The Liberty Boys at Quaker Hill, or, Lively times in little Rhode Island

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No. 923. "3 J 'f NEW Y ORK , SEPTEMBER 6 , 191 8 . , Price ' SIX Cents AT DR, LIVELYliMES I N IJTTLERHDDEISLAND. RND OTHER STORIES,.,, fiff#HRR'Y A/DO.RE. .Jack came running dow1:1 the_hill, closely pursued bY: the Dick sprang the top of the wall. took quick aim and fired. The leading pursuer received the bullet in the shoulder and dropped his musket. i


. • THE LIBERTY BOYS OF '76 A Weekly Magazine Containing Stories of the American Revolution. IBBued Weekl11-B'11 Subscri p tion $8.00 per 11ewr. Entered at the New York, N. Y., Post Office a.a S econd-C laH M atter b11 Frank Touse11, Publis h er, 168 West 23d Street, New York . NEW YORK, SEPTE M B E R 6 , 1918. No . 923 . ' P rice 6 Cents. The L i berty B oys at Quaker Hill ORLIVELY TIMES IN LITTLE RHODE ISLAND By HARRY MOORE CHAPTER I. A BRUSH BY THE WAY. The island of Rhode Island, upo n which are situated the old city of Newport, the town of Middletown and a few vil lages, was originally part of what was called the Providence and R hode Island Plantations. I n speaking of Rhode Island, therefore, we mean the island and not the present State of that name. The island was about sixteen miles long and not very wide at a n y part, the city of Newport being situated near its southern end, having a fine harbor capable of accommodat ing t h e navies of the world. One August day in 1778 two boys in Continental uniform were riding along the road from Middletown to Newport. They were approaching the northern line of works thrown across Rhode I sland by the British, and it was necessary to observe great caution. The British occupied Newport, and until within a day or so had had works at the northern end of the isl a nd, but these had been abandoned after the arr i val of the American troops under Generals Greene and Sullivan. The Americans were now at Quaker Hill, at the north end o f the island, about ten or eleven miles from Newport, the upper British line being about fo u r miles from the city. The two boys in Continental uniform were of striking ap pearance and it could be seen at a gl ance that they were far above the ordinary run of boys. This was especially so in the case of one who wore a cap tain's uniform and rode a magnific ent coal black horse. The other, in the uniform of a private, rode a spirited bay mare, not as fine as the black, but a very good animal nev ertheless. "We ought to learn something, I think, Jack," said the boy in the captain's uniform. "So I should think," replied the other. "Perhaps if I went to yonder house I might discover something concerning the enemy." "I think you might, Jack," replied the young captain, who was Dick Slater, the leader o f the Liberty Boys, a ban d of young patriots organized to aid the cause of American inde pendence. His companion, the boy on the bay mare, had joined the Liberty Boys just after the battle of Monmouth, but had al ready become a great favorite. He was a jolly, dashing sort of chap, brave as a lio withal, and just the sort of fellow t o make plenty of friends without getting over it. His name was Jack Warren; he was just past sixteen years of age, was handsome, brave and manly and seemed be without fear. There was a. house in sight up the hill back of a stone all, and it was here that Jack thought he might learn omething. Upon the waters o f N arragansett Bay, in p lain sight fro m Dick and Jack stood, were three or four British shipa of war. "If D'Estaing had not saile d away just as we expected to have his help, those vessels would not come so far up the bay, Jack,'' said Dick. " No, but you can't place much confidence in the se French men,'' said Jack, dismounting. "They are too flighty." "But the French are our fri!i)nds, Jack, " said Dick, with a smile. "Yes, because we are fighting the British, who are thei r old enemi e s. If we were not at war with the E'nglish, the French would not bother with us." "You may be right, Jack, and at any rate D'Estaing , c om ing with his fleet and promising to send four thousand men ashore to help us drive the British from Rhode Island, has sudd enly set off after Lord Howe and left us to do our fight ing alone." "Yes, and because Sullivan seized Quaker Hill a little i n advance of the time set, he got his back up and made a fuss ." "You seem to be pretty well posted, Jack," laughed Dic k . " A fellow could not be with the Liberty Boys long, Dic k , and not learn a lot of the history of his country," replied Jack readily. . . "Very true, if he really wanted to learn, Jack." "And now I'll go and study the geography of Rhode Isl and for a little while and see if I can learn anything of the enemy." Jack then jumped over the stone wall and w a lked up the hill toward the house he had pointed out. The British had carried things with a high hand in Rhod e Island for the past two years and the Americans had de termined to drive them out. An attempt to do so had been made the year before, but had failed, and now Congress thought that something ought to be done about it. General Greene had come down from Providence and Gen eral Sullivan had crossed over the Seaconnet Chann el at Tiverton to the east and taken possessi o n of Quaker Hlii. Besides the forces o f the two American generals, Coun t D'Estaing had promised t o send a force of four thousand troops fro m his ships, but had not done so. Instead he had left Narragansett Bay in pursuit of L ord Howe's ships, and the Americans were now acting inde pendently. Dick Slater and the Liberty Boys were now at Quaker Hill, and Dick himself, being a spy of some note, having been employed by Genera l Washington on many occasi ons, had gone out to see what he could learn. He had taken Jack Warren -with him, and now Jack, anx ious to do something, was advancing up the hill toward the house. Dick dismounted from his black horse, which was called Major, and stood looking after Jack, the two horses s tand ing i n the r oad.


2 THE LIBERTY BOYS AT QUAKER HILL. Jack disappeared behii:id some trees over the crest ot the "Oh , you made her acquaintance, did you?" laughed Dick. hill and Dick waited anxiously for his return. "You didn't lose any time, Jack?" The boy had not been very long with the Liberty Bo y s "I was talking with them just before the redcoats came and was apt to be a bit impetuous at time s , though no one up. They d i d not s ee me at first. Mrs. Dame told me they could doubt his bravery. h a d been ordered to leave and Marcia thought it was a Dick was therefore a little anxious about him and kept his shame." eye fixe d on the top of the hill over which the young fellow "That is the young lady's name?" had di s appeared. "Yes. She's a very nice gfrl/1 Crack-erack-bangl "She's m a de an impression already, has she, Jack?" The sound of muskets and pistols was suddenly heard. laughed Dick. Jack had evidently discovered the enemy sooner than he "Non se nse! " said Jack, coloring. "I kno-w all about girls, had expected. I've got a si ster of my own. I just talked to her, that's all." Bang-bang-bang! "All righ t, J a ck , " said ' Dick, with a laugh. "I thought you Things were evidently growing lively on the other side of were huuying thi ngs, that's all." the hill. "No , not a bit of it," and now Jack laughed himself. "I'm The n suddenly Jaclc appeared, running at full speed. not in love, Dick. She's a nice girl, though." After him came a party of r e dcoats arme d with muskets "Perhaps we can drive the redcoats out, and then Mrs. and p i stols. D d d 1 Jack had a big pistol in his hand and now he turned and ame an h e r aug iter can live in their house again." "I hope so.• The en emy are carrying things altogether too fireq point-blank at his pursuers. loftily in Rhode Island." One of them staggered to his knees, but quickly got up again and came on with a rush. "You are quite right, Jack, and it is to be hoped that we "Hur ry, Jack, hurry!" cried Dick in a shrill tone. "Don't will soon be abl e to drive them out." let the redcoats catch you." Reaching Quak e r Hill, they were greeted by several of The Brit i s h w ere g-aining on the boy, how e v e r, and blazing the Liberty Boy s , foremost among whom was a fine, manly-away at him, besides, in the liveliest fashion. look ing bo y of Dick's own age, wearing the uniform of a Something mus t be done at once to save the young patriot. li eutenant. Jack came running down the hill, closely pursued by the This was Bob Estabrook, the lieutenant of the Liberty redcoats. Boy s , and Dic k Slater's clo sest fri end. Dicij: sprang to the top of the wall, took quick aim and Bob's sister, Alice, was Dick ' s sweetheart, while Edith fired. Slater, Dick' s si ster, was Bob's. The pursuer received a bullet in the shoulder and "Well, Dick, anything going on among the enemy?" asked drnpped liis musket. Bob. Crack-crack! "Y e s , they g a ve J ack a lively chase, and we both had io Dick q ui ckly whipped out a brace of pi s tols and fired. run fo r it. Jack stirr ed up a nest of them unawares." It was not so much his purijose to kill the redcoats as to "Shure an' d he r idcoats is as bad as dhe yeller jackets," stop them from capturing or wounding Jack. spoke up a jolly-looking Irish boy. Two of the pursuing party about to fir e upon Jack were This was Patsy B rannig an. hit in the arm and the leg, respectively. "We ll, t he n , we'll have to burn them out, Patsy, the same Their shots flew wild, as a consequence. as. we do wi t h the hornets," d e clared Mark Morrison, one of More redcoats appeared at the top of the hill. the braves t of the Liberty Boys. On cam e Jack at full speed, took a flying leap and went "Shure an' w e w ill, me bhy, but av anny av us gets dull over the wall at a bound. , an' waifts a loiv ely toi me , a ll he need be

THE LIBERTY BOYS AT QUAKER HILL. 3 Bob Estabrook was an .impetuoJs, . outspoken fellow, who always gave free vent to his opinions. "I don't like the way he has acted in this affair at all " Bob went on. "He has stuck out for orders of has delayed this and that, and now when we are all ready sails away to give battle to Lord Howe on the sea, when our one object is to drive the -British out of Rhode Island. I've no patience with him.'1 Bob was not alone in his adverse opinion of D'Estaing for there were many who criticised him just as severely and Dick was well aware of it. ' "Well, let us hope for the best, Bob," he said. "It will be only a matter of a delay of a day or so." . "It may be longer than that, Dick. There's a storm com ing up outside and we don't know how long it may last." "It does look threatening, for a fact, Bob," said Dick, who had been studying the weather. "Still, I don't see how we are going to help it." "We can't," said Bob, impatiently, "and that's just what me mad. If we could help it, it would be all right." Dick laughed, for he was used to Bob's impulsive way, and then went out to have another look at the weather. Quaker Hill was one of the highest eminences in Rhode Island, commanding a fine view of the bay and of Seaconnet Channel. There was every indication of a heavy storm, the wind beginning to blow sma1tly with every prospect of increasing Ito a gale. The next morning it blew a gale indeed, accompanied with rain, and the men in camp were most uncomfortable. By night scarcely a tent was left standing, the men were drenched, the powder was saturated, many of the horses died and there was great suffering. The Liberty Boys had taken extra care to protect themselves, and being at the base of the hill, their tents did not suffer as much as those of the or of the lnilitia, their horses also being well looked after. "Shure an' Oi'm glad we're not on dhe top av dhe hill, Cookyspiller," said Patsy, strengthening his tent ropes. "Yah, I bet me," said Carl, "we would blowed avay been in a hurry off we was dere, I bet you.'' "Yis, an' me tint wor blown dow n as it was, but av Oi wor up dhere, dhe 'hole t'ing wud have gone, an' me wid it. Yez may be t'ankful dhat yez are so fat, Dootchy.'' "For why dot was?" "Becos av yez wor not, ye z wud blo w away in dhe wind, tint, horse an' iverything. It's a good t'ing yez wor down here." "Yah, I bet me." "Shure an' it wud be a funny t'ing to see yez go blowin' out to say loike a balloon, Cookyspiller, an' nivel,' shtoppin' till yez got to France. Dhat's a free passage yez wud loike, me bhy." "No, sir, I don'd was lige dot.'' "Shure an' av yez loike dhe say no bether nor mesilf. Cookyspiller, yez'll niver l'ave Ameriky. It makes me dhat sick dhat Oi can't avin mintion it widout gettin' a funny feelin' at me shtummick. Shure an' Oi d-o be feelin' it now." 'hen Patsy got to work on his tent again to make it' more secure. The storm lasted for two days longer, and the troops were in a deplorable state, and yet their courage and ardor were not abated. In anticipation of D'Estaing's speedy return, they determined to advance to within a much less distance of the enemy's lines and to begin offensive Prior to this move, while they were still at Quaker Hill, Dick Slater set off on horseback with a party of the Liberty Boys to do some reconnoitering for General Greene. Bob Estabrook, Mark Morrison, Jack W!il'ren, Ben Spur lock, Sam Sanderson, Patsy, Carl and three or four more went with Dick, all being mounted and well armed and ready for any emergency. It was not long before one came up and they were able 'to show their mettle. , J---CHAPTER III. TURNING OUT THE REDCOATS. "Shure an' Oi'm glad dhe rain an' dhe wind do be over," remarked Patsy as they rode on. "Maybe you was got der vind und der rain off dose pullets pooty said Carl "How You was lia'.e dose?" "Shure an' Oi don't moind," said Patsy carelessly. "Humbug!" snorted Carl. They had ridden four or five miles when Dick called a halt and said : "I think we might divide our party and set off in two or three directions so as to cover more ground." Dick, Bob, Sam and Ben went off toward the bay, Mark, Jack and a boy by the name of Phil Waters keeping straight ahead, while Patsy, Carl and the rest went to the eastward, toward Seaconnet Channel. The three boys were riding along, an eye on the road ahead of them, when they suddenly heard a scream. In an instant they dashed arouhd a clump of trees which hid the road in front of them. "Hello, that's Miss Dame!" shouted Jack. A young girl seen in the road struggling with a British officer who was trying to kiss her. The three boys raced toward the redcoat with a shout. "Here, clear out, y ou redcoat!" shouted Jack. The English officer, seeing three boys in Continental uniform coining, suddenly retreated. The boys dismounted, and Jack said: "We heard you scream and came at once. Was that red coat trying to kiss you?" "Yes, the impudent upstart was. You are the boy who m the soldiers tried t o catch the other day, are you not?" "Yes, I'm Jack Warren. These are two of the Liberty Boys, Mark Morrison and Phil Water9. This is Marcia Dame, boys." "I am pleased to meet ;my of the Liberty Boy s," said the girl, "and especially just now." Mark and Phil said they were very glad to be of any service to a patriot girl and hoped that she had not been fright ened. "I was not frightened," said Marcia, "but I was angry at that insolen t officer, and so I screamed.'' "Is he one of the party who took your mother's house without asking leave?" asked Jack. "Yes, and constantly annoys me by his attentions, although he must see that they are most distasteful to me." "That does not stop a Briton from taking what he wants, whether it be property or kisses," said Phil. "And is your house still used as quarters by the British?" asked Jack. "Yes . We are in the little cottage back of the house, but it is not so convenient." , , "And these high-handed redcoats, with their boasted aris-tocracy, turned you and your mother out?" asked Phil. "Yes," said Marcia. "It's a confounded shame," said Plu1. "So it is," said Mark, 1'but wait a few days and we'll turn 'em out." "I say, boys," chuckled Jack, "perhaps we won't have to wait a few days to turn 'em out." "What do you mean, Jack?" asked Mark. "You've got an idea, I know." • "These are some of the fellows that made me go tearing down the hill the other day till I was all out of breath.'' "Well ?1 ' said Mark and Phil, at the same moment. "Now we'll give them a fright and see how they like hav ing to run. Come ahead, we'll turn 'em out, and if they want to occupy property that doesp't belong to them, let them take the cottage.'' "Good," cried Phil. "They'd tum ladies out and now we'll turn them out." Marcia laughed at the idea, but said: "You must not take too great a risk, boys. There may be a large party there." "Oh, we can get more if we want 'em," declared Jack. "Dick Slater is not far off." "I'll go ahead and se e how many of them are in the house." "May I go with you?" asked Phil. ''Why, yes, of course, but I thought I'd go ahead to warn you." Phil went ahead, leading his horse, while Mark winked at Jack, laughed and said: "That looks like a cutout, Jack, doesn't it?" "No, not at all. I have no more claim to the girl than any one else.'' "But you introduced her to Phil, and now he walks off with her," laughed Mark, who was disposed to tease Jack. "Well, I have no objection, if she has not. Phil is a good fellow and she is a good girL"


