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of the crowds that thronged its pavement.
The majority of the promenaders were officers, their uniforms contrasting brightly with the more quiet dresses around.
While many of them were strangers, and the peculiarities of every State showed in the faces that passed in rapid panorama, yet numbers of Richmond boys came back for a short holiday; almost every one bringing his laurels and his commission.
My friend, Wyatt, had kept his laughing promise, and showed me a captain's bars.
General Breckinridge had found him hiding in the ranks, and had added A. A. G. to his title.
Knew it, old man!
was his comment--Virtue must be rewarded-merit, like water, will find its level.
Captain Wyatt, A. A. G.-demnition neat, eh?
Now, I'll be here a month, and we must do something in the social line.
I find the women still industry mad; but the sewing-circles get up small dullabilties- danceable teas, as papa Dodd abroad calls them.
They're not splendid to a used — up man, like you — not P