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Text for Page 150 [08-10-1860]

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	            His Prospects.
sometimes tell Sally that he feared she was no bet-
ter than a heartess flirt.         She told him that he
would find out there were other girls in the world;
that his feelings would change � that he was very
young generally.   He acknowledged the last fault
but would persist that his passion was the one
of his life      When he left for Europe, he said
he couldn�t realize that he was going away.  Like
Haney, he distrusted my confidential talks with
Sally and spoke angrily of the evening previous
to his departure, when I monopolized her.      �If
he had known what you were talking about, I
don�t know what he would have said,� added
Sally.   I asked her if the picture I then painted
of her possible future had much, or any effect,
on her behavior.     �I guess it did!� she said.
Clearly she does not love Nast, but she likes him;
his honest, impetuous passion has impressed her
favorably.      If he came back as much in love and
every way improved, he will stand a fair chance
of having an exceedingly clever girl to wife.  Both
her father and mother like him very much (which
would not influence Sally); papa Edwards wrote
to the �Ill. London News� in his favor.    Sally is a
puzzle to her father, who, inquiring privately of
Jack as to how Nast�s suit progressed, added, �who
would suit her?�       Mrs. E. is very discreet in               
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