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The Liberty Boys' swamp camp, or, Fighting and hiding
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Moore, Harry
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I Issued WeeHy...:..By S'ubscriptfon $2.50 per year. Entered as Second Class Mall e t at lh& New York Post Offic<, Februar y 4, l!JOl , by Frank Touse y . No. 193. NEW YORK, SEP1.1EMBER 9, 1904 . Price 5 Cents. . 1 The Hessians were to be given a surprise, however. Suddenly a stern voice called out: "Stop! Don' t move a step farther, or attempt to escape. If you do, we will fire!" They looked lm inthe treetops and saw a dozen youths there w th leveled muskets.


HE LIBERTY BOYS OF '76. Weekly Magazine C ontai n ing Sto ries o f t he American R ev olutio n .. I ssued Weekly-By Subscription $ 2.50 per year. Entered as Second Olass Matter at the New York, N. Y., Post O '(flce. February ,, 1901. Entered. according to A.ct of Oongress, in the year 190(, in the office of the Librarian of C o ngress, Was hington, D . 0., by Frank Tousey, 24 Union Square, New Y orll . No. 193. NEW YORK, SEPTEMBER 9, 1904. Price 5 Cents. OR, FIGHTING AND HIDING. By HARRY MOORE. CHAPTER I. had helped themselves to four nice fat pullets, but had been discovered, and new the farmer, accompanied by half A LIVELY CHASE. a dozen negro slaves, was after the two. Th&e were a . couple of dogs, too, of the hound variety, . and the baying "Run, Batsy, run!" I of these added to the terror of the situation. "Shure an' ain't thot phwat Oi'm afther doin', Oi . The two youths were still hanging to the they unno ?" had gone to such trouble to secure them that they did not "Ve vill be gaptured !" feel like relinquishing them. "Oh, Oi dunno abhout thot . " It was half a mile to the edge of the timber, and if the "Ve vill u nless you gan faster run. " I youths could reach there before overtaken they might sue" Shure a n ' i t's yersilf phwat w u ll have to rhun fasther, ceed in escaping . This wonld be difficult, however, for the yookyspill e r. " farmer and his negroes were drawing nearer and nearer . "I gannod." The dogs were already within a hundred yards of the "Wull, thin, Oi t'ink we wull be afther getthin' cotched." fugitives. Two youths of perhaps twenty years were running across The baying of the animals was anything but pleasant to n open field . It was down in South Carolina, perhaps ten hear. iles south of Charleston, in the spring of the year 1779 . "Der dogs vill ead us oop, Batsy !" gasped Carl. The youths in question were Patsy Brannlgan and Carl "Oi dunno abhout thot, Cookyspiller. Shure an' dhey'll 'ookenspieler, and they were members of a company of have to chaw on some could lead furst, begorra." oung fellows known as the Liberty Boys of '76 . "Yah, bud uf ve sdop to shoot der dogs, ve vill haf to The Irish youth was tall and well-b u ilt, the Dutch youth gif oop der shickens, und I don'd vos vant to do dot . " as short and fat . Patsy was a good runner, but Carl was "Nayther do Oi, Dootchy . Kape on rhullllln'. Mhaybe ot built for speed, and although his short, fat legs were we wull be able fur to ghet away from thim." oing at a great rate, his steps were so short that he was not On the two ran. etti n g over the ground at very great speed . His companThey had the chickens by the legs, and as they ran the o n s t epped twice as far and kept alongside without any fowls squawked at a great rate. iffic ulty . The yells of the pursuing farmer and the negroes, the The company of Liberty Boys was encamped about two barking of the dogs and the squawking of the chickens il e s away over i n the timber, and Patsy and Carl had commingled to make a medley of sound that was confusing, e ntured out on a foraging expedition. They were hungry, to say the least. Anyone who might have heard the .noise, ey s a id , a nd wan te d something different from the cold \without being able to see what was going on , would have ea t and j o hnny cake. been puzzled to account for it. The y h a d v i site d t h e c hi c k en -coop of a T ory farme r , a nd CloRer and closer came the baying hou nds.


2 THE LIBERTY BOYS' SW .A'.MP CAMP. They were not the terrible bloodhounds of the South . They were of a milder breed, a)'.ll(l it lucky for the fugitives that this was the case. Patsy glanced back over his sholi.lder. The dogs were within twenty y$.rds of himself and com !Janion. 'fhe farmer and the negroes were perhaps two hundred yards away. "Vere are der dogs, Batsy?" panted Carl. "Roight at our heels, Dootchy."' "Gan ve get avay ?" "Oi dunno." "Vy don'd you vos shood dem, '.Batsy?" "Phwy don't yez shoot thim ?" was the retort. "I vill uf you vill hold der shickens." "Shure an' thot's phwat i s thr011blin' mm;ilf. Oi'll shoot dhe ba t s av ycz wull hould dhe cliickens." "I haf all vat I gan do to hold :mine own shickens."_ Bow-wow, bow-wow, bow-wow! 'l'be do were getting closer and closer. "''Mine gootness, dcr dogs will eaq us oop, Batsy !" "Dhey'll ate some lead furst, Dootchy !" s he spoke, Patsy shif t ed the pu1let from his right to his left hand. His hand was large and long-fingered, and was en:ibled to hold the with the one hand. Then he drew a pistol from his belt with his right hand and again glanced over hi s s houlder. The dogs were within ten yards of the fugitives. Patsy suddenly stopped and whirled around to face the brutes. The dogs, startled and surprised by this unexpected mo vement, dug their toes in the ground and came to a sud den stop. lJp came Patsy's arm. Crack! went the pistol. One of the dogs gave utforance to a howl of pain and fell over on the ground and began kicking and yelping at a great rate. The other dog, frightened, doubtless, by the fate of its mate, turned an'cl went yowling ba1ek in the direction of the farm er arnl the negroes. "Pully vor you. Batsy !'' cried Carl "you haf made dot dog somr Rirgncss, alretty. Gome on; now ve vill ged avay, quick!" The farmer nnu the negroes yelled angrily, and fl.our ii,;heLl clubR. thieres !" yelled the farmer; "stop, or H will go hard with you!" "Nirnrc an' Oi fink it is mho113 loike to go hard wid us av 11'!' Jo sthop," muttered Patsy;, and he turned and ran a ft er Carl with all bis might. H e quickly caught up with Cii.rl, for he could run much fast<•r than the Dutch youth if he wished to do so. "Ratsy. 1 am gfat to gall you mine fricndt, und dot is so." Carl; "der dogs vould haf eated us oop uf you noel shotted dem." ''We mlll be all l'oight, av we kin ghet to dhe timber, Oi'm t'inkin', Cookyspiller." "Yab; und ve vill ged dere bretty quicgness, alretty." "It's mesilf phwat hopes so, Dootchy." On they ran. .And after them, yelling and brandishing clubs, came the farmer and the negroes. "Stop, I say ! Stop, you rascals!" roared the farmer, who had a powerful voice. But the youths did not slacken their speed. "Ycz kin b'ust a blood-vissel -fur all av me," muttered Patsy; "shure an' we'll not sthop, so we won't." They were gradually drawing nearer to the fugitives, for the :fluttering, squawking fowls hindered the two consid erably; then, too, Carl was so short and fat that he could not run very fast. And, of course, Patsy would not go on and leave his companion behind. The two were gradually getting closer to the timber, and they believed that they would reach it while yet their pursuers were a hundred yards distant. Suddenly, however, some negroes came running out of the timber and headed the two off. The instant the pursuing farmer anc1 the negroes with him saw the newcomers they set up a yell. "Stop them!" the farmer yelled. "Stop 'em!" from the negroes. The newcomers spread out, so as to be sure to intercept the fugitives. "Ve are goners, Batsy !" panted Carl. "Oi guiss thot yez are afther bcin' roight, Dootchy," re plied Patsy. Ile was determined to make an attempt to get away, however, and again he took the two pullets in his left ha.l'l.d and drew a pistol with his right. He flourished the pistol threateningly. "Oul av dhe way wid yez !" he yelled, fiercely; "ghet out av dhe way, or it's mesilf Wllll blow dhe top av hids off, so Oi wull !" The negroes were evidently frig]J.tened, and they got out of Patsy's way, as ordered . He gave utterance to a yell of triumph. "We'll ghet away frum thim yit, CookyspilJer !" he cried; "kape roight on rhunnin', me bye." "Yal1, ve vill ged avay vrom dem, " saiu Carl. "ThoL's roigth; niver say die, me bye. Rhun, rhun !" "I vofl peen running Batsy, vat is der madder mit you?" cried Carl, indignantly. Patsy made no reply to Carl., but he waved his pistol . threateningly at a big buck negro who was too near to suit the Irish youth. and yelled: "Kape away, you black amadhoun, yez; kape away, or it's mesilf wull blow dhe top av your hid off, so Oi wull !" The negro leaped back, frightened, at the same time giv ing vent to a yell. Doubtless he thought that the youth was going to fire, and that he would be a dead negro in a few moments. Patsy and Carl would have escaped without or at least they would have reached the timber, but for an acci dent. Just as he flourished the pistol and yelled at the


THE LIBERTY BOYS' SWAMP CAMP. 3 I negro, Patsy stepped into a ho l e and fell headlong to the scoundrels mean by coming to my house and stealing my g r ound. He .did not let go of the chickens, however, but chickens?" lrnng onto them *like grim death. He had gone to too much "Shure an' we didn't stale jnny chickens, sor." tro uble i.n securing them to let them go so easily. "No-nein. " The negroes saw their opportunity and made the most "So you had nine chickem;, did you?" cried the farmer; o f it. "well, you intendell to live :fat for awhile, anyhow." They leaped upon Patsy before he could get up and held "Shure an' dhe Doot1 with their hands bound. "Doan' let dem git erway !" from one of the negroes. "Mhaybe yez are not afrrod ay us," said Patsy; "but all "We done got elem all raght," replied one of the other dhe same yez had betther fur it's bhad min we are, whin n cgroes, showing his teeth in a broad grin of satisfaction; we ghet good a-goin'." kain't git erway, nohow." "Bring them along." ora 1 ercd the farmer; "and you two '"rie their hand>:," ordered the -farmer. thieves shnt up. You talk too much." The negroeR unearthed half a dozen bandanna handker"Oi don't fink so; Oi hav' a roigbt to talk av Oi'm a chiefs, and with these they bound the wrists o.f Patsy and moind to." C arl. " Y ah, dot is so." Then they got up, freeing the yonths, who sat up and "Bring them along," ordered the farmer, paying no g la red at their captors in as fierce a manner as they could further to the yooths. com mand . The negroes hustled the :two Lib erty Boys along withont "Phwat d'yez mane by dhis procheedin', Oi'm afther 1 ceremony. w anthin' to know?" said Patsy, glaring at the farmer. John Grimm, the farmffl, walked in front, and behirnl "Oh, want to know what T mean hv making you him came the negroes, with their prisoners in their midst. p ris o ne rR, do you?" the man sneered. "Sthop jherkin' av me," .cried Patsy, angrily; "sthop, Oi 'Yah, dot is vat ye vant to tint ouid," said Carl. say, or it'll be rlhe worst fing yrz iver had inny hand in, ".\.nrl what I would l ike to find out is, what you two an' that's a fact!"


'rHE LIBERTY BOYS' SW AMP CAMP. "Y ah, ve vill mage you wish dot you vos nefer peen porn," said Carl. But the negroes did not seem to be afraid. They contin ued to jerk the two along. They had the advantage, and were more than willing to take advantage of it. The more the two protested the more they were jerked and thumped about, and they finally subsided and we11t along silently. Patsy Was fighting mad, however, and it was only with the greatest difficulty that he controlled him self. He would have given a good deal to have been free with a good-sized club in his hands. "Shure an' Oi'd knock dhe bids clear off dhe shoulders av dhe black schoundrels, so Oi would!" he said to him self. Presently they arrived at the farmer's home. The youths were not taken to the house, however; the party paused just back of the stable, that building being a good-sized one, for the farmer in question seemed to be a prosperous one. The man ordered that the prisoners be tied fo trees, there being several standing there; and this was done, ropes being brought from the stable. Then the negroes sat down on a log and grinned at the prisoners, while John Grimm, the farmer, glared at the two in a fierce manner, as if with the intention of intimidating them. He might as well have spared himself the trouble, how ever, if such was his idea, for looks would have had as much effect on wooden men as on Patsy and Carl. They were not the kind to be intimidated in such a fashion. "Wull, say it," said Patsy; "av yez hav' innythin' thot Away went Sambo wiLh alacrity and with a grin on his face. 'I'he other negroes grinned all over fheir faces; they fancied that they were to see some great sport. The prison ers were to be given a taste of the horsewhip. "I done gues>es dat dey won' want no moah chicken, atter dey gits er taste ob de blacksnake whup," said one. "Dat's raght," from another; "dey won' have no stum mick foah chicken, an' dat's so." "G'wan wid yez, ye black skounrels," said Patsy; "Oi pitty's dhe wan av yez thot puts dhe whiplash onto my back. Oi'll kill dhe spalpane phwat does it, av it is dhe last t'ing Oi iver does in dhe worruld !" P"atsy looked so fierce and seemed to be in such deadly earnest that the negroes dropped their grins and wore a sober look for a few moments. "Disarm the rascals, Pete," said the farmer; "I don't think there is any chance for them to get free, but in case such a thing should happen, ft is as well that they do not have any firearms in their possession." "Dat's er fack, Massa Grimm," said one of the negroes, and he proceeded to disarm the two with alacrity. "Litthle good that'll do yez," said Patsy, scornfully; "dhere's plinty more wippons phwere thim kim frum, an' dhere'll be a lot av dead naygurs to skhin afore long, an' that's dhe t.hruth." "Yah, ve will mage you too deat to sgin," declared Carl, with great gravity. ; "It will do you no good to threaten," said the armer. "Dar comes Samba wid de whup !" said one of the neyez want to say, spit it out." groes. "All right, I will do so," with a threatening look; "tell 1 The others grinned again. me what you mean by coming here and stealing my chick"Now dar'll be some fun!" said one. ens." "Don't yez be afther furgitthin' phwat Oi've told yez," "Shure an' we did not stale inny chickens, sor." said Patsy; "Oi'll kill dhe mon phwat hits me wi:d dhe whup." "Oh, I suppose the chickens came and stuck their legs into your hands and asked you to carry them away, eh?" "Und so vill I do dot," said Carl; "I vill mage him too said the farmer, sarcastically. deat to sgin, und dot is so!" The negroes chuckled and sl!i.owed their teeth; they enThe negroes did not seem greatly alarmed. joyed the wit of their master. John Grimm smiled sneeringly and said to the slaves: Patsy was silent. H . e hardly knew what to say, but Carl "I will give the scoundrels a cut first, myself, and then rose to the occasion. you will all take a hand, taking turns. They won't try to "Yah, dot vos der vay uf id," he said, solemnly. kill all of us." John Grimm glared. "Yez wull foind thot yez are misthaken," said Patsy. The negroes stared. They were so paralyzed by the "Yah," nodded Carl. Dutch youth's nerve that they did not, know what to think "Give me the whip," ordered John Grimm. of him. . / Samba handed it over with alacrity. It was evident that "You fool!" presently roared the farmer; "what do you he did not wish to be the first to lay the whip on the backs mean by saying anything like that? Do you think I am of the two prisoners. an idiot?" But the Tory farmer was not a coward by any means. "Yah !"replied Carl, with great gravity. The threats uttered by Patsy and Carl did not have any This made the man angrier than ever. effect on him-unless, perhaps, to make him all the more "So I'm an idiot, am I?" he cried. "Well, I'll show determined. you what an idiot can do. Samba!" He took the whip and tested it. He gave it a whirl and ccYes, massa !" and one of the negroes to his feet. popped it till it sounded like a pistol-shot. "Go and get the blacksnake whip and bring it here." Then he took up his position, where he could have good "Yes, sah." sway at Patsy, and got ready to lay the lash on the youth.


