Cahill knows her address. He says John
Wood wished to be �great with her�, to use a
Charles 2. phrase, but Josey, though not at all ex
clusive, didn�t comply.
28. Thursday. In doors all the lovely sum-
mer�s day, drawing. Cahill up, left him and
to Edwards�. A room full of folks, the girls, Haney,
Nast, Wells, Honeywell, Pillow, a Californian, Knud
sen &c present and a hop in progress. A fare-
well party for the girls, Jack, Knudsen and Nast
start for Grafton Centre to-morrow. Haney glorious
in a red neck-tie, made and given by Sally. Ahem!
I believe that she has been �spoken for� there, and
was favored with a queer sort of half-implied con-
fidence on the subject. What a delicious thing is
praise from the lips of a woman! Said Sally to
me, in the course of this little twenty minutes conver-
sation, �You know more than any body that comes here.
Not perhaps that there�s of use here� (in America
� in pushing one�s way in life) �but books and
that. It�s as good as a book to hear you talk
sometimes. � I can�t tell how this pleased me,
as, honestly, I hadn�t thought they � or she � discrimi-
nated me anyway. Matty, being very plainly
dressed didn�t look so pretty as usual. Eliza
was pretty and pert.
29. Friday. Non mi recordo as to particulars.
Principally drawing, I fancy. Cahill up in the