The Ring

1
The Girl


 ..... Lilian Hall Davis

2
"One-round" Jack


     ..... Carl Brisson

3
"A friend of yours?"

4
"A very great friend."

5
"He doesn't think he can
  stay a round, Jack!"

6
"Next gent, please!"

7
"One-round Jack's met his
 man at last! Roll up
 and see the fight of
     your lives!"

8
"We heard he was good
  and now we know!"

9
"We were hoping to get
 married, and now you've
 probably lost him his job!"

10
"A present for you from
   the money I won."

11
"....and if you win this
 trial fight you can be
 Bob's sparring partner."

12
".... a tall, rich man!"

13
"That's me. Diamonds -
 I'm going to make real
      money now."

14
"He bought the bangle
 because he didn't like
 taking the money he
       won...."

15
"....So it was really
 you who gave it to
        me."

16
"Then I gave it to you
     for this ...."

17
"If I win the trial fight,
  we'll get married the
       day after!"

18
The day of Jack's fight.

19
"'eard 'ow Jack's got on
         yet?"

20
"He said he'd send me 
       a wire."

21
"Wilt thou have this
 Man to be thy wedded
 husband....?"

22
"....'for better or for
       worse'...."

23
"....'till death do us
           part'...."

24
"Better luck next time."

25
"I think the prize at the
 booth should have been
  this charming bride."

26
"....anyway, now he's my 
 sparring partner I shall
    take my revenge."

27
"I shall always be ready
  to fight for my wife
    against any man."

28
"Do please introduce me
   to your husband."

29
"Wait for me outside."

30
"Anything wrong?"

31
"No, only go easy, that's
           all."

32
"It seems as though I
 shall have to fight for
  my wife, after all."

33
"You've a long way to 
       go yet."

34
"If you win this next fight
 with the nigger, you'll be
  in the running for the
       championship."

35
"Next time we go out,
 I must take you to see
     their show."

36
"....it's understood you
 start training to-morrow."

37
"It's not necessary for you
 to take your wife with you,
     she can stay here."

38
"I'd be training for a
 divorce if I left her 
        here!"

39
"I thought you said
 you'd fight for her."

40
"She's all right, really,
the trouble is that he's
the champion, and you're
      not - - yet!"

41
"Now I'd like to see
 you lick that bloke
 who knocked you out
   at the fair..."

42
"...and get my two quid
         back!"

43
"How's the old woman...?"

44
"She'll be anxiously waiting
  to hear the result of
       the fight."

45
"You boys must come
 home with me and
    celebrate."

46
"Just let me tell her
      the news."

47
"The wife's not in - -
but she won't be long."

48
"This is to toast my
success - and happiness..."

49
"....but we won't drink
until the wife comes in."

50
"If I see her coming in, I
 shan't tell her the result
 because you will want to
      surprise her."

51
"What are you standing
 there for - can't you
        speak?"

52
"The fight - did you
    lose, then?"

53
"Then that's what the
  champagne is for."

54
"I wish I'd gone on to the
  club with Bob and...."

55
"I want a word with him -
I'm going to find him - now!"

56
"You must be a happy
   man to-night!"

57
"We must celebrate your
       win, boy!"

58
"He can try and reverse
it in the ring if he likes."

59
"We mustn't let him know
       she's here."

60
"It's funny ..... I dreamt
 she was here to-night."

61
"The referee for this
 contest is Mr. Eugene
        Corri."

62
"Don't hold, Corby."

63
"Jack....I'm with you....
    in your corner."

64
"Look what I found at
 the ring-side, Guv'nor."

THE END

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