The Wednesday Wars


Gary Schmidt

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Horace Clarke is a Yankee player who Holling looks up to. To make up for what happened to Holling when he asked Mickey Mantle to sign his ball, Mrs. Baker arranges for Holling, Danny, and Doug to play baseball with Horace Clarke and his teammate Joe Pepitone. Unlike Mantle, these players are kind and generous to the boys.

Horace Clarke Quotes in The Wednesday Wars

The The Wednesday Wars quotes below are all either spoken by Horace Clarke or refer to Horace Clarke . For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:
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). Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Houghton Mifflin edition of The Wednesday Wars published in 2007.
December Quotes

But Doug went on in, and he came back out carrying the cardboard box for Number 166 from the Coat Room. He looked at us, shrugged, and hauled it away down the hall, staggering under its clumsy weight.

Page Number: 99
Explanation and Analysis:
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Horace Clarke Character Timeline in The Wednesday Wars

The timeline below shows where the character Horace Clarke appears in The Wednesday Wars. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
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Danny, Doug, and Holling gleefully walk to the gym, where they find Joe Pepitone and Horace Clarke , two amazing Yankees players, waiting for them. They all throw the balls with each... (full context)
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Holling loves every bit of the game. Horace Clarke tosses balls to the boys, and Mr. Hupfer buys everyone hot dogs. After the game,... (full context)