The Liberty Boys in a fix, or, Threatened by reds and whites

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The Liberty Boys in a fix, or, Threatened by reds and whites
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Moore, Harry
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_issued Wee!-lyBy Subscriplio11 $2.50 per year. 'E11tcrerl as Ser.011d C/a.,s MaUer ut tlte New York Post Olfic, Fcbr!J,{lry 4, 1001, by Frank Tou.sey. No. 30. NE'V YORI{, JULY 26, 1901. Price 5 Cents. "The .Indians and redcoats are all around us; we in a bad fix!" the scout said. "We have a chief and one of the British officers prisoners, said D i ck, "and we may b& able to make terms with our enemies ".


HE LIBERTY BOYS OF '76. Weekly Magazine Containing Stories of the Avierican Revolution JutH4 Weel:lr-Br Bllt"f>IC .. U .IO r-. iu S e cond Ola. Malter al tu NefD Y ori: N. Y ., Poat Ol'H, Fervaf"JI 4, 1901. -4'ng hi A o # of Oonq,.eu, '* the 11ear 1901, '8 lhe offcfl of tlM! o f O ongre,., WuMgfon, D 0., bl/ Fi, nk Toue11, 24 Uiffon 8 9ffGrf N et0 Y ori: No. 30. NEW YORK, JULY 26, 1901. P rice, 5 Cints. CHAPil'ER I. patriot army, as well as the most famous and successfcl ones. THE MESSENGERS. Such splendid work had they done that they had brought themselves .to the notice of the British commander-in-chief> "Say, it will seem nice to get home and see the General Howe. folks again." ''You are right, Bob." "Let's see, how long since we saw them, old man?" "Nearly eight months, Bob." ''That's a long time, eh?" "Yes; at least it has seemed a long time to me." "And to me. Say, the folks will be about as tickled as we will be, Diek." "I judge so." "I know a couple of girls who will be pleased, eh, old man?" Tills was said with a chuckle. "I hope so, Bob." "You 'hope so!' You know so, you rascal! Edith and Alice will be the happiest girls in all New York State when we ride up." "I guess you are right, Bob." Two youths were riding along a road leading northward toward Tarrytown, N. Y. They were handsome young fellows. They were bronzed and healthy looking as well. They wore citizen's clothing, but there was an air about them that betokened military training. These two youths were Dick Slater and Bob Estabrook, two of the most famous young fellows in the patriot army. Dick wai;; the captain of a band of youths known as "The Liberty Boys of '76." He and Bob had gotten up the company from among the neighbors boys, at the beginning of the war of the Revolution, and Dick had been made captain. Bob was his right-hand man, and they were almost in: separable. He had offered a standing reward of five hundred pounds. for the capture of either of the youths. They had done more to cause the British plans to carry than anything else that could be thought of. They had managed, again and again, to enter the lines of the British and discover the plans which were being made, or had been made. General Howe would have considered the youths cheap. at five hundred pounds apiece. But he had so been unable to catch and hold them. Dick had been captured once or twice, b had escaped: almost immediately. So for the past. Now for the present : Dick and Bob were bound for Albany. They were the bearers of. a message from General Wash ington, the commander-in-chiet of the patriot army, to. General Schuyler. In going from General Washington's heaJquarters down. in New Jersey, up to Albany, the youths could pass their own homes without going much out of their way. Their homes were a short distance north from Tarrytown. Their parents had lived on farms ever sincethe youths could remember. So Dick and Bob had grown up together. Another thing: Each of the youths had a sister. : Edith Slater and Alice Estabrook were about seventeen. years of age, and were two as sweet, pretty and lovable girls as could have been found in a year's search. Dick and Bob had fallen in love with each other's In this they evinced most commendable taste The youths had made themselves famous in other ways. The girls returned the youths' love. They had each done wonderful and valuable work as And in so doing they also evinced good taste, for there scouts and spies. were few brighter, more handsome, more manly, youths. They were the most trusted scouts and spies in the than Dick Bob.


THE LIBERTY BOYS IN A FIX. =================.::.============================ ======================== By riding hard the youths had gained several hours' time, The youths stood and listened to the chatter of the and intended to spend the time with their loved ones. two innocent and unsuspecting girls. They were now within a mile of Tarrytown, and as they came to a eomparatively smooth stretch of road they urged their horses to a swifter pace. They were soon at the outskirts of Tarrytown. They rode into the Tillage, and right on through. They had to slow up while riding up the steep hill, but were soon riding at good speed again. They rode rapidly the rest of the way, and twenty min utes later they came to a stop in front of a neat farm house, standing back perhaps fifty yards from the road. This was the home of Bob. Less than a quarter of a mile farther on, on the same side of the road, was another house, very much like this one in size and general appearance. This was the home of Dick. As the two reined up in front of Bob's home, the front door of the house opened and a couple of girls of perhaps seventeen of age emerged. They were talking and laughing, and had their atten tion turned to some flowers growing beside the house. They did not glance out toward the road at all. They turned toward the flowers and stooped o;er to look at them and smell the s;weet perfume. Their bl!-cks were thus toward the road. The youths had been on the point of calling out to the girls as they emerged from the house, but Bob made a gesture to Dick Iiot to do so. "Wait," he said, in a l9w tone, "let's give them a sur prise. They haTen't seen us." "All right," agreed Dick, eager for it himself. For the girls were Edith and Alice, the youths' sweet hearts. The youtP.s leaped quickly anq silently to the ground. Their well-trained animals would stand wherever left, so the youths did not have to tie them. It is an old saying that eavesdroppers never hear any good of themselves. This may be true, as a general rule. There are exceptions to all rules, however. And this was one of the times when it was an exception. The youths were the subject of the girls' remarks. "Goodness l Edith, how long bas it been since we heard from Dick and Bob?" she was remarking at that very in stant. "It has been four months, Alice." "Four months! It seems more like a year to me." "It has seemed file a long time sure. But it seems longer since the last time we saw them, Alice." "True. Oh, how I wish we might see them now!" "'What would you do?" Bob blurted this out in his usual impulsive manner. A scream went up from the two girls in unison. They had supposed themselves to be alone. They had no idea that any one was in hearing distance of them. They straightened up as they uttered the cries, and whirled around to see who had spoken. The instant they saw Dick and Bob they gave utterance to a single word-each of them, but the word was not the same. Edith exclaimed: "Bob!" Alice exclaimed : "Dick The youths gave the girls no time to say more. They leaped forward and seized the maidens in their arms. They held the girls tightly, and almost smothered them with kisses. But the girls did not try to get free. They did not seem to object to this kind of treatnient. Indeed, if the truth must be told, they seemed to rather like it. They walked quickly to the gate and opened it. They passed through, and then made their the graveled path. They threw their arms around the youths' necks and re way up turned the kisses, with interest. But this could not last forever, and presently the youths They had to tread carefully, to keep the loose stones and released the girls, who hastened to ask questions. gravel from rattling and betraying their approach. Where had the youths come from? The girls were so engrossed with 1.he flowers and with their conversation, however, that they were not likely to hear the youths unless they made considerable noisa This they did not intend to do. Where were they going? Had they come home on a visit? How long would they stay? Had they been wounded? 'l'h;y stole softly forward. These and a score more of questions were hurled at the When they were within ten feet of the maidens the youths youths. paused, having made a gesture to Bob to do so. I They did their best to answer, but it was more than they


THE LIBERTY BOYS IN A FIX. 3 fuld accomplish to answer all, so they answered such as could. While they were talking the door opened and a woman tepped out of doors. "How are you, mother, dear?" cried Bob, and he leaped forwa.rd and gave his mQther a hug and a kiss. I "Oh, Bob Is it indeed you?" his mother cried Then he burst into tears. "Yes, it is I, mother; and here's Dick. But what are you rying about ?" "Because I am 80 happy to see you boys back home again, ive and well, Bob," was the gentle, earnest reply; "they are tears of happiness." I Then Mrs. Estabrook greeted Dick, warmly. She knew thail Dick and Alice loved each other, and she was glad to see Dick because she knew how happy it made her daughter to see him. Then, too, she liked Dick very much, indeed. She had known him all his life, and knew he was a splendid young fellow, worthy of the love of any gill. Mrs. Estabrook had not much more than gotten through greeting Dick when Mr. Estabrook came arolilld the corner of the house. paused and stared at the little group in amazement. "Well, well!" he exclaimed. "Can it be possible that it is Bob and Dick? Why, you young rascals, where did you come from, anyway?" "From down in Jersey, father," replied Bob. "How are you?" "We are, and have all the time been well, my boy. How have you two been getting along?" "Finely, father. Don't we look it?" The man nodded. "I must admit that you look healthy, Bob." "Oh, you mustn't go 80 soon!" They uttered the cry simultaneously c\ .. "We must do that very thing," said Dick. "We are on our way to Albany, with a message from the commander-in chief to General Schuyler, and we have gained about three hours by hard riding, and we can stay here that long with out feeling as if we are stealing time." "Oh, so you are messengers, are you?" remarked Mr. Estabrook. "Yes," replied Dick; "and we promised to deliver the message by a certain date." "I understand. Well, we are very glad to have you with us even for a few hours, though, of course, we should be glad to have you for days instead of hours.'' None of the members of the party had noticed it, but when the youths had stated tb,at they were messengers, and were enroute for Albany with a message for General Schuyler, a man's face was stuck around the corner of the house and eager eyes were upon them, while every word was listened to with avidity. CHAPTER II. HOME AGAIN. The otllers all echoed the words of Mr. Estabrook. The youths knew the folks were speaking the truth. ; They were well aware of the fact that it would have given the folks great pleasure if they could have stayed weeks instead of only hours Suddenly Dick looked around. "I must hasten on over home and see mother," he ex"We are healthy, too, father!" declared Bob. "You just claimed. wait till you see us at the supper-table and then you'll Then, without waiting for more words, he set out on s33 so." It was now about four o'clock, and it was the youths' intentions to remain with their folks till nightfall, taking supper at home and then ride onward on their way. "How long going to stay with us?" asked Mrs. This was one ot the questions the girls had asked at the very first, but the youths had not answered it. Now, however, Dick said, quietly : can stay only a few hours, Mrs. Estabrook; we will take supper at our homes, and then as soon as nightfall comes we will have to be off." "What! Not going to stay longer than that?" A cry of dij>appointment went up from the two girls the run. He cut across the orchard, leaped the division fence an.d ran to the house where he lived all his life, until he left there to go into the patriot army. He paused at the door, which Wm! open. He glanced through the doorway. His mother was seated in a 10-W rocking-chair, gently rocking and sewing. Instinctively, seemingly, she :rea.fued that some one was at the doorway. She looked up. AR she saw and recognized Dick, a cry of joy escaped her. "Dick, my son!" "Mother!"


4 THE LIBERTY BOYS IN A FIX. Dick bounded through the doorway as his mother rose the house and walked to the edge of the timber, whi to her feet. c:ame up to within a short distance of the house. The next instant Dick held his mother in his arms and They sat down underneath the trees, the two coupl was hugging and kissing her. choosing trees some distance apart, and the hour that the If ever there was a happy woman it was Mrs. Slater. !>pent there was an hour of exquisite pleasure for the fou She held Dick off at arm's length and gazed into his face. At last, when it neared supper-time, they rose from t "I am so, so happy, Dick!" she murmured. .glad to see you again, alive and well." "I am so benches, with smothered sighs, and made their way slowl back to the house. "And I'm glad to see you, mother." And, indeed, he was, for Dick was one of those right minded sort of youths who love their parents. Unfortunately, Dick had no father to greet him. Mr. Slater had been killed soon after the beginning 0 itbe war. He was a strong patriot, and was, moreover, a fearless -one. He had always stated his views plainly, fearlessly ;and unreservedly The result was that he had been murdered-shot down in front of his own door by a band of Tory neighbors, who lrnd been angered by Mr. Slater's plain statements. Dick had been a witness of the shooting of his father, :and had rushed into the house, seized a rifle, and, then rushing out, he had shot and mortally wounded the man who had shot his father. Then Dick had clubbed the :rifle and had attacked the Tories, and so fiercely that they iled. Dick thought of all this now, and it was the one sad hour, Dick and Alice, and Bob and Edith left "l wish I could eat enough to last me a week," grinned Bob. "Say, Dick, it'll be a long time before we get an other chance tt> eat such a meal as this." "I judge you are right, Bob," smiled Dick. "This certainly heats army fare." l "Beats army fare I Well, I should say it does Good ness I turnips and water, girls !-that's army fare. Just0 think of it. How would you like to be and eatt army fare?" "I don't think I should like it," smiled Edith. "Nor I," from. Alice. At last all rose from the table. It wns evident that all did so reluctantly.


'l'HE LIBERTY BOYS IN A FIX. 5 .. The rea s on was obvious. n The youths had stated, when they first came, that they uld stay till after supper and would then have to ride iP.; and all f elt that getting up from the supper-table would the signal for the youths to make the move toward get l ng ready to start. l l The youths were in no hurry, however. They hated to start a3 badly as the rest hated to have em start. They remained half an hour longer, after they had fin hed eating, and talked. Then they rose and said they would have to be going. "Don't go yet!" pleaded Edith. "No, you don't have to hurry!" from Alice. I "You mustn't try to persuade the boys to stay longer ' they think they ought to, girls," said Estabrook; they are on an important mission, you know." "It's important that they should not leave here in such short time, papa," smiled Alice. Dick laughed. He understood his companion, thoroughly. "Edith seemed glad to see you, I will admit," Dick re marked. "And how about Alice being glad to see you? I wouldn't say anything if I were you, old man!" "Oh, I guess she was, Bob! Indeed, I know she was." "Now you are telling the truth, and nothing but the truth, Dick." The youths rode onward at a gallop. Their horses were now comparatively fresh. Then, too, the youths were familiar with the road. They had traveled it before. They had gone perhaps two miles when just as they reached the top of a hill Dick gave utterance to an exc.:lamation "What is it, Dick?" asked Bob .. "I thought I saw some horsemen over on top of yonder The time had come, however, and the youths met the hill, Bob." sue bravely. "Is that so?" Their army experience had taught them this. They left the house, and, accompanied by Mr. Estabrook, ent to the stable and got their horses. They brought the hor ses around in front of the house, then called to the folks to come out and bid them "Yes." "Let's stop and take a look." The youths reined up their horses. 'rhey peered across the hollow, and kept their eyes fixed on the top of the hill. They did not s e:: anything, however, and presently Dick Mrs. Estabrook, Mrs. Slater, Alice and Edith came out, f'aid: l OW; c It was rather hard to have to take leave of their lo d nes, but the youths did so. "Perhaps my eyes deceived me, after all." They looked for a few moments longer. "If il was anybody, who could it be, do you think, Dick?" They kissed their mothers, their sisters and their sweetasked Bob. earts and th e n shook hands with Mr. Estabrook. Then they mounted their horses and rode away. It was just coming on dark. It was not yet so dark but what it was possible to see ome little di s tance, and the youths turned in their saddles when they were a couple, of hundred yards down the road and waved their hands to their loved ones. Then they urged their horse$ forward at a gallop. "Well, we've had a nice time, Di c k," said Bob, with a igh. J "Yes, Bob. We have had a v e ry nice time, indeed. I only wish we might have been enabled to stay two or hree days." "So do I, old man. Say, the girls were glad to see us, eren't they?" "They certainly seemed to be, Bob." 'Certainly seemed to e !' Bob's tone was scornful to a degree. "That would be hard to say, Bob." "Do you think there are any redcoats around here?" "I don't know. That is a question which I cannot answer." "Well, whoever they were, if they should try to tackle us we could hold our own, I reckon." "I suppose so, Bob-provided there were not too many of them." "We'll risk there being too many. to be a lot of them." There would have "We'll ride on, Bob," said Dick. "I think we had better keep a sharp lookout, though, when we get to the top. of that hill." "AU right; we'll keep a sharp lookout, Dick, and if I get my eyes on any one who looks like a redcoat, I shall pink him with a bullet!" The youths rode forward.


