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Text for Page 152 [11-22-1859]

              somuch that Abrahams � returned to En-
gland to get rid of her.          There was an hys-
teric parting on board ship; Gaylor present,
(an appropriate looker-on and sympathizer) said
he never saw a more affecting scene in his life.
Returning after a year Abrahams renewed the
intercourse for a short time, but subsequently
let the woman drift.    He knows of other inevi-
table infidelities she has been guilty of.   She keeps
a boarding-house, where both Billington and
Morris resided, when the former�s harlotry
with her commenced, he supposing, up to the col-
loquy with Abraham�s that he was the first
�favored� one.     Billington has said that he
had affairs with three women at the same
time, presumably in the same house, but threw
over the other two for Mrs Norris.    I have seen
a portrait of the woman; Abrahams� lent it to
Cahill who brought it up for the purpose of
mystifying Bilington and exciting in him suspicions
of another amour on the part of the wretched
woman, as also some of her letters.    An 
anxious, unhappy, American face, no-wise at-
tractive or feminine, in a good sense.    She has
a child, a boy some years old.    Billington is
paying his price for the carrion.   She goes into
hysterics on the carpet, and he left because
all the people in the house were aware of the               
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