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	The Panurge of 132 Bleecker.
down-stairs in his usual pay-day condition, that
he had sent out for ale and desired my presence.
So I went, finding Jewitt and Softly in the
basement, beside the big stove, and Cahill, alterna-
tely merry and owlish, sitting in the reverse of
the usual position, on a chair.      Mrs Boley was
present, also.     We gossipped and drank.        I
learnt that the Gearys, stepmother and daughter,
had been up stairs, that evening, nominally to vi-
sit the Leahys, really to obtain a bonnet and
shawl of Mrs G�s, left as pawn for $5 default
in payment for board � which the charming
little Anglo-Irishwoman didn�t succeed in ef-
fecting, Mrs B. having �lost the key of the clo-
set� in which said articles were deposited. (!) Sub-
sequently we had welsh rarebits and more ale,
Cahill inculcating sobriety as the chief of the
virtues to the messenger, Jimmy, a nondescript
Irishman, a hanger-on to this establishment.
Cahill presently partially disappeared from sight
behind the table, sang stanzas and chorusses of 
patriotic songs, discoursed an infinite amount of
nothing and worse, and by 12, Softly and I
got him upstairs to bed.    I turned the key on him
after seeing him lay down, but he heard it, made
a row at Softly�s door and went out for more
ale, to return I know not when � anyway he               
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