The Rider of the Black Horse

 

THE RIDER OF THE BLACK HORSE

 

 
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HE FIRED DIRECTLY AT THE MEN

 

 

THE RIDER

OF THE BLACK HORSE

A story of the American Revolution


BY


EVERETT T. TOMLINSON

Author of "The Boys of Old Monmouth," "In the Hands of the
Red Coats," "Under Colonial Colors," "Camping
on the St. Lawrence," "Ward Hill
at Weston," etc,, etc.

 
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BOSTON AND NEW YORK
HOUGHTON MIFFLIN COMPANY
The Riverside Press Cambridge

 
 

COPYRIGHT 1904 BY EVERETT T. TOMLINSON

ALL RIGHTS RESERVED


Published September 1904

 

PREFACE

The incidents incorporated in this story are true. Some of them have been taken out of their exact setting; but as they serve to show forth the experiences of the people in the trying days of the Revolution, the writer has taken the liberty to make use of them in this tale.

The peril of the couriers as they rode between the armies, and the part they played in the struggle, has never been fully recognized; and the writer trusts that the adventures of Robert Dorlon may serve in a degree to interest his young leaders in some of the ignored or forgotten elements that aided in winning the independence of the United States.

"The Public Papers of George Clinton, First Governor of New York," has been of great service in the preparation of this book, and the various local and early histories of the counties and towns wherein the events that have been described were related, have been freely used. Certain local historians have also freely given their assistance, and to all such the writer gives his thanks and freely acknowledges his indebtedness.

Everett T. Tomlinson.

Elizabeth, New Jersey.

CONTENTS

  1. chapterpage
  2. I. On the Shore of the Hudson 3
  3. II. A Puzzling Interview 15
  4. III. An Adventure with the Cowboys 27
  5. IV. The Thirteen 39
  6. V. A Case of Mistaken Identity 51
  7. VI. Into the Night 63
  8. VII. A Defenceless Household 75
  9. VIII. Hidden 87
  10. IX. A Renewed Search 99
  11. X. The Contest 111
  12. XI. Fort Montgomery 123
  13. XII. A New Message 135
  14. XIII. Ashes 147
  15. XIV. Jacob Gunning's Tavern 159
  16. XV. Unexpected Guests 171
  17. XVI. Robert's Whereabouts discovered 183
  18. XVII. A Place Of Refuge 195
  19. XVIII. A Companion On The Journey 207
  20. XIX. In the American Camp 218
  21. XX. At Jacob's Tavern once more 230
  22. XXI. The Search 242
  23. XXII. In Peril 254
  24. XXIII. At The Fork In The Road 266
  25. XXIV. The Disappearance of Jacob 279
  26. XXV. The Counterfeit Money 291
  27. XXVI. An Interrupted Meal 303
  28. XXVII. Tar and Feathers 315
  29. XXVIII. The Army in the North 327
    1. XXIX. Beneath the Brush Heap 340
    2. XXX. Martha 352
    3. XXXI. A Tiny Silver Bullet 364
    4. XXXII. Conclusion 376


This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1925.


The author died in 1932, so this work is also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 80 years or less. This work may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.