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Title:
The Liberty Boys' guardian angel, or, The beautiful maid of the mountain
Series Title:
Liberty Boys of "76"
Creator:
Moore, Harry
Place of Publication:
New York
Publisher:
Frank Tousey
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English
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1 online resource (29 pages) 28 cm.: ;

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Dime novels. ( lcsh )
History -- United States -- Revolution, 1775-1783 ( lcsh )
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University of South Florida
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University of South Florida
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All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
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025135090 ( ALEPH )
69131023 ( OCLC )
L20-00096 ( USFLDC DOI )
l20.96 ( USFLDC Handle )

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Dime Novel Collection
The Liberty Boys of "76"

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THE LIBERTY ,,. Iuued Weelily-By Subcnp(ion. $2.1!0 plr year. Enlered a.. SeQond Clau Matter at t110 New York Post Ufiice, /<'ebr1UJf'g 4, 1901, b!J F1-a11/.; 7'omeg. No. 90. NEW YORK. SEPTEMBER 19, 1902. Price 5 Cents. Yes, sir, I saw them," the beautiful maid of the mountain said to the British oftl.cer. "They went in that direction, .. and she pointed up the road. Dick and Bob, from their hiding-place, heard and saw all. They realized that the girl savea them PAGE 2 hese Books Tell YOU A COMPLETE SET IS A REGULAR E NClCLOPEDIA I Each book consists of sixty-four pages, printed on good paper, in type and neatly bo undin an illustrated cover. Most of the books are also profusely illustrated, and all of the subjects ui;ion a r e explained i n such a s i m pl e manll"'r that child can thoroughly understand Chem. Look over the list classified and see if you want t(} k now anything about the mentil)neil. .' THESE BOOKS ARE FOR SALE BY ALL NEWSDEALERS 0R Wl&L-BB &lilNT BY l\1A1L TO-ANY. ADDRES::J'ROl\f THIS.OFFICE ON RECEIPT OF PRICE, TE::\! CENTS EACII, OR ANY THREE BOOKS FOR 'l'WENTY-FIYJ:<: "'ENTS. POSTAGE STAMPS TAKEN THE SAME AS MONEY. Addr?.ss FRANK TOUSEY, Publisher, 24 Union Square, N.Y SPORTING N o 21. HOW TO HUN1.' AND J<'lSH .-The most complete .. anting and fishing guide ever published. It contains full in Dtructions !!bout gpns, hunting dogs, traps, trapping and fishing, with descriptions o.f game and fish. No. 26. HOW TO ROW, SAIL AND BUILD A BOAT.-Fully Illustrated. E1ery boy should know how to row and sail a boat. l'ull instm,.tions are given in this little book, together with in-1tructions on swimming and riding, companion sports to boating, No. 17. now TO BREAK, RIDE AND DRIVE A HORSE.!.&. complete treatise on the horse. Describing the most useful horses iGOr busines the best horses for the road; also valuable recipes for tllseases pec c 1liar to the horse. No. 48. HOW 1'0 BUILD AND SAIL CANOES.-A bandy took for containing full directions for constructing canoes ud the most popular manner of sailing them. Fully illustrnte d. 1 C. Stansfield Hicks. HYPNOTISM. o. 81. IIPW TO HYPNOTIZE.-Conta;.n ing valuable and in !!tructive information regarding the science of hypnotism. Also roJ[J>laining the most approved methous which are employed by the t1.ding of the world. By Leo Ilugo Koch, A.C.S. MAGIC No. 2. IlOW TO DO TRICKS.-Tbe great book of magic an card rricks, rontaining full instruction on all the leading card tricks of the day, also the most o:u1gical illusions as. performed lly our leading n)agicians: eyery boy should obtain a copy of this b<\uk, as it will both amuse and instruct. lIOW DO SECO:'\D SIGT;I'J.:.-Heller's second explained by his former 'Fre\] Hunt, Jr. Explaining l}ow the sl!cret dialogues wete carried on between the magician. and ,the boy on the stage; also giving all the codes anQ signals. The only authentic explanation of second sight. > No. 43. IIOW TO BECOME A i\IAGICIAN.-Containing the grandest assortment of magical illusions ever placed before thP public. Also tricks with cards. incantations, etc. No. GS. IIOW TO DO TH.ICKS.