The Liberty Boys' bold front, or, Hot times on Harlem Heights

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The Liberty Boys' bold front, or, Hot times on Harlem Heights
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Moore, Harry
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A Weekly Magazine containing Stories of the American Revolution. faJud Weekly-By" Subscripti

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LIBERTY BOYS OF. '76. Weekly Magazine Containing Stories of the American R.evolution. I ,,.:ell Weekly-By Subscription $2.5 0 per year. Entered as Second Cla8s Matter at the New York; N. Y., Post Office, li'ebruarit 4, 1901. Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1902, in the office of the Librarian i'f'f 11iy of Congress, Washington, D. 0., by Frank Tousey, 24 Union Square, New York. No. 98. NEW YORK, NOVEMBER 14, 1902. P rice 5 Cents. .Y ar. cl I O } CHAPTER I. TIIE BOY, THE MULE, AND THE REDCOATS. g!.l 0 1 "Hello, hat, where are you going with that boy?" t h 1 1 It was early in the month of September of the year 1776 h At the north side of what is now City Hall Park, New ork, but what was then called The Common, at the point here the Bowery Lane--now the famous Bowery-began, e British soldier was stationed. He was a sentinel, and it as his duty to stop every one who came along, if coming l :hom the north, and inquire who they were and what their g business was-for on Harlem Heights, on the north end Manhattan Island, was stationed the patriot army, and : here was a probability that spies might come down at any 1 fune, bent on discovering the plans and intended move ; ments of the British army. On this afternoon in question the sentinel's attention had attracted by a peculiar, not to say amusing sight. It was no other than a youth of seemingly anywhere from six teen to eighteen years, mounted on an old, white mule, and with a market basket hanging on his arm. The boy was roughly dressed in homespun blue, and wore an old, holey pair of shoes, and an old straw hat, with a wide brim. The hat was run up to a sharp point, in the fashion that is when straw hats are spoken of as having gone to seed L It was this hat that had attracted the sentinel's atten tion, and had brought forth the remark from him, ironiti:al and satirical to the last degree, of: "Hello, hat, where are you going with that boy?" The boy, who was now almost abreast the sentinel, reined p the old white mule, and said, in a high-pitched, nasal oice: "Wuz ye torkin' ter me, mister?" "No, I was talkiug to that hat of yours," was the re ply, with a laugh. "Oh, that wuz et, hey?" "Yes. Say, young fellow, where you get the hat, anyway?" "Aunt Samanthy made et fur me." "Oh, your Aunt Samanthy made it for you, did she?" "Yep." "Well, it's a beauty, I must say." "Yep. I think et's purty nice. "I should think you would think so," ironically. "Yep, I do." "What's your name?" "Jim." "Jim what?" "No, not Jim What Et's Jim Simpkins. "Jim Simpkins, eh?" "Yep." "Humph. Where are you going, Jim?" "Down inter ther city, yender." "What for?" "What for?" "Yes." "Ter do sum tradin'." "Some trading, eh?" "Yep." a what have you in your basket?" "Aiggs." "Eggs, eh?" "Yep." "And you're going to market the eggs, I suppose, and. buy some things with the money that you get?" "Yep." Y are sure you are not a spy ?" the sentinel asked. The youth looked at the sentinel in surprise. "Er-spy?" he asked, hesitatingly. "Yes. He shook his head and looked "Whut's er spy?" he asked. The redcoat laughed. "Don't you know what a spy is?" he asked. "I don' berleeve I do," was the reply.


2 THE LIBERTY BOYS' BOLD FRONT. "Well, a spy is one who goes among the soldiers who are nemies, and finds out all he can about them, what they are going to do, and everything of that kind." The youth shook his head. ''Then I hain't no spy," be said "Are you for the king, or against him, Jim?" king?" the youth asked. "Why, King George, of course." "Who's he?" The sentinel stared at the youth. you ever beard of King George?" he asked. "Noap." "Well, there's ignorance for you. I suppose you know that we are having a war?" The youth scratched his bead, and appeared to reflect. "I think I hev beerd Aunt Samantby say sumthin' erbout er war," he said presently. "Your Aunt Samanthy must be a smart woman if she knows we are having a war," sarcastically. "Oh, she's awful smart, she is, mister." "I should judge she is-at least if she is anything like her nephew." "Yep; thet's right." "You are not a rebel, are you, Jim?" the sentinel asked. "Whut's er rebel?" An exclamation of vexation and disgust escaped the lips -0 the redcoat. 1 Say, I believe you are the greenest specimen of hu manity I have laid eyes on since coming to America, and f've seen a few rank ones, I must say," lie cried. "Is thet so?" said Jim, calmly. "Yes, it is." "Wal, ef I'm green ye' re red-hain't thet so, mister? He, he, he!" "Shut up your head, and stop laughing, you fool!" roared the sentinel. "Don't you dare laugh at a British soldier. Why, I have half a mind to cut your head off." "Oh, say, ye wouldn' do thet, would ye?" exclaimed the youth, opening his eyes wide, but not seeming to be very much frightened. "I would as lief do it as to look at you." "Ye don' say?" "Yes, I do say." "An' I s'pose ye'd ez soon look at me ez cut my head off, wouldn' ye?" the youth asked innocently. 'Yes, of course." "V\' al, then, j es' keep on lookin' at me, an' don' think nuthin' erbout cuttin' my head orf." "Say, you think you are smart, don't you?" cried the re coat. "Noap; I hain't thinkin' nothen erbout et, mister." "Oh, you aren't eh?" "Noap.'' Just then another redcoat approached, and he called o "What have you got there, Sam?" "If you will give it a name you may have it, George was the reply, with a laugh. "Hello, sonny," said the newcomer, addressing the yout "Hello, yerse'f," was the reply. "Where did you dig up that beautiful Arabian steed y are mounted on?" "Ther-whut ?" asked the boy, his mouth opening wonder. "You'll have to aim lower, comrade; you're shooti clear over his head," laughed the sentinel. "He does understand you. Why, he didn't even know who Ki George is "You don't mean it?" in surprise. "Yes, I do; and be didn't know we were having a war "Oh, you're just trying to have a joke at my expense the other cried. "No, it's the truth." The newcomer eyed the youth with interest. "What kind of an animal do you call this that you a mounted on?" he asked presently. "Et's er muel," replied Jim. "A mule, eh?" "Yas." "Humph. He's a fine beast, isn't he?" "Wal, he hain't so much ter look at, but he kin pull good load. He's allers be'n more'n worth his feed." "That is good. I would suppose as much, for no o would keep him on account of his good looks." "No, I s'pose not." "What have you in your basket?" "Aiggs." "Eggs, eh?" "Yas." "I should think you would be afraid to carry eggs o the back of a mule." "W'y so?" "What if he would get to kicking up? He would be li1."el to break all the eggs, wouldn't he?" "Wal, yas, I guess thet'd be ther way uv et." "Does your mule ever kick up?" "Sumtimes, mister; but not orften." "Not -0ften, eh?"


2 THE LIBERTY BOYS' BOLD FRONT. "Well, a spy is one who goes among the soldiers who are enemies, and finds out all he can about them, what they are going to do, and everything of that kind." The you th shook his head. "Then I hain't no spy," he said. "Are you for the king, or against him, Jim?" "Wlrnt king?" the youth asked. "Why, King George, of course." "Who's he?" The sentinel stared at the youth. you ever heard of King George?" he asked. "Noap." "Well, there's ignorance for you. I suppose you know that we are having a war?" '11he youth scratched his head, and appeared to reflect. "I think I hev heerd Aunt Samanthy say sumthin' -erbout er war," he said presently. "Your Aunt Samanthy must be a smart woman if she knows we are having a war," sarcastically. "Oh, she's awful smart, she is, mister." "I should judge she is-at least if she is anything like her nephew." "Yep; thet's right." "You are not a rebel, are you, Jim?" the sentinel asked. "Whut's er rebel?" An exclamation of vexation and disgust escaped the lips -0'f. the redcoat. 11 Say, I believe you are the greenest specimen of hu manity I have laid eyes on since coming to America, and I've seen a few rank ones, I must say," lie cried. "Is thet so?" said Jim, "Yes, it is." "Wal, ef I'm green ye're red-hain't thet so, mister? He, he, he!" "Shut up your head, and stop laughing, you fool!" roared the sentinel. "Don't you dare laugh at a British soldier. Why, I have half a mind to cut your head off." "Oh, say, ye wouldn' do thet, would ye?" exclaimed the youth, opening his eyes wide, but not seeming to be very much frightened. "I would as lief do it as to look at you." "Ye don' say?" "Yes, I do say." "An' I s'pose ye'd ez soon look at me ez cut my head off, wouldn' ye?" the youth asked innocently. ''Yes, of course." "vr al, then, jes' keep on lookin' at me, an' don' think nuthin' erbout cuttin' my head orf." "Say, you think you are smart, don't you?" cried the re ( coat. "Noap; I hain't thinkin' nothen erbout et, mister." "Oh, you aren t eh?" "N oap.'' i Just then another redcoat approached, and he called o 1 "What have you got there, Sam?" OD "If you will give it a name you may have it, George/e e was the reply, with a laugh. "Hello, sonny," said the newcomer, addressing the youtLbt "Hello, yerse'f," was the reply. "Where did you dig up that beautiful Arabian steed Y'w are mounted on?" .0 11Ther-whut ?" asked the boy, his mouth opening i10 wonder. "You'll have to aim lower, comrade; you're clear over his head," laughed the sentinel. "He doesn'i understand you. Why, he didn't even know who George is!" "You don't mean it?" in surprise. "Yes, I do; and he didn't know we were having a war.' "Oh, you're just trying to have a joke at my the other cried. "No, it's the truth." The newcomer eyed the youth with interest. j "What kind of an animal do you call this that you are1 mounted on?" he asked presently. I "Et's er muel," replied Jim. l :: eh ?" j "Humph. He's a fine beast, isn't he?" "Wal, he hain't so much ter look at, but he kin pull er good load. He's allers be'n more'n worth his feed." "That is good. I would suppose as much, for no one would keep him on account of his good looks." "No, I s'pose not." "What have you in your basket?" "Aiggs." "Eggs, eh?" "Yas." "I should think you would be afraid to carry eggs on the back of a mule.'' "W'y so?" "What if he would get to kicking up? He would be likely to break all the eggs, wouldn't he?" "Wal, yas, I guess thet'd be ther way uv et "Does your mule ever kick up?" "Sumtimes, mister; but not orften." "Not -often, eh?"


THE LIBERTY BOYS' B OL D FRON T 3 rel===========================================:;============================================= 'No ap." ing toward the two, kicking out fiercely and rapidly with The redcoat gave his comrade the wink, and in passing beth feet, and dropping the musket, they took to their heels e mule, managed to tickle the animal in the flank and ran for their lives. ith the point of his bayonet. "Now, away with you, Ebeneezer," said the boy in an )U Tbe mule gave utterance to a snort of rage and pain altered voice, and suddenly the mule stopped backing and ommingled-for the bayonet had penetrated the hide and kicking, and went trotting sedately across the Common, 5e, sh and kicked out so suddenly as to catch the other in the direction of Broadway. ntinel napping, and its hoofs striking the redcoat in the The two redcoats, glancing back over their shoulders, and it est, down he went; kerthump seeing that the danger was over, paused, and slowly return-It happened that the sentinel had been just far enough ed to where their muskets lay. They picked up the weapr01 way so as to escape the full force of the kick, and he was ons, looked after the boy and mule, and then turned dis ot materially injured He was frightened and angered, gusted looking countenances toward each other. owever, and he scrambled to his feet, giving utterance to urses leveled against the mule, the rider, his comrade, and n arious other things. "Heer! Heer! Ye'll make me break my aiggs, dreckly," 1 tried Jim, in a tone of alarm. "Stan' still, dad-bing yer f,i.gly picter !" this last to the mule. The redcoat who had caused the trouble stood with his 'j'nouth s pread, laughing, but of a sudden his laughter was 'thangecl to something different, for the mule suddenly d c k e d out, and its hoofs striking the fellow, sent him roll down into a ditch at the road s id e 1 Yelis, curses, and groans escaped his lips, as he slowly l 1picked himself up, and regained a standing position. The other redcoat now laughed in his turn, and he made the most of his opportunity. "Ha, ha, ha he "Served you right I Jove, I'm ] glad the beast treated you to a sample of the kicks it has tap! How do you like it, anyway?" "Oh, the brute has broken half a dozen ribs for me, I think." "Oh, I guess it isn't so bad as that," was the unsympa thetic reply "Yes, it is; and if I had my musket I'd run the bayonet clear through the beast." His musket had dropped out of his hands when the mule "Blast mules, anyhow,'' said one. "That's what I say," from the other. "You never know what they are going to do." "That's right, though it's always safe to assume that they will kick." "You are right; and I don't think I'll try any tricks with mules in future." "I wouldn't if I were you. But, say, do you suppose the boy had anything to do with causing the beast to kick us over?" "I hardly think so," musingly "If I thought that I would follow and kill both him and the mule." If they could have seen the broad grin that rested on the youth's face at that very moment they would have felt sure that fie had had something to do with making the mule kick them. CHAPTER IL EBENEEZER AT WORK The youth rode on down Broadway, and presently stop ped in front of a grocery store, and dismounting, tied t h e mule. Entering the store, he walked up to a man behi n d kicked him, and was lying in the road in altogether too close the counter and said: proximity to the mule's heels to permit of its owner trying to recover it. "I'll lend you mine," with a grin. "Here it is. Come and get it, and run the bayonet through the mule, if you like. I don't believe I want the job myself." "Hol' on!" cried the boy. "Don' do et, mister. Don' hurt my muel." "I'll show you whether I won't hurt the beast or not,"' c r ied the redcoat, limping around to where his comrade stood, and reaching out his hand to take the musket. Be for e he cou ld get hold of it, however, the mule came back "Say, mister, d'ye wanter buy sum aiggs ?" "Eggs, you say?" "Yas." "Why, certainly, I want to buy eggs, whenever I can g;t them at a reasonable price "Whut air they worth this afternoon?" The storekeeper mentioned a price. "All right; ye kin hev 'em." As the price mentioned by the man was considerably less than the market value of the eggs, he hastened to count the eggs out of the basket


