THE CROSS-COUNTRY RUNNERS I see you're limping again, Fred. That's right, Bristles. I stubbed my toe at the very start of this cross-country run, and that lost me all chance of coming in ahead. That's why I fell back, and have been loafing for a stretch. And let me catch up with you; eh? Well, I reckon long-legged Colon will have a cinch in this race, Fred. Seems that way. He can get over ground for a certain time like a deer, you know. Huh! more like a kangaroo, I call it; because it always seems to me he takes big jumps every chance he gets.