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	          Brentnoll and Hill.
tiously and hurriedly packed up their baggage
paid Mrs. Boley and decamped to a Beach Street
boarding-house, taking the Englishmen with them.
Boweryem visited the house once, finding Hill in
Miss Martin�s room.        Since then it is understood
that the quartette has moved to Fordham.       The
Britons neglect their business, don�t appear at the
shop for days together.      Brentnoll is a coarse-look-
ing fellow, said to be educated; he sang blatantly
at the piano, loafed about on the sofas in the par-
lor during daytime and offended the women by
demi-rude speeches.     Hill seemed slow and res-
pectable.     Of course the women have the worst
suspicions of the intimacy, though Mrs Boley says
she don�t know of any visits to one another�s
rooms, that it may be only wilfulness and folly.
Anyway an edifying episode.       The proposed
trip to the Phalanx with Boweryem didn�t come
off, at which he may congratulate himself, for
these two women would certainly have done some-
thing to get him in disgrace with Mary Buckley,
to whom he says he is engaged to be married, or next
to it.           Out in the afternoon, down town.   Met
Welden and anon Banks.       A rain-storm drove
the latter and myself into a lager-bier place, where
Banks talked for an hour, among other things
giving me particulars of a row he had, at Pfaff�s,               
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