"You're missing a beautiful, beautiful fighter," said Dolly.
"I watch it until I see one coming," Jeanne said.
After Rouse had finished boxing, Jeanne said, "He's real set in his ways. He's not at all conceited. He's real softhearted to animals. It struck me kind of funny, him being a boxer, because he won't go hunting. He said it's wrong. He has a lot of compassion. He's real easygoing, but he doesn't really like large groups of people."
"He's real personable," Dolly said. "He's got a good sense of humor. He really needs the company of women."
Roger came over to where we were sitting and he and Jeanne talked about her father's gold mine.
"You don't know how fast I'd marry you if that mine came in," Roger said.
"What makes you think I'd marry you then?" Jeanne asked.
We are sitting in the Gold Room of the Marcus Daly, about to watch a film of the first Gene Fullmer-Tiger fight, in which Tiger won the middleweight championship.
"Do you think Tiger's as good now as he was then?" Rouse asks while Jovanovich threads the projector. "I think I should be a better man than Tiger. He's not full-fledged. And you've got to get old. It would hurt my pride if he beat me. I've got all the physical advantages."
After the film has been on a few minutes, Roger says "ouch" in the dark as Fullmer gets hit.