4 THE LIBERTY BOYS AT.QUAKER HILL. ...... "You didn't think anything of the sort," laughed Jack. "You want to say that you thought she was my girl, but you did not think so at all." "And you don't mind Phil's walking off with her like that?" "No, why should I? I never s aw her before the othe r day. Hello, Phil is signalling." The two boys jumped on their horses and rode forward at a gallop. Phil and Marcia were waiting for them at the top of a little hill. "There's only one or two of 'em in the house," said Phil. "Good," laughed Jack. "We'll g o at them all a-flying and rout them out of that." Mark laughed and said: "All right, Jack; we'll do it and make these fellows pay for setting you to running the other time." Then the three Liberty Boys went racing toward the house with loud shouts. "Down with the redcoats; lib erty forever!" they yelled. In a moment two redcoats came tearing out of the house in great alarm. "After them," shouted Jack, firing his pistol. The redcoats tore down the road, two or three more coming out of the house and following them post haste. They had got the idea that there was a full company of Continentals coming after them and they fled in great haste. Then the three boys rode to the cottage, back of the large:i; house. Mrs. Dame came out ind Jack said: . "We won't have you turned out of your house, ma'am, for a lot of redcoats." "Jack is right, madam," added Mark. "It's a shame." "Come on, fellows," said Jack, "and throw out these, red-coats' belongings." "Hello, there's Dick and Bob," cried Phil. Dick's party now came up, the young captain asking: in a fight, boys?" "No, but we gave a few redcoats a fright to pay for the surprise I had the other day." . Jack then told what they proposed doing. "Good," said Bob. "It's a shame that these ladies should be turned out for a party of high!handed officers. Why, Washington himself would not do it, and these men are not generals by any . means." 1 The boys then quickly set to work and threw the baggage of the redcoats into the front dooryard. "There's something else we want to get rid of," said Dick. The British flag was flying from a window on the floor above. " I'll soon have that down,'' cried Jack. '!'hen he ran indoors, hurried upstairs, pulled the flag from the staff and threw it on the ground. "I say," said Bob, as the flag fluttered down; "I see some redcoats coming." "We'll be ready for them," said Dick, giving a shrill whistle. In a short time Patsy, Carl and their party came up. Dick then lined up his little party in the road, the red coat s being seen now quite distinctly. There were more than there were of the Liberty Boys. The latter were so disposed, however, as to . seem to be more than they were. "Get your servants to move your things into the house, Mr. Dame,'' said Dick. "If these redcoats want an outpost here, let them take the cottage. It is quite good enough for them." "An' betther," said Patsy. "Shure dhe pigshty wud be good enuff." "Charge!" said Dick suddenly, and straight for the redcoats flew the daring boys. CHAPTER IV. • IN THE CITY. '!'he redcoats were on foot, while the Liberty Boys were mounted, which gave Dick's party the advantage. , Dick and his brave boys charged with a rush and a roar, uttering ringing s'houts. The enemy seemed to think that a regiment was upon them. They beat a hasty retreat, any great di:Jtance. but Dick did not pursue them "That will pay for the run they gave you the other day, Jack," he said, with a laugh. "That's what I wanted to do," said Jack, "and I would have liked to keep them running clear into Newport." "It's very likely they will send back a larger party from the outer line," observed Dick, "and we may as well fall back." "We gave them a good scare, at any rate," declared Bob, "and that is something, and then we not running away from a party smaller than our own." The boys now retraced their steps, stopping at the house on their way. Dick spoke to Mrs. Dame, who was a fine-looking Quaker lady of middle age, and with a most aristocratic air. "Remain in your own house, madam," said Dick, "and do not glve it up to these arrogant redcoats. The cottage is quite good enough for them, if they want to make their quarters here." While the Libe1ty Boys halted, Phil Waters took occasion to talk to Miss Marcia, which caused Mark to say, teasingly, to Jack: "He isn't losing any time, is he, Jack? He'll cut you out, if you are not careful." "Why don't you cut him out, Mark?" asked Jack. "Oh, but I've got a girl of my own, you kno w,'' dE1clared Mark. 'Well, how do you know I haven't one also?" asked Jack, with a grin. "Have you? You never told me." "I don't tell all I know," chuckled Jack, and Mark gave up his teasing. As Dick had said they might, the iedcoats presently sent a still larger pa1ty against them. The gallant boys made a dash as if to charge, fired a vol ley , wounding several redcoats, and then wheeled in a body and escaped. "Well, I'm satisfied now,'' said Jack Warren, with a laugh. "Shure, dhin, an' Oi'm not, me bhy," declared Patsy emphatically. "Oi'd loike to dhroive dhim aU inter dhe bay beyant, an' kape dhim dhere, begorrah!" The l ' edcoats did not pursue the little party for any great distance, evidently fearing, a trap of some sort. The little party got away safely, therefore, and returned to camp. Shortly afterward the Americans advanced in three di visions to within two miles of the enemy's lines and began erecting batteries. , When these were finished they began bombarding the works of the British. Haying gained this much, they did not advance again, but waited ;for D'Estaing's return, expecting him to join them upon his arrival. The day after the advance of the Americans Dick went to General Greene's headquarters at Middletown. The general knew Dick's ability as a spy and said: " I would like to have you go into Newport, Captain Slater, ascertain if you can. the exact strength of the enemy and find out if any counter movements are to be made against us." "I will gladly do so, general," said Dick. ."I had contem plated making just such a trip on my own account ." "Do so, then, and report to me upon your return. See General Sullivan also, as he may have instructions." Sullivan was quartered five miles from Newport, and on is way to the city Dick stoppeq to see and confer with him. There were many farms outside the city and many of the farmers went to Newport to sell their produce. Early one morning before the heat of the day a farmer's wagon loaded with produce, covered by a heavy tarpaulin and drawn by two strong horses, approached the British lines. It was driven by a bearded man of fifty, who was accom panied by a smooth-faced boy dressed in rough clothing and wearing a coarse straw hat. "Going into town, Farmer Peckham?" asked the sentry. "Yaas, I got a load o' truck ter sell, an' I thort I'd make an 'arly start." "Who's the boy? I never saw him before." "He's m' help an' I'm takin' him 'long ter look arter th' hosses."


THE LIBERTY BOYS AT QUAKER HILL. 6 "We ll, he doesn't look as if he knew enough for even that," the man laughed. he ain't over bright, but he's clever an' does what I tell him, an' I guess that's 'bout all I c'n expect." "Well, lo ok out that he doesn't let any one steal your horses, Mr. Peckham,'' laughed the sentry. "Why, he doesn't look as if h e knew enough to go in when it rain,s." The boy on the wagon seat stared stupjdly all this time as though he had no idea that the sentry's remarks referred CHAPTTR V. LIVELY TIMES. When Dick had gine to the city Jack Warren, Mark Mor rison and Phil Waters set out on a little tour o.f their own. B ob Estabrook, who was left in charge of the camp, gave them permission to leave, but warned them not to go too far away. . . . "You want to look out how you go off with Jack, Phil," The drove ?n, and. m time passed the second lme, ,.said Bob. "He's the greatest fellow to get into scrapes." ( to him. and at last Dick was m the city. "Oh I can look out for myself I think " laughed Phil. "It. not do to by Mr. "Ma'.rk is pretty good for into trouble, too," added he said .w:th a for I don t think I am as stupid as I Bob, "but he isn't anything like Jack." looked Just now. "Then I'll have to take care o f them," retorted Phil with "I guess not," chuckled the farmer, "and if that smart a grin. sentry had knowed I had the cute patriot spy, Dick Slater, The three boys set out on their horses and rode till they in my wagon, he'd 've opened his eyes a bit, I . came in sight of Mrs. Dame's house before they began to "That shows that it does not do to be too sure," said Dick. exercise any caution. "I'm obliged to you for the lift and will try to go out with "The flag is down from the cottage," remarked Phil. "The you when you leave." redcoats must have thought we were getting too close to Dick then took leave of the farmer, who was a staunch them." patriot and set off on his tour in search of information'. "There's a fellow over in the eld that would object to The British generals were quartered in various residences the red flag, I fancy," chuckled Jack. "He seems to be exof the town which they had taken possession of without cited 'over something now." asking l e ave' of the owners. "I don't see any one," muttered Mark. "Where do you see One of these was on the hill not far froI? the queer old Jack?" . ,,, . . ' Norse ruin, known even then as the "old mrll,'' at that George, is some one. cried Phil. "In danger, time having a roof and being three or four f,eet higher than tooP.h"l l"ttl h d f th t d Id now. i was a i e a ea o e res , an cou see :more of the field than they could. Dick knew the residence in which the British general was There was a bull in the field, and it was to him that Jack quartered and determined to get within, if possible, so as refened. . to learn what he could of the enemy's movements. , There was a path along one side of the house leading to the rear and Dick walked around that way and found a negro woman standing at a window. "Want any farm "truck to-day?" he asJced. "Bl es s you' haht, son, we done got in eve'yt'ing a'ready," the negress said, with a broad smile. "Goin' ter be pooty hot to-day," Dick ventured. "Yaas, Ah reckon it am, but yo' cain't get it too hot fo' m e," and the woman laui;hed. "Yer don' mind my settin' here in th' shade?" "No, sah, yo' jus' take you' comfo't.". " "Yer got er lot er gin'rals an' sech m ther ;house, hain't yer?" " 'Deed we has, but Ah don't keer fo' dem." "Yer don't?" in surprise. "I never see er gin'ral. How do they look 7" "H'm! dey don't look no diff'rent from anybody else. Dey're jus' men dat's all , " returned the woman scornfully. ,;But a; n•t they got red coats an' plumes an' gold all over 'em? I'd like ter see er gin'raL" "Lawsee ef yo' wants to see 'em, jus' yo' go upstaihs an' look at' 'em honey. Yo'll find 'em walkin' around thick as bees 'round a •iassy jug. 'Tain't nuffin' ter see 'em." "Right up these sta,irs ?" asked Dick. . "Yaas, raight up here. Lawsee, ef yo' keer fur dem t'ings, yo' is welcome, Ah'm shuah. Ah don' hab no time ter look at dem an' Ah don't keer 'fo' dem nohow." "I'd jus' like ter see er gin'ral powerful!" declared Dick. "Waal, yo' jus' g o up an' look at dem, but Ah reckon yo'll be plumb disapp'inted, son." Dick entered the house and went up the backstairs to the main floor. Knowing the plan 'of most of the houses of that time, Dick knew just where to go and in a short time he w,as in an ante-room beyond, which was a large room used as an office by the general. r. Advancing carefully, Dick listened and heard the officers discussing certain matters of interest. In a few minutes he .heard enough to satisfy l).im c9nce:rn ing the enemy's intentions and then made his way out and downstairs without being discovered. "Waal, son, wha' yo' fink o' dem sojer mans now?" asked the negress. "I guess they 'ain't much," said Dick. ''l'd rather see Gin'ral Wash'ton any time," and then he went away quite matisfied with his visit. Ascending a little rise, Phil saw Marcia Dame hurrying across the field towards the road. 1 The bull was tossing his head and stamping and now he started toward the girl with a rush. Phil saw in an instant that Marcia could not reach the wall ahead of the bull. He sprang from his horse and leaped over the wall. Not wishing to kill the bull, he seized a good-sized stone from the top of the wall. He let drive with this full at the animal's h ead . It struck him squarely in the forehead and dazed him. "Good boy, Phil; let him have another,'' cri e d Jack. Phil had not waited for Jack's suggestion. He picked up another stone and hurled it with great pre cision. It struck the bull on the forehead and brought him to a halt. "Run, Marcia, run, I'll look out for him," cried Phil. Then he seized four or five smaller stones and began a regular bombardment with them. He struck the bull on the forehead, on the nose, in the eyes and on the sidei putting in one after another shot with great rapidity. The result of this fusillade was that the bull gave a sud den snort, turned about and went bellowing across the field with his tail in the air. Then Phil lifted Marcia over the wall and said: "There, you're all right now, and he has gone. You are not hurt?" "No, but I was terribly frightened. I did not know he yras in the field. He is not usually kept there." "You're a great marksman, Phil," said Jack, with a laugh. "Yes, it was fine to see him bombarding that }lull with stones,'' added Mark. "But you had nothing red about you," said Jack. "That bull violated precedent entirely." Phil and Marcia walked toward the house together, Jack and Mark following. "Have the redcoats left the cottage?" asked Phil. "Yes, they evidently thought that you were getting too close to them." "We may be closer yet, and I'd like to see them driven out of Rhode Island," replied Phil decid ed ly. "I hope they will be," answered Marcia. "You Liberty Boys will feel very proud at helping to drive them out, won't you?" "Yes," said Phil. Reaching the house, where Mark and Jack soon Joined them, Mrs. Dame asked them all in,


• 6 THE LIBERTY BOYS AT QUAKER HILL. " I am g lad that I ca n invite thee in w i thout f ear of the r edcoats giving thee alarm." "I haven ' t got over tha t firs t c hase they gave me yet," said J a ck , "and eve r y time I g e t a c l;a nc e to m ake redcoat run, I'm goi n g to do it." "T}lee s h ould not harbor reveng e, my bo y ," said the lady, with a pleasant sm il e . "Peri1aps not, ma'am, but I do j:st the same, " said Jack. "I am glad to kn o w that t h e redco ats hav e left your hous e, Mrs. Dame," observed Mark. "It' s a shame to have to furnish l odg in g f o r the ene my." "It is indee'd a wrong, as thee says, my boy, but there are many things t h a t might be w orse." "Yes f o r some of these red coats w ould not even allow you a cott :{ge t o li ve in w hil e they occu pie d the mans ion." "No , " said Jack, "the:). 'd take that for a stable , as they u s ed t h e old So uth Meeting House in B osto n . " "Yes and t h e patriot.. drove them out o f it, just as we will drlve them o u t o f lsland/' s aid Mark. "We ll, we may have bvfile li vely times doing it, but we'll do it just the same. " . . Phil a n d Marcia were ov e r by a wmdow engag ed 11'1. an animated conversati on , others b ein g in the front part of the r oom . , J a ck cha n ced to glance out of" the w indow presently , and at onc e h e exclaimed: "I d on't want to shorte n a p l easant v isit, but I s e e of the enemy coming up, and t h e y can see our horses pla mly. Mar k shot a g l ance out o f the window and said: " J o v e ! y ou're r i g ht, J ac k . There's no time to be lost!" . The boys at o nc e mad e a rush for the door and their horses, which the r e dc oats had see n jus t as Jack had declared they wo uld. _ . . . They were racing tow a r d them with the idea of capturmg the m. J a ck had n o notion o f l osing hls favorite bay mare, how e ver, and h e fai r l y flew to the gate. "D o'vn with ' em, boys,'' cri ed Mark, firi n g a shot and putting a bullet throu g h the c ocked h a t of the l eadin g redcoat. The bovs were all on their horses b y t his time, and J a ck fo llowed Mark' s shot with another . ' "I wish we cou l d mllke them take t o their heel s, " h e said, ''but t h ey are too many for u s. " Away went the boys, but the redcoats did not follow them t o any great distl!Jlce . . "They're afraid of falling into some sort of a trap," said Jac k , presentlv looking back. "We're safe enough . They ai e not following u s." "I don ' t see why they cou l d not have staye d away," mut t ered Phil impatiently, and Jack ;m d Mark l o ok e d at e a ch other and l aughed. Rea('.hing the camp at last, Bob met them and asked: "Well , did you find out anything '1" " Onlv that the redcoats are sending out sco utin g parties, the same as we are," replied Mark. "They gave Jack a ch ance to show the speed of that bay mare of h l s . " " J thoup-ht you'd get into trouble," laughed B o b. "Well. Phil stopped to interview a b ull/' c h u ckle d Jack, "and after that we had t o go to the h o u!le, and t h en-well , then the redcoats came along. Some fe1lows tilquire such a J o n g time to sav ' how d'ye do ' to their girls." Then Phil hlushPd and Mark and Jack c h uckl e d and Bob had to have the whole story. " S ,nre an' Qi knowed dhat av dhim t'ree fell e y s wint out b e dhimsilves, dhey'd get int o some soort av thr ouble," laughed Patsy. "Dot was nodings, " said Carl. "Yo u was i nto droubles got efery dime you was wen t oui d . " "Go ' n wid yez, Cookyspi!ler, Qi rlon ' t,'' retorted Patsy. "It' s on'y phwin O i do be wid ye dhat somet'ing happens , beJZorr:ih.'' "Dot was s o a lretty, but yo u don'd w a s went ouid off I do n ' d was went mit you to took care off you alretty.'' The b oys laughed and Patsy retorted: "G o'n w i d vez. Coo kyspiller; yez can't t ake care av yersilf, l e t alone luck afther me." " You both need taking care of, a s far as that goes," laughed B ob, "for you 're all the time gett ing either into trouble or in m i s chi e f." In t ime Dick came back from the city a n d the L iberty B oys were greatl y interested in hearin g t h e s tory of his adventures. "There's nothing been heard from either O'EstaiD." or How e yet," Dick said to Bob, "and the enemy are waiting, the same as we are." "I don't believe we can depend very much upon the count when he does get back," declared Bob, and 4is words proved most prophetic. CHAPTER VI. TAKING THE ENEMY UNAWARES. The next day Dick and Bob set off on their horses to reconnoiter. The British lines stretched right ac:t,0ss the island, which at this point, four miles from Newport, was quite narrow. On the west there seemed to be a ' sharper watch kept, and the greater part of the ships were on that side. In the east side toward Sachwest Point the British had fortified Barker's Hill so that the best point at which to penetrate the lines seemed to be the center. Dick did not care so much to get through as to note whe t her t h e line s had b een advanced or been made any stronger in anticipa t ion of an attack b y the Americans. Making their w a y partly by the roa d and partly across fields a n d through t h e woods, they reac h e d a r o a d running alongshore, the ships being plainly see n in the distance. They were still without the British lines :wh e n they espied a hou s e by the roads id e and saw a redcoat com e out of it and walk d own to the water. He had not seen the m and they now w atche d the ho\lse from b e hindr.i tree.• In a moment two more British soldiers left the house and walked down to the water. Advancing cautiously on foot, letting their horses follow slo w l y , they soon saw what had taken the soldie r s to the water. T hey were preparing for a swim in the bay. T ethering the horses, Dick and Bob advanced rapidly, but cautiously , keeping trees, bushes or stone walls between the m and the redcoats. There might be more in the house, and this they wanted to asc ertain. Stealing forward alone, Dick approached the house in the r ear and l o oked in at a window. The window was irt a small rear room, but he could see through this to a front room where a British officer sat writ ing at a desk. S ignaling to Bob to come up, Dick told him what he had s e en. " I don't think there are any more in the house ," he said, " and I guess we can get his papers. They may be of use to us.'' "How are we going to find out if he is alone?" asked Bob. " B y entering the house. The fellows in the water won't trouble us." "No, I should say not," 1aughed Eob. "They are not in dress parade togs just at present." The n the boys entered the house by the tear door, passed rapid l y to the front and surprised the officer at his desk wtjting. He was starting to his feet, attempting to draw his pistols at sight of two of the e nemy, wlten Dick sai q quietly: "Pray b e seated. Lieutenant, you will p lease' take charge o f those de spatches. We may want them." "You're a couple of--" ' 1Saucy rebel s ,'1 interrupted Bob with a laugh, as he took u p the finished d espatches. "We are quite accustomed to that sort of c ompliment.'' "Pray fini s h the despatch you are engaged upon," said with extravagant courtesy. " ! W ofi't , " retortild the officer, doggE!dly. Dick whipped out his pistol in a trice and said sternly: "Sit down and finish that despatch." The officer sat down and took UJ? his pen. The n he began to write something that had nothing to do w ith the matter in hand. "Write what you were going to write," said Dick sternly, "I a m not one to be trifled with." "Allow me to make you acquainted with Captain Slater, of the Liberty Boy s ,'' said Bob. "I know that you English are great sticklers for ceremony and that you would not ev e n save a girl from dro\Vlling unless you had been introduced to her, and so 1 conform to your ideas. Captain, in traduce me to the lieutenant."


