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Text for Page 126 [03-10-1863]

              book and doing other things to gratify
one�s vanity.     The evening went pretty
swiftly and soon the time came for 
parting.     Expressing a desire for the
�Bonnie Blue Flag� (which they are
not allowed to sell or the music-shops)
Mrs H. impulsively cut it out of a
bound volume of pieces and gave it
to me.     And, parting, took both of
her pretty hands to shake mine.     A
�God bless you!� from Harris and
I had turned my back on the pleasant
house for ever and found myself in the
quiet square.    Old Baxter overtook
me shortly afterwards and together
we walked up St Charles Street,
when a violent shower of rain drove
him into a carriage and me into the
Southern Restaurant, in one
of the boxes of which I found Powers
and another man I knew.   Powers
belongs to the war vessel Mississippi,
and was with Bill Waud in the               
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