Then Casey closed
off his smile, turned down his eyes and died. Flossie kept hold of his hand and
said, "The band is playing somewhere, and somewhere hearts are
daughters turned to look at one another, tears in their eyes, but wondering
what in the world had come over their mother. "And somewhere men are
laughing," Flossie went on. "And somewhere children shout." She
smiled broadly and didn't say another word.
As for the one
other principal in this story, as for baseball, it grew to become the national
pastime and lived happily ever after.