THE LIBERTY BOYS AT QUAKER HILL. 7 "This is Lieutenant Estabrook, of the Liberty Boys, Continental Army," said Dick. "I am Lieutenant Wilson, captain," said the British officer, awed by Dick's superior rank. "Very pleased to meet you, Lieutenant Wilson, under the circumstances," said Dick. "If you please, I would be happy • to have you finis h the despatch." "And if I don't?" asked the redcoat. For i:eply Dick flourished his pistol. "Needs must when the--" "Americans drive" laughed Bob, finishing the quotation. The lieutenan t ,;as deeply chagrined at being to finish the de spatches, but he saw that Dick was determined and that there was no help for it. Then, too, Bob relieved him of his pi st? ls said: . "It's a pity to interrupt those fellows m talk, Dick1 for I know that that is one of the sacred duties of an Eng-lislunan, but--" ,, . . "They pistols with them, you mean, Bob, said Dick with a smile. "Yes." "Go and relieve them of the dangerous articles. Lieutenant Wilson will make no trouble, I am certain." "You are a couple of--" "Were you going to say saucy rebels?" asked Bob as he left the house. "Impe1tinent fellows," finished the officer. "That is better," laughed Dick. "You don't know how tiresome the other expression has become. Don't let me interrupt you, my d ear sir. Pray finish." . . . "How did you manage to get so near bemg discovered?" the officer a s ked. "Because we are used to acting rapidly. We saw four men go to the shore to take their longed-for swim and we judged that you would be alone." . ,, "But we are not a stone's throw from our lmes. -"I don't know who threw the stone," laughed Dick, "but he must have been a David or some other wonder. 'l'he man who can throw a stone a quarter of a mije is WOI"th knowing." "How did you know that?" asked the redcoat, with a sickly slnile. ,, "d "Oh I did not arrive in Rhode Island yesterday, s:;i.i Dick. ' "But you are temporizing, lieutenant. Pray finish the despatch, and be sure that you get. it right." . Then the officer applied himself to his work wit}l. great diligence. Meanwhile Bob Estabrook's appearance on the beach had created a great commotion. The instant he appeared the three redcoats in the water made a hasty scramble for the shore. "Don't distress yourselves, men," Bob said, with provoking politeness. "Stay right where you are. I could not think of interrupting a gentleman's bath. Pray do not come out." The pistols which he pointed at them, more than his polite manner, persuaded the redcoats to remain in the water. Then he examined the three piles of clothes, nicely arranged on the sand beyond the reach of the waves, and quickly removed the pistols and cartridge boxes thera from. "Hi, there, you rebel, what are you doing?" yelled the men. "Those things might go off and hurt you," laughed Bob, "so I am guarding against accident." "Hello, lieutenant, rebels!" yelled the three unhappy redcoats in the water, with one voice. "You are ruining your voices to no purpose," sa"d Bob, with a gri;n. "My dearest friend, Captain Dick Slater, of the Liberty Boys, is taking excellent care of Lieutenant Wil son. Continue your bath, my man. It is a warm day and you will really feel all the better for a swim." Bob's consideratio11 for the redcgats was most refreshing under the cireumstances. They did not shQw the appreciation of his solicitude, which they might have done, however, for they fumed and fretted and used very intemperate language. Bob simply chuckled, however, removed all the weapons which Inight be used against him and Dick and went up to the house. Dick had forced the lieutenant te complete the despatches, 11.nn now. looking out of the window. made a significant e:esture to Bob, which the impetuous young fellow readily un-derstood. . Dick had seen a party of redcoats approaching alongshore. It was quite time for them to be going. In fact, as they left the house and hurried to the place their horses had been tethered, the enemy saw them and. gave chase. . . Dick and Bob were on their horses m a moment, how ever, and were soon safe from pursuit. CHAPTER VII . . THE BOYS ARE DISAPPOINTED. In two or three days Count D'Estaing returned, but not flushed with victory, as he had expected. He came back with disabled vessels, having had several engagements with the in _which both had suffered, and neither had won a decided victory. Upon leaving the harbor both the French and English fleets had contested for the weather gage for an entire day. r Then the storm came on and lasted for two days, which separated the belligerents, and nothing could be done. 'I\vo of the French ships were dismasted and the count's flagship lost her rudder and all her masts. . . In this condition she was borne down upon by a British frigate and received a broadside, but sustained little dam age. Then there were individual engagements between French and English ships in which much damage was done, but no victory obtained on either side. the French ships . returned and . Gen eral Greene and Lafayette visited D'Estamg. on board his vessel to consult with him on the course to be pursui;:d. They urged him to return with his fleet into Newport harbor, rep1esenting that the Briti3h garrison, disappointed at not receiving provision and ammunition from Lord Howe, were dispirited and would no doubt sulTender without resistance. • D'E'staing was disposed to comply, but his officers insisted upon his proceeding to Boston harbor for repairs to his ships. He yielded to them and sailed for Boston, leaving the Americans to take care of themselves. There was a great deal of disgust in the camp of the Liberty Boys when all this was known. . "I told you we could not rely upon those Frenchmen," sputtered Mark. "The count is looking out for himself, and we can go hang," declared Jack angrily. "Never mind, we have looked out for ourselves so far and we can do it still." "The French are fighting the English, not helping us," avowed Ben Spurlock. • "It's just what Inight have been expected," growled Sam Sanderson. "Shure, an' we are Americans, annyhow," muttered Patsy, "an' we want nothin' to do wid dhim parley vooses at all, at all." "Yah, dot was so, we was been Americans alretty," snorted Carl. "What we want mit dose frock eaders off Vrenchmen? We was got along mit oursellufs all right, I bet you." There was a great deal of adverse comment expressed against Count D'Estaing at that ti\ne for his conduct in the matter. It was not strange, therefore, that the Libe1ty Boys should have declared themselves as they did. In justification of D'Estaing, however, historians asse1t that he was disliked by his officers, who considered it an affront that a land officer should be placed over them, and cast impediment in his way, insisting in this particular instance that he should go to Boston instead of remaining at Newport. The Liberty Boys were boys of the time, however, and voiced the general opinion. "Never mind, Bob," said Dick, when the young lieutenant was sputtering his disgust, "we have got on so far with out the French, and we can probably continue to do so." "Yes, of course we ran," declared Bob; "but I , don't like this delay on one account." •


8 THE LIBERTY BOYS AT QUAKER HILL. •What is that, Bob?" "A lot of those militiamen and volunteers expected that we were going to fight at once and drive the British from Rhode Island, and they are getting discouraged." "I am afraid so myself, Bob," replied "but let us hope that something will be done soon so that they will be satisfied." CHAPTER VIII. PHIL'S BRAVERY. Bob Estabrook's declaration that the volunteers, disgusted at what they deem ed the perfidy of D'Estaing and despairing of success, would -leave for home, proved to be quite correct. . They began to leave the next day in great numbers. "There's a probability of our losing between two and three thousand of them, Dick," said Bob. "Can nothing be done to stop them, Bob?" asked Dick. "No, I have tried to induce them to stay, but they won't and no one else has any better than I have." "It's very unfortunate." The volunteers were leaving in great numbers, and in two days nearly three thousand had departed for their homes, despairing of the success of the expedition. During this time, Dick, wishing to learn if the enemy knew of this defection and what they were doing, sent out two or three parties of the Liberty Boys to reconnoiter. Mark Morrison, Jack Wan-en and Phil Waters comprised one of these parties. Mark was not only one of the bravest, but also one of the most trusted of the Liberty Boys. . Jack and Phil had not been so long in the company as Mark had, but they were both brave, and Mark knew that he could rel y upon them. He and Jack were already great chums, and their joking had no more rancor in it than did that of Patsy and Carl. With three such brave boys in a party there was likely to be lively times if they met any of the enemy. Dick cautioned all of the boys to avoid skirmishes if they could, but to do their best if they occurred and to learn all that they could. There being no longer any of the redcoats in or about Mrs. Dame's house, Ma1k decided to go there and thence make his way as near as he could to the British lines. "You may have a chance to see Miss Dame, Phil," said Mark. "That won't do at all," laughed Jack. "He will want to talk to her." "There won't be any time for that," said Mark, "so he'll have to be content with waving hi s h a nd as he rides past." Phil colored, bu t did not say anything, knowing well that the boys would tease him all the more if he did. As they rode past the Dam e house, however, nothing was to be seen of either Marcia or Mrs. Dame. They had ridden a short distance past the house, when they heard the barking of a dog and then a scream. Phil at once dashed ahead of the others around a bend in the road. ' Then Mark and Jack heard two shots in rapid succes sion. They both urged their horses forward, and in a moment car,ne upon Phil, on the ground, holding Marcia in his arms, while almost at his feet lay the body of a big dog, which WM frothing at the mouth, but quite dead. "Get tha t thing out of the way, boys, " said Phil. "If she sees it, she will faint again." "Jove, what a brute!" said •Jack. "Was he mad?" "Yes, and upon the poor gfrl. I reached her just in time." "Those were fine shots , " said Mark. "Either one wold have killed the beast, but yb u were not taking any rislts." Jack now dragged the bod y of the dead dog away and threw it over the wall, while Mark hurried to a brook not far distan t . and filled his h a t with water. They bathe d the 1

THE LIBERTY BOYS AT QUAKER HILL. 9 "It was anything but a lark for the redcoats,'' laughed I Patsy came down, still laughing, helped Carl pick up Ben. "This is the time they had a disagreeable surprise." barrow, while the German boy took the other: It was not far to Middletown, where General Greene was "Why you was sayed dot was der redgoats been, when quartered. dot was only a shackass making ein noise?" asked Carl. He was greatly pleased at Dick's exploit and ordered the "Shure, an' dhe ridcoats do be jackasse:; to think dhey prisoners sent to the main camp not far off, where they can bate us, Cookyspiller." were taken care of. "Und I dinks I was anoder." The officer was greatly chagrined, but would give no in"Phwat for?" formation concerning the enemy, declaring that the British '"l'o belie f me what you was toldt me all der dime." meant to hold Rhode Island, and that any attempt to drive "Shure, an' yez wud be wan av yez did not, me bhy." them out was sure to prove fruitless. Then they went on to the camp and the boys had plenty Mark and J ack told Dick how Phil had rescued Marcia for supper, besides hearing the story of Carl's descent, Dame and how they had subsequently been pursued by the which Patsy thought was too good to keep. redcoats. Dick Slater, upon his return, went to the top of one of Phil was praised on all sides for his gallant conduct and the many windmills in the neighborhood, and with a power-was a very pl"Oud and happy boy, although he said but little. ful sprglass looked all about him. . The volunteers were still leaving in great numbers, and He could see an unusual activity in the nearest of the Bob grew more and more indignant. enemy's lines, and judged that they were getting ready to "Those fellows ought to take a lesson from the Liberty advance. Boys," he said. "You don't catch any of us leaving till He reported this to General Greene, who was greatly in-the generals order us to do so." terested. "They may have joined just for this fight," said Mark, Since the of D'Estafng, Lafayette had been "and seeing no chance of winning it are going home." sent to Boston to solicit the counts return. "They don't know whether they 'have or not " sputtered He could get nothing more from D'Estaing than a prom-Bob. "Why don't they stay and see what they' can do." ise to march his troops by land to the aid of the Americans. "I give it up," lau. ghed Mark. was too late fol' this now and a retreat was deemed That afternoon Patsy said to Carl as they were sitting . . d in the shade of a tent trying to keep cool: . This was to conducted with great seci;-ecy, however, an "Cookyspiller, me bhy, av we don't hunt around dhere'll m the best of s0 that the enemy might not be aware be nothin' to ate intoirely for dhe bhys dhis noight." of what takmg place. . , . "Well, why you don'd was got somedings ?" asked Carl. The Americans had. already fortified Bltt s Hill. at the "Yo wa der oogk ain't it?" northern end of the island, an.d here they determined to u s c ' . . make a stand and hold a counCil of war. Thei:i off th_ey went to get supplies for the kitchen, Carl Dick was disappointed, but the desertions had left the trundling a big wheelbarrow. , . besieging army smaller -than that of the British and a When. they got to Mrs. Dame s the good lady retreat was therefore the only practicable move that could them kindly and. gave them a full banow load of thmgs be made. for the camp. "Shure, an' it's hoighly deloighted dhe bhys will be, ma'am,'' said Patsy, "an', it's much obloiged Oi am mesilf. Take howld av dhe barrer, Cookyspiller, an' be off wid yez, an' don't be axin' for annyt'ing ilse." Carl started off with the barrow, but just as he got to the top of the same hill down which Jack Warren had raced with the redcoats after him, a donkey began to bray. "Rin, Dootchy; rin, dhe ridcoats are afther yez!" cried Patsy, letting out a yell. The donkey tried to make a louder noise than Patsy did and succeeded. Carl, frightenec;l at the terrible din, started down the hill on a run. What, with the loaded barrow and the steep grade, Carl ran faster than he woul d have lik e d. The barrow got away from • him, but he began running after it as if unwilling to let it go. Over went the barrow, its contents rolling and jumping and bouncing down the hill , Carl bouncing and rolling and jumping after them. Patsy, standing at the top of the hill, roared with laughter at Carl's mishap. The donkey brayed louder than ever and Carl rolled all the faster, bringing up at last against the stone wall at the b ottom . "Shure, an' yez got down foin e, Cookyspiller, an' in no toime at all, at all , " roared Patsy. Carl picked himself up, heard the donkey braying and asked: . "What you was laff at alretty, Batsy? You t'ought dot was been vunny? Dry it yourselluf und saw how you lige dot." "Shure, an' Oi'm not la!li.n' at all, at all, Cookyspiller." "Don'd I was heerd you?" asked Carl indignantly. "Shtop off dot." "Shure, an' dluit's dhe donkey dhat do be laffin', me bhy." "Oh, dot was dot oder shackass, is it?" "Yis, no; dhere's no odther wan. Phwat do yez mane be dhat ?" said Patsy confusedly. "Dot was your bruder what was laff. Oxcuse me, r was t'ought dot was you alretty." "Go'n wid yez; dhat's not me brother." "Dot was all righd. Come der hill down alretty und hellup me nicked un dose din2"s." CHAPTER X. A. HOT FIGHT. The retreat was to be made at three in the morning. They were to take all their stores and artillery and oc cupy Batt's Hill, twelve miles from Newport. In some manner their retreat was discovered, however, and the enemy began a pursuit. At daylight a council of war was called. General Greene proposed to march back and meet the enemy on the west road. Here there were only the Hessian chasseurs and two Anspach regiments. . On the east road there was General Smith with two regiments and two flank companies. Greene's advice was not taken, however, and the enemy was allowed to collect and fortify the two hills to the east of Batt's Hill. One of these, the nearest, was Quaker Hill, where the Liberty Boys had already been stationed. The other was Turkey Hill. "They've got our old camping ground," said Bob to Dick. "Yes, and we may have trouble in driving them from it,'' Dick answered. "It was a pity that General Greene's advice was not taken,'' muttered Bob. "Yes, but we've got to make the best of. it now.'' Early in the forenoon a detachment of the enemy aci vanced toward -the American left. General Greene at once despatched Dick and the Liberty Boys to drive them back. The task was one entirely to the taste of Dick and his brave boys. They were already in the saddle, and it was no task to get away. . "Forward, Liberty Boys!" cried Dick. Flags waving,. drums beating, bugles sounding and brave boys cheering, off they all started. They were all in high spirits and eager to drive back the enemy, and not one would have remained behind. Catching sight of the enemy, they dashed forward with loud cheers. "Down with the redcoats!" cried Dick. "Drive back th4invaders and hirelings!"


