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HORSESHOES

They say my homer was lucky. Maybe it was; but, believe me, it was time things broke for me. They been breakin' for him all his life."
" Well," I said, " his luck must have gone back on him if he's in a hospital with nervous prostration."
" Nervous prostration nothin'," said Grimes. " He's in a hospital because his face is all out o' shape and he's ashamed to appear on the street. I don't usually do so much talkin' and I'm ravin' a little to-night because I've had a couple o' drinks; but "
" Have another," said I, ringing for the waiter, " and talk some more."
" I made two hits yesterday," Grimes went on, " but the crowd only seen one. I busted up the game and the serious with the one they seen. The one they didn't see was the one I busted up a guy's map with-and Speed Parker was the guy. That's why he's in a hospital. He may be able to play ball next year; but I'll bet my share o' the dough that McGraw won't reco'nize him when he shows up at Marlin in the spring."
" When did this come off? " I asked. "And why? "
" It come off outside the clubhouse after yesterday's battle," he said; " and I hit him because he called me a name-a name I won't stand for from him."
" What did he call you? " I queried, expecting to hear one of the delicate epithets usually applied by conquered to conqueror on the diamond. •
" ` Horseshoes! "' was Grimes' amazing reply.
" But, good Lord! " I remonstrated, " I've heard of ball players calling each other that, and Lucky Stiff, and Fourleaf Clover, ever since I was a foot high, and I never knew them to start fights about it."
" Well," said Grimes, " I might as well give you all the dope : and then if you don't think I was justified I'll pay your fare from here to wherever you're goin'. I don't want you to think I'm kickin' about trifles-or that I'm kickin' at all, for that matter. I just want to prove to you that he didn't have no license to pull that Horseshoes stuff on me and that I only give him what was comin' to him."
" Go ahead and shoot," said I.
" Give us some more o' the same," said Grimes to the passing waiter. And then he told me about it.
Maybe you've heard that me and Speed Parker was raised in the

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