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we never forgot you, papa. See."
The speaker ran to a stand in an
alcove and took up a framed photo
graph of Martin.
"Every night aunt-mamma makes
me look at younpieture and say my
little prayers. Then she cries and
kisses the picture."
Mae's face was flooded with
blushes. She trembled all over.
"I know about about your love
and sacrifice for for Dorothy,"
spoke Lewis Martin in a husky tone.
"She told me too late. You are one
of God's grand women!" '
His hand clasped her own. Now
Lora looked up, and in the glance
that swept from face to face there
was no shadow of another parting.
(Copyright by W. G. Chapman.)
THE CONFESSIONS OF A WIFE
MISS FAIRLOW CALLS
As we sat at dinner at the B
hotel, Dick asked, "Have you heard
yet from that mortgage you .said the
money your father left you was in
My appetite suddenly left me, as I
thought the time had come.
"Yes, it fell due only the other day;
the money's over in the bank now."
"Well, we'll go and get it tomor
row, and I'll buy the stock in our
company that I told you President
Selwin had offered me."
"All right, Dick," I said, trembling
ly, "but before you buy any stock I
want to talk a little about our
"I thought we had that all out in
New York!" and Dick's mouth tight
ened and that gray look came into
'Oh, did we?" I asked joyously;
"then I'll get the $5,000 and you can
buy the stock."
For, as I remembered that talk in
New York, I had offered Dick $5,000
out of the $6,000 my father had left
me, and I had explained that I want
ed to keep in the bank- for an emer
gency the other $1,000 and the $500
I had saved. But Dick remembered
"Why, Madge, you told me that
you had $6,000 in that mortgage and
I understood that you had $500 more
put away somewhere. I told Morton
I would take sixty-five shares, and
that will take the whole $6,500."
"But, dear, I distinctly -told you
that I thought we should keep sonie
money where we could get it quickly.
Suppose either you or I were sick
or we had other calls upon uS for a
sum of money in a hurry? And I
cannot get used to the ideo of not
being perfectly independent."
As I said this the last vestige of the
"belonging" feeling went by the
boards. A woman wants to belong to
a man in love to give herself to him
unreservedly, and before marriage
she imagines that this will cover all,
but very soon she finds that she can
love a man with all her heart and
soul, and yet she must follow her
head when it comes to the business
After we ban finished dinner Dick
said: "Let's go up to our room,
Margie, and get this thing threshed
out I am sure you will be sensible:"
"What do you mean by sensible?"
I asked; "agreeing with you?"
"In this case, yes," answered Dick
without a smile.
Just then as we left the dining
room Eleanor Fairlow came to meet
"How do you do, Dick and Mrs.
Dick,'" she said in a perfectly calm
manner ana sne smiled and gave bothi
hands to me, thus making it ppssit
to ignore Dick s outstretched-.
"You see," she said to him, anc
looked him straight in the eye
she said it. I have fallen m love
your wife, Dick, at first sight
mean to be good friends with hej
she will let me."
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