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Text for Page 137 [04-03-1860]

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	             At Pfaff�s.
Ledger at the �Optimus� at 11 or later they
must needs see him to the Everett, dropping into
numerous taverns by the way.     At Pfaff�s they
encountered Wood (poor-young-man Wood) O�Brien
and Arnold, the latter very drunk.             O�Brien
was tacitly insolent and offensive on Cahill�s ap-
pearance.   (He wants to fasten a quarrel on him,
supposing him his physical inferior, consequently
an easy victory.     Indeed he has always entertained
a Celtic grudge against Cahill since the spar-
ring-match at Hoboken, on the day of our pic-nic,
when Cahill had rather the better of it, to the
openly expressed satisfaction of everybody.)  But
nothing came of it, last night, beyond a little chaff
at O�B�s expense.      After he and Wood had drank
at Ledger�s cost, they assumed the supercilious and
the former wanted to know in a side whisper, who
that was?      As Ledger is quite capable of thrashing
both of �em, perhaps it�s as well he didn�t hear
the inquiry.      Cahill and Shepherd got home at
about 3, both drunk.            In-doors all the after-
noon till sunset, then in Washington Square
with Cahill.        Boweryem, Morris, Cahill
and Pat Phillips up in my room after tea; a
bottle of champagne purveyed by the former.   To
Bartow�s by 9.        Miss Waite, Maguire and Led-
ger there.      Stayed till 11.               
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