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is tallish, buxomish, g�hal-ish, wears her
hair in free and easy not-very-long curls, sports
a red josey and exuberant hoops, sings at
the piano vociferously and is generally accessible.
Two women with Irish faces � one a widow hight
Ham � tother presumuably a maid hight Fagan,
I�ve seen but little of.    I�ve never spent a
whole evening yet in the parlor.   They play
euchre principally and  detest cards.    Morris
fribbles at the piano after supper awhile, as
after dinner.    He and Billington are both in
debt to Mrs Boley, the latter for some five weeks
board.    Morris has little to do, save an occa-
sional article for the Sunday Courier.  But
he doesn�t appear at all regularly, his articles
stand over. (Mine go in consecutively, of course,
and are as regularly paid for.)   Morris does
the operatic for the Courier, getting nothing for
it by but the tickets.        Few of Billington�s ar-
ticles are accepted by Harpers, by the Atlan-
tic, by the Sunday Times (!)    He does some-
thing in the teaching way at a ladies school
� I think elocutionary, and is paid quarter-
ly.     Apropos of him, here�s an incident that
people would call extravagant in a novel.
Abrahams was up in his room one night, when
they got to talking on women, and comparing
experiences incidentally, found that both of               
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