THE LIBERTY BOYS' SW AMP CAMP. 5 "Don't be afther furghetthin' phwat Oi hav' tould yez," "Phwich soi de av; phwat?" said Patsy, warningly. "Are you rebels, or are you loyal to the king?" "Bah! You can't frighten me, young fellow. I am no Patsy shut one eye and gave the speaker a shrewd look. child. I am going to have you both well whipped, and "Phwich soide are yez on?" he asked. then I will turn you loose and let you go. If ever you are John Grimm smiled grimly. seen on the place again l will shoot you, or have it done." "I am asking the questions just now," he said; "answer "Shure an' thot is a game thot two can play at; Oi'll do me." some shootin' mesilf." "Und so vill I," said Carl. John Grimm drew back to strike Patsy a blow with the whip, but before he could do so a girl came running around the corner of the stable, crying : "What are you going to do, father?" The girl was about seventeen years old, and was blue eyed and fair haired, a contrast from the typical Southern maiden. She was very beautiful, and that she had consid erable influence with her father was evident, for his arm dropped and he looked at the' girl almost appealingly. "Why are you here, Alice?" Patsy and Carl stared at the girl with admiration. They said to themselves that she was the sweetest, prettiest gi,rl they had ever laid eyes on. "An' she's dhe ould spalpane's daughter!" thought "All roight," said Patsy, with a great show of franh."D.ess; "it's mesilf wull till yez. We are afther bein' loyal to dhe king, begorra." He was shrewd, and had noted that Grimm used the word "rebel,'' instead of "patriot," and he at once leaped to the conclusion that the farmer was a Tory. 'rhe man looked at Patsy searchingly. It was plain that he was suspicious. "You say you are loyal to the king?" he asked, slowly. "Yis.!' "Yah, yah !" "Where is your army?" Patsy nodded toward the opposite direction to the one in which lay the encampment of the Liberty Boys, and said: "Abhout t'ree moiles away, sor." "Why have vou common citizen ' s clothing on? Where Patsy; "Oi would niver hav' b'l'aved it." J are your uniforms?" "'Why have you tied these young men to the trees, fa"We niver wear our unyforms phwin we go fo.ragin', ther ?" the girl asked. ' sor." "They are chicken thieves, Alice." " . . . . ,, The girl looked at the two a few moments searchingly', . Nern, nem,. dot lfl so. . . and then exclaimed: I . But John Grumn was not to be so easily deceived. ' ''I believe that you are lying,.'' he said; "I'll wager that "It's the truth, Alice. We caught them with the chickens you are rebels." in their hands." Patsy and Carl shook their heads and looked mournfully "There m11st be some mistake," the girl insisted. "They are not thieves." "Yez are afther bein' roight, miss," said Patsy; "we are not thaves at all, at all. We had c1he chickens: thrue enough, but we are phwat yez call foragers." The girl started and gave them a quick, searching look. "You are soldiers?" she said. "Yah, ve vos peen soljers," said Carl, eager to get the girl's attention attracted his way. "You see, father," said the girl, "they are soldiers dn a foraging expedition, and that is legitimate. You must let them go." CHAPTER III. OUT OF TROUBLE AGAIN. A. peculiar look came into the eyes of John He eyed the two prisoners searchingly. "So you are soldiers, are you?" He remarked. "Yis, sor . " "Yah." "Which side do you favor?" Grimm. at the speaker. "Yez are afther bein' mistaken, sor," said Patsy. John Grimm did not think so. "We will give you a taste of the whip," he said; "I will risk your being loyal men." "Oh, father, you must not whip them!" said the girl. "You must not interfere 11ere, Alice," was the reply; "go to the house and leave me to attend to my own affairs.'' ''I will not go until you promise me not to whip these two young men." Mr. Grimm frowned. "Very well," he said; "then you will be a witness to something you will not like to see." He drew back as though to strike Patsy, but the girl ran forward and seized the whip and held it. "You must not, father!" "Alice! Go to the house!" But the girl was determined. "I am going to stay right here, father," she said, simply but determinedly. The negroes had watched the progress of affairs with a look of disappointment in their eyes. They wanted to use the whip on the prisoners, and they fancied that now they would be cheated out of this enjoyment. Mr. Grimm looked frowningly at his daughter.


6 THE LIBERTY BOYS' SWAMP CAMP. ' --========:::;::. ===== _ .. ,.::... :-:-_ _ ----..: _ _ _ .. _ _ "--=----_,. __ "Really, Alice, you should not intedere," he said. "This r The young otlicer shook his head. is sometlnng that does not concern you at all." "We have just been over in that direction, and there is "Yes, it does. I am going to see to it foat you do not no encampment there," he s . aid. whip these young men. You must let them go." "Thin dhe byes ha' ml1oved dhe camp," said Patsy. "So that they can come back and steal every chicken on "What were you going to -do to them?" the lieutenant the place, eh?" in an angry voice. asked Grimm. "I don't think there is any danger of that, father." "We were going to give them a good whipping and then "Nein; ve vill leaf some uv der shickens," said Carl, turn them loose." gravely, 'l'he officer nodded. "Shut oop, Cookyspiller !" said Patsy. "That 1s a good idea," he said;" all but the turning them Just then one of the negroes uttered an exclamation: loose part of it. Give them the whipping, and then wc will 1'Dar comes some sojers !" see about the other." All looked aronud and saw a force of British troopers "You must not do it," said Alice; "wait till you find coming down the from the direction of Charleston. out whether or not they have told the truth." There were about a dozen men in the party, and that they "Thot's dhe roight t'ing to do, miss," said Patsy. had seen the httle party out back of the barn was, evident, "Give them the thrashing," said the lieutenant; "I don't for they left the road and came in that direction, there believe they are loyal men at all." being no fence io interfere. "Go to the house, Alice," ' said the giTl's father. "This Patsy and Carl said nothing, but they looked at each is no place for you." other in dismlJ.y. "Yes, it is; I am going to stay, and you must not whip They realized that they were likely to be held prisoners these young men." I now. Suddenly there was a cry from one of the negroes. 'rhe little party of British troopers was soon on the "L:iok dar ! Look yender !"he cried. scene; it was commanded by an officer wearing the uniform He pointed across the open space toward the timber and of a lieutenant. He was a young man, not to exceed twentya force of about twenty men was seen coming. four years of age, and it was that he thought he The men were soldiers, ancl patriot soldiers at that, for was something of a lady's man, for he paid no attention at they had on blue uniforms. ' all to Mr. Grimm, but doffed hi s hat and bowed to Alice The British soldiers stared a few moments, and then with great politeness. I th:ir leader. said: "Good-afternoon, miss," he said. "They outnumber us almost two to one; I guess we,had "Good-afterrioon, sir," was th e reply, though the girl better withdraw." did not return the lieutenant' s smile. The little party of troopers rode away, leaving M r . Then ihe officer turned 11js atte ntion to Mr. Grimm. Grimm and his slaves to face the patriot soldiers. "Good-afternoon, sir," he "what is the trouble "Huuoo !" cried Patsy; "now we wull be all right. Yez here?" had betther untie us, sor, av yez know phwat is good fur He motioned toward the youths bound to the trees and yez." toward the negroes as he spoke. "Then you lied to me!" cried the farmer; "you are "The trouble is that we have just caught a couple of rebels, sure enough!'' chicken thieves, sir," was the reply. "No, sor; we are afther bein' pathriots, that's phwat we " 'Ha! chicken thieves, eh?" are." "Yes." Alice knew that now the youths were not in any dange r "Who are the fellows., anyway?" f'l'Om the whip, so she let go of it and stepped back. "I don't know; tlrny are strangers." She watched the approaching soldiers eagerly. "They are rebels, 1111 wager." The truth of' the matter was that, while her father was "That's what thought," said John Grimm. a Tory, the girl was a strong patriot. So was her mother, "They look it, sir.n and althoc1gh they never said much in the presence of the "Oh, no, they are not rebels,'' said Alice Grimm. husband and father, they were ready to do all tlrny could "Begging your pardon, but how do you know this, miss?" for the good of the great cause. the lieutenant asked. Alice had believed all along that the two youths were "They said so; they say that they are loyal to the king." patriots, and that was the reason she had done her best to The lieute11ant smiled. keep them from being whipped. "Of course the y would say that,'' he said. The negroes were frightened by the sight of the ap"Av coarse," said Patsy; "it is dhe thruth." proaching patriot soldiers, and they began sneaking away. "They say that they belong to a force that is encamped Mr. Grimm said nothing; he knew that he could not depend three miles from here," said Mr. Grimm. upon his slaves to back him in a fight. "In which direction?" the asked. "You had better free the two young men, father," said The :farmer told him. Alice.


THE LIBERTY BOYS' SWAMP CAMP. "' I The farmer seemed to think was good advice, for he I "Oi t'ink we are afther bein' intoitled to some chickens," stepped forward and unfastened the ropes binding the two; grinned Patsy. then he untied the handkerchiefs that bound the wrists . of t he two. "There, you are free," he said; "now I s uppose you and your friends will burn my home and do me all the damage possible ! " The two shook their heads. "Shure an' our commandther is not thot koind av a mon at all, at all," said Patsy. "Nein," said Carl ; "he is ein shentlemans, und vould nod purn der house . . " "Say, Dick," said Bob Estabrook, a bright, handsome youth , about Dick's age; "those redcoats have halted up the road a-ways, and we had better keep our eyes on them . " "That's so, Bob; you watch them, and if they start this way, let me know." "All right." At this instant there was a yell from the point where the British troopers were, sind there came an answering yell from down the road. "What does that mean?" exclaimed Dick. The party of patriot soldiers was almost at hand now, "There's another party of troopers!" cried Mark Morriand at its head was a handsome youth of perhaps twenty son . year s . He paused when h e was within a few yards of Mr. Grimm and the girl and doffed his hat and bowed. "Good-aft ernoon," he said. "Good-afternoon,'' replied Mr. Grimm, sullenly. Sure enough, a party of at lea st twenty British troopers was coming up the road from the south and the other party of troopers was only about a quarter of a mile away toward the north. The girl bowed and smiled, at the same time saying botli Immediately after uttering the yells, however, "Good-afternoon, sir." parties came toward the point where the Liberty Boys Then the young man, who wore the uniform of a captain, stood as fast as they could make their horses go. turned toward Patsy and Carl, and said : 'rhe Liberty Boys were on foot, and they could not hope "What was the trouble, Patsy? Why were you tied up to the trees?" to get back across the open field to the timber before being Patsy scratched hi s head and grinned. overtaken by the redcoats. It would not do, therefore, to try to get away\ "Yez see, it wur dhis way, Dick," he said; ".Dootchy an' Th 1 th' t d t t d th d d ff . . . e on y moo o was o s an e1r groun an o er me, we wur mak1n' off wid some chickens, an' dhe mon, b ttl 0

8 TH.]:l; LIBER'rY BOYS' SW AMP CAMP. Immediately Dick Slater appeared in an open door in the upper part of the barn. "What is that you say?" he called out. "Do you surrender?" "Certainly not ! " "You had better do so; we have you surtoundecl, and you cannot escape." "We are not going to try to escape.'' "Eh? What do you mean?" "Just what I say; we are not going to try to escape. There is no need of it." "What are you going to do, then-try to fight us?" "We are not going to try to do so; we are going to do it. And we are going to whip you, toQ." This was said with such an air of quiet confidence that the British officer scarcely knew what to think. "You don't know what you are talking about," he said; "we outnumber you nearly two to one." "That doesn't matter; we have the advantage of posi ti on." "Bah! That won't do you much good." "Yes it will; we are protected from your shots, wliile you are out in the open where our bullets can get at you. I warn you, too, that we are deadshots." "Oh, we are not going to be foolish enough to rush up where you can get a good chance at us while it is daylight." "Oh, you are going to wait till it comes night, eh?" "Yes." "Well, that is sensible." "I think so." "But it won't do you any good; we will have the same advantage after night that we have in the daytime." "I don't think so; we will be able to get to the stable without being forced to run the gauntlet of your bullets." "But you will not be -able to escape the bullets when you enter the barn." "Mr. Officer! Mr. Officer!" called out Mr. Grimm; "if you want to do so, you have my permission to burn the barn ! That will make the saucy rebels run out like rats from a burning lumber pile !' "Ob, father, fath er!" half moaned Alice; "why did you tell him that? Oh, why did you tell him that!" "Because I am determined that those saucy rebels shall be captured ! " The captain turned toward nfr. Grimm and said: "Do you mean that, sir? Are you willing that we shall burn the barn, if necessary, to get the rebels to come out?" "Yes!'' "No, no, father! You must not i Tell him that you are not willing that this shall Q,e done!" cried Alice, plead ingly. But her father paid no attention to her. The British captain turned toward Dick once more. "Did you hear what the man said?" he asked . "Yes, I heard," was the calm reply. "Then you know that it is useless to try to hold outthat you may as well surrender." "I don't know anything of the kind." "It will mean the death or capture of every one o f your men if you do not surrender." "We will risk it." "But man alive, have some common sense!" "I think that I have some of that useful commodity." "Then use, it." "I think I do use it, captain." "I don't think you are doing so now; you are acting like a fool." "Not at all; I don't think that you will set the barn on fire." "What makes you think that?" "Well, the owner will change his mind and won't let ' you do it." "I won't do anything of the kind," called out Mr. Grimm, who could hear what was said. "Yes, you will; you have forgotten that there are five good horses in this barn ; you won't want to burn them to death." Mr. Grimm gave utterance to an exclamation. "By jove, that's so!" he cried; "I had forgotten that." "My mare Nancy is in there, father!" cried Alice; "oh, you won't let her be burned to deatp !" There was such a cadence of joy in the girl's voice that one might haYe imagined .that she was glad to think that there was uanger that her mare might be burned; but that was not it at all. What delighted her was the thought that the animals were in the . barn, and that this would put a stop to all thought of setting the building on fire. Mr. Grimm frowned. He did not know what to think about the matte r . The British officer turned and walked to the piazza:, and after having bowed to the girl, he said: "What about it, sir? Are you willing that we shall fir e the barn?" The Tory shook his head slowly. "I would hate to doom dumb animals to such a fate," he said . • ''Well,.perhaps we can get the rebels to surrender . " ":Jia y be so. " "I'm not at all sure about it; that fellow seems to be a fearless, saucy sort of chap . " "Why can't you make them surrender on account of hunger and thirst?" "That would take too long." "That's so." "I judge that the best way, if you won't let us burn the barn, is to wait till night and then slip into t h e stab l e and attack the rebels." "You should be able to beat them, for you them considerable." "True." He turned and made his way back and called o u t to D ick, and again asked him to surrender . "I cannot think of such a thing,'' was the reply; "if you want us, you will have to come a n d take u s.'> _


