The Liberty Boys' bold move, or, Into the enemy's country

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The Liberty Boys' bold move, or, Into the enemy's country
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Liberty Boys of "76"
Moore, Harry
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THE LIBERTY A Weekly /t\agazine containing Stories of the American Revolution. l!i:rned W1 eH!(--R!1 Sub.'ICl'IJl!i'.on *?. 50 71er year Nnfrrrd Stc:ond Cln8." Malter at t he Ne10 Y ork t'o8t Office, l/cbru.ary 4, 1 90 1 by Jlranl.:?!lJousey No. 77. NEW YORI{, .JUNE 20. 1902. Price 5 Cents. lHE UBERTY8DYS'8DLD MOVE;. "Who are you. and what are you doing here?" the redcoat cried. 'That is for you to find was the undaunted reply.


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HE LIBERTY BOYS OF '76. Weekly Magazine Containing Stories of the American R.evolut ion lBBued Weekly-By SubBcription $2.50 per year. Entered aB Second ClaB,s Matter at the New York, N. Y., Post Office, c. February 4, 1901. Entered according to A.ct of Congress, in tl>e year 1902, in the office of the Librarian 1y of Congress, WaBhington, D. C., by Frank Tousey, 24 Union Square, New York. ts No. 77. NEW YORK, JUNE 20, 1902. Price 5 Cents. CHAPTER I. a n .. SENT SOUTH. h >0 1 It was mid-afternoon of a fine day in the last week of ay, of the year 1780. An orderly approached the quar'" m l rs occupied by the "Liberty Boys,'' in the patriot en1111 mpment on the Hudson, and called out. t 1 "Is Dick Slater here?" "Well, yes, slightly dull, your excellency,'' with a smile. "I suppose the rest of the boys look at it the same way?'' Dick remembered the conversation that had taken place just before he came to headquarters, and nodded and smiled. "Yes; they were talking about it just before I left our quarters,'' Dick said. "They are uneasy under inaction.'' "So I supposed. And that is the reason I sent for you in preference to the captain of some company of older )V( al. "Here!" cried a handsome young fellow of perhaps men. I have some work which I wi s h done, and it is work o ''.e enty vears, leaping to his feet. "What is wanted?" that will require swift moving, and that will Jest s t r e ngth,. an .01 "You are wanted at headquarters." fu H "Right away?" ii11' "Yes." \'. "All right; tell the commander-in-chief that I will be n1n i11, ere immediatefy." con "All right;" and the orderly hurried away. [ an rco "I wonder what is up now, Dick?" remarked Bob Estaook, an interested look in his eyes. ho "I d 't kn B b" the1 on ow, o "I hope there is something in the wind,'' said Mark fu orrison; "this work of sitting around here in camp is o slow to suit me." "The same here,'' said Sam Sanderson. endurance and courage to the utmost." "Whatever you give us to do, sir, we will do our best to make a success of it." "I am sure of that, Dick." "Thank you." "This is, however, the most dangerous and diffi cult work that I have ever called upon y.ou to do." "That does not matter." "You are ready to attempt it, eh?" "Yes, sir." "And glad of the opportunity?" "l\Iore than glad." "I thought so; well, I am glad to know that I h ave some-"I don't suppose it is anything that amounts to a it ,, .d B b di 1 t 1 nymen in my army who are ready and eager to attempt any mg, sai 0 sconso a e Y work, no matter how difficult and dangerous it may be.'" tinin "You can't tell till it is found out what is wanted,'' said ntio H )rnel. m arns. dnin "You are right, Tom,'' said Dick. "Well, I will go to rick.iadquarters and see what the commander-in-chief wants. mt is the quickest and easiest way of finding out." "You are right, Dick." youn Dick Slater hastened away and was soon at headquarters. "Sit down, Dick," said General Washington, after greet EN. g the youth pleasantly. "I'll be with you in a few mo iject. en ts." He talked with the orderly a few moments and then the fellow away, after which he turned to Dick. -Co "Well, my boy,'' he said, "how do you find it here-ibJect mewhat dull?" ec1me "The livelier the work the better it suits my boy s sir.''" "I have seen enou&h of them and the!r work to know that, Dick. But this is unusual and extra hazard o u s." "What is it you wish us to do, sir, if I may ask?" The commander-in-chief was silent for a few moments,. gazing up at the ceiling, as if in a deep study. The n he said: "I suppose you know, Dick, that the British are in control of South Carolina?" "Yes, sir." "They are carrying things with a high hand down there." "So I have understood."


2 THE LIBERTY BOYS' BOLD MOYE. "Yes; they are sending out parties, who go from house to house and force the citizens to join the loyalist militia." "That is what I have been told." "Yes; and then there are other bands of men, who, having secured commissions from the British, are going about plundering, burning and in many cases murdering." to put in the afternoon getting ready, and that you mig start in the morning." "Yery well, sir." "I will write a letter which you will take with you ai hand to whichever of the partisan commanders you happ< to meet first; it will explain all, and then you can wo "I know the breed, sir. They are tlu i cowards, the contogether." scienceless scoundrels who use war as a means to prey upon ''Very well, sir; I will go to my quarters and begin ma their fellowmen." ing preparations for our journey." "You are right; well, as I have said, the British have "Do so; and come here in the morning and get t everything their own way in South Carolina, save for letter." what is being done here and there by the patriot partisan "I will do so." Marion, Sumpter, Pickens and Williams." After some further conversation Dick saluted and to< "I have met the first two named, sir, as you h.'llow. Ah, his departure. The instant he reached the quarters ot they are noble-hearted men, and as brave as brave can be." "They are wonderful men, Dick, and if they had a suffici ent force they could make South Carolina untenable by the British." they could, sir "And now, Dick, I am coming to the point. I have th.ought of sending you and your 'Liberty Boys' down into South Carolina, so that you may co-operate with the four partisan leaders mentioned, and help them to organize a patriot militia." Dick's eyes sparkled. It was plain that he was delighted. "Oh, sir, I hope you will send us!" he exclaimed. "You would like to go, then?" "I would like nothing better, sir "And your 'Liberty Boys'?" ; 1 "They would be tickled half to death." "You think nothing would please them better, eh?" "I am sure of it, sir Very good; I thought that was how it would be." There was a tone of satisfaction to the great man's voice. "It is a long trip down there, however, Dick; and it will be extremely dangerous venturing into the enemy's country." "I know that, sir; it will be a bold move, but that is just what my boys like. They will be eager to start." "I was sure of it, Dick." "We can start at an hour's notice, sir, and the length of the journey will have no terrors for us." "Well, I think I will send you. There is nothing to be done here, and nothing in sight; so you may return to your quarters and begin making arrangements for the journey." "How soon will you want us to start?" "There is no particular hurry. I should say for you cupied by the "Liberty Boys" they greeted him with volley of questions. "What did he want?" "Did it amount to anything?" "Are we to have some work to do?" "Tell us, Dick!" "Tell us all about it!'' "Yes; and quickly, too." Such were a few of the exclamations and questio Dick smilingly waited till they were through, and th he said: "We are to have some work to do, fellows." "Are we?" "Good, good "Hurrah!" .J .. _, .... -..i, "I hope it is something that will keep us awake!" "What is the work, old man?" "You would never guess," replied Dick, still smiling "Of course not." Then tell us at once "Yes, yes!" I. "Don't keep us waiting!" "We are in suspense, old man!" "The commander in-chief is going to send us away a long journey, boys," said Dick. "Where to?" from Bob Estabrook. "Tell us, quick!" from Mark Morrison. "You'd never guess," said Dick. A groan went up from the youths. "Of course we never would guess," said Bob; "and you don't tell us pretty quickly you will never get to so, either, for we'll jump on you and pound you to dea You shouldn't trifle with us and ruffle up our feelings this manner, old man!" Dick laughed. "Well, I'll tell you," he said; "t


THE LIBERTY BOYS' BOLD MOVE. 3 commander-in-chief is going to send us down into South Williams and co-operate with them and help to organize Carolina!" a patriot militia." "What's that!" "Yon don't mean it?" "Away down into South Carolina?" "Phew!" "Say, that will be a trip, won't it?" It was evident that the youths were both surprised and delighted. They had hoped that they wo"nld be given something to do, but had nqt expected that they would be sent away on such a long journey. "Say, Dick, the British have everything pretty much heir own way down in South Carolina, don't they?" re"Ah, I see." "That will be lively work, I think." "Probably so." "And I suppose that incidentally we will strike the British an occasional blow if the opportunity offers, Dick?'' said Sam Sanderson. "Yes, indeed; we will never let a chance go by." "You are right; we won't "Ob, say, I think I see some lively work ahead of us, down in tl;i.e enemy's country!" said Bob "And you don't have to look very hard to see that, narked Bob. either!" from Tom Harris. "Yes, Bob." "I thought so." "Yes, when we go down there we will be practically going nto the enemy's country." "It will be a bold move !" said l\Iark Morrison. "Y cs, but bold moves often win where other kinds of would fail." "True; well, I'm not only ready and willing, but eager o go." "So am I'!" "And I!" "It's the same with me!'' "And with me!" "We can't start too quickly to suit me!" Such were the exclamations. "By the way, Dic k, when will we start?" asked Bob. "In the morning." ''In the morning, eh?" ''Yes." "Hurrah!" I "\\by not start right away, Dick?" asked Sam Sander on. '"We could get quite a distance yet this afternoon." f "The commander-in-chief is going to write a letter for re to take, and he said come for it in the morning, so e can't start sooner." I "Ah, I see." "Well, that is all right," said Bob; "we can get off rly in the morning and put many miles behind us before d lghtfall." .., "It is better to start in the morning," said Dick. eal, "And so we are to go away down into South Carolina !" s lid Mark Morrison. "What are we going to do when t O'et there Dick?" "t 0 awe are to hunt up Marion and Sumpter, Pickens and I "No; one doesn't have to strain his eyesight," grinned Bob. It was evident that the "Liberty Boys" were delighted. They fell to discussing the matter and chattered like so many magpies. When they had got through talking, Dick told them that they had better begin making their preparations for the journey "There isn't much to do," said Bob. This was true; but they cleaned their muskets and pistols and rubbed their horses down, and looked to their saddles and bridles to see that everything was in good shape. It was soon known throughout the camp that the youths were going South on a long and dangerous journey, and the soldiers came to the boys some cheering words, for the "Liberty Boys" were general favorites. They held a sort of levee the rest of the afternoon and eYening, but went to bed early, as they wished to get a good night's rest. They were up early, and after breakfast bridled and saddled their horses, and as soon as Dick had returned from 11eadquarters, where he had gone to get the lett,er and his final instructions, the "Liberty Boys" mounted and rode away toward the South. They were starting upon what was indeed a bold move; they were headed for the enemy's country. CHAPTER II. STRANGELY WARNED. On a beautiful afternoon of the second week in June a lone rider was making his way along the winding road


4 THE LIBERTY BOYS' BOLD MOVE. leading toward Ninety-Six, in the western part of South Carolina. The country was rough and hilly, and there was almost There was only one possible way to answer this question,] and that was by examining the paper, and the youth, leaped to the ground and stepped forward and picked continuous timber, wit4 here and there a clearing in which stone up. It was seen at a glance that there was a bit was the cabin or more pretentious home of a settler. folded paper, which was tied to the stone with a stringll The lone rider in question was a young man of perhaps "Well, this proves that whoever threw the stone di( twenty or twenty-one years, and he was handsome, though not trv to hit me," the young man said to himself; "s11 J l much bronzed from exposure to the weather. His chin was I guess I am in no danger, after all. I will see what il square and firm, gray-blue eyes unwavering and clear, all means." and it would have been evident to any good judge of faces He broke the string, dropped the stone to the grounc that the young man in question was of inand unfolded the paper. As he had more than half ex domitable courage and an iron will. pected, there was writing on the paper. The writing wmrJ 'The rider was mounted on a magnificent horse, coal not very good, or very plain, being scribbled with th! ll black in eolor. Any one h."'Ilowing anything at all about point of a charred stick, seemingly. There were only i horses would have seen at a glance that the animal was few words, and were as follows: -0ne with Arabian blood coursing in his veins. Suddenly, as_ the rider was passing between two rather "Dick Slater, go back! If you don't you will lose :rou high knolls, the tops of which were almost above him, life!" so narrow was the road between, a stone the size of a man s double-fist struck in front of the horse with a That was all there was; no signature, nothing to indicab thump, causing the animal to give a snort of terror and who the writer was or whether a or an enemf half wheel. Dick stared at the writing for several moments, a loo] "Whoa, Major, old fellow!" said the rider, soothingly. of wonder and surprise on his face. r "Don' t be afraid." It was evident that the rider was somewhat alarmed, howeve;, for he half turned in the saddle and gazed up at the top of the knoll, keenly and searchingly. "Now, this is a puzzler," he said to himself; in the world did this person, whoever he or she is, knov that I am Dick Slater? I don't understand it at all." The ;:oung man was indeed Dick Slater, the famou0 "That stone didn't fall of its own accord," he said to scout, spy and fighter, and captain of "The Liberty Boy 'fsome one threw it, and j;he chances are that of '76." He looked at the bit of paper and then glance whoever that some one was, he tried to hit me a crack on up at the top of the knoll. the head." It was easy to see whence the stone had come. Right e The youth continued to gaze upward, while the horse the edge of the knoll, where it overhung the road, was pawed the ground nervously and breathed in short, snortlarge tree, with some bushes growing at the foot. It ing breaths, from among those bushes that the stone had come, withom< One minute, two mitrutes passed, and a second stone did uoubt. te not come down and was no movement on the top of "I know more about this matter," Dick said fil the knoll to indicate the presence of any one. Nevertheless himself; "I am not satisfied to let it go as it is, at al the horseman was confident that at least one pair of eyes I will see if I can get the person who threw the stone aruii was watching him closely. wrote this warning to talk to me; if I can, I may I "If it is a redcoat or Tory, I don't see why he didn't able to find out something more." :Shoot me," the youth thought; "and, for that matter, why hasn't he shot me, since throwing the stone, or thrown another at me?" "

