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	        Sally on Matty.
her policy of men-interference in all of these af-
fairs, but I do not doubt that she would pre-
fer Nast for a son-in-law.             Sally�s
first serious admirer Truman Bonesteel, was
very much in earnest, stricken from the first.
When he came first to the house, to a dance
one evening, at which I was present, he request-
ed his sister to introduce him to Sally, singling
her out.    The girl commented, more than once,
with real surprise and a jot of contempt, at his
not preferring her prettier sister.     �Matty had
on such and such a frock� she said, �and she
did look lovely; it was just the tie when her
face had that bloom upon it � you remember?�
(I did and do, very well; Matty has been
far prettier than she is.)   Sally admires her
sister�s beauty, admitting a spice of jealously
so frankly that it proves there�s little of it.
I think women can be enthusiastic in praise
of the faces of their own sex, contrary to the 
common opinion that always makes them blind
to such.            Bonesteel went to California in
love with Sally and at the last advices, was
not yet recovered.    I remember his going off;
he kissed the girls formally in the passage, which
they hardly liked, or Jack either, though �as he
was going away� they didn�t want to hurt his               
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