4 Works of Ring Lardner
HIS right name was Frank X. Farrell, and I guess the X stood for "Excuse me. " Because he never pulled a play, good or bad, on or off the field, without apologizin’ for it.
"Alibi Ike" was the name Carey wished on him the first day he reported down South. O’ course we all cut [...]
I am staying here at the Inn for two weeks with my Uncle Nat and Aunt Jule and I think I will keep a kind of diary while I am here to help pass the time and so I can have a record of things that happen though goodness knows there isn’t likely to [...]
I got another barber that comes over from Carterville and helps me out Saturdays, but the rest of the time I can get along all right alone. You can see for yourself that this ain’t no New York City and besides that, the most of the boys works all day and don’t have no leisure [...]
No—I ain’t signed for next year; but there won’t be no trouble about that. The dough part of it is all fixed up. John and me talked it over and I’ll sign as soon as they send me a contract. All I told him was that he’d have to let me pick my own roommate [...]