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Text for Page 040 [11-02-1861]

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	        Exit �Waiter-Girls.�
tells them so.    On Friday evening, after our 6 �
o�clock meal, when I am sitting at work in
my attic, I hear the girls laughing and romping
with Halsted, below before going out to their
evening labor.   That night at 12, they came
home, having left the key of their room door
behind them, and Boweryem very gallantly
helps them over the top of the door between the 
front and rear apartments � there is a stopt-
up passage with closets on either side, 
under the stair-case � kissing the younger (as
he boasts with a gay air in the morning!) and
obtaining a promise from her of writing to him!
Old Jewett, hearing the noise, comes down to
assist or look on.    In the morning the perform-
ance has to be repeated.       This afternoon the 
girls pack up, the elder (who has told Mary
the robustuous that she is a widow and has had
a baby) denouncing the ladies of our establish-
ment as �a pack of played-out Irish wh___s!�
and indulging in similar violent representa-
tions.    However they go off quietly in a car-
riage and despite the tremendous rain storm;
and three hours afterwards, while my bed
is being made,  Shepherd and I descend
to it, as a cheery fire is burning there, which
we like so well that we remain throughout               
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