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A FRAME-UP

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About a month more went by before Burke showed up in Chi again and called on Nate. As soon as he mentioned his name and where he was from, Nate was interested. Because Howard had told him about his experience with the kid. But Burkey wasn't made up no more like Howard had described him. He was wearing the best suit of clothes twenty dollars could buy.
" I went to see Howard," he says, "but he's out of town. So I come to you. I want to go in the fight game."
" I understood from Howard," says Nate, "that you was going to quit after that one bout."
" I thought I was," says Burkey. "But it's different now. You see, I and my old man has busted up. So I got to make a living."
" What was the bust-up over?" ast Nate. "Didn't he like you boxing? "
" He didn't care nothing about that," says the kid. "But they was a gal he wanted I should marry. And I give her the air. So he done the same to me."
" Why did you quit the gal?" ast Nate.
" I figured I could do better," he says. "She's just a gal round home there, and why should I marry her? I can pretty near pick who I want to marry."
" Everybody can pick who they want to marry," said Nate.
" Yes, but who I pick, I can pretty near have," says the kid. "I thought I was stuck on this gal, but I found I wasn't. I hadn't seen hardly any other gals, and she was always round. So I thought she was about the only gal in the world. I know better now. But I did like her and my old man liked her and kept after me to ask her. So I ast her and she told me she was stuck on somebody else. So I ast her who was it and she said Charley Porter. She didn't know him, but she'd seen him on the street a lot of times, and he'd smiled at her. She thought he was handsome and made a hero out of him. He was the best fighter in the world, to her mind. So I said I could beat him and she laughed at me. She says, `You might beat him plowing.' So I said, `I can beat him boxing.' So she says, `All right. You do it and I'll like you better than him.' So I come up here and took a few lessons and knocked him cock-eyed.
" When she seen me afterwards, she throwed her arms round my neck and said I was the best man in the world, and we got engaged. But during the time I was up here in Chi learning to box, I learnt to dance too. And I bought me these good clothes. So after I

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