The Company at 745.
zed me by the arm and gave me a whispered
welcome back. Set off down Broadway with
mixed feelings to the dear, familiar house. Jack
answered my ring. They were all sitting down
to tea; I got a great welcome and joined
them. Haney, his face swollen and bandaged,
his throat affected with an abcess, which Blake-
man had recently lanced, could scarcely speak.
At 7, Nast came in. He had a little more
moustache, was cool in manner towards me
� I thought in reminiscence of a certain evening.
He took off to church with Sally, Eliza and
Jack, leaving Matty, Mr. and Mrs. Edwards,
Haney, Knudsen and myself. I went out twice to get
water-ice and ice-cream for Haney. Knud-
sen left, the church-goers returned, Anne,
George Edwards and Tousey junior came in.
I talked with Haney, Matty, Anne and
Mr. and Mrs. Edwards � very little with
Sally who, on her return, sat conversing with
young Tousey. Towards the close of the evening,
Eliza, Mat, Jack and Nast formed a
group in a corner, the two latter doing lingual
drolleries. I made some advances towards
Tommy, which he received, with evident distrust
or dislike, even manifesting an inclination