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	        His mismanaged Suit.
sions � when we saw �Dot� at the Winter Garden.
Meantime it must be remembered that Nast was
a suitor and very much in earnest.         But Sally
hardly gave Haney what he designated his �quietus�
in consequence of her preference for his rival; as I
judged at the time his position was anomalous,
the transition from a friend of the family, who had
known these girls from their babyhood, to a lover,
was too great to be at once understood or regarded
as agreable.    Then he had played too close a game,
his reticence and undemonstrativeness were against him.
His �crossness� and perhaps jealousy had displeased
Sally at Grafton; she must have contrived these with
Nast�s behavior.     She did not love Haney, certainly,
she distrusted their fitness for one another and her
own happiness as his wife.     Her sisters were not
in favor of it; Ann opposed it strenuously, saying
he was �too old.�  (Rather a sharp-accented female,
Miss Ann, as women who have remained ten years
longer than they ought to without getting married are
apt to be.)       Sally, woman-like, resented Haney�s little
pedagogish ways of lording it over folk, and especially
his taking her assent as a thing of course.   So he got
his dismissal, but he spoke so well and showed so
generously afterwards, particularly one evening,
that had he pressed his offer, she would have accepted
him.    She �couldn�t have stood much of that, she               
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