When Mike Flaherty abandoned South Boston for Lynn and hired a cottage with a bit of a back yard the first thing he did was to hurry back to the Hub of the Universe and purchase a monkey. “Divil a wurrd” of his scheme would he disclose to his old cronies in Boston. But afterward he let out:
“’Twas like this: I chained the monk to a shtick in me yard, and the coal thrains do be passin’ all day foreninst, and on iv’ry cairr do be a brakeman. In one waik, begorra, I had two tons of coal in me cellar, and the monk never wanst hit.”
BASEBALL “OVER THERE”
In a camp “Over There” the Turkish prisoners are allowed some freedom and among other things our American boys introduced them to the game of baseball. The Turks did remarkably well at it. One of them stepped up to the bat one day, and taking it firmly in his hand turned to the east and salaaming said in a reverent voice “Allah, assist thy servant.” He then made a three bagger.
The next player to the bat was an American boy who was not going to let that Turk beat him. He also stepped up to the bat, clasped it firmly in his hand, salaaming to the east said, “You know me, Al,’ keeping up with the Turk.”
INDEX OF TITLES
Accounting for It 23 Accuracy 101 Acrobat in the Squad, An 243 Advice to Mabel 141 Alas! Too Late! 35 Allegro 119 All or Nothing 159 Always Get the Facts 4 Always Safety First 216 Anglomaniac, An 93 And He Succeeded 173 Another Engagement 100 Anticipating the Pleasure 184 Appraised 71 Appreciation 119 Apprehending the Kaiser 168 Archie’s Neck 109 Arrival of Wilhelm, The 31 Automatic “Efficiency” 149 Bait 251 Balls 89 Bargain-counter Golf 116 Baseball “Over There” 251 Bay State Solomon, A 83 Beginning Early 222 Benefactor of Mankind, A 228 Best of Reasons 235 Better Way, The 147 Beyond Him 200 Beyond the Sense of Humor 224 Big Chances Both Ways 206 Biting Reproof 249 Blissful Ignorance 137 Boiled 144 Bootblack’s Generosity, The 162 Business Is Business 161, 212 Caesar Visits Cicero 30 Camouflage 191 Can This Be True? 4 Cash! 50 Cautious Mourner 98 Change for the Better 206 Charity 140 Clincher, A 26 Coaxer, A 149 Comparison 58 Compliments of the Day 46