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	Her Regard for Sally
paring little dainties when the girl is sick, ar-
bitralily insisting on Sally�s indulging herself.
A word or smile is ample payment for all.
When engaged in scrubbing or other domestic
drudgery, if Sally passes, the maid will ask
her, appealingly, to �say something� to her.  �I
make a little joke, then,� said Sally, �and she is
quite delighted.  She says I�m the only one who
treats her as if she had feelings.�         She would
give Sally presents only she supposes the girl
wouldn�t accept �em.     Her estimate of Sally ar-
gues a curious amount of acuteness and simpli-
city.    She thinks her �very simple� and cautions
her against being �put upon� by servants, when
she is married, to which she advises her, sus-
pecting that she has some affair of the heart which
makes her lonely and unhappy and which the
maid would fain be admitted to, having told
her young mistress all her own.  She believes
Sally would be capable of loving very dearly �the
right kind of man,� but deplorably unhappy in
case of a mistake, and has puzzled herself to
discover �who it is,� reckoning up, severally, the
visitors to the house.         Haney, she thinks, very
amusing, me she approves of, Jim Parton she
is enthusiastic about.        She heard him talking
in behalf of servants, a subject he is eloquent               
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