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Text for Page 106 [11-13-1860]

          And Opinion of Matty and Eliza.
on and exults: �Didn�t he stand up for us,
though?�  All the rest of the visitors she has no
opinion of � they are �froth� she says.      Sally
confessed, in answer to my inquiry, that it touched
her, that it was delicious to find this rough-hand-
ed, plain-spoken woman insisting on forming
another than the family estimate of her, not think-
ing her cold and unaffectionate, but a girl need-
ing love and kindness and sympathy.    �And then
I thought how silly I was!� she added.          Matty
the maid would have liked, but for her at-
tempts at sarcasm, her face won upon the
girl, at first, as it does upon everybody.   �She
had better drop that habit, or she�ll make every-
body hate her and be miserable,� comments the 
Scotswoman, �nobody does like her but her mother
and John.�             Indeed Matty�s natural r�le
should be that of a kind, pretty girl, nothing
more, nothing less, male listeners and lookers-
on would credit her with all the rest.  But there�s
been so much of a stimulating nature occurring
in the family for the last year or two that, partly
in consequence, partly out of jealousy of Sally
she has been forced into a character which sits
badly upon her and affects others unpleasantly.
I have marked its growth myself.          Eliza,
the Scotch damsel likes pretty well, but says               
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