The Liberty Boys and the Georgia giant; or, A hard man to handle

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No. 82. NEW YOB.I{, J U J ,Y 25. 1902. Pri c e 5 C e n ts. The gia.nt, club i n ha.nd, placed his foot on the form of the insensibl e "Liberty Boy,'' and out: "Back, er I'll kill ther la.s wun uv ye!" Dick, from the window above, m ade ready to noose the fiend.


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THE LIBERTY BOYS OF '76.l A Wee k ly Mag a zine Containing Stories of the American Revolution. I ssued Weekly-By S1tbscription $2.50 per 11ear. Entered a s Seoonll mass Matter at the New Yo1k, N. Y., Post O ffice, February 4, 1901. Entere d acc ordi11g to A.c t of Ooiir1ro,qs, in the y ear 1902, i n tho office of the Librarian of Congress, Washington, D. C by Frank Tous e y, 24 Square, N e w Yo,-k. No. 82. NEW YOH.K, JULY 25, 1902. Price 5 Cents CHAPTER I. of cornmeal dough, spilling the contents and causing a wild sctamble among the chickens, old and young. RED HERRICK, THE GEORGIA GI.ANT. "Red Herrick!" gasped the girl, turning pale. "The Tory giant!" from the woman. It was mid-afternoon of a very pleasant day in the latter The red headed fiend grinned. part of the month of February, of the year 1779. "Yas, et's Red Herrick," he said, in a hoarse, growling A woman of perhaps forty years and a beautiful girl voice; "ye don' seem ter be glad ter see me!" with a of seventeen or eighteen were out in the yard in front of vicious leer. a house :which stood in the edge of the timb e r about five or "W-wh a t do y-you want?" asked the woman. six miles southwest from Augusta, Georgia. The woman "Oh, nothin' in purtickler,'' WC;lS the reply; "ye see, I and girl were evidently mother and daughter, and they hev ter make ther roun's uv my frien's, ther rebels, onct in were feeding a horde of young chickens. erwhile, so's ter let 'em know I hain't dead; but thet I' While they were thus engaged a man emerged from the s till erlive an' 'tendin' ter bizness." timber at the farther side of the road which ran in front "Don' try fur ter m ake er break fur the of the house, crossed the road, entered the yard and ap door of the house, and seeing this the giant fr proached the two, who were so eng rossed in their work that t:P.ey did not notice the coming of the man. The woman and girl cast sidelong glances t warned; "I am mighty s e n s ertive an' tou We have said "man," but in trut h the f e llow looked more like some f eroc ious wild animal that had for e sworn the might take et thet ye didn' like me an' thet' -an' when I git mad theer hain't no k use of its forefeet a nd was wal ki,ng around on its hindlegs. do!" The fellow was a giant in size, being at lea s t seven feet tall, and broad in proportion; h e was evid e ntly very muscular The two well knew thi s to b e the truth. as he was called on account of the colo and powe rful, and for a weapon h e c a rried an enormou s knotty club, with which it would seem to be not beyond beard, was a notorious character in th the bound of possibility for the owner to brain a bull. He was an outlaw Tory, living d eep in t The giant was clothed in the skin s of wild animals, hills-just where, no one seemed to rudely constructed by himself, without doubt, and this The truth of the matter was that t tend e d to increase the wild animal-like appearance of the by all, and while he had been hunted fo man. He wore no h a t, his h e ad being covered with a dens e by parties of patriot settlers, after he h tangled crop of fiery red hair, and hi s face was half hidden atrocity, his home or hiding place ha with a rough, tangl e d b e ard of the same color. No one eve r thought of going alone an The giant paused when. within ten fe e t of the woman fiend; it would have been as much as his and the girl, and he stood there, silent and motionless, watching them with leering vicious eyes The rude shoes, made out of the shins of wild animals, made it possible do so, without doubt, as the giant was fa path and every crook and turn of the wil The scoundrel had robbed and plunder for him to walk noiselessly, and he had not b e en heard will, and had terrorized women and childre by the two, at all. murdered three or four s e ttlers, so that" he was Pres ently the girl happen e d to look up, however, and thorn in the flesh, a constant menace to the p as her eyes f e ll upon the giant a scr e am escaped her lips, \velfare of th e community. startling the woman so greatly that she dropped the pan "What do you want here?" asked the girl, wh


2 THE LIBERTY BOYS AND THE GEORGIA GIANT. really a brave girl and who had now regained her comI posure and was cool and calm. I "Whut do I want?" with a leer. "Toward the v.est." 'rhe giant eyed the girl searchingly. "Air ye snore UV thet ?" he asked. "Of course." "Yes." "I wanter know whur yer dad is?" The woman paled somewhat, and the girl started and a worried look appeared on her face. "I don' see why he'd go in thet direckshun." "Neither do I; I don't know why he went that way, or where he went; I only know that he did go in that direc"You wish to know where my father is?" she asked, tion." almost mechanically. I "I don' berleeve et!" "Yas, whur's Sam Hardy? I want ter see 'im." A scornful look appeared in the girl's eyes. "You wish to see him?" The girl seemed to be think"You don't have to believe it if you don't want to," she ing of something, and repeated the question in a mechanical 8aid; "it is the truth, however." fashion. The truth was that she was wondering why the "Come, now, my gal, didn' he go toward ther north giant wished to see her father, and asking herself if the instid uv toward ther west?" fiend was intending to try to murder him. "No." "Thet's whut I said, hain't et? Yas, I wanter see 'im." The giant look ed puzzled and suspicious. "He isn't at home," said the girl. "I don' see whut he'd be goin' in thet d'reckshun fur," "He hain't ?" he growled; "I think ye air jes' tellin' me thet ter throw "No." then?" me orf ther track. Yer afeerd thet I'm arter yer dad." "Why would you b.:? after my father, as you call it?" "Why, ye ax?" with a leer. e don' k:Jaow ?" The giant eyed the girl suspiciously. "Yes. Why ?" rick turned his eyes on the woman. 'e know whur yer ole man is?" he shook her hea'd. 't know," she said. "Waal, et's simple enu:ff, I reckon. Yer dad wuz ther leader uv' ther gang thet wuz out huntin' fur me las' week, remarked. I an' I swore thet I'd hev his life fur doin' uv et!" The looked fierce and angry, and his voice resembled the snarl of a wild beast when enraged. : ye look an' talk so skairt-like ?" grinned afeerd thet sumbuddy hez be'n tellin' as been telling us lies on you," said the d mother by appearing so suddenly and ter be much skeered, even tho' ye did I I "It isn't true!" the girl cried. "My father was not t he leader of the band who went in search of you last week! "He wuzn't ?" doubtingly. "No; was he, mother?" The woman shook her head. "No, he was not," she replied. The giant looked from one to the other, doubtingly and undecidedly. ., "I wuz tole thet yer dad wuz ther leader uv ther gang,'' t put in an appeerence." the tone and look. There was he said. 1why I should be afraid." et's ther way ter tork; but air ye shore e of it." he leave ther house ?'1 rning." d he go erway-afoot, on hossback, er in ther orseback." ich way did he go?" 1e girl hesitated a bit and then said: "Who told you?" asked Mabel Hardy, quickly. The giant hesitated. "Et don' matter who tole me," he said, presently; "sum buddy tole me, an' thet's enu:ff." "But I want to know the name of the man who told you, persisted the girl; "he must be an enemy of my father, for he has told you a deliberate lie!" The girl 's eyes flashed as she said this and her face flushed causinO" the red-headed iriant to look at her ad-' b v miringly. "Say, d'ye know thet yer purty ez er picter, my gal!" he exclaimed.


THE LIBERTY BOYS AND THE GEORGIA GIANT. 3 "You know what my answer is to that." The kirl drew back and gave the fellow a scornful look, I but made no reply. "Waal, I kin guess at et, frum whut ye said, but I'd "Oh, come now, don' git yer back up," grinned the giant; rnther ye'd say yes er no right out." "et ortenter make er gal mad fur ter have er feller tell 'er "Very well, then; no!" she s purty. Et bed orter please er." "It doesn't matter whether I'm pretty or not," was the cold reply. "If that is all you have to talk about you might "So et's 'no,' is et, my gal?" "Yes-and I'm not your 'gal,' so stop calling me that." "Oh, yer mighty techy, et seems ter me!" with a snarl. as well go your way." i "Is theer ennythin' else ye'd like fur me ter do, er not "Ho, ho, ho I like ter heer ye tork when ye air mad, I ter do?" my gal!" the giant cried. "Go erhead an' tork sum more! I "I would like for you to go away about your business, I likes ter look at ye!" if you have any." An angry look appeared on the girl's face, while a look "Oh, ye would, hey?" of fear appeared on the face of the woman. The girl said "Yes." nothing in reply, however, and the giant went on: "Waal, I'm attendin' ter bizness right now; I'm heer "Say, I've got er propersishun ter make ter ye, gal: on bizness, I want ye ter know. I'm heer ter kill yer dad I've took er noshun ter ye, an' while I t!um heer fur ther onless ye ergrees ter marry me!" purpuss uv killin' yer dad, I'll ergree not ter hurt 'im ef "That I will never agree to do!" ye'll ergree ter marry me! Whut d'ye say?" This was a proposition, sure enough, and the eager look on the face of the red-headed :fiend showed that he was in deadly earnest, and it was evident, too, he did not "Then yer dad hez got ter die l" "But1 sir," protested Mrs. Hardy, "my husband was not the leader of the party of men who searched for you last week. As Mabel says, whoever told you that, told a falserealize that he was making a proposition at all unusual or hood.l' extraordinary. To his mind it seemed a very simple affair, and he had stated it in as few words as possible. A cry of dismay escaped the lips of Mrs. Hardy, a cry oi anger from the lips of "What! I agree to marry you, you big brute?" cried the girl. Her anger was so great that it overbalanced her "Waal, et don' matter; ef he wuzn't ther leader he wuz in ther gang, an' thet's jes' ez bad."' "I don't think he was in the party, either." "Oh, yas, he wuz !" "How do you know?" asked the girl. "Oh, I know, thet's how." discretion. It would have been wiser to have refrained "But you don't know; you are just saying so, without from saying anything to arouse the red-headed :fiend's having any knowledge regarding the matter." anger, and to have deceived him by pretending to take the "Thet's all right; he WllZ erlong, an' I'm goin' ter kill matter under advisement, but the girl did not think, and 'im, an every rebel whut wuz in ther gang!" spoke her thoughts. i "Maybe you will get killed yourself!" said the girl, "Oh, ho I'm er big brute, am I?" Red growled, i spiritedly. his fang-like teeth. j "Oh, I s'pose ye'd be glad ter see me killed!" with a leer. "Yes, you are!" j "Yes, I would! You are a great, big, cowardly, murder" Mabel! Mabel! be careful what you say!" cried her ous brute, and this locality will never know any peace or mother h er face pale with fear. "Do not anger the security until after you have been killed!" gentleman." "Mabel! Mabel!" cried her mother, pleadingly, but the "Ho, ther ole woman knows whut I am, ef ye don', my girl's blood was up and she would not stop talking till she gal!" the :fiend chuckled. "Ye see, she calls me er had :finished what she had to say. The giant was very gen'lem'n." angry, and he showed his.. teeth like an angry panther, and '"Then prove that you are a gentleman by going your there was a :fierce light in his eyes. way and leaving us alone!" said Mabel, with spirit. "Ho, ho, ho l So ye wants me ter go erway, do ye?" "Yes." "Oh, I'm er great, big, cowardly, murd'rous brute, am I?". hissed the giant, his eyes glowing :fiercely. "You are! and if my father was here he would shoot "Waal, I'm sorry I kain't 'commerdate ye, my gal," with you dead, and end your reign of terror!" a leer. "Ennyhow, I wouldn' think uv goin' afore I git an answur frum ye, ter my propersishun. 1 "Oh, he would, would he?" "Yes."


4 THE LIBERTY BOYS AND 'l'HE GEORGIA GIANT. ==::::::====::::::-:=================================--==========================================; "Mebby he would an' mebby he wouldn'," with a leer; "I wush he wuz beer!" viciously. "I'd make ye sorry ye torked so sassy ier me, by killin' uv '1m afore yer eyes!" "As you just said, Red 'Herrick-maybe you would and maybe you wouldn't." Just then the sound of hoof beats came to the ears of the three, and they looked eagerly down the road in the The youths were riding along, talking and laughllie, not thinking of their surroundings, and when they ca in sight of the house and saw the man and the two wome in the yard, they did not even then think much about th matter save to wonde r who the nondescript-like man-o giant, rather-could be. But when they beard the girl' words to the effect that the man was "Red Herrick," thei direction from which the sound came. From the sound it interest was aroused on the instant, for they bad hear seemed that there must be quite a large party of horsemen, many stories regarding the Georgia giant, known as Re and the next moment this was proven to be the case, for Herrick. They had heard tales told, depicting him as about a hundred horsemen came into view around a bend veritable fiend, a demon who would hesitate at no deed, no in the road a hundred and fifty yards distant. matter how fearful or bloody it might be. They had won" Thank God!" exclaimed the woman, fervently. derecl if they would encounter him, and here he was, right "This way!" cried the girl, lifting up her voice till it. in front of them . rang out, loud and clear; '\this way, sirs, if you wish to I "Forward, boys cried Dick, and they urged their horses kill or capture the scourge of Georgia Hasten, and you into a gallop, but they could not stop the giant from acting. will have the good fortune of ridding the earth of Red They saw the red-headed fiend seize the girl, throw her Herrick, the Georgia Giant!" over his shoulder and dart around the house and disappear "Ye she-painter!" hissed the giant; "I'll fir ye fur from view, and with cries of anger the "Liberty Boys" thet I kain't git. er lick at yer dad himse'f ter-day, but leaped to the ground. I'll hit 'im through his darter! Ye'll cum with me!" and as he spoke the giant leaped forward and seized the girl before she realized what he was about. "Twenty of you boys come with me!" cried Dick; "the rest stay and look after the horses." The youth and twenty of his companions leaped the Then, throwing the m11iden over his shoulder, as if she fence in front of the house Jlnd ran forward to where Mrs. were a bag of potatoes, the fiend gave utterance to a wild Hardy stood, wringing her hands and weeping as if her yell of defiance and triumph, and, darting around the house, plunged into the timber and disappeared from view. CHAPTER II. THE GIANT CARRIES OFF A GIRL. The party of horsemen were the famous "Liberty Boys," with Dick Slater, the still more famous scout, spy and, with them, he being their captain The "Liberty Boys" were down in Georgia for the pur pose of rendering such aid as was possible to the patriot settlers, who were having a hard time of it, the Tories and redcoats robbing and pillaging almost at will. The youths were now headed for Augusta, but as that town was occupied by the British, it was the intention of heart were broken. "My daughter !-oh, save my daughter!" the woman cried. "Save my child from that :fie:d!" "Have no fear, madam," called out Dick; "we will save your daughter." And then he dashed onward, accompanied by the twenty "Liberty Boys." "Scatter, boys," ordered Dick, "and keep your eyes open. We must run the fiend down!" "We'll do it, Dick!" cried Bob Estabrook. The youths dashed through the timber at a rapid pace, spreading out fan-shape as they went. They were old hands at this sort of business, and not one among them but was an expert woodsman and could follow a trail equal to any redman of the forest. Dick kept almost straight on in the direction he had started, and as he went he listened intently in the hope that he might hear the crashing of the giant through the underthe "Liberty Boys" to make a circuit, and go around the brush. place, and then continue on northward and join a force of Red Herrick, however, was an expert woodsman him :fifteen hundred patriots, under General Ashe, who, so Dick self, and was enabled to run, even loaded down with the had received word, was on his way from Charleston to girl as he was, without making any noise to speak of. It Augusta, with the intention of making an attack on the happened, however, that Dick was on his path, and as the "British of that town. 1 youth was not burdened with anything to carry, and was