4 THE LIBERTY BOYS' BOLD FRONT. "Why, some of the eggs are broken," be said when he had got nearly to the bottom of the basket. "I speck they air, mister. My muel got ter kickin' an' prancin' aroun' er leetle while ergo, and chounced ther "Ye hedn't better." "Bah! I'm too old a hand to be frightened so easil!}e< my boy. "All right; go erhead, ef ye wanter. But ye mustn i eggs up an' down. Ther wunder is thet more uv 'em hain't blame me fur whut happens." s1 bruck." The storekeeper counted the eggs, and then counted out the money that was due the boy, who pocketed it with an air of satisfaction. "Kin I leeve ther basket heer erwhile, mister?" he asked. "Certainly." "All right; much obleeged." The boy turned and walked out of the store, and found .a redcoat looking the mule over with a critical eye. "This your mule, sonny?" the redcoat asked. "Yep," replied Jim. "May I borrow him for an hour or two?" "I need 'im myself, mister." "Oh, you do?" "Yep." "Well, that doesn't matter. I'm a soldier of the king, and as I have important business calling me up country a ways, and have no horse, I am going to make use of the mule." "Uv my muel ?" in surprise. "Yes." "But I tell ye I need im myself." "I can't help that. I need him, too, and I'm going to have him!" .r He began untying the halter-strap. "Say, ye better leeve my muel be!" said Jim, threateningly. The redcoat only laughed. "I couldn t think of it for a moment, my boy." "Ye'd better." "Bah!" turning angrily upon the boy. "What'll you do?" "I won' do northen," was the calm reply. "But Ebeneezer, he'll do sumthin'." "Ebeneezer is the name of the mule, I suppose?" "Yep. "Well, what'll he do?" "He won't let no stranger ride 'im." "He won't, hey?" Noap." "He'll have to let me ride him," with a laugh. "I guess "Oh, I won't." "' The redcoat had untied the halter-strap by this timhl and leading the mule out from the hitching-rack a litt ways, placed his foot in the stirrup and mounted. I ) The mule stood perfectly still. eJ Its head was hanging down, and its eyes were hal:rii closed; it looked almost too sleepy and tired to move. "Hold up your head, Ebeneezer," cried the redcoat>e jerking on the reins. "Say, boy. I thought you said thi'O. mule was dangerous for a stranger to try to ride." "So he is, mister." "Bosh! I believe that in order to get him to move l will be necessary to build a fire under him." "I don't think so," said the boy. "He'll go, dreckly, ani.I too fast ter suit ye, I'll bet." The redcoat told the mule to "gid-dap," but the ungain ly beast stood perfectly still. He didn't "gid-dap worth q Then the redcoat clucked at the mule, but this had no effect, either. "Gid-d ap !" roared the soldier, and at the same time I slapped the animal on the neck. Still Ebeneezer stood perfectly still. His eyes were half closed, and he seemed to be thinking of something else be1 s ides traveling. A crowd had gathered, attracted by the spectacle of a British soldier mounted on an ungainly white mule; then, too, they had heard most of the conversation between the redcoat and the owner, and were in hopes that the boy would try to force the soldier to get off the mule. This would cause trouble, and anything of that kind would be welcomed by the crowd, always eager to see a show fo r nothing. The merpbers of the crowd, fearing they were to be cheat ed out of their fun, decided to help the redcoat, by the ten der of advice. "Kick the mule in the ribs!" cried one. "Bite his ear I" "Speak to him politely!" "Yes, that's it. Say to him, 'Please, Mr. Mule! Please you are just saying that to discourage me, and get me to Mr: good mule, won't you please go on?" let him alone." "Twist his tail." "No, I hain't; et' fack." This last suggestion was given by one who was wise re-"I'll risk it." garding the characteristics of mules in general, and was


THE LIBERTY BOYS' BOLD FRONT. 5 >Oken sarcastically, but among the crowd were a number of bringing him to a stop. The redcoat had lost his hat, and 1il ldeoats whose knowledge of mules was very limited. They his hair was almost literally standing on end, so great was ught the man's suggestien was made in good faith, and its owner's terror. idea of twisting the animal's tail in order to make him struc'k them a.s being a good one. The crowd was shrieking with delight. It had never seen a better circus. -"That's the thing to do," cried one. ."I'll twist the The affair was furnishing much more sport than they n nle's tail," and he stepped forward, followed by three or had anticipated, and they were quite willing to help the t our of his comrades. good cause along by giving all sorts of advice to the prin Instantly the crowd fell back, and gave the redcoats cipals. lenty of room, while the members exchanged glances and L ;rinned in anticipation of the coming circus. "That's right; you are the boy for that work," cried a I ectator. "Go ahead and twist the critter's tail, and I'll I vagr that he'll go." "You bet he'll go," from another; "and so will you felrws !"he added in a low tone, for the benefit of those who standing near, and they snickered softly. 1 r1 The leading redcoat, having got within reaching distance I f the mule, seized hold of the animal's tail, and began it in a most fashion. The crowd literally held its breath and watched and i aited eagerly. It knew sometliing would happen, and quickly, and did not wish to lose any portion of the show. Suddenly Ebeneezer's eyes came open, which was an in I dication that he realized that something unusual was going lion. He turned his head slowly, and looked back at the man who was doing the tail-twisting act. "Don't let the mule throw you." "Hang on, mister!" "Catch hold of the mule's mane!" As the mule had no mane to speak of, this advice was scarcely worthy of consideration, but it was probably given in a spirit of sar.casm. This may be taken for an absolute fact, as the speaker was the same man who had suggested twisting the mule's tail to make it go. "Kick the mule's head off!" "Catch the beast by the ears and jerk him over back ward!" Shoot the beast This last advice was given by a redcoat, who doubtless sympathized with his comrades, but the suggestion met with the disapproval of the crowd. "No, no; don't shoot the mule," was the cry. "He's all right.. He's only doing what he thinks is right." As for the real owner of the mule, the boy who called himself Jim Simpkins, he was watching the affair witb He looked at the man for perhaps ten seconds, and then a smile of satisfactio n on his face. all of a sudden he gave utterance to a hoarse squeal of an"Serves them he said to himself. "I guess Eben ger, and began kicking out with both hind legs, fiercely, eezer is a match for as many redcoats as can get around rapidly, viciously. hiin.,. The life of the one who had been twisting the mule's "Whoa! whoa! whoa, Eben--.-eezer !" roared the redcoat tail was saved in a peculiar manner. The fellow was so in the saddle. The break in the utterance of the mule's close to the mul e that he did not get all the force of the name was caused by the animal leaping in the air and com kick; indeed, it was more in the nature of a shove, but it ing down stiff-legged, thus jolting the rider tind forcing was sufficient to upst him and three of his comrades who him to speak on the installment plan. happned to be right behind him. The others hastened Suddenly a peculiar, tremulous whistle was heard. Where it to get out of the way, running wildly into the midst of it came from no one knew, though it emanated some the crowd in order to reach a safe place The four who where in the crowd. had upset were busy, also. They were whirling over The truth was it was given utterance to by Jim Simpand over, and by rolling down into the gutter managed kins, and the instant it was heard the mule sudde:aly from being trodden into the ground by the mule's bucking. It humped up its back, and bucked rapidly and ts fiercely, while the rider gave utterance to wild yells for the redcoat who was mounted on the animal's back was animal to "Whoa!" and to "Stand still," all to no avail, ing all he could do to retain his seat, and was yelling while the crowd fairly howled with delight. Jhoa Whoa!" at the top of his voice, and jerking on "Hang on!" reins; but as was already going backward in"Stick to it!" d of this kept him going, rather than aided in "I'll bet on the mule."


G THE LIBERTY BOYS' BOLD FRONT. ====================================;:===================================t,'h "How do you like it up there?" "I'll bet he's seasick." "Hurrah for King George!" "Yes, and hurrah or Ebeneezer!" Such were a few of the cries and exclamations given ut terance to by the members of the crowd, and it was evident that the sympathy was fully as much with the mule as with the redcoat. The truth was that there were many patriot citizens in the crowd, men who had been forced to be very ca:i:eful what they said and did after the capture of New York city by the British, and their anger had many times been aroused by the insolence and arrogance 0 the British soldiers. Naturally, then, they were glad to see this fellow get the shaking up. The mule a good bucker; he was wholly at home when it came to that sort of work, and it did -not take him long to emerge from the fray a victor, a final and more fierce buck than any that had come before having sent the redcoat flying through the air as if shot from a catapult. He described the segment of a circle, his arms and legs wildly flying, while a yell of terror trailed from his lips lik e a vocal kite-tail; he looked like a huge trounced frog, and wl].en he struck the ground it was with a thud that could hav e been heard half a block away, while a gurgling groan went up from his lips. The breath was knocked out of the redcoat's body, and he lay where he had fallen, gasping for breath, and having just strength enough to permit of his rolling from side to side. The mule, having rid itself of the undesired burden, stood calmly where it had alighted the last time it came do;yn, and gazed at its victim with a benignant look in its eyes. ''Hurrah, the mule won!" "You bet he did." "Ebeneezer is all right." "He's the champion bucker.ll "It would take a better rider than that fellow to stay on his back." i in this world," he cried, leveling the weapon and takil r But before he could :fire Jim Simpkins leaped orwa1 c and knocked the pistol out 0 the redcoat's hand. "You sha'n't shoot Ebeneezer he cried defiantly. "Ye hev ter shoot n::e urst e ye do!" CHAPTER III. DARING WORK. A cheer went up from the crowd. (l! "Thet's right; ye hain't got no call to shoot the mule. c "You were to blame yourself." l "You ought not to have got on the animal's back." VI "That's right. At any rate, he ought not to think o s hooting the animal." The redcoat whirl e d upon the boy with a snarl of rage. "What do you mean by knocking my pistol out of m. hand?" he cried angrily : l I "I mean thet ye sha 'n't shoot Ebeneezer," was the reply; "But I will shoot the beast." "No, ye won't." "I'll show you! Get out of my way." But the youth did not budge. He stood his ground, and, looked the redcoat straight in the eyes. "Get out of the way, I tell you," again cried the red c oat, and as he spoke he drew another pistol. "Shame! shame!" crie

THE LIBERTY B O YS' BOLD FRONT. 7 The force of the blow was sufficient to cause four comrades of the redcoat stepped out and confronte d redcoat to swing half around and almost lose his balthe youth. and the youth quickly reached out and jerked the pisout of its owner's hand and threw it some distance e The i n stant the redcoat got straightened up he attacked e youth with great fury. He struck at the boy with-both ts., rapidly and fiercely, and bad the blows taken effect, ould quickly have knocked Jim senseless. Strange to say, however, the blows did not take effect e youth betrayed wonderful agility, not to say science in e matter of dodging, ducking, evading, and parrying, d although the soldier struck a hundred blows within e space of a few minutes, not one landed in a way to do y damage. Of course a few struck slantingly, but the orce was not there. The majority of the blows were evaded 1 together, and the matter of striking empty atmosphere as so tiring that the soldier was soon panting, and his. rms were so !ired he was forced to drop them to let them est. They seemed to him to weigh a ton apiece. 1'he crowd had watched the affair with breathless inerest. They had wondered at the wonderful display by the eeming country boy, and scarcely knew what to think. They were destined to be even more surprised, however, for suddenly Jim Simpkins took his turn. The instant the redcoat ceased striking out, and dropped his arms, the youth began the attack, and he struck the redcoat when and where he pleased He forced the soldier backward with ease, and a close observer would no doubt have suspected the youth was n ot "Who are you?" asked one, imperiously. ''Who'm I?" remarked the youth, facing his enemies fearlessly "Yes "I'm Jim Simpkins." "Bosh! You are not anything of the kind." The youth looked surprised. "Ye say I hain't ?" he exclaimed. "No, you are not." "Then ef I bain't Jim Simpkins, who am I?" "You are a rebel spy." A look of wonder appeared on the youth's face. "Me?" be exclaimed. "Yes, you." "Ob, no, I hain't." "Yes, you are, and we are going to arrest you." "Goin' ter 'rest me?" "Yes." "But I don' wanter be 'rested." "It doesn't matter what you want. You will have to g o with us." "Oh, say, that's a shame." "The boy is no rebel spy." "It's the height of foolishness to think of such a t h ing. "Of course it is !" "You had better let the boy alone. "He is not to blame for what has happened." Such a few of the remarks made by the members o f str iking as hard as he could have struck. the crowd, and some of the men crowded forward, as if t o This was proved to be the case a few moments late r render the youth assistance, and prevent the redc o ats from whe n Jim struck two blows with considerably more force arresting him, but the soldiers drew pistols and waved the than any he had so far delivered. One blow was i n the crowd back. c hest, the other on the jaw, and down went the soldier with "Stand back, or we'll fire," one cried. "We a r e g o ing a thump! What was more, he lay there-dazed. to take this young fellow to headquarters, and the n if he A murmur of amazement and wonder went up from the is not guilty, as charged,"he will be liberated. We are con -crowd, and many were the exclamations indulged in. fident he is a spy, however, for he is certainly not what he "D on't that beat anything?" pretenJs to e. Where is there the green country y outh "It certainly does." who can fight as he fights? Where is there the country "Say, the boy is all right, isn't he?" youth who could knock one of the king's soldiers sense" H e is, that." less? He's a rebel spy, and he must go with us." "He is too much for the redcoat." Seven or eight more redcoats had stepped forward, an d "Get up there, and try it over again." had closed in around the youth, so if he had any thoughts But the redcoat was too dazed to obey this last suggesof making his escape he was forced to dismiss them. tion. "Seize the rebel spy, men," ordered the redcoat who ha d Doubtless he would have liked to have obeyed, but he taken it upon himself to be master of ceremonies; and the n could not. to Jim he added: Th e youth stood, looking down upon his fallen foe, when "If you attempt to resist it will be the worse for you