THE LIBERTY BOYS' BOLD MOVE. 5 I y sweet md musical voice. "Be warned, and go back! h Your presence, and that of your 'Liberty Boys,' is known, plans have been made to destroy you-so go back at Get out of South Carolina or you will lose your life, r tmd your men will all be killed or driven out." more danger of some one hearing us talk than if we were together, don't you?" "Y cs; but-please take heed of the warning and go back at once Go back to where you have left your 'J_,iberty Boys,' and then get out of South Carolina. Your "Well, well; a girl!" said Dick to himself. c said : "I thank yo11 for the warning, a nnot heed it." Then aloud presence here and identity are 1-'"Ilown, and a plan is being miss, but I formed to destroy or capture you." "Oh, but you must!" "But I cannot do what you say, miss," said Dick, earn rstly; "I really can't. We are here, and must stay. We "Oh, no!" are under orders; but so far as that is concerned we would "You, or any of your men, will not leave South Carolina not leave, anyway. If you would only tell me from which li_ve unless you do it at OJ:\Ce !"said the voice. "Be warned direction the danger threatens, then you would be doing nd hasten to make your escape." me a real, practical favor and rendering me aid. This "I could not think of it, miss "But consider: You are in the enemy's country!" "I know that." "The idea does not seem to frighten you much." There as a note of admiration in the tone. "No, it doesn't frighten me a bit, miss," was the quiet eply; "I have been in the enemy's country before." "But you have never been in such great danger as you .. re now, I am sure." "You think not?" "I am certain that such is the case." ''I take it, miss, that you are my friend, or you would ot have taken the trouble to warn me. warning will otherwise not amount to much, as it is out of the question to think of turning back and leaving South Carolina "You mean it? You really will not turn back?" "I c e rtainly do mean it, miss. I cannot entertain the id e a of turning back." "Then I guess I had better let you come up here, and I will tell you all that I know and make it as safe fot you as it is possibh:J for you to b e so long as you remain in this region." "Thank you, miss; I am }IlUCh obliged to you for giving: me permission to have an interview. I will tie. my horse among the trees at the side ?f the road and then will "Yes, I am your friend, and the friend of all patriots." eome right up." "Then tell me who you are." Dick led his horse in among some trees that grew beside "I would rather not." the road and tied the animal. Then he began the ascent cnrrhy ?. d n of the knoll. It was very steep, but Dick was a woo sman, "I have my reasons born and bred, and it was not very difficult for him to "But I w9uld very much like to know who you are; climb to the top. When he got there he was almost stricken nd if you are really my friend, I wish you would tell dnmb by the sight of the girl, who stood at the foot of e more than this tells me," holding up the :{:>aper. "I the tree awaiting bis coming. ill come up and have a talk with you." The girl, while dressed simply in the coarse, homespun "Oh, but I am afraid some one-some enemy of yours clothing such as was worn by maj?rity of the people ight sec us n h "I don't think that is likely to happen." I I P erhaps not; but I do not wish to take the chances." of the South in those time, was yet one of the most beau tiful maidens that Dick had ever seen, and be had see11i a great many and had a sweetheart up in New York State "What harm would it do?" whom he thought wonderfully beautiful, as indeed she was. "It would make it difficult for me to render you aid But that girl was the peer of arty that the young "Liberty \ the future, for 001e thing." Boy" had ever laid eyes on, and he could not help acknowl "t don't understand." edging that such was the fact. He doffed his hat and "It is simple enough; I am the daughter of a Tory, and bowed. erybody thinks I am loyal to the king. If they should "I am indeed pleased to meet you, miss," he said; "and 1 arn that such is not the case they would watch me and now, as you know my name and have the adyantage of ake it impossible for me to render you fu r ther aid." m e will you not put us on an equal footing by telling me but I really think that there is your name?"


6 THE LIBERTY BOYS' BOLD MOVE. "Certainly," replied the girl, blushing, when she saw the admiration in Dick's eyes; "my name is Lucy Lane." Dick stepped forward and gave the girl his hand. "Miss Lucy, you been so kind as to warn me,'' he said, "and I am your friend for lie. But now will you tell me from what direction I am to look for danger?" At this instant there came an interrupti,on. A man bounded out from behind a tree and confronted the two. He was not such a bad-looking fellow, at first glance, but "You talk and look like a fellow who thinks himself warrior!" he said, slowly, but in a menacing tone. "That is neither here nor there," said Dick, quietly; simply will not stand by and see a brute offer violence t a woman, that is all." A red glow came into the eyes of Bob Benderson, an he seemed to be gathering himself together after t fashion of a tiger getting ready to make its spring. "Did I understand you to apply the epithet of brut a closer look would reveal the fact that he was a man to me-me !-Bob Benderson ?" he hissed. possessed of a cruel and vindicti re nature, and that he "\Vas not a man to be trusted He did not pay any attention to Dick; his eyes were on the face of Lucy Lane, and. they burned with the fury of a fiercely jealous nature. "So, this is the way you do, is it, Lucy Lane?" he hissed. '"You, the daughter of Joe Lane, the leader of the loyal forces in theae parts, to warn a rebel that he is in danger and then to calmly permit him to hold an interview with you for the purpose of telling him all you know about the plans which have been made for his death or capture! So that is the way you do, is it? And all because you saw tha0t he had a handsome face! Ha! do you know, girl, that I could kill you with a good grace?" and the fellow leaped orward and seized Lucy by the wrist and glared into her eyes. "I don't know what you understood," calmly; "I kno that I applied the epithet to you, however, and I kno further, that you deserved it." "Oh, you do, eh?" Dick understood that a struggle was at hand. He kne full well that the man was going to attack him; and judged also by what the fellow bad said; and from t manner in which he had acted, thai he was a da.Ilgero man. A glance at Lucy showed him that pa and frightened, and this proved that she thought Bende son a dangerous individual. But Dic1'was on his guar and while seemingly standing in a careless attitude, w ready for a lightning-like movement when the necessit should come. The girl uttered a cry 0 terror and shrank back, at "So you think I am a brute?" The tone was even an the same time she glanced in Dick's direction as i to deadly, and there was a dangerous light in the man implore his The man saw the glance, and his rage eyes. became almost uncontrolable. "I don't think so; r know it!" Dick was not averse t "Oh, look at him!" he hissed. "Of course, he is your bringing the affair to a head, so spoke promptly and at: champion, now, and you expect that he will do wonders gressively in your behalf; but I tell you there doesn't live any one "Oh, you know it?" Still more deadly and threatenin man who a match for Bob Benderson You will look, the tone. but that is all the good it will do you!" "Yes." Dick Slater's eyes flashed fire, and he took a quick step "Very well-I will show you what a brute can do!" an forward. with the words Benderson leaped at Dick with the ferocit "Unhand the lady!" he said, in a cold, firm voice. of a tiger. The man who had called himself Bob Benderson turned his bead and glared at Dick in a manner which reminded the youth 0 a tiger "Were you speaking to me?" he snarled. "To no one else." "And you ordered me-me-to unhand the lady?" "That is just what I ordered you to do-and I want you to do it, too, and quickly!" 'l'here was such a peculiar, menacing look in the youth's eyes that Benderson was impressed, and he let go of Lucy's wrist and slowly turned till he faced Dick, never removing his eyes from the youth for an instant. l : e CHA PTER III. !i A TERRIBLE FALL. He thought to seize Dick, of course, and did get ho of him, but he did not get the hold he bad intende to get. Dick had evaded the fellow, ptrtially, and hae secured a hold that enabled him to withstand the otb(, without great difficulty.


THE LIBERTY BOYS' BOLD MOVE. 7 He was to learn, however, that Bmderson was indeed a Benderson made desperate efforts to get Dick over to angerous man, or the fellow, maddened by being foiled in the edge of the bluff, but found the youth to be as immov ecuring the grasp he intended to secure, went to work able, almost, as a stone wall. The fellow was strong, howike a fiend, and struggled so fiercely that he managed to ever, anJ desp e rate and he managed, by throwing all his a better hold than at first, and was in much better weight against Dick, to force him backward a pace, and hape to force matters. the youths foot caught in a trailing vine and he staggered Dick was not at all alarmed, as he felt that he was and came very near falling. A cry of terror and fear for ore than a match for the man, but he was puzzled to know Dick's safety escaped the lips of Lucy. hat to do. Ile made up his mind, presently, that he The cry from Lucy seemed, to enrage Benderson, he ould do just as much as was necessary in self-defense, realizing that it was on his opponent's account that the and no more, as be did not h."Uow how Lucy might look cry had been uttered, and with a snarl of rage he went pon it if he were to kill or seriously injure the man. fiercely to work to follow up his advantage and throw Dick As for Lucy, she was terrified and stood, with clasped over the bluff. ands and staring eyes, watching the struggling men. She Benderson managed to force Dick back till they were eemed unable to say a word; all she could do was to within a few feet of the edge of the bluff, and there the atch in mute terror. youth managed to regain his balance and hold his own. Benderson, having partially retrieved his first failure, They struggled there for a minute at least, without either as now more confident than ever, and pushed the attack ith vigor. "Do you know what I am going to do with you, you ebel dog?'" he asked, pantingly. "Mo; what are you going to do with me, you Tory ound ?" askeQ. Dick. "I am going to throw you over the bluff!" "Oh, you are?" "Yes!'' in a fierce, snarling tone. "I am much obliged to you for telling me." "You needn't "Why not?" "The lmowledge won't be of any use to you." "It won't?" "No." "I think it will." "Bah! I have you at my mercy." "You think so?" "I know it!" "I think you are mistaken." "You will find that I am not. There is no one in all 1is region who is my equal in a hand-to-hand contest." "That may be, but you see I am not a man of this gion." getting any advantage, and this made the :fellow very angry. He had thought that he was going to be successful in forcing Dick over, and to be balked in this fashion en raged him. "You put up a good fight, but I'll get you, just the same!" grated Benderson. "I don't think you will," retorted Dick. The youth was on his mettle now. He had come within an ace of being worsted, through an accident, and he was determined that it should not happen a second time. ... "You are as good as dead!" snarled Benderson. Doubt less he fancied that on of his youth Dick would be unnerved by having his opponent spealt so confidently; but it happened that Dick was a veteran, even though young yet, and he was not to be frightened by words. "I fear you are doing some boasting that is unwarranted_." said Dick, calmly. "You think so?" sneeringly. "Yes; I am worth a dozen dead men yet." "You may think so, but you are badly mistaken." "You will see whether I am mistaken or not before we are through with this." "And so will you All the time this talk was going on Benderson was work"That doesn't matter; I have you at my mercy, just ing hard, striving to get the advantage of Dick and e same." force him over the bluff. But the youth was on his guard, "I guess you are just talking in the hope that you can and foiled th(' man's attempts. This made Benderson are me into thinking I am beaten when I am not." very angry, and he worked harder than ever. ''No, I know what I am talking about.'' "I'll put you over!" he grated. "I'll put you over be" I am quite certain that you do not. You cannot throw fore many more minutes have passed!" e over the bluff." "I fear you are destifled to be disappointed,'' said Dick, "I'll show you!" coolly and calmly.


,. 8 THE LIBERTY BOYS' BOLD MOVE. "No, I'm not!" Then Benderson suddenly made a terrible onslaught on Dick, and dicl his best to put the youth over the bluff. of the bluff being smooth an

THE LlBERT'l BOYS' BOLD MOVE. 9 and anxious look appeared on his face. He seemed about to speak, then hesitated and then did speak. 1 "If-you-will,'' be said, feebly, "I wish---:-that_:__you would-tell-Lucy-that I-would like-to-see-her be fore-I-go." There was such an appealing look in the man's eyes that felt sorry for him and said, promptly: "I'll call her down at once." 'Thank-you!" Dick stepped out into the road and looked up. He saw The man looked at the girl wistfully. "Please-call me-Bob-won't y011:_-Lucy? Just--once !" "Why, certainly-Bob," was the reply, and then with a s mile on his face Benderson gave one convulsive shudd e r -and was dead. A little cry of terror escaped the lips of Lucy. "Oh, "Jlr. Slater, is he-is-he-dead?" she almost gasped. "Yes, Miss Lucy," was the sober reply; "I am sorry that you had to witness this unpleasant sight, but he seemed to want to see you so bad that I could not refuse Lucy, who was holding to some .bushes and leaning over to call you." nd looking down. "Oh, I am glad that you did!" quickly. "I feel bett e r "\\rill you come down, Miss Lucy?" Dick called out. than I would had I known that he wished to see me and "For-for-what, Mr. Slater?" asked the girl, somehad not got to do so." rhat falteringly. "Hello! what's going on here?" suddenly cal'led out a "He wishes to see you, Miss Lucy, before-before-he gruff voice; and Dick and the girl whirled-to see a dozen oes." rough-looking men standing in the road, not fifteen feet "Then he is-is--" dis tant. el "I fear so," rap lied Dick; "he asked for you, and if e ou can do so I wish you would come down. He is n.ow at point where no man or woman can call themselves his a nemy." "I will come,'' said Lucy, in a firm voice. "Very well; be careful and do not fall, the path is CHAPTER IV. IN THE HANDS OF THE TORIES. acherous." ti I am not afraid. I am used to such work." Di c k sized the newcomers up quickly. Dick returned to the s ide of Benderson and found "The y arc mountain Tories, I'll wager!" he said to n paler and breathing with difficulty. There was a him s elf. Then he glanced at Lucy and saw that she km.ew a eased look on his face, however. "I-heard," he saiu, in a faint, husky voice; "she's ming !" Perhaps five minutes passed and then Lucy, pale and e ightened-looking, appeared. She stopped involuntarily nd stood, trembling in a frightened manner, and gazed pon the face of Benderson with dilating eyes. The dying man his eyes upon the girl's face and lis own face lighted up for a moment. He made an at empt to reach out his hands toward the girl, but was too ran eak and could not lift them. "Lucy," he said, huskily, "I wanted-to--see-you le you-to--forgive-me. Can youill-youdo--it ?" "Of course I will forgive you, Mr. Benderson,'' said e t ucy, promptly; "I have nothing particular to forgive, ough, save the scare which you gave me up on the bluff, F little while ago." "I-caught-you by-the arm-and-hurt you." the m e n, or some of them at least. "Oh, father!" the girl cried, before Dick could speak. "Bob Benderson is dead!" "Whut's thet ye say, Lucy?" cried the man who had fir s t and who was evidently the leader of the party. ''Ye s ay Bob is dead?" "Yes, father." Exclamations of surprise and dismay escaped the lips of the men. "Bob dead!" "Thet's too bad!" "Et's turrible !" "How did et happen?" asked the man whom Lucy had addr e ssed as father. As he spoke he glanced at Dick, searchingly, and, the youth was sure, somewhat suspici ously. "He fell over the bluff, father." Dick was silent, and his face gave no clew to his thoughts, but he was filled with admiration for the girl and was co "No, no; it did not hurt. You frightened me, that is grateful to her, for he understood that she was trying to ll; and I freely and fully forgive you, Mr. Benderson." get him out of a dangerous predicament. He understood so


