�Then he may stop three years!� I said. �So I
think!� she replied with a smack of petulant affection
characteristic of her. The two invited me to come
and see them, giving me a new Brooklyn address,
at which both of them, and at present their mother,
are residing. �It�s a long way off and you can
stop all night � I can find you a bed!� said
Alf�s Mary, who could not refrain from sportively
pulling my beard, as we stood talking and joking.
And so we parted. Writing during the evening.
Shepherd up. He has been living quietly with
a married sister in Jersey, recruiting his health
and looks the better for it. He left me to go in quest
of Cahill and they both came up at about 11,
when Shepherd and I talked Tennyson till mid-
night; he retiring to share Cahill�s bed.
The Geary�s left this house for furnished lod-
gings yesterday; a measure of economy I expect.
No doubt the grand assertions of the approbative
and cross-eyed tenor touching the big salaries he
got were simply Irish. Bradshaw too � the �boiled
owl� � as Cahill absurdly calls him, has gone off
to Boston. Not many boarders here at present.
9. Wednesday. To the �Mercury Office,� saw Whit-
ney and left two stories. To the �E. Post.� office, saw
Ripley; went to the U. S. Quartermaster�s office in
State street near the Battery, and ha after waiting