Halfway through the third week

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Halfway through the third week, the pain subsides. Alfred is getting in shape. He wakes up before the  alarm in the morning and runs smoothly. Still, Alfred feels isolated. Spoon drops by and pays some  attention to him, but days pass when no one says a word. At work, Lou Epstein reveals that he was  once a fighter known as "Lightning Lou Epp." Alfred is impressed. Lou respects Donatelli and Bud  Martin but is skeptical about the way that the profession of boxing has changed. He appears to  genuinely care for Alfred. Alfred grows weary of the routine of training. He wants to get in the ring and spar. He is beginning to  wonder what the point of it all is. In late July, Aunt Pearl has to go out of town; she leaves the girls in  Queens with Dorothy and Wilson, and Alfred has the apartment to himself. Alfred runs into Major on the street one night, and Major claims that he was just "testing" Alfred that 
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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.

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