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Text for Page 027 [06-14-1860]

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	          The three Sisters.
�Gladdy� sitting beside me.      An hour or more
up-stairs then to 745.               Haney went up into
the workroom.      I had to tell Sally and
then the other girls and Jack, as they came
down-stairs and each had their comment �
in no case a cruel one.     We stayed till near
11, as usual.    The girls working at their dres-
ses and talking; Eliza with her hair worn
in her occasionally-adopted mature style, in
which she looks so good and kind and frank,
and maidenly, Matty quiet and domestically
pretty, her beauty set off by a pink, summery
dress, and Sally more than pleasant-looking,
ready in talk and accepting Thackeray�s dic-
tum on a certain matter very conclusively.   May
God bless these three girls! one cannot but
love all of them.   Oh! miserable Cahill, to
shut yourself out from such scenes of place
and innocence, for evermore!
  I can very well picture the detail of his cri-
minality.     He was dissipating during the earlier
half of the preceeding week and, of course, squan-
dering money.    He called frequently on Arnold
at night, inviting him out to Florence�s and
elsewhere, and when Arnold pleaded poverty
as an excuse, Cahill said he had plenty
of money and proposed repaying the $5 which               
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