Chapter 14 Summary

It is October, four months since Alfred began training. Aunt Pearl is afraid he is sick because he is not going to run, only wants tea for breakfast, and is not going to work today. He solemnly and cryptically announces that today he is “resting himself for his big opportunity for advancement.” Aunt Pearl questions him a bit, but he promises to tell her his secret tonight.

Henry comes over at ten o’clock; at noon, they begin walking to the gym, and Alfred begins to get nervous. He stops and waves at the grocery store. Lou Epstein comes out and says Alfred looks good and that he will see the boy tonight. The empty gym seems huge. Alfred gives his official amateur boxing card to Henry, and Doctor Corey gives...

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