10 THE LIBERTY BOYS' BOLD AfOYE. full well that if these rough men were to learn that he me to help her, and I did so. The man was beyond al had been the cause of Benderson's death they would kill help, however, and soon died." him. ''I sh'd say so, arter fallin' 01er ther bluff!" Then h1 ''Bob fell over ther bluff, ye say?" Mr. Lane was evi-turned toward Lucy. clently puzzled; he could not understand the affair at all. "Ye say Bob wuz tor kin' ter ye, Lucy?" he asked. "Yes, father." ''How did he come ter fall over?" "He leaned too far over and lost his balance and fell." "Leaned too fur over?" ''Yes." "Wlrnt did he do thet fu:r ?" "He was talking to me." '' Torkin' ter ye?" "Yes." "Whur wuz ye?" "I was clown here in the road." "Humph! Whur wuz ye goin' ?" 'Home." "Hum, hey?" "Yes." "Whur heel ye be'n?" "01er to Lizzie Slavens' house." "Over ter Lizzie's, hey?" "Yes, father." ''Humph! An' wuz-this heer young feller-this heer Etranger with ye when Bob fell over ther bluff?" ''Xo, father; he came along only a few minutes ago." "Arier Bob heel fell over?" ''Yes." ''Yes, father." "An' thet while he wuz leanin' 01er an' lookin' down an torkin' ter ye he lost his balance an' fell over?" Yes." H urnph l\fr. Lane, knitting his thet seems mighty funny ter me. Bob is an ole moun taineer, born an' raised, an' I wouldn' never hev ber leeved thet he would fall over er bluff jes' fur nothin Et's mighty queer." Lncy did not reply, and Dick did not think it woul, do any good for him to say anything, so he, too, kept strn Mr. Lane was silent for a few moments, thinking, a then he turned to the men and said : "Bob, Tom, Joe Sam, ye take up Bob's body an' kerry et ter his house. "All right,'' replied the four, and they stepped :forwar a11d lifted the still form of the dead man. "Enuythin' Bob's folks want ye ter do, do fur 'em, ordered Afr. Lane "All right," replied one. "An' ef theer hain't nothin' th et they want ye ter d cum ter my house." The men nodded and then took their departure, goi slowly away up the road, carrying the dead man. As so Joe as they were gone Dick took up his coat and donned i "I reckon ye hedn' be 'n up on ther bluff, had ye?" The realization that the young stranger had taken off h Lane addressed the question directly to Dick. coat and converted it into a pillow for Benderson, seem The youth shook his head. "Xo, I had not been up to make an impression on Mr. Lane, and his hard f there," he replied. He felt that all was fair in war times. softened a bit, and he said: ''Humph!" grunted the man. Then he strode forward and looked down upon the still form of Benderson. "Et's purty nigh supper-time, stranger, an' I'll be gla "y as, he's dead, fast ernuff," he muttered; "he's dead ter hev ye stay over night with me. Will ye cum erlon ez er door-nail--z he couldn't he'p bein' arter tumblin' UV US?" dmin off'n ther bluff!" and he glanced upward. Dick noted a sober look on the face of the girl, but Then he turned toward Dick and asked: "Whut's yer knew he would have to stop for the night somewhere, a name?" decided to stop at Lucy's home. He could be sure thi "David Burrows," was the youth's reply, without an he had one friend there, anyway. j instant's hesitation. "I sha ll be glad to take advantage of your kind inviti "Humph! Whur ye boun' fur?" "Going over into Georgia." "Hedded fur 'Gusta, hey?" "Yes." "Wbut made ye stop heer?" tion," said Dick. "All right," shortly; "git yer boss an' cum er long." Dick entered the clump of trees and soon emerge, leading his horse, at sight of which exclamations of wa der and admiration escaped the lips of the mountain "Your daughter-I suppose this young lady is your Tories. daughter-called to me as I came riding along, and asked "Say, thet's er :fine hoss, stranger!" said one.


THE LIBERTY BOYS' BOLD MOVE. 11 '' Ther slickest. critter thet ever I laid eyes on!" from nother, his eyes glistening greedily and enviously. 1 "Thet hain't no common hoss, I take et," from another. "Theer's good blood in thet animile, an' I'll bet on et!" said Mr. Lane. "Hain't thet so, 1\fr. Burrows?" "I thort so. We hain't goi no sech bosses ez thet down here in these parts." Then the two made their way to the house, and Dick noticed that only. two of the men were there; the other six had taken their departure. "Th er res' u v ther boys went hum, did they?,... asked "Yes," replied Dick; "he has Arabian blood in his veins." h d "I'd li'ke ter 0,,,n er lioss .Joe Lane, and the two nodded. "I knowed et!" wit a no ike thet." ''Still, he is not really so good for work among the as the rough horses of common blood," said "No, I guess not; he's too fine fur ther rough work." "But rn bet he kin run like er streak!" said another. "Yes, he can get over the ground pretty fast,'' smiled ick. ''I'll bet ye he kin Dick did not exactly like the attention which the men dere bestowing on Major. The men were rough fellows, ho would be capable of almost any crime, he was sure, d if they took too great a liking to the horse it might sult in trouble. He noticed, too, that there was a sober nk on Lucy's face, and made up his mind that she was ther anxious also. "Oh, well, I will just have to keep my eyes open, that ll," he said to himself; "I have been in many dangerous 0 ces, and I am not much afraid but that I will be able get through this, all right." The pr.rty started down the road, now, Dick noting that of the men walked in front and four he an1d 11cy being between. He walked along, with the horses Jdle-rein thrown over his arm, and talked carelessly with te icy, however, and no one would have suspected that he 1ticed the arrangement of the men. Dick understood the Tories feared be might take it into his head 1 alp into the saddle and bolt, if he was given the op n hmity, ancl they were not willing that he should go, r reasons of their own. 1irt was only about a half mi!e to the home of Joe Lane, Did when they got there Dick went to the stable with Lane and helped unbridle and unsaddle and feed jor. it Yes yes thet's er nice hoss !" said Mr. Lane, pausing he door and looking back at :Major; "I never seen ez y an' slick er critter in all my life. \\hur did ye git "All right; but ye two mus' stay an' take supper with us.'' The two, who were young fellows of not to exceed twenty one to twenty-two years of age, nodded and looked pleased. Dick was a shrewd young fellow and he at once guessed that here were a couple or young men who would be only too glad to have Lucy Lane smile upon them. Then Mr. Ltme turned to Dick and said : "l\'Iake yerself ter hum, young feller; I've got er leetle work ter do, but'll be in when supper is reddy." With this Mr. Lane left the house and made his way in the direction of the hill or knoll where Benderson had met his death. "'l'heer's sum thin' funny er bout thet biz ness," the man muttered; "I wouldn' hev berleeved thet Bob'd a-fell over ther bluff without sumthin' ter make 'im do et, an' I'm goin' ter go up theer an' take er look aroun'. illebby I kin fin' sumthin' thet'll 'xplain ther mystery." Fifteen minutes later he reached the top of the knoll and began a careful examination. Mr. Lane was an old moun taineer al'1d woodsman, used to reading things in tracks, in trampted grass, in a hundred different ways, and where one not so skilled would not see anything at all, and he had not been long at work before an exclamation escaped him "I thort so!" he muttered. "Bob didn' fall over ertall; he wuz throwed over An' not till arter theer hed be'n quite er struggle, fur look how ther groun' is tore up; Yas, he wuz throwed over, but I wouldn' hev berleeveg thet theer wuz enny wun man livin thet could hev done thet. I wonder ef theer wuz more 'n mm ag'in 'im ?" 1Ir. Lane made a careful examination, and finally stood erect and shook his head. "Theer wuz on'y wun feller fought with Bob," he muttered; "but I kain't uimerstan' et. I'd never hev ber leeved thet "un feller could hev throwed 'im over. Bob must hev slipped er sumthin' thet giv' ther other feller ther advantage." The man was silent for a few moments, pondering, and then he shook his 'head again and a dark frown came over his face. "Lucy sed ez how she wuz down in ther road, an' thet. Bob wuz leanin' over ther edge uv ther bluff, torkin' ter her, an' thet he lost his balance an' fell over; but I know,


frum whut I've seen heer, tbet et bain't so; Lucy hez tole me er story I But whut fur?" Mr. Lane was silent again, and pondered for quite a while. "I wunder ef thet young feller thet calls 'imself Dave Burrows throwed Bob over?" he asked himself. "Ef thet is ther way uv et, then Lucy mus' hev be'n up heer, too. I'll look around and see if I can find her footprints." He began a careful search, and presently an exclamation escaped his lips. "Yas, heer air her footprints!" he cried. "Shfl wuz up beer when ther struggle took place, an' knows all erbout et -and I guess theer hain't no doubt but whut thet young feller done et. But why sh'd Lucy want ter purtect 'im, 0I wonder?" This was a puzzler, but finally the man nodded his head. "I guess thet's et," he muttered; "he's er good-lookin' feller, an' Lucy, gal-like, took er sudden notion ter 'im, an' made up her min' ter save 'im. W aal, she kain't do et! Mr. Dave Burrows'll hev ter answur fur killin' Bob Ben derson, ez shore ez my name is Joe Lane!" As be spoke the mah smacked his right fist into his left hand, making a noise like a pistol shot, and a person who was bidden behind a tree at no great distance, and had been watching the actions of the man, jumped in affright and almost gave utterance to a startled exclamation. This person was Lucy Lane. She had seen her father leave the house and go in the direction of the knoll, and half suspecting what his errand was she had followed him cau tiously and had been a witness to nearly everything he bad done, and had overheard mucl\. that he had said. "Goodness!" she said to herself. "What shall I do? I fear that Mr. Slater will get into serious trouble if he stays at our house over night. I must manage to warn and then he may be able to escape." The girl, fearing that her father might start back to 1.he house immediately and discover her presence, hastened away, being careful not to make any noise or let herself be seen. She reached the house before her father emerged from the timber a quarter of a mile distant, and so be did not suspect that he had been watched. Mr. Lane had been turning things over in his mind as he walked along, and suddenly an exclamation escaped his lips: "Great guns! why didn' I think uv thet sooner? Efs him-et's Dick Slater, an' I'll bet on et! Et's ther very feller we've be'n makin' arrangements ter welcum ter these parts, an' he's beer, alreddy, an' none uv us sus peckted An' now ther question is, does Lucy know thet he is Dick Slater?" ... Mr. Lane puzzled over 1.his question, but was unable anewer it satisfactorily. He was aware that his dau(Tlm 0 loyalty was not to be depended on. His wife, too, w rather in sympathy with the patriot cause. These fa were known to the man and had caused him considera worry and vexation of spirit, but so far it had not caus him any real trouble. "I'll hev ter purten' thet I don't hev enny suspish uv who ther young feller is," the man thought; "then kin fool Lucy, an' she won't think he is in ennY dancr J 0 an' so won't warn 'im. Yas, tbet'll be ther bes plan." Then Joe Lane thought that it might be possible t the young man might slip out early in the night and m his escape, and so he decided that as soon as the four returned from Benderson's they would make the capt so as to be sure of it. He entered the house and got ready for supper, a then, it being ready, all sat up to the table and ate hearti :M:r. Lane talking and laughing in a jolly fashion whi was intended to allay any suspicions which the you 8tranger might have. They had just finished supper when the four men rived, and as they had not yet had their supper they up to the table. Mr. Lane, under the pretence of aski tlicm some questions regarding the Bendersons, told 1 four men that he was sure the young stranger was D1 Slater, the "rebel" spy and captain of the company tl "Liberty Boys," and that, moreover, he was certain t the young fellow had thrown Benderson over the bl,ll "We mus' make er pris'ner uv 'im," he said, in a i' tone, when neither his wife nor Lucy were in the htch;c l fi 2.S soon as you rnv mshed yer supper, come inter t tt. h I se m -room, an w en giv' ther signal, jump onter t youngster an' make er pris'ner u v 'im. Ye unnerstan' ?t The men nodded, and when they had finished ti''' supper they waUrnd carelessly into the sitting room Dick, l\Ir Lane, the other two Tories and Mrs. Lane "1 Lucy were. df Dick was, for once, off his guard. He was not pating an attack, and when suddenly the four men lePi upon him he was taken entirely by surprise. He strug ye :fiercely, but to no avail, and in less than a minute he 'B a prisoner, his arms being bound tight and fast. :nv CHAPTER V. Lucy's DARING RIDE. "What does this mean?" he asked The 'J;ory leader laughed. he i >WE 'B1 ly. 'he 1't saic


D MOVE. 1 tc .. \Yhut does et mean, d'ye ax?" he said, with a leer. "Oh, then you think your daughter was mistaken?" r', "Yes; what does it mean?" a "Et means thet ye air er pris 'ner." Y as, she wuz mistook. I s'pose she thort thet Bob fell over, but he didn'; he wuz throwed over." "I realize that, of course." "I sh'd think ye would!" a grin. "What I meant was, w by have you made me a prisoner?" ''Oh, thet wuz et?" "Yes." "\Y aal, ye see, et's this way: We happen ter know thet e air Dick Slater, an'--" Dick burst out laughing. "What I Dick Slater?" he h ried. "You must be crazy!" "No, I hain't crazy. Yer Dick Slater; ye know et, an' know et, so theer hain't no use fur ye ter try tier deny et." "Oh, I won't bother to deny it; if you know I am Dick later it would be useless-but I don't see how you can ssibly know anything of the kind." "Waal, et's simple enuff." "How is it?" "Waal, ye $ee, we knowed ye wuz comin' down this way." "Oh, you did?" "Well, even granting that, how do you know I did it?" "Becos the e r hain't nobuddy else in these parts thet would hev done et." "You cannot know that, positively; you are only sur mising it. It is possible that there are half a doze n persons in these parts 'who would have thrown B o b Ben derson over the bluff, if they had got the chance." Mr. Lane shook his head. "Ye done et, an y e hev gotter answer fur et!" he growled. "Well, of course, you have me at your mer c y and can do whal you like with me," said Dick; "if I may a s k what will you do with me?" "Ye would reelly like ter know?" with a leer. "Yes." "Waal, I think thet we' ll wait till ter-morrer an then. we'll take ye ter ther bluff an' throw ye over the r same Y6 did Bob!" Dick shuddered slightly, for the man s ton e showed "Yas; we hed advance informashun, ye know, so et i s that he meant what he said; a glance at Luc y's pale face y enuff ter put two an' two tergether." showed Dick that she believed her father was in deadly "It seems to you that it is easy and simple, no doubt; but e arnest. The sight of Lucy gave Dick an idea, however, and u must remember that you can't be certain of a thing a faint ray of hope. He knew that the girl was his friend less you have absolute knowledge. Now, it is probabl e and he thought that it might be possible that s he would at this Dick Slater you speak of is fifty miles from here, be able to aid him to escape before morning should come. l ile you are fooling yourself with the idea that I am he." "How. d 'ye think ye'll like thet ?" asked ,the man after a "Thet's all very easy ter say," doggedly; "but yer few moments' silence, Dick not having made answ e r. Jck Slater, jes' ther same; an' we've got ye tight an' fast." "There can be but one answer to that qu e stion," was "The last part of your statement i s true, at any rate." Dick's reply. "Yas, an' ther furst part uv et, too. An' theer's er ther thing, Mr. Slater." 'Well, what is it?" 'Ye throwed Bob Benderson over ther bluff!" 'What's that you say! I threw Benderson over the ff?" 'Yas." "Ye won' t like et, hey?" "I should say that I will not like it." "I thet poor Bob didn' like et, either, but he couldn't he p 'imself; he went over, jes' ther same." "It is undoubtedly a fact that he went over, and that he could not help himself; had he been able to do so he would have kept from going over, without doubt." !Dick looked at the man with unflinching eyes. "How "An' ye tbrowed 'im over!" ll you know that?" he asked. "You have no proof that I did it." "Because I was up on top uv ther bluff erwhile ergo an' "Waal, theer hain't nobuddy else ez could hev done et." aw whur ye hed er scrimmage, an I put two an' two terDick said no more. He realized that it would be us e :her an' :figgered out thet ye hed throwed Bob over. I less. The Tories were sure that he was Dick Slater, and owed he didn' fall over uv his own accord." that he had thrown Benderson over the bluff, and no 'But yoiu daughter's statement!" said Dick, protestamount of denying would do any good. Dick decided t<> !ly. take matters coolly and await developments. he man made a grimace and then grinned. "Gals 't be 'xpeckted ter see things ez they reelly happen," aid. Suddenly an idea came to Joe Lane and he stepp e d for-ward and began searching Dick. He felt in the youth's poc kets and presently found the letter which G e n e ral Wash-


