(From the publisher):
The lovely Sarah Tuck was a hard taskmaster, but then young Tom had a hard task. A day or two before, the innocent spectator at a sporting event involving some rats and a Bull Mastiff, Tom had become embroiled in an unseemly brawl with one Shadwell Brickie, Prize-Fighter of repute. To his amazement, and not without the application of his lady companion's bodkin in his opponent's most sensitive regions, he rendered the Brickie unconscious.
But his delight was to be short-lived. For who should intervene but Tom's all powerful, all seeing guardian, Count Jonathan Yglesias, who had money on the Brickie's forthcoming bout with the Prize Ring's most terrifying celebrity, The Brummagen Slasher. Now a substitute must be found, and who better than young Tom?
The third extract from Tom Goane's private journals takes the reader through this spectacular encounter, as well as several others, less dramatic but very much more pleasant, with opponents of a different order - his beautiful trainer, Sarah Tuck and Moragh, the lady of the bodkin, to name but two.
Original title: Journal of a Prize-Fighter
Genre: Fiction→ Adventure→ Picaresque