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. "GET-AWAY-QUICK" BALLINGAME
. When "Get-Away-Quick" Ball
ineame. clerk for Carr, -'Lode.-
Lott SCo-. strolledinto the of-r
nee mis ungnt spring murmiig
he was in the happiest ofchumors.
To be sUrer he. was half an hour
latejj'ut that was hisusua cusj
tomvand Dudley Jones, bookkeep-
"Mr. Carr," He stuttered.
er and his superior, could detect
f no, trace of shame. T.
- jusfiiiiiiga-iiiv nau uiuci uiuiga
on nis mind tnan mere ousmess.
For wasn't the sun shining, and
wasnit the home team chedeuled
toplay, and didn't his gal Jackie
Straw have two pavillion seats
which .he had horned from a
'friend Who was office boy on the
Daily Breeze? '
Ballingame tossed his hat' on ,
th.e hook in the skillful way that J
alwws-rmade Dudley envious
aftcPtackfod. hisjob. Dudley had
givjsn-some thought to the ball
gametop He hadn't had a va-,, ,
cation in i7 years and the nights 1
befdrte he had just abgut muster
ed courage to ask the Boss for the
afternqonoff. - n
"Mr. -Carr," he -stuttered when
that dignitary breezed t in about
10 o'clock, "can you-spare me two
hours' this afternoon?"
"Whols dead?" said Carr.
"My, . grandmother' Dudley
started to say, but he, was afraid 1 '
Ballingame would snicker, so he ,
bravely decided" to tell the truth.
"I'd like td. see the ball game."
"AH right," grunted Carr, "if
Ballingame can do your work."
Ballingame said nothing, tut
his head was full of schemes aand
a deceased grandmother had no y
part in them. At 2 o'clock Jth&
telephone rang. It was"" Jackie -Strav,
and he told Ballingame he
was at the Dutchman's waiting t
for him. '
Ballingame adjusted his neck
tie and floated into the Bos' of
fice "Mr. Carr," he said, "I
know where there's a big order
laying around loose. J think I'll
drop' over to Schhable'.s ancl land
"Good boy," said Carr; "just
fell Jonesto stick around till you
Ballingame slipped thrdugh
the office like a summer breeze
through -a gi ape arbor. Dudley
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