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	The Servant-Girl at 745.
by his advice, not had the tooth extracted, sub-
mitting to leeching for relief.)    What the girl
told me about their servant is curious and amu-
singly illustrative of how we are judged, summed-
up, liked and disliked by a class which we are
not over prone to accredit with acumen.   This
servant is a Scotchwoman with a temper of her
own, often �as [word crossed out] saucy as she can be� to her
mistress or to others whom she has no liking for,
especially to Mrs Honeywell, Charley�s mother.
When that lady (who has a bonnet and cap store
in the upper portion of the premises) sends down to
the basement to borrow a cup, a saucer, any
small article, the Scottish damsel responds with
the curtest of replies, saying that the required
utensil is �engaged� that �the family� need all their
crockery &c.         Mrs H. is an Irishwoman and
the girl hates her.       She has little love, either, for
the rest of the family, excepting only Sally, her
she is devoted to.      At first, she naively confes-
sed, she thought her very distant and lady-like
and wondered if she would ever be friendly and
familiar.       She thought too, a la Susan Nipper,
that Sally seemed alone in the familyx and un-
cared for and told her so, adding that �them�s
the kind she always took to.�   She will do any-
thing for Sally, delights in coddling her, in pre-
  x Sally remembers crying over �the Ugly Duckling� in her childhood.               
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