THE LIBER'rY BOYS AND 'l'HE GEORGIA GIANT. 5 Tl}!' .. Jeove r a very swift runner, he was rapidly overhauling you unless you let me go, and look out for your own safety.' the fugitive. A mile had been gone over and then Die)< "Don' ye fret erbout Red Herrick, my gal. I'm goin' suddenly caught a g limpse of the giant. tcr keep ye pris'ner, an' I'm goin' ter git cl'ar erway frum "Good!" thought the youth; "I think I have him now. I them cusses, too.n must not l et him get out of my sight, however, as I might "I don't see how you can expect to do it." lose him, after all." "Ye soon will see!" In pursuance of this oqject-to keep the giant in view Dick kept on gaining, ap.d presently he was near enough Dick exerted himself to the utmost, and fairly flew over to make himself heard and understood. the ground He gained on the giant r apidly, and soon was "Stop!" he called out. "Stop, Red Herrick, if you wish close enough so that the :fiend could not turn aside without to save your lifEl !" being seen. "Ter blazea with ye I" the giant yelled back. "I'll not "Now I will run him down, I am confident,'! said Dick st op fur ye, nur er hunderd like ye to himself, and he settled down to a steady gait that would The y(Wth saw it would do no good to try to get the enable him to overhaul the fugitive before he would go half giant to stop, so made up his mind to warn his "Liberty a mile farther. B<;>ys" that he had sighted the fugitive, and enable tbein Onward dashed the giant, his burden clasped in his arms, to close in on the fellow. Drawing a pistol he :fired it his red hair flying, and after him carnr.. Dick, gaining into the air. slowly but steadily "There, the boys will know what that means," he said Red Herrick half paused once, and, turning his head, lo himself, "and t4ey will speedily hem Mr Red Herrick in, looked back. He caught sight of Dick as rlid the girl also, und unless he drops the girl and takes to his heels in an and while a cry of joy escaped Mabel's lip::;, a bitter curse attempt io save himself, we wiH soon have him." e:::caped the lips of the giant, and he turned anJ dal:lhed "Whut does tber fool mean by shootin' orf his pistol?" onward with renewed strength and despexation exclaimed the giant . "Does he wanter kill ye, I wunder?" "If I thought there was on'y ther >v1rn," the .fiend said "He didn't fire at you?" to himself, "I'd stop an' kill 'im, ez quick 'ez scat! But i "He clidn' ?'' I < theer wuz er big gang uv 'em, an' I 'xpcok thet thcer's "No." fifty on 'em cl us ban'. No, ther bes' thing I kin do is "Wh1it did he shoot at, hen:?" ter try ter git ter ther cave." "He :ti.reel. in the au-as a signal to his comrades, I So be running at the best speed of which he was suppose." rapable, his teeth set, his eyes glaring, coming "Ho! I guess thet yer right"; but I'll fool fool in gasps. 'em all! They won't git Red Herrick-nur they won't "You had better let me go!" cried Mabel Hardy. git ye, nuther. I hain't lived aroun' in these heer parts ten "I won't do et!" I yeers fur nothin' !" "You will lose your life if you don't." I "They will get you if you persist in trying to carry me "I'll resk et." away." "The man is lots closer than he was, and he'll catch you "Ye'll see!" easily in a few minutes, and if you .are hampered with me The scoundre l spoke so confidently that Mabel was wor he will h ave no trouble in killing you." ried, in spite of tJie fact that she had a friend in sight and "I'll show ye; ef he overtakes me I'll use ye fur er shiel', an' he won't dar' try ter hurt me !ur feer uv hurtin' ye." "You fiend!" "Ho, ho, ho Red Herrick knows whnt he's erbout, mos' all ther time, I'm tellin' ye, my gal!'' "I think that this is the time that you don't know so well as you thinli:: you do," was the reply. coming eloeer every moment. "I wonder if he does know what he is talking about?" Hhe asked her self "Or is it merely bravado, and will he drop me sOOJt.Jlncl try to make his escape?" The way very rough and uneven now, and the giant seemed to be h eading for the side of a mountain which ioomed up close ahead. Dick noted this fact, and he asked himself : "Can the "Whut makes ye think so?" scoundrel have a hiding plac e on the mountainside? If "The fact that there are probably fifty men close upon w, it stands me in hand to get up with him as quickly as your heels, and they will surely catch and kill or capture possible." 1


THE LIBERTY BOYS AND THE GEORGIA GIANT. He increased his speed and was not more than one hun"No." feet behind the fugitive when he started up the side "Thet's all right; ye jes' keep on thinkin' thet, ei ye t0:if the mountain. wanter." "Stop!" cried Dick. "It is folly for you to try to get "It's tn1e, and you know it, Red Herrick. I l-now this m1way, for you cannot do it. Stop at once!" rave as well as you do, and know that there is no oth e r But the giant did not stop. A derisive laugh was the way of getting out of it save by this entrance." tronly answer he vouchsafed to Dick, and this made the "Oh, ye know thet,' do. ye?" more suspicious than "Yes." S "He feels confident that he will escape," the youth told "Waal, mebby ye know ez much erbout this heer cave aJbimself; "there must be a hiding place near at hand, and ez I do, but I hev my doubts." alone that he deems very secure, too." "Bosh! You cannot escape us, so you might as we1J in Becoming rriore and more imbued with this idea, Dick come out and have done with it." exerted himself to overtake the fellow. The mant was 'Not much, I won't come out!'' climbing diagonally up the face of the mountain, and when "You won't?" Phe had progressed perhaps three hundred yards, he sud"No; ef ye fellers git me outer heer ye'll hev ter come iI kdenly disappeared from sight around a huge boulder which and git me." Wprojected from the face of the mountain. Instinctively Efearing that the hiding place was near at hand, Dick leaped around the boulder in pmsuit, but nowhere could he see tlthe fugitive and his prisoner. The giant and the girl bad I disappeared from sight. a r An exclamation of vexation escaped Dick's lips. b "Where has the scoundrel gone?" he cried aloud, and he began looking eagerly around in the hope that he would w speedily penetrate the mystery of the disappearance. Y He was soon successful. At the rear of the huge boulder P just behind a cluster of bushes, was the entrance to a cave. The entrance was not more than two feet in height and width, and was pretty effectually concealed from the view of any casual passerby. Dick, however, being in search of something of the kind, easily found it, and he knew his quarry was in the cave. The bad feature of it all, however, was that the girl was still with him. "Having the girl in there a prisoner gives him the whip hand of us, I am afraid," thought Dick; "unless we can fool him by some sort of a trick." fi The youth bent down, and, with his face at the entrance, called out : f. "Hello, in there I" s "Hello, yerse'f !" came back, in surly tones, but well r tinged with triumph. "Well, will you surrender?" t ."Ho, ho, ho!" came back, in hoarse laughter. "Ye want t" me ter surrender, d'ye ?" .P "Why not?" "Waal, tbeer's lots of reezons w'y I ahouldn' surrender." b "There isn't a single valid reason; we have you holed, 1 and you cannot escape." 1 "Oh, kain't I?" "We ll, we can easily do.that." "Ye think so?" "I know it." "Waal, I guess ye'll fin' et harder nur ye think" "I don't think it will be very difficult." "Come erlong in an' git me, then!" "I will as soon as my men get here." "Oh, yer men hain't got theer yit, hey?" "No." "An' yer all by yerse'f ?" "Yes." "I'm glad ter beer th et, an' I'm much erbleeged ter y fur tellin' me." Dick could not understand what the giant meant b: these words, but he was soon to find out. Suddenly th red -headed, fiendish-looking man leaped out of the cav and at him with the snarl of a wild beast! CHAPTER III. AT THE CAVE. "So that's what he meant, eh?" was the thought tha fl.ashed through Dick's mind, even as the giant leaped to ward him. The youth was startled by the sudden and unexpecte < appearance of the fiend, but he was not at all frightenec or thrown off his balance by the sudden attack. He wai too old a hand and had taken part in too many adventure: of all kinds -to be taken at a disadvantage. The giant had)lis massive, knotty club in his hands, an<


I .; I J THE LIBERTY BOYS AND THE GEORGIA GIANT "YOU think SO ? when he was near enough to Dick he made a terrible at the youth's head. Dick leaped backward, quickly, and the club missed him a foot; the impetus of the blow caused the giant to swing around, however, till the side of his body was toward Dick, and the youth stepped quickly for ward and dealt the fellow a terrible blow just back of the ear. "Yas; ther single bullet ez'd kill me hain't never be'n run yit." "You think not?" "I knows et." "Oh, no, you don't know anything of the kind. It is foolishness to talk in any such way as that." Now, Dick was a very strong youth, was stronger than "I don' think so." inost men, and he moreover knew how to deliver a blow so "I do; why, one bullet, if placed in the right spot, as to bring the weight of the body into service, but al-would kill you as dead as fifty would." though he exercised all his strength and skill in this inThe youth, who was watching the giant closely, thought stance, and had delivered a blow that would have floored the fellow looked a bit disconcerted. He hesitated, and a:r:i.y other man he had ever seen, he did not succeed in then said: knocking the giant down. The fellow staggered backward "Waal, et might, ef et wui put in ther right place the great boulder, but he was not overbalanced, but thet's ther trubble, ye know. Ye kain't put et inter and with a snarl of rage he again leaped toward Dick. ther right place." "I'll kill ye now; cuss ye!" the fiend hissed, his eyes glowing viciously. "0 h, yes, I can." "Ye kin?" The youth had no time to draw and cock a pistol, so was forced to again depend upon his quickness and agility "Most assuredly." "Humph! Ye mus' think ye' air er good shot with ther' to keep him out of harm's way. He stood still, instead pistil." of retreating, and as the giant struck him he leaped t

THE LIBERTY BOYS AND THE GEORGIA GIANT. "No, I am not bragging. I mean it; and now, my redI 1jieaded friend, just drop that club!" 0 "W-whut's thet ?" "I say, drop that club!" fl "Drop ther club?" "Yes." Ii:. "Whut fur?" "Because I tell you to do so." "Uh, thet's ther why UV et, hey?" l "Yes." "An' ef I drop ther dub ye'll put er bullet through me, ( hey?" The youth shook his head. "No, I won't do that," he said. "True; but it is possible that there is another way of getting out." "I hardly think so, sir; he would hardly have come forth and attacked you had there been another way of escaping." "'l'hat seems reasonable,'' Dick agreed; "well, here are the boys a,nd we'll see what they have to say about the -matter." Bob Estabrook, followed by the other "Liberty Boys,'' appeared at this moment, and when they saw the girl, ex clamations of pleasure escaped their lips. "So you rescued the young lady, Dick!" exclaimed Bob. "That is good." "Well, I can't say that I res'cued her, Bob, but the giant came out of the cave here and attacked me, and while we "Whut d'ye want me ter drop ther club fur, then?" were having the encounter the young lady was given the "Because I'm afraid you might attempt to do some chance to come out, and she availed herself of it." damage with it, and if you did that I should be forced to kill you-which I don't want to do." "Oh, ye don'?" "No." "Waal, I'm kinder glad ter heer ye say thet !"with a leer. "Are you going to drop the club or not?" The youth spoke sharply; he was getting impltient. "Will ye let me go ef I drop et?" "I shall make no promises." "Oh, ye won't make no prommusses, hey?" "No." At this instant a voice was heard calling: "Dick! Oh, Dick! Where are you?" "Ah, the boys are close at hand!" exclaimed Dick. Then lifting up his voice he cried out: "Here! Up here behind the big boulder!" "Which amounts to the same thing as a rescue," said Bob. "So I think," said Mabel, earnestly; "and I thank the gentleman most heartily and sincerely. Ugh! how glad I am to be out of the power of that fiend!" "He seems to be a desperate character," said Dick. "Oh, be is, indeed!" the girl said. "He is the scourge of these parts." "He is a Tory, you say, miss?" "Yes; and a fiend in the bargain. He keeps the patriots of this vicinity in constant fear of their lives, and he steals and robs even Tory families, though this happens only infrequently." "Has be ever committed murders?" "Yes, several of them." "Well, it seems to me that it would be a good plan to the giant, and he noticed it and took advantage of the fact. hunt the scoundrel down and put an end to his career,'' He did not dare attempt to leap forward and strike the said Dick. youth, but without moving his body he gave the club a "It has been attempted two or three times," the girl The youth's attention had been partially diverted from quick whirl and hurled it at Dick's head. The youth ducked just in time to avoid the ugly mis sile, and at the same time he fired a snapshot at the giant. The scoundrel made a leap backward and to one how ever, and as Dick had fired from a constrained position, Red Herrick was not hit by the bullet. Giving vent to a wild, defiant yell the scoundrel leaped headfirst into the cave entrance and almost instantly disappeared from view. explained. "And has failed each time, eh?" "Yes." "What was the trouble?" "They could not find him." "Do you know whether or not discovered this cave?" "No." "Doubtless he has a number of hiding places in the "The scoundrel has escaped, after all!" exclaimed Dick, vicinity, Dick," suggested Bob. in a tone of disappointment. "That is more than likely, Bob." "Perhaps not, sir," s aid the girl; "if there is no other "But can we not capture him now, Dick?" asked Mark way of getting ont of the cave you will be able to effect Morrison. "He's in this cave, isn't he?" his capture." "Yes." _...... -


