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Text for Page 117 [04-20-1861]

	     A Kitchen Scene.
and his shortness of stature.       After supper, ha-
ving occasion to go into the kitchen, I found
the servant girls all deploring in chorus the
expected departure of Boweryem.   They used to
grin and giggle at his dictatorial ways, but have
got to like him very much now.   When I told
�em they must all three give him locks of hair,
Mary, the good-humored robustuous chambermaid,
declared she would part with all of hers to save
the little man from being �kilt.�        To them
entered a butcher-youth of juvenile aspect, with
narrow red, white and blue ribbons, crossed over
the apron which shielded his patriotic breast.
He was greatly excited by some news, afterwards
proved bogus, of fifty of the Seventh Regiment
being killed in Baltimore, of their killing ten
times that number of their adversaries, and
he announced his intentions of volunteering at
which the Irish girls set up a howl of mingled
lament and admiration.           After an hour�s 
writing upstairs, I turned out again, and at
10 o�clock, called at 745, thinking to find Haney
there, on his return from Partons.    But only
Mr and Mrs. Edwards were present.     Stayed
half an hour or more, then looked in at Pfaffs.
(I had met George Arnold and Clapp, this mor-               
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