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The Minute Boys of the Mohawk Valley

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Author: James Otis (James Otis Kaler)
Published: 1911
Language: English
Wordcount: 86,855 / 245 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 61.8
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 806
Added to site: 2006.05.19 13666

An excellent historical story for boys. Places and personages of historical interest are presented to the young reader in story form, and a great deal of real information ins unconsciously gathered.

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t off."

Several of the more venturesome lads pleaded their right to take part in the dangerous service, claiming that they should not be left at home when it was possible to make names for themselves among men; but to all these entreaties Sergeant Corney made but one reply.

"It was Colonel Campbell himself who mentioned Noel's name, an' of a surety he has the right to say who shall go or stay. As for Jacob, have any of you a better claim than he to follow the murderers?"

This silenced the eager ones; but I would have been glad indeed had any member of the company shown that he had a better right to accompany the old soldier than I, for of a verity I was not itching to hug the heels of those savages who were doing the bidding of the Tories. However faint-hearted I might have been, however, I would have bitten the end of my tongue off before saying that which should show to my comrades that I was more than willing to remain behind, for if the captain of the Minute Boys showed the white feat



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