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Text for Page 239 [05-20-1859]

by his position to assume that side. Not has
Haney been to the house (Fanny�s) for three weeks
since the row.   Probably Fanny has lied about us
to Mort in someway or other.  �Tis her instinct
to do so.  She must talk and try to make parti-
sans and apart from her invariable habit of mons-
trous exaggeration, she would feel the weakness of
her case and �� lie.     Knowing what has occurred
under our own cognizance about this, that and
t�other, we may judge of the prodigious lying her
books contain is setting forth what she assumes to
be her own story.      Enough of her for the present.
  Cahill was there, Knudsen the Dane, young
Honeywell and a pretty young firl, a friend of Eliza�s.
We played vingt-un, at what schoolboys call �eggs
in the bush� (!) cross-writings and other innocent
mirth, had a dance, music and supper, to which
Haney had furnished a queer French-English carte,
breaking up about 11.
  21.  Saturday.  Drawing &c.   Didn�t go down
town in the afternoon to Pic Office in consequence of the
rain, so round to Houston St. after supper, to get
my money.  Found a whole crowd in Arnold�s room,
himself, Sears, Bob Gun, Tracy, Glover and another,
all save Sears and the last-mentioned (a friend of
his) just going �over the way� for drinks.  Went
with them.    Gun and Arnold were both rather
drunk, having been on an irregular and miscella-               
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