THE LIBERTY BOYS' B OLD M O V E iugton bad given Dick, and which was to have been given And while they talked Mrs Lane and Lucy, out in th to Marion, Sumpter, Pickens or Williams. kitchen, were discussing the matter also. Lucy had told "Ah, ha! whut hev we heer?" Mr Lane cried. "Er lether mother the whole story of how she had warned Dick ter, an' I'll bet thet et'll prove thet this feller is Dick Slater of the danger into which he was entering in com Slater!" ing to the region, and how he had come up onto the knor He tore it open and read it. This was slow work, for to talk to her and had gotten into a combat with Bende r he was evidently not much of a scholar, but he managed to s on and had been forced, in order to save his own life, ti become master of the contents, and he slapped his thigh throw the man over the bluff in deJight. Mrs Lane sympathized with her daughter and was will "I knowed et!" he cried. "I h.-nowed et! This beer ing to do anything she could to .aid the youth who ha letter settles et. Ye air Dick Slater, jes' ez I thort, an' been captured, and thus do something for the cause ye air down heer on ther bizness thet we wuz told ye wuz Liberty, but although they tallrnd tlie matter over thoroug comin' ter 'tend ter. But ye won't do nothin'; ye won't ly they could think of nothing that they could do. never live ter meet ther 'Swamp Fox, er Sumpter, Pickens "There i one thing that I might do, mother," sa' er \\illiams. Ye'll end yer days right heer !" Lucy, after a prolonged spell of silence "You think so?" said Dick, calmly. "What, Lucy?" "I'm shore uv et!" "Go in search of Mr Slater's men, the 'Liberty Boys.' "Sure things are sometimes uncertain, you know." "Theer won't be nothin' onsartin erbout this. Ye air doomed, Mr. Dick Slater, rebel spy!" "But you don't know where to look for them, do you "I know about where to find them." "You do?" "I won't give up all hope just yet a while." "Yes; he told me as we were talking, before father a "Thet's all right; ye kin hope all ye wanter, but et the others came on the scene.'' won't Cl.o ye enny good." "Where are they, then?" When bedtime came Dick was conducted to a room up"He said he thought that they were about twenty stairs. He was placed on a bed in one corner and his miles behind him." feet were bound so that he could not move. In addition, "Why were they behind him? Why didn't they s a man was left on guard at the door. "Ye kain't escape," said Joe Lane; "we air goin' ter stan' guard over ye all night, an' in ther mornin' we'll make an end uv ye, ther same ez ye did uv Bob." Dick made no reply. He knew it would do no good; but when the man had left the room and closed the door, leaving him alone, he did a good deal in the way of think ing. with him?" "Their horses were not so good as his and he came uhead. You see, they have come clear from New Y State, and haYe ridaen hard, and the horses ridden the rest of the 'Liberty Boys' are pretty well tired o "Oh, that is how it happened that he came on alon "Yes; he would have done better to stay behind his Liberty Boys.' Dick realized that he was in a tight place. True, he "Yes; but he didn't, so we must make the best of had a friend in the house, but that friend was a weak girl, Do you think you can find the 'Liberty Boys'?" and what could she hope to do against six grown men? And she could not set him free by stealth, as there was "I can try." "Well, 1 am willing for you to make the attempt a one of the men on guard at the door. No matter how he is the only chance for the young man, so far as I looked at the affair it had a bad look for him. see, and it would be terrible for him to be put to dea Still Dick did not despair; he was a brave youth, and had been in so many tight places in his time that he did not know what it was to give up all hope. He had escaped before, and why not again? While D ick was thinking and going over the situation the men who had captured him were down in the sitting room congratulating themselves on their success in cap turing the great "rebel" scout, spy ancl captain of "The L iberty Boys of '76." "So it would; well, I will start as soon as father 1.he men lie down. I am afraid to start sooner, for that father might ask for me, and then if I was no be found he would be suspicious, for he knows th gave Mr. Slater warning, and that I was aware of fact that the patriot y outh had thrown Bob Bende over the bluff." "Yes; it will be b e s t to wait. "I think so."


: THE LIBERTY BOYS' BOLD MOYE. 15 The men became tire d of talking, after a while, and she f elt that this was necessary and justifiable. So she ,. down on blankets s pread on the floor of the next answered, as bravely as she could: l om, and then Lucy slipped out of the house and made "A friend." r way to the stable. She was used to horses and soon "A friend, eh?" 1u )fajor bridled and saddled. She led the animal out. "Yes." I the stable and to the road, and then she mounted and "Advance, friend." c de away, going toward the north. Lucy rode slowly forward until she found herself almost "X ow I hope that I shall succeed in finding the 'Liberty beside a man, who held a mu s ket in his hands in such a vs'! '' she said to herself. "I will do my best, anyway, d that is all any one could do." :Uajor had had a good rest, and plenty of feed and wat e r, d was ready to go; he galloped up the road without ving to be urged, and mile after mile was g9ne over. On, on rode the brave girl. Up hill and down she wen t the country was rough and uneven. The night was )lea ant one, and the stars gave some light-nough to ke the road visible even to the girl"s eyes, so there 8 not much danger of getting lost. ccasionally the girl brought the horse to a stop and ened intently. She was afraid she might meet a party' horsemen on the highway, and that would have been ward, as she could not very well have explained where was going, or why. n 'he was fortunate, however, in that she did not hear of hoofbeats at any time that she stopped; and ; t it grew later her confidence grew strong e r, for she soncd that the later it was the less likely she would be neet any one. n rode the girl for se1eral hours. She thought that it t surely be three o'clock, and that she had come a ance of twenty-five or thirty miles. ne Si.uely I ought to come upon the camp of the 'Liberty s,' soon," she thought; "I hope that I not passed ithout knowing it." f t this instant the girl \\"as hailed from the roadside. [ ,at Halt who comes there?" cried a loud and threaten voice. CHAPTER VI. TUE "LIBERTY BOYS" TO THE RESCUE. 1e girl brought Major to a stop instantly and her came up into her throat. She wondered if the manner that he could :fire it off instantly, if such a course was necessary. "By Jove! it' s a girl!" The exclamation burst from the lips of the sentinel, and the tone betrayed the fa c t that the owner of the voice \\"as greatly surprised. "Yes, ifs a girl," said Lucy, scarcely knowing what to say, as she did not know whether s he was in the presence of a friend or an enemy. "Who are you, mis s and wh e re did you come from?" Lucy hesitated. She did not feel like answering ques tions till she was sure of her ground. If this was a "Lib erty Boy" all would be well, of course; but be might not b e a "L'ib erty Boy." Seeing that the girl hesitated, the s e ntinel went on: "Don't be afraid to ans\\"e r, miss; we don't make war on women or girls. :Myself and comrades-the majority of us at lea st-have s isters, and many of us have sweet h e arts and we are not th e ki.nd who would injure a lone and unprotected girl. Don' t be afraid to speak." Someth!ng in the ton e of the s peaker inspired the girl with a feeling of confidepce, and she impul sively: "Oh, sir, are you a 'Liberty Boy'?" "Indeed I am!" was the prompt reply. "But how in world do you happen to know anything at all about the 'Lib erty Boys ?n "Your commander, Dick Slater, told me about you," wns the reply. Lucy was so delighted on account of having found the "Liberty Boys," that she had no hesitation in speaking out without reserve. "What is that? Dick told you? Where did you see him? But hold on, I must not keep you here. I will call the officer of the guard and he will conduct you into the encampment." The sentinel called out a name and soon a form loomed up in the darkness. cnger was one of the "Liberty Boys," or whether he "What's the trouble, Tom?" asked a voice. British soldier, or a Tory. There was only one way "Here is a young lady, Mark, who comes from Dick, cl out, however, and that was by having an interview and I think she has some kind of a message from himthe sentinel, and while she knew she was taking risks, is that right, miss?"


J 16 THE LIBERTY BOYS' BOLD 1\IOVE. "Yes, yes! And I wish to see th e one who is in command h er't!, just as quickly as possible." "This way, miss," said the youth who had been called l\Iark; "it is only a little way to the camp." The girl rode at the youth's heels and was soon at the camp. It was already astir, for Mark had awakened some of the yquths before going to where the sentinel was sta tioned. A fire suddenly blazed up, making quite a light, and the girl jumped to ground t,? find herself the centre of a crowd of curious young men, with bronzed faces, out of which shone eager eyes. "You wished to s e e the one in command h e re, miss?" a s ked a youth who had just entered the group : "Yes, yes Are you he ? "I am; on e of the boys s aid that you c ame here from Dick Slater. "I did; I know where he i s and he is in g reat danger!" The girl spoke hurriedly, anxiously. Exclamations escaped all. "You say that danger threatens Dick?" asked Bob Es tabrook, for he was in command and was talking to the girl. "Yes indeed!" "\.Vhere is he ? ".About twenty-fiv e miles-maybe thirty from here-up in the mountains." "What is the nature of the danger that threat e n s "De ath at the hands of the Tories!" "Death at the hands of Tories?" "Yes." "Ho w do you know this?" "I h e ard them say what they w e re going to do with him.'' they will have to catch him, first." "The y have already done that." "Yes." "Then your father is--" "A Tory-the leader of the Tories of this part of t country, in fact." "But you--" "I am a patriot, as is my mother." "Good Three cheers for you, miss '.' "And for your mother, too!" "That's right!" "It is going to turn out a lucky thing for Dick that are a patriot, miss!" "And is Dick held a prisoner at your father's h now?" asked Bob. "Yes, he is there now; but the intention is to him to death early in the morning." "To put him to death in the morning!" "Yes." "Well, they are not much for waiting; why should t be in such haste?" "They are angry with him because he killed one of l o ading Tories by throwing him over a bluff." "Ah! that's it, eh?" "Yes." "But did he kill the Tory in that way?" "Yes." "Diel you sec it done?" I "I did; Mr. Slater was attacked by the Tory, and sin d e fended himself. It was his life or the Tory's, ancJ saved his own life, as was only natural." "'rrue; but the other Tories don't look at it in light. They think that Dick's life should pay the for' I 8uppose ?" ) "Yes; and the plan is to take Mr. Slater up to the of the bluff and throw him over at the same spot w "What!" exclaim e d Bob. "You don't mean to say h e threw the Tory over." 1.hat the y have Dick a prisoner?" "Well, that's an original idea!" said Bob. "But "Yes, they have him a prisoner." mus t put a stop to it---eh, boys?" :1 "Great guns!" "Dick has been captured!" "He is in the hands of the Tories ,, "That is bad news!" "Yes, but we must save him!" "So we must!" Such were a few of the exclamations and remarks. "Did you see the Tories capture Dick?" asked Bob. "Yes." "Where was he when this took place?" "In my fath e r's house." "In your fath e rs hou se?" "Yes, yes!" "We'll put a stop to it!" ''They shan't throw Dick over the bluff!" I :l:l d "We will take a hand in that game and try to beat tbro "How long will it take us to get to your home, mf asked Bob. a 'I don't know; but I think I was about five hours Y ing here." er "Five hours!" "Yes; but I stopped frequently to listen, for fe r might encounter some British or Tories, and thus Iosi{es siderable time." i. ]


J 1 -PliJ. 1 Jj THE LIBERTY .nOYS' BOLD MOVE. "What time is it now, I wonder?" "It must be past two." 17 "It is granted before you ask it; but what is it?" "That you will not injure my father unless you are "Then if it takes us five hours to get to your home, it forced to do so in self-defense." ill be seven before we get there." "As I said, Miss Lucy"-Bob had learned the girl's "Yes." name-"your request is only natural and right, and we "Do you think there is danger that they will be stirring will oboerve your wishes in the matter. It would indeed urly as that?" be a poor return for your kindness to us if we were to kill ''They will just about be ready to start for the bluff, your father." should say." "He is a Tory, and I do not approve of his ideas, or of "Then we haven't any time to lose!" exclaimed Bob. many of the things he and the men under him have done, "No, you had better hasten, for they might take Mr. bnt he is my-father, and, of course, I think a great deal later up to the top of the bluff earlier than I have said." of him." "We will have to hurry; quick, boys! Break camp, ount and away!" The youths went to work and soon had rolled their ankets up and fastened them to the saddles. Then they idled and saddled the horses, and fifteen minutes after b had given the order the entire force was riding up "Naturally; well, we will not hurt him if we can help it, a:qd I think we can." Onward they rode, and after riding about two hours they came to a point where the road forked, and Lucy paused, puzzled. She did not know which way to go, whether to the right or to the left. e road. "I did not notice that there was another road as I came," Bob and Lucy rode in front and the others were strung she said, "and so did not pay much attention. Now it t behind. Bob wondered if the girl was sure of the may prove to be a very serious matter." ad, and asked her if there was any danger that sl,e "True," agreed Bob; "but I have an idea. Come up ght lose the way. this road a distance of a quarter of a mile or so and then "I think not," was the reply; "still, it is possible that turn and ride back. Coming this way you will likely ight make a mistake. I will try not to do so, though, notice something that you will recognize as having passed that would be terrible It might result in the death in coming, if it is the right road. If you do not see l\Ir. Slater, for if we do not get there by at least seven anything that looks natural we will then try the other lock I am sure we will be too late." "Then we must get there that early-and earlier if sible." 'Yes, indeed l" nward rode the "Liberty Boys." There was no talk e of any moment. All wem busy thinking and wonder ;w if they would get to their destination in time to r young commander. n How does it happen that you and your mother are riots wliile your father is a Tory, miss?" asked Bob. F. hardly know, sir," was the reply; "mother has two ; hers, however, and they are both patriots, so I guess desire for freedom is in the blood, and I have inherited f h om my mother." m guess that is it; and it is indeed lucky for us that and your mot.her are patriotically inclined." r iYes, it is lucky-if we succeed in getting to my er's house in time." must do that if we have to kill our horses by f riding." os es, indeed; but, Mr. Estabrook, there is one favor I am going to ask." road in the same manner." "That is a good idea," said Lucy, and she and Bob rode up the road a quarter of a mile, and then, turning, rode back to where the youths were waiting. "Did you see anything that looked familiar?" asked Bob. "No; everything seemed strange and unfamiliar. I don't believe that is the road I came." "Well, let us try the other." They rode up the other road a quarter of a mile, turned and came back, and when almost back to where the "Lib erty Boys" were waiting for them an exclamation escaped Lucy's lips. "There!" she cried. "See that big boulder? I am sure that I remember seeing it as I came." "Good!" said Bob; "then this must be the right road." "I believe it is." "We'll risk it, anyway. You saw nothing that seemed familiar on the other road, and as this boulder seems familiar, you must have passed it." "Well, it is something to go by, anyway, and is the best we can do; so we will take this road and trust to our good luck to find that we are on the right road."


