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The Amateur Gentleman

by Jeffery Farnol

The story of Barnabas Barty, son of John Barty, former champion boxer of England and landlord of a pub in Kent. At the start of the tale Barnabas comes into possession of a vast fortune and determines to become a gentleman. His father objects, they quarrel, and settle their differences in a round of fisticuffs which Barnabas wins fair and square, whereupon Barnabas sets off for London to make his place in society -- and discover romance!

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