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Mighty Nat at the Bat: A Morality Story

Salience Noteworthy
Tags Chapbooks for Juveniles
Location New England
City/State/Country: MA, United States
Game Base Ball
Immediacy of Report Contemporary
Age of Players Juvenile

"[T]here was to be a special game of ball on Saturday afternoon. Ball-playing was one of the favorite games with the boys. . . . [Nat comes to bat.] 'I should like to see a ball go by him without getting a rap,' answered Frank, who was now the catcher. 'The ball always seems to think it is no use to try to pass him.'

"' There, take that,' said Nat, as he sent the all, at his first bat, over the hands of all, so far that he had time to run round the whole circle of goals, turning a somersault as he came in."



Thayer, William M., The Bobbin Boy; Or, How Nat Got His Learning. An Example for Youth (J. E. Tilton, Boston, 1860), pages 50-55.


The boys' game is not further described. See also #1860.15

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