6-_. bf ..lllOlt famou end -n. No ....._.. Wet_.. ill _,..., wW...t l!bis w...-mil little "9et. No. 42. THE BOYS 01' NJIW YOllK 8'1'U' 0onMining a varied of lltump apeedies, Xtere. n.and lri.llh Also end men s jokes. Joet tbe thI.g fer aiauement and a-teur show s. N o 45. THE BOYS OF N'EW YORK HINSTRl!:L G UIDE AND JOKE BOOK.-Sometlaiag new and ftry instructive. l:Yery boy ahould obtain t hi s book a s i t contaiu full instruct ions for or p n iz ing a n amateur m instr e l t roupe N o 65. MULDOON'S JOKES.-This is o ne o f the most original joke books eve r publishe?, and it is o f w it and humor. It contains a large collection of so n gs, J ok es, conundrum s, etc. of Terrence Muldoon, the great wit, humorist and practical joker of the day Every boy who can enjoy a good sub stantial jok e should o b tain a copy immediatel y N o 79 HOW TO BECOME AN ACT9R.--(Jontaining c om plete instructions how t o m a ke up for variou s characters on the 1tage ; tog e t h e r w i t h t h e d uties of t h e S tage Mit nage r Prompter S cenic A r t ist a n d Property Man. B y a p romm e n t Stage Manager No. 80. GUS WILLIAMS' JOKE the latest jokes, anecdote s and funny. stori es .of this world-renown e d and ev e r popular G erman come dian. Sixty-fo u r pages ; handsome colored c o ver containing a hal f-tone photo of the author. HOUSEKE.EPING. No. 16. HOW TO KEEP A WINDOW GARDEN.--Containing tull instruction s for constructing a window garden e i t h e r in town o r country, and the mo s t approve d m e thods for rais ing beautiful flowe r s a t h o m e The most c omp l e te book of th e kind eve r pub li s h e d N o 30 HOW TO COOK.-One of the most instructiv e books o n cooking e v e r publis h e d. It contains r ecipe s for c ooking meats fis h g am e and o ystiirs; a l so p i es, puddings, cakes and all kind s of pastry, and a grand co llection of re c ipes by one of o u r most popular no ks :'\o. 3 7 HOW TO KEEP HOUSE. -It contains information for very b od y b o y s girls; m e n and wom en; it w ill teac h y ou b o w to mak e almost anything iiround the house, such as parlor orn a m e n ts, rack e t s, cem ents, A eolian harps, and bird li m e for catcning birds ELECTRICAL. No. 46. HOW TO MAKE .A.ND USE ELECTRICITY.-A de cription of the wonderful u se s of e l ectri city and electro mag netism ; or;ethe r wi t h full instructions for making E lectri c Toys,, Batteries, rc. B y G eorge Trebe l, A. M. M D. Containing ove r fifty ilustrations. N o 64. HOW TO MAKE ELECTRICAL MACIIINES.-C on aining full directions for making e l ectrical mac h i n es, induction o il s d ynamos, and m a n y nove l toys to b e worke d by e l ect ri c ity. y R A. R. B ennett. Fully illu strate d No. 6 7. HOW TO DO ELECTRICAL TRICKS. Containing a a rg e c ollecti o n of inst ructiv e and hi g h l y amusing e l ectric al t ri c ks, ogetber wi t h illustrations. B y .A.. Ande rson ENTERTAINMENT. No. 9. HOW TO BECOi\IE A VEN'fRILOQl IST. B y Ilarry ennedy T h e secret give n away. Every in te lligen t boy reading his b ook of instructions, b y a practi cal professo r (delighti ng multi udes e ve r y night with h i s wonderful imitati o ns). ( an master the rt, and c reate any amount of fu n fo r him se l f a n d frien ds. I t i s t h e reatest book everlpubl ished and t here's m ill ions (of fun l in it. No. 20. HOW TO ENTERTAI N AN EYENIXG PAUTY.-A ery valuable little book just publishe d A complete com!!endium f giimes, sports, card diversions. com i c recitations, el<'., suitable or parlor or drawing-room entertainment. It c0nta i ns more for the oney than any bwk published. No. 35. HOW TO PLAY GAl\ IES.-A complete and usefu l little ook, containing the rules and regu lations of billiards. bagatelle, aekgammon. croquet, dom i noes, e t<.'