-Containing ovN one hundred ilighl.v amusing and instrnctive tricks with chemicals By A \.nclerson. Handsomely illustrateJ. i'o. li!J. 110\V TO DO SLEIGHT OF IIAND.-Containing ovt>r fifty of the latest and best tricks used by magicians. Also contain ing the secret o[ second si.gbt. Fully illustrated. By A. Anderson :l\o. 70. IIO\V 'l'O l\I.AKE i\IAGIO TOYS.-Containing full direetions fo, making i\lagic Toys devices of many kinds. B:v A. Andersou. Fully illustr thl! secret of palmistry. Also the secr!'t ol' telling future inslructions how ro proceed in ordl>r to become a locomotive en vents by aid of moles, marks, scars, etc. Illustrated. By A. gineer; also directions for bui lding a model locomotive; togeth,.r uderson. with a full description of ever.vthing an engineer should know. i ATHLETIC. No. 57 \!OW TO MAKE MUSI.CAL INSTRUMENTS.-Full No. 6: HOW T.O BECOME AN ATHLETE.-Giving full. inc directions how to make a Banjo, V\olin, Zither, 2Eolian Haq), Xylo atruction for the use of dumb bells, Indian clubs, parallel bars, vhone and other instruments; together with a brief dP 'ilorizontal 'bars and various other of developing a geod, scription of neal'ly every musical instrnment used in ancient or ealthy muscle; containing over sixty illusttafions. Every boy can modern timl's. Profusely illustrated. By &lgernon S. 1'"'itzge1\lr1 !>ecomc strong anJ healthy by following instrnctions for twenty years of the Hoval Bengal Marines. .,--. 11 this little book: No. 59. HOW TO l\AKE A 'o. 10. HOW TO BOX ...:....The art of self-defense made easy. a desrripliou of the lantern, togethei: with its history and' mvenJ :il'riting love-letter" fenc i ng and the use of the also instruction i n archery. and when" ro use thl!m; also giving specimen letters for both younJC. Describ ed with twenty-{)ne practical illustrations, giving the best and old. positions in fencing. A .complete book. No. 12. now TO WRITE LETTERS TO LADIES.:-Givinll TRICK. S W ITH C ARDS. CO'l)l.ll'lete insttwtions for writil)g letters to ladies on all "::.'ubjects also lett<'rs .of. introduction, notes .and requests. 'o. 51. now TO DO TUICKS WITif CARDS,'--Containing Nio. 24. tIOW TO WRITE LET'rERS 'rO GENTLEi\IEN.txplanations of the general princiIJles of sleight-of-hand applicable Gontaicirfg fnll di1ections for writing, to gen I lemen on all subjects ta card tricks; of card. ordin1:J.l'Y, 'cp.rds, and not also gh,1\ili: sample IHhns .for rnstrn f',tion. 11leight-of-hand; of ttcks mvolvmg slP1glit-of-hand, or the use of No: 7i3hJ10'W .'.l'et WRITE: .--A wonderful littlP 1pecially prepared cards. By Professor Ilaffner. With illustra Uook. ,.rem how. to youi; fathet tions. ,. mother, sistet brother, employ!H' ; .and, m {<)rt, everybody and any No. 72. IIOW TO DO SIXTY TRICKS WITH CARDS:'--Em-body yotl' wjs\1 to '1ite to .. y{lnng man and every b racing all of the latest and most deceptive card trick s with JIlady in the land book, lustrations. By A. Ai;id'erson. No. -74. HOW' TO 'WRI\l:'E' .LE1'TERS CORR'lllOTLY;.-Con>' No. 77. HOW T PAGE 3 .HE LIBERTY BOYS OF '76. Weekly Magazine Containing Stories o f the American Revolution Issued Weekly-By Subscriptfrm$2.50 per year. Entered as Second Class i1fatte.at the Net0 York. N. Y., Post Office, February 4, 1901. EnterPd acconling to A.ct of Collgrcss, ill the year 1902, in the office of the Librarian of Congress, D. 0., by Frank Tousey, 24 Union Square, New York. NEW YORK, SEPTEMBER 19, 1902. Price 5 Cents CHAPTER I. !)! TIIE H.A.:NDS OF THE TORIES "Well, young man, if you've anything to say, say it now, your time has come thrilling scene. alfway up the side of a mountain in western South olina, close beside the trail which wound and twisted its course like the trail left by some huge serpent, stood arty of perhaps a dozen men hey were standing under the wide-spreading branches a huge oak tree. hese men were roughly dressed, rough-looking fellows, ed with rifles and pistols. n their midst stood a young man of perhaps twenty e was a handsome, bronzed-faced fellow, with keen e eyes, firm chin and jaws, and a fearless air. his young man was Dick Slater, a patriot-for the e of our story was midsummer of the year 1780-and had earned for hin:iself