Chapter 5 Summary

Alfred runs early in the park until two policemen step out from behind the bushes and tell him to stop. They ask Alfred why he is running at this time of the morning; when he tells them he is in training for boxing, they do not believe him. One of them even teases him about being the next heavyweight champion. Alfred is a little afraid, but he tells them he has just started training with Mr. Donatelli, his manager.

This adds some credibility to his story, as one of the officers has heard of Donatelli, a man who has had three champions, two of them at one time. One of the officers asks the boy’s name; when Alfred tells him, the officer tells him to continue his training and he and his partner will watch for his picture...

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