, J 18 THE LIBERTY BO Yk BOLD Bob gave the order and they rode up the road in ques'\\\dl get there in time or we'll kill our horses!'' sa tion. Lucy kept a sharp lookout, and by turning her Bob, grimly. head was emibled to see most everything as she must have seen it when riding in the other direction, but with the exception of the boulder she saw nothing that reminded her of anything that had attracted her attent.ion while making the trip to the ''Liberty Boys' camp. "I'm afraid that we took the wrong road, after all," she said, finally; "this road does not seem familiar.'' Oh, I rathe r think we are on the right road,'' said Bob, reassuringl} ; "keep watch and you will see something presently that you will remember having seen before." But Lucy did not see anything that she remembered CHAPTER VII. DICK KICKS :MOST EFFECTIVELY. Dick Slater was not the youth to lie still and rn, no effort to sa \'e himself. He was no sooner left alo in the room than he began working at the rope which bon his 'rrists, in the hope that he might be able to free hi having seen before, and finally, when they came to a steep H he could do this, he would risk being able to 1m hill leading down into a deep ravine, the girl called a halt. escape, a' there was a window in the room, and he "I know we are on the wrong road now!" she said, cntain that he could get through this, and away, e\ decidedly, but in a tone of dismay. "I never came up any though there "as a man on guard just outside the

19 Lane told rnme of the Tories to bring the prisoner "Whut's ther matter, Betsy-air ye sick?" Mr. Lane vnstairs. Two of the men went upstairs and presently asked. urned, bringing Dick, the bonds having been removed m his ankles. 'Kindly rcmoYc the rope from my wrists," said Dick, in calm, matter-of-fad. tone; "I wish to wash my face 1 bands and comb my hair." "No, I'm not sick," was the reply. "Humph! Ye act like et. Ye're orful slow movin', this mornin', fur some reason." "There isn't any hurry, is there?". the woman asked. "Waal, not thet I know uv, Betsy. Still, I'm kinder 'Tic up his ankles again, boys," said 111r. Lane; "don't anxshus ter git at ther bizness which we hev afore us, an' him hev his arms an' legs free at her same time." he\ clone with et." \\"hut are you afraiu of?" said Dick, in a scornful "Dont you think it would be better to not be in such e; "I should think that six of you would be able to a hurry in the matter, Joe?" the woman asked, somewhat e care of me even if my hands and legs were free." timidly. 'Thcf:; all right, :Jfr. "later; we hain 't takin' no "r don' see no use uv waitin', Betsy. We know this nee:; on ye," said Joe Lane. hcer young feller is Dick Slater, ther famous rebel; an' 'What arc you afraid of?" we know he throwed Bob over ther bluff, so theer hain't no We"re erfraid ye might make a break fur liberty." reason why we sh'd wait. We might ez well put an' end six of you, and all armed, ought to be able to ter 'im an' hev done with et." me if I should try that." Yas, we cmihl stop ye; I don doubt thet.'' Then why not let me be free from any bonds?" \V aal, ye "e don wanter hey ter kill ye by shoo tin' e we want tcr he, ther uv throwin' ye over bluff, ther same ez ye did Bob." "But you don't know that he threw Bob over, Joe." "Yas, I do!" with an obstinate shake of the head. "You didn't see him do it." "I know thet, but theer hain"t nobuddy else ez would hev done et." "You are just assuming that I dic1 it," said Dick; "you don't know it, and I don't think you ought to lay the c!.eath of the man at my door until you know absolutely ick said no more, as he kne\\" it would do not good; that I was respohsible for it." the men tied his ankles in such fashion that he could "Waal, I'm sartin enuff uv et fur all pracktical pur-by going slowly, yet could not walk fast or run. Then pusses." freed his wrists and he washed his face and hands "I wouldn't be in such a hurry to act, if I were you, combed his hair. \i'hile doing this he looked around .Joe," the woman saic1. "Wait till afternoon, anyway." Lucy was. "She must be a late "\ilrnt'd be ther sense in doin' thet? Bersides, even He little what the brave ei he didn' throw Bob over-which I'm shore he did-had done and was doing for him. why, we know he is er rebel, an' ez sech he hez got ter ain't Lucy got up yit, Betsy?" asked Joe Lane and die! We hain't got no use fur rebels down heer, an' ife shook her head. wen let 'em know et!" o, she harn't come downstairs, at any rate," was the The woman was about to say something more in protest, but Dick shook his head at her and said, smilingly: aal, mebby et's ez well fur her not ter cum down "'rhank you, :Jirs. Lane, but don't say anything more. It t rter we're gone," the man said. He knew that Lucy will do no good. Let them go ahead, and when my 'Liberty Eathized with the prisoner, and feared there might be Boys' get here and learn that I have been put tQ death, ne if the girl was on hand when the start was made they will make these men wish they had not done any n ie bluff. such thing!" 1 now sat up to the table and ate breakfast. Dick, as a close observer, and who knew the woman was pathy with him, noticed that she delayed the meal she possibly could. She was slow in finishing &;ast, and was slow in placing the food on the table, arvhenever any one asked for anything that was not table she was slow in getting it. 'c "Bah! we hain't erfeerd uv yer 'Liberty Boys'!" said Joe Lane, scornfully. "We'll kill ever' mother's son uv 'em er drive 'em back up inter North Oar'liny." Dick smiled. "You will find that the 'Liberty Boys' are not easy to kill or to drive," the youth said. "Thet'1a all right; they air only common humans, an' I guess we kin han'le 'em."


"You will find that they are rather uncommon, es pecially when it comes to fighting," was the quiet reply. "If you kill me I pity you and all the Tories of this vi cinity." "Oh, ye do, hey?" "I do. My boys will not leave one of you alive!" "Waal, heer we air," said Joe Lane, grimly, and w a searching look at Dick to see how he was standing strain which it was certain he must b e under. "Yes, we are here," said Dick, calmly. "Ye seem ter take et purty cool-like, young feller." '"Well, why not? What good would it do, to get exc "They'll kill us all, hey?" and go to cutting up?" "They will" "Et wouldn' do no good." "Waal, we'll risk et." "That is what I know; so I save myself trouble -As soon as the meal was ended the men again bound don't do it." Dick's wrists and then freed his ankles. The youth was almost on the point of resisting when they went to tie his wrists, but decided that it would be folly to do so as he could not get away, his ankles being bound. Then the little party set out. Two of the men walked "Theer hain't menny fellers ez would be able ter at ther matter in thet light, though." "Perhaps not." "Qh, I know et. Mos' fellers, ef they wuz in yer sll an' knowed thet a few minuets later they'd be tum beside Dick and held to his arms so he could not make a over er bluff er hunderd feet high, would be beggin' sudden dash for libert.)'. As they were leavinir, Dick turned good fellers." his head and smiled at Mrs. Lane. "Perhaps I would beg if I thought it would do any g "Good-by," he said; "and I thank you for your kind but I don't think so a,nd so save myself the trouble." "Thet's right an' sensible; fur t wouldn' do ye e ness to me, and your good words for me." "Good-by," said the woman, in a broken voice, and with uv good." the tears starting from her eyes she turned and ran into the house. "That is what I think." "An' ye think right; we air goin' ter throw ye over "Oh, how I wish Lucy had got here with the 'Liberty bluff an' giv' ye er taste uv whut ye giv' poor Bob." Boys'!" the woman said to herself. "I wonder why she "Are you going to give me the same kind of a show has not got back? I am afraid that she failed to find them. Bob had?" Yes, I'm afraid that is the trouble, and that they will not get here in time to save that brave young man's life I am so sorry-for I was in hopes that Joe would be prevented from taking part in the terrible affair. It seems to me but little better than murder!" The woman waited till the party of men, with the prisoner in their midst, had reached the timber a quarter "How d'ye mean?" "Why, his arms were free; are you going to free before yo u throw me over?" Joe Lane was silent for a few moments, ponderin "I dunno whut ter erbout thet;" he said, pres "ye air er mighty dangerous feller, ef all thet I've of a mile distant and disappeared from sight, and then erbout ye is so, an' I don' wanter giv' ye enny chan she left the house and hastened out into the road and slip outer our han's an' make yer escape." gazed up it eagerly and anxiously. "There are six of you," said Dick; "how could As far as she could see, there was no one in sight. But away from you? You can handle me easily, if I the road bent, just beyond the twin knolls, and it was im possible to see beyond that point. foolish as to make any resistance." "Yas, et does look ez ef we bed orter be able "Oh, I hope and pray that Lucy and the 'Liberty Boys' th et." may get there in time!" the woman murmured. "Certainly you will be able to hold me; I will be Meantime the Tories, with their prisoner in their midst, less. I hope you >\ill decide to free my hands, were making their way up the hill which terminated in the would hate to be thrmrn over with my hands tie point known as the knoll, and where Benderson had met makes a fellow feel so helpless-like, you know." hts death. It was rather steep, and made walking slow "But ye couldn't use yer han's arter ye go oYer, s and difficult, so it took quite a while to get to the top. difl"rence does et make?" This was accomplished at last, however, an d the party. "I know I can't, but I will feel so much mor c:ame to a stop under the tree, which stood not far from fortable and satisfied-like if my hands .are free. the edge of the bluff. seem terrible to be thrown over with my hands tie


b Benderson did not have his hands tied when he went Dick, who was a splendid athlete, and had practiced sucll er." feats in the trees at home in New York State, when a boy, "Thet's so, uv course, but," pausing and thinking a few quickly and easily drew himself up and turned his feet and oments, "I don't like ter take no chances." body up over the limb. He had executed this 'You won't be taking any." and was out of reach of the Tories before they realized tha "Yas, we will-with sech er feller ez ye air said ter be. they had been made the victims of a clever hoax, an t I'll tell ye whut I'll do: I'll give ye yer choice herthen when they whirled and found their prisoner out o een hevin' yer ban's er yer ankles tied." their reach, up in the tree, and beginning to climb up-"You are determined that I shall not be entirely free ward with all possible speed, they gave utterance to ex: en I go over, then?" ''Yas; we kain't afford ter risk et." "Then tie my ankles and let my hands be free. That n't seem quite eo bad." "All right; tie his ankles, boys, an' then free his han's." 'l'he men went to work to do this, and while they were work Dick was covertly looking all around him in the e that he might see something that would afford him a en from the men who seemed determined to put him such a horrible death. t did not take the men long to do the work, and when had finished Dick felt a little bit better; his hands e free, and he believed that if worst came to worst and ound that he would have to go over the bluff, he cou1d one of his enemies over with him. That will be some satisfaction," he said to himself. ut Dick was in hopes that he might keep from going the bluff; he had not yet given up all hope, slim eemed his chances of escaping. I clamations of surprise and rage. 'Blazes!" "Jes' look at ther young scoundrel!" ''He's er reg'lar monkey ter climb, hain't he?" "Thet beats ennythin' I ever seen!" "Thet won't do ye enny good called olttJoe Lane; ''ye kain't git erway from us." "Oh, can't I!" was the reply. "No; so ye might ez well come down." "Thank you, but I prefer to remain up here!" "Wlmt good'll et do ye ter make us trubble :'" "A good deal of good.'' "I don' see et." "I fl.o." "We kin bring ye down easy enuff." "Can you?" "Yas." "I don't know about that!" "Waal, I do; all we hev ter do is ter climb up and bring aal, Dick Slater," said Joe Lane, grimly, "I guess ye down." time hez come fur makin' an end uv ye. I don't see "I'm going to climb clear up into the very top of the 1eer is enny use fur us ter wait enny longer. Hev tree, I pity the man that comes up within reach of nythin' ter say afore ye go over?" my feet!" T othing," replied Dick, calmly; "I might start in on ,"Whut'll ye do?" g-winded speech, but I don't suppose you would stand "I'll kick him out of the tree!" listen to me very long, so what is the use of fooling?" heer hain't no use uv et, Dick Slater; but I mus' say "nk ye air erbout ther coolest, mos' senserble feller ever I hev run ercross." hank you," said Dick; "I always try to be senwho are they? Who are those men?" Dick pointed a the timber and bushes which were twenty feet d the backs of the Tories, and simulated surprise and r so successfully as to completely deceive the men. thought there really was somebody there, and they d instantly with exclamations. As they did so, Dick high in the air, and caught hold of a limb of the nder which they were standing. The limb was as as a man's leg, and extended almost straight out at ngles with the body of the tree. "Oh, ye will, will ye?" "Yes." "But see beer, yo"ung feller, whut good is all this goin' ter do } e ?" "A lot of good." "I don' see et." "I do." "Waal, whut good'll et do ye?" "Well, it will enable me to put off the unpleasant event which you were planning to have happen right away." "Whut good'll puttin' et off do?" "If you were in my place, I don't think you would ask that question," replied Dick, with a laugh. "I guess you would be glad enough to put it off even by so much as a minute."


