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usual explosive manner, said he�d left his situation, and had
but $3.50/100, but boisterously and confidently.     Banks up,
dispraising egotism, and talking of himself.     Going to dinner
towards Grand Street, met Damoreau, who wanted $5 till Satur-
day.  Lent it.     A Battery walk with him in the evening.
  29.  Wednesday.  Drawing.     Alf Waud up in the after
noon, Fogg &c.     To Welden�s in the evening.  Lonely.
  30.  Thursday.  Mr Greatbatch called.     Took half dozen or
so drawings on wood to Strong�s, seeing Gayler, his editor; thence
to Haney, and to the Fulton Street Office, where were the usual
party.  Sol had just completed a caricature of his brother Clarence,
which made his appearance in a pair of the tightest, most skin-fit-
ting pants conceivable.     In the evening had sat down to writing
when Damoreau, Alf & Clarence Eytinge came up,     An hour
after, Eytinge having left, came Banks.  Damoreau had gone
to sleep on the floor and buffalo skin, wherefore I started
a flam for Banks� benefit, that Damoreau had been stabbed
in a street row, and now lay partially insensible.     Banks
swallowed it all and it being proposed that we should go for 
ale, Damoreau was locked in and the light removed.     We
met Sol & the younger Waud below, so Banks, (who has been
out by Sol,) left.    Returning after an hour at the Homeric
shades, Damoreau was liberated, and informed that he owed his
imprisonment to the suggestion of Banks, who offered to stand ale
all round if we�d consent to it.     (Alf had taken care by
a rush up stairs to awaken Damoreau, so that his confinement
was not passed in sleep.               
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