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                  Leslie�s: and Hayes.
him.  Nevertheless we got on capitally.  He used
to frighten Hamilton by pretending to have sent
off drawings of great interest, and rather
despised him.   Hamilton would be ravenous-
ly eager to see Schell�s sketches, would
praise them and wouldn�t have minded hook-
ing ideas from them, as he didn�t scruple
to do editorially.    Some of his own drawings
were preposterous, none artistic, yet they
were generally inserted in Harper�s, causing
shouts of laughter when returned to us.    I
found the draughtsman was sensitive and
hardly relished such chaff and horseplay
as he occasionally experienced   Schell would
practise upon his apprehensions or vanities 
with a gravity that was inexpressively waggish.
  Hayes, the youngest of our party, was a char-
acter.   A tallish solidly-built lad with a
turn-up nose, rather staring blue eyes
and a good-natured ingenuous wondering,
inquisitive expression of countenance, he
appeared so very juvenile that, with the
exception of A. G. Hills, his rival, we all liked
and laughed at him.             Between the two, as
between their newspapers, there existed a
most comical rivalry, the elder dreading and
distrusting and using every means to get
ahead of his junior, with a pertinacity at               
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