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	Parton and Fanny Fern.
that Jim has no affection for Fanny, no admira-
tion of any sort, at any time.           I differ with
her; for I remember Jim�s peculiar letters to her
and his calling admiring attention to her meretri-
cious dressing.    He is very near-sighted; has,
I suppose, not much experience of women � its
a case of old Doctor Johnson and his �Tetty,�
over again.     This, of course, the sister, couldn�t
bear to suppose.    Jim�s weak, every way, accord-
ing to her testimony.   When she, Mrs. Rogers, first
saw Fanny, at the Christmas of 1858, cele-
brated at 745, she was so affected at the sight
of �that dreadful old woman, all dressed up so,�
that she escaped from the room, to burst into
tears.          Jim�s hegira, last winter, was design-
ned as �an experiment�; if he had cause to
repeat it, he asserted that it should be final.
�My God! what a deliverance!� Jim would
say, speaking of it.     There had been an infer-
nal row between him and Fanny, in consequence
of his staying late at the Edwardses.    Fanny
raved, swore, vilified and threw things at him.
She hated Haney, then, considering him �her enemy.�
When, pursuing Jim, she came to Rochester,
she sent a peremptory summons for him, at
night, from her hotel.       Jim was really ill, the
weather bad, so that Rogers told the messenger               
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