THE LIBERTY BOYS' SWAMP CAMP. 9 "All :right; we will do so." "When? Right away?" "No; to-night." Dick pondered a few moments and then called out: "I have a proposition to make to you." "What is it?" "I suppose you have read the story of David and Goliath?" "Yes, I've read it; what about it?" "Well, David and Goliath were the representatives of two armies, and whichever one of the two won in single combat was to count the same as though there had been a battle and his army had won." "Yes, I know that." "Well, I have the same proposition to make to you: Let you and. I meet in single combat and have that decide the matter." "Explain more fully." "Very good; we will fight, and if you get the better of CHAPTER V. MAN TO MAN. 'l'he attack was not long delayed. Feeling confident that he could easily get the better of the youth, the British officer suddenly leaped forward and began striking out with considerable force and great rapid ity. Dick ducked, dodged, parried and retreated before the onslaught of the red coat, but he was simply biding his time. He waited till the other had tired himself, and then he went to work in his turn. and forced matters. While the captain had been forcing Dick back the Briti sh trooper s kept jeering the youth, but now it was the Lib erty Boys' turn, and they made the most of the opportunity and jeered the Britis h captain. me, I and my men will surre nder, while if I get the better I ''What'" the matter, Redcoat?" of you, we are to b e p ermitted to depart in peace. What "What ails you?" do you say?" I "Getting weak, eh?" • "Whatweapons do you want to use?" was the counter"You are not suc h :l wonderful man, after all!" question. j Such were a few of the cries from the Liberty Boys, while "I th t t It d 't tt to p J the redcoats bit their lips in impotent anger . w1 eave a o you. oesn ma er me. is. , . . . t 1 d thi E tu , .f tl t, Alice Grimm watched the combat with rntero s, swor s-any ng. j veu na res weapons, i ia ; . . . . ll .t . ,, 1 est. Her syspathies were w1th the patnot youth, and at wi 3 ou. . . I first, when the British captain was forcing . Dick back. fihe This propos1t10n the officer He was .a/ hnd caught her breath in gasps, for she thought the youth pretty clever man with lns fists, and pnded lnmself on thi s j was goin to be beaten. but when Dick in hi s turn beuan fact, and he wanted to show his men that he could easily forcing r edcoat back she was delighted. "' get the better of this rebel youth. This would do away ' "Oh, I hope he will win! I hop e he will win!" she mur with all danger of any of his men being killed. eag.erly. "That will suit me first rate," he said; "and I accept your proposition." where shall the encounter take place?" "Right here in front of the barn." "Done ! I'll be right down." Dick di sa ppeared from view, to appear a few minutes later at the lower door. He emerged and came out and faced the captain. "Now i. there's to be no interferenC'e from any of your men,'' he said. ".r one whatever , and if you defeat me I will withdraw with my men and give you a chance to get to the shelter of the timber before we could get within musket-shot dis tance of you." "That is satisfactory; are you ready?" "As soon as I doff my coat and hat." He doffed hat and coat and tossed them to one side. Dick did the same. "A:--e you ready?" the captain asked, "Ready," replied Dick. The captain advanced, with fists in readiness for instant USf' , Dick calmly awaited the attack. "Alice!" said the girl's father, reprovingly. "I don't care, father; I mean it!" "Well, be careful how you talk around the king's sol'die rs . It will be brtter not to let the m know that you a rebel Rympathizer . They might take it into their heads that I was one also, and do considerable damage." "That's so; well, I 'Yill try to be careful." At this instant Dick delivered a blow that cau ght the Briti sh captain fair between the eyes and knocked him down. Alice could hardly repress a cry of delight. The r edcoats s tared in some surprise; they had not been expecting anything of this kind, and were speechless . Not so the Liberty Boys, however; they saw only what they had been expecti n g, and they gave utterance to cries 0 delight. ''Hurrah for our side!" "That was a beautiful blow, old man!" "I'll wager the captain sees stars!" "Yah, I pet me dot he i s sawing sdars !" "Get up, captain, and try it again." Such were a few of the exclamations and cries from the lips of the Liberty Boys. The captain was perhaps the most astonished man of all.


10 THE LIBERTY BOYS' SW AilIP CAMP. :.==:..____:=._-=:__:__::=--==-=======:::;:===========-. ..... -Ile had not dreamed that the youth would be able to get "I can't do it; I wiill have to wait till I sec what my supe the better of him in this fashion. rior officer has to say about it." Holding his antagonist in contempt, he had been reckless, "They don't intend to abide by the agreement, Dick, " and now he realized that he had made a mistake. He did growled Bob. not yet think of such a thing as that he would be defeated, "It looks a ,little like it, Bob; still, when the captain but he felt very small on account of having permitted ms comes to I think he will give the command and we will be antagonist to knock him down. free to go.'' He would quickly turn the tables, however. "I doubt it," grumblingly; "you can't depend on those . He would be careful next time, and then the result could fellows." not be in doubt. "Well, we'll give them their chance, and then if the y He leaped to his feet and again began the attack . play us false we will see what can be done." He was more cautious now, and so it became a contest of "If they don't let us go, as they agreed, then we will g o skill. in and give them one of the worst thrashings they ever To the surprise of the British captain and ms comrades, had," said M.ark Morrison . the rebel youth seemed to be as skilled at this sort of work ''That's what we will do!" from Bob Estabrook; "and as his opponent. now that 1 think of it, I don't much care whether the redThe redcoat could not get in any damaging blows at all. coats hold to their agreement or not." He tried, and tried hard; he was unsuccessful. Dick smiled. After awhile Dick again took the offensive. "I expected to hear you say that, Bob," he said . He found it more difficult to do the captain damage this They waited patiently, and when ten minutes had passed time, owing to the other's caution, but at last, after a series it was seen that the British captain was able to stand up. of rapid feints and maneuvers, he succeeded in delivering a Dick now advanced a few paces and called out: crashing blow on the captain's jaw, knocking him down a "Order your men to retire and permit us to take our desecond time. parture, captain." ' lt was a powerful blow. But the British captain was very angry, and was not at Having learned that it was difficult to strike his opponent, all disposed to abide by his agreement . Dick bad made the most of his opportunity and had put all "I do not feel bound to let you go,'' he said; "all is fai r his force into the blow. in war, arnl now if you go you will ha>e to fight your way." The result was that the redcoat was rendered temporarily I "Indeed?" said Dick, scornfully; "then you are a lia r unconscious. and scoundrel after all!'' He lay still where he fell. "What's that!" angrily . The redcoats started forward. "You heard what I said. You agreed to let us go if I de ''You l1ave killed him!" cried one. feated you, and I certainly did it; now you go back on your "Oh, no," replied Dick; "he is simply dazed; that is all. agreement, which pro Yes you to be anything but a fair He will be all right in a few minutes." man." "Keep back there, you fellows ! " yelled Bob Estabrook "You hall betlcr be carciu] how you talk to me !" in an from the door of the stable; ''you were not to interfere." arrogant, threatening voice. 'rhe redcoats passed, and one said: "Bah! You are a rascal, and I ha\'e not the least doubt "The captain needs attention. He might die." but that you are a coward as well. I haYe no fear of you." "No danger,'' said Dick; ''he will be all right in a little The British captain jerked out a pi tol and .fired a quick while; but if you are willing to ackn,owledge that he is de shot at Dick. ieated, you may come and carry him to the house and bring The bullet went wide of the mark, however. him to as quickly as you can . " Dick's teeth came together with a click and a-dangerous "All r'ight; we acknowledge that you have won," was flash came into his gray eyes. the reply. "Our man is beaten." He drew a pistol and took everal steps toward the pizza "Very good; come along and get him." on which the captain stood. Dick ;made his way back to the barn while the redcoats "Come down off that piazza, you cowardly scoundrel !" he came and carriell the unconscious captain to the piazza, cried, in a clear, ringing voice; "come down and meet me where he was placed on a blanket and the men began bathfairly, man to man, and I will teach you a lesson you will ing ms face with water in an effort to bring him to. not forget so long as you live." "Order your men to go away, up the road," said Dick The Liberty Boys clapped their hands and cheered at the to the lieutenant; "we will then g.o our way." top of their voices. The rellcoats glared hate and anger . "I can't do that," was the reply; "you will have to wait The captain grew red and then pale . He realized that till the captain is able to gh'e the order." he had shown himself to be a coward by firing at the youth "But that is not necessary," protested Dick; "we were to under such circumstances, and now he hardly knew w'hat to be permitted to go free if I defeated him, so call your men do. He had tested the youth's q11ality with nature's weap ons and had got the worst of it; now be feared that i f h e


THE LIBERTY BOY ' SW AMP CAMP. tried conclusions with pistols the result would be the same ;; S o he went back on his agreement, eh?" asked Bob as before. There was something about the rebel youth that Estabrook. impressed him made him feel that the young fellow ''Yes." was dangerous. "I thought he would," said Mark :Morrison; "I was sure "He may be a deadshot," the captain thought. "I don't that he would not have made the agrecm'fnt in the first think I will take any chances." So he called out aloud: place if he had not been sure that he would be able to get "I do not feel called upon to meet you in any such way. the better of you, Dick." ' It does not become a British officer to place himself on an "I think that, now." equality with a common rebel." "But he slipped up on .it,'' from Ben Spurlock, with a "I suppose you think it becomes a British officer more to chuckle. try to shoot a patriot down without giving him a chance "So he did,'' from Bob. t o return the compliment," retorted Dick, sarcastically. 'And we slipped up on being permitted to l eave here un-The captain uttered an exclamation and reached for anmolested," said Sam Sanderson. other pistol. He drew it and leveled it. Doubtless he "We will escape, nevertheless," declared Dick. thought the patriot youth would turn and flee to the shelter "It will be a diffi cult matter, though," said Mark. of the barn. If so, he found that he was mistaken, for the "We will have to fight our way through the redcoats." L i berty Boy stood there fir .mas a rock and looked straight "We can do that," declared Bob; "for my part, I would into the officer's eyes with such a look of scorn showing rather do that than to go away quietly; we will kill a few there that the retlcoat was greatly disconcerted. He hesi-o.f them." tated to fire. "Y cs, but they may kill a few of us, Bob. and that is "Go back to the barn and stop saying impertinent what I do not want to have happen." things," cried the captain; "I have a fiery temp13r and will ' W <' must die sometime." not be respon sib le for what I may do if you keep that "True; but we all want to postpone that time as long as tongue of yours wagging." pos,;ililc." "Oh, go ahead," ::mid Dick; ''fire if you like. l. am not ""What is the odd,;? \Ye arc in a bm;ines,; that will not a:fraicl ; you couldn't hi.t the side of the barn, let alone me. admit ol" one exercising much care . rri1c thing to do is to Go ahead and prove yourself such a coward that even your accept every situation philosophically and make the best d . " I own men wi esp1se you . I of i.t. If we have to take chances, why, we will take them This was scathing, and the British officer flushed red and 1 without any 1rnrrls or hesitation." then pale as death. He involuntarily pulled trigger, "That a good way to look at it, Bob; but I believe in and the bullet did not come anywhere near Diek. exere;ising all the rare pos 'iiJlc at th( sam<' time." "You have had two shots at me," said the Liberty Boy, :\Icanwhile the captain ha

.. THE LIBERTY BOYS' SW AMP CAMP. il'C[1bat is the programme we will follow out." Grimm heard this conversation and her heart sank. it would be terrible to see the horses burned to death, and it would be still worse to see the patriot youths forced to run out and be shottflown. "Is there no way that I can prevent this :from being done?" she asked herself. She began thinking iuird and fast. Suddenly a thought Rtruck her. Why s hould she not I slip out and run to the barn and enter it? "They will not dare fire the barn with me in !t," she told herself; "surely they are not s u c h fiends as that!" The more she thought of this plan the more certain she was that it would succeed . "I'll do it !" she said to herself, at last. She at once got ready to put h e r plan into execution. She would hav e to be care ful, or if the redcoats were to get an idea of what s h e intended doing, they would put a stop to it. It happ ened that tho \\Oodpile was about halfway between the house and the barn. This gave her an i toward way." the woodpile. "Probably she has become smitten with the handsome The soldiers watched her listlessly. They did not s uspect face of that young rebel," the captain growled. that she had any purpose other than to get some wood. The farmer shook his head. When she reached the woodpile, Alice stoopecl ancl picked "I don't think that," he said. up a couple of sticks and laid them across her l eft arm; "Likely she doesn't want that the horses shall be burned this was to disarm any suspicion that the redcoats might to death, and has gone to the barn, so as to keep us from have harbored. Now, feeling sure that they w ere off their setti ng fire to it and burning the animals," suggested the guarJ, she s uddenly dropped the st icks and ran toward the lieutenant. barn with all her might. "That is likely the truth of the matter," said Mr. A wild yell went up from the redcoats. Grimm; "her riding horse is in the barn, and she would be A cheer came from the barn. heartbroken if the animal was to be burned . " The Lib erty Boys had been watching the girl, the same "Well, there seems to be only one thing to do now," said as had been the case with the redcoats, and the instant she the captain, "and that is to keep the blfrn surrounded and darted toward the barn, they understood what she intended I wait till the rebels surrender or attempt to escape; then doing. the affair will be quickly ended, one way or the other." So they gave utterance to the cheer. "That is what will have to be done,'' agreed the lieuDick ran to the stable-door and opened it, and the girl tenant. entered. * * * * * • All was quiet till nightfall. She was panting, and her hair was streaming down her Rhoulders, but her eyes were shining. She had succeeded 1 The Liberty Boys remained in the barn silent and watch-


THE LIBERTY BOYS' SW AMP CAMP. 13 ful, and now, with the shades of night descending over all, ! cause of the escape of the youths, gave chase, yelling and they began to make preparations to get away. firing their pistols. "We can't stay here long," said Dick; "and so we will get They were unable to accomplish anything, however. away just as soon as it gets dark enough to hide our move-It was so dark that they could not see to take aim, and ments a bit." the result was that the youths were not damaged. The youths were ready and willing to make the attempt. That is to say, n_one of the bullets hit them; they had The Liberty Boys were brave, and if the occasion de-been damaged somewhat in the hand-to-hand encounter, but manded it, desperate as well. none had been injured so seriously as to make it impossible The present situation seemed to demand desperate measfor them to run. ures. The redcoats presently gave up the chase and went back Slowly darkness settled over all. to Mr. Grimm's house. • The youths were ready, and only awaited the command 'rhey found Mr. Grimm and Alice on the porch, and he from Dick to sally out and make the dash for liberty. wa;; ;;colding the girl at a great rate, for he was almost as Dick had instructed them what to do. angry and dis appointed because of the escape of the rebels As soon as they were out of the barn they wci-c to scatter as the redcoats. . ,, . and run with all their might. 'l'hen, if confronted by red. :Never mmcl seoldmg her, Mr. the coats, they were to fire pistol-shots and get through the It.nm, had become somewhat smitt.en w1th the girls enemy's. line, if. possible. If they succeeded in doing so j she p in a great swamp were the Liberty Boys who had the lines of the enemy and in dasng onward into the dark-1 been cooped up in the barn of the Tory, John Grimm. ness. . hns been seen, they had escaped from the British. The redcoats, wild with angrr and disappointment beThe: had sallied out at the rear of the barn and had