THE LIBERTY BOYS' BOLD FRONT But Jim did not resist. He saw it would be useless, and wisely submittea to being made a prisoner. By the time bis arms bad been bound together behind bis back the red coat who bact been stretched out on the ground, dazed, bad recovered sufficiently to stand alone, be having been assisted to rise by his comrades. The crowd was muttering, but it did not dare make any move toward aiding the youth, for the redcoats kept their pistols in their hands, and would not have hesitated to use them. "Bring the rebel spy along," ordered the leader of the party of redcoats, and be strode down the street, pistol in hand, the others following, with Jim in their midst. "Say, won't sumbugdy pleeze put my muel in er stable, "YOU did, eh?" "Yas, mister." "What did you bring to market?" "Aiggs.n "Eggs, eh ?" "Yas." "Did yeu sell the eggs?" "Yas, mister?" "Where is the money you got for them?" "In my pocket." The general turned his eyes on the twa redcoats. "What made you think this youth a rebel spy?" he aa "The way he yolfr excellency," replied leader. sumwhurs till I come back?" called out Jim, and one of the "The way he fought?" inquiringly. men in crowd replied : "Yes," and then the soldier told about the encounter "Yes, I'll take care of Ebeneezer for you, my boy." the street. The party and the prisoner marched down Broadway, at- The general listened with an air of interest, and then tracting considerable attention as they went, and at last again made a careful survey of the youth. came to a stop in front of a tavern. "How comes it that you were able-to knock"one of my. "One of you men help me. The others can disperse, if diers senseless, young man?" be asked. they like," sai'd the leader, and be took bold of Jim's arm, "I dunno, mister." and with another man on the other side, the youth was marched into the building. To an orderly who appeared the leader said: "Tell General Howe that we have a prisoner out here and that we think be is a rebel spy." The orderly bowed and withdrew. He was back again in a few moments, and said : .. "The general says bring the prisoner in. Follow me." They followed him into a hall and up a :flight of stairs. He ushered them into a goodly-sized room fronting on the street, and at a desk at the farther side sat the commander in-chief of the British army, General Howe. "You don't know, eh?" "'No, mister." "Have you ever done any fighting before?" "Er leetle." "Who with?" "Tber .nabor boys." "The neighbor ,boys, eh?" "Yep-I mean yas,. mister." ,. "How did you usually come out of the contests?" "Out uv tber wbut, mister?" "The contests-fights." "Ob, tber fights? Wal, I giner'ly cum out uv 'em The general faced and gazed keenly at the prisright, mister," with a grin. oner, as the three came to a stop in front of him. "I should judge that such would be the case," dryly;' The youth looked frightened. Whether the look was you were able to knock one of my men senseless, you ou g assumed for the occasion is hard to say. One thing is sure, to be able to bold your own with neighbor boys." be bad not shown fear when he was facing the redcoats up "I giner'ly do thet, mister." on Broadway. "Remove the prisoner's hat," said the general, abrnp "Well," said the general, presently, "who are you?" One of the redcoats did so. "I'm Jim Simpkins, mister," was the reply, a faint treGeneral Howe looked searchingly at the prisoner, mor appearing in the youth's tones. shook his head. "Jim Simpkins, eh?" '"'Yas, mister." "Where do you live?" "Up tber Bowery Lane, mister." "Why are you down here in the city?" "I cum down ter do sum marketin', mister." "Take him to that room, yonder, and make him w his face,'' be said presently. "I can't tell what he reall does look like, with all that dirt on his face." "Come," said the redcoat who had been re sponsible fo his being brought here, and the youth was led into th room in question.


THE LIBERTY BOYS' BOLD FRONT. 9 was a washbowl and pitcher of. water on a stand\ less. At any rate, we were so dazed we could not move for a 'de, and unbinding the prisoner's arms, the little while, and that gave him a chance to get away." took only a couple of steps, however, and then, whirliJddenly, he struck first one of the redcoats and then Olher, two terrible blows full upon their jaws, felling as if they had been struck by a heavy club wielded by gman. at was that? What's the matter?" called out Gen"Well, run down and sound the alarm! Catch the scoun drel, if you possibly can do so, for I am confident he is a rebel, and likely a spy." "I am sure of it, your excellency," said one, and then the two hastened of the room and dg;yn stairs. -ci "Which way did he go?;; they cried, eagerly, as they burst into the bar-room and office. "Which way did who go?" asked the landlord. "The rebel." "What rebel?" "The one we brought in here a few minutes ago. You .Howe, and the youth heard footsteps approaching the saw him with us, didn't you?" ting door. Then the door opened, and the general "Oh, that boy?" red in the doorway. "Yes; but he was more of a man than he looked to be." What is the meaning of this?" he cried, aghast, starting and laying his hand on the hilt of his sword. "You say he was a reb.el ?" "Yes, and he has escaped." "It means. that I am not going to remain a prisoner, "Escaped!" eral Howe," cried the youth, and leaping forward, he "Yes." red. the Briti sh officer with such force as to send him "How did he manage to escape from the two of you?" g across the room. Then, with a mocking, triumph"We untied his hands, l:o let him wash his face, and he laugh, the youth darted out of the room into the hall. hit us two terrible blows, and knocked us nearly senseless, "Catch me if you ean," he called back, and then, closing and then he made his escape. Didn't he go_ through this .le door, he r an along thehall to the rear end, and liftroom?" ing a window, climbed out upon a shed-roof, closed the window, slid down the roof, dropped to the ground, and JID away from the building with the speed of the wind. "No." "He didn't?" The redcoats could hardly it. .. "He did not. I haven't seen him since he disappeared through that doorway, yonder, in your company, a few......__ minutes ago." CHAPTER IV. DICK FINDS .A. FRIEND. "Have you been in here all the time?" "Yes." "Then be must have gone out the rear way." The landlord nodded. "Stop him I Stop the scoundrel!" roared General "He would be likely to go that way," be said. "He would Howe, and as soon as he could regain his equilibrium he be foolish to try to get out this way." ra.n to the door, opened it, and looked out in the hall. The two redcoats waited to hear no more, but rushed He could see nothing of yo'?-th, however, and at out of the tavern and around to the rear. this moment the two redcoats who had been felled by the They saw the window, the shed-roof, and nodded their youth came rushing out of the other room. heads. "Where is he? Which way did he go?" they cried wild"That is the way he left the tavern," said one, "and he ly. is making his way out of this locality by of the back "I don't know," was the reply. "How did he manage to alleys, you may be sure." escape from the two of you?" "You are right. Well, you go that way and I will go "We unbound bis hands to let him wash himself, as you this. We may get sight of him." told us to have him do, your excellency," said one, "and he dealt us two blows that kmocked us down and almost sense "All right." The two iet out on the run, and ran for several blocks


10 THE LIBERTY BOYS' B O LD FRO N T ] They kept a sharp lookout ahead, but failed to catch "Then what do you think of my suspicion regarding f sight of the youth they were looking for .fellow we had here a little while ago being Dick Slater?" At last they realized that they were on a wild goose chase, The general was silent for a few moments, evid e n and paused and turned back. turning the matter over in his mind. Presently he slap They retraced their steps to the tavern, entered, and his thigh emphatically and excttedly, and exclaimed: made their way upstairs to General Howe's room. "By all that's wonderful, I believe you are right He was pacing back and forth across the room, a frown your suspicion, my man." upon his face. "You think the fellow could have been Dick Slat "Well?" he remarked, interrogatively, as the two enthen?" tered. "I think he not only could have been, but really was." The redcoats shook their heads. "And that explains his wonderful fighting abilities, y "We could find no traces of him," said one. "Couldn't, eh?" "No, your excellency." "I e;ii::pected as much." "He has disappeared as completely as though the earth had opened and swallowed him up." excellency." "So it does. Dick Slater is a terror when it comes fighting, either with fists or weapons." "So I have always heard, sir." ayes, indeed; I have seen considerable of his work, a n o must say that this affair of a few minutes ago looks 1 "Which proves that he is a shrewd and expert rebel spy, his handiwork to my way of thinking." "And mine, your excellency "The scoundrel!" suddenly exploded the general, his fat face growing red with anger; "to think that he should dare lay his hands on me, the commander-in-chief of the British army i n America!" "Did he strike you, sir?" "No, but he shoved sir, shoved me, and sent me clear across this room!" "That was just what might be expected of a daring and reckless rebel." --"Yes, but if I knew who he was I would never rest till I had captured him, and made him suffer for his impu dence!" "He was disguised, of course, sir; was made up to rep sent a green, gawky country youth." "Yes; Dick Slater is good at that sort of work, an am surprised that I did not suspect who he was a t very first." "Well, he has made his escape this time, sure." "Yes, but he is in the city yet, and I will capture if such a thing is possible. I will send out word tha close watch be kept for him, and when he tries to leav e city it is possible that he may be captured." '"I' bat is a good idea, sir; and would it not be a g o plan to keep watch of that mule of hiS"?" "Yes, indeed; though I think the youth is too smal't attempt to ride the mule out of the city, after what "I have a suspicion regarding the identity of the young happened." rebel, your excellency," said the redcoat who had been re sponsible for the capture of the youth in the first place "I fear so, myself." General Howe at once sent out word that Dick Slater, The general ceased pacing back and forth, and looked at "Champion Spy of the Revolution," was in the city the speaker with an air of interest. "You have?" he queried. "Yes." "Who do you think he was?" "Your excellency has heard of a young fellow by the name of Dick Slater, have you--" "Dick Slater!" The general almost roared the name o ut. "Yes, your excellency; you have heard of him, have fqr every one to be on the lookout for him. 'iFive hundred pounds reward for his capture," was way he ended his talk regarding the young patrio t "Now go out and bring the young scoundrel in." "We'll get if such a thing is possible," said ser of his hearers, determindly. But they well knew they would have a hard task in e ing the capture of Dick Slater As the reader has already suspected, the yout h you--" up a country boy, and calling himself Jim Simpkins, "Heard of ,him? Well, I should say I have More, I have no other than Dick Slater, the daring scout, spy, and seen him have met him on two or three occasions, a n d tain of "The Liberty Boys of '76." know him o nly too well." He had been sent down into the city by Gen eral