the title of "The Champion Spy the Revolution." he young man was in the South, with his company o.f 'berty Boys," trying to assist the patriots to fight against redcoats and Tories, and having become separated from comrades, had been waylaid by this band of Tories, who made him a prisoner, and after trying to get him to who he was and what his business was in that part the country, had placed a rope around his neck, thrown other end over the limb above 11.is head, and were stand there, waiting for the word from their leader to pull youth up in the air It was then that the leader had uttered the words with ch our story begins : "Well, .young man, if you have anything to say, say it w, for your time has come." ;,. "I have nothing to say," w-as the calm reply. "You are a fool." "Thank you. You are a scoundrel!" A hoarse growl escaped the man's lips. "Say, you are altogether too saucy!" "You may think so, but I don't." "Well, I do." "It isn't being saucy to simply tell the truth, is it?". "But that ain't the truth." "What I said about you isn't the truth?" "No." "Yes, it is." "It isn't." "I can prove that it is." "How?" "Why, your actions have proved it." "My actions?" "Yes." "I don't see how "It is simple enough The way you have treated meproves that you are a scoundrel." "Bah!" "No one but a scoundrel would stop a man on the highway and make a prisoner of him and try to force him to tell all he knows, on peril of death if he refuses." "And nobody but a fool would refuse to tell." "I did tell." "You didn't do anything of the kind "I did "You told me a cock-and-bull story about being on your-1\'ay to visit some relatives over across the mountains, but I know better than to believe any such story." "It is the truth. "Bosh." "I don't see why you should think this not true "Well, it stands tQ reason it isn't true." "I don't see it that \my. It is not an impossibility that I might have relatives over the mountains, is it?" "Oh, no." "Nor that I might be on my way to visit them?" No, it ain't an impossibility, but it is improbable." "Why should it be?"

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2 THE LIBERTY BOYS' GUARDIAN ANGEL. "Well, that's simple enough. Not many people are putleader and nodded, as much as to say, "Yes, let them h:. ting in their time visiting relatives these days it out between themselves." "No, I suppose not But that doesn't prove that I am not on my way to visit relatives." "Well, it is proof enough to suit me. To tell the truth, you don't look like that kind of a fellow." "Oh, I don't care, Bill But I don't see what the use of pounding him up, when we are going to haJ him right away, anyhow." "Wal, ye see, cap'n, et'll teach 'im er good lesson, a "You tl1ink not?" theer's er sayin', ye know, ez how et's never too late "That is what I think. You look like a chap who has l'arn." been fighting in the army-like a soldier, in fact." "It may never be too late to learn, but in his case it 1 "Oh, you think I look like a soldier?" "Yes. It would not surprise me if you were a soldier, and a spy, at that." "You are mistaken, sir." "You are not a soldier?" "No." "Nor a spy, hey?" "No. "Bah! He's lyin' ter ye, cap!" growled one of the men. "Le's siring 'im up, an' be done wi.th et." The speaker was a big, burly fellow, with a ferocious face and fierce air The youth turned his eyes on the speaker, and said, i.oo late for his learning to do. him any good "Et'll do me good ter knock ther young cuss's head t l fur he called me er liar, an' thet's sumthin' I don' sta. frum nobuddy." "Well, free the prisoner, one of you men, and the all stand in a circle, with pistols drawn, ready to sho him if he tries to escape This was done, and Dick found himself standing in t circle made by the ruflia:QS, and at one side, facing h.iJ \ stood the giant ruffian, Big Bill. He looked Dick over with a supercilious air, and th said, sneeringly: "Say, young feller, ef ye"ll take back whut ye said l with snch a scornful air and intonation that the other was bout me an' git down on yer knees an' ax my parcling, I made angry : let ye off, and won't thump ye. Whut d'ye say?" "You're a liar yourself, you big ruffian, and if my han'ds were loose I would