A Sporting Squatter

A Sporting Squatter

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ..."I know that, your master and his trainer." "You'd better tell them." "I have told Crane, and I'll tell Rathbone when I see him." "There he is," said the jockey. "I don't care what you think of me, he may take it differently." Pat, now thoroughly angry, walked up to Rathbone. "I suppose you were in this swindle?" he said. The trainer turned on him quickly as he said--"You'd better be careful in your words." "Had I? That's my business. I told Crane he was a swindler, and called Dexter a rogue. I'm willing to go before the Stewards and say so. It was the last thing Rathbone wished to have any quarrel or anything to do with the Stewards. The Sloth had won the race, there had been no objection, and the winnings would be paid; that was sufficient for him. "If you are angry about the trial I can make allowances for you," said the trainer; "but I assure you The Sloth came on very fast after that gallop." "Probably he did. I'd like to know the weight he carried in the trial," said Pat, watching Rathbone as he spoke. The trainer did not move a muscle as he answered--"You know the weight. You saw Dexter weighed." "But I didn't see what he slipped on when he went in to the box to you," said Pat, making a random shot, in accordance with Harry's hint. Rathbone laughed as he replied--"You're a fool to imagine anything could have been done in that time; he wasn't in the box more than a couple of minutes." "Quite long enough to work a change," said Pat. "You'll not stop at my place to-night, anyhow." The trainer laughed as he said--"I shall be glad to get out of the beastly hole; I'm taking The Sloth to...show more

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  • Paperback | 58 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 122g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236628225
  • 9781236628220