10 THE LIBERTY BOYS AT QUAKER HILL. ';Libe1ty forever; down with the Hessians!" echoed the brave boys as they rushed on. It mattered not how many of the enemy there were. They were not afraid to charge them, do what mischief they could, and then, if necessary, fall back . 1;hey dashed ahead with a cheer, therefore, and follow in g the tactics at Bunker Hill, fired when they saw the whites of the enemy's eyes. .'.'Fire !" shouted Dick. There was a roar of musketry and many gaps were made in the ranks of the redcoats. "Charge!" shouted Dick. On they das hed, using pi s tol and saber, and givmg the enemy a taste of their quality. The charge was an impetuous one and was bound to have its effect. _ ' l ' h e redcoats wavered and the fearless youths pressed forward. . " Ch arge!" screamed Dick, waving his sword and settmg an example to the rest. . The intrepid lads followed where he l ed, with a che er. Then a pistol volley was fired and there were more gaps in the redcoat ranks. "Down with 'em!" fairly yelled the brave boys. Nothing could withstand that whirlwind. charge. The enemy fell back toward Quaker Hill. "B'lck with 'em!" yelled Bob. "Don't give 'em a minute's rest!" "Drive 'em up the hill and down again!" cried Mark. "Dhrive dhim inter dhe say, dhe robbers!" roared Patsy. With a ruslf and a roar, the gallant lads charged the enemy and swept them before them. "Shweep them away loike dusht before dhe broom, be golTa," yelled Patsy. ;'Away wid dhim, me bowld bhys." The ene m y were driven back to Hill and then the Liberty Boys joined their own forces to do whatever might be required of them. . Their success in driving back the encroachmg redcoats made them want to do more and they were eage1 for a fight. 'l'hey had not lost one of their number, a nd none had been wounded, although bullets had been flying all around them. "We want Quaker Hill," delared Jack Warren with a. laug h, "and that is why we did so well." "We may g et it yet," was the reply of Mark Morrison. "At any rate, we'll . give them a tussle for it," PJ?-t in Ben, who, for all that he was a jolly boy, had fought hke a tiger in the recent skirmish. Shortly after this the British opened a brisk cannonading upon the Americans from the two hills. It was returned with spirit from Batt's Hill, and for some time the air was filled with flying shells. "Let them cannonade us if they like," said Bob. "We'll get 'em before long and do more than waste powder and shot." • An advance of the enemy toward Batt's Hill was presently seen and the Liberty Boys rushed out to check it. This was the sort of work they lik ed, and the order to meet the enemy was no sooner given than off they started. "Now, then, boys," said Di ck, "drive them back again." "Down with the redcoats!" shouted the gallant fellows as they rushed on. "Back to the hill with them, boys," said Mark. "Make 'em run, Jack, to pay for the chase they gave you." "l)h, they've paid that back with usury, long ago," laughed Jack. "The score is all in my favor now." "Pile it up," said Phil. "Keep them running, Jack." Then on swept the daring fellows like the wind and fairly hurled themselves upon the redcoats. There was no resisting an attack like that of the Liberty Boys. The redcoats simply melted before it. Right back to the hill they pursued the enemy, picking off a number at every volley. Then they dashed away again before a party could be sent out to pursue them. A detachment from Turkey Hill tried to cut them off, but were driven back. "We are having lively times now, and no mistake," said Mark. "Yes, and the boys seem to be enjoying them," answered Jack "Patsy is just in his element," rerr:a rked Phil, "and you would think he was at a fair by the way he goes en ." "Carl is as lively as a cricket, too, for all he is so fat," laughed Ben. "There is nothing sluggish about him today. " Seve1al times the Liberty Boys dashed out . to meet skirmishing parties of the enemy. In every case they showed s uch dash and such wild impetuo sity that the enemy were forced to. r etreat, although in many cases they outnumbered the darmg boys. At ten o'clock two Biitis h sloops-of-wat and other armed vessels gained the right flank of the Americans and began a fire upon that point. At the same time the land forces advanced in an attempt to gain the rear of the Americans and cut off their retreat. The action now became very nearly general and was most furious, fifteen hundred of the patriots being engaged at one time. The Liberty Boys were in the very thickest of the fight and b ehaved themselves bravely. The hottest part of the battle was in the low grounds b etween the hills, and here was where the Liberty Boys showed what they were made of. The British lines were at last broken, and when the red coats bega n to fall back the Liberty Boys were fortunately right in the van. Dick saw his advantage in an instant and promptly seized it. "Back with them, Liberty l3oys!" he shouted, waving his sword and rushing ahead. The gallant boys followed and the redcoats fle d. Past the base of Quaker Hill they were fo rced, having to abandon it. They were pursued to Turkey Hill, on the east, and a great shout went up from 11he brave patriot boys. "\Vell, we've got Quake r Hill a i . ;:ii '• a t any rate," said Bob, and all the daring bors c h e e r ed. CHAPTER XI. _ NEWS FROM SEA. The fight had now reached its hottest and now the gen eral action ceased, although skirmishing was kept up. The cannonading went on from both sides. It was now about three o'clock in the afternoon of a very sultry day. Numbers had already perished from heat and fatigue, the battle having already lasted seven hours. Great courage had been' shown on both sides, but the Lib erty Boys received especial praise for their bravery. They seemed to be absolutely tireless, and, although they h a d already taken part in several skirmishes and in the more general action, they were ready and eager for more. Opportunities soon came and away they dashed, having had but little rest, but seeming to think nothing of it. A detachment of Hessians led by a giant captain mounted upon a great, raw-boned horse, came dashing up, trying to obtain an advantageous position. Dick Slater and his one hundred daring young fellows at once opposed themselves to the Hessians. The Liberty Boys were mounted, but they were much less in number than the Hessians. "Down 'vith the hirelings!" cried Dick, who had no love for these soldiers of fortune, hired out at so much a head to any power that. would pay for them. The boys liked the mercenaries no better than Dick and always attacked them with the greatest ferocity. "I can fight an Englishman with some relish," said Bob, "for he has the same blood, in a way, that I have, but I do despise these villains hired out to anybody and every body.'' "They don't fight for principle, mistaken or otherwise," declar ed Mark, "but for money, and I .don't believe a tenth of them know what the war is a]] about." Being hotly assailed by the Liberty Boys, the Hessians attempted to form a hollow square with the captain in the center, and resist a charge with the bayonet. "Down with them, scatter them!" shouted Dick. The Liberty Boys quickly spread out and dashed upon the


THE LIBERTY BOYS AT QUAKER HILL. 11 Heasiana in the form of a half circle, the ends of which gradually drew nearer to each other. All attempts at a regular formation were frustrated and the Hessians saw themselves forced to choose between two alternatives, flight or capture. The giaPt captain, on his ungainly steed, rushed at Dick to annihilate ' him. He knew that if Dick fell there might be some chance for him, and so he up in desjleration. Sputtering excitedly in German, he slas14ed at Dick with his heavy saber, expecting to cut the boy down. Dick had a wrist of steel, and, meeting the big attack firmly, he sent his great sword flying from his hand as if with the greatest ease. Then he slashed right and left, cutting off the giant captain's epal.llettes without giving him a scratch. This was a greater disgrace in his eyes than if Dick had run him through. He saw, too, that he was powerless to injure the gallant. young American, who could have killed him if he had wished. Furiously angry and chagrined, he whipped out Q. pistol, aimed it point-blank at Dick's head and fired. As he pulled the trigger, however, the pistol was dashed from his hand by a swift stroke from Dick's sword. "Capt'qre dhe big Dootchmon, bhysl" roared Patsy, and a score of the Liberty Boys followed the reckless young Irishman. The Hessian now saw his peril and fled; his men following him in a fright. Once more the dashing boys had won a fight and a great Under the circumstances, therefore, a retreat was un-avoidable. • There were difficulties in the way and great care must be taken not to let the enemy get wind of their intentions. At the very first indications of such a move the redcoats would be down upon them in a swarm. The sentries of the two armies were only a quarter of a mile apart and the greatest caution was necessary to prevent G eneral Pigot from learning of Sullivan's movements. The position of the Americans was in their favor at this juncture. Batt's Hill, where they were encamped, concealed all move ments that might be made in the rear of their camp. Unl ess spies made their way through the lines, therefore, there was little danger of the retreat being discov ered if it were conducted quietly. As soon as Dick Slater heard what was going forward he went to General Sullivan and said: "The Liberty are at your service, general. If it is necessary to double the pickets to prevent the entrance of spies into our lines we are ready to act in that .uacity." "Thank you for your offer, captain," said the general. "It is likely that I will have use for your Lib erty B6ys and I will avail myself of the offer." "You will find us ready to do anything and everything that you may suggest, sir," replied Dick. "Very good, captain. I appreciate your devotion to the intere&ts of our cause and may call upon you later." Dick then returned to the camp and talked to Bob. "We must be on our watch for spies, Bob," he said, after recounting the talk between General Sullivan and himself. cheer went up. "It's too bad we losht dhat felly," said Patsy. to have put him in a cage." " ., . " Yes, indeed," Bobdeclared. "If the enemy had any Oi d loike .notion of all this they would send spies out, and it is important to keep all information from them." "For why was dot?" asked Carl. "To show iverybody dhe manest vilyan dha.t iver was," was the Irish boy's reply, and all the boys roared. ;::natching a brief rest, the brave boys were soon dashing away to another part 'of the field and engaging a party of the enemy who were making an advance. Thus it went on until sunset, when the cannonading ceased on both sides and the battle was over for the day. nearly matched were the belligerents," says Lossing, "that both willingly rested in their respective camps during the night, and the next morning each seemed reluctant to renew the battle." , During the heavy firing of the day before much of the heavy bagga,ge and stores were taken away and carried across Bristol ferry to the mainland. At dark the Liberty Boys were in their camp enjoying a n1uch-needed rest. . At the same time they laughed and talked and amused themselves in many-ways; being boys of spirit and not easily depressed. Fires were lighted and the boys sat about them in groups, discussing the events of the day and seeming in no way dispirited or discouraged. They had given a good account of themselves during the day and might well feel proud of their They were modest boys, however, and did not indulP,'e in foolish boasting, seeing things as they were and always giving credit where it was due. Patsy and Carl sat on a log in front of the fire discussing things in general and arguing over tjiem, as was their custom. Dick and Bob sat talking before a tent and the rest were gathered in groups, large or small, around the camp. "It is a question whether the battle will pe resumed in the morning," said Dick. "If Pigot should receive reinforce ments the enemy will be more than a match for us." "Yes," said Bob, "for it is douptful if D'Estaing will do anything." By this time Lafayette had not returned frQm Boston with the pews of the French count's offer to ma:rch his . troops across land. "It will all depend upon how matters stand in the morning, therefore," continued Dick. As it proved, Dick was right about the matter, for at daybreak the next morning a messenger arrived from Provi dence with information for General Sullivan. This was to the effect that Lord Howe had again sailed for Newport and had been seen off Block Island day before and would probably reach the harbor before' night. "Very true, Bob, and any suspicious person must be ar rested on sight. We will watch O\lr own camp, for they are as likely to try to enter there as at any place." "I'd like to see them try it," said Bob. . CHAPTER XIl. WHAT A BRITISH, MIDDY nm. Shortly after Dick's refurn to his"' own camp General 'Sullivan sent for him. Dick followed the messenger immediately to the general's quarters. . "Do you understand the management of a sailboat, captain?" was the general's first question. "Perfectly, sir," said Dick. "Are you acquainted with the waters hereabouts?" "Fairly well, sir." "You could go down the bay to Newport or to some near enough to it to enter it?" "I could, general." "Very good. I wish you to enter the city and learn posi tively if any news of Howe's coming has reached it." "If necessary I will go to the office of the Newport 'Mercury' and make inquiries there, sir," said Dick. "Good. The 'Mercury' is usually well informed. Procure a disguise at once and return with one or two trusted com panions. The boat will be in readiness upon your return." "Very well," said Dick, and he at once hastened to the camp. He would have liked to take Bob with him on his errand. Under the circumstances it would be better not to do so. Something might happen in his absence, and Bob would be needed to command the Liberty Boys. While assuming his disguise, ho wever, he sent for Bob apd told him of his errand. "Whom shall I take, Bob?" he asked. "Mark and Jack. They are fast friends and trustworj;hy fellows." Dick sent for the two boys at once. "Do you two boys know anything about handling sail boats?" he asked. "I don't," said Jack. "In the interior of Jersey, where I live, there is little opportunity for gaining such a knowl ed!fe." 'But you do, don't you, Mark?" "Yes."


12 1 THE LIBERTY BOYS AT QUAKER HILL. "I am sorry, Jack,'' said Dick, "but I must have some one I The boy, turning his head, had suddenly discovered the who is well used to managing a sailboat. I would have launch. , lik ed to take you with me." He tried to get out of the way, but could not. Jack was disappointed, of course. The commander of the launch never altered his course, He knew that if he went with Dick and Mark there would which he could easily have done. be sure to be plenty of excitement. It struck the little boat on the quarter rmd the girl and Jack was a manly fellow, however, and generous, and he the negro boy were instantly thrown oil!"' said at once: Marcia screamed and the launch went on, the middy simply "Take Phil Waters. He was brought up on the shore and laughing. knows all about boats. He's a good fellow, too, and you Phil Waters kick ed off his shoes, threw aside his hat and can trust him." . jacket and dove into the water. "Jack is right," said Mark. " I am sorry not to have him "You're no gentleman!" cried Mark indignantly, as the with us, of course. Take Phil, then." launch went on. Phil was sent for and told why Dick wanted him. Phil presently came up and struck out for the girl, who "Yes, I can handle boats,'' he said, "but I am sorry to was struggling in the water not far away. cheft Jack out of an adventure. Do you all have to know Dick threw the boat into the wind, while Mark went for-about the boat?" ward. ,. "There's no cheating about it, my boy ," said Jack. "Dick "Keep perfectly cool," said Phil. "I will take care of you." wants a seaman, and I am not one. Go ahead and say Marcia cease

THE LIBERTY BOYS AT QUAKER HILL. 13 "Then a cup of coffee--" I The boys did not return the fire of the sailors, and Phil "Would do much better, but I really don't need anything. put on his shoes and jacket, feeling no discomfort from We have left Mark alone and there are five or six British his ducking, his b!eeches and shirt being already partly dry. , sailors close by, and he may give ve;nt to his opinions "So you did not want us to have all the fun, as Patsy more freely than caution would suggest." calls it, did you, Mark?" asked Dick. "He is very likely to do so," laughed Dick. "I think, "Did you have a fight, too?" returned the boy. ladies, that we would better return. Phil is in no danger "Well, you would scarcely call it a fight,'' said Dick, with whatever." a smile. Both Marcia and her mother thanke d Phil for what he "I sho uld say not,'' laughingly from Phil. "That imperti-had done and then he and Dick took thei r leave. nent young coxcomb back there on shore will have a fine They were nearing the shore when they came upon the pair of black eyes to-morrow, I'll wan-ant." discourteous young middy who had caused the accident in "How did it' happen?" asked Mark, and Phil told him. the bay. "Well, there was no trouble for a long time," said Mark, "One of you fellows called me no gentleman just now," "and then the sailors got restless, left the boat and got to he said smartly, "and I demand an apology." making remarks that I simply wouldn't stand. " "As it happens,'' said Dick promptly, "it was neither ,of "And then there was a fight?" asked Phil. us, but I will tell you now for your enlightenment that you "Yes, and you fellows did not come any too soon." are not only no gentleman, but an unmannerly young cur "And these are what they call the hearts of oak, the besid es." honest British tars," said Phil with a sneer. "Six men The middy flushed scarlet and gasped: to one boy! There's bravery for you." "Do you know who I am, sir?" "The British sailor, like t h e British soldier, is a much "I know what you are,'' said Dick, "and I have told you. overrated article,'' muttered Mark. It matters little what name you go by." "There are some good ones,'' said Dick with a smile. "Egad, sir, I'll split you from head to heel for that!" "These are simply individual cases,'' Mark replied. "The blustered the middy, drawing his short sword, or hanger. fellow, as a whole, is a big humbug." He rushed at Dick, with his blade uplifted, and evidently Dick laughed at Mark's emphatic classification and the would have carried out his threat had not the young cap-boat sped down the ba;v under his skilful management, the tain been too quick for him. British ships being speedily left far behind. Dick's fist shot out with lightning-like rapidity and took !'There does not seem to be any news of Lord Howe's him such a stunning blow between the eyes that he stag-expected arrival as yet," remarked Dick. gered and dropped his sword. . "No, for the ships would have moved farther up the bay "Good!" cried Phil in great excitement. "That's just what if they had," replied Mark. . he deserves. I've been itching to give him one like that "We will land a little this side of the city,'' said Dick, myself." as they came in sight of Rose Island, with Cononicut abreast. The middy looked at Dick greatly dazed and muttered: "That will be safer, I think." "If you are a gentleman, sir, I will send my seconds to "At any rate, it will attract less attention," said Phil. you. . If you are not, I will have you soundly horsewhipped They kept on till near the northern end of the quaint for this insult." old town and then put into a little sheltered cove, where "Insult!" said Phil hotly. "Why, you little fool, it's an they drew up the boat beside a clump of bushes growing honor for you to be struck by such as he. Let me tell you close to the water's edge. that--" There was. a path leading to the road beyond, and, hav"Never mind, Phil," interposed Dick quietly. "Came, time ing made the boat secure, they now turned their steps topresses. I fancy that this young man will come to his senses ward the town. very shortly." Their arrjval had attracted no attention, and now, as they "If you are a gentleman, you will not refuse me satisfac-walked along the dusty road into town, the few tion," snarled the middy. "We will waive the matter of they met simply greeted them as country people will and seconds and fight it out right here." passed on. "What with?" laughed Dick. "Fists? I have no sword." Coming into town, they passe