} 22 'l1HE LlBERTY BOYS' BOLD 1 MOYE. "I don' think so; theer hain"t no gittin' out uv et; ye and with ease, and it was not long before he was "11 hev ter go over, ennyway, an I think thet ef I wuz in tE:n feet of Dick. ye:r place I would want et done an' over with." "Better stop and rest a while, Bill," said Dick, ca "Well, I don t look at it in that way. I prefer to post-bui. meaningly. pone the unpleasant happening just as long as possible." "You think so?" was the reply. "Ef theer wuz ther lea st chance fur ye ter git out uv "Yes; I don't think it will be a good plan for y havin' ter go over by doin' ez ye air, et would be diff'rent ;11 iry to get me down out of here while you are tired but theer hain't no chance uv et, an' so ye might ez well the exertions you have made in climbing." come down an' let us end et." "Thank you; I don t think I shall do anything of the kind:" "Ye air er stubborn fool!" "Thank you; you are a bigger fool, if you think I shall come down and let you throw me over the bluff. Ko, if you put me over the bluff it will be with me fighting to the last moment to prevent you from doing it. I have no de sire to die, I assure you, and I am going to live just as long as I can." "Waal, et won't be very much longer, I kin tell ye thet !" "I'm not so sure of it." "Ye hain't, hey?" "Ko." "I guess you are as tired as I am." "X o, I have recovered and am feeling fresh and st Bill." "Is thet so?" in a sneering tone. "Yes.'' ""\raal, ye"ll need ter feel thet way!" "You think so?" "Ya'." While talking the man was working his "\1' ay up to Dick, with the intention, doubtless, of trying to seize of him before he was aware of what was taking place. Dick was on his guard. He had not worked so ha c ause a postponement to let this fellow get the adva: of him so easily. 'You had better keep back, Bill," he said, warni "Ye'll see; we'll hev ye down outer theer in er jiffy, an' "if you come closer I shall be forced to give you a then over ye go-an' we'll tie yer han's afore we throw ye o f the toe of my shoe!" over, too, ter pay ye fur this trick!" "Ye kick me, an' et won't be good fur ye!" the "You'll have to get me down, first-and I don't believe hissed. you can do that in a hurry." 'You try to catch hold of me and it won't be goo "I think we kin; ennyway, ye kain't git erway. Ye you!" retorted Dick. air in wuss shape than er treed 'coon, fur yer ankles air For answer the Tory made a grab at Dick's ankles tied an' er coon's wouldn' be." was pretty close and thought that he could be successJ "Well, I can kick hard, and a 'coon couldn't." getting hold of the youth. "Thet's all right; I don' berleeve ye kin do enny hurt He was mistaken, however. \\hen he tried to seize l by kickin'." ankle, the ankle wasn't there. Dick was holding his w "The only way is test the matter. I'll do some hurt by his hands, and as the Tory made the grab the :: if I can, you may be sure of that!" jerked his feet up out of the way. As the ankles' "Heer, Bill, ye climb up inter ther tree an' bring thet tied together with a rope, Dick was handicapped to q'l sassy young rascal down!" said Joe Lane. c o nsiderable extent, but he was wonderfully strong f "All right," and one of the men stepped forward and arms and this would make up for the handicap tot: began climbing the tree. All the time that Dick had been extent. 1 talking to Lane he had been working his way on up to-That this was so was quickly proven, for the g ward the top. Indeed, he had kept the man talking purexclamation which Bill gave utterance to when he /E posely so as to give him time and opportunity to do this. his grab was quickly changed to a yell of pain and P He knew that if he succeeded in reaching the extreme top as Dick swung his feet around and gave the fellow a' of the tree he would be in much better position to offer rekie:k full in the face, causing him to lose his hole : sistance than if he was dff1rn in the middle of it. So he his left hand and fall bach."'ward and downward. was in the top before the man called Bill had got started. The Tory was a good woodman, however, and haii1 The Tory was a. large fellow and muscular; he was 1 ;;i great deal of climbing in trees after 'coons and.le evidently at home in a tree top, too, for he climbed rapidly animals, and his experience in this way saved wei rn


THE LIBERTY BOYS' BOLD 23 e managed to break his fall by grabbing hold of limbs sassy, altogether; an' I want et took outer 'im. Go on up, went down. He was unable to stay his. descent al-Jack, an' be keerful not ter let 'im git er chance ter kick her, but he retarded his progressto such an extent that ye, ez he did Bill." he :finally emerged from among the lower limbs and "All right;" was the reply; I"ll try it." Arnt then down in the midst of his surprised comrades, he cli

.I ; '14 'l'HE LIBERTY BOYS' BOLD MOVE. "No; what will you do?" "I'll climb right back up erg'in, an'--" ''And what?" "I'il put er bullet through ye-thet's whut I'll do!" ''Oh, that's it, eh?" "Yas." "Joe Lane won't let you do that." "Y as, he will." "I don t think so; he has set his heart on throwing me over the bluff, as I did Benderson." He did not save himself a fall, however, for the was such a strong one that the Tory was knocked hea down through the tree. Crash! crash he went, ma wild grabs at limbs, and striking against limbs that h not see, and being turned over and over. His de was more rapid than that of Bill's had been, and he the ground much harder. Indeed, he saved his neck being broken only by throwing out his bands and a ing the weight of his body to come on the arms; an of them was broken. "Thet's all right; but ef we kain't git ye down well ''Air ye much hurt, Jack?" Lane, leaping hev ter shoot ye, fur hain't ergoin' ter let ye 'scape us." ward, and assisting the man to a sitting posture. "But you can carry your point and :finally succeed in "Got er broke arm, I guess was the sullen r throwing me over the bluff if you will wait." and then his anger flared up and he hissed: "How is thet ?" buddy go up an' put er bullet through thet feller!" "I will bev to come down after a while, or starve to 'No, no I we mustn' shoot 'im," said Lane; "we death." throw 'i\ll over ther bluff, ther same ez he done Bob." "But we hain't ergoin ter wait thet long." 1 Ob, you don't want to wait?" "No; this thing hez got ter be ended this mornin'." "Very well; go ahead, then. It doesn't matter what "Waal, et's my notion thet ye'll hev hard work gittir down outer ther tree. He's er reg'ler demon, an 1! berleeve ennybuddy kin git 'im down." "Thefs whut I think, too," said Bill; "ef we tryin' ter do thet et'll end up in all uv us gittin' cri] you do afterward, you may be sure that if you try to get hold of me I will kick you, and kick you hard. Perhaps an' mebby some uv us killed. He's er bad wun ter ta by the time you hit the ground you will not be in a contell ye!" dition to climb up again and do the shooting. You may not be so lucky as Bill was." This seemed to strike the man rather forcibly, and he hesitated to advance. While he was hesitating the voice of Lane came up: "Go fur 'im, Jack Don' let im skeer ye out. Grab 'im and bring 'im down This seemed to encourage the fellow and he climbed on up till he was within reaching distance of Dick's ankles. He crouched down, however, and waited; he wanted to take bis time and make sure of it before he grabbed. Nearly a minute passed and the Tory remained in the crouching position; Dick watched him with the eyes of a hawk. Seeing that he was being watched so closely that it would be impossible for him to get the advantage, the Tory finally decided to make the attempt, what might, and he made a quick grab at ankles. The youth was too quick for the Tory, hO'lyever; he knew the man was going to make the grab as soon as the man himself h'IleW it, and jerked his legs up out of the way. Then, quick as a fl.ash he straightened the legs out, allowinO' himself to swing down as far as his arms would and his feet struck the Tory a 'hard blow the head-he turning his head just in time to save his fabe. "Ye think we kain't git 'im down?" asked Lane. "Thet's whut I think." "'l'ben ther is on'y wun thing we kin do." "Yer right, an' thet's ter shoot 'im J "Yas, thet's et; waal, ef so he's ther res' ;,v ye as sho9tin' uv 'im, now, w'y I won' say fur ye not teh liked ter throwed 'im over ther bluff, ther same ez' Bob, but ef we kain't do et, we kain't." r 'i Thet's right; an' we won't be able ter git 'in1. outer thet tree without shootin' 'im; uv thet I'm "All right," said Lane; "shoot 'im et is Bui' do et?" Jlj "I will said Bill, promptly, a ferocious look3t face. "He kicked me, an' I think thet I hed orter 1 '1 pleasure uv puttin' ther bullet inter 'im." all "1 guess yer right, Bill; ther privilege berlongs 1i b ter ye er ter Jack, an' ez he hez e r broke arm an' a climb, I guess et is ye who'll git ter do et." s:z; "All right; ye bet I'll make ther cuss sing er Jo tune, this time We'll see ef he kin ketch er bi a keep et frum hurtin' 'im." er The fellow again began making his way up on and it did not take him long to reach a point abo1th( feet below where Dick was stationed. The Tory pa811


TH,E LIBERTY BOYS' BOLD MOVE. 261 t================================================================ w a pistol from his pocket. He held it up so that Dick Dick did not make reply. He was watching the 'l1ory ld see it, and then with a :fiendish grin he said: as if fascinated. He saw the man cock the pistol and level Will ye come down, Dick Slater?" it full at his head; he saw the man take aim, and had just ick realized that that he was now in great danger. But about given up all hope of escaping from this terrible did not let on that he realized it. He shook danger when there was a loud yelling from below, in the head and said: voices of the Tories, followed instantly by the ringing I most assuredly will not go down of my own accord." l .All right; ye air ther wun ter say I wanted ter giv' un more chance, an' then whut follers'll be yer own I suppose you mean that you are going to shoot me?" d Dick Th et is jes' whut I mean." I guess I can't help myself when it comes to When you tried io get hold of me I had some cheers in the voices which Dick knew so well-the voices of "The Liberty Boys of '76 CHAPTER VIII. MARION, THE "SWAMP FOX." ce, but against a bullet I am helpless." "Hurrah! My 'Liberty Boys' are here!" cried Dick. When I pull ther trigger et'll be all up "I am saved, after all!" "We'll see erbout thet !" hissed the Tory, and with the think it a rather cowardly thing to do-words he :fired. oot a helpless man in this way?" e h, I dunno; I don' think ye air so very helpless." The exclamation had given Dick warning, however, and he threw his head around behind the limb just in time, for is was said with such a wry face that in spite of the the bullet missed him by at least six inches. a ty of the situation Dick could not help laughing. With an e4clamation of rage and disappointment the ory stared at the youth wonderingly. Tory stuck the pistol back in his belt and began making y, d'ye know, I think ye air ther blamedest feller his way down out of the -tree as rapidly as possible. Yer I see!" he remarked. There was admiration in "We'll git ye yit, Dick Slater!" he called back; but Dick only laughed. 'The youth felt so good over his wonde rful is that so?" e escape that he had no fears of what might happen in the future. te at makes you think that?" y, ther way ye take things-so cool and ca'm-like. r seen nothin' like et in all my life, an' I wouldn' leeved thet ennybuddy could be at death's door an' "I'll see to it that they don't get me at such a rnntage another!" he said to himself. fle started to descend and was almost as fast as Tory. When the latter dropped to the ground and started cool an' ca'm an' even laff, like ye hev jes' done." to run away, Dick was almost ready to drop to the ground, I have been so used to danger that I don't think and th.inking that the fellow might be captured, he called g about it," said Dick. ook t's et, hey?" ter l al, I guess ye wuz never in sech danger ez ye air ig!I aps not," calmly; "it doe s look sort of blue for an \sn't it?" (1oes, fur er fad:. Yer doomed, Dick Slai:er, an' r er ates ter shoot ez bra e er feller ez ye hev prooved er b er be, still, ez ye air er rebel, an' ez ye killed Bob n, an' kicked me an' Jack outer ther tree, I guess up theer hain't no other way uv doin'-so git reddy, ; abo1 Ef ye hev enny pra'ers ter say, say 'em ry P31 out: "Seize that fellow, boys He's a Tory; don't let him get away!" There came cries from a little ways down the side of the hill. "We'd like to catch him, but can't." "It's Dick!" "Yes, alive---hurrah !" "We are in time, after all!" "We've saved Dick, and that' the main thing." Dick dropped to the ground, and as he did so the "Liberty Boys" came over the brow of the hill, and wen beside him and all around him in a jiffy. "How are you, old man?"


.26 THE LIBERTY BOYS' BOLD MOVE. "Diel they hurt you?'' The youths laughed heartily. "What were you doing up in the tree?" "That is the best thing I've heard lately!" "Great guns! yo.ur ankles are tied!" grinning. "I would have liked to have been here and : The last from Bob, who instantly stooped and cut the the Tories come tumbling down." rope binding the youth's ankles. "So would we all said ::\lark }forrison. "How in the world did you boys happen to get here so "I gue s I had better hasten home," said Lucy; "le. opportunely?" asked Dick in his turn. And then he sudwant father to know what I have done, and if I hurry denly caught sight of Lucy Lane, and it fl.ashed upon him. slip into the house unseen he may not know my agen "l\Iii::s Lucy he cried. 'Liberty Boys' "You went and brought the the affair." "That's what she did, Dick," said Bob; "and if she hadn't done it I guess it would all have been up with you, eh?" "Yerv well 0'0 alonO' l\Iiss Lucv" said Dick "We VJ > o o> J> want to see you get into trouble, after all you have) r for me." "I guess I will see you again?" the girl ht "It certainly would, Bob! I was just about at the end ingly. "You are not going away immediately?" of my rope when you put in an appearance." Then as Lucy reached his side he greeted her pleasantly. "I owe you my life, Miss Lucy," he said, feelingly; "and I am not likely to soon forget it." The girl blushed and looked pleased. "I was only too glad to do something to aid you," she said; "and I d,on't think you owe me any thanks, for it was my father who was threatening to kill you, and I wished to save you from him. I felt that it was my duty to do so, and one does not deserve thanks for doing one's duty." "You did not owe it to me to save me, simply because r "X o," replied Dick; "we will probably be in this vi1 seYeral days. I have been informed that Marion 8nmpler are in this part of the country, and I wil here till I find one or both of them." "Good then I will see you again. If you camp nea I may see you again to-night." r '' \\," e shall be only too glad to see you, Miss Lucy:, Then the girl hastened away, going in the direct her horne, while the "Liberty Boys" made their wa:0 down the hill to the road, where they had left their : Here they were treated to a surprise, for they f( your was one of my enemies, :Miss Lucy; you are a party of rough-looking men standing guard over the brave and noble-hearted girl, and I am proud to know that At :first glance the youths thought the men were Tori you are a patriot." at the second glance Dick recognized the leader of th "So are we all said George who seemed to and exclaimed: e have taken a great liking to Lucy. "Yes, yes was the chorus from the youths; "we are all proud of Lucy, the girl patriot." And again the girl blushed with pleasure. Then Bob told Dick how Lucy had come to the ment at llbree o'clock that morning and had told them that Dick's life mis in danger, and how they had mounted in hot haste, and had ridden as fast as possible. He told how they had taken the wrong road and lost an hour's time, and how they had gone back and taken the right road, and had finally reached the scene in time to save Dick's life. "You would not have got here in time if I had not man aged to escape from the hands of the Tories and climb up into the top of the tree, though," said Dick; "the loss of the hour would have been fatal. But as it turned out, it "Marion, the 'Swamp Fox'!" CHAPTER XI. t 111 MA.KIXG IT LIVELY FOR THE REDCOATS. vs It was indeed the famous Southern i commander. and this was his little band. There i about si:s:ty yet they were men who could and h like demons whenever the occasion demanded, redcoats and Tories who had come in contact wa could testify that such was the case. re "I'll declare if it isn't Dick Slater and his was all right." Boys'!" said Marion, a pleased look on his face. "l Then Dick told how he had managed to get out of the it happen that you are down here in South Carolit hands of his enemies and climb up into the tree, and how "We were sent down here by the commandela d he had kicked two of the Tories out of the tree top and &ir," replied Dick. sent them tumbling to the ground. "Sent here, eh?" 1 b


