The Liberty Boys stranded, or, Afoot in the enemy's country

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The Liberty Boys stranded, or, Afoot in the enemy's country
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Liberty Boys of "76"
Moore, Harry
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Frank Tousey
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.I.'11ed W.eckl;g-By.SuJu.cripJirm per ycpr-. :R11iercil a .. Second GlMs Jlattcr at the New York Post Office, ]?ebruary 4,_ 1901, by Franl: Tou.sey, No. 121. NEW YOUK, 24. 1903. --' ---..--...--...._ __..:..___--._ Price 5 Cents -The Torrwoulct UD.dou6tedly have Shot Diek Sla;ter, but the diSguised .. Liberty Boy" seized the ri1le and prevented him from doing so... For shame. father! Would you shoot a wounded man?" cried. the girl.


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HE LIBERTY BOYS OF "'76. Weekly Magazine Containing Stories of the American Revolution o luued Weekl11-B11 Subscription $2.50 per 11ear. Entered as Second Glass Matter at the New York, N Y., Post Offic e 4, 1901. }j)ntered according to Act of Oongresa, in the y ear 1903, in the office of the Libraria n o f Oongresa, Washington, D 0., blf Frank Tousev, 24 Union Square, New Y ork. No. 121. NEW YORK, APRIL 24, 1903. Price 5 Cents he Liberty Boys Stranded OR, 10 the Af oo t Country. By HARBY MOORE. CHAPTER I. IRELAND VERSUS GERMANY "Phwat's dhe matther wid yez, innyhow ?" "Dere peen nodding der madder mit me." "Phwat fur did yez boomp into me, jhust now, thin; ot's phwat Oi'm afther wanthin' to know." I have nod der boomp indo you made "G'wan, yez Dootch cha ze, ye!" "I vill go on mit mineselluf ven I blease, und not pee, you pig Irishmans !" "Phwat's thot yez are afther callin' av me-a pig? gorra, an' yez don't be afther retracthin' av thot innyvation it's mesilf wull bate dhe tow oyes av yez into so Oi wull." '"I haf nod galled you one pig." "Oh, yez haven't?" "Nein, nein." "Phwafs thot !-yez call me noin pigs, do yez? Wull, gorra, an' Oi'll give yez a. batin g noin times as hard Oi intind ed, so Oi wull." "I haf misunderstanded you.' I did nod say dot you vas e pig." "An' don't Oi know thot? Y ez said Oi wur noin pigst that's noin toim e s worse. "Nein, nein; you haf under s tooded me nod; I did nod y such a t'ing as dot." "Yez said 'pig,' fur it's mesilf phwat heard yez wid me n blissid ears, so Oi did." "Vat I sait vas nod 'big'; I haf sait 'pig.'" "An' that's phwat Oi said, yez Dootch sa.uerkrout barrel, yez; yez said Oi wur wan pig--" "Nein, nein. You-" Dhere yez go ag' in, Dutchy Oi give ye fa r warnin' thot av yez call me noine pigs ag'in, it's mesilf wull bate dhe loife half out av yez, begorra !" "You haf misunderstooded ourselluf; ven I say nein, I do nod mean nine vat you mean ven you say nine in anglisch." "Wull, phwat do yez mane, thin?" "I haf py dot vord 'nein,' vitch is der Sherman bure und simp le, meant do oxbress vat you mean v en you sayvat is it? Oh, yes, I haf him now-'no.' No, dot is him." 'No, dot is him Dut c hy, phwy don't learn to speak dhe langwidg e Yez make me laff whin yez open dot mouth av your J so ye do. Yez say 'No, dot i s him,' whin yez mane 'Yis, thot is it.' "Vell, I t'ink dot you do nod der anglisch lanquidge so ver' goot speeg, yourselluf, you pig Iris hman s." D ere yez go ag'in. Begorra an' av yez don't be a.fther r etrac thin' av the in s innyvation thot yez have exprissed in thim worruds, it's mesilf, Patsy Br a nnigan, phwat '11 dhe loif e ha'f out av yez, s o Oi wull !" "I vill noddings vrom mineselluf; I haf sait vat I don'd vas meant, und I sdick do him, py s himman etty !" "All roight, thin here's phwere dhe fun begins, begorra !" am! with a. wild Irish whoop, the Irish youth attacked the Dutch one. The next moment they were rolling in the street, engaged in a fierce battle, the blows of the combatants being punc tuated by appropriate "IrishEnglish" and "Germa. n -1 Amerfoan" remarks.


2 THE LIBERTY BOYS STRANDED. It was aLout the middle of a bright afternoon in August of the year 1778. The place was the city of Savannah, in Georgia. Two young men-one an Irishman, the other a German -had run into each other in turning a corner on one of the main streets of the city, and while neither bad been knocked down by the impact, their anger had been aroused, and they had indulged in mutual recrimination, as de scribed in the conversation already given. And now, as already stated, they were rolling in the street, engaged in a combat of no mean proportions, for the Iris h youth was a husky fellow, and descended from a fighting race; and the German youth, while slower to anger, was tenacious of purpose, and quite capable of putting up a stubborn fight when once he got good going He was a large, fat youth, but seemingly quite strong, and although be 'Yas soon puffing like a steam engine, he kept at work with com mendable perseverance. Of course, a crowd had speedily gathered when the two first began quarreling, and the talk of the two had been enjoyed hug e ly ; and when they got to fighting this capped the climax, and the spectators were happy They felt that they were getting their full money's worth. Some took the side of the Irish youth, and some that of of the Dutch youth, and they yelled advice and encourage ment freely. "Go for him, Irish "Pound him, Dutchy !" "Strike for Old Ireland "Put in some licks for 'Der Faderland' !" "Give it to him!" "Don't let him thrash you Such were a few of the remarks made by the spectators, but it is doubtful whether the two heard or not. They were too busy to pay attention to the talk of bystnders. "Quid hid ding me in der nose yelled the Dutch youth, kicking wildly. "Lave go av me hair, ycz Dootch boloney !" roared the Irish youth. It was a corical fight to witness, without doubt, and the spectators roared. "No fair hitting Dutchy in the nose, Irish!" roared a sympathizer of the German youth. "Pulling hair is against the rules!" yelled an adherent of the Irish youth. "Kick his shins, Dutchy !" "Poke him in the stomach with your knee, Irish!" Over and oYer, fighting like Kilkenny cats, went the two youths They were fighting for all they were worth, yet retained a philosophy of mind that would have been im possible had they belonged to any other nationalities They "icre angry at each other; there was no doubt about that, hut they were not crazed with rage, as is the case among people of most other nations. "Quid hidding me by der nose!" again yelled the Dutch youth. "If you don' vas quid dot, I vill stob fighding; you ,\ make me mine nose all blutty und sboil me mine goot lo alretty." "Begorra, an' yez naden't be afeerd av thot, Dutch said the Irish youth. "Yez have no good looks to sp so yez haven't; but Oi'll not be afther stroikin' yez in nose inny more, fur it's not wantin' yez to sthop foight1 Oi am; sure, an' Oi'm havin' too much fun, as it is, a want to kape it up." "Oh, you vant me do keep on fighding, eh?" "Shure, an' Oi do-only Oi'd be much obloiged av y lave go av me hair; it hoorts loike iverythin', so it doe "Don't you do it, Dutchy," cried a bystander. "Ha onto that red hair of his, and make him cry 'enough. "Oh, fur dhe love av goodness, lave go av me h, Dutchy," pleaded Patsy Brannigan. "Lave go, an' it's silf '11 get oop an' smack thot spa lpan e achune dhe oy so Oi wull, an' tache 'im to kape sthill whin no wan spakin' to 'im." "Vait a minned, vait a minned !" cried the Du youth. "Wull, phwat d' yez want?" "Vill you bromise nod to hit me in der nose if I let my hold loose mit der hair?" yis. Oi'll prommus yez innythin' av only yez w lit me get oop, so Oi kin smack thot spalpane achune oyes an' tache 'im not to be afther interfe.rin' in ither p ple's bizness, begorra !" "All ride; I vill let you go-bud if you vorgot abo dot brommise, und hit me der nose in, I vill kick you der stomach mit both my footses !" "Oi'll remimber my prommus, Dutchy; shure, an' a man av honor Oi am, begorra. Oi on'y want a chance smack thot spalpane in dhe mouth, an' tache 'im mann thot's all." The Dutch youth let go of Patsy's hair, and the youth l eaped to his feet, and turned toward the speci tors, fire in his eyes. "Show me dhe onmannerly omadhoun phwat wur fray and liberal-loike wid his advoice, an' Oi'll him av dhe error he wur makin' by interfherin' in ph11 did not concern him, so Oi wull !" he cried :fiercely. "If you are a good nmner you may get the chanJ grinned one of the spectators. "A good runner, did yez say?" "Yes." "An' phwat d' yez mane by thot ?" u "Why, as soon as he saw you were going to get up a go for him be made his way out of the crowd and took" his heels." "Oh, dhe coward-dhe onginthlernanly spa1pane, is spake out loike he did, an' thin not have dhe manhood Ice to remain an' back his worruds wid his body. Shure, wan' t'ing is ividint, an' thot is thot he is not an Oiri 1 man, fur niver would a son av dhe Imerald Oisle run f a foight." "Well, you st ill have the Dutchman, there, to fight wi i


THE LIBERTY BOYS STRANDED. 3 a spectator "Your pleasure has n ot been wholly oiled." b.J"Thot's so, begorra/' and then he turned and faced the ?0htc h youth, who was seated on the ground, industriously d pping his bleeding nose with a handkerchief. lti 'Say, yez Dutch sau erkrout barrel, yez," said Patsy, "av a ingage in a continuation av dhe foight phwat wur in rupth ed, wull yez pull my hair loike ye wur doin ?" 'You pet me my life I vill !"was the prompt reply. "I lY 1 bull all dot ret hair vrum your haid ouid, und leef id all lige a shicken vat haf been picked, py shimanetty !" .ar ye wull do thot ?" pet me my lif e I vill !" Oi won't foight yez inny more, begorra Shure, thot is no way to so it ain't." "Und bidding me py my nos e in is no vay to fight; loog o. me now. I peen all blutty lige I vas peen in der slaugh -house pizness." it "Shurn, an' thot' s dhe roight way fur to foight," de red the Irish youth "I disbute id! I do nod pelieve me. Id is no vay to ht. Id is nod der vay shentlemens should fight mit one udder, und if you say you vill strige me der nose in, if I' fighd some more, den I vill nod fighd." 'All right, thin, Dutchy; Oi accipt yer apology," said tsy, "an' we'll call it sittle d as it stands." "I haf me no abology made," dissented the Dutch youth; ud I am villing nod to fighd mit you some more." A.t this moment a handsome, bronzed youth of perhaps eteen years stepped forward, and said: "Yah, I hope so, I dink so; vell here is my hant, Batsy Pranni gan." "An' dhere's my hand, Carl Cookspiller," said the Irish youth. "Shure, an' yez'd be all roight av yez didn't go fur to pullin' av hair whin yez get to foightin'. Av yez don't prommus not to do thot inny more, begorra, an' it's mesilf as ni ver'll foight wid yez ag'in." "Don'd you vas ga ll me my name ouid ," cried the Dutch youth. 'Cookyspiller !' Dot peen not my namen." "Thot's all roight, Dootchy," with a grin. "Shure, an' yez can't be afther expicktin' me to break me jaws wid thim Dootch syllables phwat yez have in yer name. Oi'll be afther sayin' 'Cookyspiller' an' manin'-wull, phwativer it is thot yer is, begorra." Then the two shook hand,s as heartily as though they had not been fighting each other for all they were worth only a few minutes before. And the crowd applauded heartily, for, having been fur nished considerable free amusement by the two, they cou ld not well help feeling friendly toward them. "Now you two are friends," said the young stranger. "Av coorse we're rinds," said th e Irish youth "Yah, ve luf each udder tearly," from the Dutch youth. CHAPTER II. NEW RE C RUITS. i "That's right; make up and shake hands over it. You "Phwere wur yez goin' so fast whin yez boomped into me i ve fought enough. I saw you when the trouble a litthle whoile ago, Cookyspiller ?" asked Patsy, when they e u were neither of you to blame for the accident. You had got through shaking hands th came around the corner at the same moment and col"Vere I vas going mit myselluf?" ed, and one was as much to blame as the other." "Thot's phwat I axed yez." "Shure, an' Oi guess that's roight,'' agreed Patsy "I haf come me der city indo vor to fint der velleis vat "Yah; dot peen ride," nodded the Dutch youth, glaring you gall 'Lipperty Poys.'" ubriousl y at the bloody handkerchief. 1 "Phwat's thot yez say? Yez wur afther huntin' fur dhe "Of course it i s right Come, get up, my Dutch friend; 1 'Liberty Byes'?" 1 help you," and h e extended his hand. The youth grasp I "Yah, dot is so." it, and the stranger youth aided the Dutch youth to his "Begorra, an' thot's funny .'" t. "Vy is it vunny? Make me some exblanations aboud "Now, what is your name?" the peacemaker asked. dot." "Carl Gookenspieler." "Phy, it's funny fur dhe raison thot Oi wur lookin' fur "Oh, phwat a name dhe Dootchy has, to be shure !" murdhe 'Liberty Byes' mesilf, whin Oi boomped oop ag'inst yez ured the Irish youth. an' got all me sinses scattered so thot Oi didn't know "And your name, I believe, is Brannigan?" turning to phwere Oi wur at." 1. e Irishman. "Oh, you were lookin' vor dose 'Lipperty Poy s,' all der "Yis, sir; Patsy Brannigan, an' a good name it is." same lige mineselluf?" "Very well. Patsy, shake hands with Carl, and forget "Oi wur." i s matter." "Dot vas fooney." "All might; Oi'm willin' av Dootchy is." "So it wur, begorra; but phy mu yez lookin' fur dhe "I peen villing to vorgif you, but vorged you I gannot 'Liberty Byes,' Dootchy ?" dot so soon, all der vile So long as my nose hurt like "I peen goin' to shoin mit dem." m hurt now, I ga nnot vorged." "To jine thim, d'yez mane?" "Oh, your nose will soon stop hurting, Carl,'' said a "Yah, dot is vat I mean 'stander, smiling "An' phwat wur yez goin' to jine thim fur, Oi dunno?"