'l'HE LIBERTY BOYS AND THE GEORGIA GIANT. "Then I should think that we would be able to get our hands on him." "If there is but the one way of entering and leaving the cave, we may be able to do so." "Ahl you think there may be more than one way?" "It is possible; indeed, I think it probable, as he would hardly have re-entered the cave if he knew it to a trap from which there was no way of escaping." "That's so." "Wouldn't it be a good idea to enter the cave at once, Dick?" asked Bob. "By so doing we might be able to catch the scoundrel before he could get away." The youth hesitated. "I don't know whether it will be wise to enter the cave or not, Bob," he said; "that red-headed giant is a hard man to handle, and as he knows th e ground and we do not, he might succeed in killing two or three of you boys-and that is something I wouldn't have happen for a dozen such scoundrels." "Oh, we'll risk it, Dick," said Bob; "we aren't afraid of the fellow." "He has escaped from the cave!" "There is another way of getting out!" "He's a saucy scoundrel!" Such were a few of the exclamations to which the yout gave utterance, and all stood staring at the figu r e on the boulder. "Ho, ho, ho!" came down in the hoarse, mocking to nes of the giant "Ye thort ye'd ketch Red Herrick, didn' yer W aal, I wanter tell ye, young fellers, thet er thousan' sech chap s ez ye couldn' do thet, let erlone er hunderd er so!" "You think so?" called out Dick, in response to this boast. "I know et-ho, ho, ho!" "Call the boys back out of the cave, Mark," said Dick; and then lifting his voice he called out: "As you have chosen to defy us, Red Herrick, I will tell you something, and that is this : That we are going to stay right here in this vicinity and run you to earth; do you hear?" "Oh, yas, I heer all right." "Very well; you have been warned. Now we are going "Ob, I know you are not afraid, Bob," with a smile; io set in on your trail and we are going to capture you and "but that doesn't alter the fact that the giant is dangerous, turn you over to a committee of the men of this vicinity, and might kill some of you boys." to do with as they see fit!" "Oh, he is a cruel-hearte

.. 0 TBE LIBERTY BOYS AND THE GEORGIA GIANT. ;=: The giant watched the youth toiling up the side of the I "No, he is one of those fellows who think that they can nountain for a few moments and then called out: scar e people by their size. When he saw I was ready for j "Ye needn' come, young feller." him h e didn't want to have anything to do with me." 0 Bob paused and looked up at the man. "Well, let us return to the home of this young lady," "Why not?" he asked, in a disappointed tone. s aid Dick; "her mother will be anxious to know whether "Becos I hain't comin' down theer." "You are not?" c "No." .\ "But you said you would." "I know th et." "Well, didn t you mean it?" < ''No; I jes' wanted ter see whether ye hed enny sand er l not." "Oh, that was it, eh?" "Yas." or not we rescued her daughter." "So she will," agreed Bob. "By the way, what is your name, miss?" asked Di c k I a3 the party, with himself and the girl in the lead, started down the mountainside. "Mabel Hardy, sir." "How are you feeling, Miss Mabel?" the youth asked. "Did the rough handling to which you were subjected while the giant was carrying you at such speed over the rough ground and through the timber, causE! you much pain or in "W ell, 1 guess your curiosity is satisfied now, isn't it, convenience?" 'you red-headed elephant?" "See beer!" roared the giant, fairly hopping up and down in his anger; "jes' ye keep on callin' me thet an' I'll come down theer an' smash ye, thet's whut I'll do!" "I dare you to try it, you red-headed e lephant!" cried Bob, and he again began making bis way up the side of the mountain. The "Liberty Boys" and Mabel Hardy were highly amu s ed, and :aughed heartily. "Bob's eager for a go at that fellow," said Mark Morris o n. "Yes, and the giant would have his hands full if he was to come down there to meet Bob," said Sam Sanderson. "No, sir; I feel somewhat stiff, and there are a number of abrasures of the skin, but I am not injured to speak of at all." "I am glad to know that. The girl turned her eyes on Dick, earnestly and inquiringly. "Are you really Dick Slater, of whom I have heard so much, and are these reall.Y the 'Liberty Boys'?" she asked. "Yes, Miss Mabel." "But I thought you were away up in the North." "That is where we have done most of our work, but we are in the South, now, and judging by what we have seen it is a good thing we are here." "Oh, I hope you will be able to capture or kill Red "He won't come," said Dick; "be isn't quite a fool, for all he looks it. He would be afraid that we would rush d t h ,, Herrick, Mr. Slater. Not that I am cruel-hearted or blo od-up an cap ure im. Thi d t b th t t th t d, thirstv, but he is a demon, a fiend. He is the terror, the s prove o e e case; a any ra e e gian ma e . : . t d d t t B b H 1 scourge of this reg10n, and the people live m constant no move owar commg own o mee o e s1mp y dread." called out: "Thet's all right, young feller. I'll see ye erg'in I'll "It is time he was looked after," said Dick. try ter meet ye some time when theer hain't so menny uv yer frien's aroun', an' then I'll kill ye, thet's whut I'll do!" "None of my friends will interfere with you in any "He came to our house and asked for father," the girl went on; "he said that father was the leader of a part y that went in search of him last week, and he was going to kill him. And I fear he will do it, too, if he is left free called out Bob; "come down here and smash me!'' "I'll see ye some other time," was the reply, and then to work his will.'' the giant leaped down off the boulder and disappeared amid "Have no fears, Miss Mabel. We are on our way up some trees growing near. into South Carolina, but are in no hurry and we will sta y "Go it, you coward!" called out Bob. "Go it, but rein this part of the country long enough to put an end to member that the 'Liberty Boys' are on your track!" this fiend.'' There was no reply, and Bob made his way back down "Oh, I am so glad!" to where his comrades were. The party walked at .a good gait, and half an hour later "He didn't care about meeting you, after all, Bob," said ,irrived at the home of Mabel Hardy. The girl's mother Sam Sanderson was delighted to see her daughter back home again, alive


THE LIBERTY BOYS AND THE . cook supper for one hundred hungry "Liberty Boys," th patriots, and even the Tories do not like him, for he somesound of hoofbeats was heard, and the next moment a ht>rse. times robs them as well as the patriots." man came in sight, coming from the north. "Well, we will stay here and make it our to "There comes father, now!" exclaimed Mabel, who hap catch Red Herrick," said Dick; "and it will be strange if pened to come to the door. "But I wonder what is th we cannot do so. We have done more difficult things than matter with .his left arm? It is hanging at his side. Per that, I am sure." "We'll catch rum, kill him or drive him clear out of the country!" said Bob Estabrook, confidently. "Oh, I hope you will succeed!" said Mabel. "By the way," said Dick; "if we are to remain in this vicinity, and make an attempt to capture the giant, we will have to go into camp somewhere, and what will be the chance for us to stay here, Mrs. Hardy?" "Oh, we shall be only too glad to have you stay!" cried the woman. "You will be a protection to us and to my husband, and that fiend will not have such a good chance haps the horse threw him and broke his arm!" The girl and her mother went running out to the fence, Dick and the "Liberty Boys" following. It was seen that the man was very pale, and it was with difficulty that he got off the horse. "What is the matter, Sam?" asked Mrs. Hardy. "Are1 you much hurt?" "My arm is broken, I think," was the reply, the tone showing that the man was suffering considerable pain. "Your arm broken? How did it happen?" "That fiend, Red Herrick did it!" to put his threat of killing Mr. Hardy into execution." "When? How?" cried the woman, while the "Liberty "Thank you, Mrs. Hardy. We shall be very glad to stay Boys" looked at-one another in an expressive manner.


f "Just now; up the road a little ways," was the reply. ,r "Just now? Up the road a little ways?" ] "Yes; I was riding along, not thinking of danger, when t f a sudden the scoundrel leaped out in the road and hurled big club at my head. I dodged down and threw up my 11 rm, and the club struck my arm, breaking it, I am sure. t nearly knocked me off the horse, but I managed to retain t iy seat and the animal was frightened and dashed onward, 0 mving the fiend behind. It was all done so quickly that 1 di

THE J1IBERTY BOYS AND 'l'HE GEORGIA GIANT. chased out of his hiding place, and once we get him away I "Come with me. The general will see you at once." from there we will have him." Red Herrick followed the orderly upstairs and was ush The giant, who had taken r<:fuge in one of his numerous ered into the presence of the British officer who was in com hiding places, waited till he was sure the youths had given mand of the force at Augusta. up the search, and then he came forth and started up the "Well, my man, what can I do for you?" asked the comroad in the direction of Augusta. mandant. "Et's an hour till sundown, an' ha'f an hour longer till "Theer hain't ennythin' in purtickler thet ye kin do fur dark," the giant muttered; "an' I orter mighty nigh git ter me, gineral," was the reply: 'Gusta 'fore dark. I'll walk ez peart ez posserble, ennyhow, an' see ef I kin git theer by can'le-lightin' time." He did succeed in doing so, and when the sentinel chal lenged him he said: "I'm Red Herrick, an' I've got some important mformashun fur ther commandant." "Oh, it's you, is it, Red?" asked the sentinel. "Yas." "There isn't?" in a tone of surprise. Usually the set-' tlers and residents came to him to ask favors. "No; I've come ter do sum thin' fur ye." "Ab, you have?" "Yas." "What are you going to do for me?" "I'll tell ye in er minuet. Fmst I wanter ax ye er "All right; pass along. By the way, how are tilings question." down in your part of the country ?" "Purty lively," was the reply. "You've been making it lively for the rebels, I take it, old man, hey?" "Yas, I have, fur er fack !"was the reply. "That's the way to do." "Ye bet et is!" Red Herrick passed onward and was soon in the town. He had evidently been in the place before, for he walked I along without hesitation, and presently stopped in front of what was evidently a combined tavern and barroom. The giant entered the tavern and was greeted familiarly by the man behind the bar, while numerous loungers nodded familiarly. "Hello, Red! What'll ye have?" asked the ba:d;ender. "Et's my treat, seein's how ye hain't be'p. aroun' fur er long time." "Giv' me whisky, Joe," was the reply, and the bartender set out a bottle and glass and the giant took a drink that was in accordance with his size. "Purty good stuff, Joe," he said, smacking his lips. "Et sartinly is, Red; but whut ye doin' up heer ?" "Come up ter see ther commandant, Joe." "Oh, thet's it?" "Yas. Whur'll I fin' 'im ?" "Upstairs in ther front room." ft Shall I go right up?" "Go ahead." "Hev ye ever heerd tell uv 'Ther Liberty Boys of '76' ?'' The commandant started and looked at the giant sharply and searchingly. "Yes, I have heard of the 'Liberty Boys,' he replied. "They air er ban' uv rebels, hain't they?" "Yes." "Whur do they hol' forth mostly?" "In the North." "In ther Nor th, hey?" "Yes." "An' hain't they never be'n knowed ter be down heer in ther South?" "No." "Allers be'n up North, hev they?" "Yes." "They're purty notorious sort uv fellers, hain't they?" "They are famous, yes." "On account uv theer fightin' erbilities ergin'st ther king's sojers, hey?" "Yes." "An' I s'pose et would give ye er enny British orsifer er feelin' uv satersfackshun ef ye wuz ter l'arn thet theer wuz ter hit theer 'Liberty Boys' er lick thet they wouldn' furgit in er hurry?" "It certainly would afford me or any other British officer a great deal of satisfaction to know that there was a chance "No, ye'd better wait till I call ther orderly; then he'll go up and tell ther general ye wanter see 'im." to strike the 'Liberty Boys' a strong blow." "All right." "Thet's whut I thort." The bartender summoned an orderly, who hastened back "You thought right; but, now, what is all this preamble upstairs. He was gone but a few min-gtes and then came leading to? What do you wish to say to me? What do back and said to Red Herrick: you wish to do for me?"


312 ... 11\L lllE GBOI-tGIA GlA I. c; "I want ter giv' ye ther chance thet I hev jes' spoke have been so surprised if you had said you saw them in <;erbout." opposite direction." '" The commandant looked surprised and puzzled. "Waal, they're theer, an' I think they air ther 'Libe a "What do you mean?" he asked. Boys,' too, fur they act an' look like fellers whut hev 1 "Whut I say. I wanter giv' ye er chance ter hit ther lots uv experience in fightin'." 'Liberty Boys' er lick thet they won't furgit in er hurry." "They do, eh?" "I can't understand what you mean. How can you give me a chance to strike the 'Liberty Boys' a blow? They are v hundreds of miles from here." Red Herrick shook his head and grinned. Ii "oh: no, they hain't," he' said. r The commandant stared in wonder. "Yas." The commandant looked at the red-headed giant shrew ly and curiously. "Have you had some trouble with them?" he asked The giant nodded. "Yas, I hed er leetle trubble with 'em," he said; "th u "What do you mean?" he asked. thing about the 'Liberty Boys'?" "Do you know anygiv' me quite er chase uv et this arternoon, an' they h declared theer purpuss uv stayin' whur they air till th "I reckon I do!" with a hideous leer. "Where are they?" "Ye said er minuet ergo thet ther 'Liberty Boys' air hunderds uv miles frum heer, but ye wuz mistook, fur they hain't even one hunderd miles erway." The commandant began to look excited and highly in terested. "You have seen the 'Liberty Boys'?" he asked. The giant nodded. "I hev," he said. hev captered er killed me." "Oh, ho! that's it, is it?" "Yas." "And so, not wishing to be treated in that fashion, yo have come to me to g e t me to go after the 'Liberty B oy and thus put them off your trail, eh?" The giant sniff e d contemptuou s l y "No, thet hain't et at all," be asserted; "I hain't I uv ther 'Liberty Boys.' I kin tak e keer u v m y se'f, bu t thort thet mebby ye'd like ter git e r c han st at em, an' 8 "Where did you see them?" I come in heer ter tell ye erbout et. Ez fur ez I'm con "Erbout five miles frum heer." "What I" the commandant leaped to hls feet 1n his sarned ye needn' bother erbout et ertall; Red Herrick ki the take keer uv himse'f, all right." excitement. "You don't mean to say that you saw The commandant eyed the giant with interest. 'Liberty Boys' within five miles of Augu sta?" "Yas I sartinly m e an ter say thet very thing. "When did you see them ?" "This ev'nin'." "This evening?" eagerly. "Y as." "So you are Red Herrick, the G e orgia Gia nt, eh?" h r e marked. thet's who I am." "I suspected it from the first-indeed, was sure of it. I have heard about you, frequently." "In which direction?" "Waal, I guess ye all e rs h e erd thet I wuz er loyal king's "Southwest frum heer." man," with a grin "Southwest?" There was doubt in the commandant '.o "Yes, I have understood that you were loyal." tone. "Ye bet I am, an' ther r e b e l s out in my part uv ther "Yas." country will tell ye so, ef ye'll ax 'em "But there must be some mistake." The commandant was silent for a few minutes and then "Whut makes ye think so?" he looked at Red Herrick, searchingly, and asked: "The 'Liberty Boys' would come from the northeast I "Why, do you suppose, are the 'Liberty Boys' in t his instead of the southwest." part of the country?" "I kain't he'p thet," said Red Herrick; "I hev seen er I The giant shook his head. gang uv young fellers whut calls therselves 'Ther Liberty "Ye kain't prove et by me," he replied; "I know they' re Boys uv '76,' an' they wuz southwest frum 'Gusta." heer, an' thet's all I do know. Why the y 're heer is too The commandant was silent a few moments, pondering. much fur me ter answur." "It is very strange," he remarked, presently; "I don't Before the c ommandant could say more, the orderly ap-see what they can be doing over in Georgia. I would not peared a t th e door and said:


THE LIBERTY BOYS AND THE GEORGIA Gll "A messenger has just arrived from the northwest, and news-so as to give you time to get ready to greet the ; mys he has important news for you, sir." as they should be greeted." "Show him in," was the command. ''You have done well, Mr. Harper, and I thank yo: The orderly hastened away and the commandant turned I am glad that there are some loyal king's men still le. to R e d Herrick and said: "Just remain here; I will have something more to say to you as soon as I am through with the messenger." in the Carolinas." "Oh, there are a good many, sir." "I am glad of that. Have you had supper?" A few moments later the orderly ushered a dusty, tired"No, sir looking into the room, announcing him as the messen-1 "TJ:.en go downstairs and tell the orderly to show yo ger. the way to the dining-room." "Be seated," said the commandant. "Very well, sir, and thank you." 'I'he man took a seat, and as he did so he eyed the 'When you ha Ye eaten, come back here, Mr. Harper; :fierce-looking, red-headed giant with wonder and interest. will wish to ask you some more quest.ions which at presen "\\That is your name?" asked the commandant. "Wallace Harper, sir." ''Where are you from?" "From :fifty miles northeast of here, up in the Saluda River country." ''You are a loyal king's man, Mr. Harper?" do not occur to me." "I will come, sir." Then the messenger withdrew and the commandan l turned to Red Herrick, and, with a nod and a smile, said "Now I know why the 'Liberty Boys' are in this par1 of the country." "Yes, sir. That is the reason I am here." "You do?" remarked the giant, who was not the bright "Ah, indeed? The orderly said you had important inest fellow in the world. formation for me." "Yes." "So I have, sir." "Why air they beer, then?" "For the purpose of co-operating with this rebel "A s trong rebel force is advancing upon Augusta with I that is coming. To aid in the attack on Augusta." the intention of making an attack." I "What is it?" The commandant started. "Is that true?''' he exclaimed. I "Yes, indeed." "You know it to be?" "Yes, sir." "Did you see this rebel force yourself?" "Yes." CHAP'l'ER VI. THE BRITISH COMMANDER HEARS MUCH NEWS. "How strong a force is it? About how many men, I 'l'he giant scratched his head. mean?" "I shouldn' wonder ef ye wuz right," he said. "There must be at least :fifteen hundred." "I know I am." "So many as that?" "But I'm like ye wuz erwhile ergo." "Yes." "How is that?" force 'Where are they from?" "J.. kain't unnerstan' how et happens thet ther 'Liberty "From Charleston." Boys' air comin' frum ther southwest instid uv from thur "Who is their commander?" northeast." "General Ashe." "That is a mystery, but it. does not signify. The main 'rhe commandant nodded. thing is that the 'Liberty Boys' are near at hand where "I've heard of him," he said; "and how far is this force we can get a chance to strike them a blow." from here?" "About two days' march, I should judge." "Well, that gives us time to prepare to receive "Yes, thet's ther main thing." "And as it will be two days before the rebel force that the is coming will get here, that will give us ample time to go enemy," grimly. out and strike the blow." "Yes, sir; that is the r eason I here with the 1 "So et will."


---.. u a r nots 111 'l'RLJ atonGrA GIANT. "Will you act as guide for a party if I send one to attack "ere 'Liberty Boys,' Red Herrick?" "I sartinly will!" was the prompt reply. a "Very good; I will make up a party and send 'it this very b ight." "Thet's er good skeem; ther quicker ther better, fur thej : 1 on't be 'xpecktin' nothin' uv ther kin'." iy n "True. Well, I will give the order for the party to be arh1ade up at once." d ; The commandant summoned the orderly and told him o send Captain Jones to the room. I "Well, your wish is now to be gratified; that is the wo I want you to do." "I'll do it, you may be sure!" "How many men do you think you will need, captain? "As many as they have; no more." "How many is that, Red Herrick?" asked the co mandant. "Erbout er hunderd, I sb'd say." "Then I'll take a hundred men." "I'll leave that to you, captain; take as many as yo like, and be careful not to let the 'Liberty Boys' get th o : The orderly bowed and withdrew, and ten minutes later better of you." 01 British captain appeared. rE i "Ah, Captain Jones," said the commandant, "I am sorry te o disturb you, but I have some work to be done, and I .1ave selected you to do it." n "What is the work?" asked the captain, rather unfor he had been summoned from a game of iE ;ards, where he had been losing considerable gold, and !1 ;vished to get back and recover the lost money. He looked te with considerable curiosity at the nondescript being, Red Herriek, as he spoke. h "This man is Red Herrick, Captain Jones," said the commandant, ignoring the question; "perhaps you have 11 heard of him?" :c The officer nodded and gave the giant a searching look. "I'll see to it that they don't do so." "And you will start soon?" "At the earliest possible moment." "Good! I wish you success, captain." "Well, I'll succeed, if such a thing is and I think it is." "Oh, yes Well, Red Herrick will act as guide, to lead you to the place where the 'Liberty Boys' are." "Very well; and now, if Y'm have no further instruc tions, I will be off." "That is all the instructions I have to give, captain." "Very well; I'm o:fl'. Come, Red Herrick," and a bow the officer basten.ed out of the room, followed by the giant. r I r.! I "You may stay here in the barroom till I call for you," said Captain Jones, and this just suited the giant, who grunted out: "All right; I'll be beer when ye wants me." Red Herrick went straight to the bar and called for tt' "Red Herrick brings me some important news, capwhiskey, while the captain left the tavern and made his way F d "Yes, I have beard of him," he said, curtly, while Red :l Herric:k grinned in a self-complacent manner, and said: il "Mos' everybuddy in these heer parts hez heerd uv me, 3t I reckon." tam," went on the comman ant. a "Yes?" without much show of interest. s mind was still on the gaming table. to where his own company of was quartered. The officer's "Well, boys, we have some work to do," he called out; "Yes; he tells me that he has met the 'Liberty Boys,' of I whom we have many times heard, and that they are within five miles of Augusta at this very moment!" J The captain started, and a look of surprise and inte.est appeared on his face. ( "get ready to march at once!" "Where are we going, C!J.ptain ?" asked one of the men, as they leaped up and began making preparations for the march. "Out in the country a ways, boys." "Out in the country, eh?" "You don't mean it?" he cried. "Yes." 'fYes, I mean it; and that is why I have sent for you." "What for?" "Yes!" eagerly. "We are going out there to get a chance at 'The Liberty "I want you to take a party of men and go and strike Boys of '76' You've all heard of them, I guess." 1 the 'Liberty Boys' a severe blow." "Good! I'll do it! I have always wished for a chance at those young scoundrels, and many a time I have wished they were operating in the South instead of in the North, so I could. do so." "The 'I_,iberty Boys'!" "Yes, we've heard of them!" "And we are to have a chance at them ?" "Do you really mean it, captain?7' "Certainly I mean it; so b'.urry and get ready.. If we


, "" THE LIBERTY BOYS AND THE GEORGIA GIANT. 17 .:an take the 'Liberty Boys' by surprise and gi've them a good thrashing, it will be a big feather in our caps." "I guess there isn't any doubt about that. But what lare the 'Liberty Boys' doing down in this part of the coun try? They have done most of their work in the North, you know." "I know they have, and I don't know why they are down ere; but the commandant has reliable information to the A man, a woman and two children a boy of ten an d a girl of six-sat in front of the big fireplace, and they looked up in some surprise as the boy entered. "Ah, is it you, Sam?" remarked the man, and then as be noted the eager, excited look of the boy, he asked: "What is it? What is the matter?" "I've just heard some news, father!" the boy replied. "What is the news?" All four of the inmates of the effect that they are in this vicinity, and he has given me room looked at the boy with interest and curiosity as they he job of going after them and giving them a blow." awaited his reply. \ "Well, that is good luck for you, anyway, and I hope we "Captain Jones and his company of one hundred soldiers li:vill find the 'Liberty Boys.'" have just started out into the country and they are going It did not take the soldiers long to get ready, and they to Uncle Sam Hardy's house!" l arched around in front of the tavern that was used as Mrs. Millel'-for that was the people's up 1eadquarters The news that something of importance was and uttered an exclamation. .n n the tapis had gone around, and quite a crowd was pres' "What are they going there for, Sa'.m ?"she cried. "Why ut, and many were the remarks indulged in. It had leaked are they going to brother Sam's house?" ut in some manner that the soldiers were going into the "I don't think the British intend to hurt any of Uncl ountry for the purpose of getting a chance at a company. Sam s folks, mother," the boy hastened to say. f youths known as 'The Liberty Boys of '76," and the "Why are they going there, then?" teres.t ran high. "There are some patriot soldiers out there and they are "Where are tber 'Liberty Boys,' Red?" asked the bar ender, who had followed Red Herrick to the door of the vern as he was leaving, he having been called to by the aptain. "They're down ter Sam Hardy's place-ye know whur het is, Joe," was the reply. "Oh, yes, I know where et is. So they're thar, are they?" "Yas." A muttered curse escaped the lips of the captain, and going there for the purpose of attacking the patriots "Some patriot soldiers at Uncle Sam's?" exclaimed the other boy, eagerly. "Yes, Tom." "I wonder who they can be?" remarked Mr: Miller, re :fiectively. "Likely some of Pickens' men." Sam Miller shook his head "No, they are not any of Pickens' men," he said. "Who are they, then, I wonder?" ie gave a quick glance around at the faces the men in "They are 'Tj:i.e Liberty Boy s of 76' !" he crowd surrounding his m6n. "What's that you say-the 'Liberty Boys,' Sam?" cried I "The idiot! 1To blurt out our destination in that manthe man in amazement. er!" the c a ptain muttered. "But no matter, I don't supose th e 'Liberty Boys' have any friends in this crowd." Then he called to R e d Herrick. I "Hurry up, Red," he said, must be moving." "All right," was the giant's reply; "jes' faller me an' I'll ake ye ter whur ther 'Liberty Boys' air." Then he took the lead and struck out at a goodly pace, he captain being close at his heels, while behind the officer the soldiers. Even before the company of redcoats started away, a boy ;f about sixteen years had left the crowd in front of the l avern, and was hastening down the street. He waited till he was out of sight o-f the crowd and then he broke into a run and ran as fast as he A few minutes later he !;urned into the yard of a house standing well back from lhe street and entered the house in haste. "Yes, father." "But they are Northern men. I did not know they were in the South." "They are, though; at any rate that is what a man told the British, a man who had just come from Uncle Sam's house, and who said he saw them and heard them they were the 'Liberty Boys.' "Who was the man, did you learn, Sam?" "Yes; it was Red "Red Herrick "Yes." "That terror !-the scourge of the country! So he brought the news to the British, did he?" "Yes; and he is going to guide them out to U n cle Sam's." "The scoundrel! He is a fiend, my b oy!"


frK TAQ LIBERTY BOYS A:ND THE GEORGI.A GIANT. "So he is, father; but why can I not go and warn i.hc ei'Liberty Boys' that they are to be attacked?" CHAPTER VIL The man started, and a little cry of eagernes escaped the lips of the woman. THE "LIBER'l'Y BOYS" THE BRITISH A BLOW. "C011ld you get there in time, do you think?" Mr. Miller It was nine o'clock at night at the farmhouse of Hnrdy. The "Liberty Boys" were there and the majo had gone upstairs to roll themselves in their blankets stretch themselves out on the floor and go to sleep. asked. ''I could by going on horseback." I ''Are you sure?" "Pretty sure, father. I will have to go the roundabout road, but they are afoot and cannot go half so fast as I r In ihe big sitting-room, however, in front of the chee fire in the huge fireplace were a dozen or more of youths, and among them were Dick Slater and Bob E brook. Mr. and Mrs. Hardy and Mabel were there a will be able to go." "How long have they been gone?" 'They have J u st started." and the events of the evening were being discussed a "Then you ought to be able to get to your uncle s aheacl plans were being laid for the capture of Red Herrick, of them." ''I am sure that I can, father." "If he can get safely out of Augusta," said Mrs. Miller; "that will be the hardest part of it all." "Oh, I know a way to get out without being seen by the sentinels," said Sam; "I haven't lived in Augusta all my scourge. Suddenly Dick sta rted and turned his head in a listE ing attitude. "Hark!" he said, "I thought I heard hoofbeats." All listened, but no hoofbeats of horses could be hear there presently came the sound of hurried footsteps wit 1ife for nothing." out, however, and then a knock on the door, followed Mr. Miller looked at his wife. the sound of a human voice. "What do you say, Martha? Shall we let him go?" he "Open the door and Jet me in, quick! I have some i asked. I portant news for you!" 'l think it our duty to do so, John. By letting him go "That is Sam Miller's >oice!" cried Mrs. Hardy, leapi we may be the means of saving the lives 01 inany of the rn her feet and hastening to the door. "I wond er \Yh: 'Liberty Boys,' and, besides, brother's folks may be sa ved brings him here so fate?" a lot of trouble and worry." She opened the door and a boy of sixteen years leap "True; well, you may go, Sam-but be careful. Be ;nto the room. very careful. Don't let the sentinels see you, and keep 1 "I have come to warn the 'Liberty Boys' that they your eyes open for Tories while on your way to your uncle's in great danger," he cried; "the British are coming to ?.; house." I lack them "I will, father." Dick and his comrades leaped to their feet. After a few more words with his parents the boy shook "You say the British are, my boy?" cr ied Die hands with bis father and younger brother, kissed his mother and little sister, and left the house by the rear door. He made his way to the stab le, entered, bridled and saddled ::i horse, led the animal forth and into the back alley, then mounted and roue away. Sam Miller told the truth when he said he had not lived in Augusta all his life for nothing, for he knew a way of getting out of the town without being seen by the British s e ntinels, and fifteen minutes later he was riding along the road at a ga llop. "Yes, yes; they are coming!" "How many of them?" "A hundred or more." " they near here, IU>W ?" "I don't :know; but they cannot be very far distant think They came the short road from Augusta, afo ot, while I came the long road on horseback." "And they are coming here to attack us?" "Yes." ''Quick, Bob! Get the boys downstairs at once!" ordere d "I have nearly twice as far to go as the red coa ts have," Dick, and as Bob and several more of the youths rushed :he boy said to himself, "but I'll beat them there or know upstairs to do the youth's bidding, he turned again to the r e ason why!" the boy.