THE LIBERTY BOYS' BOLD 27 -res. or what p1:rpoee ?" I o co-operate with you, sir." h !" 'l'he face of the Swamp Fox" lighted up. llCl with S1anpter, Pickens and Williams." see; and what were we to try to do?" had a letter explaining everything, but it was taken from me by some Tories; I can, however; tell you in words. 0 so." information tbat a party o.f redcoats was coming down the road from the north "How many of them are there, do you think?" asked ihe "Swamp Fox." "There are quite a lot of them-one hun.dred, I should say, ai a rough guess." "Very good," said }farion, rubbing his hands; "we have one hundred and sixty men, ancl with the advantage of l:!mbushing the redcoats we should be able to practically exterminate this force that is coming." "I should think so," agreed Dick. The order was at once given for the combined forced to move, and the order was obeyed instantly; only a few men were left at the encampment-just enough to look after think it a good one; the reclcoats and Tories have the horses. ery well; the idea was that we should work together, rganize a patriot militia." see. bat do you think o.f the idea ?" carrying things with altogether too high a hand in The road was soon reached, a good point for the am bush was selected, and all concealed themselves. art of the country for a long time." ell, myself and 'Liberty Boys' are at your service, Soon the party of redcoats was in sight On it came, the ll. men suspecting nothing. They were riding right into a eral Marion was silent for a few mornenfa, and then death-trap and did not know it. e ready to do whatever you say." "You say the letter which the commander-in-chief ou was taken away from you by a Tory?" s, sir." o was the Tory ?" is a :Mr. Lane On they came, nearer and nearer. The signal was given Lo the "Swamp Fox's" men and to the "Libery Boys" to get ready, and they did so. With cocked muskets held in readiness, they waited for the enemy to come abreast their hiding place before firing "Swamp Fox'' nodded. the leader of the Tories "I know hirn," he said; At last the redcoats were abreast the ambush; and then in these parts, and lives General }Iarion gave the order to fire. Crash! Roar! The >alley rang out loudly, and a deadly volley it was, for half the total number of redcoats were er the hill, yonder." that is the man." O.f unhorsed and fell to the ground. are right, sir; the girl was the means saving bas a patriot wife and daughter." last night." The scene that ensued defies adequate description. The redcoats who were uninJured were fri00'htened and angry, T was that?" with an air of interest. told the story of his capture, and how the girl had lmost all night long, and had brought the "Libs" to his rescue is a noble-hearted girl," said Marion; "it is too her father is a Tory. I should dislike very much and yelled and cursed and spurred their horses this way and that; while from the wounded went up cries of pain and curses, the riderless horses rearing, kicking and plunging, and stepping on the wounded and adding much to the terrors and horror of the situation. a 1 him, as, even though he is a Tory, his wife and r love him It was indeed horrible, but it was war, and Marion was merciless. "Fire again-with pistols!" he cried, and an other volley rang out. right, sir; I think it would be ill requitment e to injure Mr. Lane, after what his daughter has Considerable damage was inflicted, this time, but not so much as the first, of course; but on the heels of the s would; but we will remain in this vicinity and second volley was a third, and then the voice of Marion lit a chance to strike his band a blow." :vas heard crying: as decided to seek out a good place and go into "Charge them! Charge the scoundrels and kill every this was done. They had not much more than one of them! Don't leave one alive to carry the story to in their camp, howeYer, before a scout, who had the British army!" behind at the road, came running in with the Then, with a wild cheer, the combined forces-}Iarion's


28 THE LIBERTY BOYS' BOLD MOVE. and the "Liberty Boys"-rushe d forward antl attacked the I remnant of the British force, fiercely. So demoralized were the redcoats that they did not attempt to show fight at all, but their efforts were all "We are to be attacked?" remarked Marion. "Yes, sir; some of the Tory scouts have been ou.L the day searching for your encampment, and one of f folmd it this afternoon. I heard him tell father \1l directed toward getting out of danger in the quickest posthe encampment was, and that is how I knew whel:J. sible time. They put spurs to their horses and dashed come." away down the road, ieavin., g three-fourths of their number "I s e e said Dick "and how larrre a force ha b :> lying dead or wounded in the road behind them. Tories?" It was a glorious vfotory, and the victors gave utte::.--"About two hundred men, counting the twenty-) ance to cheer after cheer. Not a single member of the coats who were not killed in the engagement this b attacking party had been wounded. It was a splendid ing." e victory. Many of the "Swamp Fox's" men were short of "That is quite a respectable number of men,i1 weapons, and they helped themselves to those of the dead Marion; "and do you know what time in the nigh\. redcoats. When they had secured what they __ wanted, intend to strike us?" Marion gave the order for the return to the encampment .. "The wounded redcoats will be looked after presently by their comrades or by the Tories," he said; "they are in a part of the country where the majority of the people are their friends; so we need not worry about them." "That's right," coincided Dick. Then the allied forc e s returned to the encampment. Thinking it possible that the redcoats and Tories might "About midnight." a "Very good; we will know }Vhe n to look for then will try to be ready for them." "Does your father intend to lead the force, Miss 1 a s ked Dick. 'rhe girl nodded. "He intends to do so," she said I don't think be will." "How will you keep him from doing so?" l "Mother is going to pretend to be taken sudd e n vi_q)ently ill about ten o'clock," was the reply; think father will stay at home and let the Briti. tain command the force." l hunt them out and attack them, a guard was put out, but the day passed without any signs of the enemy having been seen--xcepting that a scout, who had remained where he could watch the scene of the late encounter, came into camp and said that the wounded redcoats had been "'l'hat is a good plan," said Dick; "and I hope> taken away by their comrades, and the dead oi:tes buried. succeed, for we don't want to injuxe your father "They were an angry lot of men, I tell you!" the scout he were to come we could not distinguish him in tl said. "The way they talked of what they would do to us ness and would as likely as not kill him." is a caution. They talked loudly, too, so as to make them"I think we will be able to keep him at home," sa selves heard, if any of us were around." She did not remain in the encampment very long "I have an idea there was a strong force of Tories hidiras afraid her absence from home might be no den near by," said Marion; 'whe redcoats wanted us to that suspicions might be aroused; so bidding g01 make an attat!k and then the Tories would have atDick and General Marion, she took her departu.l'! tacked us." It happened that the sentinel who had "Quite likely that was the case," agreed Dick. got fooled." "Well, a::; she came and whom she bad to pass on leav'i The day passed and evening came. The men ate their frugal supper, and when it had come on dark was just getting ready to go on a scouting expedition when ihe sentinel challenged some one. A few minutes later Lucy Lane entered the camp. She was given a royal welcome by the "Liberty Boys," "though they did not, of course, utter any cheers, as it would have been dangerous. Lucy was introduced to General Marion by Dick, and then she told why she had come. "You are to be attacked, to-night," she said. George Saunders, and he managed to keep the gi fifteen minutes by engaging her in conversation. 7 was George was very much taken with the beaut of girl, and be had never been so happy in af as he was -\vben talking to her. As George '":as some, manly fellow, and had managed to get; noticed by Lucy during the time the "Liberty Be riding when coming to Dick's assistance, Lucy wt to talk to him; the truth was she was somewhat t G'eorge, and when he half fearfully said to h 1rns starting away, "When the war is over I'r back down here for you, Lucy!" and she repli ,ed, I


THE LIBERTY BOYS' BOLD MOVE. 2 9 mbled somewhat, "Oh, you'll forger me long be-treated to two pistol volley and then on top of that came t time," the youths cup of happiness was filled to the loud command: ing, and he leaped forward, forgetful of military "Charge! Give them the bayonet! We' ll teach them d discipline, and, letting his musket drop, seized how to try to surprise and massacrtJ honest men. Charge f" his arms and kissed her again and again. This was too much for the nervns of the enemy, and the not forget, Lucy, little sweetheart!" he murmured. redcoats and Tories fled at the top of their speed, with t forget! Just as sure as I am alive, when the loud yells of terror. Many threw away their w e apons in s I'll come for you. You will wait for me, Lucy?" order to be able to run faster. The rout was complete. I'll wait, George," was the low-spoken reply, and The victorious patriots humanely did what they could e girl hast e ned away into the night, leaving the for the wounded men, and when morning came sent them ," y Boy the happiest young fellow in all South under flag of truce to the home of Mr. Lane. The dead redcoats and Tories they gave burial to, and then Dick ared after the girl for a :few moments, in dreamy and General Marion began laying their plans for organiz-be nd then picked up his musket and resumed his ing a patriot militia. Sumpter and his men luckily put s sentinel. in an appearance that afternoon and he was delighted with the idea and soon messengers carried the word to ;; L forewarned is to be forearmed Having received Pickens and Williams, and the work was pushed rapidly. rmation that an attack was to be made at midaid Quite a little army was raised in a few weeks' time, and was an easy matter to make arrangements for the the allied forces, with the little army of militiamen, made of the enemy that were likely to have considerable things exceedingly lively for the redcoats and Tories of demoralizing said enemy. Marion was an old den, South Carolina. rner, up to all the tricks, and Dick was not second :iti wamp Fox" in this respect, young as he was, 1and t was that a plan was put info effect which was ope e the undoing of the redcoats and Tories. ter; emy knew where the encampment was and would o. tl ectly to it; well, it would be an easy ma\ter and a ne to roll up the blankets and leave them lying sa n the ground in the encampment, and in the dark ong would look like human forms. The redcoats and no It had indeed been a bold move of the "Liberty Boys" in coming down into South Carolina-"into the enemy's country"-but it was a successful move, and turned out well, and all was well. THE END. go ould rush upon the rollea-up blankets, fire upon The next number (78) of "The Liberty Boys of '76" :tur d make an attack on them with bayonets, while will contaiJ:!. "THE LIBERTY BOYS' BEACON LIGHT; leng rty Boys" and their allies would attack the enemy OR, THE SIGNAL ON THE MOUNTAIN,",by Harry [eav side and would surprise them and easily put Moore. e gi r out. L lan was followed out and worked like a charm. eaut in al oats and Tories thought they were taking,. the was t a disadvantage, and attacked the rolled-up SPECIAL NOTICE: All back numbers of this weekl y ge 'th great fury, and then, just as they discovered are always in print. If you cannot obtain them from any :y B that had been played on them, they were given newsdealer, send the price in money or postage stamps b y 3J w volley from one hundred and sixty rifles and 1at ts mail to FRANK TOUSEY, PUBLISHER, 24 UNION At least fifty went down, dead and wounded, to h : r I' almost before the redcoats and Tories knew SQUARE, NEW YORK, and you will r eceive the copies d ction the -eneniy was coming from, they were you order by return mail. lie