4 THE LIBERTY BOYS STRANDED. "Vy, to hellup fighd der redgoats." "Oh, g'wan wid yez, Cookyspiller Whoiver heard till av a red goat, an' phwat fur would dhe 'Liberty Byes' be afther foightin' wid goats, innyhow ?" "He means the British soldiers, Patsy," explained the youth who had acted the part of peacemaker, and who had remained, listening to the conversation of the with an amused look on his face. "The British are called 'red coats,' you know." "Oh, so dhey are, so dhey are; Oi wur afther furgittin' thot same But wan has to take Cookyspiller by phwat he manes, an not by phwat he says; shure, an' he gets dhe English langwidge turribly twhisted, so he does." "I sbeak der Englisch lanquidge petter as vat you sbeak him, Batsy Prannigan. I am von Amerigan; I vas porn in dis goundry." "Thin' all Oi have to say is thot yez have lived in a Dootch sittlemint all yer loife, Oi'm thinkin'; fur yez kin spake English no betther than a pig, begorra !" "Never mind about that, now," said the youth, interfer ing, for he saw the Dutch youth was about to retort sharp ly. "We will let the question as to which speaks the better English rest for the present, while .I ask you a few ques tions." "All righd; ve vill let der question rest." "So we wull, begorra-though dhe Dutchman can no more spake English roight dhan a--" A gesture stopped the Irish youth, and the handsome young man asked : "You two young men say you were looking for the 'Liberty Boys' when you ran together?" "Yis." "Yah, dot's so." "And you were intending to join the 'Liberty Boys,' and fight the British?" "Shure, an' that's phwat Oi wur afther wantin' to do." "Und id vas der same vay mit mineselluf." "Humph. Where do you live, Patsy?" "About t'ree moiles south from dhe city, sor." "And where do you live, Carl?" "Fife mile vrom der city, up toward der nort, is vere I lif." "Have you parents, Patsy?" "Yis, sor." "And you, Carl?" "Yah, I haf me swei fader und mutters, und von sister Katrina ." "Oh, listhen to dhe Dootchy talk," grinned Patsy. "He is afther murtherin' av dhe Eng--" A gesture from the young man stopped him. "Carl means that he has a father and mother, and that both together are two," he said. "An' he has only wan sisther Katrina," grinned Patsy. "Dhe Dootch are great fur wanthin: to explain iverythin' explicitly, begorra." "That will do," said the young man. Patsy, are your parents willing that you shall join the 'Liberty and help fight the British?" "Shure, an' dhey are, sor ." "And ho.w about your parents, Carl?" "Dey haf sait dot I can shoin der 'Lipperty Poys' i mit der redgoats fighd." "And you are sure you both wish to do this?" "Shure, sor !" "Yah, dot is so." "Very well; then you may do so." "Shure, an' how are yez afther knowin' thot, sor ?" as Patsy. "Phwat d'yez know abhout dhe 'Liberty Byes, dunno." "Do you vas peen von 'Liberty Poy,' mit yousellu from Carl. "Yes, I am one of the 'Liberty Boys.'" "H urroo "Yah; I vill say 'hurroo' mineselluf!" "An' wull yez show us dhe way to dhe place phwere 'Liberty Byes' are afther bein' ?" asked Patsy. "Yes, indeed." "Hurroo some more!" cried Carl. "Oh, wull ye't kape thot 'tater-trap av your'n shut Dootch chaze, yez !"cried Patsy. "Phwat roight hov ye be afther thryin' to spake dhe language av Ould Oirelai sons, innyhow ?" "I sbeak all lanquishes vat I vant to sbeak, und I nod any von vor permittness !" cried Carl, belligerer "There, there!" exclaimed the young man, laugh "If you two join my company you will have to stop qi reling, for I cannot have it, you know." "Phwat !" "Vat is dot vat you haf said?" "Shure, an' are yez dhe hid mon av dhe 'Liberty Bye 1 asked Patsy. "I am." "Hur:roo Phwat is your name, sor?" "Dick "Thot's it! That's dhe name it's mesilf has been af1 hearin' mintioned a great plinty, begorra, but dhe soigh dhe mug av thot Dutchman made me up an' furgit it, an' that's dhe truth." "Vat is dot you have sait?" cried Carl. "You pe speak disrespectfully abouid me if you don't vant to you pig Irishmans !" "Oh, listhen to dhe Dootchy !"laughed Patsy. "Shi an' don't he be afther spakin' dhe English language bo fully." "I haf said nod dings abouid any poots," said Carl, "1 ven id comes py sbeakin' der Englisch lanquidge, I shoost so goot as der Irishmans, py shimmanetty !" "Yes, you are all right, both of you," said Dick Slate for it was indeed the young captain of the "Liberty Bo; "You both speak the language so as to make yoursel understood, and that is sufficient." "Av Oi couldn't betther dhan thot --" "I speak mooch bes ser Englisch als--"


THE LIBERTY BOYS STRANDED.' 5 BoJ But a gesture from Dick stopped them, and then the "Shure, an' it's mesilf is an Oi:rish-Amerikin," said 1o uth said: Patsy. "Come with me. I was on my way to the place where "Und I haf peen von Sherman -Am erican, by shimma n et y 'Liberty Boys are quartered when I happened to see ty !" from Carl. ou two bump up against each other. I'm glad I stayed, "They are all right, boys," said Dick. "They are both ow, as it has gained two recruit s for my company. Come Americans." ong." "Yah," from Carl, "und ve vill der redgoats fighd lige "Come along wid yez, Dootchy," said Patsy. "Don't plazes." afther hangin' back an' kapin' dhe ginthleman waitin' "Shure, an' yez say us foightin', yez'll be glad "I peen retty py haf an hour pack, but you make so thot ye hov us wid yez, so ye wull !" d eclare d Patsy. s uchness talk mit your mout dot ve could get started The "Liberty Boys" saw they had to deal with a couple s,' od," retorted Carl. of original characters, and scen ted fun ahead. This was Then the two fell in behind Dick, and followed him from just to their liking, for it was sometimes dry espe e spot, while the crowd laughingly dispersed. cially when encamped in one spot for a considerable length "I'm afraid you'll ha>1e more trouble with tho s e two of time, as sometimes happened. Under such circum llows than with the redcoats, Captain Slater," said one. stances a couple of fellows s uch as these two seemed to be "Oh, I guess they'll be easy to manage, after they find I would be a genuine boon. t what is required of them," was Dick's reply. "Oh, you can fight, then?" asked one "Shure, an' yez'll hav no throuble at all, at all, wid me, "Shure, an' we kin foight, all roight !" apthain Dick," said Patsy, "but wid dis t'ick-headed "Yah, ve gan fighd lige dwenty-fife wildgats, und dot 's it wull be different. Yez wull hav to bate der trudt !" into his head wid a club, begorra, an' Oi'm dhe mon thot jhob." e "You hit me ofer der haid vonst mit a glub, und see vat u get hit in der sdomach mit !" cried Carl. "Phwat wull yez hit me in dhe stummick wid ?" asked fatsy, curiously. u "Mit dwo glubs, py shimmanetty !" 1 "G'wan, ye Dootch chaze, yez Av iver yez hit me wid club an' Oi foind it out, it's mesilf wull make your sis her Katrina dhe only child av your parents, begorra !" s CHAPTER III. FUN FOR 'l'HE "LIBERTY BOYS "Hello, Dick, what have you there?" "Some new recruits." "New recruits, eh?" "Yes, Bob." "Where did you find them ?" I "Up the street aways." "And they want to join our company?" H "They do." "Shure, an' thot's phwat we kim here for, begorra." "Yah, dot peen vy ve corned here py minesellufs." Dick, accompanied by the two would-be recruits, had ached the quarters occupied by the "Liberty Boys," and entering the room where the youth s were congregated, ad been greeted as above, Bob Estabrook, his righthand an and churn, being the leading spokesman Now, bow er, the others began speaking up. "Listen to them talk!" 1 "One is an Irishman "And the other a Dutchman "Indeed ?J' "We're glad to hear that!" "Yes, we want :fighters." "H you can fight like twenty-five wildcats, Dutchy, you are certainly all right." "They can fight, boys, for I saw them at it," said Dick, with a sm ile. "When I first caught sight of them they were fighting." "Who were they fighting, Dick?" asked Bob. "Each other." "0 b, each other, eh ?" "Yes." "What was the trouble?" "They were turning a corner at the same moment, an(l. bumped into each other, and got to :fighting as a re sult." "Shure, an' Oi didn't boomp into dhe Dootch y," pro tested Patsy. It wur him s ilf phwat boornped into me, an' Oi would n't hov thot, ye know, an' so Oi wint fur him, so Oi did." "Nein, nein !" cried Carl. "I dit nod indo der Irish mans he haf mit me indo run alretty, lige a pig cow." "G'wan wid yez cried Patsy, with s uperb scorn ; "jhust li sthen to dhe manner in which dhe Dootcby murdthers dhe English languidge, wull yez. He says Oi ran into him l oike a pig cow! Now, whoiver heard till av thot koind av a baste?" "I h avesait ein pig cow," cried Carl, excitedly. "Oi know phwat yez' said; it's mesilf heard yez say it. Dhe best t'ing yez kin do, Dootchy, is to kape sthill an' say nothin' at all, at all. I very toime yez open thot tatertrap av yours, ye are afther gettin' your fut in it, be gorra." "I vill mine footses make mit your mout' in, py und py, bretty quick, uf you don't speak resbectfulness py mine-(


THE LIBERTY BOYS STRANDED. selluf some more!" declared Carl, swelling up and looking belligerent. The "Liberty Boys" roared. They could not help it. The words, and manner of speaking, of the Dutch youth were so comical a dog would have laughed. "Hurrah for Dutchy !" cri e d one. "He's all right." "Of course he is." "And so is the Irishman." They are both all right." "Yes, they a re both good ones." "Say here, Cookyspiller," cried Patsy threateningly, "av yez are afth e r wantin' to die a suddint an ontimely death, jhus t thry for to lift wan av t him big futs av yours ag'inst me. Shure, an' Oi won' t l'ave enuff av yez fur to hould a wak e over, so Oi won't!" "Don'd vas gall me 'Cookyspill e r,' Batsy Prannigan !" cried Carl, his face red with anger. "Uf. you vas gall m e my name ouid some mor e bretty sponness I vill gif you a kick in de s domach, py shimmanetty !" "Don't be afther callin' me out av me name, ayther, yez barrel av sau e rkraut, yez !" roared "Me name is Pats y Brannigan, Oi'd hovyez to k:how." "Und my nam e n is Gooken s pieler, nod 'Cookyspiller,' und I vant you to know dot, Bat s y Prannigan." "Dhere yez go ag'in. Av yez call me Batsy Prannigan wanst more Oi'll smash that big nose av your'n all over yer face, so Oi wull !" "Und vat vill I pe doing, vile dot i s going on? Ex av yez do, Oi shall murdther yez. D'yez moind th. now?" / c : "I vill bull me all uf dot r et hair v r o m your hlid D\s so I vill !" d e clared Carl. "Uf you no lige him, I do1 vas veel p a d abouid id und dot 's s o." s "Av yez pull me hair Oi ll smack yez in dhe snoot, Oi wull !" ;i "Uf you do dot I von t fighd mit you, und d o t 's s e ddler cried Carl. "Dot is no vay to fighd. Sb entle mens diJa vas hit one an udder d e r nose s in; y o u haf alr e tty hit s o much p y der nose dot he veel s s o pig like d e r drunk) von elephant." :i "G'wan wid yez. Whoiver h e ard till av an illyph\' b ein' drunk? Dhey hov too much sins e to be afther tin drunk." I( "I haf sait 'drunk,' not 'trunk.'" "Oi know phwat yez said. Oi am not dafe an' doo:rt begorra. Yez said drunk, so yez did." "Und dot is vat I haf sait." "Oh, jhust listhen to dhe Dootchy !" grinned Patj "Shure an he is afthe r gettin' more twhisted ivery bli toime he open s thot mouth av hi s'n." "I vill make you s o m e twi s t e dness, py cried Carl. "I vill fighd mit you, no matter uf you hit in d e r no s e mor e as dree dimes. I haf vor you much 1 likenes s und I vill pull der hair vrom your haid all o und make you look lige you dit v e n you vas von papy D1i1 out any hair at all." : f "Here's for yez, Doot c h y !" cri e d Patsy. "It' s me, wull show yez how an Oir1s hman foights whin his ma blanation me dot vonst." oop." ( "Shure, an' thot' s aisy. Yez wull be howlin' loike a dog -fast under a g ate, begorra." "Und I vill s hoy you d e r vay a S h erma n-Ameri g an lo v e n his angriness i s p o ilin g up indo hi s t roat un

THE LIBERTY BOYS STRANDED. I want you two to shake hands and make up," said k. "If you are to be members of my company you 0 st be friends and treat each other pleasantly. f0 I vill dreat him bleasandly uf he vill some resbectfw.1-1 s show," said Carl. 'Oi 'll trate dhe Dootchy roight, av he wull act loike a int whoite mon, begorra," said Patsy "Wan t'i:r1g Oi e nt, an' thot is thot he shall sthop callin' me 'Batsy Clo nnigan.' l 'Und I make insistness dot he vill sdop galling me okyspiller,' cried Carl. "Dot is nod my name." 'An' don't Oi know it?" from Patsy. "Av course it 't your name; but phwere, Oi ax ivery wan prisint, is Amirikin phwat kin spake dhc Dootchy's rale name? ey kin not be found, ari' av Oi do dhe bist Oi kin, thot is hist Oi kin do. D 'That is right," said Dick. "I told you that once bee, and it is the same way with Carl. He cap.'t say tsy Brannigan,' and you must not get angry when he s 'Batsy Prannigan.' That is his rendering of your s e, the same as you say 'Cookyspiller' for 'Gookenspielt 'Y ah, dot is so/' said Carl. "I will put the matter of accepting Patsy Brannigan and Carl Gookenspieler as members of our company to a vote. All in favor of it say I!" "I in a rousing chorus. "Contrary, no." There was no sound. I "That settles it, and you two are now members of the company of 'Ih.berty Boys,' said Dick. "Hurroo !" yelled Patsy. "I peen ofervlowing mit glatness !" cried Carl. And from the looks on the faces of the "Liberty Boys," they were as well pleased as were Patsy and Carl. CHAPTER IV. .A DANGEROUS EXPEDITION. ,I As may well be supposed, the "Liberty Boys" got lots of fun out of the two new members, and the afternoon was gone almost before they knew it. While they were eating an orderly came and told Dick that Gen. Robert Howe-who was in command of the 'All roight; Oi wull accipt dhe Dootchy's apology, but wull have 'to be careful how he takes liberties wid me patriot forces at Savannah at that time-wished him to e, which is as good a wan as iver mon owned, bereport at headquarters as soon as possible "Tell him I will be there in a few minutes," said Dick. "I am almost through eating 'Id is no petter as my namen," cried Carl. "I haf me st so goot a namen as any Irishmans vat don't vas lif, PkJ dot is so." "Very well, Captain Slater," and the orderly withdrew "Vas dot mans der Sheneral, vat?" asked Carl Goo ken 'Yes, yes; you both have good names, in their way," said spieler, when the orderly had gone. > k. "Now shake hands and forget it all "Gineral who?" asked Patsy, with scorn in his tones. 'I vill vorgif, bud I gannod dot vorget mineselluf, "Oh, dot is him, eh? So dot vas Sheneral Who?" tty quickness," said Carl. "Oh, yez crazy loon, yez !"cried Patsy. "Thot wur not g 'Did inny wan iver hear dhe loikes av thot, now!" reGineral Who. Dhere is no such gineral in dhe arrumy." r rked Patsy, with a mournful air. "Thot is dhe worst "Vat is der sheneral's namen, den? It must pe Sheneral iver heard, an' thot's a fact. Dhe Dootchy no more Ven, or is it Vitch ?" what he means whin he talks dhan a dog do whin he "Oh, yez are afther bein' hopelessly twhisthed, Cooky parkin'; he jhust shuts his oyes an' turns his mouth loose spiller," declarcu Patsy. "Oi know phwat yez mane, 1 lits dhe worruds come out inny way dhey loike, begorra, though. Yez are thinkin' av Gineral Howe." dhe listheners have to sort thim out and set thim up in "Yah, dot is ride; dot is him-Sheneral How. Vas dot an' guess at phwat the Dootchy manes." der sheneral vat vas in der room ouid, shust now?" 'Id is nod so! I haf make me some objections to such The "Liberty Boys" were la11ghing, but Dick managed rcssions vrom der mout of der Irishmans. I gan make to explain to Carl that the man who was just in the room eselluf more understoodness vat der Irishmans gan was only an orderly, and not a general, as he had supposed. ke, dot is so. Ven I sbeak, I say vat I haf in my mint, "Oh, I know vat it is, now," he cried. his face lighting d vat I haf in my mint is more as vat Batsy Prannigan up. "He is von orterly, und he geebs orter und makes der in his mint, vor his prains vould nod so muchness hold poys behave mit demsellufs, eh?" dot "No, thot ain't it at all, at all, yez Dootch monkey, yez !" "Dhere yez are," grinned Patsy. "Yez pick out phwat said Patsy. "Oi must say, thot yez know liss kin an' guess at dhe rist." for dhe soize av yez dhan inny feller phwat Oi have iver "That will do, now," said Dick. "Shake hands and go run across, begorra. Thot mon phwat 'wur jhust here don't r yonder and sit down." kape ordther at all, at all. He is the mon phwat gives the The two shook hands, but not very heartily, and walked gineral ordthers, so he is." r to the farther side of the room and sat down. "Oh, is dot it? Well, I am glat dot I have found dot The "Liberty Boys" got their faces straight as soon as ouid, alretty I vill make a goot sol dier mit mineselluf, ssible, and then Dick said bretty sooness, I pet me mine life." \