I "How did they know we-the 'Liberty Boys'-were the timber, now, boys," said Dick; "they are close at hand.' h 0 re ?" he asked. The youths obeyed, and then all looked to their weapons "A man-a Tory from this neighborhood-came to AuThey were old hands at this kind of and kne'l'i gusta and brought the information." just what to do. "I wonder who it could have been?" exclaimed Mabel Hardy. "It was a man called Red Herrick." "The Georgia Giant!" exclaimed Dick. "That demon!" exclaimed Mabel. "He is. a dangerous fellow, 1 tell you, Dick!" cried :\fark Morrison. "Yes, he is going to be an extremely hard man to handle, It was not a bright moonlight night by any means, but neither was it so very dark. It would be possible to seE the redcoats when they came opposite, without much difficulty, and so thi;; would make it possible to fire upon them with deadly effect. Nearer and nearer sounded the footsteps, and the hum oi the voices grew louder. Then dark forms appeared close at hand. I see," the youth agreed; "but run out to the road and Dick waih,d till the force of British was almost even with keep a lookout for the redcoats, Mark. If you see them his "Liberty Boys," and then gave the signal to fire. coming let us know." Crash-roar "All right," and the youth hastened out of the house. It was a terrible volley, and one that did a great deal of "I am very much obliged to you for bringing us the damage. The British had not been expecting anything of warning of the coming of the redcoats, my boy," said Dick, the kind, and were unprepared for it. Red Herrick had taking the boy's hand and shaking it heartily. 'informed them that the "Liberty Boys" were at t.he house "I am glad that I was able to do something for the of Mr. Hardy, and as that was still nearly a quarter of a 'Liberty Boys,' sir," was the reply; "L have of you, mile distant, they had not been e:xipecting to see or hear lots of times, and I am glad to be able to have it to say anything of the enemy. that I have seen you." Wild yells of surprise and dismay went up from t hose "His name is Sam Miller, Slater," said Mabel, who had not been wounded, while shrieks and curses went throwing her arm around the boy's neck and kissing him; up from the wounded. Captain Jones, who was really a "ancl he is my cousin." "l am glad to hear that such a brave, noble boy is your cousin, Miss Mabel," said Dick; "and I am not surprised at his being the boy he is when I know that he is your iirave officer, ordered men to charge into the timber, but before they could obey there came another volley and fifteen or twenty of the men went down. This was too much, and the redcoats fled at the top of cousin." 1.heir speed, leaving their dead and wounded lying where "I guess you are just trying to flatter me, Mr. Slater," 1.hey had fallen. said the girl blushing. The "Liberty Boys" proceeded to reload their "Not at all, Miss Mabel; I meant every word, and-but and pistols, and then awaited the return of the British. here are the boys, and we must get to work. Come, boys; The redcoats, however, were too wise to venture back in out of doors, quick! There's work to do!" force. They realized that they were at a disadvantage, in The "foberty Boys" hastened out of doors, Dick followthat the "Liberty Boys" were in hiding, and were more ing, and as they advanced to the front yard fence Mark familiar with the ground, and had, besides, struck the )forrison said : "I think I hear them coming, Dick!" British a severe blow, thirty-five or forty being dead and wounded. "Come, then, boys!" the youth exclaimed, "we must 1 Captain Jones got his men stopped at a P?int a quarter hasten up the road as far as possible and ambush the redof a mile up the road and held a council. coats. We want to get as far away from the house as we "What shall we do?" he asked of a young lieutenant can, in order to keep from frightening Mrs. Hardy and who was with him. Mabel." "I hardly know what to say, captain," was the reply. The youths made their way up the road, and every few moments they paused to listen. When they were two hun dred yards from the house they heard the sound of tr: 1mpling feet, and also the hum of voices in conversation. "I guess \re had better secrete ourselves in the edge of j "We have been struck a severe blow." "Yes." "We have two-score men." "At least that many, I &hould say." "Those 'Liberty Boys' are bad men to deal with."


THE LIBERTY BOYS ,AND THE GEORGIA GIAN r' "They certainly are." "How do you suppose they learned that we were com ing?" "I aon't lmow." "They proberbly hed some senternels out," suggested Red iHerrick, who was standing near. "That is likely," agreed the captain; "or some one may lhave heard you say where we were bound for, back .at Au1gusta, and come here and warned them." "I don' think thet." "Such could have been the case." "I don' think so; nobuddy could hev passed us, ye lmow." "But there are other roads." "On'y long, rounderbout wuns." "Still, a man on horseback could have got there ahead of us and given warning." "Waal, et hain't onposserble, uv course." "Nor will it do any good to discuss the matter now; the I { mischief is done and it can't be helped." "Thet's so." "The question now is, what are we going to do?," "Yes, that's the question," the lieutenant said. "Le's slip aroun' through ther timber an' make an at tack on ther 'Liberty Boys' from ther rear,'' suggested j Red Herrick. "We could not make a success of it, Red," said the captain. "Ye think not?" "I'm sure of it." "Why?" "For the reason that my men are not used to 'slipping' around. They could not make their way through the tim ber noiselessly as your red Indians are able to do, and the 'Liberty Boys' would know we were coming and have an other unplea&ant reception r.eady for us." "That is just about the way it would turn out, I'm afraid," agreed the lieutenant. Red Herrick did not say much, but he was terribly dis appointed on account of the way matters had turned out. He had hoped the British would be successful in striking the ''Liberty Boys" a severe blow. Had they done so he would hence : Jrth have been reasonably safe in his old back, under a flag of truce, and look after our dead and ?" the captain remarked. "I don't lmow,'' the lieutenant replied; "we could find out by trying." "And that is the only way we can find out." "You are right." "Well, we will make the attempt to do this." "It will do no harm." "No. Will you act for me, lieutenant?" "Certainly." "All right ; go ahead." The lieutenant lost no time, but hastened away, and when he was within fifty yards of the spot where his comrades lay he called out: "Hello, there, 'Liberty Boys'!" The youths were still in the same position, waiting, and Dick replied : "Hello, yourself! What do you want?" "I nave come as a messenger from the commander of ou+ force." "Yes." "He wants to know if you will permit his men to look after our dead and wounded, under a flag of truce?" "Certainly we will,'' was the prompt reply. "You won't fire on us?" "Fire upon a flag of truce? I guess not!" "And we may come at once.?" "At once." "Very good; and thank you." "You are welcome." The lieutenant hastened back to where the force was, and made his report. "It's all right,'' he said. "They will let us come under a flag of truce and look after our dead and wounded, then?" from the captain. "Yes." "All right; rightabout, face, men; forward, march!" The British turned and marched back down the road to where their dead and wounded comrades lay, and their first work was to minister to the needs of the wounded men; the dead could wait. When the wounded had been made as comfortable as haunts; but now he felt that it was going to be dangerdus was possible, for the time being, the matter of burying the for him to remain. Still, he was a stubborn fellow and dead came up. he told himself that he would not leave until he was forced "How are we to dig the graves?" the captain exclainied. to do so. "We have no spade." "I'll make 'em er lot uv trubble afore ever I let 'em I "Here is one, sir," said a voice, and pick Slater, who run me erway," he said to himself. j had sent to Mr. Hardy's house for the tool, appeared in "I wonder if the scoundrelly rebels would let us come I the midst of the British and handed the the spade. \


THE LIBERTY BOYS AND THE GEORGIA GIANT. 2l Q r===================================================================== !h "Thank you," .said the captain; then he handed the spade \Y to one of his men and ordered that they take turns and work as rapidly as possible. Having given the order he turned Dick. "Oh, no; I couldn' think uv doin' thet with a chuckle. "Captain Jones, are you going to permit this, under a flag of truce?" asked Dick, his voice calm but with a grim ness in it that was extremely threatening. "My name is Jones, and I am a captai:q," he said "Will "Certainly not!" was the prompt reply. "What do you you favor me with your name, sir?" mean, Red Herrick, by such actions ? Release Captain "Certainly, Captain Jones; my name is Slater, Dick Slater instantly!" Slater, and I, too, am a captain-the captain of 'The Lib"Ye mean fur me ter let loose uv 'im ?" in surprised ''rty Boys of '76.' tones. "Here is my hand, Captain Slater,'' said the British "Yes, yes; let go instantly!" officer, heartily; "under a flag of truce we meet as friends, "But he's ther head wun uv ther rebel gang, capt'in !" and I must say that I am glad to make the acquaintance of expostulated the giant. one who has made such a name for himself. I have heard "I am aware of that; but we are here under a flag of many stories of you and your 'Liberty Boys,' Captain truce, and if I were villain enough to wish to take advan. Slater." tage of what you have done it would be the worst thing I "Indeed?" "Yes; al}d I am O?e who admires bravery, even though it is shown by an' enemy. I am fighting the people of America, true, but I do not hate them;. indeed, I have no ill feeling toward 1.hem. It is simply my duty to fight them, as I am a soldier, and have been sent over here for that could do, for the captain's men are close at hand, muskets in hand, and they could, and would riddle us with bullets before we could get away." "Waal, I'll hev ter let 'im go, I guess, ef ye say so," was the sullen remark of the giant, and then he released Dick and stepped back. purpose." The youth immediately stepped forward and faced the "Well, that is a good way to feel about it,'' said Dick; giant. "I confess it is the same with me. I have no personal! "I wish to tell you something, Mr. Red Herrick," said feeling in the matter at all, as I know that the soldiers the "Liberty Boy," in a calm, even but extremely menacing of the king are simply doing their duty in fighting for tone; "I told you this evening that we would stay here him." and hunt you down, and I now the statement. You "That is it, exactly." are doomed; you are a crime-stained scoundrel, and the The two stqod there, talking in the most friendly and earth will be well rid of you when we have hanged you amicable manner imaginable, when suddenly there came up to a tree." an interruption. Dick felt himself seized from behind and "I guess thet ye air more fur blowin' than fur enny-his arms were pinioned to his sides as if by bars of steel, thin' else," growled the giant. while a hoarse, triumphant voice cried in his ear: "You will find, and soon at that, that I am not 'blowing' "Now we've got ye, Dick Slater! I guess ye won't run at all; but that I mean every word I say." me out uv ther country, jes' yit erwhile !" It was the voice of Red Herrick. CHAPTER VIII. THE PATRIOT FORCE .APPEARS. Dick recognized the voice on the instant. "What do you mean by leaping upon me in this fash ion?" he exclaimed, indignantly. "I mean thet yer hez jes' erbout come, ye blamed rebel!" hissed the giant. "Unhand me, you cowardly scoundrel!" cried Dick. "I hain't erfeerd." "Perhaps not; you haven't brains enough to be afraid. But you are doomed, just the same. You cannot escape us. You have had quite a career here, plundering, robbing and murdering, but your career is going to be checked." "Bosh Ye kain't skeer me." "You will stay and take your chances of being captured and shot or hanged, then?" "Yas; I hain't ergoin' ter be druv outer my own localerty by nobuddy." "Very well; before forty-eight hours have passed your carcass will be adorning one of the trees in this locality." "I'll bet ye et won't "You will see!" When the British had finished the work of burying their /


22 '.i'HE LIBEHTY BOYS AND THE GEORGIA GIANT. dead, the matter of getting the wounded men to Augusta taken by .surprise; but, as you say, if it should result t came up for consideration, and Dick said he thought it astrously-which is not an impossibility-then it would 1 possible that a team and wagon might be procured from i be bad." l Mr. Hardy. The suggestion was acted upon and the team I "Yes, so bad that I do not feel like taking the chances." was secured, and the wounded men were placed in the.,. "It shall be wish it, sir." wagon as carefully as was possible. This done, the British "Then let the 'Liberty Boys' go, and turn your attention set out Augusta, promising to send tbe wagon back in I to strengthening the defenses of the town so that we will be the_ mormng. I enabled to offer the rebels a good fight when they put iIF When they were gone Dick placed sentinels out, and the an appearance." rest of the force of "Liberty Boys" went back to the house! "Very well, sir." and to bed. "By the way, where is that fellow, Red Herrick? The British did not reach Augusta till about half-past he come back with you?" one o'clock in the morning, and so they did not make any more disturbance than they could pos sib ly help when they got there. The wounded men were carried into their quarters and were made as comfortable as possible, and the rest turned in and went to sleep. After breakfast next morning Captain Jones went to headquarters and reported the failure of the expedition. The commandant was amazed and horrified. "Why, that beats anything I ever heard of!" ha ex claimed. "And you were ambushed and two-score of your number killed and wounded? Terrible!" ."It was bad, that is a fact," agreed the captain. "They must have had warning that you were coming." "It looks that way to me." "It cannot be otherwise." "But who could have carried the news?" "Some rebel of this town who heard where you were going, and hastened on ahead and gave the 'Liberty Boys' warning." "You think so?" "I am positive of it." "Well, what is to be done?" "I'm sure I don't know." "Shall we make another attempt to strike them a blow?" "I don't know; we h ave already lost forty men, you say?" "No, he remained behind." "He did, eh?" "Yes; and I pity him, too." "Why so?" "The 'Liberty Boys have declar ed, their of hunting him down and hanging him." "They have?" "Yes." "For what reason?" "On account of the fact that he has done so much mean ;rnrk among the patriot families of the neighborhood." "What has he done?" "Plundered, robb ed and even murdered." "Is that a fact?" "Yes." "Well, I guess it is true, judging by the looks of him." "You are right; he looks capable of doing almost any thing, doesn't he?" "Yes; and while1he is a Tory, and as such is friendly to us, yet I cannot feel sorry to think of him as adorning a tree with his carcass." "Nor I. I am a soldier, and my trade is killing people. but in open and honorable warfare. I do not approve of this thing of murdering and pillaging." "Yes." "No; there is much of it done-too much; but I do "Well, if we should meet with disaster a second time it not approve of it, and l\Ir. R ed Herrick will have to look would be bad." out for himself." "Yes, indeed." "I suspect that his main reason for bringing us informa "It would be especially bad, just at this time, with the tion of the presence of the 'Liberty Boys' \ra s on account rebel force under General Ashe coming to attack us." "You are right; we will need all our men." "Yes, indeed, and more besides. I don't feel like taking any more chances against the 'Liberty Boys.' What do you ?" "Well, it is just as you say. If you wish us to do so I will make another attempt and will try to avoid being of the fact that they had said they were going to hunt him down, and he hoped we would strike them such a strong blow that they would not feel like bothering with him." o The captain left headquarters and returned to his own f quarters. His first act was to send a man with the team o which had been borrowed from Mr. Hardy. Then he v;ent to work overseeing the strengthening of


