St. Nicholas Volume 22

St. Nicholas Volume 22

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ...of both nines. His nervousness communicated itself to Bob, who could not imagine what had " come over " his cousin, and that afternoon the two boys appeared upon the ball-ground with very long faces. Bob had begun to fear that Chris was going to make a failure of his self-imposed task, and Chris was almost sure of it. The field was located in a pasture just back of Bob's house. As Chris entered it, he was met by Nat Marston, who was captain of the Dusenbury nine. Nat greeted him with: "Why, hallo, Chris; what are you doing here?" "I 'm in Lincolnville on a visit to my cousin; that little fellow over there." " Bob Green? Oh, I know him; did n't know he was your cousin. So you 're going to be one of the spectators, eh?" "Not exactly," replied Chris, assuming an air of importance. "I 'm to pitch for the Lincolnvilles." " Wha-a-at P " cried Nat, in astonishment. Chris repeated the assertion. "How did they happen to put you in?" asked Nat, with a stifled laugh. " Because they thought I could fill the bill," returned Chris, stiffly. "Well, I 'm glad they did"; and Nat ran off chuckling to tell his men the news. A few minutes later the game was called; the Lincolnvilles were at the bat, the Dusenburys in the field. The Dusenbury pitcher was looked upon by the boys as a phenomenon, for he was master of a very peculiar and difiicult curve. On this occasion he began well for his reputation, for two of the Lincolnvilles struck out without touching the ball. "Now, then, show us what you can do, Wagstafl!" shouted Sam Reid, the captain of the Lincolnville nine, to Chris, who was third...show more

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  • Paperback | 436 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 23mm | 776g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236923553
  • 9781236923554