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New York, Dec. 13. He is a bald
headed, sdber-minded, young Amer
ican, past the age of flirtations and
She is a silly, vain society girl:
He has just returned from four
years in Patagonia among savages.
He falls in love with her.
Shei already betrothed, makes a
wager that she can induce him to
propose to her.
She wins the wager. He is made
the butt of a whole house-party of
folks, who hear his avowal, hidden
in the corners of a fire-lighted room.
And then something happens.
He tells her just what he thinks of
her and of her sex at least of that
variation of her sex which she typi
fies. He tells her that her performance
has been simply a gratification of
vanity through sex appeal the only
gratification she knowahow to enjoy,
the only appeal she knows how to
He compares her unfavorably with
the women of Patagonia, whose hus
bands win them by picking them up
and carrying them off, and who really
are of some use to their husbands
after they've been carried off.
Enraged, she tells him that he
would better get himself ajyife that
way, if he thinks so much "of it.
So he does. He grabs her, stifles
her in a blanket, heaves her into his
automobile and dashes with her to
his hunting lodge in the Adirondacks,
Now, if there isn't a good theme
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