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Text for Page 014 [06-05-1859]

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and trebly, of her reptile�s fidelity by binding
him to her by the one tie she believes will secure
men to women?     They travelled together, were
hither and thither in hotels and boarding houses.
He has the nastiest kind of red hair.     I have heard
Grace come out with a round-eyed �O! mother!
when Fanny denied that �Uncle Oliver,� as her
daughters called the beast, had ever kissed her.
Why her very expression of liking for a man was a
desire to kiss him &c.             It�s �her little game.�
She played it on Jim, only too successfully.    Their
marriage developed no new intimacies between them
as I was instinctively conscious two years ago. (I
put it down and scored it out again.)           There
have been horrible rows between the pair, nearly
resulting in two cases in separation, Jim once get-
ting to packing up his trunks.   He has a lurid 
spark of wrath in him which sometimes blazes out.
She will cry, swear, charge him with all the mean-
nesses only a sickeningly mean woman can dream
of attributing to a man, and � sometimes � though
very rarely sting him to retort and battle.      Haney
has walked about Brooklyn streets with her, she
crying, lying, pleading against Jim, justifying herself
� after her wont.     Enough of her for the
present.    What a horrible business this is!  And
what a terrible moral may be plucked from it!
  Jim with all his provoking optimism in attempt-               
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