14 THE LIBERTY BOYS AT QUAKER HILL. "What I was thinking was that i:f he came while we were here it would hasten our departure materially." "Yes, but what makes you think a messenger might come with the news?" "I don't know," said M_5 "bu.!_ there is the chance, is there not?" "Why, yes, I suppose there is," said Dic: .... •---=The boys had left the "Mercury" office and were walking down one of the streets leading to the water. Reaching the region of the docks, among wareh ouses, coast and deep-water vessels, low groggeries, sailors' boarding houses and ship chandlers' shops, they walked to the end of a long stone wharf or jetty where they could get a whiff of the salt air untainted by the disagreeable smells all about them. As they stood there looking out upon the bay they saw a littfe sloop approaching from the south. "That fellow is coming on as fast as he can," said Mark. "He seems to be in a hurry about something." "Yes, he is running in as fast as he can come," added Phil. "He's got sails trained so as to catch every breath of the wind." "He is making for this wharf," obse ' rved Dick. "It's the nearest he can Ill! quickly, I suppose." "Yes, but what's his hurry, anyhow, ?" asked Phil. "He could put in at a nearer wharf than . this." "Yes, but not so easily, the way he is coming on,'' ex plained Mark. "He is fairly flying." On came the little sloop, and in a moment a man in the stern called out: . "Hello!' Stand by to catch a line!" "Aye, aye!" replied Dick. Then a coiled line came flying through the air, uncoiling as it came, and fell on the wharf. Dick quickly seized it and made it fast to a spile. The man then lowered his sail and the three boys laid hold of the line and hauled the sloop alongside. "I had a man with me, coming over from Seaconnet P'int," the skipper said, "and I've got him yet, but he's as drunk as a lord in the c abi n celebratin' the glorious news. Might ha' waited till we got in, I guess." "What is the news?" asked Dick, giving the others a quick glance. "Why, Lord Howe's ships are comin', an' I reckon they'll be here afore night, and then them pesky rebels'll hav e to get--" Dick j umped upon the deck of the sloop, followed b y the other boys. "Into the cabin with you, and if you say a word you're a dead man ! " said Dick. • 'Then he enforced his command b y pushing the skipper into the little cabin at the point of a pistol. . In one of the bunks lay a roughly dressed man in a drunken sleep. "Get into the other bunk,1' said Dick. "Help hi.n1, boys. Get a line and something to gag this fellow with." The captain was qui ckly bundled into a bunk, bound and gagged. Then the other man was bound, although it would probably be hours before he would awake. Dick then went out on deck and began to put things ship shape, assisted by the boys. Two or three m e n came down the wharf toward them, and one of them "Ain't that Cap'n Slocum's sloop, mate?" "Shouldn't wonder," said Dick, making things trim, coil-ing up loose ropes and gathering in the loose sail. "Where is the cap'n ?" "Below, d1'U.Jlk as a lord, leavin' everything fur us ter do." "Where'd ye come from?" "Seaconnet." "See anythin' o' th' ships? Heard any news o' the ad miral?" "We ain't nuthin' to tell yet," said Dick carelessly. "Huh, I was hopin' 'at they'd gi'n the Frenchman fits an' was comin' to give ther rebels their turn," muttered another. "No, there's nothin' ter tell yer," said pick carelessly, shutting the cabin doors. "I guess the skipper was kinder disapp'inted. Anyht>w, he's in ther cabin an' yer can't git nu thin' out er him." "Waal, Cap'n Slocum allus did like his licker," laughed one. "An' I guess he wanted ter give his disapp'intment a good dro\vnin'," roared another. "You boys hain't been with him afore, have ye?" asked the first man. "It don't 'pear ter me thet I ever seen yer with Cap'n Slocum." "No, this is our first trip with him, an' I guess it'll be our last." The men laughed and went off up the wharf. "Boys," said Dick quickly when the men were out of hearing, "get sail on her at once. I'm off!" The boys obeyed without asking why, knowing that Dick had a good reason. The line was cast off and coiled, the sail was unfurled and hoisted, and Dick at the wheel, left the wharf and stood on towards Conanicut and up the bay. "I am going to be a little bit of a pirate, boys," said Dick. '!How so??' "Well, I am running away with the sloop. If we had left her at the wharf, some one would have released the captain sooner than we wanted." "Very true," 3aid the boys. "And now we're taking him off so that he won't talk. You can take the gag out of his mouth, Mark. It must be uncomfortable." Mark did as requested, whereupon Captain Slocum asked 'What be you a-doin' on, you young pirate? Where be you a-takin' of me?" "Oh, just up the coast a little way," said Mark. "You see, we don't want you to talk too much." "Who be you, anyhow?" "Oh, I'm one of the Liberty Boys and that is Dick Slater, our captain, at the helm." "Rebels, the lot o' ye!" growled Captain Slocum. "Let me up, confound ye!" "I don't think it would be prudent," dryly. "Ye're nu thin' but pirates!" "Oh, no; you are .going to be released all in good time, and the sloop turned over to you just as it is. Just now, ho w ever, you would t alk too much." "Stand by!" cried Dick at the helm. "Aye, aye!" and Mark flew out on deck. "I'm going to run into the cove, get our boat and tow her a few miles up," said Dick. "We'll make better time thi s way, and there is really nothing to keep us in the city IlOV\T." CHAPTER XV. THE RETURN TO CAMP • Captain Slocum stormed and -raved and threateped the boys with all sorts of punishment if they did not release him at once. The young fellows paid no attention to his threats, ho wev e r, but went right on with theii; work. They dropped into the cove and let down the sail. Then they took the mast out of their boat, stowed it and the sail neatly away and towed it out into the bay. The sloop was a much faster craft than their own. It was not safe to leave the skipper at large, havi11g the information that he had. They would borr-0w his vessel, therefore, release him when it was safe to do so, and save much time and trouble. "You know too much, Captain Slocum," said Diel), Mark being at the helm, "and so we are going to keep you till your n ews is too stale to cause us any harm." "Ye're a !laucy rebel an' pirate!" sputtered Slocum. "You can't call us pirates," laughed Dick, "because we are not going to steal your vessel, but simply detain you " f .or a time." "Ye're rebels, anyhow!" snarle\l the captain, bound to say something abusive. "Yes, I suppose we are," dryly. "At any rate, we have been told so often enough." "An' what be ye goin' ter do to me?" "Nothing. Simply keep you out of the way until General Sullivan can make good his retreat." "H'm!" said Slocum. "You are the only man in Newport except ourselves


THE LIBERTY BOYS AT QUAKER HILL. 15 who knows .that Lord Howe is coming, and you can readily\ said Dick, removing his sou'wester, peajacket and boots. see why we cannot let you be at large just yet." "Have another joram of rum, captain?" "H'm! ye're pooty smart young fellers, arter all," gtunted "Don't care if I do," said Slocum, and he had two 01 the captain. three in quick succession. "Oh, then you did not think we were at first?" with a An hour before they reached the landing in the rear oi smile. Batt's Hill, Captain Slocum had been put in his bunk, fast "I reckoned ye was goin' ter play some trick on me, asleep and snoring. smash up my sloop an' make me a lot o' trouble:" Both he and the sailor were unbound now. "Not at all. We are perfectly competent to handle your There was no longer any danger of their making any vessel, or even a largfar one, and we will not injure it in trouble. the least." Reaching the camp, the sail was lowez:.ed, and the sloop "Yaas, I see ye know how to work her all right, an' I anchored a little out from shore. guess ye must ha' be'n to sea or 'long th' coast some. Say, The boys then took the sailboat and went ashore, Dick I'm er dyin' fur er drink er licker." ' at once proceeding to General Sullivan's qua1ters and re"Well, I don't see any great harm in giving it to you," porting. . said Dick. "Where do you keep it?" "You have been to Newport and back, captain?" asked "Over in the locker, for'ard." the general in surprise. Dick brought out a bottle of rum and a cup and gave "Yes, we ma e better time returning than going." Captain Slocum a generous portion, holding it to his lips, "And do they know anything of Howe's coming, in the however, and not releasing him. city?" Then he allowed the captain to sit up, tied to a bench, "I think not. We ran off with the only man who had however, and presently gave him another drink of rum. any information on the subject." The sailor still sno:r:ed in his bunk, totally oblivious of Dick then related his adventures briefly. all that was taking place. "You have done very well, indeed, Captain Slater," said "Waal, you're pooty smart fellers, fur rebels," said the the general, "and I can compliment you highly on your succaptain, "an' you'd have to be to git ahead o' me. You cess." done this thing pooty nice, I c'n tell you that." Dick and the two Liberty Boys then returned to their "Boat ahead!" called Mark at that moment. .. own camp, and resumed their uniforms. "What is it?" asked Dick, going to the cabin door. "I wish you had been with us, Jack," said Phil. "We "Ship's launch, looks like our old acquaintance." had lots of adventures, and I saw--" and then Phil paused, "With that same middy?" asked Dick. blushing. "I call't tell, but I think it is. She's coming on pretty "Oh, you did, eh?" laughed Jack. "Was she well? I lively." suppose you mean Miss Marcia, of course?" "Wait a moment," said Dick, running back. .!.!Don't tease him, Jack,'' said Mark, smiling. "He has He got a sou'wester hat, a pair of sea boots and a pea done very well to-day, and it was all right that he was jacket f:rom a locker, put them on, brushed his hair down there, for he rescued the girl from the bay." on his forehead and took his place at the wheel. "That's very good,'' said Jack; when Mark had told the "Go below, boys," he said, "and don't . let the skipper story. "Did you have any more excitement?" say anything." "I should say we did. Why, the day was just crowded On came the launch, and Dick speedily saw that it was with it. You ought to have be en with us, old man." the same with the crew of which they had had trouble "Oh, we haven't been asleep out here in the hills,'' chuckled earlier in the day. Jack, and from the way he spoke the boys knew that The boys went below and watched Captain Slocum, ready there had been plen_ty going on, was the case. to gag him the instant he opened his mouth. Patsy was busy m the preparat10ns of a meal when Carl Dick was in no danger of being recognized, arrayed as came along. • he was, and Mark and Phil were out of sight. ::wha_t ;was you done, he asked. . . On came the launch, and presently the men held their Gettm breakfast, shute, answered the Jolly _ Irish boy. oars and the midshipman called out: "Dot don'd was preakfast; dot was subber alretty," said "Ahoy, there, come up into the wind!" Carl. . "What say?" asked Dick. an' a"\>' it's. male be havm' dhe "I'm coming on board," said the midshipman. . day,, its breakfast, isn t .it, Cooky spiller? asked Patsy, "Oh, be ye?" and Dick bore right on, simply altering his of! the feet of a . . course a little so as to avoid running the launch down. No, sir, preakfast was m der morrung, und dis was "Ahoy, there! Stop!" ali;ett!." . . "Hain't got time,'' and Dick caught the wind at its best an b1eakfast is phwm Y.ez ge.t me bhy. Here, and went bowling along. dhim feet and wa!k awaf dh1m:, "Stop, or we'll sink you!" yelled the middy. . How,,I run away nnt a chickens feet. I n, now, .run Then they passed the launch, the midshipman beginning Wld dhrm an don t be bodherm. me, 01 tell yez. / to signal to the warship in the bay. I ;vas do;d, tooked off and put on "Go aheild and signal," laughed Dick. "You won't be s feets . A big l!ge me .. able to stop us, and if we are fired upon our chances of Here, take ?he too,,. si:-1d Patsy, givmi; Carl the being hit are small.,, el!?s of the chickeI_l wmgs, an ftoy away, qpn. Shure, " 1 " • , • , Oi m too busy 5ettm breakfast to talk to yez. Confound ye, roared Slocum .. I amt "Dot was not preakfast, I toldt you, dot was subber." to }1a,ve no n_ian-o -war a s_hot this sloop. "Shure, it'll be nothin' at all at all, av yez don't clear . Its ,nght, captam, D.1ck. Ther.e s a out," said Patsy. "Luk out for dhe bear, Cookyspiller, he'll little popmJay out here that is trymg to convmce his com-ate yez!" mander that he is of we must .be Carl ran away in a hurry, and then asked: but I don't think his wishes Wiil be complied "Where he was?" with. . . "Shure, an' I donno. Go find him, Cookyspiller." "You put her before the wmd and she'll go like a bird, "Dot was ein foolislmess" muttered Carl, but he did not an' they ca"!l't nothin' catch ye, cap'n." return, and Patsy was 'ft!ft alone. "I'm gettmg pretty nearly all out of . her now that I can get, sir." "You shift her a bit an' see the difference." CHAPTER XVI. BUSY TIMES. Dick saw that ther old skipper was right and trained his sail and shifted his course in such a manner that he fairly flew. A.fter the departure of Dick Slater and his two ions for Newport, the preparations for the retreat went on started," "\vi th great vigor. The man-of-war did not send a shot at him and was aoon left behind. "We may as well run ii11:ht on to where we


