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Unformatted text preview: Alfred is back in training, with renewed intensity. He makes remarkable progress even though the most praise that he receives from Mr. Donatelli is when the mentor says, "Not bad." Alfred knows that, coming from Donatelli, this is very high praise. Alfred spars with Angel, Denny, and Jose and learns how to defeat each of them. Lou Epstein drops by the gym and exchanges greetings with Bud Martin. Bud mentions recently seeing Kid Ryan, a former fighter who once had a great match with Lou. Ryan is not doing well financially, and Lou gives Bud some money to pass on to Kid Ryan anonymously. As they leave the gym together, Lou offers to teach Alfred how to run the cash register. Lipsyte uses this chapter to chart Alfred's progress, primarily in the ring but also with the Epsteins. Alfred learns by sparring with Angel, Denny, and Jose, each of whom presents a different challenge.Alfred learns by sparring with Angel, Denny, and Jose, each of whom presents a different challenge....
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This note was uploaded on 12/06/2011 for the course ENG 3320 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '09 term at University of Houston.
- Fall '09