The master swore a fierce oath.
"We'll do it, my boy. You're a trump. Here, Don," he called aloud, "we'll let Hughie keep goal for a little," and they ran Hughie back to the goal on one skate.
"You go out, Thomas," gasped Hughie. "Don't talk. We've only five minutes."
"They have broken his leg," said the master, with a sob in his voice.
"Nothing wrong, I hope," said Dan, skating up.
"No; play the game," said the master, fiercely. His black eyes were burning with a deep, red glow.
"Is it hurting much?" asked Thomas, lingering about Hughie.
"Oh, you just bet! But don't wait. Go on! Go on down! You've got to get this game!"