16 THE LIBERTY BOYS AT QUAKER HILL. There was much activity shown, and the greater part of get ready for transportation, and a party was sent to the it was in sight of the enemy. rear to look out for it. Tents were brought forward, and set up in front of the Bob put Jack Warren in charge of the division which enemy, and one would have thought that new arrivals had included Ben Spurlock, Sam Sanderson, Arthur Mackay, come. Walter Jennings, Tom Turner, Patsy, Carl, and a few others. Then the men were set to work fortifying the camp, Jack marched his party back of the hill, and everything and the greatest bustle and activity were exhibited. seemed to be going on swimmingly. At length the Liberty Boys, with Bob Estabrook at their They got the baggage over to the shore, and then prohead, came suddenly dashing out, and swooped down upon ceeded to load it on one of the flat-bottomed boats. the neares t detachment of the e nemy. Patsy had charge of one of the loads, and was standing "Down with 'em, Liberty Boys!" fairly yelled Bob. "Scaton the gu\lwale of the boat, superintending its disposition. ter the redcoats, away with them!" Then along came Carl, with a big wheelbarrow full of "Liberty forever!" echoed the plucky boys, as they sprang all sorts of things. forward at a gallop. He had to go down a plank placeO. at a sharp incline. Then they fired a volley, muskets rattling, pistols crack-In going down his load got the be s t of him, and started ing, and gallant lads cheering. on the run. The enemy thought that the whole Continental army In trying to steady it and keep it from going too fast, was after them. Carl stepped off the plank just as he reached the boat. They fled in confusion, leaving Jllany of their equipments He at once took a header, and butted Patsy in the stomach, behind them in their haste. tumbling into the boat himself top of his load. "Give it to 'em, Liberty Boys!" Bob shouted, and the Patsy was not so fortunate, and went into the water amid bo ys echoed his shout. the laughter of all the boys. A way ran the enemy, and then drums rolled and bugles Patsy went unde r with a great splash, but present1y he sounded to call out the army. came up again, and made a grab for the boat. The thought that the battle was about to be re'Did yez do dhat ?" he asked. newed, and turned out in haste. "Did who do it?" laughed Jack. "Do you mean me, Then the Liberty Boys, after firing another volley at the Patsy?" fleeing redcoats, suddenly wheeled and galloped back to "No, Oi do not, but dhat fioundherin' Dootchmon, begorral" Batt'a Hill. "Who you was called a Dutchman?" asked Cad, picking "That will do f1>r once or twice,'' laughed Bob, as they himself up. rode back, "but not too often." Then he saw Patsy in _the water, and began to laugh, l'Dick won't be the only fellow to have fun to-day,'' said forgetting all about getting angry. Jack. "We have had some, and I shouldn't wonder if we "Mein gollies, loog k off dot Irishmans!" he shouted. would have more." "What you was dooded, Batsy? Did you t'ought you was "Shure, an' it's a good t'ing to kape in practice phwile had dime to went shwimming alretty?" dhe captain do be away," said Paby. "Shtop yer laffin', Cookyspiller," said Patsy, pulling him"Yah, dot was all righd . been," a wered Carl, "for den self out. we don'd was got rusty alretty." "Mein gollies, dot was funny, I bet you!" roared Carl, "An' it's good to kape yez from gettin' too fat, Cooky-stepping on the rail of the boat. "I bet me I was nefer 1Piller, me bhy," added Patsy. saw anydings--" "I bet me off I was ride lige dot a gouple off dimes I was Then he suddenly slipped _on the wet gunwale, and in lose me l:lwendy pounds alretty." a moment he was floundering in the water, just where Patsy "Yis, an' yez can afford to lose fifty, an' dhin yez wud had been. be on'y a good soize, Cookyspiller. Luk at me, me bhy." Patsy, meanwhile, was pulling himself out. "Off I don'd was found somedings bedder as you to loogk Carl threw out his arms as he went down, caught the at, I shut ooh mein eyes ooh, I bet you,'' laughed Carl. Irish boy by the leg, and pulled him in after him. "Go'n wid yez, dhere's not manny betther t'ings to luk "Tearin' ages, phwat are yez doin', Cookyspiller?" roared at, Oi'm tellin' yez, Cookyspiller." Patsy, as he went down again. "Dot was on'y w .hat you was t'ought, und you don'd was That set the boys to laughing once more, and then Patsy bad senses enuff to knowed abouid dot." went down and Carl came up. All the boys roared at this, and Patsy added: "Where was Batsy went?" he asked, starting to wade "Dhin yez don't t'ink dhat Oi am competint to express ashore. an opinion on dhe su bject, do yez ?" It was too much of a job for him to pull himself up "Yah, I guess so, what it was?" returned Carl, and then over the boat rail. the boys laughed louder than before. "He went down to see where you were," laughed Ben The enemy did not pursue the Liberty Boys, fearing to Spurlock, who was always lively. fall into an ambu s h. "Dot was all righd, Batsy was all dose .dimes wery fond They were on the lookout for another such charge, howoff me, I bet you;" said Carl. ever, but Bob was not' going to i-epeat it too soon. However, he did not go to look for Patsy, but walked out The redcoats withdrew, not caring to be too near in case and sat down to pull off his shoes and let. the water run of another attack. out. . The work of fortifying the camp and putting up tents Then Patsy came out, shook his fist at Oarl, and said: went on, greatest activity prevailing. "Shure, Oi wor in dhe wather wanst, Cookyspiller, an' Then the Liberty Boys paraded in full sight of the en-dhat wor enuff widout yer pullin' me in ag'in'. Come over emy, bugle s sounded, and drums beat as if new regiments here an' Oi'l! give yez a bat on dhe hid." had arrived and everybody was busy. The boys laughed at this singular invitation, while Carl "Shure, an' dhey'll be t'inkin' dhat another army intoirely answered in all soberness: has come to us ," roared Patsy, "an' dhe forst t'ing we "Nein, I was too busy been alretty. Gife it to yourselluf." know dhey'll be takin' to dheir heels, an' dhere'll be no That started the boys off some more, but Carl could see raison to retrate at all, at all." no fun in it. Meanwhile, during all this bustle, the heavy baggage and However, the work was done at last, and then Jack took stores were being removed behind Batt's Hill to Bristol his party back to the front again, while Carl and Patsy Ferry, whence they were to be . transported to the mainland. put on dry clothes. The enemy, seeing all this work going on, were unwilling l Then Dick returned with Mark and Phil, and had a to renew the battle until they could receiVe very interesting story to tell, and caused to rem:irk Later the Liberty Boys came suddenly fiymg out again, that the rest of them had not peen asleep dunng the time the enemy' s pickets were hastily called in, and there was the the three had been gone. greatest alarm. Then Jack's story had to be told, the three boys being No damage was done this time, beyond giving the enemy amused as well as interested. a good fright and Bob led his gallant boys back to camp "Well, I would have liked to be with you," said Jack, with a shout a cheer. "but I couldn't have been in two places, and we were kept Tho Liberty Boys had some of their own baggage to busy."


THE LIBERTY BOYS AT QUAKER HILL. 17 "And to be more so," said Dick, to \',l-."c1 1 'chey all agreed. CHAPTER XVII. THE RETREAT FROM RHODE ISLAND. Thc1 e had been many lively times for the gallant Liberty Boys in little Rhode Island, and, as Dick had suggested, there were to be still more. The work of getting the baggage and stores away went on rapidly, the enemy being entirely unsuspicious of what was being done. An appearance of fortifying the camp was kept up during the day, and completely dec ei ved the British. While all this was going on, Lafayette arrived from Bos ton, having come with all haste. He was greatly disappointed at not having been present to take part in the engagement, but set to work at once and arranged to get the pickets away as so on as the work of removing the baggage was completed. At dark the tents were struck, but fires were lighted at various points to give the appearance of a camp. The sentries made their rounds as usual, and their calls rang out as loudly as ever, there being every appearance of a fortified, watchful camp. . . "There will be a big surprise for the enemy in the mornin&:," declared Bob. 'Yes, but there would have been a bigger one for us if we had not learned of Howe's coming," was Dick's reply. "It's a pity we could not have driven the British out of Rhode Island," observed Mark. "Well, we have had lively times here if we have not," retorted Jack. "And Phil is not sorry we came here," laughed Ben. "No, and I guess a certain young lady is rather glad we .U.d," rejoined Sam. "He'll be ready to come back here any time," adde d Mark. "Yes, and there's no knowing how soon we may do so," was Jack's reply. "That's so," Ben said. "General Washington is determined to drive the redcoats from Rhode Island, and Congress agrees with him." The march began soon after dark, and by midnight the troops had a)l crossed over the Bristol Ferry in fiairbot tomed boats. Lafayette took away the pickets, the Libety Boys being among the last to leave. It was mortifying to General Sullivan to be obliged to evacuate Rhode Island, when Newport had been almost in his grasp. . could have saved the enemy from capitulating if D'Estaing had co-operated with the Americans, and the feeling of resentmen t was strong against him. . It did not appear to be good policy at that time for Congress to censure him, but the people generally unhesitatingly charged the failure of the expedition upon the bad conduct of the French. Congress apprnved the retreat in a resolution passed in September of that year, 1778. Howe's fleet did not arrive as soon as it had be en ex pected, reaching Newport the day after Sullivan's .retreat. Then, as neither the sltlps nor Sir Henry Clinton's four thousand troops were needed for the relief of Newport, Lord Howe sailed for Boston. Here, afte1; putting the town in a fright for one whole day, and seeing the futility of' attacking D'Estaing, Howe s ailed away, Clinton landing his troops under the charge of General Grey, at New Bedford. Grey had the marauding methods of Prescott, Try on, and others, .and wantonly destroyed property to the value of nearly a third of a million dollars. Meanwhil e the Liberty Boys had crossed in safety with the other troops, and were now bringing up the rear. They rested a few hours, having been s actively engaged the day before. They would keep in the rear of the army for a time, and then proceed to Provi dence, unless they received other orders in the meantime. They were well used to being sent here and there at short u otice, and did not mind it in the least. Such an acti ve sort of life suited them, and they were ready to go anywhere, whenever needed. They had been organized to assist the cause in every way possible, and it mattered not to them where they went, s o long as they could be of use. They were riding along in good ordeF at an easy gait, some miles in the rear of the army, when Bob said: "There is smoke ahead of u s, Dick, and a good deal of it. " "Yes, so I perceive. There may be some . salt meadow s on fire." "But the meadow grass is not dry enough to burn yet, Dick." "Very true. Suppose we ride ahead and see what it i s." Then Dick and Bob and one or two others dashed ahead. In a few minutes they turned a b en d in the road, and discovered the cause of the smoke. It did not come from a burning meadow, but from a hay rick . More than that, a fine large house not far away had been set on tire, as well, and smoke and flame were pouring from the upper windows . A band of t wenty or thirty rough-looking men were in front of the house, shouting and yelling, and trying to force an entrance. "Tories, I'll bet anything!" cried Bob excitedly. Then Dick signaled for the Liberty Boys, while he and Bob a nd the others dashed ahead. The boys had increased their speed, expecting that they would be needed. They were not far in the rear of Dick and the rest, As Dick and his fellows dashed up, the men about the house scattered right and left. "It's only three or four rebels, .let's down 'em!" cried one of the men, who seemed to b e a leader. At once the ruffians joined forces again, and came toward Dick. "Back with you!" he cried, drawipg his pistols. "Back with you, or I will not answer for the consequences." "Down with 'em, men! " cried the leader, "and then we'll finish with these other rebels." "The first man who advances will be shot!" cried D i ck . "I've got my aim on you, you scoundrel,'' to the leader. Then there was a shout, and the rest of the Liberty Boys came dashing up. At this the Tory scou ndrels, for such they were, scattered in all directions . J Dick quickly learned that the house belonged to a pa triot family. After the troops had passed, these Tories, thinking that there were no more, had set fire to the hayrick. They were incensed at the troops, and angry at all patriots, and so, thinking themselves safe, determined to take a cowardly revenge upon the people o f the house. There were onl y women and small bo ys in the house , and the scoundr els thought that they were safe. The Tories had been driven off, but there were other things to do. The house must be saved, first of all. The gallant boys quickly dismounted, tethered their horses at a safe distance, and got to work. 1 They were as good firem en as they were fighters, !llld they speedily showed it. There were bu ckets in plenty, and there was a full brook at the bottom of the field back of the house. Two lines of boys were quickly formed from the hous e to the brook. Then a number o f the boys went inside, while others p r ocured ladders. A line of buckets was soon coming along from the brook , some being taken in and some passed to the boys on the ladders. There was plenty of bustle and activity, but no confusion or disorder. Dick, Bob, Mark, and one or two others headed the different divisions, there was no confusion of orders, every one knew what he was expected to do, and did it, and the work went on rapidly and orderly. "Work with a will, boy s," said Drck. "We are alway s ready to meet the enemy, whether it be a company CJf redcoats or a fire set by a lot of scoundrelly Tories.•


CHAPTER XVIII. GJ!JTTING RID OF THE TORIES. Dick at the head of the boys in the house Bob looking after on the ladders, roof and piazzas, Mark and Jack managmg bucket bngade, and Ben Spurlock at the all did 1pod work, and kept the boys busy besides. The people of the house gave most efficient help also the boys taking hold and helping the Liberty Boys manfully The result of this efficient work was that the fire was not on}r p1evented from spreading, but was shortly put out. lower part was not damaged, and the furniture, much of it old and valuable, had not been insured. When the fire was out and order had been restored, Dick saw the lady of the house and asked: "Will you .tell me the names of these Tories, that they may be punished. Such wanton acts as the' se must not pass unnoticed." "The leader is one Zebulon Skinner, who lives near War-1:en. He has been an unscrupulous enemy of my husband's for years, but 1:1'lways in a sneaking, underhand way." ;;Exactly," said Dick. "Who are the others?" . I do no_t know them all, but some are Zeke Scudder, Eph Wilbur, Hiram Fletcher, Zenas Burchard and Otis Weldon" "yes,'' said one ?f the boys, "and there's Con Long, Smith, Ga1;rett Wilks, and a lot others, all li_ving a1ound here. You 11 always find a lot of them at the tavern on the Providence turnpike." "WE'.'11 settle with them for to-day's work," said Dic!k. , Taking leave of the good people of the house, the Liberty Boys rode on toward Warren. At the end of a mile or two they came to a tavern at the roadside. Dick drew rein as he came in sight of the place, and said: "Surround the tavern as quickly and as quietly as possi ble. The men we are seeking may be there." The boys quickly obeyed, and Dick and Bob rode up to the tavern and dismounted. Entering quietly, heard the sound of roistering in the tap-room. . . "Waal, if they drive us away, Zeb, they can't stop us from makin' it( hot fur other rebels," said one. "No, they can't, Zeke, and we'll do it. There's them Howards. They're rebels an' they o'rter be drove." Dick had heard enough to know that these were the men he sought. Then he entered the room. Bob was close behind. "You'r.e a lot of villains,'' said Dick, "and you've got to leave this region or run the risk of being hanged. Now, then, get out, all of you." "Won't do it!" snarled two or three. Dick stepped to the door and called. In a few moments Mark, Ben, Jack, and half dozen others entered. "Leave this house at once,'' said Dick to the Tories, or we'll fire." 'l'he door was open, and the men got out in a hurry. Then Dick sent them ahead of him out of town. Some tried to go the other way, but the Liberty Boys prevented them. were all driven out of town, and. Dick warned them that 1f they went back they would be hanged. "I saw all ?f you men in front of that house," he said, "and I heard you Just now proposing to do other acts of violence." The Tories had nothing to say, knowing that they were convicted out of their own mouths. "If I had seen you set fire to the house, I would take you all off to the county jail." "The pillory and a good round dozen lashes is what they all deserve,'' declared Bob. "You are not fit to live in a decent neighborhood," con tinued Dick, '1and if I hear of your returning I will see to it that you ai;e hanged, the lot of you." The Liberty Boys kept behind the scoundrels for miles, .and at last left them, Dick repeating the warning he had already given them. The boys proceeded to Providence, but in a short time were ordered elsewhere, there being plenty for them to do. The British left Newport the next year, after committing many acts of vandalism, and very nearly devastating the island. They tried to blow up the "old mill," but merely succeeding in unroofing it, and reducing its height by three or four feet. Later it chanced that the Liberty Boys were again in New' port. 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THE LIBERTY BOYS OF '76. 19 HELP YOUR COUNTRY! . n \ -= -= = -----= --BE GA. IL C S T E C E GERMAN GENERAL STAFF, "FOR THAT BIRD HAS GOT THE KIND OF PUNCH THEM HUN GUYS NEED. HE'D CLEAN 'EM Goon IF HE COULD JUST . GET AT 'EM ON ONE OF HIS BAD DAYS, WOULDN'T YOU, KITIY?" . By GUY HUBBART. "But we're gonna fight, believe me? I'm gonna buy me and Rajah 30 bucks worth of them Stamps and let our dough treat 'em rough. Ain't we, Rajah? We'll buck them biros long rarrge if we can't .git our claws into 'em. Money's just as good as guns, they say, and me and Rajah are gonna chip in our bit while the U. S. A. can use it to the best advantage. "I'd rather fight if they'd take me, and this 600-pound kittten would, too, but money's our lay, so here she is-30 bucks-and we're coming back with more. Just put on the front of them little books of Thrift Stamps: 'Bengal Bill and Rajah! Thanks.' " You can put your "treat 'em rough" money in with Rajah's and Bengal Bill's. They'll be glad if you do, arid you'll be proud if you do. ---Money means power to fight, and War-Savings Stamps will bring it in. brings victory a dollar nearer. Don't forget for a single minute. Every dollar 41TI I I 111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111Ill111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111


