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When it's gone a man gives up.
Anyone can whip him. The boy who
loses it is doomed to failure.
Clean red blood from clean living is
essential to the will that carries boys
to the top.
Cigarets, drink, laziness, giving
away to fits of temper, lack of whole
some exercise and all other forms of
dissipation, making the body flabby
boys. And what deep bellows of wor
ship for the fellows that won, for the
lads who were climbing.
All the time that anchor in the pit
of my stomach was growing harder,
and muscles getting bigger and
I was going to be in the van. I was
improving rapidly with the gloves.
There were fewer laughs now. I was
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and filling it with poisons, carry him
quickly to the bottom.
That is what I have learned in the
When I first began putting on the
gloves I'd rake together enough
money to attend the regular Friday
night exhibitions at the old San'Pran
cisco Athletic Club. What fights they
were! What taunts and jeers at fail
ures sinking in deep on us smaller
Ritchie, his sister, Rita,
and Mrs. Nolan, snapped
while on Nolan's Cali
fornia ranch. They have
just returned from an
outing. Willie is telling
cowpuncher of his luck.
leaving behind the other boys who
loafed and smoked and tasted all
men's vices until their eyes lost fresh
ness and their fingers yellowed with
I used to look for that in my adver
saries. I always felt I had an easy
mark when I saw a kid's fingers with
the yellow stain. Short in the wind,
it said. And when his eyes were veil
ed and heavy out at night, not