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Text for Page 115 [03-24-1860]

	       More tipsy Fooleries.
going up to my room, discovered that my bed
had been converted into what in England boys
call �an apple-pies� one.    So I determined on
humors of revenge and made two heaps of Morris
and Cahill�s bed-clothes in their
respective rooms, strewing a few man-traps in
the shape of upset chairs &c., about.      Then I
went to bed.      Meantime the fellows kept it up below
considerably.   I could hear Boweryem� singing.   When
he went to bed, a little inebriated, if not more so,
Ledger proposed entering his room and stealing
his pocket-book and watch.       On attempting they
found his door locked.     So Cahill knocked again
and again, until the neighboring door opened and
Mrs. Kinnie appeared, denouncing the doings of
the party and inquiring �if, after they had made
that poor little Devil drunk, they couldn�t leave
him alone and let people go to sleep?�  Cahill
insisting on knocking, she threatened to throw water
over him and brought her pitcher.        He kept on,
intending if she fulfilled her threat to enter her
room and to assault the Doctor, who lay still in
bed and wouldn�t stir, for all his wife�s exhorta-
tions, which Boweryem heard to great advantage.
She talked about �them devils,� declared that Bowery-
em�s life wasn�t safe among �em, denouncing par-
ticularly �that Tom Gunn,� probably thinking the               
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