6 THE LIBERTY BOYB IN A FIX. They rode down the hill, on the top of which they had paused. They crossed a low place and then started up the other hill. As they nea:i:ed the top they slackened the speed of the horses. They rode very slowly. Dick was pretty sure he had seen horsemen outlined against the horizon, and he did not wish to allow himself and comrade to be taken unawares, in case there was an ambush ahead of them. Dick could not think that there were redcoats in the vicinity, yet it was possible, he knew. Therefore there was need for caution. Presently they reached the top of the hill. As they had not been accosted, the youths began to think their fears had been groundless. They paused and listened for a few moments. They could not hear a sound. Everything was quiet; not a sound could be distin guished. "I guess the coast is clear," said Bob, in a low tone; "don't you think so, Dick?" "I guess so, Bob." "Then, let's go on." "Very well; but be watchful, Bob. We may run into a trap, if we are not careful." "I am going to have my pistol in my hand, Dick. If any fellow bobs up in front of me he will bob down again, unless I am mightily mistaken !" "I shall have a pistol in readiness, too, Bob." The two rode slowly forward. The road in front sloped downward. They made their way along. There were trees on either side. This made it quite dark in the road. Had there been a party wishing to ambush the youths, here would have been a fine place for the work, Dick thoughL This made him keep a sharp lookout. He did not think any men could get to the side of his horse so quickly as to make it impossible for him to get away. He was to find that for once he was wrong, however. The youths had gotten perhaps halfway down the hill when they were suddenly treated to an unpleasant surprise. Something caught them across their chests and jerked them off the backs of the horses I CHAPTER III. PRISONERS. The something was a rope. It had been stretched across the road purposely. Those who had tied the rope there had succeeded .. their purpose. Dick an.Q. Bob had not been expecting anything like tru They were taken wholly surprise and were off the.i horses and fiat on their backs, in the middle of the roa almost before they could realize what had happened. t As they fell, dark forms rushed out from among the tre10 Then a dozen men leaped upon the youths befo they could rise to their feet. Dick and Bob had been somewhat jarred and confu& by their fall, and the peculiar manner in which it hti, been caused, so were not in a condition to offer as effectil .resistance as they otherwise might have done. They did the best they could, however. They itarted in to struggle. The youths were strong, athletic fellows, but were at a terrible disadvantage. Had they succeeded in gaining their feet before the me reached them they would have put up a strong fight. r But the men were upon them before they could do sc: The result was what might have been expected. The youths were overpowered with comparative ease ant quickness. lmost before they knew it they were prisoners. The men had come well prepared. They had brought some short pieces of rope with whic\ they bound the youths' arms. u A couple of the fellows took the bridle reins and leen the youths,. horses into the edge of the timber, the othe 1 men following, with the prisoners in their midst. They followed a sort of path which wound through t.h timber. They seemed perfectly fa m iliar wit h the path, for theJ had no difficulty in following it, dark as it was. .ll They kept on for perhaps ten minutes. Then they came out into an open space about an ac in extent. At the farther side of the op e n space stood a log cabi11 The little party walked across the open space and pause4:, in front of the cabin. One of the men lighted a torch. This had been prepared, also, in advance. The torch blazed up revealing the features of the youths captors.


THE LIBERTY BOYS IN A FIX ..:pick took a quick survey of the men's faces. wished to see if he knew any of them. glance was to show him that he did. "I see you," replied Dick, quickly. "Oh, ye do I" "Yes." He recognized three or four of them. They were Tory neighbors who had lived d Bob's home for years. "We couldn't very well help it," said Bob; "seeing as near Dick's how you have stuck your ugly mug right in our faces." In fact, three of the men had been in the party that ld come to Diek's home on that terrible morning when : r. Slater had been shot dead in his own dooryard. One of these, an ugly-faced ruffianly looking fellow, J ose name was Hank Jones, had, Dick remembered, made Feats that he would avenge the death Hank Scroggs, te Tory who had shot Dick's father, and whom Dick had ortally wounded, with a bullet from his father's rifle, a moments later. Hank Jones and Hank Scroggs had been near neighbors. They had been men of the same type, both ruffians by ture. They had been known as "the two Hanks,'' and had en engaged in many a shady transaction together. They had been the leaders of the Tory element of the cinity, since the beginning of the war, up to the time at Scroggs met his death. Then Jones had become the leader. He and his be.nd of Tories had committed numerous de edations in the vicinity. Of course, they had selected patriot families, al ways. '!'hey would decide upon a certain family, and wov.ld sit the family's home in the dead of the night and take erything they could lay hands on. Dick was well aware of this. Only that evening, at the supper-table, he had made in1iries regarding this matter, and had been told all about e manner in which Jones and. his gang had been carry g matters in such hjgh-handed fashion. Knowing that Jones and his gang were very much on e desperado order, Dick realiz e d that he and Bob were considerable danger. He did not let on that he recognized Jones, however. He made up his mind to let Jones and his gang take e initiative. He would let them do the leading and he would govern s talk and actions by theirs. The fellows who had led the horses tied them to trees ust back of the cabin, and then rejoined the other mem ers of the gang. Jones approached the youths. He paused right in front of Dick. He looked the youth straight in the eyes. "Look at me," he said. ) "You shut up!" growled Jones. "Nobody was tal1.."in' to ye." "I guess you're right about that," said Bob, coolly; "from the looks of you, I should judge that you are as near like .nobody as any one could be." A growl of anger esaaped the' Tory leader. Something t1-,t sounded very much like an imprecation escaped his lips. He drew his big fist back as if about to strike Bob The youth did not flinch. He held his head perfectly still and gazed straight into the man's eyes. "I'll knock the head off of ye, ye sassy young scoundrel, ef ye don't keep thet mouth of your'n shet I" the ruffian growled. "Oh, of course," said Bob; "that would be just like you. You're about courageous enough to hit a fellow whose hands are tied. You know he can't strike back." The man oosita.ted. He seemed to be on the point of striking Bob, but presently thought better of it. He dropped his arm to his side. Then he turned his attention to Dick. "Ever see me before?" he asked. "Oh, yes," replied Dick, "I've seen you before." "Ye know me, then?" "Yes, I know you." "Who am I?" "A candidate for the hangman's noose," interpolated Bob. Dick made a gesture for Bob t-0 remain silent. "You are Hank Jones." "That's right. An' I used ter have er p;ud. His name was Scroggs. Do ye remember him ?" Jones' tone was fierce and threatening. A peculiar glint came into Dick's eyes His face hardened. His tone was even and calm, however, as he said: "Yes, 1 remember Hank Scroggs." "I should think ye would." This was said in a significant tone of voice. "You are right," remarked Dick, in a voice that was coldly calm. "The scoundrel killed my father." "An' ye killed Hank I" The man's tone ':as hoarse from anger.


8 THE LIBERTY BOYS IN A FIX. "And I'm glad of it!" For, even though they were now apparently in desper There was a fierceness in Dick s tone thitt showed straits, Dick was figuring on making their escape. he meant what he said. as," said Jones, in re s p o m e to last remark, "Yer glad uv et, ye say?" did sw'ar thet I would hev revenge, an' I allus keeps "I am." "Glad that ye murdered Hank, air ye?" "I did not murder him." "Ye didn't?" "I did not." "I don't know what ye would call et, then." "I was justified in killing him; I simply did my duty. He was the murderer, for he shot my fatlar down without cause or provocation." "Thet may be the way ye look at et." "It certainly is the way I look at it. I have never had the least qualm of conscience on account of having killed the man. He was a murderer and deserved death: I was simply the executioner." "Waal, ye kin look at et enny way ye want to. I don't look at et thet way." "I suppose not." "I sartinly don't. Hank wuz my pard. Ye killed him, an' I swore I would have revenge." The man's tone was fierce. He glared at Dick, ferociously. "So I understood," remarked Dick, quietly. "I heard that you had threatened that you would have revenge on me for killing your friend." If Dick was alarmed, he did not show it. And doubtless he was alarmed. word. I hev been a long time gittin aroun to et, but l got ye now, an' afore I git through with ye, I think en body would be willin' ter acknqwledge thet I've bed e yenge, good and plenty." There was a deadly ring to the man's voice now, tl proved he meant what he saii(:l. g Dick did not quail. He met the man's gaze calmly and unflinchingly. "You seem to have the whip hand now," be said. "I l in yolll' hands, a prisoner, and nothing to prev( e you from doing as you please with me." 'c "Thet's one time ye told the truth. I've got ye wl' I kin do what I please with ye, an' ye bt thet I am goin' to please ter git squar' with ye for killin' Hank." "What are you going to do with me?" "Whut am I goin' ter do?" "Yes," "Waal, I hevn't decided yit. We hev er little sumthi else ter do first, an' then I ll make up my mind." He turned to his men. "Dick, you and Bill s'arch them young fellers," be 0'1 dered. "S'arch thct one," pointing to Dick, "keerfully; think ye'll find a bit uv paper in his inside coat pocket th General Clinton,

THE LIBEH'l'Y BOYS l.N A FIX. 9 CHAPTER IV. HELP ARRIVES WHEN LEAST EXPECTED. CL The man who \l'aS searching Dick plunged his hand into e inside pocket of Dick's coat. When he withdrew his hand it held a folded paper. 1i "Here's ther dockyment, Hank," he said. "Ye wuz :ght about et." Jones stepped forward and took the paper out of the nan's hand. He held it near the light and read the address. "I can't st1y that I like the feel of it very well. I should judge, howeveu, that it feels about the same that it will feel to you when the hangman puts the noose around your neck." A curse escaped the fellow. "Ye think yer smart, don t ye?" he growled. "No, I can t say that I do. You asked me a question and I simply answered it, that is all." "Thefs all right. Ye think yer smart, but I'll take some uv ther smartness out uv yer." "Perhaps so." "There hain't no perhaps erbout et. I'm ergoin' ter hang ye. I swore thet I would hev revenge <:>n yer fur killin' "This is et, shure enough," he said. "Et's addressed Hank, an I m ergoin' ter do et." er Gineral Schuyler, but instid uv goin' ter Gineral "lt seems to be within your power to do so, if you 'chuyler et will go ter Gineral Olin ton." Jones t;huckled as he said this. He l o oked at Dick to see how the youth liked it. Dick did not like it at all. choose." "Yer right, an' I'm ergoin' ter string ye up right erway, an' hev done with et." He looked around. He did not allow the state of his feelings to show in his "There's er limb thet will do first rate," he remarked. ,xprcss i on, however. 'fhen to the two fellows, who had Dick by the arm, he Dick vas determined they should not have that pleasure. said: Jones stuck the paper in his pocket and watched the nen as they proceeded with the search. ThQ h1'0 fellows rifled Dick' and Bob's pocket.:; and lso relieved them of their pistols. When this had been done, Jones turned to one of the en and said: "Bill, go get that rope." Tha man spoken to opened the door of the cabin and ntt:red. A few moments later he reappeared. In his hand he held a coil of rope. Ile handed the rope to Hank Jones. J 011es uncoiled the rope. Then, slowly and deliberately, he proceeded to rig a hangman's noose. When he had finished he stepped forward and placed the noose around Dick's neck. He adjusted the noose so that the knot was under Dick's left ear. He pulled up on the rope hard enough so that it choked Dick slightly. "How do you like ther feel of that?" Jones asked. He l e ered at Dick as he spoke. Dirk kne w that the fellow was trying to inspire him with a feeling of terror, and then gloat over him. The youth was determined to afford the scoundrel no $atisfaction whatever. Ro he answered, coolly and calmly: "Lead him over under thet limb, boys." The men obeyed. Jones walked in advanoo and carried the rope. The limb wa:> about twelve feet from the ground. Jones made an expert cast and threw the rope over the limb. He pulled the rope down until it was drawn taut. "'l'his way, a half dozen of ye!" he called to the men. li'ive or six of the men hastened forward. "Take hold of this rope Jones ordered. The men obeyed. Jones looked at Dick, with a triumphant leer. A ferocious glare was in hi!j. eyes: Dick met the nan's look unflinchingly. The youth re::... i zed that he was in deadly danger. He knew that the Tory leader was in earnest. Dick felt that unless help came the fellow would surely hang him. But where was help to come from? Dick could think of no possible direction from which aid might rome. It seemed to him as if, for once, he and his comrade haO. gotten into a difficulty from which there was no escape. Things looked dark. &:ill he did not despair. Youth and hope go hand in hand. Dick was young, and had had so many narrow escapes during the time that he had been acting as messenger


10 THE LIBERTY BOYS IN A FIX. and spy, that he would not give up until the last moment. Something might turn up. For several minutes Dick had been busily at work trying to loosen the bonds which bound his arms. He had succeeded in loosening the ropes slightly, but not sufficient to allow of his withdrawing his hands. If he could succeed in freeing his arms he would make a desperate attempt to escape. He feared that he would not be able to accomplish this, however. Then Bob gave vent to another cry. "Help! help! :M:urder I Help I" "Stuff something in the fool's mouth!" cried Jones. ''Or hit him over the head with a pistol butt. Put a stop to his howling, somehow. If there s anybody within a mile, they'll hear him." One of the fellows drew a handkerchief from his pocket and stuffed it in Bob's mouth. The other-the one who had been bitten-drew his pistol and struck Bob a fairly hard blow on the head. And Bob? "Thet's fur a warnin'," he said. "Open yer head agin, When the rope was placed around Dick s neck and the an' I'll hit ye so hard ye won' t know ennything fur an men led him over and placed him underneath the limb, Bob hour." struggled like a madman. He kicked, jerked, lunged and even bit at the men holding him. He did not utter a word. He simply gritted his teeth and fought like a demon. Had his arms been free the two fellows who had hold of him would have more than had their hands full. They would not have been able to hold him. With his arms bound, however, they were able to keep him under control. When Bob found that be could not free himself, he de sisted. He realized that it was useless to tire himself out when he was unable to accomplish anything. By this time the men had taken hold of the rope -and everything was in readiness for the tragedy which was seemingly about to be enacted. A sudden thought came to Bob. Why not call out for help? It might be possible that some one would be within hearing distance and come to their assistance. Of course, this was only a bare possibility, but the chance was worth taking. Bob filled his lungs with air, and then suddenly called out: "Help I help! Murder! Help!" Curses escaped Hank Jones and several of his men. Cries of consternation escaped several of the others. "Stop that fool s mouth!" cried Jones. "Don't let him howl like that any more." One of the men who were holding Bob, placed his hand over the youth's mouth. Then he suddenly gave vent to an unearthly howl. "Ouch! Oh! Curses on ye, ye young tiger cat!" he Of course, Bob could not yell again. Luckily, however, it_ was not necessary th a t h e s hould do so. Although he did not know it, of c ourse, his yells had already done the work. The road which the youths had been following, when captured, was not more than a hundred and fifty yards distant from the cabin. At the moment that Bob gave utterance to he first cry for help, a party of horsemen was riding along the ro ad. There were perhaps twenty in the party. They were headed northward. As the cry for help reached them, one of their number cried out : "Halt What was that?" "Some one calling for help," said one of the men. "Which direction did it seem to come from?" "From over toward the right-hand side, it seemed to me." "I thought it came from that direction. Let's listen a moment; maybe we will hear it again." They listened a few moments. Then they heard the cry again. The trampling of the horses' feet had partially droWl}ed the sound the first time. This time, however, there was nothing to interfere, so they heard the cry quite plainly._ They had no difficulty in determining the direction from which the cry came. "DismoWlt," said the leader. "We must see what is going on, and can make our way through the timber bett e r afoot than on horseback." As the leader spoke he leaped to the ground. The other men followed suit. They led their horses to one sitle and tied them to tree s cried. "Ye've bit my hand half in two!" "Come," said the leader, "follow me and make as little Bob had jerked his head back a:ijd bitten thP fellow's noise as possible." hand, causing him to it away in a hurry. The men stole away through the timber.


