Born in County Cork and raised primarily in Limerick, Ireland, Fitz-James O'Brien moved to New York City in 1852.
A boxing match is set amidst a peaceful community surrounded by nature's beauty. Two "lusty and tall" youths without malice toward one another are egged on by a “bestial crowd” of ruffians. They fight until their faces are but "illegible masses of flesh."
The Vault at Pfaff's
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