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believe that the infernal woman, like
Rousseau�s nauseous �mamma�, believes that tie the
only one sure to attach a man to her interests, where-
fore she wished to knit it with Haney.    He thinks
she would have gone the entire beast; I, at first
supposing she might only have desired to have him
commit himself, henceforth to hold his supposed
attempt in terror over him, as binding him to her
side.   But when her whole character is considered
I incline to think his darker estimate the right one.
Judging basely but in some things shrewdly she�d have
known that a man so situated could not have been
relied upon, would suppose he�d owe her a grudge
from baffled lust.          And her r�le was, is to
make partisans, especially to win them from Jim�s
side.  No!  like the strumpet in �Lazarille� she
would have paid her partner in kind, before saddling
him with his burthen.      How far Haney was from
wanting to don it I know.    I�ve seen him resent
and reject her familiarities as decidedly as could
be done without coming to an open rupture, and
they have formed a matter of conversation between
us.        And the woman is lustful besides being wicked
in other kind.    Her talk glances towards her physi-
cal capacities for satisfying appetite, her habitual
low-necked exposure of her bosom and display of
her feet, all invite Phallus-worship.    She has
again and again hinted chambering and connu-               
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