The Busher

[original and reconstructed titles]

1
Ben Harding, the
baseball pride of
  Brownville ...

2
  Steve Brady, manager
of the St. Paul Pink Sox ...

3
"Just playing
 for fun, Chief."

4
"What's holding us up?"

5
  "Washout ahead! 
We'll be stalled here 
in Brownville for at 
    least a day!"

6
 Mazie Palmer, whose
batting average is 1.000
 in Ben's affection ...

7
  Billy Palmer, her 
hard-working brother ...

8
"And I'm awful obliged 
  for the stockings!"

9
"They're widow Brown's 
   stockings! Mine 
     wouldn't do!"

10
Jim Blair, the banker's 
son, deluding himself
into the belief that he
was the social overlord
 of his native town.

11
"Look who's here!
 Ty Cobb or I'm 
   a Dutchman!"

12
"His name ain't Cobb!"

13
"Hey! catch it!"

14
"If you know any-
 thing about ball,
 you might come
 over to the lot 
 and choose up 
     sides."

15
"Maybe we do
 need a little
   exercise."

16
 "Come on and
choose up sides!"

17
Near the close 
of the game ...

18
"THROW IT!
  THROW IT!"

19
"Take it from me -- that
 guy's got more curves
   than a stovepipe!"

20
"STRIKE TUH!"

21
"It's Tom Slatterley
      himself!"

22
"Take care of that curve
 you got there, boy!
 I may be able to use
    you some day!"

23
"GOSH!"

24
In the late afternoon's
   long shadows ...

25
The night of the
 box social ...

26
"Now folks, watch the
shadder on the screen
and guess whether it's
the girl you love best!"

27
"Fifty cents!"

28
"One dollar!"

29
"Dollar 'n' half!"

30
"Two dollars!"

31
"Two dollars and
  fifty cents!"

32
"Three dollars!"

33
"Three dollars and
 forty-five cents!"

34
"Congratulations!"

35
Sharing the lunch basket 
that goes with the girl ...

36
The National Game's
   only rival.

37
"I got a telegram
 for Ben Harding."

38
"A telegram! 
 I wonder who's
    dead!"

39
A chance in the 
 big league ...

40
What the old 
moon sees ...

41
"Twas mighty good of 
  you to let me see 
     you home ..."

42
"It's going to be
 awful lonesome
 with you away."

43
In the city
of St. Paul -
The awful portal
of the Hotel
Metropolitan.

44
"Say, can I go
 inside this
   hotel?"

45
"It's the rube
 busher. He'll
 need a little
  breaking in."

46
  "I believe this is 
 Mr. Benjamin Harding, 
the celebrated pitcher ..."

47
"Hail, Chief!"

48
"Hydraulic pressure -
  seventy beats to 
    the second."

49
The Brownville
Emporium, where
all affairs of
moment are settled.

50
In no time at all -
 city clothes and
   city ways ...

51
The folks he 
promised to 
 remember.

52
"If you'll lend 
  me a dollar 
   I can go."

53
 Waiting to surprise 
their idol with a cheer 
 they have rehearsed 
    for days ...

54
"TAKE HIM OUT!"

55
"You're through!"

56
The months slip by and 
 the lesson of many 
 hardships bring the 
 prodigal's return ...

57
"Can I come
 over to-night?"

58
"I reckon you
 can, son. I ain't
 never got over 
 missin' you."

59
Gene Mason, the
manager of the
still beloved
 ball team.

60
A stranger in town, 
too mysterious for 
even the postmaster
   to identify.

61
Neal Webster endured
as a barber because he
can pitch a great game 
     of ball ...

62
"You've got to arrange
 to pay the four
 hundred you owe
 me. I want all the
 coin that's comin' to
 me for the game
 with Centerville."

63
The morning of the game
 that means everything
   to local pride ...

64
"Here's a nickel for 
   your trouble!"

65
 "Neal likely got cold
  feet when he heard
Centerville had a ringer
     in the box!"

66
 "We might bring in 
Briggs from outfield!"

67
"Bat-ter-ies for
 today's game!"

68
 "It's Mazie I'm
thinkin' of, Ben!"

69
"I'll try."

70
 "Ben Harding's 
now pitching for 
  Brownville!"

71
"I got it!"

72
"SAFE!"

73
 The stranger in town -
representative of another
   big league team ...

74
"I've been offered
 another chance!"

75
The oldest and best
  game of all ... 

THE
END


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