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	Reportorial.   Blondin�s Egotism.
  14.  Sunday.  A ceaselessly wet day and
cold withal.  Sitting in my room with a shawl
wrapped round my legs for warmth, writing
account of the Firemen�s parade, from 11
A. M. till nearly 9 P. M. the rain driving
furiously against the window-panes and making
a transparent blotch on the blind,
where a pane is broken.    Boweryem with me
part of the time and all the evening.      At 9
turned out, down town in 6th Avenue car, slip-
ped M.S. into �World� letter-orifice and re-
turned up-town in the same manner, the rain
never pausing and everything dreary enough.
  15.  Monday.  Office.  But half my article
in paper, the rest probably crowded out, though
praised.  Stedman suspicious about it.    Off
up-town.  In the afternoon to Burton�s book
auction, anon to Jones� Wood to witness
Blondin�s final performance for the season.
This consisted of his walking in stilts along
his rope, which he effected in twenty minutes
space, traversing the rope before and after
in his usual manner.     I was with him while
dressing when the beggar talked about nothing
but himself, his feats and general impor-
tance.     Met Mort Thomson after, a �Sun�
reporter and was introduced to Harry Jen-               
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