ani neither did 'Lefty,' and-they
both Stopd glued ta the ground.
Then them pieces of ball began
to. come down.
- "When they, f elf1 they fell Fight
into the hands of our shortstop
andsecond baseman, who held on
to 'em. ,-' "
" 'You'r.e out,' yeljs the ump at
Newt. ) i,
. " 'Lefty' didn't knpw whether
Newt was out'once or twice, so he
began to; trot up the fcase line to
ward the bench-to get his glove to
start another inning. Our shoft
stop was ratled, too, and he
threw tig halt of th'e"ball home,
the catcher' tagging 'Lefty just
before he stepbed over "the plate.
' 'You're half out, and half the
run counts shouted the ump.
And then we made a kickT We
made several kicks, and some' o
half run teat us. t
" '11 put you out of the game,'
says the ump, but the game was
over, and tha&didn't scare us
'Only half the ball touched the
runner, so how in thunder, can he
be more than half out?' i
"He was a game'guyt all right,
and we was about to .Show him
how a man could be 'all' out,' but
the police reserves butted in and
convoyed him to the hoteLt And
we lost the game, u Yz to'l, and
the Lions with "only 2J4 outs.
Bet you guvs iiever heard of a
game like hat 'before."
' Dan looked , complacently
around the circle.,
"We sure didn't, Dan, ad
mitted a recruit "But if the
game had "been only1 in the av1
enth ox eighth inning, how would
you have .gotten that other half
out on the Lions?" '
"Well,; you durned recruL
You've got a helovaf nerve. Ain't
you willin' to take no man's word
as the truth ?v"
And Dan stalked disgustedly
out across the diamond. ,l-
paivi vott tan rf? ' v
I , -JL. J lip
' ---"ii'".lt- , A
The Plate'and the Pin. " v
Canyou balance a dinner plaJtd
on a pin?
Easy enough, if you do it this
way; Drive a pin into a cork in a
bottle. Take foui; forks and four
other corks andstick each fork
into a cork near its end. Then,
by hanging the fdrks, about ttfe
picture you ,can balance the platq
on tne pin.
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