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        and talk.           Train in England.
and licked him.  �He has his arm in a sling
and he looks like Barnum�s blue man!� deposes
Shepherd.     The man has really been insulting
and avoiding everybody, by dint of his bull-beef
assurance.      People didn�t like to get into a row
with him.   I go off with Shepherd to get my eye
painted at an artist�s studio.    (It is discolored,
but not anyway swollen or painful; the blow
fell rather on the inner side of the nose.)      Shep-
herd tells me all about the Blankmans; from
which it appears that the fellow is a Jew; that
he hangs on to his brother, the lawyer who mar-
ried the prostitute, getting $15 or $20 a week
from him; that the wife has some money, but
not much and that the whole lot are notoriously
low.       Haney called this morning, having heard
of my fight from Cahill, whom he met at the
big Republican meeting at the Cooper Insti-
tute, last night.         It seems generally conceded
that had Blankman got me at advantage as
I had him, he would have kicked, jumped and
stomped upon me, after the brutal American
or New York style of fighting; regrets are expres-
sed that I didn�t do the same.            Down town
in the afternoon.   Blankman didn�t show
at the supper-table.         With Boweryem to
the Academy to hear G. F. Train on the sub-
ject of �Rotten England!�               
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