THE LIBERTY BOYS' SW A:JIP CAMP. made a sudden dash, :firing as they went. The result was I Patsy and Carl ceased complaining about the loss of the that they scattered the redcoaiJ; like chaff, and succeeded in chickens, and ate the bacon and corncakes without further killing one and in wounding several more. They felt v-cry well satisfie d with the result of their ad venture. At the time of which we write the patrio1ts had their headquarters in Charleston, but just at this time General Lincoln had taken the bigger portion of his army and gone westward toward Augusta, with the intention of trying to capt1ue that place. He hacl left only a small garrison in Charleston, but Colonel Moultrie was at Beaufort, forty miles to the southwar'd, with one thousand men, ancl it was thought that he could protect Charleston against an in vasion of the enemy from the southward. General Prevost, however, with three thousand men, had. crossed the Savannah River and was coming northward, driving Moultrie before him; he was now within a dozen miles of Charleston, and small partie from his army were scouring the country, foraging; and looking for the patriots. Liberty Boys, eager to

THE LIBERTY BOYS' SWAMP CAMP. 15; other places where food supplies would naturally be found. "Don't be foolish," said Alice; "you must not let father P atsy and Carl headed a delegation that visited the chicken know who it is that makes a prisoner of him." house, and they secured a couple of dozen of plump pullets. "How are we ter do dat, Missy Alice?" Patsy and Carl were delighted. This time there would! "Easy enough; when gets into the timb,er you can slip be no mistake about the matter. They would have chicken up to him; then yo.u can jump onto him and throw to eat on the morrow. him to the ground and ho1d him there. H e won't be able to When the Liberty Boys had finished_ they had secured a r ecog nize you if you don't say anything so as to give him goodly lot of provisions. Then Dick bade Mr. Grimm a the chance of recognizing your voices." polite good-night and gave the ordQr to march. "Waal, we'll be might_y keerful 'bout e :enough so that they could make out the faint outlines of the man's form. She al s o slipped out of the house. ,J as she did so s he encountered a couple of the ne-"Now, _you two go on/' said Alice; "slip up close to him groes-hcr father's slaves. It happened that the two in and then leap upon him atnd throw him down and hold him question were negroes that had been nursed through a spell you me utoorance to the call of a wbip -poor of sickness once ])y the girl, and they itrugglmg to the information to the British " she said "and I want that ground. ' ' you shall capture him and hold him a prisoner in the timber till the patriots have had plenty of time to get so far away that he will be unable to follow them." '.'Oh, foah de gootlncss' sakes crlibe, Missy Alice, Massa Grimm'll kill us, <'Z s110' ez yo' lib, ef we do e nny.fing like dat ! " said Tom. "Dat's whut he'll do, Missy Alice,'' quavered Ben. VIII. A GIRL'}> CLEVER WOltK. John Grimm was a stn1Jng, healthy man, and he made a fight for his freedom .


16 THE LIBERTY BOYS' SW.AMP CAMP. He struggled at a great rate. I a great rate, but to no avail. Mr. Grimm held on with a The negroes were strong, though, and they were two to I determination that would not be denied. his one. "I've got you !" the Tory cried; exultantly; "I've got The result ,was that Mr. Grimm was overpowered, and you, you scoundrel! You cannot escape, so might as well was forced to lie there helpless. cease struggling." "What do you want?" he asked; when he ceased strugTom said nothing in reply, but he did some great gling. ing. .And he continued to struggle. He was indeed desThere was no . answer. The negroes knew that if they perate, for he was sure that his life depended on his getting spoke their master would recognize their voices. away from his master. "I say, what do you want?" repeated the man. Under ordinary circumstances Tom was fully as strong Still no answer. and powerful in every way as his master, but now he was so Mr. Grimm could not understand it. Why were his terrified that half his strength was nullified; the result was assailants silent? that he presently was thrown to the ground by the Tory; "What's the matter with you, anyway?" he growled; "are and his wrists were tied with his own bandanna handkeryou deaf and dumb?" chief. As there was no reply, the Tory began to think that this Then Mr. Grimm gave utterance to a sigh of satisfacreally must be the case. tion and jerked his captive to his feet. Then he was struck by another peculiar fact. His assail"Now I've got you, you deaf and dumb scoundrel!" said ants were not making any moYe to rob him; they were sim111 G i• r. nmm, in a voice of satisfaction; "you will come ply sitting on him and holding him there. right along with me, now, and when we get to the house He wondered at this; he could not understand it. I 1 w1 see if you can be made talk a bit. Come along!" He attempted to struggle once more, but was held firm. Poor Tom! He thought that his last day on earth had "Let me up!" he cried. surely arrived. No reply: "Get off me, 1 say!" He felt that it would be useless to try to hold back. His The two darkies made no move to do this. They were I master would force him to come along, anyway, [o he might serving their young mistress not their master just at this as well move along quietly and without causing any trouble. time ' ' ! "Ise er daid nigger, be said to himself. "De I ole marster wull kill me sho' I" They were not well pleased with their task, however. H ' . . e O'roaned aloud. They held "Massa Gnmm" m wholesome respect, and they "H 01 • • knew that if he were to discover who they were he would a so you can make some no1se if you want to, can likel kill them. you?" cried Mr. Grimm. "You will groan worse than that were indeed uneasy , and they listened eagerly for when,: get you wJiere I can give you the attention you dethe call of the whip-poor-will, which was to be the signal serve. for them to free Mr. Grimm. Tom groaned again, worse than before. He knew his They wanted to hear the signal, and yet they were wormaster well, and knew he was a man who always did what ried about it, too, for they feared they might have difficulty he said he would do. in getting away from their master when they freed him. "That's right; keep on groaning," said the Tory, in a Still they could get a good start of him by suddenly leaping tone of satisfaction. "I like to hear you. You deserve up and dashing away. He would have to get upon his feet to suffer. I'll teach you to leap upon a man when he is before he could give chase. walking along, attending to his own business, you cowardly They were thankful that it was dark and that they were scoundrel !" in the timber. They were almo;;;t to the edge of the timber by this time, Perhaps five minutes paS/'ed, and then the call of a whipand Tom, rendered desperate by his danger, made a sudden poor-will was heard. effort to jerk loose from his captor and run away. This was the signal. The attempt was a failure, however. Mr. Grimm was on The two negroes leaped to their feet. his guard and had such a tight grip on his prisoner's arm Ben succeeded in getting away in safety, but Mr. Grimm, that he could not get loose. the instant he felt himself free, threw out his arms and "Oh, no; you can't clo that!" saicl Mr. Grimm. "You managed to get bold of one of Tom's legs. The Tory held are not going to get away; don't think it for a moment." on like grim death, notwithstanding the fact that the owner Tom made no reply, save to groan once more in a hope of the leg kicked and struggled at a great rate in his efforts less fashion. It was as though all hope had been aban to get free. doned. Tom was indeed terribly frightened. Just as they reached the 'edge of the timber they wer He felt confident that if his master succeeded in taking startled by a shrill scream in a woman's voice. It sounde him prisoner he would not hesitate an instant to shoot him. 1 close beside them and on the heels of the scream came th Feeling thus, the terrified negro kicked and struggled at I words :


THE LIBER'l'Y BOYS' SW AMP CAMP. "Help! Help ! Oh, come quick, somebody ! Help! Help!" _ Mr. Grimm was stn -tled to such an extent that he invol untarily let go his hold on the arm of his prisoner. This was Toms opportunity. He was not only in fear of losing his life, but he was startled by the scream, the same as Mr. Grimm had been, and he darted away with the spet!d of a startled fawn. Mr. Grimm, realizing that his prisoner was escaping, gave utterance to an exclamation of anger and vexation and would have started after him, but just at this moment there came another cry in_ the woman's voice: "Help! Help!" Mr. Grimm believed he recognized the voice as being that of his daughter, and so he turned and ran in the direction from which it sounded. He saw a figure emerge from among the trees a!ld start to run across the open space in the direction of the house. He could see the figure only faintly, but he could make out that it was that of a woman, and he called out: "Alice ! Is that you ?" The figure stopped. "Yes, yes, father, it is I," was the reply; "oh, I am so glad that you are here!" He was beside her in a moment. "What is the matter, Alice? Why were you calling ror help?" "Somebody seized hold of me in the timber, father." "Indeed! I have had quite an experience, too, Alice." "Have you, father?" "Yes; I was set upon by a couple of scoundrels and was thrown to the ground and held there for perhaps ten min utes, and then they suddenly leaped up and freed me. I managed to get hold of one of the rascals, and I overpowered him and bound his wrists and was bringing him to the house, when I heard your cry for help, and it startled me so that I let my prisoner get away." "That is too bad, and I really did not need help after all, for I managed to break loose from the person who grabbed hold of me and would have succeeded in getting to the . house, no doubt, even though you had not been here." n:.hey now walked toward the house, conversing as they went. "Where have you been, Alice?" her father asked, pres ently. "I will own up, father," was the reply; "I saw you leave the house, and I suspected that you were going to follow the patriots, and so I set out after you." "Ah! You should not have done it, Alice." "I know that, now, father," in an apparently frank voice. "I am sorry that I lost track of the rebels," said Mr. Grimm, seemingly more to himself than to his daughter. not, father," with a little laugh. "Why did you follow me, Alice?" "I thought that perhaps I might get you to give up your idea o:f following the patriots, father." I "Humph. Why did you not say something to me, t "I intended to do so, but I lost sight of you, and s my chance, as I thought. I was disai;ipointed, antl a decided to go back home; I had got almost to the ed the timber when somebody seized hold of me, but I ma to get loose," said Alice, and she thought: "That's rible lie to tell my father, but I've got to save myself his rage somehow." "I'd give something to know who the scoundrels that seized me and threw me to the ground and sat on said Mr. Grimm, in a fierce voice. Alice could not help laughing to herself, but she said, b a seemingly sympathetic voice: "I wish you did lmow, father; possibly it was one of tho s e same men who seized hold of me." "Likely it was the scoundrel who succeeded in getting away when they freed me and tried to escape." "Likely." "What 1 can't understand is, why they did this. They did not try to rob me; they just held me there for about ten minutes and then let me go. It is a very strange affair." "So it is." They had reached the hous e by this time, and they entered. Mrs. Grimm met them in the hall. "Where have you been?" she asked. Mr. Grimm explained the matter, and then went into the sitting-room to have a smoke before going to bed. Alice, knowing that her mother was in sympathy with the patrtot cause, took her into her c onfidence and told how she had made Tom and Ben seize her father and hold him so that he could not follow the patriots and learn where their encampment was. Mrs. Grimm shook her head and looked sober, and then she smiled. "You did a very high-handed thing, Alice," she said; "if your father knew this he would be very angry." "I suppose he would," with a smile; ;'but he must never know it.'1 "Goodness, but he would have almo s t killed poor Tom if he had got him to the house and s e en who he was!" "So he would, and that was the reason I made use of the ruse to get him to let Tom loose. I cried out for help, and father recognized my voice and was so startled that he let 'go of Tom and he got away, just as I wanted that he should do." "It was a narrow escape for Tom, Alice." "Yes, so it was; but I would have told father the truth and shouldered the blame before I would have let Tom suffer." A little later they went to their rooms and to bed. * * * * * * * Tom was wild with delight because of his escape. So delighted was be, indeed, that he did not realize until quite awhile afterward that his hands were bound.


'rI-rn LlBER'rY BOYS' SWAMP CAMP. hen he did realize it, be hardly knew what to I '11he odor of chicken was mingled with that of bacon, and it was a most appetizing odor, indeed. lie had run quite a distance, and now he paused and made an attempt to free his wrists . . :lfe could not do it. 1 ' De marster done tied dat rnoughty tight," he muttered; 'fw\ish't I c'u'd git et loose." H e could not do so, however. and presently he called out, in a cautious voice : J1'.Ben ! Oh, Ben! Whar is yo?" He listened intently, but heard no reply. He called again and did not receive any reply. He hardly knew what to do. He thought the matter oYer, however, and suddenly a thought struck him. He at once turned a.nd hastened out of the timber and in the direction of his master's house. Before reaching there, however, he turned aside and went to a cabin which was occupied by a family of negro slaves. Tom knocked on the door, wl1ich he could do by turning his back to it. The youths were hungry, and felt that they would enjoy their meal immensely. Patsy and Carl sat near one of the campfires watching the cooking chicken, their mouths fairly watering. "Shure, an' thot smills good, Dootchy, me bye," said Patsy. "Yah, I vos

THE LIBERTY BOYS' SWAMP CA:MP. 19 Meanwhile, what of Pats} and Carl? the two men, unle ss. it becarne ab,,;olutcly ncc;essary to do so. The men started in pursuit of the two, yelling at them to stop, but their words had no effect. They had made their way along through the timber at a l eisurely pace, and at last came to the home of a sett ler. rrhey paused just at the edge of the clearing in which stood the cabin and took a survey of the situation. Pats.) and 9arl led their puri;:uers a merry chase, and here. were soon in the , timber and running at the top of their speed. "Oi wondther, now, av dhe spalpanc phwat lives is a Thory,'' remarked Patsy. "Yah, I dink he is," said Carl. "Phwat makes yez t'ink thot ?" "I dink so pecause he haf gotted ein shicken-house." "Phy, don't innywan ilse but Thories hav' chickenhouses, Dootchy ?" ''Maype so; bud I don'd vos vant to t'ink so, vor den ve gan hellup oursellufs to der shickens, eh?" "Thot's roight; wull, Oi'm t'inkin' dhis .fellow is a Thory, Dootchy." "Yah, I peen sureness abouicl dot." "Thin we wull hilp ourselves to some chickens, eh?" "Y ah, dot is vat ve vill do.'? "Kim along, me bye." They made their way across the clearing, and as the stable was between them and the house, they were carefu l to keep it that way so as to avoid being seen by anyone in the house. The chicken -houRe was rlose fo thr stable, and if they could reach the latter building without being seen, they w..011Jd also be able to get to the chicken-house without being discovered. They succeeded in the first. and presently came to a stop They did not pay any attention to the direction they were going. All they thought of was getting away from their pursuers. On they ran, and at last they could not see or hear any-thing of the pursuing men. "Oi guiss thot we hav' got away from thim,'' said Pat:;y. "I dink so," replied Car 1. They moved along at a walk, keeping a sharp lookout behind them. I The men did not again show up, and the two at last . were certain that they were safe. On they moved, and presently they found that they were getting into "hat seemed to be a swamp . "We must tbry to ghet out av dhis," said Patsy. •'Yah, uf ve don'd vos ged ouid, ve vill ged stickted der mud in, unc1 poke, Carl darted through the doorway and ran tt grieved them to think of their failure to secure some away as fast as he could go. Patsy, not caring to remain chickens back at the settler's home, and they decided that and face the two men alone. leaped through the doorway next time thPY won lc1 stand their ground and show a bold and followed the Dutch youth. front to the enrmy. "Here! Holrl on!" yelled one of the men. "We wull see phwat Jl1e spalpane::, wull do whin we pre" Stop! Stop!" from the other. sint a couple aY at their hids, Dootchy, me bye," But Patsy and Carl did not have any thought of stopping. the Irish youth ,' They were armed, but they did not want to use weapons on . "Dot is vat ve vill do, Batsy."


