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            Return to Charleston.     Balzac.
whom Babbage spoke not praisingly.   Waud
and I had coffee with Babbage at his rooms,
then adjourned to the hotel, from which after ob-
taining necessary sketching materials W. Waud
set off to return to Sullivan�s Island.      I scored
up diary for ten pages, then wrote a letter to the
Post and one to Haney remaining in my room
all the afternoon, and till the usual time,
when I received a letter from Mary Anne,
inclosed in a brief note by Boweryem and one
from Haney, the latter informing me that
money ought to have been sent to me by the
Post on last Tuesday.       Acknowledged receipt
of letters by a hasty line, then down town.    At
the Courier Office awhile, returning with Car-
lyle in an hour�s time.     Meeting Bryan of the
telegraph who whispered him, Carlyle presently
told me of a negro�s having brought in a report
of a strange steamer on the coast, having rowed
some miles on his own responsibility to convey the
news to his master.        Of course Carlyle instan-
ced this as an evidence of the attachment sub-
sisting between master and slave.    At the hotel.
Read the whole of Balzac�s Petty Annoyances of
Married life in bed, waking up at 2 to conclude
that diabolically clever and infernally knowing book.               
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