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Text for Page 029 [12-02-1858]

ced by Leslie and Anna Bradbury�s grinning at
his talking, at table, with Mrs Patten.  Or, I had bet-
ter said, her talking to him.    She sits next to him, is
very loquacious, perfectly honest, I believe, and extremely
kind-hearted. (She�s very sympathetic apropos of Mrs
Potter�s troubles � lent her $20, which her husband
gave her to devote to riding lessons.)  Young Pounden, too,
when on a call, here, said something worthy of his odious
father to Pierce about Mrs Patten.         Pierce is an extremely
good humored, amiable fellow, rather obese, reddish-
faced, white-haired and looks like a young Millard
Filmore.    He may be midway between 30 and 40.   I
never met a more easy-going man.         I�ve alluded
to Anna Bradbury.  A girl of twelve, but so fully
developed that one would suppose her two or three years
older, which may be the case.  It is currently reported
that she is an illegitimate child, and that her father
hasn�t attempted to deny it.   She is the most perfect
tom-boy of a girl conceivable, slaps the servants on the
backs, pushes them, mocks them, grimaces at folks,
kicks up rows on the staircase and in the sitting room,
defies old Mrs Cooper�s attempts at child-queling, makes
friends with other children in the most boisterous man
ner, initiates them into mischief, will shout from
one side of the street to an acquaintance on the other,
and is, generally, tumultuous, good-humored and
robustious.       No room is sacred from her from at-
tic to kitchen.        She will be flaring up with the ser-               
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