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By John Grisham

Highschool all-American Neely Crenshaw used to be most likely the simplest quarterback ever to play for the mythical Messina Spartans. Fifteen years have passed by due to the fact that these glory days, and Neely has come domestic to Messina to bury trainer Eddie Rake, the guy who molded the Spartans into an unbeatable soccer dynasty.

Now, as trainer Rake’s “boys” take a seat within the bleachers anticipating the dimming box lighting to sign his passing, they replay the previous video games, relive the previous glories, and take a look at to come to a decision as soon as and for all whether or not they love Eddie Rake – or hate him. For Neely Crenshaw, a guy who needs to eventually forgive his trainer – and himself – sooner than he can get on together with his existence, the stakes are in particular excessive.

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I see,” said his neighbour, although her baffled expression made it clear that she did not. They stopped at her front door. “Mustn’t loiter,” said Harry with fake breeziness. ” She wagged her index finger. “All work and no play. ” He was already unlocking his own flat. ” Tonight no Liz awaited him. Her return must have been brief. He could detect no signs that she had eaten here, but in the bedroom he almost fell over a couple of heavily strapped suitcases left behind the door into the hall.

But where was she now? He changed into a sweater and jeans and flicked the television on. A choice of a repeated sitcom or snooker, a chat show or a documentary on AIDS. He groaned and went to examine the contents of his fridge freezer. As he was lighting the gas on the cooker he caught sight of half a sheet of paper resting against the coffee pot. A note from Liz. Scrawled in her flowing hand, it said: Missed you again! I’ll be at the Ferry Club by eleven. Come over why don’t you? Her easy assumption that he would come running after her angered him.

Shirelle tossed her blond mane in contempt. The earrings jangled with menace, but she spoke resignedly. “All right, I’ll cover for you. ” The small man blew her a kiss and shoved back through the crowd, vanishing from view. Liz still had not turned up. Harry spotted a trio of young girls slinking through the double doors at the other side of the concert hall. Off to the disco. Liz loved to dance and it occurred to him that she might be jiving the night away. He followed the girls downstairs. On the dance floor half a dozen women were swaying to the beat thudding from head-high speakers in each corner of the room.

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