8 THE LIBERTY BOYS STRANDED. Then the "Liberty Boys" roared, and Carl hardly knew "I leave that to you, Dick; start whenever it is whether h e had said something bright or the opposite; venient for you to do so." a grin overspread his countenance, however, and he laughed "I will go this very night, sir s in his st olid Dutch fashion. "Very good." "Phativer are yez afther laughin' at Dootchy?" asked "It will take me but a very short time to get ready .. l Patsy. "Will you go alone, Dick, or will you take a comil "I haf made me some laughness pecos eferypoddy vas or twQ, to render you assi sta nce in case you should get: peen laughin g," said Carl. trouble?" a "Listhen to thot now. Phwy, dhe byes are all laughin' The "Liberty Boy" was silent a few moments, and t, at yez, ye green punkin." said : "Vell, I peen laughin' at dem, und don'd dot make us "I was thinking that I would go alone, but after a some evenness, eh?" Carl wanted to know, and this made it would be better for me to take a couple of J the youths laugh even more. rades with me. Something might happen to me-I mt Dick finished his supper, and went at once to headquarget captured, and then they would perhaps be able to ters. me, or to r escue me. At any rate, they could at l' Gen. Robert Howe greeted the youth pleasantly, and return and tell you what had become of me." told him to be seated "True; I think it will be wise to take at least two C( The youth took a seat and looked at the genera l inquirrades along." / ingly. I "I sha ll do so, sir; and now, are there any special instr The officer was silent for a few minutes and seemed pontions which you wish to give me?" dering some question seriou sly. he looked up, "No, Dick. You know what I wish to learn. Go ah and said: and secure the information in your own way. I would "Dick, I have sent for you to ask you if you are willing to undertake a dangerous expedition?" "I am always willing to undertake anything which may be of benefit to the cause, sir," was the reply. "As for that, however, all you have to do is to ord e r, and I will obey. That is my duty as a soldier." "Yes, on the field of battle, and in camp; but this is different. When it comes to asking a soldier to go deep into the enemy's country, and by so doing literally take his life in his hands, I feel that the soldier should have something to say about it. It is a case where voh\llteers should be called for, rather than where orders should be given." "As you please about that, sir. It remains that I am ready to attempt expedition which you may wish m e to undertake." "I was sure you would say that; and that is the reason I sent for you This being settled, I will tell you what I wish you to do." The "Liberty Boy" bowed, and the general went on : "I have been thinking, Dick, that it would be a great stroke if we could march down into Florida, to St. Au gustine, and capture Prevost's army. After thinking over the matter serious ly, I have decided to make the attempt, if, after you have been on the ground, you say to me that you think it feasible." "Then you wish me to go down into Florida, and spy upon the British, and make careful observations of the lay of the land, and everything like that. "I do, Dick. That is what I wish you to do; but if you think it is too danger--" "Say no more on that score," said Dick interrupting. "I have never yet seen anything that looked too dangerous when duty called. I am ready to start upon the trip into the enemy's country at once if you wis h me to do so." wish to handicap you by instructing you, for someth would likely come up that would make it an impossibi! for you to go according to instructions. I leave eve thing to you to work out in your own way." "Very well. I will do the best I can "I am sure. of that." After some further conversation Dick bade the gem good-by, and returned to the occupied by "Liberty Boys." As h e approached the building he heard the sound loud laughter, and knew that the youths were having sc fun at the expense of the two new recruits. When Dick ente red the large room where the youths w gat her ed, he found Patsy and Carl wrestling in the mid of the floor. They were straining and tugging at e: other, and doing the best they could, and the comme which they gave utterance to were comical in the extre1 and furni s hed the "Liberty Boys" with plenty of amt ment. "There, that will do," cried Dick; somewhat sterr "Break holds, you two, and sit down. We cannot h: fighting or wrestling here in the house." Vt Thin we' ll go out av dures, begorra; come on, Dootch from Patsy, whose Iris h blood was up. "Come on, av 'have inny backbone in yez; it's mesilf wull throw : over dhe house, so Oi wull." "I vill throw you der house ofer, you pig Irishmarn r e torted Carl. "You gan't vas make me afrait uf mil selluf p y dose frightfulness r e margs vat you make 1 your mout !" "Oh, g'wan, yez Doot ch Fenian, yez !" "Go along mit yourselluf, Batsy Prannigan." "Shut uop yer tate r-trap Cookyspiller. Don't yez 1 thot dhe capt hin i s afther wantin' to say somethin' ?" cri Patsy.


THE LIBERTY BOYS STRANDED. 9 is You vas make more no1smess vat I haf mak e und s der trut'; so s hut up your s elluf und der gaptain haf no urouble some ness in s b e akin vat h e v ant s to ly. k." m he "Liberty Boys managed to s moth e r th e i r l a u ghte r Dick was enabled to t e ll th e m that h e was g oin g to go n expedition down into :b..,lorida. t Are we all going, Dick? a s k e d one he youth shook his head. a No," he replied. "I am goin g to t a k e onl y two come s, as we will wis h to move rapidly and s e c r e tly a nd mi ry few can do thi s b ette r than a larg e force." Oi wush thot we wur all goin' wid dhe c apthin sa id sy. Und dot is d e r same t'ing vat I haf vis h e d," from Carl. c he "Liberty Boys" w ere di s appoint e d but they n e ver urned to dictate to Dick and s o said nothing. t Who is to go with you, Dick?" a s ked Bob. You and Mart." h All right." And, Sam, you will be in <'Ommand till I r eturn." All right, Dick," from Sam Sander s on, the youth ressed. e he three at once began making pre parations, and an r later they rode out of Savannah and h e ad e d toward south. hey were now embark e d upon what was destined to e ve a most dangerous expedition. D CHAPTER V. A DEADLY ENCOUNTER. j'Now, Dick, promise us that you will be careful." 'I'll be care ful, B o b." 1 'You mu s t b e care ful ; it would b e terrible if the r e d ts were to capture you, for here we are, two hundr e d les from the patriot army's headquart e r s and if we l into trouble we will have to work out our own s alvan." 'So we will. I unde r s tand that, Bob, a nd will b e c are-1. I will not let the Britis h captur e m e "See to it that you don t ; for it would b e a big tas k Mart and I to rescu e y ou.'' "So it would. W e ll I don t thin k it will b e necessary you to have to do anything of the kind." "How 1ong will you be gone?" "Oh, six or seven hours, perhap s." "Then you expect to be back som e time to-night?" "Yes." "All right. I hope you may do so." Several days had pa ssed since the three "Liberty Boys," ick, Bob, and Mart, had ridden out of Savannah. They had made good progress, having met with no ad" v entures to d e la y them, a nd w ere now e ncamped in a strip o f timb e r about two mile s from St. Augustine, Florida. They had been h e re half the afte rnoon and now, after ha v in g e at e n s upp e r, Dick was makin g pre parations to go to St. A u g u stine on a s p y ing exp e dition. Bob, f e arin g hi s c omrade might get into trouble had caution e d him. Whe n Di c k 's were compl e ted, he shook hand s with hi s two fri e nd s and bade the m good-by. "Good-by and good luck to you," said Mart. "And don t forg e t, and become car eles s," from Bob. N o fea r of that, Bob," with a s mile. The n Dick l eft th e e n c ampment and s trode toward the road, which was p e rhaps one hundred yard s di s tant. It was growing g loomy, and b y th e tim e Dick had gone a quarter of a mile it was quite dark. The mocin would soon be up, howe ver, and then it would be lighter. Onward Dick walked. H e walk e d rapidly, but was on the alert, nevertheless, for h e r e aliz e d th a t h e was in the enemy s country, and that danger lurked on every side H e was embarked upon a very dangerous expedition. It was a daring und e rtaking for a patriot soldier to think of p e netrating the lin e s of the British, but Dick Slater was e qual to the ta sk, if anyone was. Onward he strode, and when he had gone a mile, the moon had risen and was :flooding the country with a mellow light Unde r other circumstances Dick would have been im pressed by the beauty of the scene, but now his mind was on other things. H e was thinking of the task that lay ahead of him. In truth, hi s mind was too much on what lay in front of him; had it been partly on what lay behind him he would have been better off, for as he was walking along a dark form suddenly came running out from the edge of th e timb e r that bordered the road and the next instant Di c k f elt him s elf seized in s trong hands. "Surre nd er!" hissed a voice in the youth's ear. "You might a s well surre nder, for you are in my power." The a s s ailant had thrown his arms around Dick s form, and had encompassed his arms, also; and, indeeq, it did seem as if the "Liberty Boy" was helpless. Di c k Slater howe v e r, was an extraordinary youth Thi s had been prov e d a hundred times since he had been in the patriot army. And now he went to work to prove it again. H e had no intention of surre nd e ring. That was not hi s way of doing business He surrend ered while th ere was the least chance to make a successful fight. So he promptly enter e d into a struggle with his assail ant. "You fool!" hissed the voice in Dick's ear, "what good will it do to struggle?" "It will give me exercise was the cool reply, "and it will force you to earn your victory if you secure it. If you


10 THE LIBERTY BOYS STRANDED. think that I will surrender at the command of any man you are "Idiot You can do nothing; you are helpless." "That remains to be seen." The "Liberty Boy" was struggling fiercely now, and he gave his assailant so much to do that the fellow did not have time to do much more talking. Dick, even though his arms were pinioned, jerked the man around and swung him from side to side, simply by swaying his body strongly, and it was all the fellow could do to keep Dick from getting his arms free. "Fool!" the man hissed angrily "Stop struggling, or it will be the worse for you." But Dick paid no attention to him. "I would be a fool if I were to stop struggling," he said, quietly. "Don't you orry. If you make a prisoner of me you will earn your vi tory." "The harder you make me work the worse it will be for you." "I'll risk that." "You will wish you had not done so." "You might as well save your breath; you can't intimidate me." "I can at least make a prisoner of you." "I am not at all certain of that." "I am "You no doubt think you are, but that does not make it so." "Bah!" Then the stranger attempted to throw Dick to the ground, but \n this )le fai)ed, for the youth was such a splendid wrestler, and was hard to get off his feet that he was enabled to thwart his assailant's purpose. "It isn't so easy as you thought, is it?" remarked Dick, calmly. "No; but you will soon tire, and then I shall have no trouble in overpowering you." "There i.s where you are making another mistake "Am I?" "Yes ; I never tire." "Oh, don't you?" The tone betrayed the fact that the man did not believe this. "I do not." "What are you-an iron man?" sarcastically. "Nearly that-in so far as staying powers are concerned." "Bosh You will tire as quickly as the next man." "That depends on who the next man is." "Bah! Will you surrender?" "Never!" "All right; you simp l y make me angry, and the madder I get, the more dangerous I am." "Are you really a very dangerous man?" "People who know me best say that I am." ''That is interesting. Would you mind telling me who and what you are?" "Why do you wish to know?" "Oh, I simply have a euriosity to know who my assa: is, that is all." "When J take you to the commandant at St. Augw you will probably learn who I am." "I fear I shall never have the pleasure of knowing, wait till then." t "You mean by that--" "That you will never take me there." You will see 'h Ce ( "And so will you But why have you attacked me? ,le do you think I am, anyway?" I "I have an idea who and what ou are." k "What is that idea?" t "I believe that you are a rebel, and a spy!" "Then you are-" "A British soldier." This was said proudly, as if the speaker thought great thing to be a soldier of the king. l "J supposed you were a Briti s h soldier," said Dick. ''Why did you?" "Because you wasted so much breath boasting were going to do. That is characteris tic of the redcoa "Oh, is it?" in an angry voice "Yes; at least such has been my exp e rience with the: "Well, you will find that in me you have found one D can do things, as well as talk about them." l "And you really thin.Jr you can overpower me and rn_ me a prisoner?" "I do." i "Well, you ::Jre mistaken, and I am going to prove iP you." tl "All right. Go ahead and at it." "I will." All the time Dick had been talking to his assailan had been working toward a definite end He wishea to 1 himself in a certain position, and this done, he felt thaf would be able to free himself. 1 At last he succeeded, and when he said "I will," he all ready for the att6l11pt. He did not delay an instant. Suddenly he bent him over forward with a quick, whipping motion, exerting his strength as he did so. His assailant was lifted cT off the ground ; more, he was thrown clear over Di head, and with such force that his hold was broken. was free! As the man went flying over the "Liberty Boy's" he gave vent to a cry of terror and surprise, and then struck on ground, on his head, ten feet away, and pled over, where, after a few convulsive movements, he still. "Jove, the shock of the impact kno c ked him sensele. said Dick to himself. "That is good He stepped forward, and kneeling by the man's si made a quick examination, at the end of which he ros his feet, with an exclamation. "Great Guns! the man is dead!" he cried. "'fhe broke his neck." \


' THE LIBERTY BOYS STRANDED. 11 ssa gu tg, CHAPTER VI. IN THE BRITISH ENCAMPl\lENT. was t rue. h e man was dead. e had struck on his head with such force that his neck broken, and doubtless he was killed instantly. e never knew what hurt him. I am sorry to have been the cause of his death," thought k, "but he brought it upon himself, and so I don't see I am to blame. I could not submit to capture." hen he took a look at the clothing worn by the dead and saw that it was the red uniform of the British sol H e told the truth; he was a British soldier," said Dick imself, and then he was struck by an idea. ;\hat was to hinder him from donning the redcoat un m and walking boldly into St. Augustine? 11 he had to do was to remove the outer clothing from 1a dead man's form, and don it, and then to all appeares he would be a British soldier, and could go right into e town, unchallenged. his would do away with one of the hardest things Dick expected to have to do-that of getting into the Britencampment-and would simplify matters greatly t was too good an opportunity to be lost, and Dick ,ided to make use of it. e quickly divested the redcoat's form of the outer thing, :md then doffing his own clothing, donned that ich he had taken from the form of the dead man. 'Now to hide my own clothing and bury the dead sol r," thought Dick. "I will do that much for him though btless he would not do as much for me if the situation t s reversed." The "Liberty Boy" had only a knife to dig with, but \iC earth was sandy and soft, and it uid not take very lung dig a hole large enough to receive ihe body Having accomplished this, Dick rolled the body into hole, and quickly covered it over "Now to hide my clothing," he murmured. "I will nt it again when I come back." ( Gathering up his clothing, Dick hunted al'ound and s not long in finding a hollow ree, into which he stuck e suit I "It will be safe there," he murmured. "Now to reach St. gustinE' as soon as possible." Then he set out in the direction of the town "Hi, golly! Whut wuz dat?" "A negro, who had been sweetly slumbering, curled up in hollow tree in the depths of the Florida woods, was ddenly aroused by feeling something strike against his ce. He was terribly frightened. Hau he not been so terrified he would in all probability have yelled at the top of his voice, and thus apprise d Dick Slater of his presence within the hollow tree; but being so badly frightened that he could not speak at first, Dick had pushed the clothing into the opening and taken his depar hue before the colored man found his voice. And then i t was to utter the words : "Hi, golly What wuz dat ?" The negro was a runaway s lave. He belonged on the plantation of a patriot, just across the St. Mary's River, in Georgia, and he had fled, and was making his way to St. Aug u stine, in the hope that he might be ab l e to get to work for the British -soldiers, as cook or something of that sort. He would, at any rate, be protected from his old master, and that would be considerable, he thought. He rose to a sitting posture, and felt of the things that had struck him in the face and awakened him. "Golly, uf hit ain't somebuddy's clo'es !" he muttered. "Wonder who put dem in heah, ennyhow?" 'l'hen he remembered that he had heard a human voice, just as he was awakening. "Whut did de feller say, ennyway ?" the negro asked himself. "I t'ink hit wuz sumfin' erbout gittin' ter St. 'Gustine ez soon ez posserble Wonder who de feller wuz, ennyway? Mighty fun:riy him stickin' ob him clo'es inter de holler tree. I doan' unnerstan' dat at all, I doan'." He was si lent a few moments, during which time he scratched his woolly head and thought as hard as he was capable of thinking. "Well, whut yo' goin' ter do, Jim Lucky? Is yo' goin' ter 'cept ob dese heah clo'es whut some gem'man hab gib bed to yo', er is yer not?" Jim scratched his head more energetically than ever, and finally said, half aloud: "I guesses ez how I'll j es' take dese clo' es, arter all; de gemman, whoever he wuz, jes' natchully forced de clo'es onter me, he did; he stuck dern right inter mah face, he did, an' I t'ink bit would be onpolite foah me ter refoose ter 'cept ob dem. Yah, yah, yah I'm much 'bliged ter t yo', mister, I am, foah er fack." T hen Jim crawled out through the opening in the side of the tree, pulled the clothing through after him, tucked it under his arm, and made his war out to the road, and started in the direction of St. Augustine "Dat feller said be wuz goin' ter St. 'Gustine, uf I rec ommember right," thought the negro, "an' I 'spects as how I'd bettah loolt out foah him. Uf I wuz ter ketch up wif him, an' he foun' me kerryin' bis clo'es unner my ahm, den dere would be trubble, an' heaps ob hit, I'll bet! Thus reasoning, Jim slackened his speed, and walked qu ite slow ly. H e had no desire to overtake the owner of the cl o thes Meanwhile Dick was striding along at a good pace. He felt confident that he could enter St. Augustine without difficulty now, and was eager to get there The sooner he reache8. there and made his observations of t h e