THE LIBERTY BOYS' BOLD FRONT. try to learn something regarding the intentions "How did you know I was in the hands of any redcoats?" 'tisb, and as he was known to many of the red-he asked. d their officers, by sight, he had disguised himself. The man laughed. succeeded in getting into the city, but as we have "I was in the crowd that saw the circu: up on Broadway he got into trouble, and was made a prisoner 1 and half an hour ago," he explained. to headquarters. The youth smiled. ter making his escape from the tavern in which GenHowe had his quarftlrs, Dick ran with all his might, ing to the alleys in order to avoid being seen and he had gone three or four blocks, however, he slackhis speed to a walk, and turned up on.e of the main ts leading toward Broadway. he walked along, he was pondering his best plan of "Oh, that's it, eh?" "Yes; I'm the man that took care of the mule, Eben eezer." "Ah, I'm glad I ran across you. Where is Ebeneezer?" "In my stable." "How far from here?" ''Not far." .. "I'm glad of that. Still, I have made up my mind that I will not go where the mule is right away, as I fear there e realized that if he were to try to leave the city at once, will be redcoats there watching for me, in the expectation chances were that he would be apprehended and recapthat I will come." "That is just what will happen, without doubt." Then, too, he did not wish to leave the city, as yet. "Yes; so I guess I shall have to leave Ebeneezer with He had come there on business, and very important busi-you for awhile. I will pay you for taking care of him." at that. General Washington had sent him down there 'to find out e plans of the British, and he was not willing to go back without having done so. He had but just arrived in the city; he was determined to be frightened out before making an effort to learn something. The youth thought of hfs mule, and asked himself if it would be safe to return to where the animal had been left, nd claim it. "I have been paid, my boy." "You have been paid?" wonderingly. "Yes; the way the mule kicked the redcoats around was sufficient paymen t for a month's board for tpe beast. I was never so tickled in my life." The youth eyed the speaker searchingly. "Then you don't like the redcoats?" he asked. "You are right, my boy, I don't." "Neither do L" The man glanced up and down the street, to. make sure After some tl.1ought he decided that it would not be afe. that no one was within hearing distance, and then said: "No: I'll let Ebeneezer take care of himself for awhile," "I have been sure of that from the first; and I will say e thought. "If I can recover him later on, well \ind good. that I have a shrewd suspicion, my boy, that you are not lf not, it will have to be the same. Ebeneezer is a good exactly what you pretend to be. Am I right?" ule, but J cannot afford to take chances of being recapThe youth hesitated slightly, and noticing the man red for the sake of recovering him." went on: At this moment a man stepped out of a hallway and "You need not be afraid to speak fully and freely. I 1onfronted Dick, and said: am a patriot-as strong a one as lives to-day, and what" Hello, my boy!" ever you tell me will be held inviolate, and if there is anyThe youth started, and looked at the man keenly and thing I can do to assist you in any way, you may be sure earchingly. that I will do it gladly." "Who are you?" he a sked. "A friend." "How do I know that?" "Then I will tell you the truth," said Dick. "I am a pa triot, like yourself. I am a soldier, and have come down from the patriot army on Harlem Heights, to try to spy "You cannot know it, but I do, and that is sufficient for on lhe British and :find out what they intend doing." e present, I think. By the way, bow did you mal).age to "I suspected that you were a patr.iot spy, my boy; and cape from the hands of the redcoats?" Dick stared. now, if you will do so, I would like for you to tell me your name."


LIBERTY BOYS BOLD FRONT. "l ha v e n o o b jections, sir; my name is Slater Dick Sla rough suit 0 homespu n and d onned the suit Mr. te r." h ad brought out The m an grasped Dick's hand and shook it warmly. It fitted him very well, indeed, and Dick look e d at'l "I am glad to :rfl.ake y our acquaintance, Dick Slater," he man inquiringly. sai d earnestly. "I have heard 0 you frequently, and of your 'Liberty Boys,' as well, and now, if there is anything I can do to assist you name it." CHAPTER V. AT THE ROGERS' HOME. "Belon gs to my boy. Sam," the man exp l ained. went to sea two year s ago, and bas not returned." "That is too bad!" sa i d D ick, in a low, sympat voice. "But he may turn up all right, one of these daJ! Mr. Rogers "I hope so, Di c k," in a voice which trembled s lighl "But I ear that such will not be the case. "Perhaps the war has had something to do wlth his returning, sir; h e may have been detained in England." "It is possible that the ship he was on put into a n "I'll tell you what you can do that will be o great assistlish port, and it was discovered that Sam was an A m eri ance to me," said Dick. and he was held t here. What?" "Take me to your home, an d help me to ri g up a new d is guise "I'U do it, gladly. You will need to c h a ng e your looks, sure enoug h." "Yes or the r edcoats will s6on all be on the lookout for me, and 0 course my description will be given." "True; well, come along. It is not far to my home The youth accompanied the man, and a rapid walk 0 five minutes brought them to a small frame house standing well back on a lot not far from the Common. 'rhe man opened the door and entered and Dick fol lowed. They entered the s itting-room, and ther e the man intro _duced. the youth to a woman and girl, speaking of them as "My wie, Mrs. Rogers, and my daughter, Alice." "My own name," he explained, after the i ntroduction, "is Hank Rogers." The woman was perhaps forty year s o f age, and very good-looking, while the girl was not much more than six teen and was bright-looking and beautiul. The clothes fitted D ick well, ind e ed, a s did a pair shoes and a bat of rather o l d style, but in good c onditio When Dick had fini she d they went bac k down sta irs, it was evident that the woman and g i rl \iWe cons iderab taken with the youth, who was ind eed in tll clothing of more fashionab l e make. The woman Jme whose clothing it was, however, and t h e knowledg e brougl a sad look to her face. "What are you going to do, Dick?" a s ked Mr. Rogers. "I will not do much 0 anything till nightfall,' was t reply, "and then I will get out and try to l earn som thing about the British and thei r plans." "I don't think you had better venture out u pon t street; Mr. Slater," said the girl blushing slight l y as siJ met Dick's look. "Why not, Miss Alice?" he asked. "Becau s e the re arc s everal B r iti s h s oldier s n ear by." "There are?" in surp r ise "Yes, and they seem to be wat c hin g our place. Th look first at the house, and t hen toward the s t a ble." Mr. Rogers quickly explained the youth's presence, and "I know what it mea ns, Dick," excla imed Mr. Rog then told Dick to ollow him He led the way upstairs, and "They know the mule was b rou ght to this plac e a nd t h int o a room, where he let Dick, telling him to wait a ew are watching to see if you will come here to get y o minutes. animal." A ew minutes late r M r Rogers returned, bringing a L ikely you a re right, Mr. R ogers." pitch e r of water and a wash basin. 'rhese he placed on a "I am su r e 0 it." little table af one side, and, turning to Dick, said : "Well, it is lucky for us they didn t get here sooner." "Now go ahead a nd wash you r face Ater that we w ill "So i t is; but n o w the q uestion is, how are you to see how these clothes will fit you," and he drew fort h a this house? suit 0 clothes from a closet. He will n ot d a r e do so u ntil after n ightfall," sai d Mrs. Dick p roceede d to was h hi s face a nd h ands, and dr y them, Rogers. an d t hen h e combed hi s hair ate r w h i c h he doffed the "That i s a good idea," s aid her hus b a nd "You will have


THE LIBERTY BOYS' BOLD y in hiding here in the house till after dark, and "Yes; and we thought the boy might have come here to you may be '1ble to slip out and away unseen." get his mule." I j)ldge that will be the best and safest thing for me "No, he hasn't done so; but there is a chance that he o," the youth said. "I am the more willing to do it, will do so. the reason that I could not hope to do much of any"That's what I think. I suppose you were not aware that g before nightfall, anyway." he True; and you can stay here quietly till evening, take da per with us, and then slip out when you get ready." l his having been decided, Dick settled down to take gs easy. He talked with Mr. and Mrs. Rogers and ce, and passed the time away very pleasantly. n hour had passed, perhaps, when an exclamation esed the lips of Alice the boy was a rebel spy?" The man shook his head. "Certainly I was not," he replied. "Surely that is not the case, is it?" "Yes; at any rate, that is what the command er-inchief thinks." "Can it be possible?" "Yes; he thinks that the boy was a famous rebel spy, 'Two "f the redcoats are coming to the house," she known as Dick Slater." d in a low, frightened voice. The others looked out of the "indow anu saw that the 1 was right.. "You had bett er go Dick,'' sa id Mr. Rogers. 'ffe will see what the redcoats want I think it likely they ply wish to ask a few questions. I don't think there any danger that they will wish to enter and search the ouse." "I judge you are right. I will go upstairs at once." As Dick left the room there came a knock on the front oor. )fr. Rogers went at once, and opened the door. Goodevening," said one of the redcoats. "Good-evening," replied i'.lr. Rogers. "You live here. ?" "You don't say!" exclaimed Mr. Rog ers. "Yes." "Why, I've heard of Dick Slater." "So has everybody; he's a most daring spy." "So he is; and since you speak of it I would not be sur prised if General Howe were right, for the boy fought like

THE LIBERTY BOYS' BOLD FRONT. "I understand." with them, but she would not do it. She would hav e "And you will do it?" delighted to sit at the table with the brave young "Li "Yes, yes; of course." Boy," but she was afraid it mignt result in bis pre "Good; now we will withdraw to a safe distance, for if he being discovered, and so she denied herself the plea were to come here, and see us banging around close to the and kept guard at the window. house, he would be suspicious, and might not try to get his It was as well, perhaps, that she did so, for just as mule." three were :finishing their repast, Alice saw the same "True; you may depend upon me to do my part of the redcoats approaching who bad come to the house before work." "Good; do it, and you will be rewarded." "I will, never fear." Then the soldiers withdrew, and Mr. Rogers closed the door and called to Dick to come down. "They want me to help capture you,'' he said to the youth, with a smile, when the "LibeTty Boy" appeared. "They are coming,'' she said excitedly "You had ter go upstairs and hide, Mr. Slater." "Yes, go along,'' said Mr. Rogers, "and I will see w those f e llows want this time." Dick left the room and went upstairs, and Alice sea herself in the chair vacated by their guest. Then there came a knock on the door, and Mr. Ro "I heard the conversation," with an answering smile. hastened to open it. "They were very liberal in offering me a share of the "Good-evening," be said, before the redcoats co reward." speak. "Have you seen anything of the rebel yet?" "Yes, I am afraid, however, that your share would be small." "I fear so. I would be able to carry it without straining mys elf much." "No doubt regarding that,'' with a smile. "I was glad they did not ask to 'be allowed to enter and search the house," said Alice. "Were you?" smiled Dick. "Yes," with a blush. "They had no suspicion that the person they were look ing for was in the house, or they would have done so," said Mr. Rogers. __, "You are right,'' agreed Dick. The afternoon was ended, and evening was at hand. Mrs. Rogers and Alice went to the kit(}hen and began get ting supper. "No," was the reply, in 11 tone of disgust. "I don't lieve he is coming." "Oh, it's early to begin looking for him, I think. can I do for you ?" The two glanced toward the table. "\"\1 e came to ask if we could get a bite of supper wit you." ''Certainly," was the prompt reply. "You are welcome to such as there is." "Thank you; and then, if the rebel should come, we would be right here, ready to capture him." "Fix places for our guests, wife," said Mr. Rogers, and the woman hastened to do so. Alice had retired from the table, and the two redcoats took seats and ate up everything in sight, much to the girl's disgust, for she was hungry. 'rhey were to have a famous person for a guest, and they "I don't care for that, however,'' the girl said to her made up their minds to have a supper that was self; "if only they don't suspect the presence of Dick good. Slater and ask to be allowed to search the house I shall Mrs. Rogers was a good cook, and Alice helped to the be more than satisfied." best of her abi lity, and the result was that when supper was announced, and Dick bad got a look at the table, he realized that he was in for a treat indeed. Fearing that the redcoats might approach and spy upon them, thus discovering the presence of Dick in the house, Alice took up her statio n near the window, from where she would be enabled to see the redcoats if they s hould apCHAPTER VI. THE REDCOAT WHO OWNED ( ?) THE STREET. proach the house, while the other three sat up to the table When the two redcoats had fully satisfied their hunger, and ate supper. they thanked Mr. Rogers, and then left the house. Dick bad protested that there was no danger to be ap-It was now quite dark, lmd Dick downstairs, and prehended from the redcoats, and insisted that Alice eat after bidding th e three good-night, he left by way of the


THE LIBERTY BOYS' BOLD FRONT. 15 r door, and slipping across the yard, climbed the fence stole down the alley. He soon reached the street, and turning up it, made his yup to Broadway. He still had on the suit that belonged to Sam Rogers, d did not look much like the supposed country youth ho had ridden the ungainly mule into the city that afteroon. He did not believe anyone would recogniz e him as being e same youth, so he walked boldly along. ';Why so?" "Well, no man is going to pay you anything to be allowed to pass here." "Then they won't pass This was said in quite a fierce voice Just at this moment a girl came along, and was about to pass by, when the redcoat seized hold of her, and pushed her back, at the same time saying: "You can't pass miss, without first paying toll." "Paying toll? in a tone of surprise. There was fear He was walking slow, when suddenly at a street crossmingling wit i. the surprise, too, and the girl's voice trem-ing he found himself confronted by a big redcoat. bled. The redcoat was indeed a big fellow. He was almos\. a giant in size. It was evident that he was about half under the influence of liquor. "Hola on!" he said to Dick, his voice somewhat thick. "What for?" asked the youth. "Because I say so, that's why." 'l'he youth looked up at the redcoat calmly "That's what I said, miss." "What do you mean?" "I mean that I own this street, miss, and am collecting toll from those who pass. The charges for a nice-looking girl like you is two kisses." A little cry escaped the lips of the girl, and she starte4 beck: "You must be crazy, sir!" she exclaimed. "Oh, because you say s he remarked. "No, I'm not crazy." "Yes." "No, he is simply drunk, miss," said Dick quietly "Who are you?" An exclamation of anger escaped the lips of the red"l\fy name is Richard Harper; more commonly called I coat. Dick, for short." "I' ll take the kisses from the girl, and then I'll settle "Well, Dick, do you own this street?" asked the "Liberty with you, young fellow," he said threateningly, and he took Boy" in an offhand way. a step forward, and reached out to seize hold of the girl, This struck the other as a pretty good remark, and who stood rooted to the spot with amazement and fright. he laughed loudly. The redcoat did not get hold of her, however. Dick "Say, that's good,'' he remarked. "That fits the case Slater stepped in between them quickly, and pushed the-. exactly. Yes, I own this street-for the time being." man back. "vV'ho sold i't to you?" "Hold on the youth remarked calmly, "do you know "Oh, I just took possession of it." you are very ungallant?" "That's it, eh?" "Yes ." "Well, stand aside and let me pass." '1 ne redcoat held out his hand. "Toll, my friend, toll,'' he remarked. "What do you mean?" "That you must pay toll before you can be allowed to pass here." "Pay toll to you?" "Y cs; the girls pay me in kisses, the men in silver." "Has anyone paid you yet?" "No; I've just taken up m_y stand here." "Then take my advice, my friend, and dismiss this fool ish notion from your 1head." "Do you think it foolish?" "Most assuredly." The redcoat stared at Dick in amazement. He seemed to be more surprised than angry, and he laughed sardoni cally, and said: "Say, young fellow, I admire you for your nerve." "Oh, you do?" "Yes, I do." "Thank you; but it doesn't take much nerve to confront a big coward like you." An exclamation of anger escaped the redcoat' s lips, and Dick felt a band tugging at his arm, from behind, while a sweet voice whispered in his ear: "Please come away, sir; the big brute will hurt you." "There is no danger of his doing so, miss,'' replied Dick, gently fr. eeing his arm from her grasp. "See here,'' roared the redcoat "Do you know what I'm going to do with you?"


