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Text for Page 099 [11-11-1860]

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	Damoreau talks of
but never identified him with Granville until
I told him.         A bad actor, says Charley, a
snobby, supercilious loafer.     Whytal, on the
report of Mrs Winchester to Damoreau, has mar-
ried again.       It may be so, or may be a lie.
  Charley is going to try conclusions with his
wife.   She has not answered his last letter, where
fore he doesn�t remit the usual weekly money.
He declares his intention of only allowing her the 
barest sum, $6 or $8 weekly unless she incon-
tinently succumbs and resolves to be a wife, to
all intents and purposes � and to give her all
the legal trouble possible before she gets that.
He has now had twelve months of the responsibili-
ties of a husband, none of its privileges.       He
will say to her �take the children or let me
have them � do as you please � or go to the devil!�
For years she has been threatening separation,
he is willing to let it be so, now.         When the
prospect of putting her love for her children into
the shape of hard work � of which she has had
some experience � is presented to her, instead of
the sure receipt of $15 or $20 a week from
a man to whom she accords nothing but coldness,
he believes she will succumb and that he will
have one of the best wives in the world.   Otherwise
he shall avow his intentions of giving free char-               
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