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	       Return to New York.
your object.   It set me watching you.   A pity,
Sally, that the same courageous little remarks
(I told her she was �a bold girl� once, and she
sometimes refers to it) should be equally effective
in Haney�s case as in Nast�s or Brown�s.�
She denied having complimented the former into
liking her.       I went on with my preachment: �You
see the sensible fellows and the fools act very
much alike in the matter, though from different
influences.  The fools are birdlined by conceit
and vanity, in the wise are often quick
sympathies and appreciation of womanhood which
develops their sensibilities to the verge of downright
sentimentality.     Between the puppyism of youth-
ful suitors and the sad experience, purchased
at the expense of freshness of the heart if not of
innocence, of older wooers, it�s bad for the
clever girls.�     Sally had thought so too.   Back
to the Troy House and supper, anon aboard the
Francis Skiddy.        The boat did not start until
near 9, and we sat on the upper deck watching
the city and river until then and for two hours
subsequent to our losing sight of the former.  I
suppose Mort Brown had had enough of Sally 
for he certainly left her to me all the evening,
as did the rest of the party.      It was a perfect-
ly beautiful night overhead, innumerable stars               
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