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TED, THE TWIRLE&
The Whfte Sfaj: team had taken
the field " against the American
Boys. T, as umpire, was just
ready fb call the;game, when the
captain of the .Stars called" me
asuieand nervousLy told-me that;
his ,pcher had failed b appear.
Have you no substitute? X
asked. ., .
, Just then Tfd Narvalo, short
stop for the Stars, came up.
1 "Let-Jimmy Wiggins take short
stop and. put me in the.box?':he
answered St: dppe. "I have prac
ticed pitctfing"wtth Bill a good
deal, and Have a Yew originals Td
like to spring." '
"If you caW do. it, Ted, do,"
cried Zema"r, eagejly.
" Ted took the box.- Ashepre--pared
to pitch.the first hall, I rio--tioed
him-start, gaze intently at
the errand stand a second, and-let
so thfc first voi thosfel -terrific j!
curves whichr were destined." to
win him the ejiviable cognomen
of "Ted, theTvirlen'l.-i '
Following his eye, I saw seat
" jetijivell in the front of the'grahd
stand, a maiden of some 18 sum
mers; it was enough to inspire
.And Ted was certainly inspir
ed. Foe after Foe he mowed
v down with euryes so swjft and so
' -tmes at a loss whether theyvwere
r J?alls or strikes. "However, owing
"to an error, tfte American. Bdys
had made a score and had played
with such skill hat the Stars
could not pass. One and one. they
stood at the M beginning of the
Messiner, of the Bays, came to
the bat. He fanned, but Ted was
Next came Legeral, who lined
a pretty one over third base and
jQok first. Baker followed with
a similar stunt that "sent Legeral
to.-second. "Overman advanced
them another sack and the bases
wergiull. Jerome took the stick.
Heas confident; Ted was weak
njng Jn vain did the captain
exhort. In vain',did the rooters
demand ,But with a sudden
awa"kenihgTed looked toward
the grand stand. - - -
Leaning far over the seat in
frortt of her and watching every
rrfove of" the pitcher,, was the
madden, ancf Lsg.w the. flush of re
newed, vigor ,mQunt his cheek.
With freshened strength he
cluf ched'the hall. Jerome fanned
the air arid looked dazed. The
fah were .wild. .But in the midst
T.ed. looked '''only for the little
hafdkerchieSffin.the grand s,tan'd,
aiithit' was" there. 'Two strikes !"
I Was almost too excited to call
.' Again the little lace handker
chief fluttered in the grand stand,
and again with ever increasing
force ,the sphere sped over the
home plate and the hopes of the
Bdys died like a flash.
But the garfie was only half
Won. Another score was neces
sary before victory would, perch
on 'the pennant of the Stars.
But only for a second 'Ted
Katvalo took the bat and another
hurst of enthusiasm rent the air.
Would he make good?
The first onevcameand with all