THE LIBERTY BOYS AND THE GEO RGIA GIANT. 23 = he defenses of Augusta, as he had been instructed to do 1y the comm andant. Bo This work was kept up all that day and till noon of the ,\1 next, and th e n when the men were on the point of going to work, after dinner, a scout came rushing into the town 1 and to headquart e rs, with the information that the r ebels, jn greaf force, were coming. How far away are they?" asked the commandant. "Not more than a mile " How many are there, do you think?" "I should judge there are two thousand "'So many as that?" "Yes." The commandant called a hasty council of the officers, work of running Red Herrick to earth. He divided his force up into four parties a;nd went to work systematically to run the fiend down and make an end of him. The ''Liberty Boys" were s uch skillful hands in search ng, were so well versed in everything pertaining to wood eraft, that it made it easier for them to accomplish the rork tha n it would have been for an equal numb e r of men not go sk ill ed. Even as it was, had not Red Herrick, in the confi dence which he had in his ability to out of 1he youths way, shown himself, in bravado, it is doubtful if the youths would have been able to get on his trail. But he showed himself and they got on his trail; and once on i t they hung to it like bloodhounds. Red H errick led them a merry chase; h e doubled and and after a lively conference it was decided that the best turne d, and w ent in circles, and he entered hiding place and safest course for them to pursue was to evacuate the a fter hiding place, only to be hunted out each time and town and retreat toward Savannah. ai. l ast he began to realize that he had som e men on his "We are not strong enough to offer the rebels battle,'' trail who were not lik e the farmers of the vicinity who had said the commandant ; "we had b ette r retreat and wait tried to run him to earth. They were youth s thoroughly for a bett e r opportunit y." So he gave the order, and as the patriot host was e nter ing at one s ide of the town the British were leaving at the I othe r side. versed in woodcraft, and in all the t ricks which a hunted man might be expected to play, and in anti c ipating these t ricks the Lib erty Boys" came very near getting the giant on one or two occasions, and succeeded in giving him a goo d scare. The giant was still at liberty when night came, but the youths were as d ete rmin e d as ever; and in order that t h eir The pursuit continued, however, until darkness set in, work of the day should not go for naught, Dick had the The patriot army set out in pursuit, but as the soldi ers were wearied by long marching, they could not catch up with the British, who were fresh. and then the patrio ts wen t into camp. "We'll catch them to-morrow,'' said General Ashe. CHAPTER IX. THE DEATH OF THE GEORGIA GIA.NT. f "Liberty Boys" string out for several miles in either di r12dion so that in case the fugitive tried to get back through the line and regain the haunts he had been driven out of he would, in all probab ility, be discovered and captur ed. Red Herric k did mak e the attempt. H e till e l even o'clock at night, and then crept stealthily tbrogh the iimber. H e was as careful as be be, for he realized now that he was dealin g with youths who were as smart What of the "Liberty Boys" durin g the two days that JS he in everything perta i ning to woodcraft. o 'lave passed? k When Dick Slater told Red Herrick that the "Liberty Onward, slowly he crept. His moccasined feet mad e se:arcely any noise at all put his course led him close to 3oys" were going to hunt him down attd hang him, he where a "Liberty Boy" lay, with ears close to the ground, 1 llleant it. He knew, from all that h e had heard of the a nd the youth heard the slight of the leaves and 1 t loings of the Georgia Gi ant, that h e was a scourge indeed; rrt hat he was more of a detrim ent to the patriots of the vig inity than the entire Britis h force at Augusta, and the 1 outh was determined to put a stop to the fellow's reign n 1 f terror, and make it possible for the people of the neigh m orhood to breathe freely once more. . knew what it meant. The youth qui et ly drew his pistol and fired in the dir e c tion from which the sound proceeded, and the shot was followed b y a horrible yell of rag e and pain, and then a crack ling amidst the underbrush. Red Herrick had been and was getting away To this end, when morning came afte r the encounter from the vicinity as rapidly as he could. He went back in of yith the red coats unde r Captai n Jones, Dick began the lhe direction from which ]1e had just come, too, as he r eal -


THE LIBERTY BOYS AND THE GEORGIA GIANT. ized that it would be useless to try to get through the line and strong, were not quite iron men, and they could no in safety. increa s e their speed suffici e ntly to enable them to overhau "You wounded the scoundrel, I guess!" called out one the giant before he reached Augusta. They paused at th Qf the youths who was near the one who fir e d the shot. edge of the town and saw him disappear down the stree "Yes, but not seriou s ly, I judge," was the reply Bob Estabrook and Frank Ferris were for rushing right "No, he went away too br i skly to be badly along after the s,coundrel, but Dick would not hear to it,; "So he did." "We hate to sr.e that fiend escape, true," he said; "but "Well, I guess he won't try to get through the line again, at the same time we do not want to b e hot-headed and to-night." "I hardly think so." And so it turned out. Red Herrick made no further at tempt to get through the line and the youths set out next foolish, and permit him to turnthe tables on us by seeing some of our number captured." "What are we to do, then?" asked Bob. "We w ill have to retire and wait for anoth e r chan c e .lt morning and resumed the hunt for him where they had the scoundrel, I guess." l eft off the evening before. "That is t e rrible!" complained Frank Ferris "To think So thorough we;e the y in their search that had that we almost had him and then he escaped!" sighted him by ten o'clock, and during the rest of the time, "He llo! here comes some one I" exclaimed Mark Morri b e fore noon, they kept the g iant on the jump. He had no s on. time to rest, ancl while strong and hardy, he was so large "It's that boy that came out and warned us that t and heavy that he was becoming very tired. The "Liberty Briti s h were coming the ether night!" s aid Sam Sander Boys" were even more u s ed to all kinds of exertion than the s on. giant was, and they did not have so much weight to carry "Yes it's Sam Miller," said Dick; "well, he is a fri end. and did not tire so quickly; 1;ind it looked very much as if we know, so we might as well wait and s e e what he ha they would succeed in running the fiend down and capturto say." ing him as they had s aid they would do. "He looks excited, as if he was the bearer of some im They stopped only a few minutes, at noon, to eat a bite portant news," said Bob, who was keen-eyed. of lunch, and then they set out again and were soon en to keep in sight of the fu gitive all the time. He h a d l e d the m a m e rry cha s e and they were now about three mil e s west of Augusta. R e d H errick, finding that he_ was slowl y but b e ing overtak e n, and that if he remain e d in the timber and hill s h e would inevitably be run d own and captured, sudd e nly d e cid e d to make for Augusta. "Ther s coundr e ls won't dar' t e r foll e r m e inter 'Gusta," he said to l;timself; "ther redcoats'll kill em ef the y do.'' He struc k off toward the town at a s fa s t a pace as he could go, and the youths, suspec t in g his purpo se, hastened after him. "If h e succ e e d s in g etting into A ugu sta we will lose him, boys, s a id Di ck; "we must exert ourselves to the utmost and try to catch him before he reaches there." "So we must," agreed all the youths, and they set out at as rapid a pace as they could go, and did their best to overtake the fugitive. ;Red Herrick, however, felt that it was a race for life, and he exerted himself to the utmost, and gritting his teeth, maintained a gait that would take hlm into town ahead of his pursuers unless they could increase their speed. This was hard to do, however; the youths, while tough "You are 'rig ht, Bob." And s o he was. The boy who was approaching at a run was indeed Sam Miller, Mabel Hardy s cousin, and he was the bearer of important news. As soon as he was. close e nou g h to mak e his words und e r s tood he c all e d out: "Are you in pursuit of R e d Herrick?" "Yes, replied Dick. "Then g o right ah ead; the r e i s nothin g to hind er." "Nothing to hind er?" in s urpri se. "No." "But the Briti sh?" "Have l eft Augusta." "What!" "The British have gone. They are not here!"The was close at "Where have they gone?" asked Dick, who could bar c redit the statement, though be had rea s on to believe tba the boy was truthful and reliable. "They went down the river in a southeasterly direction. "What made them take a notion to go?" "The patriot army came and they were forced to ta refuge in flight The "Liberty Boys" understood it all, now, and gave cheer.


'I'HE LIBERTY BOYS AND THE GEORGIA GIANT. "So that's it, eh?" exclaimed Dick. "Yes." This ascertained, Dick drew back and unwrapping a rope some fifteen or twenty feet in length from around his body "And is the patriot army in the town now?" he proceeded to make a noose in one end. The rope was "No, the soldiers did not stop save long enough to get a made of hor sehai r and was small and pliable, and Dick .rink of water and a bite to eat, and then they hastened rarely traveled without having it along. ward in pursuit of the redcoats." Having got the noose made the youth again leaned out "Then we must hasten, fellows!" cried Dick. "We will of the window and was just in time to see something that ter the town and capture Red Herrick, if he remain s came. very near bringing a cry of horror from his lips. here, and then we will follow the patriot force and help Fred Ferris, reckless and Yenturesome ever, had ventured em run the redcoats down!" too near the giant and the fiend made a quick stroke at "That's the talk!" cried Bob Estabrook. him with the club. Fred saw the club coming, and ducked, "Yes, yes! This promises some lively work!" from Fred but not quite low enough, and the end of the primitive erris. but dangerous weapon struck him a glancing blow and "Forward, march!" cried Dick. "On the double-quick!" knocked him to the ground, dazed ancl for the time being The youths set out and were soon making their way along sense less, while cries of anger and horror escaped the lips e streets of the town. Sam was in front, with Dick, and of the youth's comrades. ed the way straight to the tavern which had been used as Then the giant, club in hand, and a fierce look on his adquarters by 1.he British commandant. As the youths face, placed his foot on the form of the insensible "Liberty pproa ched the tavei:n the front door was suddenly dashed Boy" and growled out: en and Red Herrick, the Georgia Giant, rushed forth. "Back, or I'll kill ther las wun uv ye!" "Surround the place! Don't let the scoundrel escape!" Dick, from the window above, at once made ready to ed Dick, and 1.he youths did as ordered, so quickly thal noose the fiend, for he did not know but the scound rel e giant did not have time to get away and was forced might take it into his head to strike the unconscious youth stand at bay, with his back to the side of the tavern. I another blow, which could not help being fatal. h ere he stood, with a great, knotty club in his hands, his The "Liberty Boys" saw Dick and understood what he s red and vicious, his hair tangled and standing on end. intended trying to do, and they helped him along by at e looked like a veritable fiend as he stood at bay, and tracting the attention of the giant. did not b e lie his looks. "You scoundrel!" cried Sam Sanderson, shaking his "Surrender!" cried Dick. "You cannot escape u s Surpistol threateningly. "I have a good mind to blow the top nder, or die!" "I'll never surrender!" was the hoarse, angry reply. won't surrender, an' ef ye try ter lay ban's on me et'll of your head off Several of the youths said the same thing, in different words, and they managed to keep the attention of Red ther worst thing ye ever tried ter do!" Herrick attracted to them, thus giving Dick ample op 'Keep your eyes on him, boys," ordered Dick; "keep portunity to work his scheme successfully-which he did ur pistols leveled, too, and if he makes a move to try to do, for he suddenly dropped the noose over the head of the rape, shoot him dead!" "We'll do that, all right!" replied Frank Ferris, who was r "thin a few feet of the giant. Then Dick withdrew, going around to the front of the giant and gave a quick, powerful pull, drawing th e rope taut around the fellow's neck. "Quick, Mark! Lay hold and help me!" cried Dick, for he knew the giant would make a desperate fight. f v ern, and here he motioned to Mark Morrison and to. Mark did as instructed, and the two, being strong youths, her they entered the taver. 1 managed to lift the giant clear of the ground In order Without paying any attention to the men in the roo m to do this with more ease, they wrapped the rope around two "Liberty Boys" passed through and went upstairs the post of a bed which stood near, and just at this inving a party of staring and amazed men behind. stant the bartender and two more roughlookin g characters e hey made their way along a hallway and then Dick leaped into the room and attacked Dick and Mark. ned a door and entered a room. Making his way to the The youths were forced to let go of the rope, but it in a dow he raised it gently and leaned out and looked down. I some way became entangled and did not come loose from he had figured, he was almost exactly above the head the bed-post, and Red Herric)< was left dangling at the the giant, Red Herrick. j end of the rope, not three feet from the g round; but