20 THE LIBERTY BOYS ' SW AMP CAMP. Havin g rested s uffici e ntly, the y outh s s tarted down the road . The y did n ot know whe th e r o r not t hey were g oing in the right direc tion . The y had lost a ll ide a reg a r din g where their enra mpm ent was, and so t hey h ad to g o a t random and trus t to lu ck. On the:v w ent, fee lin g tired, but t h a n kful tha t they were on a roa d, in s t e ad of in the s wamp . "Phwat wull dhe b y e s t'ink whin w e don' t get bac k to dh e • encampm int, Oi w o ndth e r ?" said P a ts.)'. "Dey v ill t'ink dot d e r r e tgoads h a f gotte d us, B a t s y . " "Thot's phwat dhe y wull." On th e tw o trudged. . The road wound and twi ste d lik e some huge s erp ent, and it was im p ossibl e to see a h e ad or behind thb m mor e t han one hnn d r e d yard s or so. The two did not think anythin g abou t thi s , howe ver; the y w e r e n ot expecting to e n c ount e r any r e d c oats h e r e i n the depth s of the for e st. . It i s ofte n th e unexp e ct e d tha t h a pp ens, h o wever , an d sudd e nl y P atsy and Carl found th e mselves c onfronted by half a d ozen Hes. i a n soldi e rs, w h o l ea p e d out from among t h e tree s and l e v e l e d mu s k e t s a t them. CHAP'rER X. C APTURED B Y H ESS I A NS. " Stop w here you are ! " comma nded o n e of the Hess i a n s . "All r o i ght," said P atsy. " Y ah, ve vill s d o p,'' fro m Carl. They di d s o . "Phwa t d 'ye ?" aske d the Iris h you t h . "Yah, d e ll u s d ot." "vVe want you." " Y ez 'want us, yez s a y? " The l e ader loo k e d at the weapons i n the be l ts and t hey eyed the two s u s piciou s ly. "Yo u two carry a good l y l ot oI weapo n s,') he said. " Yis," s a i d Patsy, scra tc h ing hi s head ; " w e do a lot av hunting." "Yah, ve h unt der sguirr e l s." ''Tha t m a y be the r e a s on you hav e for c arryi n g t h e p i s tols, but T doubt it,'' was the r e ply. The n the He;:;si a n s bound P a t sy ' s an d C a rl' s arm s to -gethe r b e hind their back s . "Phwat ar e yez g oin ' to d o w id us?" aske d Patsy . "We a r e goin g t o t a k e you t o G e n e r a l Pre vost." "Who i s he?" Patsy kn ew. but h e thou ght it best to pre t e nd ignorance . " H e i 8 th e c ommander of the Briti s h army . " "Oh, if' thot s o ?" " Ycii. " "But phw y t a k e u s dh e r e? W e d o n ' t want to s e e him." "N. ein ; uf gouse ve don ' d ." " 1t d oesn' t matte r ; h e wants t o see y o u." "Fur phw y ?" " H e w i ll t ell you that. " Patsy s aid n o m o re. H e r ea lized that it would b e usele s s to do so. H e a nd C arl w e r e prison e r s a nd c ould not g e t away, nor c ould they deceive the Hessi a ns.. Soon, in the mid s t of their cap t o r s , the y w e r e m a king the ir way a lon g . Whe n they ha d g on e a m i l e o r so t h e Hessian s c am e to a s top. "If w e w e r e s ur e we coul d find our way t h rou g h this s w a m p w e would save a w a lk o f at l east four m iles," sai d qn e . " So w e w o ul d,'' from an othe r ; "but we m i ght g e t lo s t . " " I don ' t thin k t h e r e i s mu c h d1-1nger of that,'' from the l e ader ; "we will ris k it, an yway." The oth e r s w e r e in fa v or o f d o in g s o , for it woul d sav e the m an hour' s walk. So they l eft the road and plunged into the timber a nd " Yes. " swamp. " Phwat fur , O i dunno?" It was not a bad s wamp , th e r e b e in g pl enty of solid "Yon a r e our prison e rs." gr o und ; if they w e re ca r e ful to w a t c h whi c h way they w ere " Fur phwy ?" g oin g . It was necessary t o go s lowly, howe v e r. " Because y ou a r e r e b e l s . " * * * * * * * " R ibbe l s i s i t yez s a y ?" The sea r c hin g pa r t y unde r Di c k Slate r wa l k e d m any " Yes. " mi l e s and mad e a thorou g h sear c h for the mi ss i n g youths . "Shure a n ' yez a r e mi s th a k en; w e a r e n o t ribb e l s." N 0 s ign s of P a tsy and Car l w ere seen , howeve r , an d at ''Nein, n e in !" l a s t th e Liberty Boys paused and sat down t o rest. The H essia n s l a u g h e d s k e ptically . The v s a t th e re and ta l k e d and rest e d hal a n h our, and "1 o u can't fool u s,' ' th e lead e r sa id ; "I am sure that th e n Di c k g ot up and s aid h e would go on a littl e recony o u arc r e b el:;." noit e rin g exp e dition. "No , w e ar e not ribbels, an ' yez ha d b et th e r lit u s go." "Wait h e re till I come ba ck,'' he s aid . " Yah , l e d us go. " Th e you t h s said they would do so. ''No, you are our p riso n e rs. R a ise your hands . " "Don't get l o s t, Di c k , " sa id Bob; "we don't want to Patsy and Carl w e r e c au ght and could not he l p t h e mhave to divide our s earching party u p." selves , so they raised their hands. The y outh laug hed. Then one of the Hessians s t e pp e d forward and r e moved I "I don't t h i nk there is any da nger," b e sa i d . the y out h s' b elts . bac k b e fore ver y l ong. "


T H E LIBERTY B OYS' SWAM P CAMP . • 21 ----_-_--_:::---=-------=-=-=-=-=-=-=-:::. ====------_ _ .. _ -:__-::__::.-=::-.::::::!::.::=:::.:. --------He moved away at a fair p ace, look in g about him with a keen, sear c hin g gaze . He h a d gon e about three-quarte r s of a mile , when s u d denl y h e caught s ight of some flas hes of r ed among t h e trees a cou p l e of hu ndr e d yard s di s t ant. "Jove, t h e r e are s ome red c oat s , I'll w ager!" t h o u ght Dick. H e l ea p ed behi n d a t r e e a n d pee r e d around i t . H e soon saw that he was r i ght. Som e r e dcoat s were com ing thro ugh the timbei'. "No," he murmured, presenily; " they a r c Hessi a n s ; but it i s all the sa m e." A few m o m ents l a t e r he utter e d an exclamati on alm o s t aloud . "Gr eat Gun s , the r e are Patsy and Carl , and t h e y a r e pri s o n er s !" he murmur ed. He was g l ad to see the youth s , but s orry to see them nson er s . The r e were o nly s i x of the Hessi a ns, howeve r, a n d i t w o u ld b e an e asy matte r to tak e the two Lib erty Boys away rom the m . Dick noted th a t they w e r e corni n g s trai ght t o w a rd him . "If th e y con ti nu e t o g o in the same d irection it will ke th e m straight to whe r e t h e boys a r e , " tho u ght Dick. He was n ot lon g in makin g u p his mind what t o do. He would r etire as th e H essi an s a dvanced , and when they had advanced far enoug h s o that h e c ould b e certain hat they woul d p ass the s p ot wher e th e Liberty Boys were, h e would h as t e n the r e aheaCI. of the m and mak e a rrange ments to g ive the m a s urprise. He put this plan into ope r a tion . H e r etired s l owly, keepin g about the same di sta nce away fr om the Hessians . Dick was an exp ert in woo d c r aft, and easil y k ept the e s sia n s from seeing h im. 'I en minutes late r h e was s ur e th a t th e s ix, with the two ri sone rs. 'woul d pass n e ar th e s p o t whe r e he h a d l eft the , ibe r ty Boys . H aving made up hi s mind that tbi s would b e the c ase, h e m ed and hast e n e d to wher e th e youth s w e re . "I've found P a tsy Carl! " h e s aid , hurrie d ly. "Wh e re?" " I s that so?" " Wh e r e a r e they, Dick?" " W hy a r en ' t they with you?" S u c h wer e a few of the exclamations. D ic k exp l ained qui c kl y . "The Hes s ian s will b e along h e r e in a few mi nu tes," h e aid; "and we mu s t b e r e ad y to mak e the m s urrend e r . " "That's the talk!" from Bob. " Wh e r e s h a ll w e concea l ourselves?" ask e d Mark Morri n . D ic k g l a nced a r ound . Ther e w e re no good pla c e s to ide close a t h and. Su dde nl y h e gave a start and utte red e xcl a mati o n . "Get up in thos e trees, boys, " h e s aid , p o in t ing; "they low and t h e tops a r e b u shy and the fol iage is t hick. " " That will be a good p l a c e for u s to hide, " sai d Bob E s tabrook. The yo u t h s haste ned to climb u p into the t rees. The y rest e d their feet o n s t r o n g limb s a n d h e l d their mu s ke t s in r e adi n ess for u s e . Th e Hessian s w e r e movi n g slowly . They w e r e not s ure of t h e ir way . They had begun to thi n k that t h e y woul d l o s e mor e time by c omin g through t h e s wamp tha n if t hey h ad gone the long way a round . The y did not think o f s u c h a thing a s tha t d a n ger thr e at e n ed. 'Fh e Hessi a n s w e r e t o b e give n a s u r p rise , howe ver . Sud denly a s t e rn voic e c all e d o ut: " Stop! D o n ' t move a s t e p farth e r o:r attempt to escape . If you do w e will fir e !" They l o oked up in th e treetop s and saw a dozen youths the r e with l e v e l e d mu s k e t s . 1 ' h e H essia n s s topp e d a t onc e . They w ere s urp r ised and s tartl e d . Wh e n they n oted that the r e w e r e at leas t a dozen of the patriots, they realized t h at it w o u l d b e foll y to t ry to make a figh t o r t o atte mpt to escap e . "We s urr e nder ! " c a.lle d out on e of t h e Hessians. "Tha t is sen s i ble; throw y our mu s k e ts down." The Hessiano so. Patsy \incl Carl w ere s urprised and delighted. "Shure a n ' it's dhe byes ! " "Ya h , und ve vos peen all ri g hd, B a tsy !" The youth s now c l i mbed d own out of t h e trees and made p r isone r s of t h e Hessi ans b y t y in g their wri s t s toge t h er behin d their backs. Patsy a n d Carl w e r e freed a nd their w ea pons wer e given back to the m . "How cam e you to be capt u r ed?" asked Dick. The youth s exp!ain e d how it happ e n e d . "We ll , it turne d out all ri ght.". "Yis," sai d Patsy; "but w e wur afth e r t ' inki n ' thot it wouldn ' t turn out roi ght. " "Yah, d ot i s vat v e haf t'ou g ht," fr o m Carl. Th en D ick turn e d to the l e ad e r o f the Hessian s , who wore a lie u te n ant's uniform , and s aid : "Whose force do you bel ong wit h ?" "Ge n e ral Prevost's," was the repl y . "Whe r e i s it? " The Hessi a n s m iled. "You d o n ' t th i nk that I woul d te ll ?" h e sa i d . "I thou ght p e rh a ps you woul d do s o . Th e r e i s no dan ger th a t a d ozen of u s coul d do th e B r iti s h arm y damage, i s the r e? " "Oh, n o; but ther e are more wher e you cam e from . " Dick s mil e d in his turn. "Tha t i s true," h e acknowle aged ; "but t h ere a r e h a rdly a suffic i ent numb e r to make i t adv i sable for u s t o attack G e nera l Prevos t . " "That ma? be; but y o u w ill n ot learn the loc ation of the


22 THE LIBERTY BOYS' SWAMP CAMP. arm y me. If you want to know where the British force is you will have to find it." "Very good." . Then Di ck gave the order to march . The Lib erty Boys, with the pri s oners m their midst, moved slowly away through the timber. They had gone two or three miles and were nearing their encampment, when they were s udd e nly startl ed by hearing the rattle of musketry. "What does that mean?" "The boys have been attacked!" "That's it !" "Yes, yes !" "Let's hurry to their assistance !" Su c h were a few of the exclamations. The Hessiap.s g ritlned in a satisfied way. Doubtless they th ought that the Briti s h would make short work of the youth s and then rescue them. P atsy noticed this, and hi s ire was aroused. "Say, Dhi ck," be said; "lit m e s lap dhe grin onto dhe ither soide av cUie spa lpanes ' mouths.'" "Never mind them," said Di c k ; "forward, boys, as fast a s poss ible . If the boys have been attacked we must be on hand to do our part." They ha ste ned forward , hu s tling the prisoners along quit e unceremoniously. CH. APrl'ER XL A BHAVE GIRL. As the .Liberty Boyi; dr e w near their e n camp ment, Dick said to Mark Morrison : ' "Mark, you remain here and keep of the prisqners. If any try to e:;ca pe, s hoot them ! " "All right, Dick." "Stop and stan d wher e you are," Dick sai d to the Hess ians, and they obeyed . Mark remained with them. The other Lib erty Boys then ha ste ned forward, and were soon in s ight of the encampment. Sure enough their comrades were engaged in a fight with redcoats. were within musket-shot di sta nce, and they at once opened fire . They dropped several of the redcoats, dead OT wounded , and this brought s uch consternation into the minds of the British soldiers that they decided to Tetreat . They managed to carry their dead anll wounded as they went. The Liberty Boys followed n early half a mile, but the redcoats covered their retreat in pretty good style, and the youths were l.Ulable to do much damage. , Realizing this, Dick gave the order tq cease the pursuit and return to the encampment . The youths obeyed at once . Soon they were in the encampme nt. A numb e T of the youths were wounded, but luckily none of the wounds were serio us. Dick sent Bob to tell 'Mark to come on into camp with the prisoners. Bob hastened away, but was Hoon back with the informa tion that the prisoners were gone, and with them Mark. "What is that !" cried Dick; 'the prisoners gone, you say, and Mark, too?" "Yes." Exclamations went up from the youth s . "The Hessians managed lo get their hands free and overpower Mark!" said on e . "That must be the solution of the m yste ry,'' agreed Dick; "but they cannot have got very far a1Tay. Huny ! We mus t hunt them down am1 at least rescue J\Iark, even if we do not s ucceed in recap turin g the Hessians." "So, we must,'' agreed Bob . ''Only a part of our force musl go/' sai d Dick; "the rest of the boys will remain here and guard the encamp ment." "\Ve will have to move our camp now, won"t we, Dick?" one. "Yes ; we will move deeper iuto lhc swamp; but there is no hurry . I don't think the redcoat s come ver y soon." J Soon fifty of the Lib er ty .Boys w ere hastening away through the timber. As they went they sc attered out, the better to look for the Hessians. An hour later they carne to the homr oJ' J olm Grimm, the 'I'ory. A s they drew n ear the house thc.Y suddanl,Y saw six coate

