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'1'!‘->ries of the do. 17%‘! dye; and
Copyrighted in X378, by Bmnuz AXD ADAMS.
BE.-XDLE AND ADAMS PUBLISIIEIIS
No, 98 WILLIAM STREET, NEWV YORK.
THE YOUNG RANGER SPY
Brother zxgniixst I3 1-other.
BY OLL COOMES, .
M1-I1Iov“v.m,inuxn Jon," “ rnr. nuns arr.’ "xmm
E, ' ETC., ETC.
A snsnvzn ll ht shone from the windows of the
Jil atone church of Woodvale, that stood on the
road to Princeton.
It was nothing: uncommon to see a light there on
Rummy nights; and to hear the voices of men and
woman ascendiniz in prayer and song to Heaven; but i
this was on Friday night, and
at the hour of twelve. The
Iound of voices was within;
but they were n.,t, engaged in
prayer and song, but in secret
conclnve. They note pitched
low, yet excited tr-nt-s.
A BCON of mm slmnl Jmund
the altar, (lls(‘ll>>’IlI‘,: the pro-
gress of the I’.-v...1nti..n, and
rejoicing over t...--It-in-at of the
‘can nmn: Thvy “'I‘l‘0
e . %x
hadmet in the will chun-h to
hold secret COllllt'll7Sli.l'l'll(‘t,’i-
our; conference In the sanctu-
ary of God, that lit: nun would
H]I$'ll'1LQl.[lJ8h'l.'tNl .- fvvil.
Outside. nlom: Ilm roml. in
nu] out of the Inm4-nsliiiiv and
nhadows 1m,--ml It M'lIl inol with
n musket, on hie e.l...ul.lt-r and
3 pistnl in his ht-)7. llv nmvcd
as softly as n ]i.iI‘tlir-1'. with
both eye and Put" on tlw :11.-rt,
‘tn-ul on llw Ill‘ r<
' At ms
dz-use wtmvls, tln'nn;:li
the Stony riw-rrx-.--.1 i:-u<4-lm>-
ly (is n norpx-nr. limit 11 mile
l:-1-k from tlu- t-l nu-.-h lmznn
tln: surruunriinit so-tilt-nwiits.
that numbered vntuiv ll4!lll4‘S
and hundrr-ulsofi - H: Tin-so
plo were re] ' xtuiin-s of
were striving in r-unnxnnn in
build up honws in thu N.-xv
Whrldenll wur<lii]-in;,r 1u;:o-
thnr at lhv Vl’nml'-'n]-- 4-hurt-h.
- ' llu illl"
.. , until
the (‘olrmic-v rwurlh-<l nerninst
the nppro-s.smn of tho- motht-Ir
country: thn-n the-y lll‘I'Illll" li-
vidcd. It W.'l<l’.e'ln-lun1lT4?’fy'.
Patn'nt uml lb-‘Xlllixl.
Snnie [rim] to maintain ll
Strict nn-ulrztlity, hut Ilinso .11-
ways bore W.’1i('l:lll[.‘,‘, for they
were invariably‘ found to ho in
sympathy with tho vrmvn. Tin-
memigg in Womlvnle rrhuruh
was composed of this class.
The sentinel ncing to and
fro before the c urch star '1
ever and anon to list:-n. 0
Air was clear and bracing, for
it was A December night. 8
ntlllnul In rotound. The
moonwu In e zenith.
I something coming down the road from the east. At
i least he tliouprht he saw something:-he thought it ‘
‘ was It llOl'St'l)1Il.l].
‘ and hearxl nothing. He made an ear-trump:-t of his
But he bent. his head and llSl;Pll(‘(l
hand, and listened with the Same result. llo simul
his musket on the ;:round and pressed his ear upon
the innzzlo with no hotter success. Ilo amiin glanced
up the mm], Stltlsflwl now that he hurl been laboring:
under an optical delusion. But as sure as his name
‘ was Jmluthzm Wool, there rrru :1 lmrsenian, or some-
thing: flint closely l‘OSPllll)lY-'<l uno, npprnncliim: nlom:
ie roznl, To be more L‘(‘I'IIlln. howovvr. that the misty
' moonlight was f)l2l)'ll'l[.’,’ no freak with his (‘y0S,ht> ruli-
bed than with us knuckles, then took another ltmk.
And, izo-id lmavensl it was no delusion‘ Tlwre (‘I1Tllt‘t'1
ll0l‘S('llllIll without a doubt; but not :1 souml (lid lin-
animal's hoofs make upon the hard. frozen 1-urlli.
