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	            The Landlady�s Pet.
by the agreeable Kinnes) is supposed to have some
occasional stock-broking business down-town; seems,
at times to possess money, but it�s very dubious
whether he pays for his board.    Little Mrs. Geary
used to declare that he did only for the first week.
He is as familiar and constant to the house as a 
cat, carves the meats, pares apples, keeps the
keys of cupboards and goes out marketting.  Mrs.
B. is certainly fond of the man, as is manifest
by her tendency to jealousy about him.  The amiable
Albert, her son, talked once about licking him,
when his mother threatened to turn him out of doors.
Her daughter, Mrs. Burtis, and the rest of the
family are all averse to Jewett; �they wouldn�t
mind if he were rich!� says our landlady,
who sits late with him in the parlors or basement.
  Phillips and Griswold have been constructing
some infallible scheme to break faro-banks and
make their own fortunes.     Griswold has been ad-
dicted to gambling for a long time; I think he
plays mightily.         The Mr. and Mrs. Phillips
consist of a New Yorker and his enormously fat
Canadian wife.      He has been a butcher, a restau-
rant keeper and, for anything I know to the con-
trary, a ward-politician and gambler.      He is
essentially New Yorkish in speech and manner,
and, the other day, at the dinner table, was               
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