/ THE LIBERTY BOYS OF '76. ASSIGN ME T 99 OR THE STARTLING ADVENTURES .QF A BOY REPORTER By RALPH MORTON (A SERIAL STOR .. ; CHAPTER V (Con t inued). ro}> me. You are good . Look! Here is a thou"Now you have your secret, and this is mine. Per-sa:bd pounds Englis h mon ey-how much that means haps I'll tell you later. You say you know who stole in dollars I do not know." these gems?" "It mean s five thousand dollars, then?" cried Sam. "Yes. I have the word. " "What do y ou mean by going hungry and sleeping "Then that is what you mean by having the word. in packing boxes with all that cash in your shirt?" Who gave it to you?" "It was my father's," replied the boy, simply. "I "My father. He came to me in my dream. He could not tou c h it till he came to me in my dreams told me that Fen Wah stole the gems . " and told me what to do." "Then, by gracious, I believe you're a true "Did he tell you last night, then?" demanded Sam. dreamer!" cried Sam, really excited at the mention "Ye s, he did, " repli e d Vista Hoon, shaking his of this Chinese name. "Did your father tell you head solemnl y.-" H e told me now to spend the anything else in your dreams?" money , and tha t y o u would help me to get back the "Yes. He told me where to find Fen Wah." gems." "Where?" "Pity he did not tell you to tell me where he got "On an English steamer. He showed me a name. the gems. " I don't know what it means. Perhaps you can tell. "But he did not. Perhaps he will later. We "What was the name?" shall see." "I will spell it. R-u-t-g-e-r-s. " " W e ll, we will look up that steamer, anyway," "Rutgers! There is a street in New York of that cried Sam, getting out of bed. name." " Good! Good!" said the boy. "Then we will get "He showed me a picture . It was the deck of a a better room together, and I will pay all. You s teamer. Fen Wah was in the galle y c ooking." have be e n good to me, Sam, and I am not ungrateful. "Is this Chinaman a cook?" Suppose those thie v es had got this money, then "Yes; he was the cook on the Genkodar." where would we be?" "He was, eh? Do you often dream lik e that?'' "Now you are shouting! n sai & Sam; "and that is "Very often. The Burmese all do." just wh a t they would have done if it had not been "Mebbe this steamer on which Fen Wah is cook-for me." ing lies at the foot of Rutgers str eet. " "Does that street run down to the water?" "Yes.'' "Then that is it. Oh, take me there! I can never find it. I will tell the captain. He will have Fen Wah arrested. I shall get back the gems." "I don't know about that." "Yes, yes! My dreams come true. Help me, Sam, and I will make you rich. See, I am not so poor. I lied to you when I said I had no money. I have enough. Look!" . Vista Hoon immediately began to undress. Sam watched the boy curiously. He pulled off his shirt, and loosened his trou&ers. Sam saw then that he wore the breech-cloth around his loins such as natives who go naked wear in the Far East. Thrusting his hand down into its folds, Vista Hoon drew out a fat roll of Bank of England notes. " You see!" he cried. "I know now . you will not • CHAPTER VI. THE MATTER OF FEN WAH. Sam was wild over his discoveries. He saw all sorts of possibilities in the way of newspaper stories in Vista Hoon. But while dressing himself he remembered, like the s e n s i bl e fello w that he was, that he must not for get that he was only a cub reporter. He mus t li c k his case into shape, and be sure it was all right b e fore he took it in. The boy again pressed Sam to tell him more about Richard Luzon. This Sam refused, saying: "Wh:en y ou g e t ready to tell me all your story I'll tell you all mine and explain how I came to know this man vou know. but I can't do it before.' '


.. THE LIBERTY BOYS OF '76. 21 And there the matter rested for the time being, "I will do just as you say." nor did Vista Hoon allude to Luzon again. "Then if we see him speak pleasantly to him, just "You want to get one of those notes of yours as though nothing had happened. We will then go changed, and b:uy some decent clothes," said Sam. away and send a detective after him-see?" "Then you won't attract so much attention. With "All right. How will you get on the ship? Per-your white trousers, your thin alpaca coat, and your haps they won't let us go aboard." green sash and fez you look to our people as if you l "My badge will fix that all right. You have just escaped fr&m some dime museum. It really spoken to this Chinama.n before?" isn't safe for you to go about the streets so." "Never." "Later," replied Vista Hoon. "First we go to "You did not suspect him of having robbed you?" that street and see if we can find Fen Wah. He "No more than anyone else. I suspected them all would not know me if I was dressed differently." except Mr. Luzon." "And if you think he is going to drop the gems "Was Mr. Luzon a passenger?" in. to your hands when you -shout you are mightily "Yes. He had the next stateroom to ours." mistaken," thought Sam. ' .'I wonder what I ought "Did Fen Wah ever come into the cabin?" to do? That the Chink is the murderer I actually "Often. He was steward as well as cook." believe." "I see. It is a wonder you did not suspect h1n . 1;'hey went to beanery fo.r and then, for he w?uld be the most likely pe_rson to while they were eatmg Sam quest10ned Vista Hoon the gems. Did he make up the beds m the s b . about the robbery. 1 room?" It appeared that the elder Hoon had died early in " No that was another Chinaman." the voyage from Rangoon, and after his death the "What was his name?" boy carried the gems in bag hung about his neck. '"Wing Dock." He assured Sam positi vely that he had never ' ' Did you not suspect him?" shown them to anyone, nor mentioned that he had "Yes; but what could I do? No one would liste1l them, nor had his father done so. to what I said." All he knew about the robbery was that one morn"! see. You were in a hard position. Well, I ing he woke up in his stateroom with a cracking can have this Fen Wah arrested anyhow; if he has headache, and when he looked for the gem bag it the gems we are sure to get them." ' was gone. Sam hurried his charge to the foot of Rutgers Slip. He made known his loss to the captain of the , Here, sure enough, they found an English tramp Genkodar, which was a tramp steamer, but no at-steamer tied up just beyond the drydocks. ten ti on was paid to his story, which, of course, was They walked down on the wharf, and werit boldly not believed. ' aboard. The only person who showed any interest in it No one interfered with them. was Richard Luzon, who showed sympathy, but The crew were Lascars, blacker even than Vista nothing was done. Hoon. After breakfast Sam and his charge started for Loading was going on, and as the boys walked Rutgers street. , \ along the deck no one spoke . to them. Sam It was not necessary to report at the office at nine. out his book and pencil to make some notes. He called up the editor on the 'phone and made the "I wonder where the galley is?" questioned Sam, excuse that he was working on his assignment. as they returned to the dock. "Now, Hoon," said Sam, as they walked along, "Right there," replied Vista Hoon, pointing. "let me tell you something. If we find the Chink on "This steamer is arranged just like the Genkodar." this steamer you must say nothing about the gems They were on the side, and next to the vessel. see?" Now in a minute they came opposite the galley. "But why?" Sure enough, there stood a Chinaman working " Becau se we shall get into trouble. I can help among the pots artd pans. you, and I will, but you must do just as I say." He looked up, and as his eyes rested upon Vista " I certainly will, because my father told me to in Hoon there was something doing at once. my dream." With a wild cry the Chinamen seized a big carv"Your dreams are all right, and see that you live ing-knife and rushed down the gang-plank for the up to them. Do you know what I am?" boys on the wharf. , "A boy like myself, I suppose. You are not a Vista Hoon would surely have got the knife in girl in boy's clothes, then?" his body but for Sam, who dropped his note-book "Don't be a fool. Do you know my business, I and pencil, and dealt the Chinaman a stinging blow. mean. But of course you don ' t. I am a reporter It sent the yellow fiend reeling against the stringon the New York Atlas." "Oh! The Atlas is a newspaper, I suppose." "Yes. I can command all kinds of influence. What we want to do is just to identify this Chink and then have him arrested---see ?" piece. Sam whipped out his revolver, expecting the ma: 1 would turn on him. But no! {To be continued.)


22 THE LIBERTY BOYS OF '76. CURRENT NEWS SEW ON A HAND. sighted. These reports followed the posting a • While holding a . block of wood which his brother notice in the main dining room that the Umted was chopping, James Coates, of Shamokin, Pa., States Shipping Board is offering $100 as a reward s lipped and plunged forward as the ax w:as swung to the passenger who sights an enemy m:dersea a nd severed his hand within an inch of the wrist. craft. The sighting of the craft must be verified by S urgeons at the state Hospital sutured it back into two others and by the master of the vessel from i place and are trying to restore circulation in an which it is sighted. , . d e ndeavor to save the hand. Off the Alligator Point Light, Southern Flori a, LIGHTNING FROM CLEAR SKY KILLS BOYS IN COLORADO. TWO a wrecked hy-droairplane was sighted. Leonard Spence, 17 years old, and his nephew, TRIES TO SHIP FOOD IN PIANO. My l e 8, were killed by lightning while they A German professor, attached to, the loca"' _uni were potat?es at the home Mrs. Mary versity in Basr?l for several years, recently received J. Spence m Missoun Park, three miles north of a call from a German university. He accepted the Salida, Col. Mrs. Spence was the mother of Leonposition and returned to the land of his birth. His ard and the grandmother of Myle. Leonard was wife stayed behind to arrange for shipment of the driving and Myle riding on the machine when a furniture and household goods. Also, the frau pro ftash of lightning came from a sky that was clear of f essor was eager to take along some good things to clouds. Mrs. Spence and her son, Charles, about eat which -she still could get in the land of compara100 feet away, felt the shock. tive plenty, but which were only a memory in the Kaiser's domain. SUGAR CONCERN HIRES 100 COLLEGE So the frau' professor pried open the rear wall of GIRLS. . her piano and filled the interior with a number of Suga r refiners of have been so hard hit hams and sides of }:>aeon. Then she took the cover?Y the draft a bid has been to every co-ed ing off her sofa, lifted one of the springs and placed m the of every m the State to some more hams, some more bacon and some accept a pos1t10n m the chemical departments qf good things inside, tacking the covering on agam some plants. . . after the interior was loaded. . Experiments were made with women chemists by After notifying the express company and the cus the G:eat Western Sugar Company last toms authorities, the woman left for Davos, where the tnal was so successful that 100 college giris will she tried to forget the pangs of her guilty con be added to the chemical staff of that corporation science. this Summer. Soon the servant girl, who .had been left in charge _ of the house, notified the frau professor that the . FARM HANDS ASK HIGH PAY. customs official had been there and found everyThree farmers at Alma, Kan., recently tried to thing o. K. _ hire farm hands. . When the frau professor returned to her house One young fellow agreed to work for $50 a month and found how easy the customs officials had been if given the use of the farmer's car whenever he duped, greed drowned the voice of precaution. If wanted it. those men in uniform could not find ten hams, they Another said he would work for $45 if given Satwould no more find twenty hams, the frau professor urday afternoons and Sundays off and furnished a said to herself. So she opened the rear wall of the horse buggy. • . piano once more, unmindful of the fact that. the The third wanted $50 and the farmer to furmsh officers had put seals on the boards that were hable him a car to go and hi.s girl, miles away, to be pried off. Thus the lady stored away some every Sunday. The trio is not workmg. more food in the interior of her bulky pieces of furniture. $100 FOR SIGHTING U-BOATS. When the goods reached the frontier it An American steamship arrived in an Atlantic covered that the seals had been broken. An mvesti port recently from South American ports after gation of the piano and other revealed the weathering the outside swirls and high seas of a presence of a large store of provis10ns. tropical hurricane off Jamaica. She brought 100 The frau professor lost all her toothsome wares passengers. and had to pay a fine of J?Ore than $1,500. 1:'inally Passengers reported the voyage was enlived pY she was arrested, and will have to stand trial for freauent reports that German submarines had been , violating government seals.


THE LIBERTY BOYS OF . '76. 23 INTERESTING ART/C l .ES ONE WATCHES FOR OUR ARMY ORDERED. The Headquarters of the American Expedition ary Forces in France has ordered one million watches from Swiss firms for the use of the Amer ican troops operating in France. The order is welcomed by the Swiss watch industry, which has been in a precarious condition. "Books and periodicals can be sent to the Amer ican prisoners of war in Germany, only when they are ordered through the publish e rs, and are dis patched from the office of the same." Old books form a conv enient m ethod of secret communication, and reqti'ire extr aordinary scrutiny on the part of the censorship fo r ces. It is felt that the above will be unde r stood and appreciated by the relatives and friends of the prisoners, and by the GERMAN .TRAVELERS CARRY OWN BED publio at large, since it shows the watchfulness of LINEN. the War Department in thus caring for the interV:isitors to the Leipzig exhibition this year must ests of the prisoners and of their friends at home. take their own bed linen or they will be refused ' rooms at the hotels, according to a notice served on prospective visitors by the hotelkeepers through the local newspapers. "All linen has been requisitioned by the govern ment," the notice says. MACHINE GUNS AND SMALL ARMS. On the first of June it was s t ated in the House that in eighteen days of May 659 heavy Browning machine guns were delivered to the United Staten Govermnent by two firms. In the beginning o f AUSTRIANS REBEL AT RISE IN BRE'AD June heavy Browning :niachine guns were bein g PRICE. . produced at the rate of over 1,000 a month; in Ma y There is widespread di s content in large Austrian the delivery of light Brown i n g s w as 1,800; and dur towns by a recent rise of 116 per cent. in the price ing the earl y s ummer the no rmal output will be of bread, according to an Exchange Telegraph discarried to 1 0,00 0 a mo n t h, shou l d it b e n ecess a ry. patch from Zurich. The Socialist party in Austria That excell ent trench w arfare weap on, the Colt has . declared it is impossible for working classes to automatic pistol, is being d e li ve r ed a t the rate of bear this increase. Negotiations have been opened 40,000 per month. At the beginn in g of June with the Government over the situation. Meetings new Enfield rifle was being put out -at the rate of of protest have been held in the populous working9 000 per day. class districts of Vienna, Prague and Gratz. ' Complications are feared, the dispatch adds. HUNGER KILLS RICH RECLUSE. Salzberg is declared to have been without bread for the past eight days. Dalmatia is reported suffering Though she had $125,000 in securities in her from a "malady of hunger" because of the lack of . poorly furnishe d fiat at 262 Jackson avenue, Jerse food. City, Mrs. Annie Sisler lied dead from starvatim . She was 60 years old and had be e n regarded by h er RUM BONUS FOR GRAIN FEEDS GERMAN neighbors as eccentric. ,,. TOWN. , Having missed the for sev era l day s , The Burgomaster of Arnsberg, Westphalia, Gerneighbors notified a policem a n, who fo r ced the doo, many, having failed in all endeavors to induce the of her fiat and found her in b e d , faintly brea thing. farmers of the neighborhood to bring in supplies, She was rus hed to the City Hospital, where she died placed this advertisement in the local newspapers in half an" hour. as a final hope: The po li ce found ba n k b ooks , b o n d s and mort"This municipality will buy all agricultural prodgages tuck e d a way in st rong bo xes . In June Mrs ucts for cash at Government prices. Every person Sisler had dep osited ' $5,000 in a Jersey City ban k. who delivers 100 pounds of bread grain or 300 She is said to have li ve d on b anana a d ay. H er pounds of potatoes will receive a ticket entitliJagrent was only $ 8 a month. him to buy a bottle of brandy or rum at reduced Twelve yea r s a go, it is said, h e r hu s b a nd, Dr. prices from the municipal cellars." . John Sisler, taking $300 with h i m, his drug Within twenty-four hours the cellars were empty store at Ocean and Grand av enue s , t ellmg her that and the residents of Arnsberg enjoyed the fir s t he was going to call. on a pati en t. T his was the la s t square meal they had had for weeks. that she heard of him. Mrs. Sisler's spirit was bro ken . Afte r a while SEND BOOKS TO PRISONERS DIRECT she moved to the Jac k so n a venue house. She minFROM PUBLISHERS. gled with non e of h e r nei g h b o rs. The following ruling is authorized by the Military ' No article of food was found in her room after C ens orship: her death.


