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.and, palaver, ! will understand, that
she. has. good .sense. . .
"Give av girl a nice, clean piece of
-.paper, a bottle ot ink and a pen, and
she seems to just go crazy:, if. she
cares for. the man to whom he is
This man did, not tell me to Say
anything about a man who would
-read a letter written him' by a girl
who had an idea not only that he
cared for her, but also that he was
worthy of her love and good opinion.
A man who would read a letter of
this kind to a room full of .his fellows
should be made, to understand what a
dispicable cad he is.
This chap who writes 'to me, how
, ever, is quite right about the foolish
letter writuig habit. But it is ,not ,a
habit to which; women areaddicted.
Indeed, all .history, both ancient and
modern, tell of the foolishlet,terthat
men have written,, and you will, find
more "loveyrdovies" and "X. X.X.,"
that mean 'kisses, and suly "baby
talk'' signed by- men's names than
you could possibly find in a woman's
"What is" there about love?" asks
Heine,. who has been called Ger
many's greatest "lover, '."that makes
-the strongest ininded man into.the
silliest"" fool?" And if you' Tead 'Ue
daily papers, you will not wonder-that
he asked the question. .
Many "a man has had to pay and
pay well, in dollars as well as in ridi
cule, for the foolish letters he has
written, and they are not always love
letters. You can-hardly take up a
newspaper without seeing .where the
"deadly letter -writer" has gotten in'
his work. 1
I do not believe an adult human
being can be found who hasi not re
gretted, at some time or another,
writing' a letter. ,
It.may be one from a loving woman
to an unwoAhy man who has taken
the warm) tender words, which she
put down on paper, straight from hfer
heart and used, them to hurt her. - It
jnayibe .ajetter .full of. harsh;6rds
that would be better lef t-uhsaid. $
;may be a.secret that shpuldrtidtJiave
been told, arid putting it '.on .paper
makes it much worse.
It is better never to writea letter
than to writejorie that will :send you
five minutes'after you.have; mailed, it
to. the box, tdrsee.'if .you can dig it
out with your hatpin. ,;
Letters,, my'jdear girls, and young
men, are very ;dangerous things, with
the awful propensity of 'bobbing Tip
before your face when you;,leastk ex
pect them and making;ybu blush with
grief and. shame. ; - -,
So, gfrls,;wheh you feel;likewriting
a letter straight, from your.heart to
your best young man, go. ahead and
doit. Pourbji'typurvery soul. Say
as many foolish, loviiiglittle things
as you wish) "Get it oiittof rybur'sys
tem,";and theni be, silre'an'd burn the
letter up. ' , .. t
Don't askj the man ,tb, whom you
end it to "burn this." Remember,
one pf America's 'gretest iSta'tesmen
lost the; presidency, ' of, Vt.he United
States becaus6',he1:asked 'the, other
.fellow to- burnftbis" instead of burn-1
ing it before, sending ItJ.
& 0 ' ' ;:
Client So -the jury gave -me $20o.
That's great, eh?
Lawyer Yes, my" boy. You .don't
know; how badlyj j.eeded.itl ;,