The Chums of Scranton High Out for the Pennant by Donald Ferguson

Author: Donald Ferguson
Published: 1919
Language: English
Wordcount: 42,003 / 121 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 81.8
LoC Category: PZ

Downloads: 929
Added to site: 2004.07.24
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Genres: Young Readers, Games

I’m known far and wide as Wandering Lu; because, you see, I’ve traveled all over the whole known world, and been in every country the sun shines on. Just come from the oil regions down in Texas, because, well, my health is failing me, and I’m afraid I’m going into a decline.”

At that he started to coughing at a most tremendous rate. Thad looked sympathetic.

“You certainly do seem to have a terribly bad cold, Lu,” he told the tramp, as the other drew out a suspicious looking red handkerchief that had seen better days, to wipe the tears from his eyes, after he had succeeded in regaining his breath, following the coughing spell.

The man put a dirty hand in the region of his heart and winced.

“Hurts most around my lungs,” he said, “and mebbe I’ve got the con. I spent some time in a camp where fifty poor folks was sleeping under canvas down in Arizona, and I’m a whole lot afraid I may have caught the disease there. So, being afraid my time would soon come I just made up my mind to look up a sister

The Chums of Scranton High by Donald Ferguson

Author: Donald Ferguson
Published: 1919
Language: English
Wordcount: 41,404 / 119 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 79.6
LoC Category: PZ

Downloads: 787
Added to site: 2006.06.15
mnybks.net#: 13954
Genres: Young Readers, Games

s in the league.”

“Two weeks, and as yet we don’t even know who’s going to be on our team!” burst out Eli. “Seems to me that’s an awful short time to get settled down into our best stride. Allandale will have a terrible bulge on us, Hugh, because I hear they’ve kept almost the same team that carried off the honors last year.”

“If anything it’s said to be some stronger,” added Sandy Dowd, ponderously, for he had a habit of looking solemn at times, in spite of his blue eyes, red hair and mottled face. “An Allandale fellow told me they expected to wipe up the earth with both Belleville and Scranton this term.”

“Huh! better spell able first,” grunted Eli. “I hope there’s no more delay than is necessary about notifying the candidates who’ve been selected to appear on the athletic field after school every day, and keep hustling till supper time. We’ve just got to make the sand fly, if we expect to catch up with those older teams.”

“Well,” Hugh assured him, “you’ll know all about

Jack Winters’ Baseball Team by Mark Overton

Author: Mark Overton
Published: 1919
Language: English
Wordcount: 42,852 / 124 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 84
LoC Category: PS
Series: American Boy’s Sports

Downloads: 8,647
Added to site: 2010.02.26
mnybks.net#: 26790
Origin: gutenberg.org

Genres: Young Readers, Games

to play their very best to win against us. He also admitted that there was open betting going on, with heavy odds on Harmony.”

Jack sighed.

“That all agrees with what came to me in a side way,” he explained. “In other words, the way things stand, there will be a big lot of money change hands in case Harmony does win. And those sporting men who came up from the city wouldn’t think it out of the way to pay a good fat bribe if they could make sure that some player on the Chester team would throw the game, in case it began to look bad for Harmony!”

Toby almost fell off his seat on hearing Jack say that.

“My stars! and do you suspect Fred of entering into such a base conspiracy as that would be, Jack?” he demanded, hoarsely; while Steve held his very breath as he waited for the other to reply.

“Remember, not one word of this to a living soul,” cautioned Jack; “give me your solemn promise, both of you, before I say anything more.”

Both boys held up a right hand pro

The Chums of Scranton High on the Cinder Path by Donald Ferguson

Author: Donald Ferguson
Published: 1919
Language: English
Wordcount: 40,843 / 120 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 72.4
LoC Category: PZ

Downloads: 925
Added to site: 2004.08.25
mnybks.net#: 8964
Genres: Young Readers, Games

the sharp stones we’ve got an extra tube along, with lots and lots of muscle lying around loose for changing the same. That’s my answer, Hugh.”

“Thad, how about you?” continued the shrewd Hugh, well knowing that by making an individual appeal he would be more apt to receive a favorable response, because it goes against the average boy’s pride to be accounted a weakling, or one addicted to believing old wives’ fairy stories of goblins, and all such trash.

“Oh, count me in, Hugh,” responded the other, with an indifference that may possibly have been partly assumed; but then Thad Stevens was always ready to back his enterprising chum, no matter what the other suggested.

“Horatio, it’s up to you now!” Hugh went on remorselessly, as K. K. stopped the car at a signal from the other, and faint signs of what had once been a road were to be distinguished just on the left.

“Majority rules, you know,” said the wise Juggins boy, “and already three have given their assent; so it’s no back-out f

Round Games with Cards by W.H. Peel

Author: W.H. Peel
Published: 1891
Language: English
Wordcount: 33,852 / 102 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 63.8
LoC Category: GV

Downloads: 1,568
Added to site: 2009.01.17
mnybks.net#: 23155
Genre: Games

is found desirable to conclude the game before a Nap has been secured, the amount of the kitty is to be equally divided between the players, or it may be drawn for, in which case a card is distributed to each player by the regular dealer, who has the cards properly shuffled and cut for the purpose, when the holder of the lowest card (ace here reckoning as highest) takes the pool.

