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Alibi Ike

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Author: Ring Lardner
Published: 1915
Language: English
Wordcount: 6,733 / 18 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 97.6
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 3,577
Added to site: 2007.07.08
mnybks.net#: 17570
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t I was goin' anyway because I thought I had a good start."

Cap prob'ly would of hit him with a bat, only just about that time Doyle booted one on Hayes and Carey come acrost with the run that tied.

Well, we go into the ninth finally, one and one, and Marquard walks McDonald with nobody out.

"Lay it down," says Cap to Ike.

And Ike goes up there with orders to bunt and cracks the first ball into that right-field stand! It was fair this time, and we're two ahead, but I didn't think about that at the time. I was too busy watchin' Cap's face. First he turned pale and then he got red as fire and then he got blue and purple, and finally he just laid back and busted out laughin'. So we wasn't afraid to laugh ourselfs when we seen him doin' it, and when Ike come in everybody on the bench was in hysterics.

But instead o' takin' advantage, Ike had to try and excuse himself. His play was to shut up and he didn't know how to make it.

"Well," he says, "if I hadn't hit quite so qui

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 4 from 1 reviews: ****
2010.11.04
Dick Thornton
****.

This is a humorous story told in mild dialect. I enjoyed it.


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