Now Katharine stopped, and Mary woke to the fact that instead of having a goal she had evidently none.
There for her too, for them both, was the goal for which they were striving, and the end for the ardors of their spirits was the same: but where it was, or what it was, or why she felt convinced that they were united in search of it, as they drove swiftly down the streets of London side by side, she could not have said.
You'll have to stay in goal to touch the ball when it rolls behind the posts, because if the other side touch it they have a try at goal.
That little band on the left, consisting of from fifteen to twenty boys, Tom amongst them, who are making for the goal under the School-house wall, are the School-house boys who are not to play up, and have to stay in goal.
A safe and well-kept goal is the foundation of all good play.
Old Brooke takes half a dozen quick steps, and away goes the ball spinning towards the School goal, seventy yards before it touches ground, and at no point above twelve or fifteen feet high, a model kick-off; and the School-house cheer and rush on.
Then the boys who are bending and watching on the outside, mark them: they are most useful players, the dodgers, who seize on the ball the moment it rolls out from amongst the chargers, and away with it across to the opposite goal.
The School-house are being penned in their turn, and now the ball is behind their goal, under the Doctor's wall.
They may well be angry, for it is all Lombard Street to a china orange that the School-house kick a goal with the ball touched in such a good place.
A goal in the first hour-- such a thing hasn't been done in the School-house match these five years.
Tom indeed is excited beyond measure, and it is all the sixth-form boy, kindest and safest of goal-keepers, has been able to do, to keep him from rushing out whenever the ball has been near their goal.