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"Jake's answer to the question carried him into a minute exposition of 'right-handers,' 'left-handers,' 'sending to sleep,' 'first blood,' and other commodities of the fistic business. He must have treated the subject rather too scientifically, however, for his female listeners obviously paid more attention to what he did in the course of the boxing match, which he had now and then, by way of illustrations, with the thick air of the room, than to the verbal part of his lecture. Nay, even the performances of his brawny arms and magnificent form did not charm them as much as thought they did. For a display of manly force, when connected- even though in a purely imaginary way- with acts of violence, has little attraction for a 'daughter of the Ghetto.' Much more interest did those arms and form command on their own merits. Nor was...

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