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and �Doesticks� have offered $3000 cash, for
it) Bellew�s father in law will advance him the
money) which has been accepted, yet it is by no
means unlikely that Mrs L�s short sighted acquisitive-
ness may induce her to snap the bargain in favor of
an offer of Gaylor�s � who proposes to take the paper
and give her an income from the proceeds.  Now in
all earthly probability he�d kill the paper in six months, �
being but an incompetent scissorist and Editor of that
immensely stupid �Yankee Notions � and she lose the
chance of getting any money, but �twould be very like
the woman to do it.    Having no faith in good, she thinks
everybody actuated by the meanest and most selfish of
motives, and despite vociferous protestations of esteem
for and trust in Haney secretly fancies he favors
Thomson & Bellew to [word crossed out] her disadvantage.    When
all the fellows were very generously and kindly dispos-
ed to her, for the sake of poor Levison.         But she,
with characteristic narrowness of mind will, perhaps,
risk losing all to gain more.               I should be sorry
for it � not for her sake � but that of her dead hus-
band.   The man�s kindliness ought to be carried to
her account.    He wouldn�t have liked to think of her
being any way straitened, after his death.        She retains
her half of �Nic-nax�, now growing a good property.
Haney devotes himself, exclusively, to it;     Cahill,
probably, rising to his position in the Pic � if Bellew
and Thompson buy it.               Cahill is my neighbor,               
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