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	About his lying, vicious Wife.
tent to do so.     None of his letters containing
money had miscarried, but two of hers in reply
hadn�t reached him, whereupon he got in an 
awful funk and was about telegraphing, when
news from home arrived.     He looked forwards
to his children growing up and showed portraits
(daguerrotypes) of them.    Two sturdy but sulky-
looking children of 6 and 4.    In fact he ha
married a woman above him in pecuniary ideas;
with her antecedents his earnings seemed ridicu-
lously little.     He ought to have chosen some girl
to whom $20 a week would have seemed a
large sum.     Perhaps, however, if he had mar-
ried one who believed in him entirely he might
have neglected her.      It was well to be kept up
to the mark.     (Said rather dolorously.)   But he
couldn�t help looking at it from the English
point of view, which conflicted with hers.   Sexual
relation was a very small part of matrimony.
x    x    x    x    No doubt Alf Waud loved his wife
very much, and that she loved him.        The women
were merciless in their judgments of her.         His
wife said the truth was all men liked such
women, if he said a word in her defence.   Alf
had taunted him, in his brutal way, about
his (Damoreau�s) having �married an opera�-
tive,� an allusion to his wife�s working for               
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