General Lee finds it necessary to dispatch one of his trustworthy young officers into the enemy's lines, to gain valuable information to enable him to anticipate the movements of his wily foe. Gerald Haines, a scion of one of the aristocratic families of the south, is the man selected for the perilous undertaking. The opening of the story shows him returning from his mission. He has papers upon his person that would hang him as a spy, should he be captured. Suddenly he is brought down by the enemy's fire and wounded, rescued by little Joe Wheelock, a boy too young to participate in actual warfare, but whose heart and soul is wrapped up in the cause of the south. Pursuit of the reckless boy by the infuriated trooper, ending up with the escape of little Joe. The wounded Confederate is helped to the cabin of an old negro mammy, who ministers to his wound until the family of the daring spy is notified by little Joe, hasten to the cabin and has him conveyed to the old home. The escape from...
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