had a welsh rabbit and ale, then parted.
O�Brien has been �distinguishing� himself by
a florid speech in response to the Queen�s health
being toasted by a Young Man�s Society! Irish!
24. Wednesday. Working, and I think
down town in the afternoon. Non mi recordo
as to particulars. Morris is out of the Pic,
and I�m editing it, Cahill as sub. I write
what I please at $7 per week � which will be
paid irregularly enough � Cahil does up the rest
at the office, including proof-reading, paragraphing
and �business�-noticing otherwise writing indirect
advertisements. Gun wrote Morris a letter,
and indeed bowed him out with all courtesy.
I set him at trying for the Ledger, sent him to
Haney for an introduction to Jim Parton, which
he, Morris, took to the house and presented.
He saw Fanny and Jim, Mort Thomson (who
denuded of his beard looked, Morris says, like
a fat German) and Grace. So palpable is
the �mutual affinity� between the two, that Mor-
ris asked me if Thomson mightn�t be projecting
a Mrs T. there? Of course I knew nothing to
that effect. Fanny and Jim, Morris sup-
posed, lived �very happy� together! How cheaply
those words are used. He got quite a friendly
reception. They are hard-up for visitors now.
25. Thursday. Working, hard. Down town in