12 THE LIBERTY BOYS STRANDED. defenses of the place the sooner he could come away again; "So I think. Well, I will go on in and make my re and he knew Bob and Mart would be uneasy till he returned and go to bed." '1 to the encampment. The "Liberty Boy" walked boldly past the sentinel, "I do not expect to have any trouble, however, now that managed to hold his face averted in such manner that I have succeeded in securing a British uniform to wear," sentinel could not get a good view of it. The youth he said to him self. "That was a stroke of good luck for afraid the fellow would detect the fact thqt it was'. me--but a stroke of bad luck for the man who owned the Wentworth at all, in which event there would be troU. uniform. Well, he was a soldier, and consequently could The sentinel did not see Dick's face, however, and expect nothing e lse than that sooner or later he would meet dently had no suspicion that the supposed British sol with some such fate as overtook him. I doubt not I shall was other than he seemed in the dim light. en d my career in some such manner-though I hope not. The "Liberty Boy" drew a long breath of relief I don't care much, so far as I, myself, am concerned, but he was safely past the sentinel. for the sake of my mother and sister, and for the sake of "I am glad that is over," he said to himself. "I Alice, my sweetheart Alice, I would prefer to live through sure I would get past all right, but it is rather strai the war and return to my home alive and well." on the nerves, nevertheless." Then Dick brought himself up with a round turn. He walked onward with firm steps. "I must stop musing and attend strictly to business,'' He was within the British lines, now, and felt that he told himself. "I was off my guard awhi l e ago, or that hardest part of his undertaking had been accomplis redcoat could not have taken me by surprise and at such Dressed in the British uniform, he could go wher a disadvantage. I must leave that musing business till chose without question, and he at once set out to some time when I have nothing else to do." the rounds of the town and see the defenses, and size up Onward he strode, keeping a sharp lookout now in front, I probabilities for making a success of an attack by a pat behind, and at both sides of him. force. "The man who me unawares again will have to be a good one," thought the youth. "I cannot permit, such t thing to occur twice in one night." Presently he saw houses ahead, loomin g up in the moon light. "Now for it," he told himself. "I will encounter a sen tinel before very lop.g." Sure enough, he had not much more than reached the eage of the town before the form of a sentinel suddenly loomed up in front of him. "lialt !" cried a stern voice. The "Liberty Boy" stopped. "Who comes there?" was the next query. He walk e d down the street, passing scores of diers, and no one paid any attention to him. He wo uniform like their own, and they supposed he was on their own men. The next hour was a busy one for Dick. He walked around the town and took in everything. He was gratulating himself on his good fortune, and had begu think of taking his departure, when he noted that tli seemed to be considerable excitement among the redc about him. There was a hurrying to and fro, and soldiers were hastening away toward the outskirts of the town. "What is the trouble?" he asked of a soldier who pened to stop near where he was standing. "Haven't you heard?" was the reply. "No; what is it?" "It is I-one of your comrades," returned Dick. "Oh, is that you, Wentworth?" the sentinel a s ked. "Yes replied Dick ,, "There is a rebel spy in the camp, and the general Did you see any sight of rebels anywhere this time? I 0 de d th t t 1 f t 1 b t t d r re a a np e row o sen me s e s a 10ne c This told Dick that Wentworth was a scout, who h a d ; 1 t l d th t t th" f 1 : : p e e y aroun e own, so as o preven im rom ma111 been ont on a scouting eirpedition; and he doubted not 1 his escape.,, that the man in question was the ill-fated one who had 1 come to s u ch an untimely end at Dick's hands, only half an hour or so before. "No, I did not see any signs of the rebels," was the youth's muffied reply. "I don't believe they will venture clown into this part of the country." "Gen Prevost seems to think they may do so." "I know he does, but I think he is mistaken." "I am of the same opinion; the rebels would be foolish to come away down here. They would get thra s hed soundly, and those that we didn't kill or capture would be downed by yellow fever." "Quite likely." "Yes; there is not the least doubt regarding it." CHAPTER VIL JIM LUCKY ARRIVES IN THE BRITISH CAMP. "Halt Who comes there?" "Hi, golly, massa, hit's on'y me, Jim Lucky; so d go foah ter shoot at me wid dat gun ob your'n." "Jim Lucky?" 1 "Y as, mas sa." "You are a negro, aren't you?" "Yes, massa; I'se er l'.mllud man, I is."


THE LIBERTY BOYS STRANDED. 13 here did you come from ?" rum up itl Gawdgy, massa." umpb. What are you doing down here?" wants ter git ter work foab de British sojers, sah; whut I want." LS ou are a runaway s lave, aren't you?" es, massa; I done runned away frum er rebel man, knowed as how you British sojers would take keer e." ome up close, so I can get a look at you." Lucky-for he it was_:came up close to the sen: and stopped. hat's that you have under your arm?" b, dat? W'y, massa, dat is er suit ob clo'es whut uddy foaced upon me, sah, w'en I wuz s lumberin in Iler tree two er t'ree miles frum heah, sah." lothes that somebody forced upon you while you were ering in a hollow tree, you say?" e es, masE1a." n hat do you mean by that? You are talking foolish aren't you?" o, sah; no foolishness erbou t hit." ell me about it, then; tell me, so that I may und er it thoroughly!" r 11 right, sah; I'll tell yo'. Yo' see, hit wuz dis way: e ked an' walked all day to-day, an' w'en night corned, I ired an' sleepy, an' so I hunted up er holler tree, whut on'y er little ways frum de road, sah, an' I crawled hit, an' went ter s leep. o on." doan' know how long I slep', sah, but all ob er sudde n z woked up by feelin' sumfin hit me in de face. Hit hit me hard, an' I felt ob hit, an' foun' dat hit wuz clo' es, sah." xactly; go on." There was eagerness in the sentinel's now. ell, sah, I done heerd er man's voice say sumfin' goin' ter St. 'Gustine, nex' t'ing, arter which I heerd teps goin' 'way froo de timber." You heard the per son who stuck the clothing into ollow tree say something about going to St. Augustine, say?" es, massa; 'deed I did, sah !" happened that the sentinel was an unusually shrewd w. He was a man who could put two and two to er, and figure out that the sum of the two was four. He zed that this affair meant something, l and it did not him long to decide just what it meant. rebel had hidden the clothing in the hollow tree, with intention of visiting St. Augustine and spying on the ish could mean nothing e lse. nd the sentinel thought he understood something else. was sure, now, that the man who had passed him not before, and whom he had supposed to be Wentworth, no other than the rebel spy in question. nd in that case, what had become of Wentworth? The sentinel feared that the soldi er in question had been killed by the "rebel" spy. "It was poor Wentworth's uniform that t h e spy had on," he told himself, "and this suit of clothes that the negro has is th e one the spy was wearing." He pondered a few moments, and came to a decision. The spy was in the encampment He must be cap tured. He must not be permitted to make his escape The was not long in deciding what he should do. He turned to the negro, and said: "Come along with me, Jim." "'Vhar to, massa ?" "I want you to come with me to headquarters." "Ter h eadquar ters, yo' says?" "Yes." "Whut foah I go dar? Yo' hain t goin' foah ter make me some trubble, i s yo'?" "No, no; quite the contrary. I want you to go to Genara l Prevost and tell him the same story you have told me." "All right, sah; I'll do hit ." "Good. Come along We must hurry." They ha ste ned down th e street, going in the same direc tion Dick had gone not more than twenty minutes before. When they had gone perhaps a quarter of a mile, the sen tinel hailed a comrade, and giving him his gun, asked him to go back to th e e nd of the street and stand guard till he returned. "I have some important business with the general, at headquart ers," he exp lained. "Captured the nigger?" the other asked. "No. He is the man who brought me some important information." "What is it?" "I haven't time to stop; hurry back, and keep a sharp lookout and if any man tries to leave the encampment, don't let him do it." "All right; I ll attend to it." Then the sentinel and the negro hastened on, while the other soldi er made his way toward the end of the street, to take his comrade's place. Five minute s later the two were u shered into a house, and after a few moments of waiting were shown into a room which was occupied by a harsh-featu red man wearing the uniform of a general in th e Briti sh army. "You wished to see me?" the general asked peevishly, staring at the negro in s urprise, and with disapproval as well. "What is the negro doing in here?" he added. Jim Lucky starte d toward the door, looking frightened, but the soldier caught him by the arm. "Wait, Jim," he said. Then to G en Prevost--for it was the British commander-he went on: "This negro, sir, has told me a s tory which interested me great ly, and [ think it will int e rest you as well."


14 THE LIBERTY BOYS STRANDED. "What is the story?" curtly. "I don't see what a negro l It was terrible, and the soldiers rushed to take lik e him could have to tell that wouJ...d be of interest." places as sentine l s at the edge of the town, to preve "Go ahead and tell the general what you told me, Jim," escape of the spy. said the soldier As we have seen, Dick did not learn what was oi "I kain't do hit, sah," said Jim, tremblingly. "I'se too until it was too late to make his escape from the en bad scairt, sah, an' dat's de trufe. I wanter git out ob ment. heah." The sentinels had already been stationed, and to "Wait; no one will hurt you. I will tell you the story get through their lines would only result in fail myself, sir," and then the sentinel told Gen. Prevost what What, then, was he to do? Jim had told him. He walked slowly away from the man who had The face of the officer li ghted up. He looked excited. him the information, and pondered the sit uation "Jove, this does seem to l)e important information, after went. all," he cried. "Here, Jim, let us see the clothes you have Was there any chance for him to get safely out under your arm." British camp? The negro obeyed, and watched the two with rolling eyes while they examined the clothing. The suit that Dick had worn, and which was now being examined, was a simple one of homespun blue, such as was worn by farmers and settlers in rural districts every where. "It is just such a suit as a spy would wear, in all like lihood," said the general. "That is what I think, sir," agreed the soldier. "And the chances are one hundred to one that the man who entered the encampment half an hour ago, and whom you thought to be Wentworth, was this spy in disguise "That is my opinion, sir." "And do you suppose he murdered Wentworth?" "Quite likely; you know Wentworth was a man not to be trifled with, and no rebel could have taken his uniform away from him if he were alive." "I judge you are right. Well, we must not let the spy escape He is in the camp at this very moment, and he must not be to leave it." "You are right, sir." "I will order out a triple row of guards, who will form a chain around the town, and if anyone attempts to break through, he must be captured and brought before me." "That is the best thing to do, I think, and I have no doubt that the rebel will be captured." The two men forgot the negro, and rushed out of the room in haste, to give the orders. The colored man looked after them and shook his head. "Yo' seems ter have some kerzitcment, Jim Lucky," he muttered. "Well, I guess ez how I'll jes' git out ob dis, w'lle I hav de chance I doan' lak de looks ob dat man wid der trimmin's onter his coat He looks ter me as if he'd jes' ez soon kill er nigger as look at 'im." Jim gathered up the suit of clothing, and slipped out of the room and house, and as the attention of everybody was attracted in another direction, he was not noticed, and &0 succeeded in getting away with the suit, unchallenged. The alarm traveled through the encampment like wildfire. A spy was in the town He had killed Wentworth, one of the best scouts in the British army. If there was \ chance, he could not see where it It seemed to him that he would simply have to and submit to capture. This was contrary to his nature, however, and he d not to do it. He made up his mind to make a des attempt to escape. This would be better than to tamely submit to ca for it would be learned that he had killed Wentworth, ly, and death be his portion, anyway. So he might as well die fighting, if it came to point. \ CHAPTER VIII. RUN TO EARTH. The "Liberty Boy" moved slowly along. He seemed to be careless, but he was watching cl He walked along, and presently, seeing a party of a dozen redcoats coming toward him, he turned a c with the intention of going down a side-st r eet, and avoiding meeting the party face to face. As he turned the corner he bumped against someon The other person was walking quite rapidly, but g worst of the impact, and sat down sudden l y on the walk. "Hi, golly! Whut dat I done bumped inter, I won exclaimed a voice unmistakably that of a negro. As he fell, the fellow came into the light thrown the scene by the moon, and Dick saw that it really negro. "What do you mean by running into me in that ion?" cried Dick. "Whut I mean? I nevah runned inter yo', sah runned inter me." "I did not, you black rascal! But what is this you here?" picking up the clothing which Jim was he, of course-had dropped when he sat "Where did you get this clothing, you rascal? steal it?" J "No, sah, I didn' steal hit, sah. I-I-faun' hit 'deed I did! I faun' hit in er holler tree."


THE LIBERTY BOYS STRANDED. 15 e "Lib e rt y Boy" had thought at the first glance that cl o thin g looked familiar, and now he recognized it as g hi s own suit; the of the negro to the effect h e h a d fou nd the clothes in a hollow tree proved the er beyond any dou bt s d iscovery disturbed Dick not a l ittle Now, if he to escape, and get out of the city, he would have to inue t o w ear the British uniform. But, then, he rea d that th at would not be so bad, after all, as the ma y o f th e sett l ers in this part of the country were in a h o llow tree, you say?" ex-'Bo ut free miles, I t'ink, sah What d ir ection?" N o'th, massa Hum p h I tho u ght so." f a s udden Jim Lucky recognized Dick's voice as being same one he had heard when he was in the hollow tree, h e gave utterance to a wild yell H eah's de rebbil spy! Heah's de rebbil spy!" he howl" Come a runnin', ever'buddy, an' yo'll ketch 'im e quick!" ow, it happened that the party of redcoats that Dick songht to avoid by turning down the side street had the collision between Dick and the negro, and had ped to see how it would terminate, and when the o cr ied out that "Heah's de rebbil spy they hastened a rd. h e "Liberty Boy" heard them coming, and leaping over negro's head, he dashed down the street at the top of his n s t antly a great uproar ensued The redcoats set a shout, and started in pursuit. The spy! The spy!" was the cry, and soon it was heard very direction. .... he "Liberty Boy" realized that he was in great danger. e had been seen, and was now being pursued, and the l nces of making his escape were few i:c.deed. ti ll he would not give up without a struggle, and he bed onward. Te kept to the dark streets as much as possible, where the n did not light it up. In this way he hoped to escape 1 the time being, at least. uddenl y he leaped a fence, and cut across a yard. s he ran around the house his quick eyes saw that the ar door s were open. c ti ng on the impulse of the moment, he darted down steps and into the cellar. e hoped by this action to throw Iris pursuers off the nt. i s a ction had been seen, however, by no less a personage n the owner of the h ouse, who stuck his head out of the dow and yelled : "He went down in the cellar! I saw h i m He's in t h e cellar!" Dick heard what the man said, and was on the poi n t of rushinq forth from the celler and again trusting to h is heels to get him out of the way of his enemies, when he saw men close at hand, and knew it would be useless to t r y t o escape Re would have to remain where be was, and t r y to hide. But could he hide? He began searching around, and fai led to find any place that seemed to offer him any chance for concea l ment. The redcoats were drawing near the entrance, and the "Liberty Boy" realized that if he remained in the cell ar a minute longer the enemy would be upon him At this moment his hands encountered the stairway which led up from the cellar to the kitchen, and he hastily ascended the steps. When he reached the top he tried the door, but found it fastened. He had expected this, however, so was not surprised He was not tO be balked, either, and he threw his whole weight against the door, with the result that it gave way, and opened so quickly as to almost cause him to fa ll to the :floor of the kitchen. It was dark in the room, but he did not hesita t e He made his way across the :floor, and felt for the door which he was confident must be near at hand. Soon he found it, and as he opened it and passed thr ough into what was evidently a ball, he heard the voices of the redcoats below him. The British soldiers were in the cellar, would soon be upstairs, hot on his track. Running swiftly along the hall, on tiptoes, D ick ascended the stairs w.b.ich led to the second floor. As he did so he heard footsteps in the hall below. The redcoats were after him. Dick ran along the hall as swiftly as possible, and when about midway of its length, a man, candle in hand, stepped ent in front of him from a room at one side "That's the fellow that yelled and told the redcoats I was in the cellar," said Dick to himself, and then he dealt the man a blow between the eyes, knocking him down and ex tinguishing the light. "Help! J\Iurder !"howled the Tory "I'm a dead man! I'm killed! Help! Help!" Dick did not stop, but continued onward to the end of the hall. He was sure that he would find a stairway leading up to the attic there, and he was not mistaken. The stairway was there, and Dick quickly ascended i t and found himself in the attic The stairs leading to the attic were steep and narrow, and Dick felt confident that he could hold the redcoats at bay for quite a while. Dick realized that it wonld be impossible for him to escape, but he felt that it would be a satisfaction to make the redcoats a lot 9f trouble, and he was determined to do this to the extent of his ability.


