�Tommy� going away.
ked to 16th street with Haney, on leaving. He
�getting tired of going there,� as he thinks. Spec-
ulations about Sally. Haney persists in the con-
viction that little Nast is the accepted one. I think
he my be retained on rather humiliating terms,
namely pending the possible advent of another. I�m
pretty well convinced Sally would throw him over,
in that case.
30. Monday. Writing. Down town in the
afternoon. Called at Edwards� to return a book
in the evening, stayed half an hour. Sally, Matty
and Paterfamilias present, the former sewing, the
second with flushed cheeks sitting over a book, by
the fireside. I think Sally was a little constrain-
ed in manner; there�s talk of Nast going off
for a year, down south, for the �Illustrated News,�
Frank Leslie�s rival. She may have to sing
�Partant pour le Syrie.� To Bellews and
there till 11.
31. Tuesday. In doors, writing all day.
Letters to my mother, to Hannah and matters
pertinent, to story which I send off in my
home letter, for �All the Year Round.� By
11, Morris, Billington and Cahill made an
irruption into my room, the two latter just from
whist-playing in Ledger�s, and Cahill very
drunk. Had to keep writing till past 2