Kid Allison version. “Fighting Nerves” was originally written as a Kid Allison story and submitted to the magazine SPORT STORY. It was rejected because SPORT STORY was all stocked up with fight stories and REH was asked to hold it for several months and resubmit. Not wanting to wait that long, REH rewrote the story changing the character’s name to Jim O’Donnel, and submitted it to FIGHT STORIES.

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