16 THE LIBERTY BOYS' BOLD FRONT. "I haven't the least idea." "Then I'll tell you." "Go ahead," nonchalantly. "I'm going to mop up the street with your carcass!" "Indeed?" "Yes, 'indeed.' "When?" "You will do well to take it, too, my friend. The vice is this: to take your punishment like a man, and make any struggle about it." I "Thank you; I shall not take any su ch advice as that." "You will wish you had, for if you and attem resistance I shall handle you all the more severely." "I have no fear of you, or anything you may try to

THE LIBERTY BOYS' BOLD FRONT. 17 e will kill you when he gets up." t Dick paid no attention to the remarks. e was not at all alarmed. e redcoat was a big fellow, true, and looked as if 'he ht be able to handle two such yeuths as Dick, but the berty Boy" was far from being an ortiinary youth, and that he WO\lld be able to more than hold his own with fellow. he fallen man lay still for a few moments after falling. was evident that he was somewhat dazed by the shock of fall. Presently he scrambled to a sitting posture, and then on to his feet. H e glared at Dick with the look of a demon, and "So you are here yet, ar-e you?" "Yes, I'm here," was the calm reply. "You would have done well to have gotten away while you had the chance." "You think so?" "Yes, for I'm going to just about kill you now." "Are you?" you are going to do. This is a case wherein actions will speak louder than words." "You wruat me to act, do you?" "If you are going to do so. Either do something or get out of the way and let the people pass." "All right; I'll do something." And with the words the redcoat leaped toward Dick. CHAPTER VIL THE GIRL SAVES DICK. The girl uttered a scream. Exclamations went up from the crowd. Of course all expected to see the beardless youth crushed to the earth, and handled very severely. They were destined to be greatly surprised, however. The ''Liberty Boy" was always right at home in a con test where fists were the weapons used, and where quick ness, alertness, and skill were needed. "Yes." 'l'hen, too, when it came to a test of mere brute strength "Well, go ahead with the affair as soon as you like," was 1 there were few men who had any advantage over him. It the calm reply. I was possible that this big redcoat might be stronger than "You think that because you took me unawares and shoved me down, you can.get the better of me, do you?" the redcoat asked. he, but Dick did not believe it. However, he did not in tend that it should come to a test of brute strength if he could help it. The youth shook his head He had hi. s eyes on his opponent, and when the redcoat "No, I don't think so on that account," he replied "I leaped toward him out shot Dick's fist. base my confidence in my abilities on the experiences of the The man was not looking for this, and was unable to past." avoid the stroke. The fist struck him squarely between the "Oh, on the experiences of the past, eh?" sneeringly: eyes, and brought him to a sudden stop, and straightened "Yes." him up. Indeed, he had to throw up his arms, effort "I suppose you have thrashed any number of men, have to regain his balance, and keep from falling. you?" The youth took advantage of this, and out shot his :fist "You are right." again. This time it caught the redcoat right at the pit of "But you never yet met such a man as I am, young felthe stomach, and doubled him up like a jack-knife. low," in a fierce voice. Down the big fellow went, and a gasping groan of pain ''Oh, yes; I've thrashed a dozen or more big bullies like escaped him. The breath was practically all knocked out you in my time," was the nonchalant reply. A hoarse growl of rage went up from the redcoat. "You are the .most impudent young scoundrel I have ever laid eyes on," he cried. "Indeed ? "Yes, but I am going to take that all out of you very quickly." "Go ahead and do it, then; don't stand and tell of his body, and he tumbled and rolled from side to side in an attempt to regain his breath. "Ob, I am so glad!" breathed the girl in Dick's ear. "I am glad that you knocked the brute down." Exclamations of wonder and amazement went up from the crowd. They were indeed surprised. There was not one among them all who bad not expected


18 THE LIBERTY BOYS' BOLD FRONT. to see the boy roughly handled, but to their amazement it was the big redcoat who was getting the rough handling. "That beats anything I ever saw." "Who would have thought it!" "The boy is a wonder "He certainly is." "I guess the big fellow thinks so." Such were a few of the remarks made by the spectators. Meanwhile the red coat was struggling to get hi s breath, and finally he did succeed, and sat up with a jerk. He sat there, his hands clasped on his stomach, and panted at a great rate. Presently he looked up, and his eyes fell on the face of the youth who had floored him. man who can be knocked down, as he had been, and then get up and talk in a humorous fashion, could not help being a pretty good sort of chap, at least so thought. "If you have doubts regarding my ability to hit harde r, I stand ready to convince you qf the fact," said Dick, blandly "By hitting me again, I suppose you mean?" "Of course. How could I convince you otherwise?" "No way, I guess. But I don't care 1.o be convinced." "No?" "No; I m quite willing to take your word for it." "Y .. ou are?" "Yes." "'l'hen that means that you are not going to try to make He looked the youth over from head to feet, and seemed pedestrians pay toll for passing along here?" to be pondering. He said nothing, however; possibly he could not spare the wind necessary. The crowd watched him in silence, wondering what he would do when he got up. They were to soon learn. Presently the man rose slowly to his feet, and brushed the dust off his clothes Then he turned and faced Dick "How old are you?" he asked. "Eighteen," was the reply. "Eighteen, eh?" "Yes." "How much do you weigh?" "One hundred and fifty pounds." "Is that all?" "Yes, why? Did you think I weighed more?" "Yes; I judged you must weigh at least a ton." This was said in such a dry, whimsical manner that the crowd laughed, and Dick could not help smiling. "Oh, you thought I must weigh a ton, eh?" he remarked "Yes; I wouldn't have thought anyone weighing less could strike such a blow as that one you dealt me." The youth laughed. '-'Oh, that wasn't a very hard blow," he said. "You are right. I have come to the conclusion that it does not pay t o own property in New York." "Especially public streets, eh?" "You are right One can't make his title stand good "Very well. That ends the affair, then And I must say you are more sensible than I thought you were." "Thank you; but I know when I have enough." "Some people don't know that much." "I do. I was deceived in you, my boy. You are the best man I ever encountered in my life, and I will say this, that I don't bear any malice. You gave me only what I deserved. I would be glad to shake hands with one who can strike such a blow as you are capable of doing." He held out his hand, and Dick grasped it._ The crowd was somewhat disappointed. It had expected tc see some more fighting, and some one called out that the big redcoat was a coward for shaking hands with the youth who had knocked him down, instead of trying to even up matters by hitting him "See here,'' called out the redcoat angrily, "if the owner of that voice will step out and show himself, I wilr speedily prove to him that I am no coward." But the speaker was careful not to accept the invitation "You think not?" with a grimace. "I'm not a fool," went on the redcoat "This young "That is what I think." fellow is a better fighter than I am, and I know it, so "Well, all I can say is that I consider it a hard blow. what would be the use of me continuing? The longer I You don't mean to tell m!=l you can hit a harder one, do kept at it, the worse pounded I would be. It isn't cowardice you?" "Oh, yes,'' promptly. "That was just a sort of feeler, and--" "You are right about that, I know," the redcoat inter rupted, "for I assure you that I felt it." in stopping; it is common sense." Then he entered a saloon near at hand, and as soon as the crowd had broken up Dick continued on down the street. He had forgotten all about the girl in whose behalf he Again the crowd laughed, and Dick smiled. He realized had interfered, but she had not for gotten him. Indeed, t hat the redcoat was not such a bad fellow after all A she had followed him, a n d now she to u che d him o n t h e


THE LIBERTY BOYS..: BOLD FRO N T. 1 "I beg your pardon," she said i n a sweet voice, as he looked around, "but I wished to thank you for what you did for me." reply. \Ve are sure you .arc not only a rebel spy, but tha t you are the great spy, D ick Slater!" A muilied exclamation escaped the lips of the girl, who "Oh, that is all right," smiled Dick; "you me no was listening eagerly. thanks." ''Can it be that he is i ndeed D ick Slate r ?" she aske d her I think di:fferen tl y, sir sel; and then she hastened through the crowd, and r each "No. The fellow had stopped me befo r e you came a l ong, ing the o u tskirts, darted away at a run. and we had already bad some wor ds." I must save him," she m u rmu r ed. "If b e i s Dick "I !mow, but he turned his attention to me, and would Slater, and they take him to headquarters, the result will be have seized me and tried to-tok iss me if you h ad not that w ill be shot o r ba n ged Yes, I must see to it that interfered." "\Yell, I can't say tha t I blame him much for wishing to kiss you," smiled Dick, a mischievous light in his.eyes. The girl blushed prettily. "You are just trying to flatter rue now," she said. he is resc u ed before they get him to headquarte r s The girl soon paused in front of a house, ran up the steps, entered, the door closing behind her with a slam. Meanwhile Dick was arguing with his captors, and trying to make them think they were mistaken, but it was no "Oh, no; I mean it." use. The redcoats merely laughed at him, and then, orBefore the girl could say more, Dick found himself seized ciering the crowd to open up, they marched down the by strong ha n ds, and although he struggled he was helpstreet, with the prisoner in their midst. less, for at least four men had hold of him They were Quite a good many people followed, impelled by curi British soldiers, and as the girl saw they were getting the osity, as they wished to see what would be done with the better of the handsome youth a cry of dismay escaped her youth lips. It was quite a little ways t o he adquarters, and while the party was still more than a block from its destination, a "Oh, I wish I were a man," she to herself, her little party of four men suddenly darted from around a corner and attacked the youth's captors, knocking them down Then Dick was seized and hustled away down a side out of the way, although she struggled to retain her place street. close to the youth who had interfered in her behalf when hands clenching. "I would help him thrash those men." A crowd quickly gathered, and the girl was elbowed back The redcoats who had had Dick a prisoner had been struck with short clubs, which had enabled the wielders of The "Liberty Boy" struggled :fiercely, but was overpowsaid clubs to knock the soldiers senseless, and this enabled the big redcoat was about to seize her ered presently. Then he looked at his captors with flashing eyes, and asked: "Why have you done this? What do you mean by leaping upon me in this manhe.r ?" "YOU are a rebel spy replied one of the soldiers "I am of the sort." "Of course you would deny it." that you set me free." the party of rescuers to get away in comparative safety. Indeed, some of the people followed, at a distance, but it was more out of curiosity than for any other reason. And so rapidly did the four men, with Dick in their midsti move, that they soon got clear out of sight of those who had started to follow street two blocks, turned down an alley, and paused neal' the center of the row of buildings. "We could not think of doing so," was tnil reply "We A glance up and down the alley showed them that the have bad considerable trouble in makmg a prisoner of you, coast was clear, and passing through a gateway, they ma d e and now we do not intend to turn around and set you free. their way to the rear door of one of the houses, and opening That would be foolishness it, passed through into the building. "What are you going to do with me?" "Take you to headquarters." Then the door was shut and barred, and the men moved along a dimly-lighte d hall, and entered a room whic h "Bu t I assure you that you are mistaken in thinking me proved to -be a library. This room was well lighted, and a rebel spy." Dick got a chance to see what sort of lvoking men there You are wasting your b r eath i n talking thus," was the were w h o had taken hi m away from the redcoats.


