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inable cake of turnips, hair powder and other unwanted ma-
terials, carefully sugared over and decorated with flowers,
for the purpose of sending it to a young man, how the girls
hired a nigger to deliver it to him in his store, and to watch
the result, how friends of his were present, and how he tas-
ted it.     How he retaliated by sending the girls oranges satura-
ted with turpentine.   How she, Fanny, used boldly to slip
out and play truant for an hour or more, availing herself of
the exit of �the French class� which she didn�t belong to.  How
she was caught at it by Miss Beecher.   How she used to slip
off from the tail end of the procession of girls promenading into
confectioner�s shops with �fellows.�  How a deaf and dumb Souther-
ner fell in love with her, called at the school, wrote to her, used
to sit telegraphing with the finger alphabet at church, and how
afterwards he heard of his incarceration in a lunatic asylum.
Somebody has sent her, through Bonner of the Ledger, a box
of chewing tobacco, named after her, with an imaginary por-
trait on the cover!  There�s fame!   She has, also, been pressed into
service as godmother to a big Western steamer; which has recently
blown up on the Ohio, and killed a lot of people, and to an
old mud-scow!        Stayed all night, sleeping on the sofa, in
Jim�s room.            Haney, who�d been there since Saturday, in the
  1. Monday.  Back to New York with Haney.   An hour
or so at the Picayune Office talking with Woodward and Gun,
the Scotchman in Bellew�s employ.  To Day at the �Brother
Jonathan� Office � Sold old �Lantern� cuts � my drawings � for
$15.    To Bleecker St.   O�Brien up in Haney�s room at sun-               
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