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down comfortably in the kitchen at the back of the refreshment room; but he seems to enjoy himself & is evidently under the impression that his presence adds a certain amount of weight to the dignity of the place. He seems to be of the mechanic type, not intelligent, but amiable. When the daughter enters into a little brisk raillery he follows it closely with all attention & helps her along with a smile & a word while not comprehending one word that is spoken. She is pretty, intelligent & fairly well educated, judging by her pronunciation of French. To hear her speak English brokenly is in itself a delight. Half a dozen words she will speak like a native & then a

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