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Text for Page 149 [08-10-1860]

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	        More of Tommy.
not �t�other � others could do that better.    Mr.
and Mrs. Edwards liked Nast very much and
the latter championed him against Haney.  It
had been suggested to invite both to dinner on
Thanksgiving Day, but Mrs E. thought it would
be unpleasant to have the �glowering� at each
other across the table, so Nast wasn�t asked.
Welles too, used to ridicule him privately to Sal-
ly in a manner which she considered �rather
cowardly.�   When Tommy went to Italy he took
with him a big Webster�s Dictionary for the much
needed improvement of his spelling; of this Welles
�made fun.�       There was rivalry between the two,
undoubtedly, and Nast�s undisguised avowal of
his passion gave him the advantage in Sally�s 
eyes over the latent, half feminine liking of Wel-
les.   Once having accompanyed her to a party,
they had a little contest about escorting her home,
Tommy being victor and Welles retiring in dudgeon.
Sally disavows any reason for ranking the lat-
ter in the category of her admirers, but her sis-
ters, Haney, Nast and I � �all say so.�         �He
is in love with you!� stoutly persisted Tommy,
who told Welles, in so many words, that he, Nast,
was, saying in response to the inquiry �Are you
in love with her?� Yes I am!�    Bravo Tommy!
He showed temper on provocation and would               
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