THE LIBERTY. BOYS IN A FIX. ii4111 The leader had kept the direction well in mind, and seeIDd to have no difficulty in making his way toward the point from which the ery had sounded. HE'. did not hesitate at all, but moved confidently forward. They did not move very rapidly, but the distance was not great, so it took them only a comparatively short time to reach the edge of the opening in the timber. They paused and took a survey of the situation. By the light of a torch, which one of the Tories held, the newcomers were enabled to see what was going on. They saw the group beneath the limb of the tree. They could see that one of the members of the group was a prisoner. They saw that his arms were bound together behind his back, that a rope was around his neck and that the rope had been thrown over the limb. They saw that a number of the men had hold of the end of the rope. It was not difficult, therefore, to understand matters. 'fhey realized that some one was about to be hanged. At the distance they could not distinguish faces, so had nothing to go by to enable them to form a judgment as to the merits of the affair. For aught they knew to the contrary, the prisoner might "The time has come, Dick Slater," he said, in a fierce, deadly tone. "Ye killed my pard, Hank Scroggs. I swore I'd have revenge on ye, if ever I got ther an' now ther chance has come. I hev ye in my power, an' I'm gain' ter hang ye I" 'fhe leader of the party of men, hidden by the darkness, gave a start as he heard Dick's name. "Can it be possible it is Dick!" he-exclaimed to himself. "Jove! I'm glad we got here in time to save his life. That scoundrel Jones would have hanged him, sure enough." "You seem to have it all your own way, Hank Jones," said Dick. "You have me in your power and can hang and I cannot help myself. There is one thing, however, which you can put in your pipe and smoke it, and that is this : I do not fear death. One has but one time to die, and I am not afraid to die; but I have two regrets, one, and the main one, is that I shall be unable to do any further work for the great cause of Liberty. The other is, that I should lose my life in such a manner and at the hands of such a scoundrel as you!" Dick's closing words were brought out with 11n energy and fierooness that caused Jones to wince and shrink, thick hided though he was. be a horsethief or murderer. "So yer bound to be sassy ter ther last, air ye?" he He might deserve a hanging, twice over. growled "Well, ye won't be that way much longer. I'll Then, again, he might be an honest man and his captake that out uv ye in about ten seconde." tors might be scoundrels. he turned to the men holding the rope. In the latter case the leader of the second party felt "Up with him!" he ordered. "Pull! an', mind ye, don't that it would be the duty of himself and comrades to let go uv ther rope till I tell ye!" interfere and save the person's life. But how were they to know? There was only one way to find out. That was by advancing and getting close enough so that they could see the faces of the prisoner and his captors, and, if possible, hear what was said. This would enable them to get at the rights of the matter. The leader gave the order to advance. He gave the order, in a low tone, to the man beside him, this man communicated it to the one next to him, he to the next, and so on until all had received the order. Then they stole forward across the open spacQ. They made icarcely any noise at all. As they were shielded by the darkness, they had no The men heaved back on the rope, but just before Dick was lifted from the ground there came an interruption. "Hold, you cowardly scoundrels!" cried a loud, ringing voice. "Let go of that rope, or you are dead men!" Then came the rush of many feet. A score of dark forms leaped forth out of the darkness and pounced upon the amazed and startled Tories. CHAPTER V. THE MESSAGE DELIVEllED. The Tories had not been expecting anything of this difficulty in approaching to within a few_ yards of the kind, hence were taken entirely by surprise. party under the limb of the tree. Being taken thus added greatly to the terro:r of the When as near as they thought they dared venture, they situation. to a stop. The men let go of the rope and took to their heels. They listened, attentively, to what was being said. They had but followed the example set by their leader, At that moment Hank Jones began addressing Dfok. however.


2 THE LIBERTY BOYS IN A FIX. Like most bullies and men 0 their stripe he was a away from me and put it in his pocket. He has it now. coward at heart. He was the first man to run. He broke and fled at the top of his speed. The two Tories who were holding Bob let go 0 him and took to their heels. So quickly did the Tories disappear that the newcomers did not get a chance to inflict any damage upon them. They seemed determined to get some satisfaction out of it, however, for they drew their pistols and fired a vol ley into the darkness, in the direction taken by the Tories. They never learned whether or not any of the shots took effect. They heard one or two cries as of pain, however, so judged that one or two of the bullets had done some good. The leader of the party hastened to Dick's side. He took the noose from around Dick's neck and then drawing a knife severed the rope binding Dick's arms. Jove! I don't know what to do." "What message was it?" asked Tom Morris. "It was a message to General Schuyler." "From General Washington?" "Yes." "And Jones took it away from you?" ''Yes; and now I don't know what to do. He is gone and I don't know where to look for him." As Dick spoke, Bob stepped forward to a point a few feet beyond where the torch lay and picked up somet hing from o:ff the ground. "Here it is, Di ck !" he exclaimed. "Here's the message. It must have dropped out 0 that ellow's pocket when he started to run away." A gfance was all that was needed to assure Dick that Bob spoke the truth. The paper which Bob had picked up was indeed the The Tory who had held the torch had thrown it down mes&age. Doubtless Jones had not placed the paper in his pocket as he fled, but it gave considerable light from where it lay on the ground. "Well, well, Dick, is it you!" exclaimed the man, taking Dick's hand and shaking it, heartily. "I'm glad to see you, but sorry that I found you in such a difficulty." "Why, it's Tom Morris!" exclaimed Dick. "I guess you'll have no trouble in believing me when I tell you that I'm glad lo Se you, Tom." "You're right, Dick; I can well believe that you are glad to sec me." "Indeed, I am. I am sure that had you not put in an appearance just when you dicl, I should be a dead boy at this very moment." "There can be no doubt 0 it. Hank Jones would do anything." securely, and when he leaped away so suddenly the paper fell out of pocket. At any rate, he had lost it and it was agai n in Dick'" possession, so all was well. Dick placed the message careully in his pocket. Then he turned to Tom Morris. "How happens it that you came along just at this time, Tom?" he asked. '"We were out looking for Hank Jone s and his gang, Dick." "Oh, that was it!" "Yes; they have been doing so much mean work around this neighborhood that we have decided to put a stop to it." ''I hope you will s ucceed." "I hope so, too. And now that we have started in, we "Yes. He ha s a grudge against me for the reason that I shall not stop until we have succeeded." killed his friend, Hank Scroggs." Afier some further comersation the party made its way "I know, Dick; I heard all about that at the time. He toward the road. came very near making his words good, too." The members of the party that had come to Dick s r e scue "Yes, but a miss is as good as a mile." By this time Bob's arms bad been freed. "We had better be getting away from here, I think,' ; said Tom Morris. "The first thing we know those scoundrels will sneak back here and :fire a volley at us." "That's right," agreed Dick. "Wait till Bob and I get our horses." The youths started to where their horses were tied, but suddenly Dick paused and gave utterance to a cry of con sternation 1rcre patriot farmers who lived in the vicinity. They had been forced to club together and sta1i on a campaign against Hank Jones and his gang of Tories. This they had been forced to do in self-protection. As it had turned out, it was lucky for Dick ancl Bob that they hatl been forced to do so. All mounted their horses. Then they set out in a northerly direction. "We'll go with you quite a ways, Dick," said Morris. "Jones ancl his g ang might waylay you again and r ecap "The message!" he "That scoundrel took it' ture you."


'l'HE LIBERTY A FIX. "Thank you," said Dick; "we shall be glad to have you 'l'hen General Schuyler asked the youths regarding their accompany us as a bodyguard. lt is important that this 1rip from New Jersey. message be delivered on time, and I don't want to be deThe three talked perhaps half an hour, and then after a layed again." brief period of silence, General Schuyler said: The party rode on at a fairly rapid gait. "The commander-in-chief wrote me, in the message Morris and his men remained with Dick and Bob or wh_ich you brought, to the effect that in case I wished, you an hour, at least. two young men might remain with me for a little while "I don"t i.hink there is any danger that we might be and render me such assistance as may be within your delayed, now," said Dick, presently, "so you need not go any farther, Tom." "I guess you will be safe now, Dick, so I judge that we power." "\Ve shall be pleased to do anything that we can do, General Schuyler," said Dick, promptly. may as well stop." "Thanks, Dick. I knew, judging from what I have Dick and Bob bade Morris and his nien good-by, and then always heard of you, that you would be glad to do so." rode onward, the others turning back. The youths met with no further adventures during the trip to Albany, which point they reached late the following evening. They inquired the way to the headquarters of General Schuyler. They were soon there. They entered the house and were ushered into the presence of the general. The youths had never seen General Schuyler, so they regarded him with considerable interest. They saw an old, white-haired man, thin-faced, but kindly looking. .. Is this General Schuyler?" asked Dick. "It is," was the reply. "And you?" 'I nm Dick Slater, and this is my friend, Bob Esta brook. We are messengers from the commander-in-chief." "Ah, Dick! I have heard of you, and of your friend, as well," exclaimed General Schuyler. "I am indeed glad to see you!" Then he shook hands, heartily, with both youths. General Schuyler was silent for a few moments, and presently he said: "There is much trouble all up and down the valley of the Mohawk. Thayendanegea, the Scourge, has been com nutting depredations, has been murdering, pillaging, burning; he has caused a reign of terror. It might be possible that yon can aid me in putting a stop to this work." "We shall be only too glad to try, sir," said Dick. "That is right," agreed Bob. "I have a company of cavalry here," said the general, ''and if it had the right kind of a commander it would Le able to do good work, I am sure The captain o.f the company was wounded and is unable to get out, and there is no one else to t!lke his place. If you, Dick, would do so I should be glad to have you take command and go up the valley and see what you could do with Thayendanegea and his horde of red butchers." ''I shall be only too glad to accept the command, sir," t.aid Dick, eagerly. I 'Good! Just as soon as you have had sufficient rest you shall on the expedition." Dick drew the paper from his inside pocket. "We won't need very much rest." "Here is the message, General Schuyler," he said. "You should take two or three days' rest, anyhow." The general took it from Dick's outstretched hand. "One day will be sufficient, General Schuyler; in fact, "Be seated," he said. "Excuse me while I read the a good night's Bleep will put us in good shape, and if it message." is important that this expedition be started at as early "Certainly," replied Dick. :i date as possible, we will be ready to start in the morning." He and Bob seated themselves. "Day after to-morrow will be plenty soon enough, Dick. General Schuyler also took a seat, and opening the mes'l'hat will give you two full nights' rest, and to-morrow sage read it. you can put in in getting acquainted with the men who When he had finished he folded the message and placed are to be under you." it in a drawer of his desk. "Just as you say, General Schuyler. We will do as you "Very well; very good," he said, as i'f half to himself. Then he turned his attention to Dick and Bob. He asked the many questions regarding the situation of the patriot forces down in New Jersey, etc., etc., and Dick answered to the best of his ability. say." After some further conversation, General Schuyler asked the youths if they had bad their supper. Dick said that they liad not yet had their suppers. ''Thl'Il you must dine with me," said General Schuvler.


s e 14 THE LIBERTY BOY.S IN A FIX. "I had just finished my supper before you came; I will order the table to be reset, and there will be plenty of fciod, I am confident." "You need not go to that trouble," said Dick. "We will go to a tavern and get our supper." But Schuyler insisted, and the result was that the youths took supper in Schuyler's dining-room. The general invited them to remain at his house, but they decided not to do so; and, thankll;tg him for his kind invitation, made their way to a tavern not very far distant and engaged a room. The youths had no baggage, so there was no necessity of going to their room at once. They were tired, however, so did not delay long, and went to bed rather early. The youths put in the next day getting acquainted with the members of the company of dragoons, which Dick They were coming up the cross street. The sound of voices could be heard also. Then a party of men came in view. There were perhaps a dozen men in the party. They were conversing in rather guarded tones. There was something in the fellows' aci'.ions that attract ed Dick's attention and caused him to become suspicious. Then, too, he heard one of the men mention the name of Schuyler. This of it.self was sufficient to excite interest in Dick's mind. Who could the men be? Why were they talking of General Schuyler? If they were patriots and friends, of course there could be no harm in their discussing General Schuyler. But what if they were not patriots and friends ? Somehow, Dick became imbued with the idea that they was to command. were not. Nearly all the men had heard of Dick Slater, and were "Let's follow them, Bob," he whispered. glad to know that he was to be their commander on the "What for, Dick? Do you think--" expedition. "I don't think anything, Bob, but I more than half All necessary preparations for the expedition were made suspect those fellows are up to some wicked scheme." during the day, as it was-intended to start early next morn"All right, Dick, let's follow them." ing. The youths stole after the men. After supper that e,-ening Bob suggested that they go '11he street was not very well lighted. out and take a look at the city. Therefore, it was easy to follow without being in danger "We've been busy all day, Dick/' said Bob, "and haven't of being discovered. had time to see the place. Let's go out and circulate The men made their way along a distance of two blocks, around for an liour or so, anyway." in the direction they had been going, and then turned to "All right, Bob, I'm agreeable." the left and went down toward the river. The youths then left the tavern and walked away, down They paused when they reached a large, ramshackly the street. looking building a couple of hundred feet from the river. Their desire to take a turn about the city was destined The building did not look like a residence. to have important results. CHAPTER VI. DICK AND BOB DO SOME SIIA.DOWING. The youths walked down the street a couple of blocks, and then they turned to the right and made theil' way down toward the river. When they were al>out a block from the river, and just It had more the appearance of an old, deserted factory. it was a large building, but there was not the least sign of a light to be seen anywhere. This, of course, made it have a deserted appearance. When the men paused in front of this building the youths paused also. They were eager to see what the men intended doing. The youths heard one of the men rap OJl. the door. A few moments later the door opened. The men passed through the doorway and disappeared from sight. '.rhen the door was closed again. t: before they reached the corner a't the cross street, Dick sud denly clutched Bob by the shoulder and pulled him back "Well, we've run them to their hole, Dick," said Bob. "So it seems, Bob." "Listen whispered Dick. Footsteps sounded close at hand. "What are you goin'g to do next?" "I am going to enfer that building." "You want to find out what is going on in there, eh?"


