One forty-two; the reformed messenger boy

 
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1901 Excerpt: ... big odds against him an' winnin' in a walk. "I studies dat book an' I says to myself: 'De other kids are goin' by what de cheap touts an' railbirds tells 'em. I got de real thing here an' I'll go by de dope an' win out.' "I gives dat dope a fair trial an' now I wants to know is it any good? It was like dis: "About a month after I gits de dope book I goes on nights at I 6 offis. De other kids don't know what's de matter wid me. "'Are you sick, One Forty-Two,' T'ree Twenty-Seven says to me one day. 'You've cut out de cigs,' he says, 'an' eatin' tobacco an' you won't roll de bones,' he says. 'Or have you joined de Young Ladies' Pertective Association,' he says. 1 'I'm in trainin' for a stake race, T'ree Twenty-Seven,' I says, 'an' if you git gay wid me I' ll hit you a biff in de kisser dat'll spoil your face,' I says. "Jes' den de manager hollers 'Next' an' T'ree Twenty-Seven goes out in de front offis. Den he hollers 'One FortyTwo' an' finally de manager gits ten of de kids lined up before his desk. "Dere was a hot election comin' off de next day an' in one of de wards dere was t'ree candidates for alderman. One of 'em was a ole guy what had been graftin' around de City Hall since before de big fire. Another was a stool pigeon for de wise guy an' de t'ird was a young guy wid a big bundle of money. De young guy was a hustler. He'd cut up a big wad of dough an' he had de ole geezer scart to deat'. He was comin' down de pike so fast dat you couldn't see him for de dust. Now he was goin' to play his high trump an' round up all de voters in de ward. "De young guy goes an' gits a lot of letters printed on telegraft blanks. "'Go to de polls to-morrow an' vote for John G. Jones, Jr., de people's choice for alderman,' is de way...

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