[Manchester—Sunday, 9 July 1876]

Sunday. Breezy beautiful morning.

Widdie Booth and Nelly Eddy have begun their love passages. They are such old young heads, I hardly like to see it. Mrs Booth made us a long call. “O Nelly what does Susie look like said Widdie (Susie being the doll) has she her original arms and legs? (I think such lovers conversation at their age quite harmless). As they were playing in the hammock together they both fell out with force. They both jumped up a little frightened with their hands at their heads. Nelly said with an air of intense comfort and with no thought of crying “We have both hurt our heads in the same place haven’t we Widdie.”

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