' BO L D .!!'RONT. The y outh was a bit puzzl e d to acc ount for the affair. said. "I suppose you have a curiosity to kno w wno we He did not know whether these men were friemls or eneare?" mies. He rather liked their looks, however, and when one step ped forward and cut his bonds he was about ready to believe that he had fallen among friends. The men were of middle age, and were good-looking, and "So I have, sir." } "Very good; my name is Howard Summ.L', and these gentlemen are friends of mine whose names are Willis, Hawthorn, and Murray respectively." The youth shook hands with the three as they were indihad the appearance and bearing of honest, honorable men. cated, calling them by name. "Well, Mr. Slater," said one, who seemed to be the lead"And this is my daughter Lucy," the man continued, et, "I suppose you are a bit surprised by the turn which indicating the girl. affairs have so suddenly taken?" The youth started at hearing his name spoken, and look ed at the speaker searchingly. "Well, yes, sir, to tell the truth I am a 'bit surprised," he replied. ';But why do you addres..s me as 'Mr. Slater'?" The girl gave Dick her hand, and acknowledged the introduction pleasantly. "We are already good friends," she said. "I have al ready told father what I owe to you." "You r7ally owe me nothing, Miss Lucy," said Dick. "Because that is your nam&-is it not?" "The relilcoat had already had words with me, and I was The youth hesitated, and looked at the men searchingly, to have trouble with him, anyway." and while he was hesitating he heard light footsteps, and "But I came up, and he transferred his attention to me, turned to see the beautiful maiden he had befriended on and you interfered with him." the street a short time before. "And was only too glad of the chance to do so, Miss The girl met his surprised gaze with a smile and a nod. "You are surprised to see me, are you not, Mr. Slater?" she remarked in her sweet, silvery voice. "Indeed I am, miss,'' replied Dick. And he looked at her in an inquiring manner. "I was with you when you were set upon by the redcoats, you remember," the girl said. "I heard them call you Dick Slater, the famous patriot spy, and I made up my mind that you should not be taken to British headquarters. I hastened here, and my father, there, and three of his friends hastened to intercept the redcoats and rescue you." "So that is the way of it?" smiled Dick. "Well, miss, I owe you a great deal-my life, perhaps, for there is little doubt that the redcoats would have shot or hanged me Lucy." All now became seated, and a general conversation en sued. Mr. Sumner told Dick that he and the other three men, with six more who were not there, constituted aJittle band of "Independents," as they called themselves, and they were banded together for the purpose of doing all that they could to aid the great Cause of Independence. While they were talking there came a loud knocking upon the door. "I wonder what that remarked J

r. T U E L IBERTY BOLD FRONT. o f the wall slid back, revealing an aperture t1rn feet wide Mr. Sumner; "but I am a loya l king's m a n and I as sure b y four in heigh t. you that I woul d not harbor a rebel." "Quick; get through," the girl whisperc

THE LIBERTY nOYS' BOLD FRONT. "General W asbjngton is naturally very anxious to learn the intentions of the British," Dick said. "I might as well," was the reply. The man took up a candle, lighted it, and l ed the way "Certainly," replied Mr. Sumner. "It is natural that through a doorway at the back of the combined office and he should wish to have knowledge of the intentions of the bar-room. enemy." Beyond was a stairway. "It is almost an absolute necessity," sa id Dick. "Go up the stai rs," the landlord said, "and go into the "Have you learned anything as yet, Dick?" third room on your right." "No, not yet." "Very well, sir," said Dick, and taking the candle he "I suppose you do not intend going back until after moved in the direction indicated. you have secured real information?" "I have to stay and look after my bar," the man ex" No, sir. I shall remain till I find out something defi-plained. nite." "Then stay here while in the city, Dick." The youth hesitated. "I am afraid I might get you into trouble, sir," he said. "In what way could you get me into trouble?" "Why, it is possible that the British will keep a atc h on your house for awhile, and if they were to see me coming and going they would be suspicious that you \Yere harboring "That's all right," replied Dick. "I can find my room, all right." He soon found the room, entered, closed the door, and fastening it as well as he could, sat down on the edge of the bed and fell to thinking. :Meanwhile there was excitement in the bar-room. One of the men who had been drinking in the room when Dick entered bad started as his eyes fell upon the youth's face, and as soon as the youth had disappeared, and the "True," Mr. Sumner said. "Still, I am willing to take landlord had re-entered the bar-room, this man rose and, a rebel." approaching the landlord, said, with a jerk of his thumb in the chances, for the good of the cause." "But I am not willing to take the chance of bringing the direction of the doorway : trouble upon the bead of your daughter, sir," said Dick. "I do This was said with such an air of mysterious "No, I will go to a tavern." "Well, do so if you prefer to, but remember, if you are "D'ye know who thet feller is?" "I haven't the least idea," was the reply. in need of friends, or assistance, all you will have to do will be to come here." importance that the landlord's curiosity was aroused. "I will remember, sir.'r The youth remained there an hour lon ger, and then bade them good-night, and took his departure. "Who is he, then ?" he asked. "Ever beer tell uv Dick Slater, ther rebel spy?" The landlord started He was sure that there would be redcoats on watch, so "Yes, I've heard of him," he said. "l understand that he was very careful, and stole away from the house with some British soldiers captured him this evening, but that the stealth of a red Indian in his native wilds he was rescued by -friends before they could get him to headHe managed to avoid being seen, and was soon on Broadq uarters." way. "Thefs tber truth, too; I wuz theer, an' seen et all." It was well along in the evening, but there were a great many people on the streets, promenading, so Dick was care ful not to expose his person in the glare of the street lights any more than was absolutely necessary. Presently he entered a tavern, and approaching the man behind the combined desk and bar, asked: "Can I have a room here, sir?" "If you have the money to pay for one, yes," was the reply. "How much is it?" The landlord i;tated the price, and Dick promptly pro duced the money. "Want to go to your room now?" the man asked. "Is that so ?" "Yas; 1m' this heer is ther feller, I'm shore." There were four or five men in the bar-room, and they gathered around the speaker "Say, theer's er reward offered fur ther feller, hain't thet so?" asked one. "Yas, five hunderd poun's." "Thet's er heap uv munny." "So it is," said the landlord. "And I'm in for trying to capture the fellow and get the reward." "So are we all," said another, eagerly. "Do you think we kin capture 'im ?" asked another. "I think so," said the landlord. "All we have to do is


THE LIBERTY BOYS' BOLD FRONT. 23 wait till he gets sound asleep, and then we-can slip into his The landlord was the first to recover the use of his faculroom and make a prisoner of him before he is fully awake." ties, and he called out: "That's the scheme I" nodded one. So it was decided to make the attempt to capture Dick. .As they would have to wait two or three hours, to make sure that their intended victim would be asleep when they visited his room, the men seated themselves at the little tables, and began drinking to the success of their "Open the door." "What for?" asked Dick. "I have something to say to you." "Say it from where you are." "I don't want to do that." "Why not?" prise. "Because it is something of a secret, and you would not They kept it up till nearly midnight, and one or two of wish anyone else to hear what it is." them were rather the worse for the liquqr they had imbibed. "Oh, I don t care who hears. Go ahead and tell me what When the clock indicated A quarter to twelve, the land-it is." lord locked the front door, and, candle in hand, led the way through the doorway at the rear of the room, and up the stairs and along the hallway to the door of the room occupied by Dick. The landlord tried the door. It refused to open. "He has fastened the door," the landlord whispered, "but we'll soon have it open." OH.APTER IX. IMPORTANT NEWS. "But you would care if you knew. Open the door." "I couldn't think of doing so." "You will be sorry if you don't." "YOU think SO?" "Yes." "I don't." "It is the truth. I have something to tell you which is of the utmost importance, and it is for your ear alone." "You are the landlord, are you not?" asked Dick. "Yes." "Who is out there with you?" "No one." "Bah You can't fool me. I know there is some one with you. I heard you whispering." "You are mistaken. You must have been deceived by Dick Slater was a light sleeper, and he was aroused by your imagination." the slight rattling sound made by the landlord when he "Ob, no; my imagination never plays tricks of that kind tried the door. The "Liberty Boy" rose on his elbow, and listened. .r He heard the sound of whispering. Instantly he became suspicious. "That means mischief," he said to himself. "Somebody is trying to get in my room, and the question is, are they redcoats, wanting to capture me, or are they robbers, who wish to get in for purposes of plunder?" on me. I have exceedingly keen hearing, and plainly heard the voices of more than one person." "Oh, open the door, and let me in. I am trying to do you a favor." "Then don't trouble yourself any more. I am getting along very well, and shall not blame you if I miss any thing by refusing to let you in." This angered the landlord, and he decided to throw off Of course, there was no way of an answer to the the mask. questions. Dick knew, however, that the door was frail, "Open the door or we will burst it down," he cried. and that the men outside would soon be enabled to get in, "Oh, ho! I thought S'o," called out Dick. "So you if they chose to do so, so he quickly and silently got out of acknowledge that there are more than one out tjiere, do bed, dressed, and stole to the door, just as some one gave it another push, which caused it to rattle. "Well, what's wanted?" called out Dick in a loud, firm voice. For a few moments there was absolute silence. There is little doubt but that the landlord and his comrades were temporarily stricken dumb, for they had not suspected that the youth was awake. you?" "Yes, I do; there are a sufficient number of us here, so_ that you will have no chance against us, and the best thing you can do is to open the door and surrender." "I guess you don't know who you are talking to, land lord." "0 h, yes, I do." "Who, then?"


. -THE LIBERTY BOYS' BOLD FRONT. "To Dick Slater, the rebel spy." Dick realized that he was in a tight pla ce. He knew were several men out in the hall, and felt that the odds would be against him if it came to a hand-to-hand en.counter. And he was afraid it would s oon come to this, for he realized that they could easily burst the door open. "Oh, you are foolish if you think I am Dick Slater," he out. "You claim that you are not Di c k Slat er?" "Certainly I do, for I am not the pers9n in.question." "Then you shouldn't hesitate to open the door and surreider, for if you are not Dick Slater it will soon be proved, !md you will be set free again." "But I don't want to be bothered. I want to sleep." "I can't help that. We are going to take you to headmade enough so that the men heard him, for suddenly there was a cra s h, and the door flew off its hinges. The men ru s hed into the room, and wer,f) just in time to cat c h a glimp s e of Dick's head disappearing below the windows ill. They le a p e d to w ard the window, with yells of rage, and tri e d to grab hold of the youth's wrists. The y w e r e too .l a te, h o w e v e r, for Dick let go of t he windowlr.dge, and dro pped, the eager hands of the would-be c apt o r s c lu tc h ing nothing but the sill. "Shoot him Kill him !" cried the landlord, but before they could g e t their pistols out and stick. their heads through the window the fugitive had disappeared. "Quick! Let's go downstairs and out the front way," the landlord cried, and he rushed from the room, followed by all but one of the men. The one in question was a lithe, quarters, and if you are Dick Slater we will receive the .reward, and if you are not you will be discharged." active fellow, and he climbed through the window, let him s elf down the length of his arms, and then dropped. "'I won't go." refuse to surrender peaceably?" ''Yes." He was jarred by the fall, but was not injured, and ran out to the street. He was just in time to catch sight of '' Then we shall be under the necessity of breaking the Dick as he disappeared around a corner, and he darted d0or down." after the youth. "Wait; don't be in a hurry. If you break that door rushing out of the front door of the tavern, and the instant He had gone but a short distance when the others came down, you will be sorry." "Wh:r so?" ":Because I am armed to the teeth, and will fight to the they saw their comrade who had dropped out of the window and thus beaten them, they thought he was the fugitive, began yelling to him to stop. And one, more death, and the first four men who come throug \ the doorexcitable than the rest, fired a shot from his pistol. way will die." "Thi! first four? "Yes; I have four pistols, and am a dead shot." This seemed to put a damper on the spirits of the men, for no reply was made, and the youth could hear the fellows whispering. He was not a good shot at all, but this time he acci hit the mark. The bullet hit the Tory in the leg, and brought him down, with a cry of pain and rage. When the five men rushed up tJ:iey thought they had secured the "rebel spy," and great was their horror and di s appointment when they saw that they had wounded one The "Liberty Boy" took advantage of the opportunity of their own party. to do some thinking. What should he do? Should he re"You fool! What did you shoot .me for?" groaned the maill and fight it out with the men who were eager to capwounded man. ture him, or should he try to make his escap e ? He felt that if it were possible to escape this would be the best thing he could do, and he at oIJ,ce turned toward the window. Stepping softly to the window he tried it. It gave, and !1e had no difficulty in pushing it up. He leaned out, and looked down. It was quite a ways to the ground, but the youth did not hesitate. He made up his mind that it would be better to risk getting hurt in the drop to the ground than to remain and risk capture, so he climbed through the window. He inade as little noise as possible, but he must have "I-I-thought you were the-rebel," was the stam mering reply. "Well, you have given given me a severe wound in the leg, and I want you fellows to help me get back to the tavern, where the wound can be attended to." "But the rebel?" cried one of the men. "He has escaped. You could never catch him. I might have overtaken him if I hadn't been stopped by the bullet I saw him go around the corner, yonder, but he has got safely away now." The men reluctantly gave up the idea of chasing Dick, and helped the wounded man to r e ach the tavern.