16 THE LIBERTY BOYS STRAND ED. The voice of the owner of the house, a s h e gave utter ance to exclamation s and groans, came pl a inl y to Dik's hearing, and pre s ently th e s ound of foot s t e p s and more voices was heard "What's th e trouble her e? Dick h e ard a voice say. "Who ar e you, and what ar e you groaning and grumblin g about?" "I am the owner of thi s house, sir, and a s regard s wha t I am groaning and grumblin g a bout, whe n a m a n i s knocked down and run ove r in hi s own house by a desp e r ate rebel, it i s enough to make him groan and grumbl e isn't it?" "I should judge so. But wher e did the scoundr e l go?" "Up into th e attic." "Indeed I s ther e any way for him to get out onto the roof of the house ?" "Yes, there i s a trap door." "So I suppo sed. Jerry, go downstairs and tell the boys to keep a sharp lookout in the direction of the roof of the house." right." Then there was the sound of retreating footsteps. "Come on, boys," said the voice of the man who was evi dently the leader. "We'll see if we can p e r s uad e the rebel to surrender." There was the trampling of feet sounding louder and louder the closer they came and the n Dick heard the door which opened upon the attic stairway rattle and creak. It was being opened. Then a voice called out: "Hello, up there!" "Hello, your s elf," replied Dick. "Well, we have you treed." "Have you?" "Yes. I suppose you surrender?" "You suppose wrong, then." "Surely you are not going to be fool enough to try to resist?" "Why should I not resist?" "Because it will mean death if you do." "It will mean d e ath anyway if I surrender." "Not necessarily." "I think so, and I am not going to s urrend e r "Again I say you will be very fooli s h if you re s ist. If you surrender peaceably you may be put to d e ath, true; but if you resist, and kill and wound some of us, you are s ure to be put to death." '"l'hat's the way you loqk at it, i s it?" "Yes; and it is the correct way to look at it, too." The "Liberty Boy" did not reply at onc e H e was thinking. He realized that the redcoat was s p e akin g the truth. If he resisted and killed and wounded some of the redcoats it would make his doom a certainty, whil e if h e w ere to surrender peaceably there :rn,ight b e a small chance for him to escape. As the slimme s t kind of a chance was better than none at all Di c k decid e d to tak e th e r e d c oat 's a dvice, afte r a s urrend er. W e ll, what a bout it?" came up to him in the re voice. "What a r e you goin g t o d o ?" I'v e decid e d tha t a f t e r a ll I will surre nd e r That 's sen s ible. Corne down and l e t 's see what yo lik e ; h e r e comes the old man with a candl e ." Dick descend e d the s tairs, and a few minutes late s tanding in the mid s t of his e nemies. CHAPTER IX. A DARK OUTLOOK. "You are rather a young man for a spy," remarke British spoke s man, who wor e the uniform of a lieute "I am not as old as I will b e if I live twent y years er," was Dick s cool reply. "I suppose ngt," drily. "Well we will take you to quarters and l e t the g e neral take a look at you bind the prison e r's wrists." A couple of the men quickly bound Dick' s wrists handkerchief s and then they led him away. "I hope they will hang you, you rebel dog!" the Tory owne r of the house, as the y start e d Hi eye was swollen shut, where Dick had struck him the and it was p e rhaps, only natural that h e s hould feel toward the youth. "And I hope to some day get the chance to giv another such lick as the one I gave y o u, you Tory ho was Dick's retort. The man ru s hed forward and would have struck the oner, but the lieutenant interfered pu s hing him back. "Not so fa,s t, my man he s aid quietly. "This m helpless, and i s a prisoner in m y char ge. You shal touch him. If you wish to b e revenged a nd the ge orders that the young man be shot or hung, you can and see it don e." "So I c an, s o I can H a ha, ha And I will com you r ebel dog !-I will come !" "Ve ry w e ll. Come if you lik e," replied Dick "I'm I don t car e." Then they left the house and mad e their way t building occupied by Gen. Pre vost as h e adquarter s He was in when the y r e a c h e d th e r e The lieutenan lowed by two s oldiers, e a c h holding on to one of ll arms, marched into the g e n e ral's room. When Pret eyes fell upon the pri sone r h e gav e utte r a nce to an exc) tion of sati s faction and rubbed his hand s "Aha, you caught him eh?" h e cri e d 1 "Yes, general the li eute n ant repli ed. p "Where did you find him.?" 11 "We came across him on the street, and ran him in a house."


THE LIBERTY BOYS STRANDED. od !" Then the general turned a stern gaze upon who met it fearlessly. oung man, what is your name?" e "Liberty Boy" was well a ware that it would do no to try to make the general think he was not a s py, he made up his mind he would not tell who he really so he said, quietly: must refuse to answer that question." h, you won't tell us your name?" o, sir." hy not?" or reasons which to me seem sufficient." ery well. Suit yousel. It remains that you are a l spy, and that is all we care to know." he "Liberty Boy" was silent, and after waiting a few en ts Gen. Prevost went on: You do not deny being a spy?" do not suppose it would be worth while denying it, 'was the calm reply. "You would not believe me." he general nodded. You are right about that," he acknowledged. "We are tive that you are a rebel spy. The act that we find here in our encampment, masquerading in a British orm, is proof of this." It might not be absolute proof 0 it, sir." I so consider it. And now I wish to ask you where you 1 that uniform?" That question I also refuse to answer." You won't tell where you got it, eh?" No." Then it remains for me to tell you. You murdered a ish soldier, and took the uniform from his dead body!" he prisoner shook his head You are mistaken," he said. "I murdered no one." We have proof that you did. We know that you mur d one of our brave soldiers, removed his uniform, and 1 ned it, after doffing your own, which you placed in a ow tree. Is that not the truth?" Ther e is no use for me to answer, as you would not be e me." A negro came into camp an hour ago, carrying your hes, and it was through him that we learned that you e in the encampment. Now tell us about the killing of ate Wentworth, and where his body may be found. ere is no use trying to keep the acts from us." he "Liberty Boy" hesitated a few moments, and then, ecting that the telling 0 the story 0 his encounter with ntworth could do no harm, and might do some good, he d: 'Very well ; I will tell you the true story 0 the affair." "Good. Do so." "It was this way, sir: I was walking along the road, ending to my own business, when 0 a sudden someone ped out from the timber at the roadside and seized me m behind. He threw his arms around me pinioning e to my side Then a struggle began. He called upon to surrender, but I would not do so, and after we had struggled a few minutes I managed to give him a toss, whieh threw him clear over my head, and he alighted on his head, and the result was that hi s neck was broken." The "Liberty Boy" paused, and the men looked at him as if tryin g to see whether he had spoken the truth or not. "You mean to say that you threw him over your head and broke his neck?" remarked Gen. Prevo st. "I do, sir. I had no d esi re to kill the man nor any in tention 0 doing so. It was an accid ent." "Well, your s tory may be true; but no matter, the fact remains that you killed Wentworth, and that you are a rebel spy, and the penalty for that must be-death!" The prisoner did not fl.inch or betray any s ign s of ear. "I supposed that would be your decision," was the quiet reply. The general was silent for a few moments, and then said: "I shall not be has ty in this matter, but will give you a little time in which to prepare yourself for the long jour ney into the mystic bourne whence no traveler ever returns; so your execution will be put off till day after to-morrow at four o'clock." "Thank you." "Lieutenant, that negro. Where is he?" "I don't know, sir." "He had a suit of clothes-the one s this rebel doffed." "We found the clothes, sir. On e of my men has them outside." "Very good. Take the prisoner to the guard-house, and remove the Britis h uniform and make him don his own suit." "Very well, sir." "That is all. You may go." The lieutenant and the two soldiers conducted Dick from the room and house, and to the guard-house, where he was taken to a room. His old suit of clothes was brought, and while the soldiers stood near, pistols in hand, Dick doffed the British uniform and donned his own clothing. "There, I feel more comfortable," he said. "I should think you would," said the lieutenant. "I do not see how you could have felt other than uncomfort able wearing the uniform of the man you kill ed." "Oh, so far as that i s concerned, that did no t bother me at all." "It did not?" in surprise "No. It was not that that made me feel uncomfortable. I killed the owner of the uniform, true, but I kill ed him accidentally, and in a strugg l e with him, which he brought upon me. Indeed, he did not give me a air chance at all, and his death was the result of his own action in attack ing me. I do not feel r espo n sib l e for it at all." "Of course, if look at it in that light it would not worry you." "You are right; the reason I said I eel more comfortable was because I was wearing a British uniform, which always makes me feel uncomfortable." "You don't like the British uniform, then?"


18 THE LIBERTY BOYS STRANDED. ) "Frankly, I do not." "So I supposed And you will like them still le&s before w e get through with you rebels in this country." P erhaps so." The soldiers now rebound Dick's arms, after which they left room, locking the door behind them. When they had gone, Dick rose and walked to the win dow and tried to look out All was darkness outside. He could see nothing. The n he turned away, and seated himself on the c o t a t one side He began pondering the situation. It was a serious one, there could be no doubt regarding that. J He ;was a prisoner in the hands of the enemy, and it seemed that there was very little chance that he would be enabled to escape the fate that was awaiting him on the day after There were Bob and Mart, of course; they might, and no doubt would, make an attempt to rescue him, but could they succeed? It was doubtful-very doubtful. However, Dick was not the youth to despair. His was a hopeful nature, and as he would have almost two whole days in which to do something, he thought it possible that he might after all escape from the hands of the British. "How I wish Bob and Mart could know of my capture without having to wait till morning to see if I return," he thought "That would give them nearly twice as long a time in which to work as they will have otherwise." This would indeed have been a very great advantage; but Dick did not see how it would be possible for them to know anything about his capture until the time had expired, and he had failed to return. "I shall have to make the best of the situation," he told himself. "It is indeed lucky for me that Gen. Prevost did not name to-morrow as the time for the execution. Had he done so the boys would have had scarcely any chance at all to rescue their comrade Then Dick thought that it might be possible for him to do something himself; that he might escape. He began to free his arms, but found it dif ficult work. They were bound very securely, and after working for two hours, Dick found he had not succeeded in loosening bis bonds a particle. "I gues s it is useless for me to try to free my arms," he said to himself, finally. "I will simply exhaust myself, without servifig any good purpose." So he made no further effort in this direction, but gave himself up to reflection. He could not see much in the situation to give him en couragement. His case seemed to be hopeless. "I won't give up all hope however," he told himself. "I have been in dangerous situations before, and escaped, and I may be able to do so again." Then he threw him s elf down upon the cot, and made himself as comfortable as pO'Ssible. He would get :'l sleep and thus keep himself in shape for work, wh& time should come. le v CHAPTER X JIM DOES BOB AND MART A GOOD TURN. I [ "Hi, golly! I guess dis nigger bettah be gittin' frum heah De furst t'ing I know some ob dem sojerE 'll shoot me, dat's whut dey'll do Yes, I'll j es' git frum heah in er hur ry!" It was Jim Lucky. He bad scrambled to his feet the sol diers had passed him, to go in pursuit of Slater, and having given utterance to the above wor darted up the street at the top of bis speed. He di stop to get the suit of clothes he had been carrying w bumped against Dick, but left it lying where it fallen. Jim hardly knew why he was running. He wa really in any danger, but be had become demoraliz the events of the evening, and bad become possess sudde n overpowe r ing fear, and the result was that h t o his heels. The farther he ran the more demoralized and frig he became, and when a couple of soldiers caught si him and yelled at him to stop, he only increased his till he was going at a rate that would have put a grey to bis best work in order to keep pace with him. "Stop!" the soldiers. "Stop, or we will s This, of course, instead of bringing the frightened to a stop, only added a bit more to the speed with he was annihilating space. "Not much I won't stop!" muttered Jim. "De lers'd shoot me ennyhow, an' I mought ez well keep on runnin'." "It's the spy!" cried one of the redcoats. "Yes, it's the spy, blacked up like a negro !" fro other. "Let's give him a couple of shots "All right." Crack crack One of the bullets hit Jim in the arm, inflicting a W01,lnd, and a wild yell of terror went up from his lips. "I'm er daid man he cried. "Dey've done killed dey've shot me full ob holes!" But notwithstan'1ing the fact that he imagined he was as good as dead, Jim kept on running. He increased his speed, if anything. The two soldiers set out in pursuit, yelling for the to stop, but they might as well have talked to the J im had no intention of stopping. O nward he dashed, and the sol diers very quickly s a cou l d not o vertake him, and stopped,


THE BOYS STRANDED. 19 hat fellow can run faster than any man I ever saw," .. he one. o he can. He is fairly flying." ell, the boys will stop him when he gets to the edge of ncampment." es, so they will." en the two tumcC! back. t d\d not slacken speed a particle. e kept right on going. e truth of the matter was that he did not know the two stopped, and imagined they might be right at his This, of course, tended to keep him keyed up to the er est tension, he kept on running as fast as ever. e esently he approached the edge of the encampment. happened that the sentinels did not see him coming. eir attention had been attracted by something over e side from where they stood, and Jim had leaped past and was increasing the space between them and him t an amazing rate before they saw him. course they thought he was the escaping could be no one e ? t, they were confident. e knowledge that they had neglected their duty to a an extent as to permit him to get past them unchal l ed was mortifying; more, it angered and they s d to the fugitive to stop, at the same time setting out e ursuit. ut Jim did not stop. !l stone wall in front of him would hardly have stopped rY at that time. e one predominating thought in his mind was to run h n-run. And run he did, at the very best speed of h he was capable. l eing the fugitive had no intention of obeying their mands to stop, the redcoats beoame more angry than and the leader cried out: Fire, men! We must not let him escape!" he men stopped instantly. p the muskets came, to the shoulders, and then crash! the volley rang out. he bullets whistled all around Jim, and two inflicted t flesh wounds, which frightened Jini much more than hurt him. e gave utterance to a wild yell of pain and terror', but t right on running. Dat ends hit!" he howled. "I'm er daid man! Dey've ed me, I knows dey have. I'se er

20 THE LIBERTY BOYS STRANDED. Bob and Mart were both very greatly excited now, :for they began to suspect that this negro had unwittingly been the mean s of getting Dick into trouble. "All right, sah. Yo' see, ez soon ez d e gin'ral done heerd tell ob whut I had ter say, an' ez soon ez he saw de clo'es, he said right erway dat dey mus be er rebbil spy in de camp." "Go on from Bob and Mart in unison. "Well, den dey rushed out ob de room, ter giv' orders foah er big lot ob sojers ter go ter de aidge ob de town an' stan' gyard, an' keep de spy frum gittin' out." "I see; go on. The soldiers did this, you say?" "Yes, sah; de sojers went to de aidge ob de town an' stood gyard, while udders begun ter look foah de spy in de town." "Exactly. Go on." "I didn' wanter stay in de haidquarters, an' so I tuck de clo'es, an' went out de house, and down de street, an' I hedn'i gone very fah befoah I runned inter er man, jes'. ez I wuz turnin' er corner, an ez soon ez I heerd his voice I knowed he wuz de s am e feller whut I heerd say sumfin w en he put de clo'es inter de holler tree, an' so I nps an' yells, 'Heah' s c1e rebbil spy!' "You did, eh!" exclaimed Bob, so savagely that the negro was startled; "but go on." "Well, de rebbil spy, lie done jump right ovah mah haid, an' run like d e dickens, an' arter 'im went 'bout forty l eben sojers, an dat's all I knows erbout dat. I s'pose dey done ketch''im, dough." "Quite likely." "An' den I made up mah min dat I'd git erway frum dar, an' so I runned like de dickens, but some ob de red coats shot at me, an' w 'en I got ter de aidge ob de town some moah ob dem s hot me, an' heah I is, full ob hole s an' as good as daid. "Let me see how badly wounded you are," said Bob. "We will do that much for you for bringing us the in formation that you have." The moon gave enough light for the purpose, and Bob soon discovered that the negro was not seriously wounded. "You are not in the least danger of dying. What is your 'name, anyway?" "Jim Lucky, sah." "Well, Jim, you are only slightly wounded, and are worth a dozen dead men yet. You are all right, and need not be woITied at all." "Are yo' shuah ob dat, sah ?" "Quite sure." "Hi, golly; den I'm goin' ter hunt up de holler tree an' go ter sleep, foah I'm mighty tired an' sleepy." "All right; good-by, Jim." "Good-night, massas." The negro entered the timber at the roadside, and quickly disappeared from view, and the two "Liberty Boys" turned and looked soberly into each other's eyes. "Dick is a prisoner in the hands of the British, Mart!" said Bob, sadly. "Yes, and we must rescue him, Bob!" "We'll do it, Mart, or die trying ''We will, that!" Then the two clasped hands to seal the compact. I CHAPTER XI. WAYS .A.ND ME.A.NS. Having decided that they would make the attempt to rescue Dick-who, they were confident, was a prisoner in the hands of the British-Bob and Mart began discussing ways and means. How was it to be done? They realized that it would be a hard thing to accom plish. They were sure the British would be wide awake and alert, now that they had caught one "rebel," and this would make it a matter of extreme difficulty for them to enter the town of St. Augustine. After discussing the matter for some time, the two decided that it would likely be impossible to slip into the town without being seen. It would also be almost equivalent to delivering them selves into the enemy's hands if they were to try to enter boldly, for they would be unable to explain their presence satisfactorily. Then what were they to do? After pondering the matter for half an hour, Bob was struck by an idea The idea was that one of the two should don a woman's dress, and thus disguised, enter the town of St. Augustine and make an attempt to rescue Dick. But where were they to procure the dress? They decided, after talking the matter over, that it might be possible to procure a dress at S'ome farmhouse, and they remembered that there was a farmhouse about half a mile distant. "Come," said Bob; "we will go to the farmhouse in question and see if we can secure a woman's dress." "Why not get two dresses and both of us go, Bob?" "For the reason that we must not take chances of all three being made prisoners, Mart." "I see." "One of us must stay outside, so as to carry the news of the capture of the others to Savannah, if it comes to that." "I judge that will be best." "Yes; and I think one will be able to do as much as both could do if we entered British encampment." "Quite likely.;, They were walking along the road as they talked, and a few minutes later they arrived at the farmhouse. To their delight, they saw a light shining through the window, and this was evidence that some 0 the members


