The Liberty Boys' island retreat, or, Fighting with the Swamp Fox

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The Liberty Boys' island retreat, or, Fighting with the Swamp Fox

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The Liberty Boys' island retreat, or, Fighting with the Swamp Fox
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Liberty Boys of "76"
Moore, Harry
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New York
Frank Tousey
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History -- United States -- Revolution, 1775-1783 ( lcsh )
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University of South Florida
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L20-00176 ( USFLDC DOI )
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Bound to the tree, Dick was helpless : ' Two redcoats raised their iiiuslrets to re. a shout was heard from the other side of the water. Some .Liberty Boys had suddenly appeared. "Fire and you die!" one of them shouted. )' I


THE LIBERTY BOYS OF '76 l Weekly Magazine Containing Stories of the American Revolutio n laued W:tt1clv-B11 S~scription '2,50 per 11wr. l!}nterw. as Seoond (Jlass Matter a t the New York , N . Y., Post 0jflce, .ll'elwuarv 4, 1 901. E11terw according to Act of Congress:, t he 11ear ~o, in the offic e o f the Librarian of OO'Maress, Washi11uton , D . a., bv Frank Tuu.sev , r'llhlisher, 2i Union Square, N e w York. No. 521. NEW YORK, DECEMBER 23, 1910. PRICE 5 CE NTS. The Liberty• Boys1 Island Retreat FIOHTINO WITH THE SW AMP FOX B y HARRY M OORE. CHAPTER I. DICK SLATER A:::--D THE REDCOATS. I "Oh, ;r mean Marion. They call him the Swamp Fox. 1 Do you know where he hides himself?" "Whoever heard of a fox marryin' ?" contemptu~usly. I" A fox ain't a human critter. Reckon you must b A boy sat on the bank of a little creek emptyii:ig into foolish." the Santee River one pleasant afternoon in August, :fishing A bird began to sing somewhere in the branches oYer-and evidently day dreaming, for he paid little attention to . head. the :fish that _swam about his hook a:1d nibbled at his bait, I "General :Marion, you idiot!" stormed the captain. nor to the fhes that buzzeu. a?oi::t his bronzed face. . . I "Don't you know who General Marion is? One of the As he sat there, apparently m idleness, a boat contammg clevere st and slipperiest reb e ls in all the South." four. or five redco~ts came into . the creek: the oarsmen 1 "Thought you said he was a fox. Now you call him a holdmg water out m the stream Just opposite. rabbit. 'l' hem aren't the same at all." "Do you live here, boy?" asked one of the redcoats, a captain with a pompous air. "Of course not," the boy answered, looking up. "This is only a :fishinghole." "I mean do you liYe about here somewhere?" the captain corrected . "Then why didn't you say so?" pulling in his line. " 11' PD, do you?" sharply. "Answer my question!" iVhat do you want to know for?" meeting one ques tion with another. 'You must know the re g ion pretty well?" "Reckon I do," and the boy baited his hook and threw it in again. "I know I won't catch no fish here witlt that boat scaring away even the minnows. What you want here, anyhow?" "Do you know where the Liberty Boys hide themselves?" "Who's them?" carelessly. "You don't know who the Liberty Boys are?" in a tone of surprise. "Donno as I do." "Then, can you tell me where the Swamp Fox has his hiding-place?" "There's p l enty of them, and I've ketche d 'em. Want to buy a pelt?" The bird began to sing again, and louder than before. "Not a rabbit, you fool! A rebel!" impati ently . "Don' t you know what a rebel is? Have you never heard of Gen eral Marion?" "Who did he marry?" anc1 the boy pulled out his line with a little fis h on it. "Do you know anything?" growled the captain. "Yes, I reckon I do," and the boy threw the fish toward the water, but so carelessly that it st ruck the redcoat in the face. "Here, be careful what you are about!" the captain stormed . "Go on, this fellow knows nothing." The redcoats began to row, and the boy on the bank gave his line a cast to throw it well out over the stream. The hook caught the captain's wig, however, while the bird in the branches overhead sang louder than ever, and was answered by other birds, all singing vigorously. Away went the redcoat's wig and his hat as well, and then suddenly a peal of laughter was heard, not from the boy on the bank, but up the creek, and then a boatload of boys in Continen t al blue and buff came in sight, followed by anofuer and then another. There were more of the boys in either of the three boats-


THE LIBERTY BOYS' ISLA~D RETRK\..T . than there were of the redcoats, and thei:e were seized with sudden panic. The captain ordered the men to row back in haste, and they shot off down the creek and toward the riYer in a great h urry, the officer ca:ring nothing for hi hat and wig now. "After them, boys!" said the boy on the bank. "And s e e where they go, if you can." ".:\..11 right, Dick," returned a hand s ome-looking boy in t l1e uniform of a first lieutenant, his face bronzed from

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