'rHE LIBERTY BOYS' C AMP. 23 ___ ---------------Here, to their great d e li ght, the y found 'l'he Hessians, realizin g tha t t hey c ould n o t tak e M ark with them and succeed in escaping, had l eft him Dick and the Lib erty Boy s d id not r emain the r e long. Ur. Grim " watch e d the youths a s they m o v e d away , a dis sati sfied look on his face. He wis h e d to follow the m , yet ali zed that it would be u s ele ss for him to try do s o . "Don "t 1rorr y a bout that, Carr,'' s aid B e n S purlo ck; "yo u a re fat e nough now and don ' t need a n y c hi c l;;:en." "You don ' d vos kno1v vat I vant," s aid Carl. The ni ght p asse d qui e tl y . The r e dcoat s, if the y came into the s w a mp a t all , rlid u o t p e n etrate f a r enou g h to dis cove r the Lib e rty Boys' e nc a mpm e nt. The next da y Di c k a n d scv r ral of t h e youths went out o n e could not follow the m with out b e iu g see n , and that scouti ng an d reconnoi teri n g ex p e diti o ns, but t h e y found it ould be bad for him. would b e vcr.v dange r o u s to try t o v e n ture out of the Alice saw a nd ri ghtly interpre t e d tli'e look o n h e r fa t her's s wamp , for r e dcoat.:; w e r e o n a ll s ide1:>, were e ver y where. "Jove, l am a fr ai d t ha t w e are coop e d up , " saic1 Di c k, "I wi s h you would at l e a s t not take sides again s t the a f t e r hi s return fro m a reconn oite rin g exp edition; "the triots, fathe r , " s h e s aid . "Why won ' t y ou c on sent to r e d c oat s ar e thi c k e r than fleas . " "Becau se, A l i er, a man s h o uld b e R om c thin g . l think n e s hould b e e i the r for or a g ain s t any gov ernment." "We ll , that may be the right way t o l o ok at i t , but I " bad," s aid Bob. TJ) e youth s r e m a ined in c amp all d ay a nd k ept out s enti n e l s, s o a s to g uard a gai n s t b e in g take n b y surpris e. 'rhe r e d c oat s did n o t p e n etrate so deep into the s wamp, 't think so. I fee l that if you w ant to b e n eutral, you how e ver. :ve a right to b e . " About five o 'clock o ne o f the sent in e l s saw s omeon e com "Oh, I would have the right, I s u ppo se ; but I don't want ing. It was a g irl , h e n o t e d , t o his surprise, but he woul d b e . " . . . . j h a re t o c hall e nge h e r , just t h e s ame. An hour o f rapi d walkrn g ancl the Liberty Bo ys arrived "Halt! Wh o c o me ' t he re?" h e call e d out. t th e camp in the s wamp. "It i s I , A lice Gr i mm," was t h e r e p ly . When those who had r emaine d there s a w Mark they w e r e The ;;entine l r e m e m bered the pretty d a u ghte r of the eli g lltcd, and g ave him " a joyou s reception. T o ry, a nd h e k ne w a lso t hat she was a pa t r i o t , and at once 'l'hey w e re inde e d glad to see him ba c k a g ain, aliv e and told h e r t o a drance. ell. " What is it," Miss Grim m ?" h e askerl. The Lib erty Bo ys loYe d e a c h othe r lik e broth e r s . Dick and the youths now discu sse d the situation. The Britis h had learn e d whe r e their c amp w as, and it lls likely that a force would c om e to c a pture the m . The que s tion wa s as to w h ethe r o r not the Libert y Bo y s oulJ mov e th eir e n c ampm e n t that night or wheth e r to nit till morning. It was decided to move that e v e nin g . " l wis h to see Cap t a in S l ate r.'" " \rer y 1rell ; w a l k rig h t on into the ca mp . " The g irl adva n ced . a ncl w.1 s soon amo n g t h e T"'ib erty Boys. Di ck r ecognized h er a t once, anll l eaprc1 to his feet and ga \ ' C h e r a warm greeting. •Have <1 seal h e r e on t hi s log , M is a G ri m m,'' he invite d , ,md then he acl<1<'d: •' P o w hat do 11 c owe L h e h onor of this "It will be safe r , " s aid Dick; "we have n o t a v e r y l a r ge " A patriot force i s besi eged at ou r ho111e," r e pli e d Alice; e , and it will be bes t if w e do not l e t the reclcoatf; ge t ''and l t houg h t t hat you w0ul d t o k now about it, so I chance at us." So they made the move and went in t o c amp a g ain at a int two miles awa y , right in the v e r y h eart o f the ,;wamp . "I don't think they wi.11 find u s h e re," s aid M ark Morri n. "I think myself that they will h a rdl y b e abl e to d o s o,'' greed Dick. "Thot i s dhe thrubble," grumbled Pats y Brannigan; "we ull have no chance at all, at all, fur a ruction wicl dhe Der drubble is dot ve vill nod be able to ged s ome ens to ead," Car l, discon s olately. c ame t o bring you t h e ne w s.' ' " You a r e a brave and nob l c hcar l w 1 g i r l , Grimm; but ho w large a force i i t ?' ' "Oh, the r e a r c seve n or e ight hundre d m e n , sir." "The n i t mu s t b e Colon e l j\foul t rj e's force!" "Yes, that is t h e n a m e of t he comm a nd er." "The n the r e mu st h e a ver y R tron g force of British s oldi e r s i f h e i s besi ege d . " "Yes, there are at lea s t two thou s and of the Britis h and Hessians, perhap s mor e.'' Dick was s il ent and thoughtful for a few mom ents 'l'he Lib erty Boys wat c h e d him eagerly .


THE LIBERTY BOYS' SWAMP CAMP. "We must try to do something to h elp Colonel Moultrie home, spreading out sufficiently for thi s purpo se, and.. tha and his brave men," said Dick, pres e ntly. "We are not a if the redcoats made an attack they were to follow them u great many, but ever y man will count, and we can do and do all th e damage possible. something." The youths said they would do this. "Yes, w e can do a good deal, Dick," said Bob Estabrook. "That ' s phwat we kin, begorra ! " from Patsy. Then the movement was begun. The youths mored s lowl y and carefu lly, for they did no '' Yah , dot is so! " from Carl. want that the British should learn of their p r esence in th The oth e r youths nodded t o signify that they thought the vicinity. same. Meanwhile Bob had made a half-circuit and was now rid " Did you see a n y redcoat s near the swam p as you came, iug toward Charleston as fast as his horse could travel. Miss Grimm?" asked Dick. "No, Mr. Slater; they hav e all gathered in a great circle around our hom e ." " I see; w e ll , that will make it easie r for us to get at th e m." "So it will," from Bob. "How did you manag e t o get through the British l i nes, 1\Iiss G rimm?" Dick asked. CHAPTER XII. :MOULTRIE'S FORCE SURROUNDED. vVhen Bob reached Charleston he was d e l ighted to !ear " I told one of the officers that a girl friend was sick and that General Lincoln ,was coming back, having abandon that I had promised to go and nurse her, and he let•m e go his trip to Augusta . through . H e knew father was a kin g's man and s upposed that I .was in sympathy with the kin g's cau se." " I am glad that you thot1ght to come and bring u s the The news had been brought by a messenger. Bob hunted the messenger up at once. H e found the man at one of the l eadi ng taverns. " news. "Are you the messeng e r from Gen e r a l Lincoln to tl Dick gave the order for the Liberty Boys to get ready . c ommander in cha rge here at Charleston?" the Liber to break camp, ai;id the y did ' so. Half an hour l ate r they set out, l eading their horses, as the ground was so soft that the animals s ank halfway to th eir knees at ever y step w i thout any extra weight. Dick a ssis t e d Alice to a sea t on the back of hi s hor se, however, Boy asked. "I am," was the repl y . "Good! Will you answer a few q u estions?" "If you can.prove to me that you have a right to a them . " ana s h e was n ot unwillin g to r ide, for the walk to the e n" I think I can do that. My name is Bob Estabrook, a campment through the mud of the swamp had made I am from the company of Liberty Boys, one of wh ver y tired. I am." At la st they were out of the s wamp, and then the goin g was better. "I have heard of the Liberty Boys. What i s it you wi h G to know?'' Prese ntl y they came to the road t hat led pa s t t c nmm home, a nd h ere th e Liberty Boys mounted. Alice•rod e be"T '1'iR h to know how far it i s to where General Lin hind Dick. n nd his force are e ncamped." The youth s rode onward at a mode rate pace till they were within half a mile of the Grimm home, and then Ali c e "It is about twelve miles , I sho uld say." "Tn what direction?" s topped at the home of a neighbor , where, she said, she "Almost due west." would stay all night. "Are the men very . footsore and tired?" A s soon as the girl had entered the house the youths "Not s o very; ' but why do you ask?" I h e ld a council of war. Then Bob told him. It was decided that they would send a messenger to "So that is it, eh?" the m essenger exclaimed; "Colo Charleston to notif y the garrison there of the danger that Moultrie and his men are smrounded and besieged b Colonel Moultri e and his men were in. This fell to Bob stro n g force of British! W e ll , I am sure if the Estabrook, and he set out at once. was c arried to G e n e ral Lincoln he would break ca Dick told the others that they must encircle the Grimm once and march to Moultrie's assistance."


[ THE LIBERTY BOYS' SW AMP CAMP . 25 ' And I am goin g to c arry the news to him," said Bob. He had been s uspiciou s of hi s companion from the first, I would go with you," said the messenger; "but I am and had kept a s harp watch on him. d, and you cannot miss your way." Give me full directions as to the road," said Bob. 'All right." And the messenger did so. h e n Bob thanked him, bad e him goodby and ha s t ened y to whe re he had left hi s horse. Mounting, he set out. e soon rea c hed the edge of the city and then struck into He was ready for action, therefore, the in s tant the ot4er showed his hand. With a quick blow, Bob knocked the man's a rm upwa rd and th e pistol was discharged, the bull e t going almost st raight upward. rrhe n Bob struck out straight from the s houlder. The road and rode westward. blow landed on the man's jaw and h e was knocked off his e had not gone far before he heard the sound of hoof. horse. s behind him. H e wondered who could be out at this Bob was in a hurry and did not stop. He had dispose d r, but dec ided that it was some farmer who had been of his enemy temporarily, at l east, and he judged that it e city and was returning to his home. might be for a ll time, and he rod e right a long . He was : ob was riding at a ga llop, but it was soon proven that eager to reach the patriot .encampment at the earliest possi other horseman was riding even faster, for the sound ble moment. h e hoofb eats grew loud er and plainer. He could not help ch uckling, however. loser and closer sounded the hoofbeats, and presently "I'll wager that that fellow is mad!" h e told himself . glanced back and saw the outlines of a horse and its " H e thought he was playing a n eat tri ck on me, but got r only a few yards away. fooled himself." And again Bob c hu ckled . ob was reck less when in battle, but on s uch occasions On the Liberty Boy rode. his h e was ca r efu l enough, and he placed hi s hand on . He did not l et hi s horse s lacken speed until hi s destinabutt of a pistol and kept his head turne d s o that he tion was rea c h ed. Id keep hi s eye on the horseman. When the youth was c hall e nged, however, h e brought the h e stranger was soon alongs id e Bob and spoke a pl eas-horse to a stop. voice, saying: How are you, sir?" How do you do?" replied Bob. He an swered the sentinel's question s satisfac torily, and explained sufficiently s o that he _ was permitted to enter the encampme nt. The of the g u ard then asked him who-As you are going my way we may as w e ll ride togethe r, he wished to see. ou have no objections," the s tranger said. I have no objections," said Bob. e was doing hi s best to size the other up, but it was so that he could not do much in this line . Do you liYe out in this part of the country?" the stran a sked, presently. No," replied Bob; "do you?" Y es; I am a farmer, and my name is J o1rnson . " vid enfly he expected Bob to give some information re in g himself , but the :Liberty Boy did not do so. H e ly maintained silence, and l ef t the other to think what leased. ey rod e onward at a ga ll o p , and had gone perhaps four s, when sudde nl y the fellow drew a pistol and leve led Bob. The Lib erty Boy made out th e flash of that he guessed was a weapon. "General Lincoln," was the reply. " I s the business important?" "Ver.Y. important." "Who are you ? " Bob told him. "I will cond u ct you to the general's tent at once," said the officer. H e did so, and when General Lincoln was told that one of the Li berty Boys was there and wished to see him on important business, he said, "Show him in." A few moments l ater Bob stood in the tent of the patriot . general. "Be seated,'' said Genera l Lincoln, pointing to a cam p stool. Bob took the seat ind i cated . "Now what is the business, my boy?" the officer asked . urrend e r , you rebel!" hissed the man. "Colonel Moultri e and hi s force a r e s urrounded, sir , . b under stood it all now; at any rate he realiz e d that and I hav e come to you to s e e if you will break camp at mpooion was a redcoat or T ory, and he felt that the once and march to their assistance. " tr had been spying on him back in the city. "Colonel Moultrie's force is surrounde d , you say?" e Liberty Boy was not taken wholly by su r prise. "Yes, sir. "


THE LIBERTY BOYS' SWAMP CAMP . "By how st rong a force?" "By at least two tho u sand, sir." ''Ah! And where is the colonel's force?" "About five miles south , of Charleston." "And we are abou t twelve mile s w est from there," ihougthfu lly; "that means a march of seventeen miles . " "Then you will go to the coloners assista nce a t o nce, Lincoln was close at hand ready to attack the British, th youths w ere delighted . They ate som e cold bread and meht and then waited im patiently for the comin g of daylight. 'l' hey did not have l o n g to wait. Nor were they kept long in s u spe nse after that. The battle began almost as soon as it was possible to se sir?" to take aim, and continued an hour. "Yes; I shall give the or d er right away." At the end of that time the British and Hessians ha Then h e s ummoned the orderly and instructed him to send certain officers to the tent. The orderly bowed and withdrew . Soon three officers put in an appearance, and when they h earcl what their commander hacl to say, they said : "We will soon have the army ready to march, Genera l Lincoln." "Very well." The three saluted and withdrew . Bob remain e d in the They r et reated, leaving a number of dead and wouncle on the field. Sarne of the patriots h ad been killed and a numb wounded, but they had not s u s tained so much damage ' was the r.ase \Yith t h e British. The buried the dead both forces and look a Eter the wounded. Colon e l Moultri e and General Lincoln and their office tent talking to the general, who asked him a number of I held a council of war. quc>Jtions, all of which the youth answered promptl y . It decided to give chase to the r edcoa t s . The patriot army was ready to march within the hour. "We will drive them back into Geor gia," said Col o 1 At first the soldiers had been disposed to grumb le, but -;\loultrie. when they learned that they were to g o to the assistance of force, they were eager to get started. W hen all were ready the army marched away, with Gen eral Lincoln and the officers in front on horseback . With them , of course, was Bob. The army reached Charleston auout two o'clock in the mornin g, and after pausing half an hour to rest, marched a way toward the south.. Two hours l ater they were in the vicinity of the poin t where the British had the patriot force s urrounded, and as So the combined patriot forces went in p ur suit of t British. It was kept up a distance of t e n miles, and then t patriot :nruy paused and turned back. Dirk Slater and the Liberty Boy s followed the Briti, however, in accordance with order s from General Lin e a He sairl that lie wished to keep posted the mo ments oE the British. T his was work that suited the Liberty Boys . They liked t o do work of a reconnoiteri n g or scout" there were no sounds to indicate that there was likely to nature. b e an attack made, Lincoln gaYe the order for the They kept on the track of the British until erening, soldiers to lie on their arms till morning-or till daylight, the n , when the redcoats had gone into camp, the Libe rather. Boys did the same. 'rhis was done, and soon after daybreak the British began The Lib erty Boys r emai ned quietly in ca mp all ni i.hc attack on Colonel Moultrie 8 force, only to be attacked 1 and n ext clay they followed the British, as they had cl themselves by the patriot force und e r General Lincoln. the da y before. They followed the enemy till it crosse d the Savan Riv er, and then the youths r e turned to Charleston . Dick went at once to h ea dquarters to report to Gen CHAP'l'ER XIII. Lincoln. The officer 'ra s glad to see Dick. THE RETRR.1\.'r OF THB BIUTISH. "Wel l , what is the news?" be asked. ft "We followed the British, as you ord e red, sir," said D Bob had rejoined the company of Liberty Boys just be -"And where did they go?" fore davbreak . "To Savannah . " h e told them tlrnt the patriot army und er General I The officer nodd ed.


