The Cash Boy by Horatio Alger Jr.

The Cash Boy

byHoratio Alger Jr.

Kobo ebook | January 9, 2017

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A group of boys was assembled in an open field to the west of the public schoolhouse in the town of Crawford. Most of them held hats in their hands, while two, stationed sixty feet distant from each other, were "having catch."
Tom Pinkerton, son of Deacon Pinkerton, had just returned from Brooklyn, and while there had witnessed a match game between two professional clubs. On his return he proposed that the boys of Crawford should establish a club, to be known as the Excelsior Club of Crawford, to play among themselves, and on suitable occasions to challenge clubs belonging to other villages. This proposal was received with instant approval.
"I move that Tom Pinkerton address the meeting," said one boy.
"Second the motion," said another.
As there was no chairman, James Briggs was appointed to that position, and put the motion, which was unanimously carried.
Tom Pinkerton, in his own estimation a personage of considerable importance, came forward in a consequential manner, and commenced as follows:
"Mr. Chairman and boys. You all know what has brought us together. We want to start a club for playing baseball, like the big clubs they have in Brooklyn and New York."
"How shall we do it?" asked Henry Scott.
"We must first appoint a captain of the club, who will have power to assign the members to their different positions. Of course you will want one that understands about these matters."
"He means himself," whispered Henry Scott, to his next neighbor; and here he was right.
"Is that all?" asked Sam Pomeroy.
"No; as there will be some expenses, there must be a treasurer to receive and take care of the funds, and we shall need a secretary to keep the records of the club, and write and answer challenges."
"Boys," said the chairman, "you have heard Tom Pinkerton's remarks. Those who are in favor of organizing a club on this plan will please signify it in the usual way."
All the boys raised their hands, and it was declared a vote.
"You will bring in your votes for captain," said the chairman.

Title:The Cash BoyFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:January 9, 2017Publisher:Sai ePublicationsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1300158816

ISBN - 13:9781300158813