Dalrymple at the fights

Screen Shot 2015-02-28 at 07.08.24Dalrymple remembers a spectator in front of him, a man

from the look of him who was not himself much given to athletic pursuits.

When one of the boxers caught another full on the face, drawing blood, the spectator

rose excitedly to his feet and screamed ‘Kill ’im! Kill ’im!’ I had the impression that he meant it in no very metaphorical sense, and that he would have been quite content to see a man beaten to death before his very eyes.

(2013)

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