Jetluthun Wool was su it=r.<titi<.us as 1!. witch, and
the nbsviice of the 50'illl( of hoof-strokes, and tin-
ilmntom-like appearance thrown nrouml the Iipuro
y the spectral white moonbeams, tilled him with a J
“ WAKE UP, MY LORD. YOU ARE MY PBEQIIL"
" It must he the ghost of some dead Patriot could
to haunt us," the Tory thought, trembling with sile
Tho silnnt horseman approached with great rapid-
ity. Jmlutlmn Wool bCL'l.I.lX1e frtsciuwted with terror.
lln oroucln-tl in the shadows of the fence. and with
dilntml cyvs and 4-lintiering teeth. watched the ob-
jvct ufl1i!< fear limit past him and turn in toward
tho (‘lll1X‘('ll. But he did not see that the horse's fort,
“'L'l‘('l1)llfll(’vl in ;:rrut, padded shoes of woolen ma-
rr 1, that lllulusenl the entire hoof, confined at the
he mom in the x-hurch intrusted their safety to
their frit-ml Wo()l: and to prevent any one looking in
they had hung curtains over the lower half of ti 5
winllows. But the horsenmn, who must have an-
IiI'l]7lll9(l this blinding of the windows, was prepamvl.
fortlit-in, und riding up to one of them. he steppe L
his liorse. than rising to his feet stood up in the am >
div and gazed over the curtain into the huilnlintz,
Closely he scanned each face nsseinhlcri an inn‘
1 the altar. A glance at each one would have Sntisiix ll.
im, but he heard :1 nmu
spenkim: in an excited tom,
and he could not resist
tem tutiun to li<ten.
“ .1:-n, our (‘ 1'vju.<t," ho
. but whether’
it is or not. we must tight for
our king; burn for our kin ;
kill for our king; anti. whi 9
it is not known that we am
roynlists, we win easily sound
the sympathies of our !)('l;:i>
I13, and wllvn we find that
theyare l‘l‘l)(‘lS, lot thwir in-nu-s,
their property and their lin .s',.
if need be, my the penal
And“7hore iis voice full L
it wn< inmnlihle to the listener,
hut in an 4'Xl‘llI‘ll whisper Cour
tinuwl: “boys. true as there-
is :1 Hod, therc-‘s :1 face at the
The next moment the pane
of ;Zl:lFS, ngzniiist which the si>
h-nl lun'.<t-inun'.< f1lC(‘ had heel
]I]'("-.<I‘il, wns tho vniivorgin
in-int of n more of hull:-tr-1. 1?:
“':l.‘< ‘lI.‘lllx'l't'1l to month‘: While-
lln- rl-- 1'. hrrle-rous roar of
the lIlll‘lu'. rollwl from altar
to 1-viii"-um-. lionr to holfry, as
if in ' .11‘:-h of an outlet to the
Th-I hnllolc pmsorl out at the
winnlziw nu-r (lw lll‘1l(l of tlw‘
hnr.<4>mnn 1l.<lIv- (ll‘lIp]1I‘(l as’
trich-, of his llHl‘>l‘ zunl ;:nll(>p4-tl
zmny, silent us a. slnnlow. swil"
us 11 (leer.
J:-tlI1fhn.n‘Vonl rnlliml from.
his stupor uhv-n ln- lu‘.'u‘tl ll.--
lmmn of his fi‘imul.Cu'I1Ii.<,m4l
arm ll shut aftt-rtlw silvnl ritl: :-
the rhurch, 1‘: nu: l'Lll'lI](l .w
Jr-rlulhnn. Ho llll.K“’l'l'l‘ll llu-M
from down thv iuml. ulnvl r
he had gone in ]ur: uil oi I] l?
lI1VHl4‘r‘lUllR Tum <)'Slin.iitM'.
he men l'l)Olllll4‘(l ti r ll‘
hon r-:: and thundi-red mu. .
after him. Down the road tt.- y
tore like nmdmon.
“ ii 1‘. nn-n I" shouted one
who iwoiuml to hr the leiulvr.
“for should it lw.-ome knoun
that we are royalih1.s,tl1r' rlevil
will be to 11)‘. at iufr-rual
Delaware )1ck will give ua no
rest. Ride up. man: ride in . '
A mile from the church y
A house whose inmalcu
were wild with exciteznent. A
neg-ro met them at the gun