26 THE LIBERTY BOYS AND THE GEORGIA GIANT still retained ho!d o f hill ter ribl e club, and kept st riking I 1 e t the end slip out of the window and then hastened down out with it in every direction, with such force and fierce ness that the "Liberty Boys" were forced to keep at a respectful di s tanc e even had they wis hed to cut the rope &tairs and out of doors. . J A great crowd had gatP,ered, ani while the majority tho s e present were loyalists, they did not have much to say; and save the fiend's life-which they were not very eager They were aware of the fa c t that there was a large patri to do. forc e in the vicinity, and then, too, they did not fancy As for Dick and Mark, although taken at a disadvantag e the looks of the "Liberty Boys." They looked too much on account of being taken by surprise, they quickly showed a s if they would be dangerous if aroused. As far as the their assailants that they were dangerous youthi! to fool d e ath of Red Herrick, the Georgia Giant, was concerned, with. those who knew him, even among the loyalists, were not Both were strong, agile and quick, and were, moreover, well skilled in the use of their fists, and the result was that they soon succeeded in flooring the three roughs 'Yith straight-from-the-shoulder blows. Having got the advantage in this fashion, they easily kept it and knocked the men down as fast as they strug gled to their feet. By the time each of the three had been v e ry sorry for liis demise, as he was such a desperado Uli!i there was no knowing when he might turn on friend w e ll as on foe. Dick stepped to where the form of the giant lay, 1:;topping, made an examination to make sure that he dead There was no doubt regarding this, and the youth then stepped back into the barroom of the tavern, a nd, floored two or three times, he had enough, and rather than addressing the bartender, who was nursing a black eye; be knocked down again, lay still and feigned unconscious ness. Indeed, one of the three did not have to feign, hie head having struck the wall with such force as to knock him senseless. said: "You and your two comrades who attacked myself comrade upstairs a little while ago will have to look a ihe dead body of your friend, Red Herrick. Do you u The two youths then rushed to the window and looked derstand ?" out The giant was hanging limp and lifeless at the end "Yas, I u0nderstan'," was the growling reply. of the rope, while the "Liberty Boys" were looking first 1 1 "All right. H may be some pleasure to you to know that at the dead man and then up at the window. When they y ou are responsible for his d e ath 'Had y ou n ot attacked saw the youths, Bob called out: II u s Red Herrick would have been aliv e yet." "What's the matter? What have you been doing?" "I don' berleeve et." "We have been having a little encounter with three men "It is the truth, just the same." who ru s h e d in and attacked us," replied Dick. "Is Red "How d'ye make thet out?" Herrick dead?" The youth explained, and the look of discomfiture t "Yes, he's dead as a door-nail!" replied Bob. "We would a ppeared on the fellow's face was ludicrous to see. hav e cut him down, but he kept thrashing around with his "So, you see, you made fools of yourselves by attackinf. club till the very last, and we didn t dare venture near him us," s aid Dick. "I guess the three scoundrels who attacked u s are friend s "I guess we the bartender admitted; "we made of R e d Herrick," said Dick; "but instead of helping him fools uv ourselves an' got licked inter ther barg'in." the y really caused his death, they attacked us and we He and the two comrades who had been with him whel 'l>e re forced to let go the rope, and it became entangled and the attack was made on Dick and Mark now came fortWI held, and hanged the giant." from the tavern, and lifting up the giant's body carrie d it "Oh, well, it is all right," said Bob, with a grin; "Red into the house. Herrick. met with exactly the fate that he deserved." "Now boys, tP,e question is: What shall we do?" re4 "I guess there is no doubt regarding that." marked Dick. While Dick was talking to the "Liberty Boys" the three "Let's follow the patriot army," said Bob. men had stolen out of the room and downstairs, glad to escape. They had thought that they would have an easy time getting the better of the two youths, but had learnad their mistake and did not wish to try conclusions with them \ "That's what I say," said Frank Ferris; "we may ge q1ere in time to help them whip the redcoats." The majority of the youths expressed themselves being desirous of following the patriot army for the putagain. pose of being on hand when the British were The youths unfastened the rope from the bed post and h e lping thrash the enemy.


'l'HE LIBERTY BOYS AND THE GEORGIA GIANT. Very well; I am willing to go," said Dick; "but the "And that reminds me that we must not be wasting our question is: Shall we gci afoot or return to Mr. time here," said Dick. "We have come for our horses and rdy'i;: for our horses?" are going to hasten on in pursuit of the patriot force so as fter some discussion it was decided to return to Mr. to be present when the encounter takes place, if possible, dy's and get their horses. It was impossible to say how and help thrash the redcoats." be British would succeed in getting before being over n, and while it would entail the loss of two or three s' time to go after the horses, this could easily be made or by the greater speed at which it would be possible his settled, they set out for the home of Mr. Hardy, CHAPTER X. THE PATRIOTS ROUTED. o you are back again l" Yea, Mr. Hardy." What success did you have?" 'l'he best in the world." And-Red Herrick?" Is dead." Is that really true?" It is." Oh, I'm so glad!" this from Mabel Hardy! I "I hope you will get there in time," said Mr. Hardy. "And so do we hope so I" exclaimed Fred Ferris "Let's hurry, Dick." The youths hastened to bridle and saddle their horses, and then, before mounting, they each and every one shook hands with Mr. and Mrs. Hardy and Mabel, and bade them goocl-by. "We may see you again, and soon, too," said Dick; "but it is not impossible that we may never see you again I hope, however, that we may do so." "And so do we," said Mr. Hardy; "for we owe you a great debt of gratitude for ridding us of that terrible scourge, Red Herrick." "You owe us nothing for that," Dick hastened to say; 'Red He'rrick was a Tory, and as such it was our duty to hunt him down and rid the patriot settlers of him." "We are grateful, just the same," said Mrs. Hardy, who felt that the "Liberty Boys," in ending the career of Lhe giant, had practically saved her husband's life. "Indeed we are!" Mr. Hardy exclaimed. "Ugh! I could not rest easy a moment if I knew Red Herrick was alive and in the neighborhood, ancl you young gentlemen he "Liberty Boys" had just arrived at the Hardy home. were gone." had been met at the front door by Mr. and Mrs. Hardy "Well, I am glad for your sake, Miss Mabel, that he is Mabel, all three eager-faced and anxious-looking. dead, as doubtless he would have tried to make you some n they heard Dick say that Red Herrick, the Georgia trouble." t was dead, a look of relief passed over the faces of three, and Mabel gave utterance to the exclamation, I'm so glad!" Not that I am bloodthirsty or cruel-hearted," she has d to add, "but because I think it will be the best thing he world for all the people of this part of the country." think the i;:ame, Miss Mabel," said Dick, smiling. How did you succeed in catching him?" asked Mr. dy. he youth explained, and when the three learned that "I am sure he would have done so." Mr. and Mrs. Hardy and Mabel told the "Liberty Boys" that if it should happen that they were in that vicinity at any time in the future they must come and see them and make their house their stopping place. The youths promised that they would, and then, mount ing, rode away. They rode back to Augusta and then headed southeast and followed on the track of the British and patriots. "We ought to catch up with them this evening, I should rong force of patriots bad caused the British to evacuthink," said Dick as they rode along. Augusta and take refuge in flight,' they were delighted. "I should think so, Dick," replied Bob. I'm so gl,ad !" said Mabel. "That is pretty nearly as They did not overtake the patriot force that evening, d news as that Red Herrick is dead." however, and went into camp and spent the night resting You are right," agreed Mrs. Hardy; "I hope_ the pa-1 up, for they were sleepy and tired, they having bad but very ts will overtake the British and give them a good thrashlittle sleep for two nights past, they having been hot on tba So do I!" from Mr. Hardy. trail of Red Herrick du.ring that time, and did not dare take much sleep.


28 THE LIBERTY BOYS AND THE GEORGIA GIANT. Next morning they mounted and rode onward, but in better not venture any farther in the direction you b riding well out in the open country, where was easy forbeen going." their horses to get along, the "Liberty Boys" lost track At this moment a man on horseback came riding up, of the patriot army, and failed to overtake it. as he wore the Continental blue uniform of a general, D "Well, we will find them to-morrow," said Dick; "we addressed him. will be up and away early and will come up with them "Are you the commander of the patriot force, si1 before noon, I am sure. n the youth asked. But again he was mistaken, for they had not come up "I am," was the reply. The man was pale, he l'av: with the patriot army by noon; but as they were getting been wounded, and as he reined up his hoisc he loo] ready to mount, after dinner, the sound of firing was heard anxiously back over his shoulde r. in the distance "Is it true, what this wounded soldier says, E1at the "The patriot s have overtaken the British!" "The battle is on!" "And we not there "Jove that is too bad iriot army has been routed, sir?" "It is, I am eorry to say; but who, if I may ask, you?" "I am Dick Slater,. .sir, and these are 'The Liberty B "Let's hurry; maybe we can get there in time!" of '76.' Sm;:h were a few of the exclamations, and the "Liberty "I am glad to meet you, Mr. Slater, and your 'Libe Boys" hastened to mount and dash away in the direction Boys,' but am exceedingly sorry that it is under s1 from which came the sound of the firing. sorrowful circumstances." Onward they dashed, and as they proceeded, the sound "And so are we sorry it is under such circumstancE of the firing grew louder and louder. was a long ways said Dick. "Do you think there is no chance at all to where the battle was ragin .g, howe:er, and there were lots 1 bring your men to a stand and bea t the redcoats back?" of obstacles to be overcome m there, as there was "N 0 it could not be done; half my men arc dead i no real road, and it was necessary to pick the way through j the rest scattered in every direction." the timber. "Then you are--" The youths dashed onward, regardless of obstacles and I am General Ashe." reckless of the dangers, and after an hour of this kind of "There come some of the scoundrels!" suddenly er work, they met a party of patriot soldiers fleeing back toBob. "Say, Dick, let us give them a surprise in the ward the north i.n utter confusion. "What is the matter?" asked Dick, of one who was wounded, and who stopped when he met the horsemen. "The British have routed our men," was the reply. "Have routed the patriot army?" exclaimed Dick, in amazement. "Yes." "How did it happen?" of a charge and a volley." "All right. Forward, 'Liberty Boys,.!" The youths dashed forward, and when within fifty ya of the British, of whom there were perhaps a hund1 they fired a volley from iheir muskets and then whirled : dashed back to where the general sat his horse. The British seemed hardly to know what to think this, and the force in question waited till othe1s "They took us by surprise, as we were eating dinner, and before venturing to advance. had killed a large number before we knew what was hap"I think we had better retreat," said General As pening." "That is terrible!" "So it is; but who are you men?" "We are the 'Liberty Boys.'" "The 'Liberty Boys'?" "Yes; and we were hurrying to catch up with your force so as to be on hand to help whip the British when you caught up with them." "Well, you're too late; the British have whipped us. "that is most too strong a force for you to think of tacking them now." The wounded soldier was lifted to a place in the s d of one of the "Liberty Boys," the youth sitting behind wounded man ancl holding him on; and then they retreat riding just fast enough to keep out of musket-shot distat As they rode along Dick conversed with the geru and learned just how the affair had happened. The Bril had for once proven themselves shrewd, and had fooled Our men are scattered in every direction, and you had Americans completely. It was a terrible defeat, an Ui


THE LIBE RTY B OYS A.ND THE G EORGIA. G IA.NT. 29 t, but it could not be helped; the patriots would have 1 good thing in running down Red Herrick and putti n g a n ear it as best they could. end to his career. He was 11 standing threat and menace 'I am sorry we did not reach you in time to have take n t o the commll'nity." t in the encounter," said Dick; "we might hav e Thus ends the story of "The 'Liberty Boys' an d the gthened you sufficiently to have enabled you to beat Georgia Giant." British off." I he general shook his head. I I don't think so," he said; "they surprised us and had I beaten before we had :fired a shot. If we had had twice THE END. any men as we did have we could not have won." The next number (83) of "The Liberty Boys of '76" n company with the general the "Liberty Boys" will contain "THE LIBERTY BOYS' DEA.D LINE; -sed the Savannah River and headed in the tFrection OR, 'CROSS IT, IF YOU DA.RE,'" by Harry Moore. harleston. A.s the youths had some work to do :in the nity of Ninety-Six, however, they bade General A.she d-by, later on, and headed more toward the north. I am sorry, of course, that we did not reach General e's force in time to be with them when the British atSPECIAL NOTICE: A.11 back numbers of this weekly -ed them," said Dick that evening after they had gone are always in print. If you cannot obtain them from any camp; "but I think that, on the we could not newsdealer, send the price in money or postage stamps by e done better than we did do, for in ridding the patriot mail to FRA.NK TOUSEY, PUBLISHER, 24 UNION lers south of Augusta of Red Herrick, the Georgia nt and scourg1.:, we did a splendid service to the cause." SQUARE, NEW YORK, and you will receive the copies That is what I think," said Bob. "We clid a mighty you order by return mail. Samp1e Copies Se:n.1; ! "HAPPY. DA VS." The Larges t and Best Weekly Story Paper PubUshed. contains 16 Large Pages. It is Handsomely Illustrated. It has G ood Stories of .Every Kind. It Gives Away Valuable Premiums. Answers all sorts of Questions in its Correspondence Columns. Send us your Name a n d Address for a Samp le Copy F r ee Address FRANK Publi s her, 24 Union Square, N ew York ..


