Silas and Goliath:-Silas agrees to fight a much younger and fitter boxer known as the Gorilla, in a fairground side-show and plans to weaken his opponent by giving him a diet which will debilitate him. However it fails to work and Mrs. Betts is forced to take drastic action to save Silas from a good hiding. The Revelation:- All is revealed when Silas takes a bath and tells Ned how years earlier, when he was a teenager, he was swimming nude in the river and a girl stole his clothes. He had to bare everything in order to chase her and regain his trousers and says that, to this day, he has no idea who she was. Mrs. Betts does though.
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