Night was when the strange things would happen. Terrell Daviswould be asleep sometimes when his father came home, andsometimes he would be awake. A great storm would roll throughthe little house on Florence Street in San Diego. Nothing wouldbe safe. No one would be spared. A hurricane of emotion, atyphoon of words and activity would rattle everything in itspath. Joe Davis would be drunk again. Or high on drugs. Orsomething. "I brought you into this world, and I can take you out!" JoeDavis would boom.
A line of pickup trucks and an oasis of light glimmering through the darkened trees told Bobby Fulcher that he had found the last surviving marbles yard in Tennessee. Making his way closer, Fulcher heard the murmur of voices and saw men young and old ringing a rectangular patch of dirt upon which two two-man teams were shooting marbles, handmade from local flint, with deadly accuracy and consummate strategy.
Jul 18, 2012 David FlemingESPN Senior Writer Close Senior writer for ESPN The Magazine and FlemFile columnist for ESPN.com. Has written more than 30 cover stories for SI and ESPN. Author of "Noah's Rainbow" (a father's memoir) and "Breaker Boys" (stolen 1925 NFL title).
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