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THE STAGE. No. 41. THE BOYS OF NEW YORK END MEN'S JOKE BOOK.-Containing a great variety of the latest jokes used by the most famous end men. No amateur minstrels is complete without this wonderful little book. No. 42. THE BOYS OF NEW YORK STUMP SPEAKER. Containing a varied assortment of stump speeches, Negro, Dutch and Irish. Also end men's jokes. Just the thing for home amuseNo. 31. HOW TO BECOME A SPEAKER.-Containing foul" teen illustrations, giying the different positions requisite to become; a good speaker, reader and elocutionist. Also containing gems frOilll all the popular authors of prose and poetry, arranged in the simple and concise manner possible. No. 49. HOW TO DEBATE.-Ghing rules for conducting d bates, outlines for debates, questions for discussion, and the bes:! sources for procuring info rmation on the questions given. ment and amateur shows. SOCI ETY. No. 45. THE BQYS OF YORK GUIDE No 3 HOW TO FLIRT-The arts and wiles of flirtation al'(:, AND JOKE new a?d very .mstruct_ive. Every 1 fully 'explained by this little book. Besides the various mthods o1 boy. obtam this as it contarns full mstructions for or-handkerchief, fan. glove, parasol, window and hat flirtation, it con gamz1ng an amateur troupe. . . tains a full list of the language and sentiment of flowers, which ill No. 65 MULDOQN S IS one the most ongmal interesting to everybody both old and young. You cannot be happ;v joke books ever published, and 1t is brimful of wit and humor. It without one contains a large collection of conundr'!-ms, .etc., of, No. 4. HOW TO DANCE is the title of a new and Terrence Muldoop, the great humorist and Joker of little book just issued by Frank Tousey. It contains full instrl'lC the Ever1 boy _who Qan enJOY a good substantial Joke should tions in the art of dancing, etiquette in the ballroom and at partiea AN ACT9R.-Containing comdress, and full directions for calling off in all popular plete instructions. how to mll;ke up for various characters on the No. 5. HOW TO MAKE LOVE.-A Cfilmplete guide to love stage_; togi;ther with the duties of the Stage. Manager, Prompter, courtship and marriage, giving sensible advice, rul es and etiquettu Scemc Artist and Property Man. By a promment St!J-g_ e Manager. to be observed with many curious and interesting things not gen N?. 80. GUS WILLIAMS' the lat-erally known. '-est Jokes anecdotes and funny. stones .0. f this and No. 17. HOW TO DRESS.-Containing full instruction in th\l ever popular comedian. Sixty-four pages handsome art of dressing and appearing well at home and abroad, giving :colored cover contammg a half-tone photo of the author. selections of colors, material, and how to have them made up. No. 18. HOW TO BECOME BEAUTIFUL.-One of brightest and most valuable little books ever given to the world Everybody wishes to know how to become beautiful both male and female. The secret is simple, and almost cost l ess Reet.l t h is and be convinced how to become beautiful. HOUSEKEEPING. No. 16. HOW TO KEEP A WINDOW GARDEN.-Containing full instructions for constructing a window garden either in town or country, and the most approved methods for raising beautiful flowers at home. The most complete book of the kind ever pub lished. No. 30. HOW TO COOK.-One of the most instructive books on cooking ever published. It contains recipes for cooking meats, fish, game and oysters ; also pies, puddings, cakes and all kinds of pastrY,, and a grand collection of recipes by one of our most popular cooks No. 37. HOW TO KEEP HOUSE.-It contains information for JVerybody, boys, girls, men and women; it will teach you how to make almost anything around the house, such as parlor ornaments, brackets, cements, Aeolian harps, and bird lime for catching birds. ELECTRICAL. No. 46. HOW TO MAKE AND USE ELECTRICITY.-A de 11cription of the wonderful uses of electricity and electro magnetism ; together with full instructions for making Electric Toys, Batteries, etc. By George Trebel, A M., M. D Containing over fifty illustrations. No. 64. HOW TO MAKE ELECTRICAL MACHINES.-Con taining full directions for making electrical machines, induction coils, dynamos, and many novel toys to be worked by electricity. By R. A R. Bennett. Fully illustrated. No. 67. HOW TO DO ELECTRICAL TRICKS.-Containing a large collection of instructive and highly amusing electrical tricks, together with illustrations. By A. Anderson. ENTERTAINMENT. No. 9. HOW TO BECOME A VENTRILOQUIST. By Harry Kennedy. The secret given away. Every intelligent boy reading this book of instructions, by a practical professor (delighting multi tudes every night with his wonderful imitations), can master the art, and create any amount of fun for himself and friends. It is the createst book ever published, and there's millions (of fun) in it. No. 20. HOW TO ENTERTAIN AN EVENING PARTY.-A f'ery valuable little book just published. A complete compend ium of games, sports, card diversions, comic recitations, etc., suitabl e for parlor or drawing-room entertainment. It contains mo r e for the money than any book published. No. 35. HOW TO PLAY GAMES.-A complet e a.nd useful littl e book, containing the rules and regulations of billiards, bagatelle, backgammon, croquet, dominoes, etc. No. 36. HOW TO SOLVE CONUNDRUMS.-Containing all the leading conundrums of the day, amusing riddles, curious catches and witty sayings. No. 52. HOW TO PLAY CARDS.-A complete and handy littl e book, giving the rules and full directions for playing Euchre, Crib bage, Casino, Forty-five, Rounce, Pedro Sancho, Draw 'Poker, Auction Pitch, All Fours and many other popular games of cards. No. 66. HOW TO DO PUZZLES.-Containing over three hundred interesting _puzzles and conundrums with key to same. A book. .!fully illustrated. By A Anderson. ETIQUETTE. No. 13. HOW TO DO IT; OR, BOOK OF ETIQUETTE.-lt a g reat life secret, and one that every young man desires to know about There's happiness in it. No. 33. HOW TO BEHAVE.-Containing the rules and etiquette of good society and the e a siest and most approved methods of appearing to good advantage at parties, balls, the theatre, church "l.nd m the drawing-room. DECLAMATION. No. 27. H O W '110 RECITE AND BOOK OF RECITATIONS. --;-Cont a i ning the most popular s elections in use, comprising Dutch d1al.ect, Frenc h di a l e c t Y a n ke e a nd Irish di alect p iece1, toge t h e r with man;y 1tudard readings. BIRDS AND ANIMALS. No. 7 HOW TO KEEP BIRDS.-Handsomel y illustrated containing full instructions for the management and training of t h canary. mo<'kingbird, bobolink, blackbird, paroquet, parrot, etc. No. now TO RAISE DOGS, POULTRY, PIGEONS ANID RABBITS.-A useful and instructive book. Handsomel y i!lul:F trated. Ry Ira Drofraw. No. 40. I-IOW TO MAKE AND SET TRAPS.-Including on how to catch moles, weasels, otter, rats, squirrels and birde. Also how to cure skins. Copiously illustrated. By J. Harrin g t o11 Keene. No. 50. HOW TO STUFF BIRDS AND ANIMALS.-A vala0 able book, giving instructions in collecting, preparing m ou n tin:J and preserving birds, animals and insects No. 54. HOW TO KEEP AND MANAGE PETS.-Giving come plete information as to the manner and method of raising, keep ini, taming, breeding and managing all kinds of pets ; also giving ful,1 instructions for making cages, etc. Fully exp l ained b y twenty eight illustrations, making it the most complete bo ok of the kin6 ever p u blished. MISCE'LLANEOUS. No. 8. HOW TO BECOME A SCIENTIST.A useful and structive book, giving a complete treatise on chemistry: also ex periments in acoustics, mechanics, mathematics, chemistry, an6 directions for making fireworks, colored fires and g a s b a lloon This book cannot be equaled. No 14. HOW TO MAKE CANDY.-A comp lete handboo.k fo' making all kinds of candy, ice cream, syrups, essences, etc. etc. No 19. FRANK TOUSEY'S UNITED STATES DISTANCR TABLES, POCKET COMPANION AND GUIDE.-Giving thi official distances on all the railroads of the United States an<' Canada. Also table of distances by water to foreign po r ts, hack fares in the principal cities, reports of the census, etc., etc., makinf it one of the most complete and hangy books published. No. 38. HOW TO BECOME YOUR OWN DOCTOR.-A won derful book, containing usefu l and practical information i n th treatment of ordinary d i seases and ailments commo n to ever, family Abounding in useful and effective recipes fo r g eneral com p l a ints. No. 55. HOW TO COLLECT STAMPS AND COIN S.-Coo taining va l uable information regarding the collect ing a n d a r r a n gi n f of stamps and coins Handsomely illust rated. No. 58. HOW TO BE A DETECTIVE.-By Old K i n g B r ady the world-known detective. In which he lays down some v a luabl and sensi ble rules for b'eginners, and a l so relates some a dventuret and experi ences of well-known detectives. No. 60 HOW TO BECOME A PHOTOGRAPHER.-Contain ing useful information regarding the Camera and how to work it a l so how to make Photographic Magic Lantern S l ides and otbe Transparenci es Handsomely illustrated. By Captai n W. De W Abney. No. 62. HOW TO BECOME A WEST POINT MILITAR'l CADET.-Containing fu ll explanations how to gai n course of Study, Examinations, Duties, Staff of Officers, Pos Q Guard, Police Regulations, Fire Department, and a ll a boy know to be a Cadet. C ompiled and written by Lu Senarens, authol< of "How to Become a Naval Cadet." No. 63. HOW TO BECOME A NAVAL CADET.-Complete in structions of how to gain admission to the Annapolis Naval Academy. Also containing the course of instr uctio n descriptiolll o f grounds and buildings h istori ca l sketch and everything a boJ should k now to become a n officer i n the United States N a vy. Cl)m piled and writ te n by L u Senare n s a u t ho r of How to B ecomt r West Point Mili tary Cadet." PRIC E 10 CENT S EA.CH, OR 3 FOR 25 C ENTS. Addres s T O USEY. Publisber9 2" Union Square. New York. I


THE LIBERTY OF '76. A W eeldy Magazine containing Stories of the A1nerican Revolution. By HARRY MOORE. a.nd give a, faithful band of American I imperil their These stories based on a.ctua.l facts account of the exciting a.d ventures of a, brave youths who wer e a.lwa.ys ready a,nd willing to for the sake of helping a.long the ga.lla.ut ca.use pages of of Every bound number will consist of 32 large in a, beautiful colored cover. reading 1 The Liberty Boys of '76: or for Freedom. 2 The Liberty Boys' Oath; OL', Settlrng With the British and 'l'ories. 3 '!'be Liberty Boys' Good Woi k : or, Helping General Wasbington. 4 'l'be Liberty Roys on Hand: or, Always In the Right Place. 5 The Liberty Boys' Nerve; or, Not Afrnld of the King's Minions. 6 'l'be Liberty Boys' Defiance: or, catch and Bang t;s If You Can." 7 The Liberty Boys in Demand; or, 'be Champion Spies of the Revolution. 8 '!'be Liberty Boys' Bard Fight; or, Beset by British and Tories. H 'I'be Liberty Boys to the Rescue: or, A Host Within Themselves. 10 The Liberty Boys' Narrow 1':scave; or, A Neck -and-Neck Race With Death. 11 The Boys' Pluck; or, Undaunted by Odds. 12 The Liberty Boys Peril ; or, Threatened from nil Sides. 1 3 The Liberty Boys' Luck; or, Fortune 1ravor s the Brave. 14 The Liberty Boys' Ruse; or, Fooling the l:l1itish. 15 The Liberty Boys' Trap, and What They Caugbt in It. l6 The Liberty Boys Puzzled; or, The 'l'ories' Clever S c h e m e. 1 7 T h e Liberty Boys' Great Stroke; or, Capturing a British Man-ofWar. 18 The Liberty Boys' Challenge; or, Patriots vs. R e dcoats lll The Liberty Boys 'rapped; or, 'l' h e Beautiful Tory. 20 'l'be Liberty Boys' Mistake; or, "What Might Have Be e n." 21 The Liberty Boys' Work; or, Doing Things Up Brown. 22 The Liberty Boys at Bay; or, The Closest Call of All 2 3 The Liberty Boys on Their Mettle; or, Making lt Warm for the Redcoats. 21 The Liberty Boys' Double Victory; or, Downing the R e d coats and To,-t e s. 25 The Liberty Boys Suspected; or. Taken for Rritish Spies. 26 The Liberty Boys' Clever Trick; or, Teaching the ltedcoats a Thing or Two. 27' The Liberty Boys' Good Spy Work; or, With the ats. In Phll11delpbia. 2R Tbe Liberty Boys' Battle Cry; or, With Washington at the Brandy-wine. 29 The Llh!'rty 31) '!'he T A berty 31 The Liberty 32 Tbe Liberty 33 The Liberty 34 The Liberty 35 The Liberty 3G The Liberty Ca11so?. Ro.vs' Wild Ride: or. A Dash to Save a Fort. Boys in a Fix; 01. Threatened by Reds and Whites. Boys' Big Contract; or, Holding Arnold ln Check Bo.vs Shadowed: or, After Di e l < Slater ror Revenge. Boys Dupe d : or, The F riend Who Was an Enemy. Boys' Fake Surrender; or, The Ruse That Succeeded. Boys' Signal: or, "At the ('lang or the Bell." Boys' Daring Work; or, Risking Life .::>r Liberty'a 37 The Liberty Boys' Prize, and How They Woo It. 31! The Liberty Roys' Plot: or. The Plan 'l'bat Woo. 3!l Tbe Liberty Boys' Great Haul: or, 'I'aklog Everything in Sight. 4 ') The Liberty Boys' Flush Times: or. Reveling in British Gold. 41 The f,lberty Boys ln a Snare: or, Almost Trappe d 4:! T!:le Liberty Ro.vs' Brave Rescue: or, In the ick or Time. 4.3 'l'be Liberty Boys' Big Day; or, Doing Business by Wholesale. 11 The Liberty Boys' Net; or, Catching the R e dcoats and 'ories. 45 The Llbeity Boys Worried: or, The Disappearnnce of Di c k Slater 411 'rlle Liberty Boys' lron Grip; or. Squeezing the ltedcoats. 17 'l'h e Liberty Roys' Success: or. Doing What rhey Set Out to Do. 18 'J' l 1 e f,iberty Boys' Sethack: o r Defeated. But Not Disgrnced 49 Liherty Boys in 'l'oryville: or, Di c k Slater' l <'entful Risi<. 50 '.rl1e Liberty Boys Arnused: or, Striking Strong Blows for Libert,;. :::1 Triumph; or, Reating the R e dcoats at 'heir 52 'l'he Liberty Do.l's' Scare: or. A Miss as Good as a Mile. 5:l Tlw Liberty Boys' Dan"'er: or. fl'oes o n All Sides. ;,4 'l'lle Lil>!'rty Boys' !<'ligh t : o r, A V ery Narrow U:scape. 55 The Liberty Boys' Strategy: or, Out-nenerallng the Elnerny. 56 The Liberty Boys' 'arm Work: or, Showing the How to lqght. 57 The Lillerty Boys' "Push"; or, Bound to Get There. 58 The Libe rty Boys' Desp erate Charge: or, With "'Ma d Anthou.v" at Stony Point fi9 The Liberty Boys' Justice, And now 'l'lley Dealt lt Ont. 60 'L'he Liberty Boys Bombarde d : or. A Very Warm 'rim 61 The Liberty Boys' Sealed Orders: or, Going it l:llind 62 The Liberty Boys' Oaring Stroke: or, With "Light-Horse Harn" at l:'aut11s Hook. fl3 The Liberty Boys' Lively Times: or, !I ere. Tb ere and rnv rywhere. !i4 'l'be Libe rty Hoys "Lone fland": or, l'igbting Against G1eal Odds. 6G The Libe rty Boys' ?; or, '!' h e Idol o f the Company. 66 The Liberty Boys' Wrath : or. Going for tb Redroats Roughshod. 67 The Liberty Uoys' Battle. for Life: or, The Hardest Strnggle or AIL 68 'l'be 1,rberty Boys' f,ost: or. 'l'b 'I'rap Tbat Did ot Work. 69 The Liberty Boys' "Jonah": or. 'l'he Youth Wl10 "'Queerep": or. H<"a t t th R e dcoats Like C half. Tt. The Liberty Boys' Uot 'L'irne": or. Lively Work in Old Virg


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