THE LIBERTY BOYS IN A FIX. 15 "Yes." "Well, I must acknowledge that I have s01p.e ouriosity regarding the matter myself. I'm for getting in, if we can." "We must get in, Bob." "But how are we to do it?" At the lower edge it was perhaps twelve feet from the ground. Dick was confident that if they could once get on this roof they could easily climb it. They would make the trial, anyway. At a little distance stood a fairly good-sized tree. "That's the question. We must find a way, however." Several of the limbs, as Dick noticed, extended out over "Well, you :find the way and when you go in I'll be right lhe roof of the shed. with you." "All right; come along." The two advanced until they were in front of the build-ing and then paused. Dick cautiously tried the door. It was locked. This did not surprise Dick, however. Nor was he particularly disappointed. He had expected to find the door locked. "Try a window," whispered Bob. They made their way along the side of the building to where there was a window. Dick tried the window. It was fast. "Let's keep on searcipng," whispered Bob; "perhaps we will find a window, after a while, that will open." They made their way to still another window. It, like the other one, was fast. Again the youths moved forward, and, reaching the end of the building, turned the and moved along thaf side of the building. There were four windows on this side, but all of them were fast. Not one could bQ raised. Presently they reached the next corner of the building, and, turning, found themselves at the rear. There was a door and several windows at the rear, but all were fast. Not one could be budged. Presently the youths paused and stood still, taking stock of the situation. "It begins_ to look as if we were not going to get in, Dick," said Bob, in a low tone. "You are right, Bob; but we must get in, somehow." Dick took several steps backward and looked up at the building. He now noted, for the first time, the fact that there was a one tory shed-like addition to the building at the rear. The roof of this part of the building sloped, but was not so very steep. The means of reaching the roof of the shed was close at hand. "Come!" whispered Dick. He made his way to the tree. Bob followed. Dick quickly climbed up into the tree. Bob did the same. Dick then cautiously made his way out on the limb. When he had reached a point well out over the roof of the shed he cautiously lowered himself. He held to the limb until he had secured a good footing on the roof, and then he let go and climbed slowly and carefully upward till he came to the main building. He reached it at a point where there was a wind9w. Dick lost no time in trying the window. To his great satisfaction he had no trouble in opening the window. He looked around and saw that Bob was following. The night was fairly dark, but he could make out Bob's outlines at the which separated them. A few moments later Bob was at Dick's side. Good he whispered. "You've got a window opened at last." "Yes, there is nothing to hinder us from entering now, Bob. Follow me and make as little noise as possible." Dick climbed through the window. Bob followed suit. 'rhey were now in intense darkness. Dick realized that they would have to be very careful. They were in strange territory. There was no knowing what they might run into. Dick did no{ hesitate, however. He moved slowly and cautiously forward. It was necessaJ"y that he should do so as he virtually had to feel his way. Bob kept close behind him. Dick had not gone far when he came to a wall. He turned to the right and moved along the wall. Presently he eame to a door. He took hold of the knob and turned it. The door came open. Dick crawled through the open doorway.


1 16 THE LIBER'l'Y BOYS IN A FIX. He paused and listened a few moments. "Is it far from here?" 0 To the left-hand, somewhere in the distance, sounded f the faint murmur of voices. "Not very far. Not more than eight or ten blocks." "And you can lead us to the place?" Dick believed that the \'oices were those of the men "Without the least difficulty." g whom h and Bob had seen enter the building. "Good So far we have done well, and if our luck eon tinues, before the rise of to-morrow's sun General Schuyler will be a dead man!" Dick rose to his feet and felt all around him. t He discovered that he was in a hallway. As soon as he had made this discovery he made his way 1 -0long foe hall. j Dick headed in the direction from. which the sound of t voices had come. CHAPTER VIL Of course, he bad to go slow as he had been doing. Bob followed closely. Dick paused frequently and listened. Each time he paused the voices seemed to sound plainer. Presently Dick came to a stop in front of a door. A faint light shone underneath the bottom of the door. The voices of the men could now be heard quite plainly. Dick was sure that they were in the room into which this door opened. He wished that he might be able to get a look into the room. He had a desire to see what sort of looking fellows they were. Dick thought that he might be able to see through the keyhole. He tried this and succeeded in getting a fairly good view of a portion of the room. There were, perhaps, half a dozen men in the range of his vision. They were rougnly dressed, fierce-looking fellows. They l<;>oked as if they were men capable of performing any kind of a deed. Dick was sure he had never seen any of them before. They were all strangers to him. Dick wondered why these men were gathered here. If possible, he would find out. He took his eye away from the keyhole. Then he placed his ear there. He was delighted to find that he could understand what was being said. 'l:he first words he heard were uttered in a rather com-AN IMPORTANT DISCOVERY. Dick was startled. He had plainly hear:d what had been said He had understood every word. There was no ohance for a mistake. It could mean only one thing. 'l'hat was that this band of men was plotting the death of General Schuyler. Dick was thankful that he and Bob had happened along iu time to shadow the fellows. 'l'he men within the room went on with their conver sation. Dick listened eagerly. It did not take him long to learn that there really was a scheme on foot to assassinate General Schuyler. The men, he discovered, were Tories ,from the country west of Albany. These deperate men seemed to think that by putting General Schuyler out of the way they would be accomplish ing ..a great deal. Dick listened to every word that was uttered. In this way he learned their plan in detail. The plan was as desperate as the men. The Torie s were going to wait till about two o'clock in the morning, then they were going to l1eadquarters, break down the door, rush in, assassinate t'he general and then get out and away again as quickly as possible. They had learned that only two sentinels were on guard manding tone of voice, and Dick instantly decided that in front of the headquarters during the night, and these the owner of this voice was the leader of this band of men. two men would be made way with, first of all. 'l'he words which Dick heard uttered were: There would then be nothing in the way, save the door, "We will now hear your report, Jordan." and this would be battered down with a sledgl!-hammer. "Very well," said another voice. "There isn't much to As Dick listened to the men's conversation, he realized report. I had no difficulty in finding General Schuyler's rhe desp.erate character of the men. headquarters." He felt confident that they would hesitate at nothing., "You found it, then?" Re was thankful that he and Bob had stumbled upon "Yes.'' .. :


l'HE LIBERTY BOYS IN A FIX. 17 Ha.d they not done so the dastardly plot might have succeeded. Now, however, it should not be allowed to succeed-not if Dick could help himself, and he thought he could. The men were so interested in their talk that Dick felt safe in remaining at the door, so he kept his place. Suddenly Dick was given a terrible start. A loud "kerchew !" sounded in his ear. Bob had given ve:i;it to a healthy sneeze. 1 The inclination to sneeze had come upon the youth so suddenly that he had had no time to try to fight it off. That the sneeze had been heard 9y the men within the I "d room was ev1 ent. Exclamiitions escaped them. "What was that?" "There's somebody in the hall." "Some one has been listening." Such some of the cries given utterance to. Then there was a rush of footsteps. Dick had discounted this movement, however. I He the instant Bob gave vent to the sneeze, the fact that it would be dangerous for himself and comrade to remain where they were an instant longer. "Quick, Bob," he whispered, "we must get away from here!" I Then he and Bob made their way back along ilhe hall as rapidly as they could in the darkness. They had gone several yards when the inmates of the room made their move to investigate the source of the sneeze. The youths were not 1!1uch more than half way back to the ro0m, which they had entered from the roof of the shed at the rear, when the door opened and the Tories rame pouring out into the hallway from the room in which they had been congregated. The opening of the door lighted the hall in the vicinity of the doorway. It made the hallway slightly lighter even where Dick and Bob were, and beyond them, and enab'led them to move forward more rapidly. To the Tories, however, who had just emerged from a lighted room, the hallway, save at a point right opposite the doorway, seemed intense:ry dark. They diQ. not see the youths. They heard them, however. Suddenly one cried out: "There's somebody yonder, I hear their footsteps!" Then, with cries of anger, the Tories rushed along the hallway. '.'Halt Who is there?" cried a fierce voice, which Dick recognized as bel@nging to the leader of the Tories. But the youths did not halt. Neither did they stop to explain who they were. They hastened forward with all possible speed. They were not long in reaching the door opening into the room which they had entered irom the roof of the shed at the rear. 'rhey darted bhrough the doorway. As they did so cries went up from the Tories. Their eyes had become adjusted to tlt.e darkness and they had caught a faint glimpse of the youths. Dick quickly closed the door. He slid his hand up and down the door and quickly succeeded in locating the bolt, which he shot into place. Then the youths bounded across the floor. Reaching the open window, they climbed hastily through. :pick realized that there was need of haste. He did not believe that the single bolt would hold the door against a dozen desperate men. Therefore, his and Bob's safety lay in getting away as quickly as possible. '!'hey were. not much more than fairly out on the shed roof when there came a crash. The Tories had burst the door open. The youths realized that there would be no time to exercise care in getting down off the roof. So they let all holds go and slid down, quickly. It was a fall of perhaps twelve feet. 'l'he youths came down, with' a th\lillp. They were jarred somewhat by the fall, but were not injured. They leaped to their feet and were on the point of bounding away when a dozen human forms came tumbling down on top of them. The youths were h."'Ilocked down and almost flattened out. Fortunately, however, they were not injured. They realized that they must get up and away im mediately. They threw aside the forms of those who had fallen on top of them and leaped to their feet. Then they dashed away. The Tories struggled to their feet and set out in pursuit. It was quite dark and they could not see. All they had to go by was the sound of the JOUths' footsteps. Instead of turning the corner of the building and start ing back up into the city the youths headed toward the river.


18 'rHE LIBERTY BOYS IN A FIX. They did not want to be seen by the Tories, if they could help it. Dick wished to make the Tories think that he and Bob were; perhaps, only a couple of vagabonds who had been in the building for shelter. If he could make them think this, they would probably go ahe!ld with their attempt to assassinate General Schuyler. The Tories would then have set them down as spies. Having decided that the youths were spies, the Tories would promptly have decided to put the youths out of the way. Doubtless they would have tied them, hand and foot and thrown them into the river. But this was not to be. The youths drew slowly but steadily away from their On the other hand, if they should get the idea into pursuers. their heads that the youths were spies, they would be afraid By the time they had gone a third of a mile down the to try to put their scheme through. river they were far enough ahea.! so that they thought i Dick wished them to make the attempt. safe to take to the streets. It was his intention to return to General Schuyler's At a word from Dick, they turned to the right and headquarters ap.d tell him of the attempt that was to be ran up the slope. made on his life. They were soon threading a street. It would be a very simple matter then to station forty They ran up the street a and then turned to the or fifty soldiers near the building, and when the Tories left down another street. appeared they could be captured. They followed this street only a block. The youths ran onward, rapidly. Then they turned to the right again. They took chances in doing so, for they did not kno"\\; The youths' idea in turning so many corners was to what they might run into. keep the Tories from seeing them. After them, as rapidly as possible, came the Tories. They ran in this direction a block, and then again turned It was not far to the river. to the right. The youths lioon reached the shore. The street they were now on was one of the main streets They turned and ran down the bank. of the city. After them still came the Tories. It was not yet late, and the street was thronged with The youths could not see the Tories, but their hearing people. was good, and they could hear patter of their feet. The youths felt that they were safe now. The chase continued for quite a ways down the shore They stopped running and dropped into a walk. of the river. They knew that the Tories, even if they kept up thE The youths tripped and fell, several times, this being pursuit till this street was reached, could not possibly pick by the unevenness of the ground. out the two fugitives whom they had been chasing. They were up and away again so quickly, however, that "Well, wr?re all right now, Dick," said Bob their pursuers did not profit much or gain anything on "Yes, but it was a close call, Bob." account of the youths' mishaps. "So it was. Those fellows would have made it unThe fact was that the Tories tripped and fell, also, with pleasant for us if they had caught us." quite as much frequency as did the youths. "I have no doubt of it. They would probably have pul Consequently, pursuers and pursued were about even us out of the way." with regard to time lost in this manner. "That's right; I'm glad they didn't catch us. But wha Dick and Bob were speedy runners. They had proven this on many a past occasion. They had proved this on many oceasions where their life depended on their speed. So far as that was concerned it was that way in the present instance. 'There is no doubt that the Tories would have killed the youths had they caught them. One look at the youths would have sufficient to prove to the Tories that the young fellows were not vaga bonds. are you going to do now, Dick?" "I'm going straight to General Schuyler.'' "I understand. You're going to tell him of the plo1 against his life, eh?" "Yes, indeed, Bob.'' "Good I hope we will be able to arrange some kind of a scheme that will enable us to capture that entire ganf of Tories." "I think we will be able to manage it, Bob. The thing I am afraid of is that they may take the alarm anc give up the idea of trying to put their plan into execution.


