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Rodney, the Ranger With Daniel Morgan on Trail and Battlefield   By: (1861-)

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[Illustration: "THAT MORNING, A CANOE CONTAINING TWO SAVAGES CAME UP PAST HIM." (See page 119)]

RODNEY, THE RANGER

WITH DANIEL MORGAN ON

TRAIL AND BATTLEFIELD

By

John V. Lane

Author of "Marching with Morgan," etc.

ILLUSTRATED BY

John Goss

BOSTON

L. C. PAGE & COMPANY

PUBLISHERS

Copyright, 1911

BY L. C. PAGE & COMPANY

(INCORPORATED)

All rights reserved

Made in U. S. A.

New Edition, May, 1925

Electrotyped and Printed by

THE COLONIAL PRESS

C. H. Simonds & Co., Boston, U. S. A.

CONTENTS

CHAPTER PAGE I. "You You Simpleton!" 1 II. Several People Have Troubles 12 III. How Rodney and Angus Became Friends 19 IV. Rodney's Visit to Monticello 26 V. A Plunge Into the Forest 36 VI. A Wild Flight 48 VII. Lisbeth Writes from London 57 VIII. The Chief Who Demanded the Truth 64 IX. A White Boy Adopted by the Indians 74 X. Hating, but Waiting 80 XI. Father Mourning for Son 89 XII. In the Midst of Increasing Perils 95 XIII. The Beginning of War 104 XIV. Hornets With and Without Wings 112 XV. A Welcome Voice 119 XVI. Rodney Meets With Reverses 130 XVII. Somewhat of a Mystery 142 XVIII. Rodney Rides With Dispatches 153 XIX. Rodney to the Rescue 165 XX. Rallying Virginia's Minute Men 176 XXI. Virginians Learning to Shoot British Troops 184 XXII. Rodney's Sacrifice and His Mother's 195 XXIII. In the Thick of It 205 XXIV. The Rangers Sent Against Burgoyne 218 XXV. Put to the Test 228 XXVI. Tricked, and by His Friend 240 XXVII. A Blended Rose 249 XXVIII. New Ventures With Old Acquaintances 256 XXIX. What the Package Contained 271 XXX. Rodney Rides With the Dragoons 280 XXXI. Home Again 288 XXXII. A Reward Greater Than Promotion 294

ILLUSTRATIONS

PAGE "That morning, a canoe containing two savages came up past him." Frontispiece "He rolled the dazed man on to his face and bound his arms behind his back." 88 "He seized the money and threw it in the Chevalier's face." 140 "'Say, you fellers as hev breeches ought ter bring us in a bite ter eat.'" 244

RODNEY, THE RANGER

CHAPTER I

"YOU YOU SIMPLETON!"

A sturdy boy in homespun, a lad of nearly fourteen years, whose eyes were clear and gray and whose face was resolute and honest, led his little sister by the hand, for she was small and the road was rough.

"We'll rest, 'Omi, when we come to the big tree. Are you cold?" he asked, for there was the chill of March in the wind, though the sun lay very warm in the sheltered places... Continue reading book >>




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