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THE WEAK SPOT

stop to consider how much strength Jackson might have in reserve.

Early in the half Edward broke through and tackled his brother, who had caught a punt and dodged the St. Timothy’s end; he hurled Charles to the ground with a fury which drew the applause of cheers and laughter from St. Timothy’s. It was all laughter a moment later when Edward helped Charles to rise and gravely gave him a condoling pat on the back.

The ball was on St. John’s twenty-yard line, and Charles signalled for a run round left end. On the play Edward thrust Jackson aside and tackled the runner for a loss. St. John’s had to kick, and Blanchard got the ball in the middle of the field.

A few moments later he called for Edward to take it, and Edward made a five-yard rush, Durant opening up the way.

“Great work, Ned, great work!” Blanchard cried. Sheldon, who was playing left guard, just beside Edward, gave him a jubilant hand and hauled him to his feet and his place in