THE LIBERTY -BOYS IN A FIX. 19 "I hardly think they'll cio that, Dick. If the.y had got their eyes on us and sized us up as being spies, they would, no doubt, give it up; as it is, however, they will probably think that we were a couple of vagabonds, who happened to be sleeping in the building, and they will not suspect that the news of their intended attempt to assassinate General Schuyler will become 1.."Down." "I hope it will be that way, Bob." The youths made their way along at a rapid pace. It did not take them long to reach General Schuyler's headquarters. A few moments later they were ushered into his presence. The general was surprised to see the youths again so soon. He saw by the looks on their faces that something of importance had brought them. -"What is it, Dick?" he asked. "What has happened?" ''We have made an important discovery, General Schuyler," said Dick. "An important discovery?" "Yes." "What is it?" "We have discovered that there is a plot on foot to sassinate you, General Schuyler l" CHAPTER VIII. e THE WOULD-BE ASSASSINS FOILED. D 0 The general leaped to his feet in astonishment. There was a startled look on his face. "A plot to assassinate me!" he exclaimed. "Yes, general." "Surely there must be some mistake, Dick. Who would try to assassinate me?" "The Tories." "Tories?" "Yes." "You have seen and heard something. Tell me what." "Very well sir, I will do so." Then Dick told what he and Bob had seen and heard. General Schuyler listened, attentively. He was greatly He realized now that there really was a scheme afoot to put him out of the way. He realized, also, that but for the youths the scheme might have succeeded. Such a thing as that he might be in danger had never entered his mind. The plan of the Tories, desperate as it was, would have stood good chance of succeediRg had not the youths discovered the existence of the plot. He asked Dick a number of questions. When he had become possessed of a knowledge of the plot, in all its details, General Schuyler gazed down at the floor for nearly a minute. He was in a deep study. Presently be looked up. "We must capture those scoundrels!" he said, in a determined voice. "So we must," agreed Dick. "Yes--or kill them," said Bob. "The amendment is accepted," remarked General Schuy ler, with a smile. "We will either capture them or kill them." Then he suggested the plan that had to Dick. Fifty or a hundred men would be concealed near the front of the building, and when the Tories put in an appearance it would be an easy matter to surround and capture them. Dick asked, as a favor, that the men who were to go with him on the morrow should be chosen for the work of effecting the capture of the Tories. General Schuyler agreed. The affair was talked over in all its details. General Schuyler gave Dick full Then he placed the matter entirely in Dick's hands. He told Dick just what to do, and left it for him to do it. He had never seen the youth until the day before, but he had heard a great deal about him and had every confidence that he could not place the management of this affair in better or safer hands. At last, when they had finished talking the matter over, Dick and Bob withdrew. They went at on c e to the quarters occupied by the members of the company of dragoons. It did not take Dick long to acquaint the men with the character of the work which he wished them to un dertake that night. The men seemed glad of the opportunity for getting out and doing so.mething. "We've been cooped up here so long," said one, "that it will do us good to do a little something like this." A number of the others said the same. Preparations for the work were at once begun. The men looked to their weapons. At last everything was in readiness.


.,...-------,... 20 THE LI.BERTY BOYS IN A FIX. All they would have to do now was to await the com-Dick did not wish to let the Tories enter the house. so ing of the hour when the attempt to assassinate General he cried out, in a loud, ringing voice: Schuyler was to be made. "At them, men! Down with the scoundrels! Kill or Waiting was no easy task, however. It was tedious and tiresome work. The time passed very slowly, indeed. Dick waited until nearly midnight, and then, fearing that the 'fories might make the attempt earlLer than they had :figured on doing, he gave the order to move. A few minutes later the men were out on the street. The quarters they occupied were about five blocks from the house occupied by General Schuyler. Dick led the way, and the party moved slowly down the street. 'fhere was nobody save themselves abroad. The streets were deserted. The party did not move very rapidly, Dick not consider ing it necessary. Dick did 0.Aot think that the Tories would make the attack before two o'clock, the time decided upon. But in this he was mistaken. capture every one of them! Don t let a man escape!" This was the first intimation the Tories had of the pTesence of Dick and his men. They were taken entirely by surprise. They turned and quickly saw that they were outnum bered at least six to one. 'fhe leader of the Tories seemed to realize that their plan of assassinating General Schuyler would have to be abandoned. He was shrewd enough to realize that they would have all they could do to escape capture. He gave a quick, sharp command: "A way, everybody!" be cried. "Break through their lines an d escape, if you can!" The men obeyed the order instantly. They leaped forward and attempted to force their way through the ranks of the patriot soltriers They were desperate m e n, but they did not stand much When they turned the corner of the street, at a point chance again s t such a superio{ force. a half block distant from General Schuyler's house, they Dick and his men braced themselves and hurled the saw a dozen or more :figures stealing across the street at a point opposite the house. The figures could be seen but dimly, but somehow Dick jumped to the conclusion that it was the party of Tories. The Tories had decided to make the attack at an earlier 1 hour, after all. So Dick reasoned, at any rate. Tories back, with considerable force. Then they closed in on them still more. "Surrender cried Dick. "Surrender, or you are all dead men!" "Don't surrender!" cried the leader of the Tories. "They'll hang us if we do! Fight to the death!" The Tories drew their pistols now, but before they could "Forward!" said Dick, in a low tone. "There are the use them Dick and his men had leaped forward. scoundrels now!" He leaped forward as he spoke and ran with all his might. Bob and the men followed closely. They made as little noise as possible. They wished to get as close to the Tories as they could before being discovered. 'fhe Tories dicl not have as far to go as Dick's party, however, and they reached the front door of General Schuy ler's house while Diok ancl his men were yet perhaps fifty feet distant. Dick and his men were now advancing at a run. Dick realized that unless they hastened, the Tories would succeed in breaking into the house before they could be reached and prevented from doing so. When Dick and bis comrades were yet thirty feet distant, there came a loud crash. The Tories had burst the door open. 'I ne Tories struggled fiercely after b e ing seized by Dick's men, but they coulcl clo nothing. They were outnumbered so greatly that they were quickly borne to the sidewalk. Dick had no ropes with which to bind the Tories, but there were so many of his men that ropes were not neces sary. He ordered that three or four of the men hold each of the Tories. This was done. At ibis moment General Schuyler, an orderly, and several servants appeared at the open doorway. The servants were badly frightened. General Schuyler, however, was calm and cool. "Have you succeeded in capturing all of them, Dick?" he asked. "Yes, General Schuyler, not a single one got away." "G00d I'm glad of that It will teach the rascals a


THE LIBERTY BOYS IN A FIX. lesson, and will have the effect of discouraging any more A.ii the end of half an hour he bade General Schuyler attempts of the same kind by others of their ilk." good-by and hastened back to where his men were awaiting "So it will," agreed Dick. "The fellows made the attempt earlier than was ex pected, Dick. How comes it that you happened to be here?" "The thought struck me that they might make the at tempt at an earlier hour, so we came earlier. We got here only just in time, as they broke the door down before we c;ould reach them." "Well, I am exceedingly glad that you captured the scoundrels. It will have a good effect, I am sure." "It was a desperate attempt, General Schuyler." "So it was-a desperate attempt by desperate men." Then the general told Dick to conduct the prisoners to the city jail. This was done, and an hour later the Tories were resting securely behind prison bars. They were sullen and uncommunicative. The only words spoken were by one of the fiercest-looking of the lot, who made threats that if ever he escaped he would make it his especial business to have revenge on Dick. This man wa& the leader of the Tories. Of course, Dick thought nothing of the matter. He looked upon them as merely the idle threats of a diB appointed man. him. "ls everything all right, Dick?" asked Bob, eagerly, "Everything is all right, Bob." "And we are to go on the expedition?" "vVe are." f l "Hurrah! That is good! We will make things lively tor the reds and whites when we get up into the Mohawk valley We will put a stop to the depredations of the Indians and Tories, or know the reason why." "We will do our best, Bob." And then Dick gave the command to mount. The dragoons did so. Fifteen minutes later the party rode out of Albany and headed to the westward in the direction of the }'Iohawk valley. CHAPTER IX. "I see smoke, Bob." "Where, Dick ?" IN A FIX "Yonder; don't you see it?" Dick, Bob and the soldiers now returned to their quarters. "No." They had done their work and were ready to rest. "Look through between those two trees and over toward They threw themselves down in their bunks and were the other side of the hollow. You'll see the smoke if you soon asleep. Dick and Bob awoke to find themselves famous next morning. look closely." Dick indicated the direction by pointing. The story had gotten out regarding how they bad dis covered the plot against the life of Ge:r:ieral Schuyler. Dick Slater, Bob Estabrook and a hundred dragoons ha

THE LIBERTY B0 YS IN A FIX. And now, from the top of a high hill, a mile or so from their encampment, Dick had discovered smoke. Where there is smoke there must be some fire, and fire would have to be kindled by human hands. Dick was confident they would find some of the people they were looking for not far from the fire. "Oh, yes, I see the smoke now, Dick," said Bob. "What are you going to do ?" "I'm going to investigate and see who are down there." "All right; I'm right with you, Dick." "Good! Come along, Bob." The two made their way forward. Their course led them down a slope and into a d,eep hollow. The trees and unde rbrush were thick, thus affording the youths ample concealment. When they reached the bottom of the hollow they pro ceeded with more caution. The youths were experts at this kind of work. The Indians themselves could not excel Dick and Bob in woodcraft. The youths moved slowly forward, making no more noise than two shadows. Oooosionally they paused and listened. Presently they were almost across the hollow:. Dick was sure they be close to the point where they bad seen the smoke. It soon proved that this was the case. They presently came to a point where they could look out into a little open space. It Wl\S a sort of dell. It was perhaps a hundred yards long and fifty yards wide. Near the centre the fire was burning. Seated about the fire, but at a sufficient distance to be out of range of the heat, were twelve persons. There were six Indians aJ,ld six white m,m. Of the white men, five looked as if they were Tories, but the sixth was a British officer. One of the Indians, who had the appearance of being a chief, was conversing with the officer. The other Indians and the Tories were smoking and taking things easy. Dick knew that he had stumbled upon a conference of The officer and chief were fifty or sixty feet distant from the nearest tree, and this was too far for Dick to understand what was said, acute as was his hearing. He and Bob could hear the murmur of voices, but' could not distinguish words. Dick hardly knew what to do. He watched the Indians and Tories closely, but pondered the situation. What should he do?" Presently he came to a decision. He made a sign to Bob and stole away. Bob followed. When they were at a safe distance, Bob drew alongside Dick and asked: "What are you going to do now, Dick?" "Going to capture those fellows, if possible, Bob." "We ought to be able to do it easily enough." "We have numbers sufficient, Bob. The trouble is, that the Indians and Tories may get through with their con ference with that redcoat and get away before we can get our men and get back." "They may not be in any hurry to get away, Dick." "I hope not; but let us hasten." The youths walked rapidly up the slope and made their ) way as rapidly as possible in the direction of their encampment. Ten minutes later they reached there. Dick quickly told the men what he and Bob had dis covered. He told them to get ready at once. 'l'he men were glad of the chance to accomplish some thing. They leaped up, instantly, and seized their weapons. "Come!" saftl Dick; "follow me. We will have to ex ercise great care when we get close to where the Indians and Tories are. Otherwise they will discover that we are ooming, and wlll make their escape." The men understood this, and said they would be very careful. The party set out. Dick and Bob led the way. The men kept close behind. When they had descended half way down into the hol-some kind, between the Indians and Tories and the Brit-low where the Indians and Tories had been seen by Dick ish, through the English officer, the representative of the, and Bob, Dick called a halt. redcoats. The youth would have given much to overhear what was The smoke was visible from where the party was. Dick pointed to the smoke. said. "Our game ill there," he said ; "now, my idea is that it This was something impossible of accomplishment, how-will be a good plan to surround the Indians and Tories. ever In order to do so we will have to make a large circle and


THE LIBERTY BOYS IN A FIX. 23' gradually draw it in and make it smaller; in that way, if they should try to escape, we will be able to head them off." "That's a good scheme, Dick," said Bob. The other men all said the same. The plan of procedure having been decided upon, Dick ordered the movement to begin at once. The men began filing away to the right and to the left. Dick insfyucted them to move in a half circle until the heads of the two columns came together, over beyond the camp of the Indians and Tories. The camp would then be encompassed by a living cordon. Then the advance would begin. Unless the Indians and Tories had already gone, they would, in this manner, inevitably be captured. It would be impossible to escape. Dick waited until he was sure the men had had plenty of timP. to execute the maneuver. Then he gave the order to begin the advance. This was done. Slomy the men moved forward. The farther forward they moved the closer together the men came, as the circle narrowed and became smaller. Each man could see the one at his right hand and at his left, and thus all knew that the movement was being in accordance with Dick's instructions. The latter were taken entirely by surprise. They leaped to their feet, with cries of consternation. Their faces were toward Dick. They saw the men emerging from the timber and fol lowing their young leader, and, realizing that the force would be too large for them to show fight against, they turned to flee in the opposite direction. Here they met with a shock. Men were coming lrom that direction, also. They realized that they were surrounded. They saw that every avenue of escape was cut off. Their only chance to get away would be by cutting their way through. They hesitated and wavered. At this instant Dick cried out: "Surrender! Throw down your arms and surrender, or you are dead men I" There is no doubt that the Indians and Tories were desperate men. With anything like a chance for making their escape they would, no doubt, have made the attempt. They were outnumbered so greatly, however, tb:at they decided not to risk it. They raised their hands above heads, with the palms extended toward Dick. The circle grew smaller and smaller. "We surrender I" cried the British officer. "Don't Presently the men came to the ends of the little dell, shoot I" and here they had to pause and wait for their comrades Dick and his men closed in on the Indians and Tories to advance to the edge of the dell at the sides; the dell and relieved them of their weapons. being about one hundred yards long and only about fifty They disarmed the British officer; also. yards wide. 'fhen they proceeded to bind the arms of the prisoners. Presently the men occupied positions at the edge of the While engaged in this work the soldiers became a little dell for the entire distance around it. bit careless and one of the Indians, seizing a favorable To Dick s great delight the fodians and Tories and the opportunity, broke away and darted toward the timber. British officer were still there. He had only about twenty yards go, and so quick were The officer and the Indian chief were still engaged in his movements, so unexpected was his action, that he had conversation. "They must be discussing something of importance," Dick thought. He decided to break into their conversation. He knew that his men were all ready and waiting for the signal. He decided to give it. He drew his sword with his right hand, while with his left he drew a pistol. Suddenly he leaped out into the open space. gained the timber before a move could be made to prevent him. "After him! Don't let him escape!" cried Dick. Several of the soldiers leaped away rn pursuit of the Jndian. They returned, ten or fifteen minutes later, empty handed. They had not been able to overtake the redskin. Dick was somewhat chagrined on account ef the In escape, but it was already done and coul.d not be "'Forward, men!" he cried, in a loud, ringing voice. helped, so there was no use grieving over i't. "Forward, all!" They had made a very good haul, anyway. As he spoke he leaped forward and ran toward the In-They had captured eleven, and among the eleven were dians and Tories. a chief and a British officer. ,.


