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THE CONFESSIONS OF A WIFE
LOOK FOR A HOME FOR TWO
, Chapter XXIII.
"Yqu are looking mighty nice this
morning, Madge," said Dick as he
A turned to me in the car. "I bet you're
glad to get home."
"Of course, I am, and I'll be still
gladder when we get settled all by
ourselves somewhere. Let's get off
here and walk down," I said as the
car stopped. "I want to see the boule
vard." "Do you know, Margie, that you
are the most enthusiastic youth I
know? I wonder if you will ever get
experienced and blase."
"I don't intend to, Dick, if I can
help it. It is only when one loses
one's enthusiasm and illusions that
one becomes old."
As we stepped along we ran right
into Kitty Malram and you may be
sure, dear diary, I was glad I had on
my new dull blue duvetine gown.
Of course, I know it's awfully s,illy
to care whether Kitty Malram thinks
I am stingy or not and I ought to be
big enough not to mind, but, after
heating what she said at my wedding
I was glad to let her see that it was
not because I did not have a new
frock that I wore .my old one on our
"You're looking well," said-Kitty.
"You say that as though you ex
pected, .her to look il," said Dick,
"Where are you stopping? At
Dick's, house?" asked Tfctty.
(9 "Yesj but I am looking for a place
to live this morning.'"
"Well let me know, dear, as soon
as you are settled, for I want to be
among the rst to come to see you."
I saw her give my gown a careful
scrutinizing look as she left.
"Are you awfully fond of that girl,
Margie?" asked Dick.
''Well, I don't know just how fond
I am of her," I answered. "I have
known her ever since we were chil
dren. She is, like myself, an prphan,
but I think she had more money left
her than I at least she does nothing
and always seems to be having a good
time. I have found her not very sym
pathetic, but rather good fun."
"Humph," was Dick's comment, so
I know he don't like her.
I do hope Dick is not going to al
low himself to be prejudiced against
my friends and acquaintances. I am
going to try and like all of his.
When Diqk left me I thought I
would first go ntb the best hotel,
where I found the clerks very cour
teous. They showed me a dainty lit
tle suite, two rooms and a bath, for
which they wanted six dollars a day.
I did -not tell them that was just four
dollars a day more than I could af
ford to pay.
I don't believe-1 would like a big
hotel, but it was -rather pleasant look
ing at the rooms shopping for a
place to live is more fun than -shopping
I am not going to be in a hurry
with this business, even if I have to
stay .with Dick's folks for a few days.
I can stand it to be uncomfortable for
a few days while he is home rather
than be unhappy in some placej don't
like while he is away.
(To Be' Continued Tomorrow.)
During many qf the nights in Sep
tember the inhabitants of the island
of Heliogolaqd,are astir with big lan
terns and a kind of enormous butter
fly ne, the former' to. attract and daz
zle the migrating birds when they
come to earth to rest and the latter to
secure them. Mr. Seebohm, the great
authority on bird migration states
that he as known as many as fifteen
thousand skylarks to be caught on
the island in a single night.
China, too, has been hit. Price of
rice has jumped 5(T per cent since