. No. 36. HOW TO SOLVE CONUNDRU:\lS.-Contai ning all e leadmg conundrums of t h e day, amusi ng ri d d l es, curious catches nd witt: sayings. No. 5:?. 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HOW T O RECITE A 'D BOOK OF RECITATIONS. -:-Cont aining the most p<>pular se l ect i ons in use, comprising Dutch ialect, French dialect, Yankee and Irish d i a lect pieces, together ith many standard readi ngs. No. 81. BOW TO Bl:COlllE A. ,._, ... ihlltratiw, 8"illc a. ---t .................. & .. .._. a,_. ........ ...._._.._......._ !'all tM :r!.! ....._..el,._. _.,..a,, _..,. die melt T l'allll Sor e .. ttms clltoatliMB for .... a.tiw ler 6e 11.,-' t be ta.It soul""8 for iafaatioll oa tile queedom ch. SOCIETY. N o 3 HOW TO FLffiT.-ne arts &lid wiles .t ............. full y explained b y t hi s little book. Besitles the nrie -tboclJ ol handke i;chi e f fan, g lo ve, parasol, window and hat flirtathn, co r.. tains a full list of the language and sen time n t of flowers, whic h k interesting to everybody, bot h o ld and y o ung. You cannot be bapp;r without one. No. 4 HOW TO DANCE i s the title of a new and handeomt. little book just issued by Frank Tousey. 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THE -.LIBEBTJ BOY. S OF 'JG. A. Weekly M a g a zine con t a in i n g Stories of t h e Americ a n Re v olution. By HARRY MOORE. These stories a.re ba.sed on a.ctual fa.cts a.nd give a. faithful account of the exciting adventures of a. bra.ve ba.nd of American youths who were a.lwa.ys rea.dy a.nd willing to imperil their lives for the sa.ke of helping a.long the gallant ca.use of Indepe:adence. Every number will consist of 32. la.rge pa.ges of reading ma.tter, bound in a. beautiful colored cover. 1 The Liberty B oys of '76; or, Fighting for Freedom. 4\'i The Liberty Boys Worried;. or, The Disappeara n ce of Dick Slater. 2 The Liberty Boys' Oath; or, S ettling With the British and Torlea. I 4r. The Libe r t y Boys' Irnn G r i p ; o r, Squeez ing. t h e R e d coats. 3 'l'he Liberty Boys' Good Work; or, Helping General Washington. 47 Libert y B o y s Success; o r, D oing What 'rhe1, Set O u t t o Do. 4 The Liberty Boys on Hand; or, Always in the Hight Plac e. 48 T 1 e Libe r t y Boys' S etbac k ; or, D e f e ated But Net Disgrace d 5 The Liberty Boys' Nerve; or, Not Afraid of the King's Minions. 4 9 The Liberty B o y s In Toryvllle; e r, Di c k Slate r s l earful Risk. G The Liberty Boys' D efiance: or, "Catc h anti Hang Us if You Can. 5 0 The Liberty B o y s Arouse d ; o r S triking S t r o n g Bl ows f o r Liberti. 7 The Liberty Boys In Demand; or, The Champion Spie s of the {il The Liberty Boy s Triumph ; or, B eating t h e R e dcoats at Thei r Revolution. Own G:i m e. 8 The Liberty Boys' Hard Fight; or, B eset by British and Tories. 52 The Liberty B o y s Scare; or. A Miss as Good a s a :VIiie. 9 The Liberty Boys to the R escue; or, A Host Within Themselves. 53 The Libert y B oy s Dange r ; or, Foes o n All Side s 10 The Liberty Boys' Narrow Escape; or, A Ne ck-and-Neck Race :>4 The Liberty H o ys' Flight; o r A Ve r y N arro w J;scap e. With Death. 55 The Liberty B oys' Stra t egy; or, Out-Generaling the Enemy. 11 'l'he L i bt!rty Boys' Pluck; or, Undnnnte d by Odds. 5 G 'l' h e Liberty Boys' Warm Work; or, Showing the R e d coats How 12 The Liberty Boys' Peril ; or, Threatened from all Side s to I<'igh t. 13 The Liberty Boys' Lutk; or, I<'ortnne Favors the Brave. 5 7 The Liberty Boys' "Push" ; or, Bound to Get The r e. 14 The Liberty Boys' Ruse; or, Fooling the British. 58 '!'he Liberty Boys' Desperate C h a rge; or, With "Mad Anthony" 15 The I.iberty Boys' Trap, anct What They Caught in It. at Sto n y P oi nt. 16 The Liberty Boys Puzzled; or, The Tories' Cl ever S c h e me !