The tailless Fox recommends caudal amputation.
ciously on subjects offensive to his auditors, is
disposed to ventilate unpleasant truths � the con-
trary of his ordinary behavior, which is considerate
to a degree. He licked Banks under alcoholic
influence. It�s a family trait; his brother Beck-
et (or rather Patrick, his real name) insulted
the pugilist Aaron Jones in such a manner that
there�d have been a fight at Crook and Duff�s
if Mort Thomson hadn�t stopped it.
23. Saturday. Writing till noon, then down
town, to Momus, Courier and Post Offices. Writing
in the afternoon � Addey up, with $4. Morris
came to supper, stopped an hour afterwards.
[Phonography]. Damoreau was up twice, in my absence; the
first time he left a sheet of scribbled objurgation
of bachelor-hood, ending by exhorting me to get
married. Does he think he is married? I won-
der. Out with Boweryem for claret-punch, felt
loaferish, made a call over the way and return-
ed about midnight.
24. Sunday. To Weehawken, a walk with
Boweryem to Guttenberg, an hour and a half�s wai-
ting for the Fort Lee boat, a walk to another lan-
ding, then embarkation and by 4, reached our des-
tination. Found the Websters�, Boweryem�s friends,
at dinner, joined �em. Then to a newly erected
wooden tower commanding a fine view. Back to