THE LIBERTY BOYS STRANDED. the family were still up. They had feared that all would in bed. Stepping up to the front door, Bob knocked. Almost immediately there sounded footsteps within, and n the door opened. The person revealed .to the sight of the youths was a I of perhap s seventeen years. "Good-evening, miss," sai d Bob. "Is you r father at me?" "No, sir; he is not at home," was the reply. "When will he be home?" "I don't know, sir. He went to St. Augustine this after10n. He may come soon." Bob he s itated. "May we come in?" he asked, presently. "Wait just a moment," was the reply. "I will call other. She lifted up her voice, and called Almost at once a nnecting door opened, and a woman ente red from the :xt room. "What is it, Helen?" the woman asked. Then her eyes ll upon the two youths, and she exclaimed: "Who have u there, daughter?" "I don't know, mother. They asked if they might come and I told them I would ask you." "What is it you wish, young gentlemen?" the woman ked, in a not unkindly voice. Bob h ad been studyin g the faces of the girl and her Jther, and he decided that they were good-hearted and ndly people. "I believe I will state the case to them, and k them to aid us by l etting u s have a dress," thought ib. Aloud he "I will tell you what we want, madam. It is that you !I lend or sell us one of your dresses and a bonnet!" "Lend or sell you one of my bonnets and a dress!" al lst gasped the woman, while the girl stared at the speaker amazement. "Yes, madam." "Wh y do you wish the dress?" "I will be frank with you, lady, and say that one of us hes to put them on as a disguise, so as to be enab l ed to ter St. Augustine." "Ah, I understand," aid the woman, "you are patriots, d wish to enter and spy upon the British "Not exactly that, lady ; we are patriots, true, but we ve another r eason for wishing to enter the town. A mrad e of ours, who has already entered, has been capred, and we wish to rescue him." "So that is it, is it?" "Yes, madam; of course, I do not know which side has nr sympathies, but I hope that, leaving this matter out it, you will be willing to aid us, for humanity's sake do not think you would wish to be a party to causing the ath of a young man, through refusing to aid us to the tent of l etting u s have an old dress and an old hat." "You are right; I wou l d not. Then, too, while my hus band i s a king's man, myself and daughter are patriots, and we will be glad to aid you "Oh, thank you!" cried Bob. "That is kind of you." "You are more than welcome. Come in, sirs." The youths entered, and the girl closed the door. "Be seated," the woman said, "and I will bring a couple of my hats and dresses and let you take your c hoi ce." "Very well ; any old thin gs will do ; just so it will serve as a disguise is all that is n ecessa ry." 'l'he woman hastened out of the room and was gone per hap s five minutes, when she returned, bringing two hats and dresses, which she handed to Bob with the remark that he could take his choice He picked upon one hat and dress, and handed the others back. Then he look e d at Mart inquiringly. "Which one of us is to go, Mart?" he askea "That is for you to say, Bob." "Well, I did think that I would go, but, after a ll on second thought, I believe I shall let you go. I feel confident that is what Dick would wish me to do; he ha s a lways said that if anything shou l d happ e n to him he wished me to take command of the 'Liberty Boys,' and so I am willing to l et you go. If, however, you do not care to go, on account of the danger, then I will go." "I would lik e to go, J3ob. I don't mind the danger." "I didn't think you would mind it, Mart. "No. Well, give me the things, and I will go and .put them on." Bob handed him the dress and hat. "You can go into that room, yonder, and put them on," said the woman, pointing to the room s he had gone into when s he got the dresses. Mart bowed thanked her, and entered the room and closed the door. There was a lighted cand l e in the room, so he would be able to see what he was about. "What is your name, sir?" asked the woman, ad'dressi ng Bob. "My name is Bob Estabrook, madam, and that of my comrade is Mart Millard "And the young man who ha s bc:en captured by the British?" "Is Dick Slater." The woman utte red an exclamation. "Dick Slater, you say?" she cried. "Yes, lady." "I have heard of him. He has mad e a great name for himself as a scout and s py." "Indeed he has "He is the captain of a company of you n g men who are known as 'The Liberty Boys of '76,' is he not?" "Yes, lady; we two are members of the company." The girl looked at Bob eagerly, and with a look of inter est in her eyes It was evident that she was much im pressed by the appearance of the two s tranger youths. "Wha t is your name, lady?" asked Bob, after a brief silence


22 THE LIBERTY BOYS STRANDED. "Morris, sir. My husband' s name is John." "I am glad that you differ with your husband in your views on the subject of the war." "And so am I, Mr. Estabrook. I cannot understand how anyone can wish to remain und er the rule of a man who is three .thousand miles away, and who never ev..en so much as sets his foot on our hemi s pher e." "I agree with you, Mrs. Morris, in that I do not see how anyone can favor the king's side in the question at i s sue Presently Mart emerged from the room, wearing the woman's hat and dress. H e did not make a very graceful looking woman, but at ni ght he might pass muster. "Don't laugh at me,'' said Mart, with a somewhat sheep ish expression on his face, and with a side long glance at Helen Morris. "We won't laugh at you, Mr. Millard," sai d the woman. "I think you are a very presentable-looking woman." "Yes, indeed," said Hel e n, but there was a mischievous look in her eyes as she said it. "Well, the main thing i s that it shall e nable me to get through the Briti s h line s and into St. Augustine," said Mart. "If it will do that I sha ll be able to endure being laughed at." "How much do we owe you for the things, Mrs. Morris?" asked Bob. "Or will you just lend it to us?" "You are welcome to the use of it. I would not think of letting you pay for it." "'l'hank you, Mrs. Morris." At this instant the sour:d of wheels was heard, and Helen exclaimed in a frightened voice: "Father ha s come!" "You are right, Hel en," said h e r mother, "and I think that it will be best that you two gentlemen do not let him see you, or know that you have bee n h e re. He might take it into his bead to return to St. Augustin e and spoil your plans." "Your suggestion is a good one, I am sure," said Bob. "We will slip out and awa. y without l etting him see us, if possible." "He is driving around to the stab l e at the rear of the hous e," said H e len, "and you can slip out at the front door, and get away without being seen, I am sure." "Very well, and thank you, Mrs. Morris and Helen. We will say good-night, but we hope to see you again." "And we hope you may be able to rescue your com rade "Y f"S, indeed," from H e l en. The n they went out through the front doorway and made their way out to the road, and up it in the direction of St. Augustine. CHAPTER XII. DA.RING WORK BY MA.RT MILLA.RD. "Halt! Who comes there?" "A woman, Mister Soldier; only a lone woman, so don't shoot, please." "Ha, a woman? Come closer, and explain who you a and why you are here, alone, at this time of the night." Millard had arrived at the edge of the town o St. Augustine, and had been challenged by the sentinel Now, on being commanded to come forward, he obeye As it was quite dark, the moon being obscured by a cloud and as he wore a poke-bonnet in addition to the woman' dress, h e hoped to be able to deceive the sentinel. When he was almost up to the soldier, he paused "Now, who are you?" the man asked. "M:y name is Lucy Mi ggi ns." "Humph. Where do you live?" "Here in St. Augustine." "Where have you been?" "I have been visiting at the home of lives two miles out in the country." "What kept you there so late?" "The sickness of my little nephew; I stayed late to he! nurse him." "All right," gruffly. "Go on-but don't stay out so I another time." "Very well, I won't, sir. Good-night." "Good-night." Mart passed the sentine l in the gloom, and walked o ward at a sober pace, till out of sight of the man, and t he increased his pace. He was not long in reachin g the heart of the town, he turned down a side-street, for he saw there was a la crow d gathered in the open square in the center of town. He managed to get close enough to the crowd so he could hear some of the conversation) and easily out that the capture of a "rebel" spy was the topic be" o discussed." "That settles it," Mart told himself. "Dick is a p' oner, sure cnogh. And I must learn where he is confin first, and then consider ways and mean s for rescuing hi To this end listened intently to the conversation the men who were nearest him. He was fortunate, for presently he heard one of the coats say: "I am going to walk over to the jail, and see if e thing is all right there." "I'll keep you in view, my friend,'' thought :Mart, he did so. He followed the man, keeping at a distance which not cause him to risk being seen, and presently he saw man stop and talk for a few minutes with a sentinel stood in front of a stoutly-built building. "That is the jail," thought M:art. He managed to get close enou g h to hear some of the versation between the two, anc1 learned that he was that the pri s oner was confined in the building! in o the upstairs rooms, in fact. Presently the man who had been so kind as to lead to the place went back to the publi c square, and "Liberty Boy" eyed the sentinel specu lativ ely, and


THE LIBERTY "BOYS STRANDED. 23 if he could not make a prisoner of the fellow and ter the building. gave sufficient light for Mart's purpose, and he had no trouble in making his way along. Mart took in the situation. He saw that the end of the tinel's beat came almost to where he was concealed, and wing a pistol from his belt, he took hold of it by the e, and waited till the lt\an should come his way. He did not have long to wait. The sentinel came pacslowly toward where the "Liberty Boy" was concealed, d when within ten feet of the spot, passed and turned to rt back. This was the opportunity Mart was waiting for, and he k advantage of it. He leaped forward noiselessly, and e instant he was within reach of the sentinel, struck him blow on the head with the butt of the pistol. He ascended the stairs, making just as little noise as pos sible, and found another hall stretching away in front of him. A single candle burned here, as in the hall below, and_. Mart moved slowly along, looking at the doors undecid edly; and wondering in which room his comrade was con fined. Suddenly he noticed something which gave him a thrill of delight. In a keyhole was a key. He had forgotten that the doors of the rooms would be locked, and had not thought about the keys until he saw them in the keyholes. With a gurgling cry the soldier sank to the ground, and y still. "That will simplify matters for me," he thought. "I will go to the farther end of the hall to begin, and will unlock each door and enter and keep on searching till I find Dick." Mart had knocked the man senseless. The "Liberty Boy" glanced arou;nd, and seeing no one ywhere near, he hastened to the door of the jail, and tried la He went to the end of the haU, and unlocked the door of the room there, and entered. As luck would have it he had struck the room Dick was confined in, the very first thing, and by the aid of the light from the hall he saw and recognized his c01:p.rade, who heard Mart, and sat up on the cot, and looked at him inquiringly and wonderingly. 0 It was Jocked. Running back, he felt in the pockets of the senseless soler. "Who are you?" he asked. "Sh! It is I-Mart Millard," was the reply, in a whis-le He found a large key, which he felt certain was that hich would unlock the door. h per. m He hastened to the door, and mserted the key m t e 1 "G t G 1 t f f t 1 ,, d D" k t" k rea uns i is, or a ac sa1 ic m a cau ious voice. "How in the world did you get in here, and where It fitted perfect]}', and when he gave it a twist to the did you get that disguise?" ght he heard a clicking sound, as of a bolt shooting back. "That will be explained later, Dick. Now we must has-hen he tried the door, and it opened to his touch. ten to get away from here." t He pushed the door wide open, and looked in. There was "You are right about that, and I shall be only too glad one in sight Evidently it was considered that the to get away. Unbind my arms, and I will be ready to go." ntinel on the outside was a sufficient guard, without havMart lost no time in com.R_lying, and in another minute g any inside, in the hallway. Dick was free, so far as bonds were concerned. Then he ran to where the insensible form of the redcoat "Now to get out of here," he breathed. "You take the t. y, lifted it, and carried it into the jail, and closing the lead, Mart, as you know the lay of the land and hav& a or, bolted it. better understanding of the situation than I have." He drew a long breath of relief. "Very well. 'Come along." He was now inside the building where his comrade, Dick Mart l ed the way out into the hall, Dick following, and later was, and the next thing was to try to rescue him. they walked along on tiptoe, so as to make as little noise as He looked at the insensible soldier. possible. They were soon at the head of the stairs, and "I'm afraid he may come to, and make me trouble before here they paused, and look e d down, to see if the coast was 1 can get through with my work," thought Mart, and so clear. So far as they could make out, such was the case, e quickly bound the man's hands with his own handkerand they descended. i ef, his securely with his bel_t, tie_d a j They made their way along the hall until they came to andkerch1ef over his mouth, so as to make it impossible the door of the room in which the unconscious sentinel had 1 r him to make an outcry, should he regain consciousness. been placed. They paused here a few moments, and a Then he lifted the man's form and carried it along the groan was heard from the room. all, till he came to a door. He tried the door, and it "He has. probably recovered consciousness," whispered l pened. Mart; "but I gagged him, and he will be unable to give t Mart listened, and hearing no sound to indicate that the the alarm." 1 om was occupied, he carried the sentinel into the room, "Who is it-the jailor?" nd deposited him on the floor. This done, he stole out, "No, the sentinel who was on guard outside. But come, ulled the door to, and made his way onward to where a we will see if the coast is clear, so we can make a break for airway led to the second floor. liberty." A lighted candle, in a candle-stick fastened to the wall, They moved onward to the door which opened to t h e


