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THE CONFESSlbNS OF A WIFE
THE OTHER QIRL
Dick's sister Mollie is an "Iinp
o'satan," but I'll love hervif she will
let me. She is clever, and, if she is
propefly trained, will make, a brilliant
amj lovable woman. (I suppose that
Dick would say this was Mrs. School
teacher speaking At present she is
rather out of sorfeiwith me because
her d.arljhg brother married entirely
out of hi? set. '
When' she brought up Miss Pair
low I knew this was "thegther .girl"
the girl every one expected Dick to
marry. And when I looked into
Eleanor Fairlow's face I knew she
How did I know it? ''
Don't ask me, little" book of m,y
secrets. Every woman who loves a
man knows instinctively if another
woman loves him. I remember verv
well the first time 1 thought I was in )
love. I rushed into the principals
office one day Hhcf found" a woman
there. She was at the window with
her back to me, but I knew by the
way the rose on her hat bobbed and
nodded all the time I was talking to
him that she, too, cared for the man
In the same way I knew that the
girl looking up into my fa.ce as Mollie
said, "Madge, this is an'Qld friend of
Dick's and mine Miss Fairlow," that
she still cared for Dick.
Especially was this sliown when
Mollie said, maliciously: ""You see,
Eleanor, Dick was flbbing all tie time
when he said he did not like red hair."
"There is red hair and re'd hair,"
said Miss Pairlow, with,a smile which,
gave to her dark face, with its won
derfully speaking eyes and somewhat
full, sensuous mouth, a rare beauty.
I wonder why Dick did not stay in
love with her, for I knew that no man
with red blood in his veins could be
near that provocative mouth for long
without an irresistible desire tQ kiss
the warm red lips -and lay his cheek
upon the ripples of that midnight hair
as luminous as the glistening feathers
of an eagle's wingr in the sunlight.
I like Eleanor Fairlow. She is a
proud woman; a clever woman and a
"VYomanvthatT shall enjoy to call my
friend. When I -sensed her warm
hand-clasp T-feltshe was big enough
not to blame me forthe.loss of Dick's
'1. am awfully glad to know Dick's
friends, " I said as Mollie left us, "and
I hope I shall see much of you."
"I am leaving town for a while,
but when I return I shall only be too
glad to welcome Dick Waverly's wife
among my close friends."
"Bravo!" 'I said' to myself, "you're
true blue and I'm going to like you
even.beterthan I thought."
I wonder if I could have risen tn
the same height if I had been the one
qeeercea ana sne tne one -wno had
At the thought all my philosophy
fell- away from me and" a "wave pf
primitive passjon enveloped me.
Dick Wfl5 minn ''mv'man" ;,
was his woman.
Dick was mine, "myman" just as I
as nis woman.
Nature called and everv hit of hlnnri
in me answered.
What matt'er whether that other
girl loved him still or he had loved
her once. He knew, as I did, the day
we met that whatever had gone be
fore rwas b'ut a shadow of a dream;
that there was nothing in thia whole
world for either of us but the other.
(To Be Continued"Tomorrow.)
Bunch of Frepch 'scientists are on
the brink of making an announce
ment that they are hot on the trail
of the anti-hair germ. Rejoice, oh ye
Wife Oh, William, dear, do order
a rat-tran to be sent home todav'
Husband But you bought one last
week. Wife. Yes, dear, but there's
k rat in'it!"