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THE CONFESSIONS OF A WIFE
DICK RESCUES ME
"Well, Madge!" said Dick as he
bent over niy chair where I was
combing my ,'hair this morning, "our
play-time is over. It's me to the of
fice and the grind once more. I'm
going to let you hunt a place to live.
I think we had better go to one of
the hotels, don't you?" - '
"Hotel life rather appeals to me,
for I never had any of it- until we
went on our wedding trip," I said.
"I will go immediately after break
fast, but Dick, have you any idea
what they will ask us for rooms?"
"Not the slightest, Margie. I pay
about three dollars a day for a room
and bath when I am on the road."
"Mercy! We can't pay those prices.
I want a little sitting room, a bed
room and a bath and it seems as
though we ought to get the whole
suite for fifty dollars a month."
"My dear girl, you will bd doing
well if you get them fora hundred."
"Well, we can't afford xnore than a
hundred for all our living expenses,"
I said firmly.
"Well, do the best you can, dear,
but don't go a shabby place even if
you have to pay a little more than
yoji think rights'
By this time we were ready to go
down to breakfast, Which, to my sur
prise, was quite an elaborate affair,
at which I was greeted with much
ceremony by Dick's mother and sis
ter. They eemed much surprised to
find me all ready to go out
"I thought Madge," said Mrs.
Waverly (I "have nqt yet been able to
call her mother) "that you would
spend today u looking 'over your
presents and writing letters of thanks
for them.",&lary hastaken off the
cards and it will not take long."
"I want Madge to get settled some
where before I go away, mother,"
said Dick, "and as I mdy have to go
away tomorrow, I told her -to start
right out and get the place."
"Aren't you going to find the place
to live?" asked Molly, in tones which
sounded slightly impertinent, and I
hastened to explain that I had wanted
Dick to help me, and he interrupted
to say that as he was going to be
away most of the time he thought he
would be suited if I was.
"I don't care where it is, Molly,"
he said, "if Madge is there."
"Dear, dear Dick," I said to myself
as I touched his hand, which was
resting Qn my chair.
"Well, Margaret," said Mrs, Wav
erly, "if you wait until this afternoon
Ell go with you myself. My heart
sank, for I wanted to go alone. Dick
came to. the rescue and said: "'That
will be too late. I'm going to take
Madge 'down with me."
"It was sweet of you, dear," I said
whe.n we were on our way to the car,
"to head off your mother because you
knew I would rather be alone."
"But I didn't-know it," was the
astonished and astonishing reply. "I
only thought I wanted you to go
downtown with me."
Wo men ever plan things because
they, think it will please someone else
on do they always arrange things to
It's a good thing that a woman
who loves a man is almost always
suited when he is.
(To Be -Continued Tomorrow.)
o o ' - u"
Youth in New York, accused of
stealing $76,800 from a Toronto,
Canada, firm, sneeringly declares,
"there's not that much money in all
Canada." He should have gone
further West, to where the land
boomers hold forth.
Fellow wants to know what's be
come of the boy vhd used to hitcb.
on the backs of ice wagons coming
home from school. Huh, he's been
jun over by an auto when he got off
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