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	         A Dog Fight.
Uproarous applause welcomed the achievement.
  Ten minutes intermission followed, during
which I discovered Oliver Hillard and three
friends of his in the bar-room; they had come
to the place in consequence of their knowing the ow-
ner of the victorious terrier, and having satis-
fied their curiosity declined witnessing the rest
of �the entertainment.�     �This is a part you don�t
see!� quoth Jennings, meaningly, as he touched
my arm in the press, while passing upstairs
with an ill-visaged white bull-terrier under
his.       I missed Boweryem and from hence-
forth saw the rest of the �sports� alone.   These
consisted of six dog-fights, the first lasting
over half an hour.          The rat-pit had been
removed leaving a much larger space, especially
length-wise.      As in the former instance the
owners of the animals were allowed to enter
the ring and to do everything that lay in their
power towards stimulating their pugnacity but
touching them.  An old dog was matched against
the white one and for some time his superior
ferocity induced expectation that the victory would
be on his side.        After the first yell accompany-
ing the onset but little barking ensued.     They
fixed their teeth into each other�s heads, generally
closing them on the upper jaws, worried, tore               
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