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Damoreau every way, says he�s a sneak, that he
�never did believe in him,� that he knows he�s perfectly
selfish in all his motives and actions, that his wife
rules him, that if he takes a holidy he shams coming
to the Office &c.    Also he declares that �Madame� is
no better than she should be, that she was �known� to
have intrigues with half a dozen men before her marriage.
Damoreau, he says, he�ll lick if he can find an opportu-
nity (of fastening a quarrel on him.)   Not a fair thing,
I think, as he�s Charley�s superior, physically. (Charley
gave me a very friendly reception.  He has a pupil � whose
father, Waud says, he swindled out of a $100 premium �
and a draughtsman � whom, Alf says, he brought into
the building to damage him � works in his room.      Char-
ley talked of �Madame�, not enthusiastically � I thought
with an air of endurance � and pronounced his child
�the most fractious of infants.�   And then he fell
to discoursing of my book.      Will Waud summoned
me away, to return to dinner.               With Alf, his
�wife� and Hayes to Mount Auburn in the afternoon,
and thence to Fresh Pond, a pretty spot where boats
are  kept for fishing purposes.  After a �cobbler� in the
adjoining hostel we adjourned to the pond side.  A dog
barked at us, and presently approached Alf again,
as we stood on the landing place, Hayes having rowed
�Mrs Waud� out some distance on the pond.         Alf
pushed the dog into the water with his foot.      The ani-
mal swam about under the piles and was in some dan-               
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