24 THE. LIBERTY BOYS IN A FIX. There was really no reason to complain. Dick now gave the order and they started on their return to the encampment. Twenty minutes later they were in the camp. 'rhe prisoners were tied to trees. "Now," said Dick to Bob, "if I can only get that British officer to talk, I may be to learn something." "True enough, Dick, but I think you will have hard work getting him to talk. He looks like a stubborn rascal." "You are right. Perhaps he will be willing to talk, however." Dick made his way over to where the officer was sta tioned, and engaged him in conversation. The redcoat was sullen. l:Ie refused to ans er many of the questions, and what ones he did answer, Dick believed to be falsely answered. Then he tried the Indian chief. He had no better here. He learned that the Indians and redcoats, as well as some Tories, were closing in on They were surrounding the knoll on which he had made the camp. The scout said he did not think they could escape, and get away, now, as the enemy had completely encircled the knoll. 'l'his being the case, there was but one thing to do : That was to prepare for a siege. Dick had one hundred men, all good and true, and _vet-er ans. He felt that he would be able to stand the enemy off for a considerable length of time, even though outnumbered five to one, "This is what comes from allowing that Indian to es cape, back yonder, a while ago," said Dick. "If he had not got away they would not have known where to look for us. He went straight to his friends and gave the The chief could talk very good English, but he gave Dick alarm no satisfaction. Bob, who had stood near and listened to everything that was said, was very angry. "I'll tell you what to do, Dick," he said; "put ropes around the rascals' necks and pull them up to a limb a few times and let them down again. Then if they still refuse to talk, hang them for good. I think they will talk, all right." "That's a good suggestion, Bob; i think I will put it into practice. I wish to what they wer-e planning down there in the hollow, and I think myself that rather thaR be hung they will be willing to talk." 'fhen Dick called for a couple of ropes. "Bring the chief and the redcoat over here under this tree," he ordered. Several of the men to obey the order. 'rhey brought the two prisoners in question and sta tioned them beneath the tree. At this instant a scout, from the ranks of Dick's men, rode up and stopped in front of thQ youth. "The Indians and redcoats are all around us! We are in a bad fix!" the scout said. "We have a chief and one of the British officers prison ers," said Dick, "also some more Indians and Tories, and we may be able to make terms with our enemies." CHAPTER X. DICK MEETS TIL\YENDANEGEA.. Dick asked the scout a number of questioE.s. He asked the ques tion s rapidly and eagerly. "That's about the way of it, Dick," agreed Bob. "That was a bad piece of business, letting him get away." "So it was; but it can't be helped now." The Indian chief and the British officer were delighted "Aha! my bold, young friend!" exclaimed the officer. "You haven't things so much your own way as you thought foi;. Our men will soon be here and thy will speedily make prisoners of all of you, or kill you if you resist." But they did not know Dick Slater. "We'll see about that," he said. Then be ordered that the prisoners be taken back and tied to the trees. This was done. When Dick told his men that they were surrounded by a superior force of Indians, Tories and redcoats, they look ed sober, but did not seem to be dismayed. Dick asked them which they would rather do, surrender and take their chances, or stand a siege and fight to the death. They were unanimous in wishing to stand the siege and fight to the last gasp, in preference to surrendering. "The chances are that they would turn us over to the Indians," said one of the dragoons, "and the red scoundrels would us or torture us to death. I, for one would rather die fighting." The others said the same. This suited Dick. It was what he wished to do, He gave orders for the men to station themselves all around the eqge of the knoll, so as to be in readiness to repel the enemy if it attempt e d Ito reach them


THE LIBERTY BOYS IN A FIX. 25 The men went to their places at once. I In truth, they were looking forward, with eagerne&s, Then Dick hastened to one of the tallest trees on the I to the coming encounter. knoll and climbed it. I It had been some time they had bad a fight with. He wished to take a survey of the surrounding country, the enemy, and now they were more than willing to en-and see if be could locate the enemy. This was not difficult to do. In every direction he looked be saw Indians and red coats. 'I'hey bad surrounded the knoll. There were, Dick :fudged, at least five hundred of the enemy. This was great odds. It would have overwhelming odds in an open field. Dick believed he could hold the knoll with his one hundred men against the fiercest attack from the redcoats, Tories and British. Dick descended from foe tree. Bob joined him at once. "Well, Dick, it looks as if we are in a fix, doesn't it?" be exclaimed. "Yes, Bob. We are threatened by reds and whites, to the number of at least five hundred; but I believe we can gage in a struggle with the Indians and redcoats. Closer and closer came the enemy. Presently they were within fifty yards of the summit of the knoll. Onward and upward they came. Presently they were within a hundred feet of the top. Still Dick's men reserved their fire. Still onward and came the Indians and redcoats. Presently they were within :fi-fty feet of the top. Dick judged that this was close enough. He leveled his pistol, took deliberate aim at one of the Indians, and said: "Fire!" At the same instant he pulled the trigger. Crack went the pistol. A few seconds later a hunared pistols cracked. 'I'hc volley was a deadly one. The men had taken good aim. Nearly a hundred of the enemy went !.own, either dead hold our own against them. We will give them a fight that vr woundrd. will make it worth their while, anyway." "That's what we will!" declared Bob, grimly. One of the men now approached the youths. Shrieks, cries and curses went up from the redcoats and Tories. Blood-curdling war-whoops and death-yells escaped the "They are advancing up the slope, captain," he said to Indians. Dick. Dick's men seized their other three pistols in rapid sue "Very well ; return to your post." The man and made his way back to his station. Dick and Bob followed. Dick sent Bob tc the left, while he went to the right, and they made their way around the edge of the knoll, cession, and fired three more volleys. These volleys, fired in rapid su. ccession, and almost in the very faces of the redcoats, 'I'ories and Indians, demoral ized them. They were thrown into great disorder. giving instructions to the men. They were confused, almost dazed by their terrible reEach dragoon had four pistols. ception. Dick and Bob instructed the men to fire one pistol at a Dick seized upon the proper moment and gave the ord,er time. to charge. 'I'hey told them to wait till the Indians and redcoats His men leaped to their feet, sword in hand, and, giving were quite close, and then to take good aim before firing. vent to loud cheers, they rushed down upon the demoraliz After the :first volley, they were to fire the other three ed ranks of the enemy. pistols as rapidly as possible, and then charge. The :men said they would go according to orders. By the time Dick and Bob had made the eircuit, the Indians and redcoats were half way up the slope. So terrible was their attack, that the Indians, redcoats and Tories were hurled in every direction, like chaff be fore the wind. Dick's men had the advantage in that they were coming The youths stood and watched the advancing enemy, down hill, and such was their momentum that the enemy calmly. could not stand before them. They did not seem to be excited in the least. The dragoons, also, were cool and calm. They were old hands. They had been tried in the fire of battle. Dick, Bob and the patriot dragoons cut and slashed and fought with such furious energy that they quickly com pleted the demoralization in the enemy's ranks. First, some of the Indians broke and fled; next, Tories


26 THE LIBERTY BOYS IN A FIX. and redcoats began following suit, and soon all were in full flight. After them charged the patrivt dragoons. They yelled and cheered with such vigor as to add terror to the situation and aid in accelerating the speed of the fleeing redskins, Tories and redcoats. It was a complete and utter rout. Dick and his men had inflicted terrible punishment upon the enemy. Nearly two hundred of the Indians, Tories and redcoats were either killed or wounded. Wonde:Fful to relate, only six of the dragoons were killed and only te'.11 were wounded. Luckily none of these were seriously wounded. Dick was well satisfied. Everything considered, he had won a great victory. "Say, Dick, this is all right!" said Bob, enthusiastically. "I haven t baa so much fun in a long while. Jove! it has got my blood to circulating once more." "It was pretty lively while it lasted, Bob." "It was, for a fact. Say, do you suppose they try it again?" "I don't know, Bob, but it is likely they will." "I hope so. I'd like about one more mixup like that." "They may wait until after dark and then try to slip up and take us unawares." When evening came, Dick and, his men ate a hearty supper. They also attended to the wants of the wounded men and the prisoners, giving them food and drink. As night drew on, Dick stationed sentinels at inter vals of twenty paces, everywhere around the edge of the knoll. When night finally came and the men lay down to rest, thq lay on their arms. 'rhey were ready to leap to their feet at an instant's notice. Somehow, Dick felt that the Indians, Tories and red c oats would make an attack some time during the night. In this he was right. At about two o'clock in the morning aroused by pistol shots. Instantly all leaped to their feet. the camp was They rushed to the edge of the knoll and took up their positions. was tolerably dark, but dark forms could be dist inguished coming up the slope. The ndians, Tories and redcoats were on hand once more. They made a fierce attack. The result was, that although they fought desperately, and tried hard to get a foothold on top of the knoll, they uid not succeed. They were repulsed and driven back, and finally broke and fled, leaving a number of dead and wounded. "I shouldn't be surprised. That is the Indian way of doing business, you know, and that gang is made up largely of Indians." "Do you think they will attempt it again to-night, "Nearly half of their number are Indians, I sho'uld Dick?" asked Bob. Judge." "I hardly think so. I think this will about end the "Yes, just about half." matter." And such proved to be the case. The enemy did not return to the attack that night. The British officer and the Indian chief whom Dick had Dick stationed men where they could keep watch of the movements of the enemy, and then he made his way, accompanied by his men, down the hillside to where the dead and wounded lay. captured the day before were downhearted when they learnThe wounded were lifted and carried onto the top of the ed that their friends had been defeated. knoll, and when all had "Geen taken up there, Dick and his men busied themselves making the poor fellows as com fortable as was possible. Indians, Tories and0 redcoats lay side by side, and Dick and his men gave one as much attention as another. The afternoon wore away and the shades of evening began to descend. The enemy had made no move toward making another assault. So severely had the allied forces been handled that they hesitated to make another attack. This affair war:rDick's first success in l:he Mohawk valley. But it was not his last. He entered upon a campaign, which was destined to prove very beneficial to the patriot farpiers and citizens of the valley. He chased the Indians, Tories a.nd redcoats here, there and everywhere. Dick made his name one to inspire terror. He was not yet satisfied, however. He had not yet met Thayendanegea. He would not be satisfied until he did meet the chief.


THE LIBERTY BOYS IN A FIX. 27 About a week later he came upon Thayendanegea and started to rejoin the main patriot army down in New i. wo hundred braves. Jersey. They were burning and pillaging. D1ck and his dragoons attacked the Indians and gave them a severe trouncing. They scattered and fled. During the fight, Dick once encountered Thayendanegea. The chief threw his tomahawk at Dick, missing him by a hair's breadth. Dick rushed forward, with drawn sword. Had th cshief stood his ground, his career would have come to a sudden end, then and there. He seemed to realize this fact. ,. He did not stand his ground. Instead, he whirled his horse and rode away at break neck speed. This ended the tight. The Indians followed the example set by their illustrious leader. THE END. The next number ( 31) of "The Liberty Boys of '76" will contain "THE LIBERT BIG CONTRACT; OR; HOLDING ARNOLD IN CHECK," by Harry :Moore. PECIAL NOTICE: All back numbers of this weekly are always in print. If you cannot obtain them from any That was the last fight of any consequence that Dick newsdealer, send the price in money or postage stamps by and his comrades took part in. A few days later they returned to Albany. mail to FRANK TOUSEY, PUBLISHER, 24 UNION General Schuyler thanked them, heartily, for the good SQUARE, NEW YORK, and you will receive the copies work which they had done, both in Albany and the Mohawk valley, and a day or two later they left Albany and you order b:Y return mail. Samp1e Copies Sen. "t :F"ree ''HAPPY DAYS." The Largest and Best Weekly Story Paper Published. It contains 16 Large Pages. It is Handsomely Illustrated. It has Go_od Stories of Ever,. Kind. It Gives Away Valuable Premiums. It Answers all sorts of Questions in its Correspondence Columns. Send us your Name and Address ror a Sample Copy Pree. Address FRANK TOUSEY, Publisher, 24 Union Square, New York.


