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book, which Bonner wouldn�t print, because it
contained an illusion to �Silenus Gobb.�    I never asked
her to do it, though I dare say Parton goodnaturedly
suggested it.       The �sting� which my viperous nature
has inflicted on her �naturally trusting generous heart�
merely consists in my not having said a word about her
in the Scalpel.            Bravo, Fanny! hit him again!
I�ll hold your bonnet!
  29.  Friday.  Washed on No 13 and combed my
hair in front of 14.   The day of sale.    Round to
Houston St, with drawing materials, having to do a big
cut for the Pic, Rawson with me, taking temporary
possession of Bob Gun�s room.     Anon to Mrs Jewells, saw
her, Selena and Mrs Sexton, also the latter�s baby � an
exceedingly ugly and diminutive one.    Out again � a lovely
sunny day.    Red flag flying at our door.   Turned out
by 1 �, round to 132 Bleecker.     The auctioneer pre-
siding in our dining parlor, selling up all the familiar
things.   Mrs Carpenter, Mrs Potter�s sister buying up a 
good many; among the ugly, shabby, repulsive people
present she seemed the only lady.   I liked the woman�s
pluck.   Both sisters have a brave streak in them.   That
daughter of a she-dog, Anna Bradbury, was about every
where whispering �That�s Mrs Potter�s sister!�   Mrs
P. herself did not appear, being in the little room abut-
ting on the �garden,� with, I think, Mrs Gouverneur and
Miss Cooper.   Haney had been present for a short time               
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