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pable of real friendship.               They are
horribly dull at Fanny�s, lacking visitors.
People won�t go there on the terms.    Fanny, in
all probability, told the lie about Haney�s being
a disappointed suitor of Grace�s to Thomson,
and he unquestionably would believe it.   His coarse-
ness must occasionally offend Grace; it has even
little Nast.        The girl altogether eclipses her mo-
ther, now; I have observed them on Broadway.
Tall and showy, with fair, bright hair worn
pretentiously in curls, with a good color, exu-
berently crinolined and dashingly-dressed gene-
rally, Grace throws Fanny into dusky shade;
the latter looking old, blas� and haggard.
When I encounter Jim with Fanny he always
pointedly recognizes me, which probably costs
him a row.                   Dined with Haney, sitting
beside old Mr Eldredge.     Little Jenny has been
sick of the scarlet fever, as also her mother.  Mrs
Griffin nee Gouverneur is at her Niagara
home.                Jack Edwards came after din-
ner.    In an hours time we three turned out
together and presently observed Jim and Fanny
on the Fifth Avenue.  Haney wanted to speak
with the former, joined them and got kidnapped,
so I took Jack home to tea with me.     To
the house afterwards where we found Nast, just
returned from a journey to North Elba, in the               
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