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Text for Page 230 [04-12-1856]

if let alone.    If otherwise I have the will and
determination to have my own way.   For Mary�s
sake I offer peace, if it is refused, no mat-
ter, she will not know it.�
     Seventeen years after this date � namely
in 1873 � I learnt its legitimate climax
and sequel, from Alf Waud himself.   That
year his �wife� (they had been married twice, then,
he said) had left him and their three or four
children, and he professed his determination
that the separation should be final.  It came
about thus.  When old Jewell died he left his 
widow and daughters, including Mary, a good
sum of money.  She had always wanted to go to 
Europe and never insisted on doing it, with her
mother and Mrs Sexton. (Selina, poor thing, went
mad and was in an asylum.)  Waud objected = they
quarreled = she went.  He said she had been
unfaithful to him, during his absence, while travelling
for the Harpers; that she never cared for her chil-
dren &c.    I saw one, a tall girl of sixteen.   Mrs
Waud alleged he was tyrranous, brutal, &c.               
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