24 THE LIBERTY BOYS OF '76. A FEW GOOD .ITEMS HOW BEAVERS FELL TREES. of dollars hav e already been sp ent in making the A naturalist. who has given particular study to negatives and many more of pictures the ways of beavers, asserts that those creatures are yet to be t a ken, the need for fireproof storage have an ingenious method of cutting the trunk of became more m a nifest. a tree that they wish to fell. The vaults will be located in one buildin g , but beInstead of attempting to gnaw it straight through tween each vault there will be built fireproof walls. they make two cuts, one above the other, and they The doors of the vaults w ill al s o be fireproof. For pry out pieces between the cuts. The result of their the proper preservation of the negatives, the va?lts operations is a V-shaped notch, resembling that made will be so constructed that ventilation and a fairly by a woodsman with an axe. even temperature will be maintained. MUSKRAT HOLDS UP TRAIN. CASTOR OIL FOR AIRPLANE M OTORS. A muskrat recently held up the most important The necessity of securing million s o f g a llo ns of train on the Boston and Maine railroad. castor oil for lubricating rotary a v iation engines At Tower C the switch failed to work, an electri-during the first two years of the war, when the Cian was called, who investigated and found that a supply then available was only 700,000 gallons, was muskrat, eating the grease to lubricate switches, one of the unexpected probl e ms encountered in 1917 had been caught between switch points and the in attempting to carry out the American air program. body had become so wedged that the switchman was In the solution qf it, a lost American industry-the unable to close the switch. growing of castor beans-has been revived. The The marshes around the freight yard have so large latest advices indicate that the planting of 108,000 a muskrat population that a brakeman, Charles acres with beans has been accompli s hed throughout Brown, during the spring season shot enough musk-eight Southern states and California, and on a large rats to bring him $100 for pelts and musk. acreage in Cuba, Haiti and Santo Domingo. It is estimated that the average acre will produce twenty 4,737 UNION PRINTERS IN WAR. gallons of oil of No. 1 grade, making 2,000 , 000 galA report issued by Marsden G. Scott, president of Ions for. year. In September,. 1917, the the International Typographical Union, shows that castor oil. situat10n assumed s u ch a ser10us aspect on June 15, 4,081 j(l>urneymen members of the union that the Signal C?rps, through the Secr etary of and 656 apprentices were in the armies and navies of secured the appomtment of a board that c ompri se"! the United States and Canada. Sev e nty-five memrepresentatives of the A S e ction of the Signal hers have died in service and the union has paid $22 _ Corps, Department of Agriculture , Export Bureau of 350 in death benefits to their families. ' War Trade Board and . civilian experts. Deliber a tions " This union," Mr. Scott said, "has invested $30,-of Cas tor Oil Pr?ducti on .Board r es ulted in the 000 in each of the three Liberty Loans. Our subor-plantmg of castor 011 beans m m ore tha n dinate organizations and individual members have acres und e r Government cont r acts . The p n ce r ec invested more than $3,000,000 in these securities. ommended .to be paid for beans s o g rown w a s $3. 5 0 Our strike expenses for the'last twelve months were per forty-six-pound bushel. Thr ough arr an ge m ents only $1 237." made with Great Britain the steamshi p Adelaide ' from Bombay, on January 7, 1918, arriv ed with about 6,000 long 1 tons of castor bean s . Appro xi TO PRESERVE WAR FILMS IN FIREPROOF mately 200 tons were used as seed and the r emainder VAULTS. for oil, for immediate needs. This supplied about The War Department authorizes the following 500,000 gallons. Over a million gallons of oil was statement: ' secured from England for shipment direct to France. To safeguard the valuable collection of photoThese supplies, together with oil from othe r sou rce s, graphic negatives and the thousands of feet of movmade available a total of 2,400,000 gallons. While ing-picture films of the present war, the War Decastor oil is not e s sential as a lubricant for the " Lib partment has authorized the building in Washingerty" engine, or most of the other recipro cating e nton of fireproof storage vaults. gines, it is essential to the efficient operation of roUnder the direction of the historical division of tary motors. Although little has been said regarding the General Staff thousands of still and moving the rotary motors in the air program, grea t numbers pictures have been taken, both in this country and are in use abroad. The Air Service is using motors in Europe, for the purpose of historical record. of this type in advanced training planes; 150 are now These have been stored in various places in Wash-in u se. Some 500 more, now under manufacture, ington, because heretofore no suitable place had will take rotary motors, as will a new single seater, been provided for their safeke _ eping. As thousands pursuit type plane for advanced traininJ?. ,/


I THE LIBERTY BOYS OF '76. 25 FROM ALL POINTS CHIN ESE SIN G AND ROUT BANDIT GANG. AMERICA'S RESOURCES AS COMPARED The sing i n g of fou r may have been WITH GERMANY'S. a d eath song-as t hey stood lined up The Treasury Department autho rize s the followagams t a w all at the point of a revolver so discon-ing: certed one of the two holdup men that he dropped Pessimistic Americans who view with alarm our half his loot. t 1 bl" t• d T" ' O wh"t t d 0 " d" th f mcreasmg na 10na o iga ions may env e a great n i e men en ere . ne covere e ou r d 1 f f t f f in a laundry, in St. Louis, while the second started ead.ot. comf othr Uro1?t da Scotamtparisont o tthde fol . the cash d Th Ch " t t d . . con I ion o e m e es con ras e w1 a rawer. e mese s are smgmg. of Germany Both bandits then fled. The total resources of the United States are e sti"EAGLE" BOATS FOR ITALY. mated at about $250,000,000,000; our annual earnS o i mpresse d are Italian naval constructors and are estima.ted about Our engineers with the n e w American type of "Eagle'.' national debt, rncludmg the Third Liberty Loan, boa t s to b e u s ed as submarine chasers that the Ital-may be put a1ound Before the ian government has ordered twelve of them for Government was spei;idmg $1,000,000,000 a use in the Adriatic S e a. Thes e boats will be built year: When the war is ended, mterest charges, l:ss by the Ford Manufacturing Company, of Detroit, the mterest c.ollected from our loans to our alhes, and may be the forerunner of orders for a large Government. msurance. expenses and other neces number of the craft: The "Eagle " boats are about sary growmg out of may con200 feet long , built of steel, and of fast speed. servabvel y b e estimated at somethmg hke $1,000,-00G,OOO. We are confronted, therefore, when peace BULL CHARGES AUTO. romes, with raising only a couple of billions a year George Carpenter, a rancher near Yakima, revenue, a slight task for a Nation of such tremen W as h., has sent his onc e pe r fectly good automobile dous wealth, capacity and resources. to the h ospital to be treate d for serious injuries as The resources of Germany before the war were a result of a n attack by an enrage d bull. estimated to be $80,000,000,000. The annual ex-Carpenter l eft his m a chine standing in a field in penditures then of the Imperial Government were wh ic h h e p astures a pe digreed Holstein bull. When about $800,000,000. Her debt now is $30,000,000 000 he r e t urne d the bu ll was still engaged in making and he;r and man-power been' se. deci s iv e ch arge s on the now badly-battered car. verely impaired . After the war she is confronted With r e inforcemen t s the bull was driven off and the with additional expenditures growing out of the wrecked automobile rescued. war totaling some $4,000,000,000. The interest of her war debt, even if the debt COLORED MEN IN THE WAR. grows no larger, will be about $1,500,000,000. Al-Very gra t ifyjng to the Nation at large is the though she is niggardly in her pensions to private whole-hearted way in whi c h the colored people have soldiers and their families, $1,000,000 , 000 a year responded to the c a ll of war. The draft has been would hardly suffice to pay even small pensions to accepted w_ith enthusiasm. An Army officer from her injured and the families of her soldiers who the South t e ll s us that the colored soldiers are proud have been killed. Her war debt must be paid some of the unifo r m and the service. Also, in the work time and a sinking fund of 5 per cent. would add of preparation going on behind the fighting line, the $1,500,000,000 to her annual taxation. Here is a colored man is doing excellent service both in total increase of $4,000,000,000 all due to the war. France and at home. We find him at the docks as Of course both the United States and Germany may stevedore; along the lines of communication as rail-greatly increase their debts, but the increases will road builder and teamster; and at home, we have not change the relative situations. record s which show what he can do when he exThe German Government has drained the Ger tends himself, such as the driving of 220 piles, man people of their gold, even their jewels and heir aggregating 14 , 260 feet in total length, in 9 hours looms, and yet the Imperial Bank of Germany now and 5 minutes at the Hog Island Yard; and the fea t has but little over $500,000,000 of gold in its vaults. of one colored riveter and his crew who put in 4,875 The United States has made no special effort to ob rivets in 9 hours' time. After the war, when the tain gold, has made no call upon the people for the question of extending the rights of the colored peoprecious metal, and yet to-day has in its Treasury ple comes up for discussion, their record during the vaults practically $2,500,000,000 of gold coin war will be in evidence. bullion. ' a d an


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THE LIBERTY BOYS OF '76. 27 tall man, who he c ou ld see-it was a lovely moonDR. MAcBRIDE'S ADVENTURE. light night-was wrapped in a ll>ng brown cloak, and who wore his broad, soft hat slouched over hi s By D. W. Stevens eyes. The man walked so rapidly as almost to touch the doctor ; but he slackened not his pace, and Doctor Eneas MacBride, a native of Edinburgh, vanished in the shadows. Scotland, having espoused the cause of Prince "It's all very well for you to s lou c h your hat over Charles Edward Stuart, was exiled by the British your eyes, my friend," s ai d Doctor M a cBrifl e to wandering through different him s elf, " but I k n ow that hat a n d cloa k v ery w ell, countnes with varied success, he finally came to or I am grievously mi staken. They belong to the Rome and took up apartments in the Palazzo Carminamel e s s man who lod()'es il1 r m e of t he garretJ at nali, a large fourstory mansion, tenanted on the the Palazzo Carminali. 0 I om.!::! nurse d y ou t hrou g h lower floors by an Ei;iglish nobleman, the doctor, a fever, m y friend; and g av e y.::'l m oney t o get you r and several other p romment personages. The upper cloak out of pawn. I don't think tha t you would floors were occupied by a miscellaneous of do me an y h arm, althou g h fol ks d o sa y that yo u of type, from a fiddler to the mysterious are a spadac ino-a hired !"" hired assassrn. S c arcely hq.d he thus e x p:>:esse himself, whe n One sultry eveni n g the doctor called his servant he h eard, in a low v o ice be hi nd him t h e s ingle word , and said, "Brin g me my hat, cloak and cane." The "Ecc olo !" "Here he is!" A nd he wa s servant brou ght the articl e s named, and Dr. Macseized from b ehind by strong arms; a heavy cloak Bride de s ce n de d the staircase into the Piazza di w as thrown over h i s h ead, and he was lifted from Spagna, and walking leisurely along, proceeded to the g r o und and c a rrie d s o me y a rds . Then he was the well-known drugg i st's s hop kept by Signor Panthrust forward on to w h a t seemed t o be some kind ciarotto, at the corn e r of the Via de Condotti. of bench or seat; the arms which hat/ s ei zed him had Doctor Eneas MacBride had intended to be absent rel ax ed their grasp ; a d oor was slamme d and he from h o me only a very short time at the outside. As became aware that he was i n a rapidly-mo v ing a matter uf fact he had only gone to the farmacia to w heeled ve hicle. buy a scu d o's worth of cochine a l and to have a little Dr. Eneas MacBri d e had in ve rity been ki d nap p e d pleasant ch a t with Panciar otto, a lean old man, like b y t w o me n ; forcib l y carried by the m to a c o ach, one Pantaloon in the pantomine, and with a prodigious of the doors o f whic h was standing wide ope n , h ud store of anecdote; but so many of Dr. MacBride's d1ed in t o t h e veh i cle and rapidly drive n away. The friends kept dro pping in, and they each and all had whole p roceeding, indeed, had been watche d with something so v ery entertaining to talk about, that the liv e li es t interes t by an individ u a l wh o \YaS clad an hour and a half h a d passe d with what s eemed in a lon g , b rown clo a k , and who wore hi s hat magical rapiditY. At last Dr. MacBritle found hims louched o ve r h i s eyes, a n d who-there i s now no self the sole r emaining member of the gossipindiscretion i n sa ying it-was t h e name l ess man who mongers lingering in the shop, where a few wax livE!d in o ne of t he garr e t s of the Palazzo Carminali, taper s in tall gl a ss e s were giving a glimmer-and who s e profess ion was conjecture d to be of ing Jight. So the doctor wrapped his cloak about an a ssassin for hi re. And as he watc h e d the as, in .the. d ay s of yore, he had his carriage rapidl y i nto the plaid, and biddrng the apothecary good-mght, made m a n was J rnghng"'some golden corns m hi s for the door. He had pl a ced the packet of cochineal hand and c hucklin g merrily. in a side p o ck et. While t h e nam e l ess man was thus congratulating "Stay," he s udd e nly exclaimed, pausing on the J h i ms e lf on t he s u ccessfu l result of hts exceptionally threshold. " I had forgotten something, and I must bl oodl e ss n ight' s w o rk, un s een hands had relieve d keep you o u t of you r b ed, my excellent Panciarotte, D r . Eneas MacBride of the heavy cloak in w hi c h h e for yet a few mom en t s . You :must make me up, had bee n m uffle d , a nd in which he had bee n a ll but if you ple as e , that admirably efficacious s l eeping suffo ca t ed. He sa t u p, t o find h i mself indee d in the draught, wi t h the secre t of the fo rmula of w hich interior of what was evidently a carriage belonging onl y y ou and I are cog ni z ant, and which has giver. to s o m e pers o n of rank. ease to s o man y of m y patients." T he b linds were close l y drawn down, bu t a smo.11 ' -'With plea s1.ire, " said the apothecary, as he bustled l a mp h anging fro m the roof gave sufficient ligh t for from jar to jar and bottle to bottle, pouring various him to see that t he opposite seat was occu pie d be ingredients into a glass vial. two gentleme n very r ic h l y d ressed, bu t w ho s e counHe had soon compl e t e d his task; and Doctor Mact enance.s w ere wholly conc e al e d by masks of b l ack Bride1 placing the vial in his side pocket with the silk, h av ing d ee p fing ers of the same material. O ne cochineal, left the f arma c ia. He crossed the Piazz a of the gentl emen hasten ed to inform him tha t h e di Spagna, in the direction of the College of the mu s t su bmit to have his eyes bandaged . Propaganda, when, just as he had reached the spot As he pulled t h e bandage ou t o f hi s pocket a nd where now is the monument erected in commemoraprocee ded ve r y ad r oitly to adjust i t to the doctor ' G tion of the promulgation of the doctrine of the eyes, his compan i on t ook o c c asi on to remar k that Immaculate Conception, his path was crossed by a he and the other gentl eman w e r e fully armed, and


28 THE LIBERTY BOYS OF '76. should the doctor, at this or at any other stage of for yielding to you. But I must have a vessel, a , the proceedings, offer the slightest resistance t r large vessel of warm water." any request proffered to him, he would be imrnedi-Presently two female attendants, each closely ately stabbed to death. Upon this admonition, Dr. masked, entered the room, carrying between them a Eneas MacBride determined, like the canny Scot large silver tub of warm water. This vessel they he was, to hold his tongue and see-when he was placed before the young lady, who, without a word, permitted to use his eyesight again-what came of immersed her feet in the water. Then Doctor Mac it. Bride, once more bending over the victim, smooth-It seemed to him that the carriage was continually ing the hair on her forehead, and feeling her pulse, turning, and was being driven through a great knelt, lancet in hand, by the side of the silver foot variety of streets, possibly with the view to bath. He rose, looked in the victim's face, chose a his forming any accurate idea as to the part of the fresh lancet, and knelt again by the side of the foot city to which he was being conducted. The coach bath. The water was now deeply discolored. Ere at length stopped, and the door was opened to him. long it was completely crimson. His two companions took him each under one arm, "Bring another bath-a tub-a bucket-what you assisted him to alight, and conducted him up a nar-will ! " said the doctor; "and more warm water!" row staircase into a room where, after a moment's Then he continued, hastily holding his wrists round pause, the bandage was removed from his eyes. He the ankles of the patient while the first foot-bath found himself in a small drawing-room or boudoir, was taken away and another substituted for it, "'fhis dimly lighted by wax tapers, and richly furnished; will finish the work." although sheets and pieces of tapestry had been "She is dead," said Dr. Eneas MacBride, solemnly. thrown over some of the chairs, or placed in front "How she bled," repeated the shorter of the two of the picture frames, as though for the purpose of masked men. P t lreventtingt a from too closely identifying "She will bleed no more," said Doctor MacBride. ie con en s o e room. "And now let me ask you what you intend to do t.aller of the two masked now took with the evidence of your and, I may almost say, my the docto by the ar.r:i and led him forward. guilt? How do you intend to dispose of the corpse? gentleman hfted a heavy velvet cur"When you planned your little scheme, gentletam ve1hng an open portal, and the three passed men" the doctor went on almost bantering, "you a vast ?ed-chamber. Here in the have planned the act of your trageay as of furniture, and even the ce1lmg and the cu;well as the preceding ones. Let me tell you that a tams and counterpane of a huge bed .m murdered body is, in a civilized city, one of the t he center of the room, had been shrouded m white most difficult of imaginable things to get rid of. But sheeting. At the fo?t. of bed there sat! or rather since I have gone so far with you in this abominable th.ere half-reclmmg m a large chair covered business, I will go yet further and help you to con with crimson velvet.. a young lady-;--she be ceal this corpse. Bring it back with me to my scarcely more than beautiful, surgery in the Piazza di Spagna-I am accusto:ned and with golden hair that nppled over her shoulto have such burdens brought to me at dead of mght ders. Her hands were tightly clasped, and she was -and I'll dissect her. By which I meaJl that in less deathly pale. She was clad in a long, loosely-flow-than twelve hours no recognizle trace will remain of ing dress robe of some . :white, silky material; and your deceased relative--if relative she be." Doctor MacBride could see that her little feet were The victim was evidently stone dead. After a bare. long consultation, the masked men acceded to the "You see this woman-this most guilty and unproposition of the doctor, who appeared to have be hapy woman?" said in a harsh voice the taller of come i;o completely their accomplice , and who ac t he two gentlemen. "She has disgraced the noble cepted, with many protestations of thanks, a large family to which she belongs, and it is necessary that purse of gold sequins. Again he submitted to have she should be deprived of life. Here is a case ot his eyes bandaged, and again he was conducted to l a ncets, and you will instantly proceed to bleed her the coach in waiting below; but something else ac t o death." companied the party, and was placed on the seat be"I will do no such horrible and unmanly thing," side the doctor. The doctor took care of his patient, cried Dr. Eneas MacBride. and they were afte:r:ward married. "It is precisely, " replied the latter gentleman, "beDr. Eneas MacBride, while pretending to execute cause we are desirous that this indispensable wc,rk the dreadful behests of Don Rafaelle and Don An should not be done in a butcherly manner that we tonio Cordiscoglio, had first administered to thefr have brought you here. You are known to be the sister a potion which reduced her to complete in skillfulest surgeon in Rome, and you will perform sensibility, and had next skilfully mingled with the the operation at once or my companion and myself warm water in which the feet of the patient were will fall on you with our poniards and hack you to immersed the contents of the packet of cochineal death. which he had purchased at the farmacia Pancia, , T will do your will ; and may Heaven forgive me rotto.


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