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WORK AND WIN. Best VVeekly Pl1 b lished. AI.L 'I':HE N"C'::M:SERS AI.WAYS IN PB.IN'I'. READ ONE AND YOU WILL READ THEM ALL. t Fred irearnot: or, :Schooldays at A>on 70 l'red Fearnot and the Duke: or, Hafillng a l<'ortune Hunter. 2 Fred l?earnot. Detective; or, Balking a Desperate Game. 71 1'1ed b'earuot's Day: or, The Great Reunion at Avon. 8 Fred Fearnot's DRrlug Rescue ; or. A Hero ln Spite of Hlmselt. 72 l?red l'earnot ln the South : or, Out wlth Old B111 Bland. 4 Fred Fearnots Narrow Escape: or, The Plot that Failed. 73 Fred or, Backing Knowledge wlth Fun. 5 l ?red Fearnot at Avon Again; or, His :Second 'Ferm at School. 74 Fred Fearnots Athletic School; or, lliaktng Brain and Brawn.. 6 !<'red Fearnot's Pluck; or. His Race to Save a Lite. 75 Fred l!'earnot l\fystifled: or, 'l.'he Disappearance of Terry Olcott. 7 Fred Fearnot as an Acto.r; or, l 'ame Before the Footlights. 76 Fred Fearnot and the Governor; or, Working Hard to Save a LU& 8 !<'red I<'earnot at Sea ; or, A Cha11e Across the Ocean. 77 Fred I<'earuot's Mistake: or, Up Aelnst Hls Match. 9 !<'red Fearnot Out West; or, Aaventures With the Cowboys. 78 Fred In Texas: or, 'l.'erry s Man from Abilene. 10 !<'red J;'earnot' s Great Peril: or. Uuuniug Down the Counterfeiters. 70 'red as a Sheriff.; or, Breaking up a Desperate Gaug. 11 Fred J;'earnot's Double Victory; or. Killing Two Birds with One 80 Fred I<'earnot Baffled: or, Outwitted by a Woman. Stone. 81 Fred I 'P.arnot's Wit. and How It Saved His Llfe. 12 Fred Fearnot's Game Fln!sh: or, Hls Bkyc!e Hace to Save a 1\111Fred l'earnot"s Great Prize: or. Working IIard to Wln. lion. S3 Fred Fearnot at Bay ; or, His Great flght tor Llfe. 13 14 l.5 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 26 27 28 29 30 i 81 112 113 34 35 36 37 38 39 l 42 43 44 45 46 Fred Fearnot' s Great Run; or, An F.nglneer for u Week 1l4 Fred l?earnot"s Disguise: or, r'ollowinit a Strange Clew. Fred J;'earnot's Twenty Rounds; or, His Fight to Save HLs Honor. 85 Fred Fearnots Moose Huut; or, Adventures ln the Malne Woo41. l?red l 'earnot"s Engine Company; or. Brnve \Yo1k as a Fireman. 86 l?red J?euruot s Oratory; or, l<'un at the Girls' High School. Fred Fearnot's Good Work; or. Helping a F1iend ln Need. !'.17 li'red Fearnots Big Heart; or, Giving the Poor a Chance. Fred Fearnot at College; or, Work and .l<'uu at Yale. 88 Fred Fearuot Accused; or, Tricked by a Vllla!n. Fred Fearnot's Luck; or. Io'lghtlng an Unseen Foe. 89 Fred Fearnot's Pluck: or, Wlnnlng Against Odds. Fred J;'earnot's Defeat; or, A Fight Against Great Odds. 90 F,red Fearnot's Deadly Perl!: or.z. His Narrow Escape from Ruin. };'red Fearnot's Own Show; or. (in the Houd With a Combination. 91 Fred Fearnot' s Wlld Ride; or, i:lavlng Dick Duncan's Life. Fred Fearnot In Chicago: 01-. 'l'he Abduction of h:velyn. !12 Fred Fearnot" s Long ('base; or. Trailing a Cunning Villain. Fred Fearnot's Grit; or, Hunning Down a Desperate 'l.'hief. 93 Fred Lnst Sbot. and How It Saved a Life. Fred Fearnot's Camp; or, Hunting for Big Game. 94 Fred l'earnot's Common Sense: or, The Best Way Out of Trouble. Fred l<'earnot s B. B. Club; or, The Niue that Was Never Beaten. 95 Fred Feamot"s GreRt Find; or, Saving Terry Olcott'e Fortune. Fred Fearnot In Phadelphla; or. Solving the Schuylkill Mystery. 96 Fred Fearnot and the Sultan: or, Adventures on the Island of Soles. Fred Fearnot's Fatnoue Stroke; or, The Winning Crew of Avon. 97 Fred -Fearnot's Slivery 'l.'ongue; or, Winning an Angry Mob. Fred Fearnot's Double; or, Unmnsklng a Rival. !\8 Fred Fearnot's Strategy: or, Outwitting a Troublesome Couple. Fred Fearnot In lioston; or, Downing the Bully of Back Bay. 99 Fred Fearnot"s Little Joke; or. Worrying Dlck and Terry. Fred Fearnot's Home Ru:n; or, Second Tour of His Nlne. 100 Fred Fearnot's Muscle; or, Holding Hls Own Against Odds. Fred Fearnot's Slde Show; or, On tbe Roud Wlth a Circus. 101 Fred Ji'enrnot on Hand; or, Showing Up at the Right Time. Fred Fearnot In London ; or. Terry Olcott In Danger. 102 Fred Fearuot's Puzzle: or, Worrying the Bunco SteerA-8 Fred Fearnot In Paris; or, Eve!yn and the l"renchman. 103 Fred Fearnot and ; or, The Infatuated Rival. Fred Fearnot's Double Duel; or, Bound to Show Hls Nerve. 104 Fred Fearnot's Wager: or, Downing a Brutal Sport. Fred Fearnot In Cuba; or, Helping "Uncle Sam." 105 Jfred Fearnot at Rt Simons: or, The Mystery of a Georgia Island. Fred l<'earnot's Danger; or, Three Against One. 106 l?rerl Feurnot DPcelved or, After the Wrong Man. Fred Fearnot's Pledge ; or, Loyal to Hla l<'rlends. 107 Fred Fe;;i.rnot's Cllarlty : or, Teaching Others a Lesson. Fred Fearnot' s li'lyers; or, 'l.'he Bicycle League of Avon. 108 Fred Fearnot as "The Judge ;" or, Heading off the Lynchers. Fred Fearnot's Flying Trip; or, Around the World On Record Time. 109 Fred FPnrnot and the Clown; or, Saving the Old Man's Place. Fred Fearnot's Frolics; or, Fun With Friends and Foes. 110 Fred Fearnot' s Fine Work; or, Up Against a Crank. Fred Fearnot's Triumph ; or, W!nnmg Hls Case In Court. 111 Ji'red Fearnot's Rad Break; or, What Happened to lones. Fred Fearnot's Close Call ; or, Punishing a 'l'reacherous Foe. 112 Fred Fearnot"s Round Up; or, A Lively 'l'lme on the Ranche. Fred Fearnot's Big Bluff; or, Working for a Good Cause. 113 Fred Fearnot and the Giant; or, A Hot Tlme In Cheyenne. Fred Fearnot's Rancbe; or, Roughing It ln Cotc;rado. 114 Fred Cool or, Giving It Straight to the Boys. Fred Fenrnot's Speculation; or, Outwitting the Land Sharks 115 Fred Fearnot's Way ; or, Doing Up a Sharper. Fred Fearnot ln the Clouds: or, Evelyn's Narrow Escape. 116 Fred Fearnot in a Fix; or, The Blackmailer's Game. Fred Fearnot at Yale Again; or, 'l'tarll!ng the College Boys New 117 Fred Felirnot as a "Broncho Buster;" or, A Great Time ID tbe Tricks. Wild West. 47 Fred Fearnot's Ml'ttle; or. Hot Work Against Enemies. 118 Fred Fearuot sod Hls Mascot: or, Evelyn's Fearless Ride. 48 Fred Fearnot In Wall Street; or, Making and Losing a Million. 119 Fred Feurnot's Strong Arm; or, The Bad Man of Arizona. 49 Fred Fearnot' s Desperate Hide; or, A Dash to Save 1velyn. 120 !<'red Fearnot as a "Tenderfoot;" or, Having Fun with Cow-liO Fred Fearnot's 6reat Mystery: or, How Terry Proved Hls Courage. boys. 1 al Fred Fearnot's Betrayal; or, The Mean Work or a False Friend. 121 !<'red Fearnot Captured: or, In the Hands of His Enemies. 52 Fred Fearnot In the Klondike; ot". Working the "Dark Horse" Claim. 122 Frei l Feurnot and the Banker; or, A Schemer's Trap to Ruin Him 53 Fred Fearnot's Skate 1ror Lite; or, Winning the "Ice Flyers' Pen 123 Fred Fearnot' Greut Feat; or, Winning a Fortune on nant. 12 1 Fred Fearnot's lrou Wlll ; or, Standing Up tor the Right. 54 Fred Fearnot's Rival; or, Betrayed by a Female l!Jnemy. 125 Fred Fearnot Conered; or, Evelyn and the Widow. 115 !<'red Fearnot's Defiance; or, His Great at Dedham Lake. 126 Fred Fearnot's Daring Scheme; or, Ten Days In an Insane Asyt11111. 56 Fred Fearnot's Big Contract: or, ltunnln!f a County l'alr. 127 J<'red Fenrnot's Honor; or. Bucking Up His \\'ord. 57 Fred Fearnot's Daring Deed; or, Saving 'terry from the Lynchers. 128 Freil Fearnot and the Lawyer; or, Young Billy Dei!ham's Caee. 58 Fred l<'earnot's Revenge; or, Defentlug u Congressman. 129 Fred Fearnot at \\'est Point; or, Having wltb the Hazers. 1>9 Fred Fearnot's 'l'rup; or, Catchlni; the 'l'rain Robbers. 130 J!'red F'earnot's Secret Society; or, The Knights of the Black Ring. 60 Fred Fearnot at Harvlird; or, Winning the Gumes for Yale. 13 l Free l Fenrnot and the Ga111bfer; or, 'l'he Trouble on the Lake FrOut. 61 Fred Fearnot's Ruse; or, Turning 'ramp to Suve a Fortune. 132 Fred Fearnot's Cllalleuge; or, King of the Diamond Field. 62 Fred Fearno't lo Manila; or, Plotting to Catch Aguinaldo. 133 Fred Fearnot's Great Gi\me; or, The Hard Work That Won. 63 Fred Fearnot and Oom Puul ; or, Battling for the Boers. 13 4 Fred Fearnot in Atlanta; or, The Black Fiend of Dnrktown. 64 Fred 1-'earnot In Johannesbttrg; or, The Terrible Ride to Kimberley. 135 Fred Fearnot' s 0{len Hand; or, How He Helped a Friend. 65 Fred Fearnot In Kumr-land: or, Hunting for the J,ost Diamond. 136 Fred Fearnor. in Debate: or, The Warmest Member cf the House.. 6-67 Fred Fearnot's Lariat: or, How He Caught Hls Man. l 37 Fred Fearnot's Great Plea; or, Hid Defence ot the" MoneylellS Man.." 6' Fred Fearnot's Wiid West Show: or, The Biggest 'l.'hlng on Earth. 138 Fred Fearnot at Princeton; or, The Battle of the Champions. 68 Fred Fearnot's Great 'l.'our; or, Managlpg Rn Opera Queen. 139 Fred Fearnot's Circus or, High Old Time at New Era. 69 Fred Fearnot' s Minstrels; or, Terry's meat Hlt as an End Man. 14 O Fred Fearnot's Camp Hunt; or, The White Deer of the Adirondack& l .For Sale by All or will be Sent to Any Address on Receipt of Price, 5 Cents per Copy, by FBA.'NX TOUSEY, Publisher, 24 Square, :New York. 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.A. CONTAINS ALL SORTS OF S'J'ORIES. EVERY STORY COMPLE'J'E. 32 PAGES. BEAUTIFULLY COLORED COVERS. PRICE 5 LATEST ISSUES. 65 Monte Cristo, Jr.; or, The Diamonds of the Austin 66 Robinson Crusoe, Jr. -J Jas. C. Merritt 67 Jack Jordan of New York; or, A Nervy Young American, by Howard Austin 68 The Block House Boys: ; or, The Young Pioneers of the Great Lakes. by an Old Scout 69 From Bootblack to llroker ; or, The Luck of a Wall Street Boy, by a Retired Broker 70 Eighteen Diamond Eyes; or, Tbe Nine-Headed Idol of Cey-lon, by Berton Bertrew 71 Phil, the Boy Fireman; or, Through Flames to Victory, by Ex U'lre Chief Wll.l'den 72 The Boy Silver King; or, The Mystery ot Two Lives, by Allyn Draper 73 The Floating School ; or, Dr. Blrcbam's Bad Boys' Academy, by Howard Austin 74 Frank Fair In Congress; or, A Bov Among Our Lawmake1s, by Hal Standish 75 Dunning & Co., the Boy Brokers, by a Retired Broker 76 The Rocket ; or, Adventures in the Air, by Allyn Draper 77 The First Glass; or, The Woes of Wine, by Jno. B. Dowd 78 Wiii, the Whaler, by Capt. Tbos. H. Wilson 79 Demon of the Desert, by Jas.. C. Merritt 80 Captain J,ucller; or, The Secret of the Slave Ship, by Howard Austin 81 Nat o' the Night, by Berton Bertrew 82 The Search for the Sunken Ship, by Capt. 1'bos. H. Wilson 83 Dick Duncan; or, '!'he Blight the Bowl, by Jno. n. {)pwd 84 Daring Dan. the Pride of the Pedee, by General Jaa. A. G-Ordoo 85 The Iron Spirit; or, The Mysteries of the l'lalns, by an Old Scoot 86 Rolly Rock: or, Cbuing the Mountain Bandits, by Jas. C. Merritt 87 Five 'Years In the Gr11ssy Sea, by Capt. Thos. H. Wilson 88 The Mysterious Cave, by Allyn Draper 89 The Fly-by-Nights; or, The Mysierious Riders of the Revo-lution, by l:lerton Bertrew 90 The Golden Idol, by Howard Austin 91 The Red House; or, The MJ>stery of Dead Man's lllull', by Jas. C Merritt 92 The Discarded Son; or. The Curee of Drink, by Joo. B. Dowd 93 Ueneral Crook' s Boy Scout; or, l:leyond the Sierra i\ladres. by an Old Soout 94 The Bullet Charmer. A Story of the American Revolution, by Berton Bertrew 95 On a Floating Wreck: or, Drifting Around the World, by Capt. Tbos. H. Wilson 96 The French Wolves, by Allyn Draper 97 A Desperate Game; or, The Mystery of Dion Travers' Life, by Howard Austin 98 The Young King; or, Dick Dunn In Search of HI Brother, by Jae. C. Merritt 99 Joe Jeckel. The Prince of Firemen, by Ex Flre Chief Warden 100 The Boy Railroad King ; or, Fighting for a Fortuae. by Jas. C Merritt 101 Frozen In; or, An American Boy's Luek, by Howard Austin 102 Toney, the Boy Clown; or, Across the Continent With a Circus, by Berton Bert.rew 103 Hie First Drink; or, Wrecked by Wine, by Jno. B. Dowd 104 The Little Captain ; or, The Island of Gold, by Capt. Tbos. H. Wilson 105 The Merman of Klllarney : or, The Outlaw of the Lake, 106 107 108 In the Ice. A Story of the Arctic Regions, Arnold's Shadow ; or, '.l'J!altor's Nemesis, by Allyn Draper by Howat' Jack Wright and His Deep ::;ea Monit-0r; or, Searching for a Ton of Gold, by "Noname" 140 l'be Richest. Boy In the World; or, The Wonderful Adven tares of l! Young American. by Allyn Draper 141 The Haunted Lake. A Strange Story, by Allyn Draper H2 In the Frozen North; or. Ten Years In the Ice, by Howard Austin 143 Around the World on a Bicycle. A Story of Adventures In :\Jany Lands. by Jas. C. Merritt 144 Captain RO<'k ; or, Tb4 First of the White Bpys, by Allyn Draper 14J .A Sheet of Rlotting Paper; or, The Adventures of ll Young Inventor. by Richard R. Montgomery 1-16 The Diamond lsl1tnd; or._ Astray in a l\11.lloon, by Allan Arnold 14.7 In the Saddle from New 1'ork to San Francisco, by Allyn Draper 48 The Haunted Mill on the J\Iarsb. by Howard Austin H\l Tbe Young Crusn.de1 A True Temperance Story, by Jno. B. 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These Books Tell You Everything! A COMPLETE SET IS A REGULAR ENCYCLOPEDIA! Jl;acb book consists of sixty-four pages, printed on good paper, in clear type and neatly bound in an attractive, lllustrated cover. l\Iost of the books are also profuse iy illustrated, and all of the subjects freated upon are explained in such a simple manner that any child can thoroughly understand them. Look over the list as classified and see if you want to know anything about the subjects mentioned. TilESE BOOKS ARE FOR SALE BY ALL NEWSDEALERS OR WILL BE SENT BY MAIL TO ANY ADDRESS FROM '.rHIS OFlnCE ON RECEIPT OF PRICE, TEN CENTS E.\.Cll, OR ANY THREE BOOKS FOR TWENTY-FIVE CEXTS. POSTAGE STAMPS TAKEN THE SAME AS .ONEY. Address FRANK TOUSEY, Publisher, 24 Union Square, N. Y. SPORTING. No. 21. HOW TO HUNT AND b'lSil.-The most complete hunting and fishing guide ever published. It contains full in suu<'tions about guns, hunting dogs, trapi, trapping and fishing, together with descriptions of game and fish. !\o. 2U. HOW TO HOW, SAIL AND BUILD A BOA'l'.-Fully illu tra te'd. J;Jvery boy should know how to rnw and sail a boat. Full instructions are given in UJ1s liule book, together with in stru<'tions on swimming and riding, companion sports to boating. No. 47. HOW TO ImEAK, IHDE, AND DRIVE A HORSl!.l. A complete treatise on the horse. Describing the most useful horses for business, the best horses for the road; also valuable recipes for diseases peculiar to the horse. No. 48. HO\\ TO BUILD AXD SAIL CANOES.-A handy book for boys, containing full directions for constructing canoes and the most popular manner of sailing them. .l!'l"lly illustrated. By C. Stansfield Hic ks. FORTUNE TELLING. No. 1. NAPOLEO.-"'S OUACULUM A.i."ID DREAM BOOK. Containing the great oracle of human destiny; -also the true mean ing of almos t any kind of dreams, together with charms, ceremonies, and curieus games of cards. A complete book. No. 28. HOW '1'0 EX.PLAIN DB.EAJtfS.-Elverybody dreams from the little child to the aged man and woman. 'l'his little book gives the explanation to all kinds of dt-eams, together with lucky and unlucky days, and "Napoleon's Orac-ulum;'' the book of fate. No. 28. HOW TO TELL FOB.TUNES.-Everyone is desirous of knowing what bis future life will bring forth, whether happiness or misery, wealth or pov erty. You can tell by a glance at this little book. Buy one and be convinced. Tell your own fortune. Tell the fortune of vour friends. No. 7G. HO\V '1'0 'l'ELL FORTUNES BY THE 'HAND.Containing rules for telling fortunes by the aid of the lines of the hand, or the secre t of palmistry. Also the secret cJf telling future event b aid of moles, marks, scars, etc. Illustrated. By A. Anderson. ATHLETIC No. 6. HOW TO AN A.THLETE.-Giving full in1 'struction for the use dumb bells, Indian clubs, parallel be.t-s, horizontal bars and various other methods of developing a good, healthy muscle; containing over sixty illustrations. Every. boy can become strong and healthy by following the instractious contained in this little book. 'No. 10. HOW TO BOX.-The art of self-defense made oosy. C cntaining over thirty illustrations of guards, blows, and differ ent ositions of a good boxer. Every boy should obtam one of these useful and instructive books, as it will teach you how to box without an instructor. '.'lo. 25. HOW TO A GYMNAST.-Containing full instructions for all kind s of gymnastic spotts and athletic exercises. Embracing thirtyfive illustrations. By Professor W. Macdonald. A handy and useful book. No. 34. HO TO FENCE.-Conta.ining full instruction for fencing and the use of the broads\ft'l:'d; also i,,nstruction in archery. Described with twenty-one practica:. illustrations, giving the best positions in fencing. A complete book. No. 61. HOW TO BlWOJ\fE A BOWLER.-A complete manual of bowling. Containing full instructions for playing all the stand ard America::i and German games; together with rules and systems of sporting in use by the principal bowling clubs in the United States. By Bartholomew Batterson. TRICKS WITH CARDS. No. 51. HOW .ro DO TRICKSWITil CARDS.-Containing explanations of the g e neral principles of sleight-of -hand applicable to card tricks; of card tricks with ordinary cards, and not requiring sleight-of-hand ; of tricks involving sleight-of-hand, or the use of specially prepared cards. By Professor Haffner. With illustra tions. No. 72. HOW '1'0 DO SIXTY TRICKS WITH CARDS.--Em bracing all of the latest and most deceptive card tricks, with il lustrations By A Anderson. Ko. 77. HOW TO DO l<'OUTY TRICKS WITH CARDS.Conraininit deceptive Card Tricks as performed by leading conjurers and magi c ians. Arrange d for home amusement. Fully illustrated. MAGIC. No. IIOW TO DO great book. of magic and card tricks, c:ontammg full mstruct1on of all the leadmg card tricks or the also most populat magical illusions as performed by our leadmg mag1c1ans ; every boy should obtain a copy of this bouk as it will both amuse and instruct. No: :!:!. llOW 'l'O DU S.\!]COND .SIGHT.-Heller's second sight eXJ.>lamed b)'. his former a.ss1sta,nt, Fred Hunt, Jr. Explaiumg how the secret dialogues wete earned on between the magician and the lx>y on the stage; also giving all the codes and signals. '.l'he only authentic explanation of second sight. r o. 4a. HOW TO BECOME .A the grandest assortment of .magical illusions ever placed befdl-e the public. Also tricks with cards, incantations, No. 68. HOW TO DO CIIEMICA.L TRICKS.-Containing over one hundred highly amusingand instructive tricks with chemicals By A. Anderson. Handsomely illustrated. No. 69. IlOW TO DO SLEIGHT OF HAND.-Containing over fifty of the latest and best kicks used I)!' magicians. Also contain ing the sectet of second sight. Fully illustrated. By A. Anderson. No .. 70. HOW MA}{E MAGIC full directions for makmg 1VIag1c Toys and devices of many kinds. By A. Anderat>n. E'ully illustrated. No. 73. IIOW 'l'O DO TRICKS WITH NUMBERS.--Showing many curious tricks with figures and the magic of nwnbers. By A. Anderson. Fully illustrated. _No. 'f? TO :8ECOME A CONJURER-Containing tricks '\\-1th Dommoes, Die11. Cups and Balls, Hats, etc. Embracing thirty-six illustrations. By A. Anderson. No. 78. HOW TO DO 'HE BLACK ART.--Coutaining a com plete description of the mysteries of Magic and Sleight of :{land many wonderful experiments. By A. Anderson'. Illustra._. ". MECHANICAL. Nq. 29. HOW TO BECOME AN L."IVENTOR.-Every boy how 'l'J;tis book explains them ll.11, g1vll!g examples_ 11.1 electrtc1ty, hydraulics, magnetism, optics, J;!neumat1cs, mechanics, etc .. etc. The most Instructive book pnb hshed. No. fJ?. HOW TO .Al( ENGINEER.-Coutaining full rnstruct1ons how to proceed rn order to become a locomotive engineer; also directions for building a model locomotive; together with a full description of everything an engineer should know. No. 57. HOW TO MAKE MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS.-Fnll directions how to a B'.lnjo, Yio!in, Zither, Aeoli_an Harp, Xylo phone and other musical mstrumeotii; together with a brief de scription of nearly evet-y musical instrument used in ancient or modern times. Profusely illustrated. By Algemon S. Fitzgerald for twenty yenrs bandmaster of the Royal Bengal Marines. No. 59. HOW 'l'O MAKE A MAGIC LANTERN.-Containing a description of the lantern. togethet with its history and invention. Also full directions fot its use and for painting slides. Handsomelv illustrated, by John Allen. No. 71 .. HOW _TO DO complete mstnictions for performmg over sixty Mechanical Tricks. By A. Anderson. Fully illutrated. LETTER WRITING. No. 11. HOW TO WRITE LOVE-LEJTTERS.-A most com plete little book, -rontaining full directions for writing love-letters and when to use them; also giving specimen letters for both young and old. No. 12. HOW TO WRITE LEII'TEJUS TO LADIES.-Giving complete instructions for writing letters to ladies on all subjects; also letters of introdnction, notes and .requests. No. 24. HOW TO WRITE LE1.'TERS TO GENTLEMEN.Containing full directions for writing to gentlemen on all subjects; also giving sample letters for instruct ion. No. 5H. HOW TO WRITE LET'l'ERS.-A wonderful little book, telling you how to write to your sweetheart. your father, mother, sister, brother, employer; and, in fact, everybody and any body you wish to write to. Every young man and every young lady in the land should have this book. No. 74. HOW TO WRITE LETTERS CORRECTLY.-Oon taining full instructions for writing letters on almost any subject; also rules for punctuation al'd composition; together with specimen letters.