\9 The Liberty Boys' Justice, And How The y D ealt It Out. 17 The Liberty Boys' Great Stroke; or, Capturing a British Man-et-6 0 The Liberty Boys Bombarded; o r A V ery Warm Time. War. &1 'l' b e Libe r t y Boys' S eale d Orders; OP, Going i t Blind. 18 The Liberty Boys' Challenge; or, Patriots vs. R e d coats. 6 2 The Liberty B o ys' D aring Streke; or, With "LlgbtH o1se Harry 19 The Liberty Boys Trapped; or, The Beautiful Tory. a t Paulus Hoo k 20 The Liberty Boys' Mistake; or, "What Might Have B ee n. The Libert y B o y s TimHe s ang 21 The Liberty Boys' l<'lne Work; or, Do!ng Things Up Brown. v 'l'be Liberty Boys' Lone an ; or, g t ng gamst r e a 22 The Liberty Boys at Bay; or '!.'he Call or All. Odds. 23 The Lillerty Boys on Their ?.fettle. or Making It warm tor the 65 rhe L!be.r t y Boys Mascot; or, The ldol of the Company. R edcoats. ,. G6 :\he Liberty B,o ys;, Wrath ; o r for the R e d coats J;lougbshod 24 The Liberty :Boys' Double Victory; or, Downing the Redcoats and G7 Ibe Liberty h oys Batt l e t o r L i te, or, Hardest Struggle or Tories. All. 25 The L iberty Boys Suspected; or, Taken for British Spies. 6 8 ,{he 111berty Lost,;, or, The Trnp Did Work .. 26 The Liberty Boys' Clever Trick; or, Teaching the Redcoats 8 69 I he L!berty Boys, Jona h or. )10 Qu eere d Everythmg. Thing or Two 70 The Liberty Boys Decoy; or, Ba1tmg t .he Br1t1sh 27 The r.._ert '"o s ; G d S W k With the Redcoats In 71 The Liberty Boys Lured; or. 'l'be Snare the Enemy Set. Philadef hi/ 00 PY or ; or, 72 The Liberty Boys' Ransom: or. In the Hands or the Tory Outlaws. Tl.Je Libert/ Boys' Battle Cry; or, With Washington at the Brandy 73 The Liberty Boys as Sl euth-Hounds; or, Trailing Benedict Ar-wlne. 74 Boys "Swoop" ; or, S cattering the Redcoats Like 29 The Litx>rty Boys' Wild Ride; or, A Dash to Save a Fort. 7' C hall'. The Llllerty Boys in a Fix; or. Threatened lly Reds and Wbltea The Liberty Boys' H o t Time"; or, Lively Work in Old Virginia. 31 The Liberty Boys' Big Contract; or, Holding Arnold In Check 76 The Liberty B o ys' D aring S c h e me; or, Their Plot to Capture the 32 Tbe Liberty Boys Shado'\Ved; or, Arter Dick Slater ror Revenge King's S o n 113 The Liberty Boys Duped: or, The Friend Who Was an Enemy. 77 The Lil>erty Boys' Bold Move ; or, Into the Enemy's Count ry. a3! TThbe IL!berty Boys' Fake Surrender; or, The Ruse 'bat Succeeded 7 8 The Liberty Boys' Beacon Light ; or, The Signal on 1 h e Mountain. e !berty Boys' Signal; or, "At the Clang of the Bell. 79 The Liberty Roys' Honor; or, The Promise That Wa.a Kept. 3G The Liberty Boys' Daring Work; or, Risking Life for Liberty' 80 The Liberty Boys' "Ten Strike"; or, Bowling t h e Britis h Ov er. Cftll9i!. 81, 'fhe Liberty Boys' Gratitude, and How they Showed i t. 37 The Liberty Boys' Prtze, and How They Won lt. 8 2 The Liberty Boy s an cl the Georgia Giant; or, A Hard Man to Handle. 3R The Liberty Boys' Plet; or, 'l'he Plan That W ori. 83 Tbe Liberty Boy s Dead Line ; or, "Cross it. if y on D are!" 110 The Liberty BQys' Great Haul; or, Taklni; E v e 1 ytblng in Sight 8 .. Th Libert y RoJs "Hoo-Dooed;" or, '!'rouble a t Every Turn. 40 The Liberty Boys' Flush Times; or, R e v eling iu British Gold. 85 The Liberty Boys' Le:i p tor Life : or, The Light tb>Lt Led Them. 41 The Liberty Boys In a Snare: or, Almost Trnpped. 8 6 The Libel'IY India n Friend; or, 'l'he Redskin who Fought for lnde 42 Tbe LllK>rty Roys' Brave l'tescue; or, In the Ni c k of Time. p endence. 43 '.!'he Liberty BGys Rig Day; or, Doing Business by Wholesale. 4i The Liberty Boys' Net; or, Catching the R edcoats and T"ries. 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