Tirn LIBEH'l'Y BOYS. SWA:JlP CAl\'t:P. 27 -===-===-=-=-::--= ===-=-=-=-====-::::;:_-_--_--_-_ --.:.:::: "I judgea that that w o uld be their destination,'' he said. and carefu l omcer, however, and h e hatl scouts out con " Genera l Prevost left a garr i s on in possess ion 0 the fort stan tly watching for the coming 0 the enemy, and one of t Beaufort, though, sir." The general started . "ls that so?" he exclaime d . "Yes." "How strong a force did he l eave?" these scouts had discovered t h e presence o f the patriots . H e carried tli e news to the commander , who at once despatched a messenger to Genera l Prevost at Savannah, asking that h e com e up to B eaufort and h e lp fight the rebels. About five hundred men." Wh e n the messenger r eac h e d S ava nnah and told Gen e ral h e genera l looked thou g htful. Prevo s t the n e w s he at once sen t the majo r ity of his sol-That is rath e r a s trong ga rrison," h e said. di e r s a cross the Savannah Ri vcr, and t l iey set out on the Y es, a n d the n, too, the main army s tand s r eady to go march toward B eaufort. e garrison's in case it i s attacked." That is likely the case." The patriots had mad e on attac k and had been repul s ed, and after re st ing a coupl e 0 hours were.jus t getting ready Y es, sir. " to mtl!1e anothe r attack, when a p atriot scout came running h e genera l was s il ent a f e w mom ents, thinkin g, and into the e ncampm e nt, c rying: h e said: "The r edcoats! 'l' h e entire B r iti s h army i s coming!" Never thel ess, I think that I s h all send a force down 1 Colonel Moultrie que stione d hi m eager ly, and soon de-, ' e and make the attempt to re capture Beau fort." 1 c i ded that it would not be safe to make a nother attack on "I shall be g lad to go along and t a k e m y Lib erty Boys, , the fort, o r indec.:cl to r emai n in the n e ighborhood . The ," said Dick. j British w ere too st r o n g for hi s force, and h e would have " You sh all do so i:f you wish. I think that ] will send : to retreat. lon e l Moultrie , a s h e knows the l ay of the l and there He was di::;appointe

28 THE LIBERTY BOYS ' SW A:MP CAMP. The youth blushed. . . J youths through fighting and hiding in the vie ''I am going down to the home of Mr. Grimm, Dick," 11ty of Chatleston, at least for the present. he replied. Cha rlie Goff, it ma y be mentioned,. was successfu l Dic k smiled and nodd e d knowingly. I hi s and when the war ended he and Alice Gri 'I think I understand," he said. I were married. " I think I do, too! " grinned Bob Estabrook; "oh, you Mr .. Grimm, although he had been a Tory, sly rascal!" and he gave Charlie a resounding s lap on the reconciled to the result of the war, and did not obJeC back. hi s daughter marrying a patriot youth . "Yah, und I vos und ers tood e d dot, minesellufs," said Carl Gookenspieler. "Py s himmanetty, I hav peen t'ink in ' dot I vould go down und mage some lofe mit dot gir l , Sharl ie, bud uf you vill be ein goot poy, I vill brommus THE END. The next number ( 194) of "The Liberty Boys o f ' will contain "THE LIBERTY BOYS IN GOTHA OR, DAR.ING WORK IN THE GREAT CITY , " Harry Moore. nod to cut you ouid, hey?" Patsy Brannigan laughed and cried: "Lots av danger a-v your cutthin' Charlie out, Cooky spiller ! Shure an' yez are no good fur innythin' at all, at all , ix cipt to stale chi ckens ." SPECIAL NOTICE: A ll back n umbers o f t h is wee are al ways in print. If you cannot obtain them from newsdealer, send the price in money or postage stamps mail to FRANK TOuSEY, PUBLISHER, 24 UNI Sq,UARE, NEW YORK, and y ou will r eceiv e the c o you order by return ma il. "How abouid eading ele m, Batsy ?" with a "That's so; yez are all roight whin it comes to ating dhem." . . Our story of the Lib e rty Boys' Swamp Camp is ended. "HAPPY DA VS." THE BEST ILLUSTRATED WEEKLY STORY PAPER PUBLISHED. ISS"UED "HAPPY DAYS" is a large 16-page paper containing Interesting Stories, Poems, Sketches, Comi c S to Jokes, Answers to Correspondents, and many othe r bright features. Its Authors and Artists have a national reputation. No amount of money is spared to make this weekly the best publishe d . A New Story Begins Every Week in "Happy Days." OUT Y! OUT l NICHOLAS NICHOLS; Or, THE BOY WHO ALWAYS KICKED, By !'RED FEARNOT (The Bero of the "Work and Win" Stories Be[ins in No. 519 of "Happy Days," Issued Sept PRI CE 5 CENTS . For S al e by all Newsdealers, or will be sen t to any address o n t h e receipt of price FRANK TOUSEY, Publisher, 24 Union, Rew


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Full instructions are given in this little book, togethe r with in structions on swimming and riding, companion sports to boo.ting. No. 47. HOW TO BREAK, RIDE AND DRIVE A HORSE.A complete treatise on the horse. Describing the most useful horses for business, the best horses for the road; also valuable recipes f magi ca! illusions ever placed befo re pubhc. Also t r icks with cards. mcantations, etc. No. 68. HOW TO DO CHEMICAL 'l'lUCKS.-Containing one hundred highly amusing and instructive tricks with chemi By A • .Anderson. Handsomely illustrateJ. No. 69. HOW TO DO SLEIGHT OF HAND.-Containing !ifty of the latest and best tricks used by magicians. Also oon mg the secret of second si ght. Fully illustrated. By A. Ande . No . . 70 • .HOW '.fO MAGIC TOYS.-Containing directions for makmg Magic 'Ioys and devices of many kinda. A • .Anderson. Fu13 illustrated. No. 73. HOW T DO TRICKS WITH NUMBERS.-Sho many curious tricks with figures and the magic of numbers. B Anderson . Fully illustrated . No. 75. HOW TO BECOME A CONJUROR. Conta ' tricks with Domibos, Dice, Cups and Balls, Hats, etc. Emb thirty-six illustrations. By A. And erson . No. 78. '1'0 DO THE _BLACK ART.--Containing a p lete descnption of the mysteries of Magic and Sleight of together with many wonderful experiments. By .A. .And Illustrated. MECHANICAL. No. 29. HOW TO BECOMEJ AN INVENTOR.-Evel'J shoul? how inventions originated. This book explaina all, exampl es_ in electricity, hydraulics, magnetism, pneumatics. mechamcs, etc. The most instructive book pu b No. 56 . HOW •ro BECOME AN ENGINEER.-Contain' instructions how to proceed in order to become a locomoti gineer; also directions for bu1ldi1lg a model iocomotive t with a full description of eve rything nn engineer should kn No. 57. HOW TO MAKE MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS. directions how t o make a Banjo, Violin, Zither, }Eolian Ha phone and other musical instruments ; together with a b sc r iption of nearly every musical instrument used in an mod ern times. Profusely illustrate d. By Algemon S. Fi for twenty years bandmaster of the Royal Bengal Marines. No. 59. HOW TO MAKill A MAGIC LANTERN. a description of the lantem, together with its hi sto ry and in Also full directions for Its use and for painting sli des. Han illustrated. By John Allen. No. 71. HOW TO DO MECHANICAL TRICKS.-Co complete instructions for performing over sixty Mechanical By A. Anderson. Fully illustrated. LETTER WRITING. No. 11. HOW TO WRl'l'ffi LOVE-LETTERS.-A m plete little book, containing full directions for writing love and when to use them, g i ving specimen letters for young No. 12. HOW TO WRl'l'E LETTERS TO LADIES. complete instructions for writing letters to ladies on all B al so letters of introduction. notes and requests . . No. 24. HOW TO WRITE LETTERS TO GENTLE Containing full direc t i on s for writing to g en tlemen on all al so giving sample letters for instruction. No. 53. HOW TO WRITE LETTERS.-A wonde book, t e lling you how to write to you r sweetheart, your mother, sister , brother, employer; and, in fact, everybody body you wish to write to. Every young man and e lady in the l and should have this book . No. 74. HOW TO WRITE LETTERS OORRECTL taining full i nstructions for writing letters on almoet llDJ' also rules for punctuatiou. and compoaitiOD, with 1


THE STAGE. 41 OYS OF NEW YORK E ND MEN'S JOKE -c TH' IDg a great variety of the latest jokes used by the fam01 men . No amateur minstrels is comp lete without n ul httle book. . . THE BOYS OF NEW YORK S'.rU.1P a varied asso,rtn;i ent of stump spe e c h e s , Negro, Dutch sh. Also end men s Jokes. Just the thing for h ome amusetnd amateur shows. 45 . THE BOYS OF NEW YORK MINS'.rREL GUIDE JOKhl B\)OK.:--Something and ve.ry instructive. Every ould obtam thi s boo k , as it contains full instructions for orig an amateur minstre l troupe. 65. is one of the most original oks eveF aud it 1s brimful of wit and humor. It s a large collec tion of songs, jok e s, conundrums e tc. of ce Muldoon, the great wit, humoris t , and practical' of • Every boy who can enjo y a good substantial j oke should a cop y immediatelv. • 79. HQW TO BECOMID AN ACT9R.-Containing com mstruct1ons how to make up for various characters on the w ith the duties of the Stage Manager, Prompter, Artist and Property Man. By a prominent Stage Manage r. 80. GUS WILLIAMS' JOKEJ BOOK.-Containing the !a t es, anecdotes and funny sto ri es of this world-r e nowned and pular German comedian. Sixty-four pages; handsome cover containing a half-tone photo o f the author. HOUSEKEEPING. 16. HOW TO KEE P A WINDOW GARDEN.-Containi ng ructi on s for con structing a window g arden e ither in town try, and the most appr ove d m e t h ods for raising beautiful at home. The most complete book of t he kind ever pub30. HOW TO COOK.-One of the most instructive book s ng ever publish e d. It. contains. r e cip e s for cooking meats, e , and oysters; also pies , puddmgs, cakes a nd all kinds of and a grand collection of recipes by one of our most popular 7 . HOW TO KEEP HOUSE.-It contains informat ion for y, boys, girls, m e n and women ; it will t e ach you how to m ost anything around the house , su c h as parlor orname n t s , cements, A eolian harps, and bird lime for catching birda.' ELECTRICAL. . 46. HOW TO MAKE AND USE ELECTRICITY.-A de n of the wonderful us e s of e lectri c i t y and e l ectro magnetism r with full instructions for m a king Electric Toys, Batteries: .Y Geo rge Trebel, A. M., M. D. Containing over fifty il ons . 64. HOW TO l\IAKE ELECTRICAL MACHINES.-Confull direc tio n s for making electrical mac hin es, induction dynamos. and ma n y nov e l toys to be worked by ele ctricity. A. R . Bennett. I •'nlly illustrated. 67. HOW TO DO ELECTRICAL TRICKS.-Containin g a collection of instructive and h ighl y amusing electrica l tricks, with illustrations. By A. Anderson. ENTERTAINMENT. 9. HOW TO BECOME A VENTRILOQUIST.--By Harry y. The s ecre t given away. Every intellig ent boy r ea di n g k of instructions, QY a p ractical profe ssor (delighting multi ver y night with his wond e r fu l imitations), can master the create any amount of fun for himself and fri e nds. It i s t he book published, a nd there's millio ns (of fun) i n it. 20. HOW TO EN' .rEJRTAIN AN EVENING PARTY.-A Iuable little book just published. A complete compendium , sports, card diversions, comic recitations, etc., suitabl e r or drawing-room entertainment. It contains more fo r the than any boo k published . . HOW TO PLAY GAMEJS.-A complete and usefu l little ataining the r ul e s and regulations of billiards, bagatelle, moo , croquet. dominoes, etc. 86. HOW TO SOLVID CONUNDRUMS.-Containing all ing conundrums of the day, amusing riddles, catch es ty sayings . 62. HOW TO PLAY CARDS.-A complete and handy little 'ving the rules and full directions for pla ying E u chre, Crib sino, ll'orty-Five, Rounce, Pedro Sancho, Draw Poke r , Pitc h , All Fours, and many othe r popular game s of cards. 66. HOW TO DO PUZZLEJS.-Containing over three hun-1nteresting puzzles and conundrums, with key to same. A book. Fully illustrated. By A. Anderson. ETIQUETTE. 13. HOW TO DO IT; OR, BOOK OF ETIQUETTlll-It eat life Recret, and on e that every young man desires to know ut. There's happine ss in it. 33. HOW TO BEHAVE.-Containing the rules and etiquett e eoeiety and the easiest and most approved methods of ap to good advantage at p arties, balls, the theatre, church, and wing-room. No: 31. HOW TO .BECOME A SPE AKER.-Containing four te e n 1llust rat10ns, g1v1Dg th e d ilforent positions r e qui site to beco me a good speaker, reader and eloc utio n is t . Als o co n t aining gem s from a.JI the popular :iuthors of pro se and po etry, arra ng e d in the most simple and con c is e m a nn e r pos sib lt'. No. 49. _HOW T O Dl'JBATE.-G i v ing rulef. for c o nducting de bates, outhnes for d e ba tes, ques tions for di sctssi o n . ar:;d the be1t so u rces for procuring information on the q u esti ons given . t: . SOCIET Y. No. 3. HOW TO FL!R T.-The arts and wiks of flirtation 9.1'9 fully explained by this lit tl e book. Besid es t he va ; ious met hods o f haLdk e r c hi ef, fan, glo v e , p arasol, window and hat flirtati o n it con a _full list of t h e la ng u age a n d se n tim e n t of flmvc r s , is m_terestmg to everybody, bot h old and youn;o. You rnn:rnL be happy without on e . No. 4. HOW 'l' O D ANCEJ i s t h e title cf a n ew and ha ndsom• little boo k just i ssue d by J!'ranlc Tousey . It conta ins full in struc tions in the art o f d a u<'ing, etiquette i n t he b a 'l-ro o m an d at p artie!ll how to dre ss , and full d i rections for calling off i n all dances. N o . 5 . HOW TO MAKE comple te guide to !cv&, courtship a n d marri age , g ivi ng se n sibie adyi cc, ru l es an d etiquette to be ob serYerofraw. No . 40. H O W TO l'.IAKE AXD S E T T RAPS.-I nc luding blntl on how to c a td1 mol e s , wea s e l s , otter , rats , s qu irrels and birds. Also how to cure skins . Copionsly illu s trate d. By J . Harringtoll Keene. • No. 50. H O W 'I'O STUFF BiRDS A N D A NIMALS.-:& valuable book, g ivi ng i n c ollecting, preparing, mountln1 and prese rv ing b i rd s , anim a l s a•l ; nsec t s . No. 54. HOW TO KEEP PETS.Giving com• plete information ns t o the marme r a nd !'Ilethod o f r a i s in g , keeping:I taming, breeding, and managing all kincls of pets; al s o giving ful instr uctions for m aking c ag es, etc . Fully e xpl a i ne d by twe nty-eight illustrations, makin g it the most complete book of the kind evu p ubl ished . MISCELLANEOUS. No. 8. HOW TO BECQ:\iE A SCIEINTI ST._.A: n:ncJ In structive hook, giving a com plete treati s e o n ch emistry; also ei: p e riments in acoustics, mech a n ics, mathemati cs, ch e m istry, and di r e c t i o ns for making fir ewor ks, colo red fires , and gas balloons . Thil b o o k canno t be equ a l e d . No. 14. HOW TO i\IAKE CANDY .-A c ompl ete band-book foe making all kinds of candy , i ce-cr eam , syrups, essen c e s , etc., etc. No. 19.-FRANK T O USEY'S UNITEJD S'l'A'J'ES DISTANCm TABLES, POCKET COMPANION AND GUIDEJ. G i vi ng the offic i a l d istances o n all the railroa d s o f t h e Uni ted S tates and Canada. Al so tabl e o f d istanc e s by water t o foreign ports, hack fare s in the princ i pal c iti es, r eports of t he cen s us, etc. , etc., makin1 it on e of the mos t comp l<>te a n d h a n dy books pu b lfohE"d No. 38. HOW TO BECO:\-IE YOUR O W N DOCTOR.-A won d erful book. co ntaining u se ful a n d practicRI info 1 m:it i on in the treatment of ord i n ary d i sea se s a nd ail ments t'ommon to every fami l y . Abounding in us eful and e ffectiv e 1ecip es for general com-plaints. . No. 55. HOW TO COLLECT AND COTNS.-Con t aining valuable inform a tion r e garding the collecting and arrangini of stamps and Hands ome l y illu strated. N o . 58. HOW TO BE A DEmEJCTIVE.-By Old King Brady, the world-known d e te c t iv e . In whi c h h e lays down som e valuab le and sensible rules for begi nners. and also relates some adven ture1 and experiences of well-know n d e tec t iv e s . No. 60. HOW TO BECOME A PHOTOGRAPHER.-Contain ing u sefu l informati o n re gardi ng the Cam era and how to work it; also how to make Photographic l\fagic Lantern Slides and othe r Transparencies. Handsomel y illustrated. By Captain W. De W. Abney. No. 62. HOW TO BECOME A WEST POINT MILI1'ARY CADET.-Containing full explanations how to ga in ad mittance, co u rse of Study, Flxnm ina t ions, Duties, Staff of Officers , Post Guard , Police Regnlation s . Fire Department, and all a boy should know to be a Cad e t . C o mpil e d and written by Lu Seuare ns, author of "How to Bec ome a Nava l Cadet. " No . 63 . HOW TO BECOME A N AVAL CADET.-Complete ill structions of how to gain admi ssio n t o the Annapoli s Naval . DECLAMATION. Academy . Also .containing the course o f instruction, descriptiolf :: .. • HOW TO RECITE AND BOOK OF RECITATIONS. of grounds and building s , and everything a boJi ping toe most popular selections in use, comprising Dutch shou ld know to become an officer m the Umted States Navy. Comench dialect, Yankee and Irish dialect pieces, together piled and writte n by Lu Senarens, author oi "lil)W: to Become • , . ., readings. West Point Military Cadet." • • PRICE 10 CENTS EACH. OR 3 FOR 25 CENTS • ..•.. \ddress FRANK TOUSEY, Publisher, 24: Union Square, New York.


