Between Sally and Haney.
affection he had for her, that a certain alloy
of mortified pride has now entered into combina-
tion with it. I wish he had less self-esteem, she
less sharpness. All of these girls have unconscious-
ly been affected by and resentful of a little
pedagoguism latent in Haney�s character; Sally�s
rejection of him was the outward manifestation
of it. (Matty, least of all, has been alive to this
feeling.) With a girl of Sally�s acuteness and pre-
cocity, it were safer to address on a higher level.
I think his estimation of her is more or less cor-
rect, but I also think that he couldn�t have loved
her very deeply or unselfishly, or he wouldn�t have
changed so in his estimate. He might have taught
her to love him, had he been wise enough.
What twaddle is that which represents youth
and girlhood as so much human bread-and-
butter! Here are three girls whom three years
ago, I knew as children; and now, how have
their characters developed. Well! God bless all
three of them! To our sports again.
We had plenty. Morris came. Had been to
Fanny�s, seen Mort Thomson there, just re-
turned from his lecturing-tour out west, with
Fanny in Mort�s lap, Mort loquacious, not to
say intoxicated. Had thought Fanny wouldn�t
have minded familiarities on his (Morris�s) part.