MISERY OR MISÉRE.

This is the most common variation, and is the antithesis of Napoleon, inasmuch as the caller must not make a single trick. The caller leads off in the ordinary way–the suit led being trumps, as usual, unless it is agreed, as is sometimes done, that there shall be no trumps in this variation. The caller of misére must always follow suit, if he can, but is not obliged to trump if he has none of the suit led. He must, however, play the cards so as to avoid taking a trick. Should he be compelled to win one of the tricks, or should his original lead remain unheaded by any of the oth

The Young Pitcher by Zane Grey

High school senior Ken Ward is on top of the world–he’s popular, a somebody. But as a freshman at Wayne University, Ken quickly discovers he’s a nobody who’s treated like dirt by upperclassmen. When Ken can’t stand the harassment anymore, he bursts out of his gloom by slugging a sophomore bully–who turns out to be captain of the varsity baseball team. It looks as if Ken’s dream of making that team has gone down the drain… until in a moment of wild excitement he proves himself with, of all things, a potato! And Ken keeps on proving himself until the last out of a heart-pounding league championship game.

Author: Zane Grey
Published: 1911
Language: English
Wordcount: 55,380 / 161 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 84
LoC Category: PZ

Downloads: 2,284
Added to site: 2006.09.12
mnybks.net#: 14785
Origin: gutenberg.org

Genres: Games, Fiction and Literature, Young Readers

ere mounted sculls and oars, footballs and baseballs. The long and proud record of the university was there to be read. All her famous athletes were pictured there, and every one who had fought for his college. Ken realized that here for the first time he was in the atmosphere of college spirit for which the university was famed. What would he not have given for a permanent place in that gallery! But it was too late. He had humiliated the captain of the baseball team. Ken sought out the picture of the last season’s varsity. What a stocky lot of young chaps, all consciously proud of the big letter on their shirts! Dale, the captain and pitcher, was in the centre of the group. Ken knew his record, and it was a splendid one. Ken took another look at Dale, another at the famous trainer, Murray, and the professional coach, Arthurs–men under whom it had been his dream to play–and then he left the room, broken-hearted.

When the Christmas recess was over he went back to his lectures resigned to the thought t

Interference and Other Football Stories by Harold M. Sherman

Interference — A case of nerves — The bright token — “Butter Fingers” — For the glory of the coach.

Author: Harold M. Sherman
Published: 1932
Language: English
Wordcount: 40,983 / 126 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 79.7
LoC Category: PS

Downloads: 635
Added to site: 2009.11.10
mnybks.net#: 25744
Origin: gutenberg.org

Genres: Games, Short Story Collection, Post-1930

. So there you have it! Fellows have changed colleges before. You’re entitled to bring what you know about football at Pomeroy to Grinnell. Why be close-mouthed about it?”

Mack shook his head decisively.

“As far as my football in Pomeroy is concerned,” he gave answer, “it’s a closed book. I’m here at Grinnell just as though I’d come here at the start. Of course I can’t forget, with the Pomeroy game coming up, that my brother’s coach of the team and that I’m really opposing him…”

“How do you feel about that?” Frank asked.

Mack drew in a deep breath as team members looked at him with intent interest.

“All right, boys!” broke in Coach Edward, entering the locker room. “Snap out of it! We’re going to have our last scrimmage of the year tonight. Going to try out those new plays I ran you through yesterday. Let’s go!”

The players, springing to their feet, jostled each other through the doorway onto the field, Mack joining with them, secretly glad of the coach’s interrupti

The Chums of Scranton High at Ice Hockey by Donald Ferguson

Author: Donald Ferguson
Published: 1919
Language: English
Wordcount: 40,616 / 119 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 73.2
LoC Category: PZ

Downloads: 1,779
Added to site: 2004.08.25
mnybks.net#: 8963
Genres: Young Readers, Games

company them very much, but he had promised his mother to spend a couple of hours that afternoon in mending something, which had gone for a long time. And once his word was given Hugh never broke it, no matter how alluring the prospect of sport might be abroad.

It was about half-past three in the afternoon.

Hugh sat in his den amidst his prized possessions. He was working on his lessons so as to get them out of the way, as there was some sort of affair scheduled for that evening, which he meant to attend; and he would be too tired after skating all day on Saturday to study any that night, as he well knew.

Several times he glanced over to where his carefully polished and well-sharpened skates, strapped together, lay on a side table. Each look caused him to shrug his shoulders a bit. He could easily imagine he heard the delightful clang of steel runners cutting into that smooth sheet of new ice out at the mill pond; and the figures of the happy skaters would pass before his eyes. Yes, probably Sue Barn