• Two groups of boys, the Devil's Row boys and the Rum Alley boys, are fighting in a vacant lot.
• When the rest of the Rum Alley boys run away, Jimmie faces the Devil's Row boys alone.
• An older boy, Pete, breaks up the fight and scares off the Devil's Row boys.
• Blue Billie brags about his performance in the fight.
• Jimmie challenges Blue Billie to a fight to prove who is really the toughest.
• Jimmie's father comes along and violently breaks up the fight between Jimmie and Blue Billie.
• Maggie drags her little brother Tommie up the street and meets Jimmie and Fader heading home.
• Maggie and Jimmie fight over Jimmie's street brawl.
• Mudder punishes Jimmie's misdeeds by scouring his face roughly with a dirty rag.
• Mudder and Fader argue, and Fader leaves the apartment to get a drink.
• Mudder mourns her sad life as she...
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