THE STAGE. No. 41. THE BOYS OF NEW YORK END MEN'S JOKEl BOOK.-Containing a great variety of the latest jokes used by the m1?9t famous men. No amateur minstrels is complete without th111 wonderful httle book. No .. THE OF NEW YORK STUMP SPEAKER.Contai!lmg a varied of stump speeches, Negro, Dutch and.Irish. Also t>11d mens Jokes. Just the thing for home amuse ment and amateur shows. No. 45. THE BOYS OF NEW YORK MINSTREL GUIDE AND JOKl!l new a!ld very .instructive. Every boy. obtam tb1s as 1t con tams full mstructions for or1aniz1ng an amateur mmstrel troupe. No. 65. MULDOON'S JOKES.-This is one of the most original joke l,>ooks ever and it is brimful of wit and humor. It contams a large collection of 90ngs, jokes, conundrums, etc. of Terrence Muldoon, the great wit, humorist, and pl'llctical of the Every \><>Y _who can enjoy a good substantial joke should obtam a copy 1mmed1ately. No. 79. HOW TO BECOME AN ACTOR.-Containing com plete Instructions how to make up for various characters on the If.age_; toii:ther the duties of the Stage Manager, Prompter, Scemc Artist and Property Man. By a prominent Stage Macn.ager. N!>. 80. GUi WILLIAMS' JOKE BOOK.-Containing the Iat Ht Jokes, anecdotes and funny stories of this world-renowned and ner po11.ular German comedian. Sixty-four pages; handsome eolored cover containing a half-tone photo of the author. HOUSEKEEPING. Noy reading this book of instructions, by a practical professor ( deligbting multitudes every night with his wonderful imitations), can master the ut, and create any amount of fun for himself and friends. It is the areatest book ever published, and there's millions (of fun) in it. No. 20. HOW TO ENTERTAIN AN EVENING PARTY.-A fery valuable little book just published. A complete compendium of games, sports, card diversions, comic recitations, etc., suitable for parlor or drawing-room entertainment. It contains more for the money than any book published. No. 35. HOW TO PLAY GAMES.-A complete and useful little book, cpntaining the rules and regulations of billiards, bagatelle, backgammon, croquet. dominoes, etc. No. 36. HOW TO .SOLVE OONUNDRUMS.-Containing all the leading conundrums of the day, amusing riddles, curious catches ud witty sayings. No. 52. HOW 'l'O PLAY CARDS.-A complete and handy little book, giving the rules and full directions for Euchre, Cribbage, Casino, Forty-Five, Rounce, Pedro Sancho, Draw Poker, Auction Pitch, All Fours, and many otlier popular games of cards. No. 66. HOW TO DO PUZZLES.-Containing over three hun dred interesting puzzles and conundrums, with key to same. A eomplete book. Fully illustrated. By A. Anderson. ETIQUETTE. No. 13. HOW TO DO IT; OR, BOOK OF ETIQUETTE.-It fa a great life secret, a nd one that every young man desires to know all about. There's happiness in it. No. 33. HOW TO BEHA VE.-Containing the rules and etiquette of good society and the easiest and most approved methods of appearing to good advantage at parties, balls, the theatre, church, and In the drawing-room. DECLAMATION. No. 27. HOW TO RECITE AND BOOK OF RECITATIONS. -Containing the most popular sele'.!tions in use, comprising Dutch dialect, French dialect, Yankee and Irish dialect pieces, together No: 31. HQW '1'9 A SPEAKER.-Containing t teen 1llustrat1ons, g1vmg the different positiOils requisiote to be< a good speaker, reader aad elocuti .onist. Also containing gems 1 a!J the popular !luthors of prose and ppetry, arranged in tbE" simple and con<11se manner possible. No. 49. :SOW TO DEBATE.-Giving rules for conductmg bates, outhnes for deeates, questions for discussion and to for procuring information on the questions given SOCIETY. No. 3. HOW TO F'LIRT.-The arts and wiles of flirtation fully by this little book. Besides the various methoC: ha_r;dkerch1Pf., fan, glove, parasol, window and hat flirtation, it tams a .full hst of the language and sentiment of flowers, wh1c m.terestmg to everybody, both 1J!d and young. You cannot be ba i without one. No. 4. HOW TO DANCE is the title of 11. new and hands', .book just issued py It contains full inst. tions m the art of dancmg, etiquette m the ball-room and ai how to dress, and full directions for calling off in all popular dances. No. 5. HOW TO lllAKE LOVE.-A complete guide to I < and giving sensible advice, rules and etiqm to be observed, with many curious and interesting things not f' erally known. No. li. HOW TO DRESS.-Containing full instruction tr, art .of dressing and appearing well at home and abroad givinr selections of colors, material, and how to have them made up. No. 18. HOW TO BECOME BEAUTIFUL.-One ot brightest and most valuable little books ever given to the wo. Everybody wishes to know how to become beautiful, both male female. The secret is simple, and almost costless. Read thi" ;. and be convinced how to become beautiful. BIRDS AND ANIMALS. No .. HOW. TO BIRDS.-Handsomely Illustrated contammg full mstruot10ns for the management and training ot canary, mockingbird, bobolink, blackbird, paroquet, parrot, etc. No. 39. HOW TO RAISE DOGS, POULTRY PIGEONS .!.Y RABBITS.-A useful and instructive book. Handsomely HI< trated. By Ira Drofraw. No. 40: HOW TO MAKEl .A;"JD SET TRAPS.-Including h ll on how to catch moles, weasels, otter, rats, squirrels and blrr Also how to cure skins. Copiously illustrated. By J. Harrlnrt Keene. No. 50. HOW TO STUFF BIRDS ANJ1> ANIMALS. valuable book, giving instructions in collecting, preparing, mountl and preserving birds, animals and insects. No. 54. HOW TO KEEP AND MANAGE PETS.-Glving co plete information as to the manner and method of raising, keeph taming, breeding, and managing all kinds of pets ; also giving f instructions for making cages, etc. Fully explained by twenty-ei1 illustrations, making. it the most complete book of the kind el published. MISCELLANEOUS. No. 8. HOW TO BECOME A SCIENTIST.-A useful and k structive book, giTing a complete treatise on chemistry; also periments in acoustics, mechanics, mathematics, chemistry, and i rections for making fireworks, colored fires, and gas balloons. T book cannot be equaled. No. 14. HOW '1'0 MAKE CANDY.-A complete hand-book t> making all kinds of candy, ice-cream, essences, etc., etc. No. 19.-FRANK roUSEY'S UNITE STATES DISTANG' TABLES, POCKET COMPANION A t official distances on all the railroads of the United States Canada. Also table of distances by water to foreign port1, hfli fares in the principal cities, reports of the census, etc., etc., mak!.J: it one of the most complete and handy books_published No. 38. HOW TO BECOME YOUR OWN DOCTOR.-A w derful book, containing useful and practical information in U, treatment of ordinary diseases and ailments common to eni family. Abounding in useful and effective recipes for general ooo plaints. \"I: No. 55. HOW TO COLLECT STAMPS AND COINS.--Ot taining valuable information regarding the collecting and arranri 'i of stamps and"COins. Handsomely illustrated. r. No. 58. HOW TO BE A DETElCTIVE.-By Old King Brst-. the world-known detective. In which he lays down some valu11 and sensible rules foc beginners, and also relates some adventuill and experiences of well-known detectives. !: No. 00. HOW TO BECOME A PHOTOGRAPHER.-ConW l ing useful information regarding the Camera and how to work I also how to make Photographic Magic Lantern Slides and ot._,,, Transparencies. Handsomely illustrated. By Captain W. De Abney. No. 62. HOW TO BECOME A WEST PO.INT CADET.-Containing full explanations how to gain admittant course of Study, Examinations, Duties, Staff of Officers, Po Guard, Police Regulations, Fire Department, and all a boy shou know to be a Cadet. Compiled and written by Lu Senarens, autb( of "How to Become a Naval Cadet." No. 63. HOW TO BECOME A NAVAL CADET.-Complete b structions of how to i;ain admission to the Annapolis Nan Academy. Also the course of instruction, descriptiOll of grounds and buildings, historical sketch. and everything a btf should know to become an officer in the United States Navy. C!lOli piled and written by Lu Senarens, author of "How to Become I West Point Military Cadet." with many standard readings. CENTS TOUSEY, PRICE 10 Address FRANK EA.CH. OR 3 FOR 25 CENTS. Publisher. 24 Union Square. New York.


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