A Grand. War Library \ BLUE AND GRAY WEEKL Stories of Brave Northern and Southern Boys in the Civil War BY LIEUT. HARRY LEE _. EACH NUMBER COMPLETE A 32-PAGE BOOK FOR 5 CENTS! • DO NOT FAIL TO BUY A COPY ..._ A New .Story Will Be Published Every All of these stirring s tories are bas e d on hi s torical facts . They relate the exci tin g of tw o gallant y o officers in the rebellion. Each alternate s tory d-eals with the North and South. is absolutely no parti ship shown. In one story the exploits of Captain J ack Clark , of the Fairdale Blu es, is given . In the n Captain Will Pre ntis s figures with hi s company, the Virginia Grays. Thus, both sides of the are s hown in t most imp a rtial manner . You will l ike the s tories of the South as well a s you will lik e those of the North . Bot h repl e te with daring incidents, great battles and thrilling militar y s ituations. A n inte r esting love theme runs thro each story. Read the following numb ers; they will be issu e d on the dates given b elow: NO. 1 Off to the War; or, 75he Boys in Blue Mustered In 2 At the Front; or, 75he Boys in Gray in Battle l Holding the Line; or, 75he Boys in Blue's Great Defense 4 On a. Forced March; or. 75he Boys in Gray to the Rescue S Through the Lines; or, 75he Boys in Blue on a Raid 6 Prisoners of War; or. 75he Boys in Gray in Limbo 7 On Special Service; or, 75he Boys in Blue in Danger 8 Bivouac and Battle; or. 75he Boys in Gray's Hard Campaign ISSUED Aug. 12 Aug. 19 Aug. 26 Sept. 2 Sept. 9 Sept. 16 Sept. 23 Sept. 30 1For sale by All Ne wsdeale rs, or will be Sent to Any Address on Rec eipt of Price, 5 Cents per Copy, FRANK TOUSEY. Publisher No. 24 UNION SQUARE. NEW YO IF YOU WANT ANY BACK NUMBERS of our Libraries and cannot procure the m from newsd ea l ers, they can be obtained trom this office direct. Cut out in the following Order Blanlr and send it to u s with the pri ce of the books you want and we will send them to you turn mail POSTAGE STAMPS TAKEN THE SAME AS MONEY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. FRANK TOUSEY, Publi s h er, 24 Union Square, New York. •..•..•••.•.•........... . . 190 DEAR Sm-Enc l osed find . . .... cents for which please send me: .... cop ies of WORK AND WIN, Nos ... ... ... ...............................................••..••• " " WILD WEST WEEKLY, Nos .......... , ...........................................•..•• " " FRANK READE WEEKLY, No s .................................................•.•..• " " PLUCK AND LUCK, Nos ...•....••.. " .......................................••.•. , " " SECRET SERVICE, Nos ................•.......................................•.•••••• " " THE LIBERTY BOYS OF '76, Nos .................................................• . . . . " " BLUE AND GRAY WEEKLY, No s ............................................... }'"' , . . . " " Ten-Cent Han& Books, No s ..................................................... _: Nmne ... • .......•...•.• , ........ Street an d No .. ................... Town .......... State .••....•


• THE LIBEBTY BOYS OF '76. . I A Weekly Magazine c ontaining Stories of the American Re v olu 1 By HARRY MOORE. I These stories based on actual facts and give a, fa.i 1 a.ccoun t of the exciting adventures of a, bra. ve band. of youths who were always ready and willing to imperil their 1 for the sake of helping a.long the gallant ca.use of Independ1 Every number will consist of 32 large pages of reading ma bound in a. beautiful colored cover. ,_----._ LATEST ISSUES: 1159 Tbe Liberty Boys' Gunners; or, Tbe B ombardment :of M 120 Tbe Liberty B oys' eatest Tric k ; o r , lio w t b e R e d coats w e r e 160 Tbe Libe r t y B oys and Lafayette; o r , H elping tbe Youn F oo l e d . U eneral. 121 Tbe Liberty Boys S t r ande d ; o r , Afoot in tbe Enemy's Country. The Liberty Boys' Grit; or, Tbe Bravest o f tbe Brllve. 122 Tbe Liberty B oys in tbe Saddle; or, L i vely Work f o r Liberty's mi B oys at \ Y est l'oiut; or, H elping to Watc h l Cause. 1 6 3 The Liberty B oys' • r errible Tussle; o r , Fighting to a l ?in 123 The Liberty Boys' B o n anza; o r , T aking 'l'o ll f r o m tbe T orie s . 164 The Liberty B oys and ' 'Light Horse Harry" ; or, Cb l:l4 Tbe Liberty Boys at Saratoga ; or, 'l'be of Burgoyne . British Dragoons. 12 5 i 'l'be Libe r t y Boys and "Old Pllt."; or The a t J-lorseneck . 126 The Liberty Boys Bug l e Call; o r , The l'lo t to l'oiso n Washington. 165 ' l ' b e Liberty Boys i n Camp; or, Working f o r Washing 127 The Liberty B oys and "Queen J<:sthe r " ; or, The Wyoming Valle y ltiG The Liberty B o y s and Mute Mart; or, Tb.e D eaf and Dt Massacre . l 6 7 Boys at 'l'renton; or, The Greatest Chris 128 The Liberty Boys' Horse Guard; or, Ou the Hig h Ilills o f Santee. 16 Tbe Liberty Boys and G e n eral Gate s ; or, 'l' h e Disaster 129 Boys and Aaron Burr; or, Battling for lnde p end d e n . 1 3 0 The Liberty Boys and the "Swamp Fox" : o r , H elping Marlon. 169 The Liberty Boys at Brandywine; or, l ?igbtlng 1 3 1 The Liberty Boys and Ethan All en; or. Old and Y oung V eterans. d o m . 1 3 2 The Liberty Boys and the King's Spy; o r, Diamond Cut Dia l 70 The Liberty Boys H o t Campaign; or, 'l'he Warmest mond. H.ecord. 133 The Liberty B oys' Bayonet Charge ; or. The Si e g e of Yorktown. 171 Tbe Liberty Boys' Awkward Squad; or, Breaking in 1 a 4 The Libe r t y B oys and Paul J o n e s ; or, The i\fartyrs of the l'rison cruits. Ships. 172 The J ,iberty Boys' Fierce Finish; or, Holding Out to t i 135 The Liberty, Boys at Bowling Green; or, Smashing the King's 173 'l' h e Liberty Boys at ! Porty l ?ort; or, Tbe Batt le Statue. Mountain. 1 3 6 The Liberty Boys and Nathan Hale; or, 'l' h e Brave Patriot Spy. 174 'l'he Liberty Boys as Swamp Rats; or, Keeping tbe 1 3 7 'l' h e Libe r t y Boys' "Minute Men" ; or, The Battle of tbe Cow Worrie d . P ens. 175 The Liberty Boys' Death March; or, The Girl of the Rt 1 3 8 The Liberty Boys and the Traito r ; or, H o w 'l'he y Handle d Him. 176 The Liberty Boys' Only Surrender, And Why i t was n 139 The Liberty Boys at Y ellow Creek ; or, Routing the R e d coats. 177 The Liberty Boy s and l<'lora McDonald; o r , After H 140 'l' h e Liberty Boys and G e n eral Greene; or, C h asing Cornwal Hs. 178 'l'he Liberty Boys' Drum Corps: or, l •'ighting for tbe St/ 141 The Liberty Boys in Ri chmond; or, l•'lghtlng Traitor Arnold. 179 Boys and tbe Gun Maker; or, 'l'he Battle l42 Boys and the 'l'errible Tory; or, Beating a Bad 180 The Liberty Boys as Night Owls: or, Great Work 143 The Liberty Boys' Sword-Fight; or, Winning with t h e Enemy' a 18 1 The Liberly Boys a . n d the Gir l Spy; or, F i g hting T ryon'e Ha Weapons. 18 2 The Libert. y Boys' Masked Battery; or, The Burning or K i n 144 The Liberty Boys In G eorgia; or, Lively Time s Down Sbuth. 18 3 The Liberty Boys and Major Andre; or, Trapping the B 145 The Liberty Boys' Greatest Triumph ; or, Tbe Marc h t o Victory. senger. l 46 The Li[jerty Boys and tbe Quake r Spy; or, Two of a Kind. 18 4 The L iberty Boys i n District 96: or. Surrounded by Redcon"!j 147 The Liberty Boys in l ?lorida; or, b'ightlng l'r evost' s Army. 18 5 The L iberty Boys and the Sentine l ; or, The Capture of 148 The Liberty Boys' Last Chance: or, M aking tbe Best of It. ton. 149 The Liberty Boys' Sharpshooters; or. The Hatti e of the Kegs. 186 'l'he Liberty Boys o n the Hudson: or, Working o n the Water laO The Liberty Boys on Guard: or. Watching the Enemy. 18 7 The Liberr. y Boys at Germantown; or, Good in a Good 131 The Liberty Boys' Strange Gulde; or, the Mysterious Malden. 18 8 The Liberty Boys' Indian Decoy: o r , The Fight on Quaker I 152 The Liberty Boys In the M .ountalns: or. Among Rough Peopl e. 1 8 9 The Liberty Boys A float; or, Sailing with Pn.ul Jones. 1:rn The Liberty Boys' R etreat; or, In the Shade s of Death. 190 The Liberr.y Boys in Mohawk Valley; or, Fighting Rede 154 The Liberty B oys and the Fire Fiend: or, A N e w Kind of Battl e. and Indians. I 155 The IAberty Boys in Quakertown; or, Making Things Lively l o 191 The J,iberty Boys Left B e hind; or, Al<1ne in t h e Enemy's Co Philadelphia. 19 2 '!'h e Liberty Boys at Augusta: or, 'Way Down in Georgia. J 56 The Liberty Boys and t h e Gypsies; or, A Wonderful Surprise. 1 9 3 The Liberly Boys' Swamp C11mp; or, Fighting and Hiding . 157 'l'he Liberty Boys' Flying Artillery: or "Liberty or D eath." 19 4 The Liberty Boys i n Gothanl\; or, Daring wor k in t h e Great I 158 'l' h e Liberty Boys Against the R e d D emons; o r , l ?lghting the In-dian Raider s . For S a l e b y A ll Newsdealers, o r w ill be Sent to Any Address on Receipt o f Price, 5 '' C en t s per Copy, PBANK TOUSEY, Publisher, 24 Union, Rew; IF YOU WANT ANY BACK NUMBERS o f o u r Libra r ies a n d ca nnot procure them from newsde alers, t hey can be obtained from t h is office direc t. 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