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Horseshoes

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Author: Ring Lardner
Published: 1914
Language: English
Wordcount: 9,906 / 26 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 88.3
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 1,003
Added to site: 2007.07.17
mnybks.net#: 17667
Genres: Short Story, Humor

A baseball story from The Saturday Evening Post.

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o be sure of a job there again.

That fall--last fall--an uncle o' Speed's died over in the Soo and left him ten thousand bucks. I had an uncle down in the Lower Peninsula who was worth five times that much--but he had good health!

This girl I spoke about was the prettiest thing I ever see. I'd went with her in the old days, and when I blew back I found she was still strong for me. They wasn't a great deal o' variety in Ishpeming for a girl to pick from. Her and I went to the dance every Saturday night and to church Sunday nights. I called on her Wednesday evenin's, besides takin' her to all the shows that come along--rotten as the most o' them was.

I never knowed Speed was makin' a play for this doll till along last Feb'uary. The minute I seen what was up I got busy. I took her out sleigh-ridin' and kept her out in the cold till she'd promised to marry me. We set the date for this fall--I figured I'd know better where I was at by that time.

Well, we didn't make no secret o' bein' e

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