Chapter 19 Summary

This fight does not matter, so Henry wonders why Alfred is so nervous. It matters to Alfred. Henry’s leg has not been bothering him as much since he started working for Donatelli and training Alfred. Once Henry no longer has to spend so much time training Alfred, he will begin working with some of the new young boxers.

Henry bought Alfred’s robe and wants Henry to keep it. If not for Alfred, Henry would still just be cleaning the gym; he will never forget Alfred; he is the first fighter Henry trained.

Spoon arrives and gives Alfred his night-school reading list. He and Betty will help him do some reading over Christmas break. Spoon tells Alfred privately that he has made arrangements for James to go to a...

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