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20 THE PROSPECTOR The teams changed goals, and the grueling struggle was resumed. Thus the game went on for the first three periods. Neither side was able to hold the pigskin long enough to make a touchdown. It began to look as if the game would result in a tie. But a tie score would not save Frank. Clair must score. The fourth and last period of the game found the ball in the hands of Camden. They began a furious onslaught on Clair’s line that carried them with apalling rapidity toward the Clair goal and the coveted touchdown. But Clair’s line finally stiffened and held them on the five yard. Then on a free fumble Dick recovered the ball and in the confusion gained ten yards. But there were still eighty- five yards to go for a touch-down and only six minutes of play left. Calling for time he summoned a sub from the side line to replace Slater. He was a long, rangy fellow who could run like the wind. He would have made the team if he could have been taught that he was a part of a machine, and not an individual player. But he might gain a few of the badly needed yards by this, from the mere fact that Camden would not be expecting such erratic playing. If Camden was to be defeated it would have to be by outwitting them. Parks sent the sub around end; but, seeing an opening, he left his interference and cutting in, gained ten yards. Again Parks sent him around end, getting twelve yards this time. Then a tackle through tackle play netted thirteen more yards. The stands came to their feet in a fresh burst of hope. The Cam den team were up in the air. Clair might yet win. Then Dick did a surprising thing. He again motioned for time, and taking out the sub he put in a green man who could do nothing but kick. From the stadium came a howl of protest, and even the team grumbled loudly. But Dick knew what he was about. He whispered a few words to Parks, and motioned for play to be resumed. At the signal for a drop kick the line stiffened and held. And, with forty seconds of play left the unwelcome green sub dropped the ball across the bar of Camden’s goal for the three points that meant much to Clair but ever so much more to Dick. Dick’s head work had saved the game.