THE LIBERTY BOYS' BOLD FRONT. The landJor.d said there was a doctor in the tavern, and Slater," the patriot said, "and I will find out what you wish the man of medicine was routed oue, and gave the wounded to know, and tell you." man his attention. "Very well, I will do so, sir," said Dick. "l shall ba He said the wound, while painful, was not serious, and much obliged and will not soon forget your kindness.'' proceeded to dress it. WheB he had finished he went back "Oh, that is all right. It is my duty to do all I can to to bea, and the wounded man was given a room in the tavaid the cause, and indeed I take a great pleasure in doing ern; the others took their departure. s o." Meanwhile Dick had made good his escape. He ran as Dick remained there a couple of hours, and rapidly as possible a distance of three or four blocks, and the other members the band of Independents came then, noting that he was not being followed, he slackened and he was introduced to such as he had i.:.ot already met. his speed. to a wa1k, and walked onward. At last he bade them all good-night, and slipped out He kept a sharp lookout behind him, however, for he and made his way back to the tavern. thought. pursuers might at any moment. He remained in the city thre e days longer, and on the None did, however, and he presently entered a tavern, evening of the third day he went to the Sumner and asked if he could have a room. home. It was in a more disreputable part of the city, where "I have news for you this time-important news, Dick,'> taverns and bar-rooms remained op.en practically all night, said Mr. Sumner as soon as the greetings were over. and Dick was told that he could have a room, but would "Yes; I have made a discovery, and it is important: have to pay in advance. The British are going to make an attack on the patriot He did so, and then was shown to his room. He fastened the door as securely as possible, saying to himself as he i'id so:: "This is a rough quarter of the city, and it is quite pos sible that some one-might try to enter my room for pur poses of robbery." He was not disturbed, however, and passed the rest of the night in peace and quiet. He ate breakfast in the tavern next morning, and then went out in search of more congenial quarters. He soon found a tavern on a cross-street, and one that army on Harlem Heights." "Ah, I suspected as much," sai d Dick. the attack to be made?" "To-morrow." "Ah, so soon as that?" "Yes." "And when is ,. "Then I must get back to Harlem Heights to-night, and let General Washington know an attack is to be made.'> "Yes; you must leave the city to-night, and carry the news to the c9mmander-in-chief." As soon as he bad heard a ll that his host was able to re.. was more respectable; it was a place where he would feel port, Dick ros e to take his departure. safe. He was on the streets most of the day, but kept a wary eye out, for he did not know at what moment some redcoats might pounce upon him. He was not bothered, however, and he finally came to the conclusion that the redcoats had made up their minds that he liad left the city. "That would be the mos t likely thing a fellow would do, "I have no time to lose," he said. "I must be moving.'' "Well, good-by, and good luck to you," said Mr. ner, shaking his hand. "Good-by," said Dick, and then he took Lucy's hand, and told her good-by. "Good-by, Dick-Mr. Slater," said the girl, her voice trembling slightly in spite of her-for she had taken a great lih'ing to the brave "Liberty Boy"-"don't let this be the under the circumstances," thought Dick. "Not many last time we shall see you." would think of remaining and taking the chances, and I "I will try not to let it be the last time, Miss Lucy,' : have no doubt the redcoats think I made all possible haste sai d Dick, and then he took his departure. to get out of the city and ba1'k to Harlem Heights." That evening he managed to slip into the home of Mr. Sumrier, and was given a warm greeting by the patriot and his beautiful daughter. Mr. Sumner had some news for Dick, but nothing of very CHAPTER X. THE "LIBERY BOYS'" BOLD FRONT. great importance Dick returned to the tavern and paid his bill. Then he "Yon just lie low and take things easy,, however, Mr. made his way in the direction of the Rogers home.


\ !6 THE LIBERTY BOYS' BOLD FRONT. As will be remembered,"Mr. Rogers was the man who it, and I am confident that we shall be. able to repulse the had taken care of Dick's mule on the afternoon that the enemy." youth had first come to the city, and when he had been "I think so, sir." taken prisoner by the redcoats,. After some furtl:ier conversation with the great man, Dick had been to the Rogers' home the day before, and Dick saluted and took his departure. had b e en given a warm welcome. The redcoats had given General Washington at once called his officers together up all expe c tation of finding Dick at Mr. Rogers' home, and and told them the news. had gone away and stopped looking for him "Le t the m come," said General Putnam. "We will give When Dick reached the Rogers home on this evening, he the m a reception such as they are not looking for." was given a warm welcome. He told Mr. Rogers that he A ll the officer;1 seem e d to feel confid ent that the patriot had secured important information that necessitated his rearmy would b e abl e t o easil y r e pulse the enemy, and they turn to Harlem Heights, and that fie_ had come for hi s w ent eagerly to work to di s cuss details. mule. When Dick Slater returned tcr the quarters occupied by "All ri ght, Di ck, you oan have him," said Mr. Rogers. the "Liberty Boys the y outh g ath e r e d around him and "He has been well fed and taken care cif, anP., b e ing fres_h and stron g h e ought to take you back to Harlem Height s in q uick time." Dick shook hands with Mrs. Rogers and Alice, and bade the m good-by, and then went out to the stable with Mr. Rogers They quickly bridled and saddled the mule and then, made cager inquiri es. "What's up, ?" "Is there anything in the wind?" "Is there to be a battfo ?" "Are the r e dcoat s goin g to attack us?" "Did you find out anything down in the city, Dick?" Such were a few of the questions hurled at Dick. leading Ebeneezer out into the alley, Dick mounted. "One at a time, boy s," th e youth laughed." "Don't all "Goodby, Mr Rog e rs," s haking the patriot's hand. "I speak at once. Keep quiet now, and I will tell you all about am much obliged to you for taking care of Ebeneezer and it." for your kindness to me." "That i s all right, Dick; you are more than welcome," said the man heartily. "Good-by and good luck to you." Then Dick rode away. Fearing that the white mule might be recognized, Dick "All right "We ll keep quiet." "Tcll us quick." "Yes, yes, we can't wait." "Shut up, fellows," roared Bob Estabrook. "Give Dick did not venture onto Broadway, but kept to the side streets a chance to talk." until he reached the Common. Skirting the common, Dick rode into the Old Bowery Lane, and heading toward the, urged the mule to its best pace. The youths became quiet, and then Dick went ahead and told them the news. When they learned that there was to a battle on the morHe met with no adventure, and two hours later arrived row the y were delighted, for the "Liberty Boys" were never at Harlem Heights. so happy as when the prospects for a fight seemed good. General Was hington gave him a plea s ant greeting. "I am glad to see you, Dick," he said. "Do you bring me anything in the way of news?" "Yes, indeed, your '."-xcellency," was the reply. "What is the news, Dick?" "The Briti s h are going to attack your army, sir." "Say y o u so, Dick? When, pray, is the attack to be maae?" "To-morrow "To-morrow, eh?" "Yes, your excellency "Well, forewarned is forearmed, my boy, and now that we know the attack is to be made we can get ready to meei: "Le t them come!" "We'll be ready for them!" "We'll lick them out of their boots!" "That's what we'll do!" Such were the exclamations of the youths, and Dick him s elf added: "I think we will be able to beat them, boys," he said. "We have almo s t an impregnable position here, and I am confid ent that the y cannot possibly storm the position suc cessfully." The youth s remain e d up for a couple of hours, discussing i.he a ffair e agerly and enthusiastically. Then Dick said: "We had ,better turn in, boys, and get some sleep;


THE LIBERTY BOYS' BOLD FRONT. 27 we will want to be up early in the morning, and will want to be wide-awake and clear-beaded." The youths went to bed and were soon asleep. The battle was over, for the time being. The British retreated to a safe distance, and then paused. The officers held a council of war and it was decided to They were up bright and early next morning, as was inmake one more attempt. deed the entire patriot army. General Washington believed that the redcoats would On every band could be seen men at work making prepamake another attempt, and so,.,in response to pleadings to rations to receive the expected enemy. Intrenchments were being dug, eartlnrorks were being thrown up, cannon were being placed, and later on the dif ferent detachments of the army took up their respective pQ. sitions. Dick and his "Liberty Boys" 1rere given a position half way down the slope. This was the most adYanced position, and was indeed the post of honor. be allowed to do so, he permitted three or four more comp a nies of infantry to go halfway down the slope and join Llie "Liberty Boys. Th e men had starcely more than taken up their position when the redcoats again advanced to the attack. They came rushing desperately up the slope, and for a few minutes the battle raged furiously. Volley after volley was fired by both forces, and with The "Liberty Boys" understood this, and greatly dogged and desperate courage the redcoats advanced until pleased. it became a hand-to-hand affair. They were determined that General Washington should The advantage of position was with the patriots, bow-not be disappointed in them. e r e r, and presently they succeeded in hurling the enemy They made up their minds that they would make it ex-back. tremely warm for the redcoats when they put in their ap pearance. At last the redcoats were seen coming. Nearer and nearer they came, and at last they reached the foot of the hill, the top of which constituted Harlem Heights. Again a panic seized upon the redcoats and they fled for their lives. This ended the battle for good and all. The redcoats had become convinced of the impracticability of storming the heights. ... of the ....... ...., They sent word under cover of a flag of tru' -...<>The redcoats did not pause, but came charging up the \ ri s hed to be allowed to carry away their dear' slope as rapidly as possible. Closer and closer they came, and soon were within thirty yards of the position occupied by the "Liberty Boys." The "Liberty Boys" presented a bold front, however. They were not dismayed, and at the word from Dick Slater fired a a eadly volley "' and General Washington granted the request. The redcoats carried their dead and wounded i. when they had buried the former and improvised littl .. c arrying the latter, they started on their return to the city. They had left New York in the gayest of spirits, feeling confident that they would be able to thrash the despised The battle was on. "rebels," but they returned sadder and wiser than when Yelling and cheering, the redcoats continued to rush they had started out. up the slope. They fired a volley from their muskets, but Instead of thra s hing the "re bels," they had themselves the "Liberty Boys" were protected by earthworks and did been thrashed. not sustain much injury. The "Liberty Boys'' fired volleys in return. The first volley they had fired was from their muskets, but each youth was possessed of four pistols, and they fired four volleys from these in a very short space of time. Then the other patriot forces opened fire, and volley afL The attack on the Harlem Heights had been a sorry affair for the British. They had lost three hundred men, while the American loss was only sixty "The "Liberty Boys" were well satisfied with the part they had played in the engagement. They had played a very prominent part, indeed, and it volley was poured into the ranks of the redcoats. was largely due to their intrepidity, daring, and desperate The patriots could fire right down on the enemy, but the fighting that the British were handled so roughly. redcoats could not return the fire with any effectiveness, as The British themselves realized this fact, and that night the patriots were hidden by the brow of the hill, and the General Howe said to his officers: result was that the British suddenly becap:ie seized with a "I woulcl give one thousand pounds if Dick Slater could panic, and turning, fled back down the slope at the top of be captured and his company of 'Liberty Boys' broken their speed. up."


28 TilE LIBERTY BOYS' BOLD FRONT. "They certainly did some desperate fighting to-day," said and asked Mr. Sumner if he had any knowledge of t he one o f the officers. intended plans of the British, he said that he had, and that "Yo u're right," said another. "They arc not afraid of anything." The commander-in-chief of the patriot army, and all his be was glad Dick had come. "I learned of General Howe's plans this afternoon," he said, and was wondering if I had better not slip away officers, as well as the common soldiers, were very well satis and carry the news to the commander-in-chief of the pa fied with the result of the battle. They had given the triot arm:it; but now it will not be necessary, as you can British a severe handling, and there was little doubt but take the news to him." that this would be the last attempt they would make to "So I can," said Dick. "And what plan has General storm the Heights. Howe now for attacking our army?" And so it was. "He has.a very clever scheme on Dick. He is going Foll .three weeks the patriot force remained on the to send ships up the Hudson, and land men in the rear of He1ghts, and the British made no efforts to attack them. your right flank, and he is going to send ships up But General Washington was a shrewd and cautious the East River and Sound, and land more men in the rear He believed the British were plotting mischief. of your left flank, and then he is going to come in behind "It is not like General Howe to settle down there and do you, and cut off your retreat. Thus hemmed in, he thinks notl);" the great man told himself. "He must be plan ning some kind of a stroke, and I would like to know what the nature of it is to be." "H anybody can learn the plans of the British Dick he said to himself, and he at once sent for the yout h. "Yo u wished to see me, sir?" asked Dick, when he stood presence of the grea t man. es, Dick, I have some work for you." W hat is the work, sir ? 'l wish you to go down into the city, Dick, and try to eain the plans of the British."" "Yes, indeed. When shall I go?" At your earliest "l will go just as soon as night comes." That night, as soon as darkness had fallen, Dick mounted. a horse and rode away in the direction of New York i-., ClvJ He succeeded in getting into the city without clashing the patriot army will soon be forced to surrender." "Ah, so that's his scheme, is it?" "Yes, Dick." "Well it is a clever one, but now that we know what he intends trying to do we will be able to f oil his plans "Yes, indeed, Dick. What do you think General Wash ington will do under these circumstances? I think he will retreat northward, and thus pre ven t the British from getting in behind him." "That would be the best move, l ikely." Dick shook hands with his friends, and took his departure. He went back to the mounted his horse, rode away, got out of the city safely, and two hours later was closeted with General Washington in his private room in the headquru.'ters on Harlem Heights. As a result of the news which Dick imparted to the commander-in-chief, the pati:iot army retreated back into the country, and took up its position at White Plains, and the I with any sentinels, and having placed his horse in a scheme to get in behind the patriot army and force staple, made his way toward the home of the Rogers family. it to surrender was a complete failure. Mr. and Mrs. Rogers and Alice were at home, and were THE END. delighted to see him. The next number (99) of "The Liberty Boys of '76" will He told them why be had come,. and asked Mr. Rogers if contain "THE LIBERTY BOYS IN NEW YORK; OR, he had knowledge of the intentions of the British. The HELPING TO HOLD THE GREAT CITY," by Harry man had not, but stated that there was a rumor that an attacj{ was to be made on the patriots. The youth remained there half an hour, and then bade them good-by, and too_!r his departure. He went straight to the home of Mr. Sumner, and there, he met with a cordial welcome. Mr. Sumner and Lucy both seemed very glad to see him, and when the youth stated why he was again in the city, Moore. SPECIAL KOTICE: All back numbers of this weekly are always in print. If you cannot obtain them from any newsdealer, send the price in money o: postage stamps by mail to FRANK TOUSEY, PUBLISHER, 24 UNION SQUARE, NEW YORK, and you will receive the copies you order by return mail.


