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Working the war for redemption, for cash, and for food

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When he takes a bill from the hands of strangers, Billy always pulls it to his chest as though he was the supplicant and the money was not really money, but the grace of God.

A Saturday Prize-fight in Cannington

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Lovell saw his chance, and more quickly than anyone thought possible delivered a sharp blow to Linehan's hitherto untouched jaw. The Irishman collapsed, and stayed down for the full count of thirty. The courtyard was then filled with shouts of incredulit