Friday, August 14, 2009

Mort Künstler by Stephen Doherty 6

Because young Mort spent so much of his time in bed, his
father insisted that the child, who was small and underdeveloped,
strengthen his body by spending his good days outdoors
exercising. Tom Künstler could ill afford athletic equipment,
but he saw to it that his son had baseballs, a bat, and a football.
Since the Künstlers lived in a rather poor neighborhood
where all the fathers were struggling to keep food on the table,
Mort became the most popular kid on the block. There was
no one else with equipment like his, so all the older boys took
him under their wings. The boy never had to look far for

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