l property, but now, at a time when such surveillance was particularly needed because of the harassing activities of the Federals, having turned authority over to a subordinate, not only had he taken himself beyond the range of easy communication, but apparently he had cut himself off entirely from the sources of inside information concerning baseball affairs. Furthermore, it seemed to Locke that the man who claimed to have been left in full control of that branch of Collier's business was the last person who should have been chosen. What lay behind it all the pitcher was curious to divine.
Presently Weegman gave a castanet-like snap of his fingers. "By the way," he said sharply, "how about your arm?"
"My arm?" said Lefty. "You mean--"
"It's all right, isn't it? You know there was a rumor that you hurt it in the last game of the season. Some wise ginks even said you'd never pitch any more."
"I've been doing some pitching for my team here in Fernandon."
"Then, of course, the