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Text for Page 218 [05-21-1860]

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	   The Boarding House Parlor.
story is being put into print!� says John Bon-
ner, who is talking, cigar in hand, with two
men.    I had heard of his eulogizing it to Bel-
lew, on Saturday.      All right.        To �Nicnax�
office; saw Cahill.        Up-town.       Putting room
to rights and loafing the rest of the day.         In
the parlor during the dank, cold evening.      The
two Miss Woodworths�, Mrs. Ham, Phillips, Jones,
Cahill and Boweryem present; also, in their
accustomed corner, Kettle and Miss Fagan. (They
will get married in a week or so, reports Ca-
hill, who got it secretly, from B�rger.    The
tall serjeant of the Seventh Regiment never
bargained for this, at the outset.      He commenced
with a mere desire for an eligible flirtation, 
or something more equivocal.    A good-looking
fellow with no intellect in his face, shallow,
vain, and good-humored, no more moral than
if he had more wit; of course a reader of the
�Herald� and a democrat.)   We got to singing
songs and kept it up till Griswold entered
at about 11.        Cahill confesses he was �get-
ting a little spooney� about Miss Lizzie
Woodworth, hence he didn�t frequent the parlor
on Sunday.       He �don�t want to make a fool
of himself.�         The girl �tends store, is red-
haired, has a pleasant, though not a very               
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