I was pretty panting at the end, but it was great fun, with the whole class waving balloons and cheering and yelling:
What's the matter with Judy Abbott? She's all right. Who's all right?
That, Daddy, is true fame. Then trotting back to the dressing tent and being rubbed down with alcohol and having a lemon to suck. You see we're very professional. It's a fine thing to win an event for your class, because the class that wins the most gets the athletic cup for the year. The Seniors won it this year, with seven events to their credit. The athletic association gave a dinner in the gymnasium to all of the winners. We had fried soft-shell crabs, and chocolate ice-cream molded in the shape of basket balls.
sprint دو سرعت
pant نفس نفس زدن، ضربان، تپش
fame سربلندی، شهرت
to rub ساییدن، مالیدن، پاک کردن
to trot یورتمه رفتن
to suck مکیدن