24 THE LIBERTY BOYS STRANDED. outer world, and unbolting it, Mart opened it a few inches and looked out. He could see no one near, nor did he hear any noise to indicate the presence of anyone in the vicinity. "I guess we had better go, at once, Dick," he whispered. "The coast seems 1.o be clear." "All right; you go ahead, and 1 will keep at your heels." Mart opened the door wide enough to permit the passage of his body, and then stepped out of doors, Dick following closely. He pulled the door shut behind him, and then the two stole away, heading toward the north, as that was the direc tion in which they wished to go. They traversed two or three blocks, and thought they were going to succeed in making their escape, when sud denly, on turning a corner, they came face to face with four redcoats. The moon was shinijl'.lg brightly, now, and the soldiers ut tered exclamations, as they saw the youth and the supposed woman. "Hello, what have we here?" "Where are you going?" "And who are you, anyway?" "We are on our way to our home," replied Dick, in a hoarse voice, assumed for the occasion. "We have been visiting a neighbor." "Well, I must say, you remained pretty late at your neighbor's home," said one of the soldiers. "Oh, it is only about eleven o'clock," said Dick. "Well, that's pretty late for people to be out." "We did not know it was against the rules to stay out as late as this; had we known it we would not have done so." "Seems to me I've heard that voice before, somewhere," said one, and he took a couple of steps forward and peered into Dick's face. The "Liberty Boy" feared detection was at hand, and kept his head at such an angle as kept the moon from shin ing on his face; but the redcoat, with a sudden motion, jerked the hat up, and revealed Dick's face. Instantly a cry went up from all four: 1It's the spy!" CHAPTER XIII. BOB IS WOUNDED. The time bad come for action. Dick Slater had been recognized; it would soon be known throughout the encampment that the prisoner had escaped, and there would be pursuit. Then, too, here were four redcoats confronting the two ,odds of two to one. The "Liberty Boys" were not slow to act. 'rhey had been in such situations before. Instantly they leaped forward, and struck out lustily. In less time than it takes to tell it, they had knocked four soldiers down, and were running in the direction the edge of the town at the top of their speed. The redcoats leaped up quickly, however, and be shouting at the top of their voices. "The rebel The spy !" they cried. "He is escaping 'fhen they set out in pursuit, yelling for the two stop. Of course they simply wasted their breath in so doing. The "Liberty Boys" had no intention of stopping. They continued to run at the top of their speed. Onward they dashed. Mart was hindered, however, by the skirts of his dr He was not used to such a garment, and could not himself justice when it came to running. They made very good speed, however, and soon were cl to the edge of the encampmnt. It happened that there was a cloud obscuring the m and they were not seen till they were almost up to sentinel. He yelled to them to halt, and as they did not do he :fired a shot from his musket, just missing Dick. The next instant the two were upon him, and Mart d him a blow on the head with the butt of his pistol, kn ing him senseless. Then they continued their flight. It was lucky for the two that the triple row of senti had been withdrawn as soon as it was learned that rebel spy was a prisoner; otherwise they would have unable to get through the lines, and out of the town. As it was, they but found that they were by any means out of danger. There was a whooping, yelling body of soldiers on t track. The yells of the four redcoats who had been kno down by Dick and Bob had quickly aroused the enca ment, and it was now in an uproar, and a hundred sol at least were in pursuit of the fugitives. The youths, feeling that they must. :find cover at earliest possible moment, turned toward the west, w they would :find timber within half a mile of the to As they turned a figure leaped up from the roadside, joined them. The person was none other than Bob brook, who was waiting to see whether or not Mart w succeed in freeing their comrade. When he saw that Dick was free, he was delighted. "Hurrah!" he cried. "I'm glad to see you, Dick, man!" "And I'm glad to see you again, Bob!" "But we're not out of the woods yet!" from Mart. "No," agreed Dick. "We are going to have a close c we succeed in making our escape at all." Onward they ran. They could not make as good headway as they w have1liked to have made, owing to the fact that Mart not run as fast as he was ordinarily able to run, owi the bother from the skirt of the dress, which flapped aro


THE LIBERTY BOYS STRANDED. 25 thighs, threatening to cause him to fall, as he held it up free his legs. It was soon evident that the redcoats were gaining. Presently the three heard their pursuers calling to m to stop. "Halt!" was the cry. "Stop, or we will shoot you wn!" Of course the youths did not stop. They kept right on running. "You get in front and run' just as fast as you can, Mart," a Dick, "and Bob and I will keep right at your heels." "All right," and Mart obeyed. A few moments later they heard the crack, crack of skets, and then bullets zipped all around them. Neither of the three youths was injured, however, and ey kept right on going. They were almost to the edge of the timber now, and they ped to be able to give the enemy the slip, once they re well in among the trees. "Stop!" again came to their hearing, in a roar from the s of their pursuers. "Stop, or we will shoot to kill." The "Li-Oerty Boys" paid no more attention to the com nd than if they had not heard it. They were determined escape, or die trying, and had there been a thousand diers at their heels, they would not have stopped. The timber was now close at band. They would reach it in a few moments. iThey they would succeed in getting in among the s the redcoats fired the next volley, but they were app9inted in this. The redcoats were watching that part of it, and fired e yet the three were ten yards from the edge of the her. This gave them an advantage over their pursuers, and had it not been for the fact that Bob was wounded they / would easily have given the enemy the slip. Now, how ever, in spite of all he could do, Bob began to weaken, and was forced to go slower and slower. "I fear you are severely wounded, Bob," said Dick, so licitously. "I-guess-I-am-pretty hard-;-hit, Dick," was the reply. In order to throw the redcoats off the track, the three bore away to the southwestward, and eoon they heard no sounds to indicate the presence of any redcoats anywhere near them. "I glless we have thrown them off our track," said Dick. "Now, if we could only find a good place to stop for the I rest of the night, we would be all right Just then they emerged from among the thick trees and underbrush, ancl found themselves in a little glade, at the farther edge of stood a small log cabin. '"rhere's a hut!" exclaimed Mart. "Maybe we can stop here till morning." Bob was staggering now, and Dick threw his arm around his comrade's waist, ancl supported him. "I_,ean on me, Bob," he said, gently. "We will stop here at this cabip., and I will make an examination, to see how badly wounded you are." They soon reached the cabin, which was easily seen in the moonlight, and knocked on the door. Presently it was opened, and a short, squat, heavily-built negro stood before them. "Who are yo', an' whut yo' want?" the negro asked, gruffiy. As the roar of the volley was heard, Bob gave utterance "We want to come in and spend the night in your eabin," a cry of pain, but he did not stop running. said Dick. "My comrade, here, is wounded, and I wish to "Are you wounded, Bob?" asked Dick anxiously. examine and dress his wound." "Yes Dick. "Oh, den dat shootin' whut I done heerd, wuz sumbuddy I tryin' ter kill yo' "I have a scalp-wound, myself, but can bind my head ith a handkerchief. r hope your wound is not a bad "Perhaps so; stand aside; please, and let us enter." ie. The negro did so, and when the three had entered he closed the door and barred it, and lighted a candle. 'I-don't-know. It-feels-pretty-bad." It was evident that Bot was in pain. Just then they entered the timber, and Dick said: "We will be all right, now, boys; can you keep on a while nger, Bob?" "Yes-I-think-so, Dick." Bob was badly wounded, but he was all nerve, and would it give up. He felt that the lives of bis comrades, as well i of himself, depended on his continuing to run; for he the two would not go on and leave him to his fate. 'hey would stick by him, and if he was captured they ould fight to rescue him. So he gritted his teeth, and mtinued to run, his iron nerve being all that held him to le work. 1 Onward they dashed. They were at home in the timber, for they had been used 1 it ail their lives. "Dar; now yo' kin see whut yo' 'bout," he said, and he indicated a rude bunk at one side of the room, a 'nd went on: "Yo' kin lay down dar, sah." This part of the remark was addressed to Bob, and the wounded youth staggered over to the bunk, and with Dick's assistance got into it. Then Dick made an examination of the wound. Bob had indeed received a severe wound. The bullet had struck in the right shoulder, a'nd had torn its way on through, and out under the arm-pit The youth had bled to such an e-x tent as to weaken him greatly, and he fainted while Dick was dressing the wound. They brought him to, again, when Dick had :finished, however; but Bob was so weak he could not move himself. Dick was anxious, but he would not let this show in his face. He would not have made Bob feel worried, for the


THE LIBERTY BOYS STRANDED. world, so he smiled when talking to his wounded comrade, and spoke cheerfully and reassuringly. To himself, however, he acknowledged that the matter was serious. Bob was wounded so that with the best of care it would be two weeks before he could ride a horse. So this would make it necessary to remain in this part of the country at least a fortnight. And another thing worried him. Bob would have to be where he would receive careful nursing and good food. This, of course, would be an impossibility if he remained in this cabin, so the only thing to do was to take him to the home of some settler. Of course it was only natural thf Dick should be at a loss to know where they could :find a family that would be will ing to take them in; but when he mentioned the matter to Mart, that youth at once told about the Morrises, and suggested that they take Bob there. "But you say Mr. Morris is a Tory, Mart," sai d Dick; "and he would likely go to St. Augustine and bring the red coats down upon us, right away." "I think not; I believe his wife and daught er, who are enthusiastic patriots, could persuade him not to do so." "How far do they live from here, do you think?" "I should judge it is two miles to their house." "'Yell, we will risk it, I think; in the morning we will take Bob there, and try to get them to take him in and take care of him." Then Dick engaged the negro in conversation, 1 but re ceived not much in the way of information from him. Pick's idea was that the negro was a runaway slave, and that he was hiding in the forest to keep his master from :finding him. Dick and Mart took turns sitting up and watching over Bob that night; they had feared, also, that the British might :find them, but nothing of the kind occurred. Evi dently the redcoats had gone toward the north, thinking the fugitives had gone in that direction. CHAPTER XIV. AFOOT IN THE ENEMY'S COUNTRY. When morning came, and the negro had cooked break fast, which consisted of venison and sweet potatoes, Dick and Mart ate heartily, but Bob was too weak and ill to eat anything. "He will have to have chicken-brqth, and things like that," said Dick. "He won't be able to eat solid food for a week; at least. He must have some medicine, also, for he has a high fever. There is nothing else to do. We must take him to the Morris home, and get them to take care of him, even if we have to make a prisoner of Mr. Morris, and hold him in his own house till Bob gets well." This idea struck Mart as being a good one. "That is just what we will do," he declared, grimly. "I --, don't believe that his wife and daughter would care much either. Of course, they would not want him to know tha1 they felt that way about it, but I am confident they woulc not object to such a thing very stre nuou s ly." "All right. It is something we can do if it is forcei upon us," said Dick. "Bob must be taken good care ol if we hav e to :fight to have it done." r The youths now began making preparations for thei1 trip. They spread a blanket on the floor, and placed Bo! on the blanket. "Now, Sambo," said Dick-" Sambo" was the only nami the negro had vouchsafed. "I am going to ask you to hel1 us carry our comra'de to the home of a settle r, where he maJ be taken care of." "Who is de settle r, sah ?" asked Sambo. "His name is Morris." The negro looked frightened. "I kain't go cl'ar ter de house wid yo', sah," he said "I done woaked foah 1\fassa Morris, on ct, sah, an' we had diffikilty, an' I done quit him moughty sud dint, an' e he wuz ter see me\it'd go hard wid me. I'll he'p yo' ker yo' frien' till we gits ter de open groun' back ob his hou an' den I'll ha b ter stop dar." "All right, Sambo; that will be satisfacto ry. We will able to carry our comrade the r est of the way." So they set out at once. It was slow work, for they were but three, and it w necessary to exercise great care to keep from shaking jolting Bob, ancl causing him pain. They made their way onward steadily, however, and la st they came to the spot where they had left their hors which was at the point where their camp had been pitch the evening before. Here an unpleasant surprise awaited them. Their horses were gone Somebody had found the animals and taken them, u doubtedly. "I guess the redcoats have got our horses, Dick!" "It would seem so, Mart." "Yes, and that leaves us stranded here, doesn't it?" "You are right. It leaves u s afpot in the enemy's co try." "With a seriously wounded comrade to look after." "True; the situation is serio us, Mart. But we will n despair. We will make the best of the situation. c "So we will." They went on their way, then, and half an hour lat they came to the end of the timber, at a point just back 1.he Morris home. "I guess I'll hab to leab yo's now," sai d Sambo. won't do foah me ter be seed by Massa Morris, nohow." "All right; you may go, Sambo," said Dick; "and are much obliged for the assistance you have given us." "Dat's all right, sah; I doan' lak elem redcqaters, m se'f, an' I wuz glad ter he'p yo's." "All right, Sambo; thank you, and if any redcoats co 1 to your cabin and ask if you have seen us, tell them no."


THE LIBERTY BOYS STRANDED. 2'1 D at's whut I'll do, sah. Good-by, massas Then Dick advanced to the woman and girl, and smili n g "Good-by." at them, said in a low tone: "I was sorry to speak so Sambo took his departure, and then Dick, who was a very sternly; it was to make it easy for you." Then a l oud, in ng youth, picked Bob up in his arms, saying: I the stern tone be had used before, he added: ce '' I can carry him so that it will be easier for him than "Show me the way to a room, where my comrade may 1 0 both of us and then hf! strode toward the : be made comfortable, and be in a hurry about it!" use, Mart keeping p ace with him. I "All right, sir. This way, sir," cried Mrs Morris, her Bob lay limp and quiet in Dick's arms; his eyes were voice trembling, as if the owner were frightened. "Come B o sed, his face pale, and it was plain that the strain of right into the house, sir." ing carried so far had been too much for him; he had The woman and the girl entered the house, Dick follow i11ted. ing, carrying Bob, and they were soon in a room on the el They had almost reached the house, when the door opened second floor, where was a nice, comfortable bed On t h is rn d a man came forth. He carried a rifle in his hands, and Dick placed the unconscious form of his comrade, and en bis eyes fell upon the youths he paused and gave ut-turning to the two, he said: ance to an exclamation: I "Mrs. Morris and Miss Helen, Mart, down there, told me "It is the rebel spies!" he cried, a.nd quick as thought he that you are patriots, and now I ask if you will be very f e led the nfle and took aim at Dick. angry with us if we hold your husband and father a pris -At this instant the door again, and Helen Morris 1 oner until our comrade, here, is able to travel?" e e forth. She paused with her hand on the door-knob, "Certainly not, if no harm comes to him," was Mrs. efd stared in terror, her face growing pale. Morris' reply. r The Tory would undoubtedly have shot Dick Slater, but "He shall not be htrmed. Is there a room near this e disguised "Liberty Boy" seized the rifle and prevented one, where we may keep your husband?" lDl from doing so. b( "For shame, father Would you shoot a wounded 13n ?" cried the girl. "Yes, I would!" cried the man, struggling with Mart a1r the possession of the rifle, his face the picture of 0jge. "I would; and what's more, I will! The se are the bels who were in St. Augustibe, and who escaped last jght; and one of them killed a British soldi er. It was 1 at one there, I think, and I am going to kill him and ,

28 THE LIBERTY BOYS STRANDED. Tne "Liberty Boys" had found their horses also, and so far as that was concerned, would be able to go at any time. The second day after tl1ey had taken up their quar ters at the Morris home Jim Lucky came riding up, mounted on Dick's horse, and leading those of Bob and Mart. He said he had found the animals wandering around, and had taken charge of them, but the youths shrewdly sus pected that he had taken them, with the intention of trying to sell them to the British, but for some reason had changed his mi.nd. And it may be said that this was the case He had intended to take the horses to St. Augustine and sell them to the British, but when he started his cour age failed him, iand he turned back. He remembered very distinctly the thrilling experiences he had participated in the other time he was in St. Augustine, and he felt that he would not go through with such an adventure again for the price of a dozen horses. It was decided at last that Bob was strong enough to stand the trip to Savannah, and so, bidding good-by to their good friends, Mrs. Morris and I_,::elen, the youths rode away, Dick instructing them to free Mr. Morris after they had been gone an hour or so. The youths reached Savannah in safety, in due time, "HAPPY and were rer.eived as persons coming back from the for everybody had given them up for lost. Dick made his report, and later on Gen. Howe mar down to the Florida border, where, many of his men swept away by yellow fever, he was forced to stop, and he returned with the remnant of his force, much pointed. THE END. The next number (122) of "'I'he Liberty Boys 0 wild contain "THE LIBERTY BOYS IN THE S DLE; OR, LIVELY WORK FOR LIBER CAUSE," by Harry Moore. SPECIAL NOTICE: All back numbers of this w are always in print. H you cannot obtain them from newsdealer, send the price in money or postage stam mail to FRANK TOUSEY, PUBLISHER, 24 UN SQUARE, NEW YORK, and you will ra.-eive the you order by return mail. DAYS." The Best Illustrated Weekly Story Paper .Published. IS!3rC.TE:::O -y-. ""H APPY DAYS" is a large 16-page paper containing Interesting Stories, Poems, Sketches, Comic Sto Jokes, Answers fo and many other bright features. Its Authors and Artists have a national reputation. No amount of money is spared to make this weekly the best published. A New Story Begins Every Week in "Happy Days." OUT TO-DAY! OUT TO-DA Young King Kelly, the Champion Boy Pitche Or, PLAYING IN THE NEW ENGLAND By P. T. Raymond, in No. 447 ol HAPPY DAYS, Issued April PRICE 5 CENTS. For Sale by all Newsdealers, or will be sent to any address on the receipt of priee by FRANK TOUSEY, Publisher, 24 Union Square, New Yo


