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&c in the evening.                    Got an item of in-
formation from Leslie, the other day, about �Miss
Fisher� which might surprise one, if anything of the
sort could be considered surprising about Yankee
womankind.   She had been married at the age of
fifteen, is now a married woman, on her way to In-
diana to get a divorce.    Husband a bad lot, of
course, �couldn�t keep her properly.�   Always the kept
mistress standard!    The mother divulged this to little
Mrs Eldredge and she told Leslie, subsequent to the 
Fishers� departure, probably thinking that he was not
disinclined to make an ass of himself with the girl,
and that he ought to know the land lay.  Fishers
quotha! fishers of men!                Mort Thomson
called to day with intent to see Haney.   He, the
former takes the future Mrs T. and Nelly to the play
to night, Haney met them going thither while on his
way to Partons.   Fanny wouldn�t shake hands with
him, pretending not to see his.    This in consequence of
the battle royal that took place last time.             There
is a much more terrible tragedy going on in that house
than I had supposed.       I fancied Parton, with his
persistent faith in the goodness of humanity, believed
in the woman, that he lived, for the most part, hood-
winked as to her more odious characteristics.   It is
not so.   He sees and knows all, experiences it day
by day, hour by hour.    His life is one horrible martyr-
dom.    She is killing him, as sure as there�s a God               
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