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makes up the entire paper, slovenly enough.
Even his �business-notices � (little advertising
puffs he sometimes reprints, instead of re-writing
to Bob Gun�s natural dis-satisfaction.   In fact
now his board is paid regularly and the spur
of positive want no longer goading him, Cahill
is idle and worthless.   Moreover he was ass
enough to try to run counter to me in a small
matter not worth recording � keeping out a bit of
an article I�d written.   Wherefore I waked
into him in plain Saxon one evening, in Bob
Gun�s presence, summed him up and let him
know who was master.    It did him good
and cleared the air.       There�s no helping the
fellow, he�s incurable � no suffering will teach
him.     Bob Gun meditates discharging him and
employing Abrahams, who is very hard up and
would certainly fill the place well enough.    I
have staved it off for the present, but it
must come sooner or later, I fear, and then
what will become of Cahill, with winter before 
him.         It needed some little management
to get him on the paper, for Bob Gun, though
one of the most good-natured of men, was natu-
rally down upon him.   Cahill owed him a good
deal of money, and had besides collected an
advertising debt and squandered the results.
  Arnold (George) was up from his country               
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