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'105 'rhe Girl from London ; or, The Bradys After a Confidence Queen. 106 'l'be Bradys Among the Chinamen; or, 'rhe Yellow Fiends of the Opium Joints. 107 The nratrayed; or, In the Hands of a Traitor. f 111 Th;> nradys and 'l'beir l>oubles; or, A Strange Tangle of Crime. 112 The Bradys in the Everglades; or, 'fhe Strange Case of a Summer Tourist. 113 The Bradys Dc!led; or, The Hardest Gang In New York. 1.14 'rhe Bradys in High Life; or, '!.'he Great Society Mystery. 115 'rbe Bradys Among Thieves; or, Hot Work In the Bowery. 116 The Rradys and the Sharpers; or, In Darkest New York. 117 The Bradys and the Bandits; or, Hunting for a Lost Boy. 118 The Bradys in Cei;itral Park; or, The Mystery of the Mall. 119 'l'be Bradys on their Muscle; or, Shadowing the Red Hook Gang. 120 The Bradys' Opium Joint Case; or, Exposing the Chinese Crooks. 121 '!'he Bradys' Girl Decoy; or, Rounding Up the East-Slde Crooks. 122 'l'he Bradys Under Fire: or, Tracking a Gang of Outlaws. 123 The Bradys at the Beach: or, The Mystery of the Bath House. 124 The Btadys and the Lost Gold Mlne; or, Hot Work Among the Cowboys. 125 The 13radys and the Missing Girl : or, A Clew Found lo the Dark. 126 '!'he Bradys and the Banker: or, The Mystery of a Treasure Vault. 127 The Bradys and the Boy Acrobat ; or, Tracing Ul'I a Theatrical Case. 128 The Bradys and Bad Man Smith; or, The Gang of B lack Bar. 12() The Bradys and the Veiled Girl; or, Piping the Tombs Mystery. 130 'l'he Bradys and the Deadshot Gang; or, Lively Work on the Frontler. 131 The Bradys with a Circus; or, On the Road with the Wild Beast '.ramers. 132 The Bradys in Wyoming; or, Tracking the Mountain Meo. 133 The Bradys at Coney Island; or, 'l'rappiog the Sea-sideCrooks. 1:!4 The Bradys and the Road Agents; or, The Great Deadwood Case. 147 The Bradys and the Female Detective; or, Leagued with Customs Ins1>ectors. l 48 The Bradys and the Bank Mystery ; or, The Search for a Sto Million. H!l 150 lal 152 The Bradys at Cripple Creek; or, Knocking out the "Bad M The Bradys and the Harbor Gang; or, Sharp Work after D '!.'be Bradys in Five Points: or, The Skeleton in the Cellar, Fan Toy, the Opium Queen; or, The Bradys and the Chi Smugglers. 153 The Bradys' Boy Pupil ; or, Sifting Strange Evidence. 154 'l'he Bradys in the Jaws of Death; or, Trapping the Wire pers. Hi5 The Bradys and 156 The Bradys and 'h.ieves. 157 The Bradys and Chinatown. 158 The Bradys and "Reds." the Typewriter: or, The Office Boy's Sec the Bandit King; or, Chasing the Moun t h e Drug Slaves; or, The Yellow Demons the A'narchist Queen; or, Running Down J 5fl The Bradys and the Hotel Crooks ; or, The Mystery df Room lGO The Bradys and the Wharf Rats; or, Lively "I.York in the bor. 161 The Bradys and the House of Mystery ; or, A Dark Nlg \Vork. 162 'l'be Bradys' Winning Game; or, Plnying Against the Gambl 163 'he Bradys and the Mall Thieves; or, The l\Ian in the Bag. 164 'l'he Bradys and the Boatmen; or, 'rbe Clew Found In River. l 65 The Bradys after the Grafters; or, The :1.Iystery in the Cab. 166 The Bradys and the Cross-Roads Gang; or, toe Great Cas Missouri. 167 The Bradys and Miss Brown; or, The Mysterious Case in ciety. 168 The Bradys and the Factory Girl ; or, The Secret of the Pols b:nvclope. l 69 The Bradys and Blonde Bill ; or, The Diamond Thieves of Ma Lane. the Opium Ring; or, The Clew in Chioat the Grand Circuit; or, Tracking the Li l 71l The Bradys and 171 The Bradys DD Harness Gang. l 72 The Bradys and the Black Doctor ; or, The Secret of the Vault. 173 The Bradys and the Girl ln Grey; or, The Quee n of the Cr 174 The Bradys and the Juggler; or, Out with a Variety Sho 17 5 The Bradys and the or. Away Down in Tennessee. 176 'l'he Bradys in Badtown: or, The Fight for a Gold Mine. E 17 7 The Bradys in the Klondike; or, Ferretting out the Gold Thieves, 178 The Bradys on the Side; or, Crooked 'Vork in the Slums. 1179 The Bradys and the "Highbinders"; or, The Hot Case in Chinatow, 180 'l'he Bradys a.nd the Serpent Ring; or. 'l'be Strange Case of the For 0 f a Fer sale b y all newsdealers or sent postpaid on receipt of iwice. 5 c ents per copy FRANK TOUSEY, Publisher, 24 Union Square, New Yo IF YOU WANT ANY BACK NUMBERS or o u r Libraries and cannot p r ocu r e t hem from new s deale r s, they oa n be obtained fro m t his office di r ect Cut out an i n the following Or de r Blank and send it to us with the price o f the books you want and we will sen d t h e m t o y o u b turn mail. POS'l'AGE STAMPS 'l' AREN 'l'HE SAME A S lUONEY. F R ANK TOUSEY, Publisher, Uni on S quare, New York. ... ............. ........ 1 901. 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THE STAGE. 4. THE BOYS OF NEW YORK END MEN'S JOKE BOOK.-Containing a great variety of the latest jokes used by the most famous end men. No amateur minstrels is complete without th is wonderfu I Ii ttle book. Xo. 42. THE BOYS Ol!' NEW YORK STUl\IP SPEAKER. Containing a varied assortment of stump speeches, Negro, Dutch and Irish. Also end men's jokes. Just the thing for home amuseNo. 31. HOW TO BECOl\IE A SPEAKER.-Containing four teen illustrations, giving the different positions requisite to become a good speaker, reader and elocutionist. Also gems from all the popular authors of prose and poetry, arranged m the most simple and concise manner possible. No. 49. HOW TO DEBATE.-Giving rules for conducting de bates outlines for debates, questions for discussion, and the best sourc'es for procuring information on the questions given. ment and amateur hows. SOCIETY. 45. THE BC)YS OF YORK GUIDE No. 3. HOW TO FLIRT.-The arts and wiles of flirtation are Al\ D JOKE new a!Jd veiy .mstruct_ ive. Every 1 fully explained by this little book. Besides the vari ous methods of boy. obtam as con tams full mstruct10ns for orhandkerchief, fan, glove, parasol, window. and hat flirtation, co1;1gamzmg an amatem ip,mstiel troupe. _. tains a full list of the language and sentiment of flowers, which is No. 65. l\IULDOQN S is one the most ongmal interesting to everybody, both old and young You cannot be happy joke hooks ever pubhshe?, and .1t 1s bru:nful of wit and humor. It without oue. contains a large collection of songs, .etc., of No. 4. HOW TO DANCE is the title of a new and handsome Terrence Muldoon, the great humorist and pract1c!ll Joker of little book just issued by Frank Tousey. It contains full instr_uc the Every boy .who enJOY a good substantial Joke should tions in the art of dancing, etiquette in the ballroom and at parties, obtain a copy immPdiatBelyC. 0 E AN ACTOR C t how to dress, and full directions for calling off in all popular square 79. now TO E l\f 1 .-on ammg comdances. plete instructions. how to m3;ke up for various on the No. 5. HOW TO MAKE LOVE.-A 110mplete guide to love, stage_; with the duties of the Stage. Managei, Piompter, (ourtship and marriage, giving sensible advice, rules and etiquette Scemc Artist and Property Man. By a promment St!lg.e Manager. to be observed with many curious and interesting things not genO. Gl'S WILLIAMS' the laterally known. e t jokes, anecdotes and funny. stones _o_f this and No. 17. HOW TO DRESS.-Containing full instruction in the ewi popular comedian. Sixty-four pages _handsome art of dressing and appearing well at home and abroad, giving the colored cover contammg a half-tone photo of the author. selections of colors, material, and how to have them made up. HOUSEKEEPING. 16. HOW TO KEEP A WINDOW GARDEN.-Containing full instructions for constructing a window garden either in town or country, and the most approved methods for raising beautiful at home. The most complete book of the kind ever pub lished. l'\o. 30. HO'Y TO COOK.-One of the most instructive books on cooking ever published. It contains recipes for cooking meats, fish. game and oysters; also pies, puddings, cakes and all kinds of pastry, and a grand collection of recipes by one of our most popular cooks. Xo. 37. HOW TO KEEP IIOUSE.-It contains information for everybody, boys, girls, men and women; it will teach you how to make almost anything around the house, such as parlor ornaments, brackets, cements, Aeolian harps, and bird lime for catching birds. ELECTRICAL. Xo 46. HOW TO MAKE AND USE ELECTRICITY.-A de scription of the wonderful usC's of electricity and electro magnetism; LO:;:ether with full instruC'tions for making Electric 'l'oys, Batteries, etC'. By George Trebel, A. l\I., l\I. D. Containing over fifty il lustrations. Xo. 64. HOW TO MAKE ELECTRICAL l\IACnINES.-Con taining full directions for making electrical machines, induction coil$, dynamos, and many novel toys to be worked by electricity. B.v R. A. R. Bennett. Fully illustrated. 67. HOW TO DO FJLEC'l'RICAL TRICKS.-Containing a large collection of instructive aud highly amusing electrical tricks, with illustrations. By A. Anderson. ENTERTA I N MENT. No. 9. IIOW TO BECOME A VEN'l'RILOQUIST. By Harry The secret given away. Every intelligent boy reading 0this book of instructions. by a practieal professor (delighting multi tudes every night with his wonderful imitations), can master the art, and create any amount of fun for himself and friends. It is the greatest book ever published, and there's millions (of fun) in it. No. 20. HOW TO ENTERTAIN AN EVENING PARTY.-A :,er ..-valuable little book just published. A complete compendium f games, sports, card diver ions, comic recitations, etc., suitable for parlor or drawing-room entertainment. It contains more for the money than any book p1iblished. No. 35. now TO PLAY complete and useful little ()book, containing the rules and regulations of billiards, bagatelle, backgammon, croquet, dominoes, etc. ii No. 36. now TO SOLVE CONUNDRUJ\IS.-Containing all rthe leading conundrums of the day, amusing riddles, curious catches Htnd witty sayings. ""' No. 52. nO'W TO PLAY CAHDS.-A complete and handy little ook, giving the rules and full directions for pla.ving Euchre Crib )age, Casino, Forty-five, Rounce, Pedro Sancho, Draw 'Poker, :\.uction Pitch, All !'ours and many other popular game of cards. ( No. 66. now TO DO PUZZLES.-Containing over three hunJ!red interesting puzzles and conundrums with key to same A :ompJete book. Fully illustrated. By A. Anderson. ETIQUETTE. No. 13. HOW TO DO IT; OR, BOOK OF. ETIQUETTE.-It a great life secret, and one that every young man desires to know 11 about. There's happiness in it. No. 33. HOW TO BEHA VE.-Conlainiug the rules and eti- uette of good society and the easiest and most approved methods f appearing to good advantage at parties, balls, the theatre, church nd in the drawing-room. D ECLAMATION. No. 27. HOW TO RECITE AND BOOK OF RECITATIONS. :-Containing the most popular sele<'tions in use, comprising Dutch Jalect, Frenc h dialect, Yankee and r rish dialect pieces, together ith many readings. No. 18. HOW TO BECOME BEAUTIFUL.-One of the brightest and most valuable little books ever given to the world. Everybody wishes to know how to become beautiful, both male and fcmaie. The secret is simple, and almost costless. Read this book and be convinced how to become beautiful. BIRDS AND ANIMALS. o. 7. HOW TO KEEP BIRDS.-Handsomely illustrated and containing full instructions for the management and training oJ' the canary, mockingbird, bobolink, blackbird, paroquet, panot, etc. o. 39. HOW TO RAISE DOGS, POULTRY, PIGEONS A rD RABBITS.-A useful and instructive book. Handsomely illustratc>d. By Ira Drofraw. No. 40. 'now TO MAKE AND SET TRAPS.-Including hints on how to catch moles, weasels, otter, rats, squirrels and birds. Also how to cure skins. Copiously illustrated. By J. Harrington Keene. No. 50. HOW TO STUFF BIRDS AND ANIMALS.-A valu able book, giving instructions in collecting, preparing, mounting and preserving birds, animals and insects. No. ti-!. now TO KEEP AND MANAGE PETS.-Giving com plete information as to the manner and method of raising, keeping, taming, breeding and managing all kinds of pets; also giving full instructions for making cages, etc. Fully explained by twenty eight illustrations, making it the most complete book of the kind ever published. MISCELLANEOUS. No. 8. HOW TO BECOME A SCIENTIST.-A useful and instnictive book, giving a complete treatise on chemistry; also ex periments in acoustics, mechanics, mathematics, chemistry, and directions for making fireworks, colored fires and gas balloons. This book cannot be equaled. o. 14. HOW TO MAKE CANDY.-A complete handbook for making all kinds of C'andy, ice cream, syrups, essences, etc. etc. No. JD. FRANK TOUSEY'S UNl'.l'ED STA'l'ES DISTANCE TABLES, POCKE'.l' COMPANION AND GUIDE.-Giving tbe official distances on all the railroads of the United States and Canada. Also table of distances by water to foreign ports, hack fares in the principal cities, reports of the census. etc., etc., making it one of the most complete and handr books published. No. 38. IIOW TO BECOME YOUR OWX DOCTOH.-A won derful book, containing useful and practical information in the treatment of ordinary diseases and ailments common to every family. Abounding in useful and effective recipes for general com plaints. No. 55. HOW TO COLLECT CO!X -C'on laining valuable information regarding the collecting and arranE:ing of stamps and coins. Handsomely illustrated. o. 58. now TO BE A DETECTIVE.-By Oki King Brady, the world-known detective. In which he lays down some rnluable and sensible rules for beginners, and also relates some adventures and experiences of well-known detectives. No. 60. HOW TO BECOl\IE A PHOTOGRAPHER-Containing useful information regarding the Camera and how to work it; also how to make Photographic i\lagic Lantern Slides and other Transparencies. Handsomely illustrated. By Captain W. De W. Abney. No. 62 .. HOW TO BECOl\IE A WEST POINT MILITARY CADET.-Containing full explanations how to gain admittan<'e, <'ourse of Study, Examinations. Duties, Staff of Officers, Post Guard, Police Regulations, Fire Department, and all a boy should know to be a Cadet. Compiled and written by Lu Senarens, author of "How to Become a Naval Cadet." No. 63. HOW TO BECOME A NAVAL CADET.-Complete in structions of how to gain admission to the Annapolis Naval Academy. Also containing the course of instruction, description of grounds and buildings, historical sketch, and everything a boy should know to become an officer in the United States Navy. Com piled and written by Lu Senarens, author of "How to Become a West Point Military Cadet." PRICE 10 CEN'l'S EACH, OR 3 FOR 25 CENTS. Addr ess F R ANK TOUSEY Publi s her, 24 Unio n S quare New York.


THE LIBERTY BOYS OF '16. A Weekly Magazine containing Stories of the American Revolution. By HARRY MOORE. These stories based on actual facts account of the exciting adventures of a. brave youths who were a.lwa.ys ready a.nd willing to and give a. fa,i thful t' ba.n(l of America. for the sake of helping a.long the gallant Every number will consist of 32 large ca.use pages of imperil their Ii ves of Independence. reading matter, bound in a. beautiful colored cover. 1 The Liberty Boys of '76: or l!'lghtlng for Freedom. 41 The Uberty Boys In a Snare: or, Almost Trapped. 2 The Liberty Boys Oath; or, Settling With the British and Tories. 42 The Liberty Boys' Brave Rescue; or, In the Nick of Time. 3 The Liberty Boys' Good Work; or, Helping General Washington. 43 Liberty Boys' Big Day; or, Doing Business by Wholesale. 4 The Liberty Boys on Hand; or, Always in the Hi(1ht Place. H The Liberty Boys' Net; or, Catching the Redcoats and Tories. 5 The Liberty Boys' Nerve; or, Not Afraid of the King's Minions. 45 The Liberty Boys Worried; or, The Disappearance of Dick Slater. G The Liherty Boys Defiance: or, "'Catch and Hang Us It You Can." 4r. The J,il.Jerty Boys' Iron Grip: or, Squeezing the Redcoats. 7 The Liberty Boys in Demand; or, The Champion Spies of the '17 The Liberty Boys Success: or, Doing What '.rhey Set Out to Do. Revolution. 48 'fhe Liberty Boys' Setback: or, Defeated. But Not Disgraced, 8 The Liberty Boys' Hard Fight; or, Beset by British and Tories. t9 The Liberty Boys in 'l'oryvlile: or. Dick Slater's Fearful Risk. 9 The Liberty Boys to the Rescue; or, A Host Within 'l'hemselves. 50 The Liberty Boys Aroused: or, Striking Strong Blows for Libert]. 10 The Liberty Boys' Narrow Escape; or, A Neck-and-Neck Race ul '.l'he Liberty Boys Triumph; or. Beating the Redcoats at Their With Death. Own G::ime. 11 The Lib


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