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WORK AND WIN. Best Published. The ALL TBE NUMBERS ARE ALWAYS IN PRINT. READ ONE LA'l'J.;S'J' AND YOU WILL RE.! TI THEM ALL. 88 Fred Fearnot Accused; Ol', Tracked by a Villain. 8!'.l l'red l'earnots Pluck; or, Winning Against Odds. 90 [<'red I<'earnots Deadly l'el'il: Ol', llis .'fal'row Escape fl'om Ruin. 91 Fl'ed Fearnot's Wild Ride; or. Saviug Dick lluncau's Life. 92 l'l'ed l'earnot's Long Chase; Ot', Trailing a Cunniug Villain. !l3 Fear l 'earnot's Laat Shot, and !low It Saved a Life. 04 L Cred IPearnot's Common Sense; or, The Best Way 'Jut of 'l'l'onble. t-}5 U 'earnot's irnot Deceived; or, AftP.r the Wl'ong lllan. 107 Fred l'earnot's Charity: or, Teaching Othel'S a Lesson. 108 l'red I<'carnot as "The Ju lge ;" or, Heading off the Lynchers. 109 Fred Fearnot and the Clo\ : or. Saving the Old ].fan's !'lace. 110 Fred Ji'ea.,ot's Fine Work: or, Up Against a Crank. 111 !'reel Fcarnot's Bad Break; or, \Yhat Happened to Jone s. 112 Fred Fearnot's Round-Up; or, A Livel y Time on the Ranch. 1'13 Freel IPearnot and the Giant; or, A Hot Time in Cheyenne. 114 lcred Fearnot's Cool Nerve; or, Giving It Straight to the Boys. iJ 15 Fred Fearnot's Way; or, Doing Up a Sharper. 149 I'r e d F'earnot an<.. the Kidnappers; or, Trailing a Stolen Child. 150 !'red Fenrnot's Qulek Work; or, The Hold Up at Eagle Pass. 151 l<'red l<'earnot at Silver Gulch; or, Defying a Ring. 152 Fred Fearnot on the Border; or, Punishing the Mexican Horii! Stealers. 153 Fred Fearnot's Charme d Life: or, Running the Gauntlet. 154 Fred Fearnot Lost; or, 1lissine for Thirty Days. i;;5 Fred Fearnot's l{escue; or, The lllexican Pocahontas. 156 Fred Fearnot and the "White Caps"; or, A Queer Turning ot the '!'ables. 137 Fred Fearnot and the Medium; or, Having Fun with the "Spirits." 158 Fred Fearnot and the "Mean Man" ; or, The Worst He Ever Struck. 1 J9 Fre d I <'ear not's-. Gratitude; or, Up a Plucky Boy. 1 GO 1rred Fearnot Fined; or, 'l'he Judges Mistake. 161 [<'red Comic Opera; or, 'l'he l<'un that Raised the Funds. 162 Fred Fearnot and the Anarchists; or, The Burning of the Red Flag. 163 Fred Fearnot's Lecture Tour: or, Going lt Alone 164 Freel l ?earnot's "New Wild West"; or, Astonishing the Old East. 1 Gn Fred Fearnot in Russia; or, Banished by the Czar. 166 Fred in 'l'urkey; or, Detying the Sultan. 167 Fred Fearnot in Vienna; or, The 'l'rouble on the Danube. 168 Fred Fearnot and the Kaiser; or, In the Royal Palace at Berlin. 169 Fred Fearnot in Ireland; or, \Yatched by the Constabulary. 170 Fred Fearnot Homeward Bound; or, Shadowed by Scotland Yud. 171 Fred I?earnot's Justice; or, The Champion of the School Marm. 172 Fred Fearnot and the Gypsies ; or, 'l'he Mystery of a Stolen Child. Fred Fearnot in a Fix; or, The Blackmailers Game. 17 $red F'carnot as a "Broncho liuster ; or, A Great Time in Wild West. the 173 Fred Fearnot' s Silent Hunt; or, Catching the "Green Goods" 18 Fred Fearnot and his :Mascot; or, Evelyn's Fearless Ride. 19 Fred Fea

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THE LIBERTY BOYS OF '76. A W eeldy Magazine containing Stori e s of the American RevolutioIJ 1 By HARRY MOORE These stories based on actual facts and give a. fa.ithfu account of the exciting adventures of a. brave band of America.: youths who were always ready and willing to imperil their live for the sake of helping along the gallant cause of Independenc Every number will consist of 32 large pages of reading ma.tte1 bound in a. beautiful colored cover. LATEST ISSUES: ;;9 The Liberty Boys' Justice. And How They D ealt It Out. 60 The Liberty Boys B ombarded; o r, A V ery Warm Time. Hi The Liberty Boys' Trap, and What 'l'hey Caught In It. 61. The Liberty B oys' Seal e d Orders; or, Going It Blind. 1 6 The Liberty Boys P11zzled ; or, The Tories' C lev e r S c h e me 62 The Liberty Boys Dating Stro ke; o r, Wi t h 'Ught-Horse Harr 17 Boys' Great Stroke; or, Capturing a British Man-ot 63 Times; or, H e r e There and Everywhe 18 'rhe Liberty Boys' Challenge; or, Patriots vs. R edcoats. 6 4 'l'he Liberty B oys' "Lo u e H and" ; or, Fighting Agaiust Gr, lll '.rhe Liberty Boys '!'rapped; or, The B eautiful T ory. Odds 20 'l'he Lib B M k \Vil M h H B 65 The Liberty Boys' Mascot; or, The Idol o t the Company. 21 The 6 6 tor the 67 All. Redcoats. 6 8 '!'h e Liberty B oys' Lost ; or, The Trap Did Not Work. 24 The Liberty Boys' Double Victory; or, D owning the R e d<'oats and 69 'l'h e Liberty Boy s "Jonah"; or. The Youth \\' ho ''Queered" Everythi Tories. 70 The Liberty Boys' D ecoy; or, B a iting-I.he Brit, ish. 25 The Liberty Boys Suspected; or, T a k e n for British Spie s. 71 The Liberty Boys Lure d ; or, The Snare the Enemy Set. 26 The Liberty Boys' Cleve r Trick; or, Teaching the H e d coats 8 72 The Liberty Boys' Ransom; or. In t h e Hands of the Tory Outla 27 Good Spy Work; or, With the R e d coats In 7 3 Boys as Sl euthH ounds; or, '!'railing B enedict PhllHdelphia. 74 The Liberty B oys "Swoo p ; or, S cattering the H e d coats L 28 Boys' Battle Cry; or, With Washington at the Brandy Roys' Hot 'l'im e"; or, Live l y Work in Old Virgii 29 B m d R 1 7 6 The Lib e .rty Boys' Daring S cheme; or, Their Plot t o Capture ThP LlhPrty oys' "II Ide ; or. A Dash to NlVe a Fort. K ing' s S o n 31) The Liberty Boys, In a l Ix ; or. Threate n e d by and Whites. 77 The Lib erty lloys' B old Move; or, Into t h e Enemy's ('ountry. a3 T!Je Liberty Boys Big Contract; o r, llil.d111g Arno ld In Check. 7"! 1 b e Liberty Roys' B e a con Light : o r. The S ignal on t h e M ount: 'l'b<' Liberty Boys Afte r Sla,ter r o r Itevenge 7 0 The L i h erty Boys' H o n or; o r The Promise That W a s K ept. :13 The Liberty Boys. or. Ihe I "ho \\ an Ene my. 8 0 The Liberty Boys' T e n S trike ; o r. Bowling the Britis h Ove r. R4 The f.ibMty Boys, I ake o r. !he Ruse rhat S1!_cceeded 1 ThP Liberty B oys' Gratitude, and How the y Sho w e d It. The Liberty Boys Signal. 01, At the Clang o r Bell. 1<2 The Liherty Boys and tloe G eorgia Giant. or A n ard i\Ian The Liberty Boys' Daring Work; or, H1sklng Life for Liberty' H a ndle. Cnos.,. 8!l Lib erty Boys D ead L i n e ; o r, C r o s s i t if Y o u D a r e !" 37 The Liberty Boys' Prize, and H o w TbPy W o n It. 8 4 The L i b erty Boys "HooD ooe d ; o r Tro ubl e at r.;, e r y Turn. The Lib erty Boys' Plot; or, The Plan That W o n. lj:; 'l'h P Lib erty Boy s L eap for Life; or, The Light tha t L e d Them. The Liberty Boys' Great Haul; OL', Tnking Everything In Sight Sr. The Lib e r t y B oys' Incllan Friend; or, The R edskin who 4'l 'l'he Liberty Boys' Flush Times; or. Hveling in British Gold. lndepeudPnre 4 4!, The Liberty Boys In a Snare: or, A I m ost Trappe d. S i 1 h e Liberty Boys ''Going it Rlind"; or, Taking Big C'b:rn ces. 1'be Liberty Boys' Brave n esr.ue; or. In the );lek of Time. 88 'l'h e Liberty Boys' Blac k B and; or, Bumping the British H a rd. 43 '!'he Libertv Boys' Rig Day; or. Doing Business by Wholesale. St 'l' h e Liberty Boys; ''Hurry Call" ; o r A Wild Das h t o S a v 11 The Liberty Boys' N e t ; or. Catr hiul? the R e<'lroats and Torie s. Friend. 45 The Liberty Worrie d : or. ThP D i sRpp earn n rp nf Dir k Sinter !lO The Liberty BO"S' Guardian Ange l ; o r, The I3eautiful of 4r. The Li!J erty Boys' Iro n Grip; o r S q u ee zin g the H e droats. ;)-foun tain. 47 The Liberty Roys' Sucress; o r D o in g What l'h e v S P t Ou t to Do. 48 'flie Liberty Boys' S ethack: or. Defeate d. llut X o t Dlsgraee d 'll Tbe L b erty Boys' Brave Stand; o r. Set Back but Not D e feate< 49 The Lihe r t y R oy s in T oryville; o r Dirk Slater's Risk. !:12 The Libert. v B oys "Tree d ; or, Warm W ork in the .ra il Timbe\ 50 The Li berty B o y s Arouse d ; 0 1._ Rtri king S t r ong Bl ows f o r Libert}. 03 'l'he L i b e r t y Boys Dare ; or, Backing the Brit ish D o wn. C'l The L i b erty B oys' Triumph; o r D enting the R etlcoats at Their 9 4 Liherty B oys' Bl!st Blows; or, B eating t h e British at B e nn, Own G9.m e. ton. 52 The Liberty Boys' Scar e : or. A Miss as lln 1 H l ns a Mila. !l5 The L i b e r t y B oy s In N e w J erse y ; or, B oxing t h e E a r s of the 53 The Liberty B oys' Danger ; or, F oe s o n All i s b Lion. !'i4 The Liberty Boys' or, A V c1y X arro w Escape. OG The Liberty Boys' Daring; or. Not Afraid o f Anythir.g. 55 The Liberty Boys' Strate gy; or. O u tf; e neraling the Enemy. !l7 The Lil&Prty Boys' Long M a r e k ; or, The Moye that Puzzled 56 'l' h e Liberty B o y s Warm W ork; o r, Showing the R e d co a t s H o w Britis h. to Fig h t The Liberty Boys' B old Front; or, Hot T i mes on H a rlem Heig 57 Tbe Libe r t y B oys' "Push" ; or, D ound t o The r e. 58 '.rh e Liberty B oys' D e s p erate C h a rge; or, With "Mad Anthony" at Stony Point. For sale h y all n e w sclea or !."en t p o stpaid on PRANK TOUSEY, Publisher, r e eipt of 1nlce, 5 c e nts p e r copy 24 Union Square, New Yo:l IF YOU WANT ANY BACK NUMBERS of ou r Libraries and canno t procure t h em from newsdealers, they can be obtained from this office di r ect. Cut ou t and i n the fo llow i n g Order B lank and se n d it to us with the price of the books you want and we will send them to y ou b y turn mail. POSTAGE S'l'AMPS 'l'AliEN 'l'HE !>'Alli .Jo: A S l\ION.EY. 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