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Sally inclines to Nast, that her mother
is in favor of the match also.    There has been a
theatre visit of Sally�s asking and little Thomas�
purveying from which Haney was silently excluded.
He spake of it, not to Sally, and frank Matty
came out with the truth.   Nast waylays them too, of
afternoons in Broadway, to walk up town with them.
He is at the house as much as possible.    Now I
know Sally rather despises his intellect, thinks he is
�a good-humored little fellow enough�; either she medi-
tates taking him in order to rule, to do what she
likes with him, or is merely amusing herself, not
ranking his feelings as of importance, anyway.   Mean-
time Haney is a good deal touched by Matty�s
evident sympathy and admits that perhaps �� but
nothing at present.    I think the girl would have
him, did he speak now, she is kind and simple-
natured..       Haney  says �she is a dear, good girl � and
�helpful and industrious� not being indisposed to think
or wish that more may come, though as afore writ-
ten � nothing at present.   Perhaps!   How true to
nature is Romeo�s transition of passion for unkind
Rosaline to kind Juliet! how many times I have seen
it verified.     Meantime Haney talks habitually to
pretty Matty, scarcely at all to Sally.      Jack �
honest Jack! knows all about matters.       I think
there�s some little division between the sisters, for               
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