Fanny Fern�s Dodges. Lotty.
day�s night�s celebration of several birthdays.
(They want Jim, and as at Christmas, can
have him without incumbrances.) The girls were
not asked to take off their bonnets. Clif. Thom-
son was expected. Not unlikely that Mort may
make him marry Nelly; hence Fanny might
object to exposing him to counter-attraction, in
the shape of the Edwards� girls. She burked a
projected party, wherein Mort would have met
them, about a year ago, in Brooklyn, and her
object bothered us at the time. We � Haney, Ca-
hill and I � went over there and the evening wore
on, we expectant of the girls and nothing but
some excuse coming of it. Clif. will have a
jolly time of it, if he can marry Nelly! If ever ^|girl|
had the concentrated essence of her mother in her,
that girl has. Fanny�s father and mother
lived unhappily together � separated.
9. Thursday. Writing, drawing and chores.
Not well. Turned out by 4 and going
down Broadway, crowded and sunny, met
Lotty. She was walking with a companion
of her own sex and addressed me. Said she
was living at Fordham, rented a house, and
asked me to come and see her. Cui bono? She
looked very handsome with a splendor of brown
light in her eyes; was handsomely dressed.