choke some sense into that thick head of yours." "Whut's thet? Ye'd choke me-me, Big Bill Benton? Say, young feller, ye make me larf, ye do, so," and the big man forced a laugh, but it was evident that he felt any thing but mirthful. His face was red with anger, and his little, reddish-hued eyes were gleaming fiercely. "Yes, I would choke you, and teach you better than to talk as you have just been talking." "Bah, young feller, ye wouldn' be er mouthful fur me," the ri.iflian said sneeringly. "Free my hands, and I will prove that I am a better man than you, and do it quickly, too." The youth's wish was that he should delay the hang ing, and thus make it more likely that something might occur to save him, but he did not expect that the Tories would do wlrnt he asked. Big Bill was eager to get a at the saucy youth, however, and he said to the leader eagerly: ''Oh, you are afraid, are you?" remarked Dick coolly l "Me afraid?" angrily. "Wal, I guess not I wouldn' l erfraid uv er duzzen like ye." "Then why are you trying to get out of this affair?" ''I hain't." ,. "I don't know what else you would call it." "I wuz jes' givin' ye er chance ter git out uv et, bee I took pity on ye, thet's all." "Oh, thank you," sarcastically. am in no need of pity." Il "But I assure you "Oh, ye hain't, hey?" n "No, it is you who should be pitied." n "Me ?-haw, haw, haw!" and the ruffian laughed lour ly, nis comrades joining him, for they thought such l -ll idea ridiculous 'I'he youth kept a sobJ;!r face, however, and said: "Yes, you. "Bosh! Why, I k!n eat J:e up, young feller!" "You will find me pretty tough chewing." "I guess not.'' re v ( r j c 'r "Oh, say, cap, jes' let me hev er chance at 'im, won't "I guess yes." '1 ye? I'd like ter show 'im er thing er two thet he don 'i. "Go for him, Bill, if you are going to," said the lead1 know er have enny idee erbout." of the party. "I want to have this thing se.ttled, and fi'I idea of an encoilll:ter between the two seemed to / i.sh tlie affair by hanging the young fellow as quickly 'I stnke the other man favorably, for they looked at. their possible

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] 12 THE LIBERTY BOYS' GUARDIAN ANGEL. There was an anxious look on the youth's face, and an anxious tone to the voice, and the girl noticed it. "No young man rode the horse, sir," she replied. "It was ridden by the leader of the Demon Dozen, a man by the name of Raymond Marks "What is that you say?" the youth exclaimed. "Then my friEjnd, who was the of that horse, has likely been murdered by those scoundrels!" "If that horse belonged to a friend of yours, it is likely that he has been put out of the way," said the girl. An exclamation escaped the youth s lips "If those scoundrels have killed my friend I will never rest until I have put every one of them to death," he de clared, with fierce earnestness, and the girl knew he meant iL At this moment there came a cry from the horsemen out at the gate: "Here he is, Bob. Here comes Dick!" The youth looked up the road, and saw a man approach ing on foot, and a cry of delight escaped his lips. "Yes, it's him, sure enough!" he exclaimed. "That is Dick." CHAPTER V. A FIENDISH SCHEME. As the read e r has already guessed, the newcomers were the famous "Liberty Boys," and the youth who had been talking to the girl was Bob Estabrook, Dick Slater's right. hand man. He was always left in charge of the "Liberty Boys" in Dick's absences. Bob hastened out to the gate, reaching there just as Dick did. "So that's what they are known by; eh?" "Yes." :o1 "Well, their actions justify them in the for they are demons 0 "What did they do to you, Dick?" h The youth explained, the others listening with inte r b "ra: like a chance at that gang," said Bob, when Dir had finished. f "And I!" "Here, too "The same here!" Te e )h Such were a few of the exclamations, and it was evi
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NEW YORK, .:SEPTEUBER 24. 1902. Price 5 Cents. .' f f s : : Up the aisle the aolemn cortege glided. the specterchoir chanting a 'dirge for the dead. J?OQl' .Hans was as white as sheet His knees trembled like an as_pen.

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