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The Bradys and Bunco Blll ; or, The Cleverest Crook In New York 17 The Bradys and the Female Detective ; or, Leagued with the Customs Inspectors. 18 The Bradys and the Bank Mystery ; or, The Search for a Stolen Mllllon 19 The Bradys at Cripple Cre ek ; or, Knocking out the "Bad Men." IO The Bradys and the Harbor Gang; or, Sharp Work after Dark. ll The Bradys In Five Points; or, The Ske l eton In the Cellar. >_kp Fan Toy, the Opium Queen; or, The Bradys and the Chinese Smuggl ers. arlS The Bradys' Boy Pupil; or, Sifting Strange Evidence. .. J4 The Bradys In the Jaws of Death; or, Trapping the Wire Tapf pers. l5 The Bradys and the Typewriter; or, The Office Boy's Secret. 0]6 The Bradys and the Bandit King; or, Chasing the Mountain Thieves. oif7 The Bradys and the Drug Slaves; The Yellow Demons of Chinatown. 18 The Bradys and the Anarchist Queen; or, &:unnlng Down the "Reds. 19 The Bradys and the Hotel Crooke ; or, The Mystery of Room 44. 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Fred Fearnot and the Stranger ; or, The Long Man who w 1 '64 Fred Fearnot Lost ; or, Missing for '.rhirty Days. 155 Fred Fearnot's Rescue ; or, The Mexican Pocahontas. 156 Fred Fearoot and. the "White Caps" ; or, A Queer Turning of t h e '.!.'ables. 157 Fred Fearnot and tbe Medium; or, Having Fun with tbe "Spirits." 1 5 8 Fred Fearnot and the "Mean Man"; or, T b e Worst He Ever Short. 206 Fred Fearnot and tbe Old Trapper; or, Searching for a Cavern. 207 Fred Fearnot In Colorado; or, Running a Sheep Ranch. 208 Fred Fearnot at the Ball ; or, The Girl in the Green Mask. 209 Fred Fearnot and the Duellist; or, The Mao Who Wanted Figbt. 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THE STAGE. THE BOYS OF NEW YOHK END l\IEN"S JOKE ontammg a great variety of the latest jokes used by the men. No amateur is complete without rrnl httle book. THE 'EW YORK STUMP SPEAKER.a vaned asso,rta:ient of stump speeches, Negro, Dutch Also en d men s Jokes. Just the thing for home amuseNo: 31. HOW 'l'O .BECO;\lE A SPEAKER-Containing fourreeu 1llustrat10us, g1vmg tht> diff erent positions requisite to becom .. a good speaker, reader and e locutionist. Also containing gems frou; ap the popular !J.nthors of prose and poetry, arranged in the mosi simple and concise manner possible No. 49. _HOW '1'0 DEBA'l'E.-Giving rules for conducting de bates, outlmes for debates, questions for discussion and the bes sources for procuring information on the questions given. amat eu r shows THE BOYS OF NEW YORK MINS'l'REL GUIDE SOCIETY'. Kl!: BQOK.:--Something new and ve ry instrnctive. Every No. 3. HOW TO FLIR'l'.-The arts and wiles of fiil'.tation arc. obtam this book, as it contains full ins trnctions for orfully by this little book. Besides the varioUB o f an amatenr mrnstrel troupe. lla.Ldker c h1ef, fan, glove, parasol, window and hat flirtation it con MULDOON'S JOKES.-'l'his is one of the most original ams a .ft.II list of the language and sentiment of flowers, is ever publlshe?, and it is brimful of wit and humor. It tn.teresttng to everybody, both old and young. You cannot be happJ a larg e collection of songs, jokes, conundrums, etc. of without one. Muldoon., the great wit, humorist, and practical joker of No. 4. HOW ,TO DANCE is the title of a new and handsom Every boy .who can enjoy a good substantial joke should JUSt PY 'l'oi;isey. lt contains full instrucimm ediate l y. t1ons 111 the art of dancmg, etiquette m the ball-room and at parties HQW TO BECOME AN ACTOR.-Containing com, how to dr!' ss, and.full directions for calling off in all popular squat uct1ons how to make up for various characters on the dances. with the duties of the l\fanage r Prompte r, N.o. HOW TQ LOVJ!l.-A C?mplcte gufde to lov&, Artist and Prope rty Man. By a prominent Stage Manage r and ma1T1age, g 1vmg sensible advice, rules and Gl' wILLIAl\IS' JOKE BOOK-Containing t h e lat: to be obse r ved, wi t h many curious and interesting things not gen anec do res and funny stories of this w orld-1enowned and k!;own. polar German comedian. Sixty-four pages; handsome No. 1, HOW .ro DRESS.-Containing full instruction in tbt cover containing a half-tone photo of the author. art rlrcss1ng and appearing well at home and abroad, giving tht HOUSEKEEPING. 6. H9W TO KEEP A WI DOW GARDEN.-Containing ructions foi constructin g a window garden either in town try, and the mos t approved methods for raising beautiful at home. 'he most complete book of the ever pub HOW TO COOK.-One of the most books ing ever published. It contains recipes for cooking meats, e, and oysters; also pies, puddings, cakes and a ll kinds of and a grand co llection of r ecipes by one of our most popular HOW TO KEEP HOUSE.-It contains information for y, boys, girls, men and women; it will teach you how to most anything around the house, such as parlor ornaments cements, Aeolian harps, and bird lime for catching birds.' ELECTRICAL. HOW TO MAKE AND USE ELECTRICITY.-A de n of the wout.!erful us es of electricity and electro magnetism ; r with full instructions for making Electric 'l'oys, Batteries, J George Trebel, A. M., M. D. Containing ovei fifty ilons HOW TO MAKE ELECTRICAL MACHINES.-Con fnll directions for making e lectrical machines induction namos, and many novel toys to be worked by electricity. A. R. Bennett. Fully illu strated. 67. HOW 'l'O DO ELECTRICAL TRICKS.-Containing a llection of instructiv e and highly amusing electrical tricks illustrations. By A. Anderson. ENTERTAINMENT. HOW TO BECOME A VENTRILOQUIST.-By Harrv y. 'l'he secret given away. Every intelligent boy reading k of instructions, by a practical professo r (delighting multivery night with hi s wonderful imitations), can master the create any amount of fun for himse l f and friends. It is the t book C'ver published. and there's millions (of fun) in it. 20. HOW TO ENTERTAIN AN EVENING PARTY.-A aluallle little book just published. A complete compendium es, sports, card diversions, comic r ecitation s, etc .. suitable Jor or drawing-room entertainment. It contains more for the than any book puhlishcd. 35. HOW TO PLAY GAl\IES.-A complete and useful little the rules and of billiards. bagatelle, lammon. c1oq11et. dominoes, etc. 36. HOW 'l'O SOLVE CONUNDRUi\IS.-Containing all ding conundrums of the day, amusing riddles, curious catch es 'tty sayings. 2. HOW 'l'O PLAY CARDS.-A complete and handy little ng the rules and full d i re ctions for playing Euchre, Crib. o, Forty-Five, Rounce, Pedro Sanc ho, Draw Poke r, All Fours, and many othe r popular games of cards. N' 'l'O DO P UZZLES.-Containing over three hun uzzles and conundrums. with k e y to same. A ly illnstrated. By A. Anderson. ETIQUETTE. IT; OR, BOOK OF ETIQUETTE.-It e that every young man desires to know ess in it. 'IA VE.-Containing the rules and etiquette e eaRiest and most approved methodsof apage at parties. balls, the theatre, church, and DECLAMATION. 27. ROW TO RECITE AND BOO.K OF RECITATIONS. Dtaining the most popular sele-::tions in use, comprising Dutch t. French dialect, Yankee and Irish dialect pieces, together sele<'t10ns of colors, material. and how to have the m made up f"o. 1 8 HOW 'l'O BECOME BEAU'l'IFUL.-One o.f bpghtes t most valuable books rver given to the world Everybody wJShes to know how to b ec ome beautiful male anrli female. The s'ecret is s imple, and almost costless. 'Read this and be convince d how to become beautiful. BIRDS AND ANIMALS No. 7. HOW 'l'O BlRDS.-Handsomel y illustrated anoi containing full instruetions for the management and trainini; of canary. mockingbird. bobolink. blackuird. paroquet, parrot, etc. No. 39. HOW TO RAISE nous, POULTRY, PIGEONS ANL RABBITS.-A u sefu l and instructive book. Handsomely illus trated. By Ira Vrnfraw. No. 40. HO\\' TO AND SET 'l'RAPS.-Inoluding hinh on how to catch runs, autbo1 of "How to Ri><'omi> a Naval Cadet." No. 63. HOW TO RJiJCO'.\IE A NAVAL CADET.-Complete in structions of how to :;:ain admission to the Annapolis Nava', Academy. Also containinir the course of instruction. descriptioD of grounds and buildin:::s. historical sketch. and evervthing a bol' shonld know to be<'ome an nfficer in the United States 'Navy. Com piled and writt<'n hy Ln Senarens, author of "How to Become 'I.> West Point l\lilitnn Cadet." many standard readings. CENTS TOUSEY, PRICE 10 Address FRANK EACH. OR 3 FOR 25 CENTS. Publisher,' 24: Union Squa1e, New York. I >


THE LIBEBTY BOYS OF '76. A Weekly Magazi ne containing Stories of the American Revo l utio 1 By HARRY MOORE. These stories ba.sed on a.ctua.l facts a.nd give a. fa.ithf11 f account of the exciting a.dventures of a. band of America.: youths who were always ready a.nd willing to imperil their live / for the sake of helping a.long the ga.lla.nt ca.use of Independenc Every number will consist of 32 large pages of reading ma.tteJ bound in a. beautiful colored cover. LATEST ISSUES: 42 The Liberty Boys' Brave Rescue; or, In the Nick o! Time. 43 'l'he Liberty Boys' Big Day; or, Doing Business by Wholesale. 11 The Liberty Boys' Net; or, Catching the Redcoats and Tories. 45 The Liberty Boys Worried; or, The Disappearance of Dick Slater. 4G The J,i!Jerty Boys' Iron Grip ; or, Squeezing the Redcoats. 47 The Liberty Boys' Success; or, Doing What They Set Out to Do. 48 Tile J,iberty Boys' Setback; or, Defeated, Hut Not Disgraced. 49 The Liberty Boys In Toryvilie; or, Dick Slater's Fearful Risk. 50 The Liberty Boys Aroused; or, Striking Strong Blows for Libert:/". 51 The Libeny Boys' Triumph; or, Beating the Redcoats at Their Own 52 The Liberty Boys' Scare ; or, A Miss as Good as a Mile. 53 The Liberty Boys' Danger ; or, Foes on All Sides. 54 The Liberty lloys' Flight; or, A Very Narrow Escape. 55 The Liberty Boys' Strategy; or, Out-Generaling the Enemy. 5 G The Liberty Boys' Warm Work; or, Showing the Redcoats Bow to Fight. 57 The Liberty Boys' "Push" ; or, Bound to Get There. 58 The Liberty Boys' Desperate Charge; or, With "Mad Anthony" at Stony Point. 59 The Liberty Boys' Justice, And How They Dealt It Out. 60 The Liberty Boys Bombarded; or, A Very Warm Time. 61. '.l'he Liberty Boys' Seale d Orders; or, Going It Blind_ 62 The Liberty Boys' Daring Stroke; or, With "Light-Horse Harry" at Paulus Hook. 63 '!'he Liberty Boys' Lively Times ; or, Here, There and Everywhere. 64 The Liberty Boys' "Lone Hand" ; or, Fighting Against Great Odds. 13.i The Liberty Boys' Mascot; or, The Idol of the Company. 6ti The Liberty Boys' Wrath; or, Going for the Redcoats Roughshod. '37 The Liberty Boys' Battle for Life; or, Tbe Hardest Struggle of Ail. 68 The Liberty Bo;vs' Lost; or, The Trap That Did Not Work. 69 'l'he Liberty Boys "Jonah"; or, The Youth Who "Queered" Everything. 7 O The Liberty Boys' Decoy; or, Baiting the Brltieh-71 Tbe Liberty Boys Lured; or, The Snare the Enemy Set_ 72 The Liberty Boys' Ransom; or, In the Hands of the Tory Outlaws. 73 The Liberty Boys as Sleuth-Hounds; or, Trailing Benedict Ar-nold. 74 The Liberty Boys "Swoop"; or, Scattering the Redcoats Like Chatl'. 75 The Liberty Boys' "Hot Time"; or, Lively Work in Old Virginia. 76 The Liberty Boys' Daring Scheme ; or, Their Plot to Capture the King's Son. 77 The Liberty Boys' Bold Move ; or, Into the Enemy's Country. The Liberty Boys' Beacon Light; or, The Signal on the Mountain. 79 The Liberty Boys' Honor; or, '.l'he Promise 'hat Was Kept. 80 The Liberty Boys' "' e n Strike" ; or, Bowling the British Over. 81 The Liberty Boys' Gratitude, and How they Showed It. 8 2 The Liberty Boys and the Georgia Giant; or, A Hard Man to Handle. 83 The Liberty Boys' Dead Line; or, "Cross it if You Dare!" 84 The Liberty Boys "Hoo-Dooed" ; or, Trouble at Every Turn. 85 The Liberty Boys' Leap for Life ; or, The Light that L e d Them. 86 The Liberty Boys' Indian Friend; or, The Redskin who Fought f Independence. 87 The Liberty Boys "Going It Blind" ; or, Taking Big Chances. 88 The Liberty Boys' Black Band; or, Bumping the British Hard. 811 The Liberty Boys' "Hurry Call" ; or, A Wild Dash to Save Friend. 90 The Boys' Guardian Angel; or, The Beautiful Maid of ti MountaTn. 91 The L!berty Boys' Brave Stand ; or, Set Back but Not Defeated. 92 The Liberty Boys "Treed" ; or, Warm Work in the Tall Timber. 03 The Liberty Boys' Dare; or, Backing the British Down. 94 The r,iberty Boys' Best Blows ; or, Beating the British at Benni ton. 95 The r,lberty Boys In New Jersey; or, Boxing the Ears of the Br ish Lion. 96 The Liberty Boys' Daring: or. Not Afraid of Anything. 97 The Liberty Boys' Long March ; or, The Move that Puzzled t British. 08 '.f'he Liberty Boys Bold Front ; or, Hot Times on Harlem Heigh 99 The r,iberty Boys in New York ; or, Helping to Hold the Gr City. 100 'he Liberty Boys' Big Risk ; or, Ready to Take Chances. 101 Tbe Liberty Boys' Drag-Net ; or, l:iauling the ltedcoats In. 102 The Liberty Boys' Lightning Work; or, Too Fast for the Briti 103 'he Liberty Boys' Lucky Blunder; or, The Mistake that H e Them. 104 The Liberty Boys' Shrewd Trick;_ or, Springing a Big Surprise 105 The Liberty Boys' Cunning; or, uutwitting tbe Enemy. 106 The Liberty Boys' Hit" ; or, Knocking the R edcoats O 107 The Liberty Boys "Wild Irishman" ; or, A Lively Lad fr Dublin. 108 The Liberty Boys' Surprise; or, Not Just What They Were Lo Ing For. 109 The Liberty Boys' Treasure ; or, A Lucky Find. 110 The Liberty Boys In Trouble; or, A Bad Run of Luck. 111 The Liberty Boys' Jubilee; or, A Great Day for the Great Cau 112 The Liberty Boys Cornered; or, "Which Way Shall We 113 The Liberty Boys at Valley Forge; or, Enduring Terrible Ha ships. 114 The Liberty Boys Missing; or, Lost in the Swamps. 115 The Liberty Boys' And How They Won It. 116 The Liberty Boys Deceived ; or, Tricked but Not Beaten. 11 7 The Liberty Boys and the Dwarf; or. A Dangerous Enemy. 118 '.l'he Liberty Boys Dead-ehots; or, The Twelve. 11 9 The Liberty Boys' League; or, Tne Couutry Boys who Helped. 12 0 The Liberty Boys' Neatest Trick; or, How the Redcoats were Foolel 12 l 'l'he Liberty Boys Stranded; or, Afoot in the Enemy's Country. 12 2 The Liberty Boys in the Saddle; or, Lively Work for Liberty's Causi: For Sale by All Newsdealers, or will be Sent to Any Address on Rece1pt of Price, 5 Cents per Copy, by FRANK TOUSEY, Publisher, 24 Union New Yor IF YOU WANT ANY BACK NUMBERS of our Libraries and cannot procure them from newsdealers, they can be obtained from this office direct. Cut in the following Order Blank and send It to us with the price of the books you want and we will send them turn mail. POS'l'AGE S TAMP S TAREN 'l'HE SAME AS MO.NEY . . . . . . . . . . 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