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Text for Page 152 [08-10-1860]

	              A happy Day.
feelings by objecting.     Like Nast, Bonesteel used
to lie in wait for the girls when they took their walks
abroad, as Sally discovered, from the evidence of
his sister.    He hadn�t much in him, though, and
she ranks him just a little higher than Monroe,
her fourth suitor, whose manners and pretensions
were a current joke among the girls.     Haney�s
mistaken impression that Nast was taken with
Eliza seems to have been shared by others; indeed
little Tommy did �carry on� with the girl; her good
spirits and downright ways making her sympathize
with his youth.     None of the three were a bit afraid
of him; a thing to his advantage.          Haney�s posi-
tion and age, his secretiveness and lack of
demonstration, all told against him.
  Talking thus, and of much more, on we
rode, sometimes laughing merrily enough; I
for my part reciprocating Sally�s confidences by
a good deal of what I know of the subjects dis-
cussed.    A more picturesque road, or a lovelier
summer�s day could not have been.      How we
galloped through the hot sunlight, or walked
our horses under the refreshing shade of the road-
side trees! while the grand mountains rose
up to the right or left, stretching far away.
Once I got down to procure water at a pretty
house, on the door knocker of which was a name               
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