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HORSESHOES

mined that I was goin' to get to third base and give that guy my spikes. If I didn't hit one worth three bases, or if I didn't hit one at all, I was goin' to run till I got round to where Speed was, and then slide into him and cut him to pieces!
Right now I can't tell you whether I hit a fast ball, or a slow ball, or a hook, or a fader-but I hit somethin'. It went over Bescher's head like a shot and then took a crazy bound. It must of struck a rock or a pop bottle, because it hopped clear over the fence and landed in the bleachers.
Mind you, I learned this afterward. At the time I just knowed I'd hit one somewheres and I starts round the bases. I speeded up when I got near third and took a runnin' jump at a guy I thought was Parker. I missed him and sprawled all over the bag. Then, all of a sudden, I come to my senses. All the Ath-a-letics was out there to run home with me and it was one o' them I'd tried to cut. Speed had left the field. The boys picked me up and seen to it that I went on and touched the plate. Then I was carried into the clubhouse by the crazy bugs.
Well, they had a celebration in there and it was a long time before I got a chance to change my clothes. The boys made a big fuss over me. They told me they'd intended to give me five hundred bucks for my divvy, but now I was goin' to get a full share.
" Parker ain't the only lucky guy! " says one of 'em. " But even if that ball hadn't of took that crazy hop you'd of had a triple."
A triple! That's just what I'd wanted; and he called me lucky for not gettin' it !
The Giants was dressin' in the other part o' the clubhouse; and when I finally come out there was Speed, standin' waitin' for some o' the others. He seen me comin' and he smiled. " Hello, Horseshoes ! " he says.
He won't smile no more for a while-it'll hurt too much. And if any girl wants him when she sees him now-with his nose over shakin' hands with his ear, and his jaw a couple o' feet foul-she's welcome to him. They won't be no contest !

Grimes leaned over to ring for the waiter.
" Well," he said, " what about it? "
" You won't have to pay my fare," I told him.
" I'll buy a drink anyway," said he. " You've been a good lis
tener-and I had to get it off my chest."
" Maybe they'll have to postponc the wedding," I said.

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" No," said Grimes. " The weddin' will take place the day after tomorrow-and I'll bat for Mr. Parker. Did you think I was goin' to let him get away with it? "
" What about next year? " I asked.
" I'm goin' back to the Ath-a-letics," he said. "And I'm goin' to hire somebody to call me ` Horseshoes !' before every game-because I can sure play that old baseball when I'm mad."

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