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THE CONFESSIONS OF A WIFE
AT LAST OUR FINANCES ARE ARRANGED
I am. certain that I am making a
mistake by being perfectly frank with
The professor with whom I once
thought I was in love said to me: "It
is theclever woman who does not let
the man she cares for know she is
It snapped one of the cords of in
terest between that man, for he was
peeved because I had proved my way
was correct and Lthought ha should
be big enough to accept from me as
I would from him.
I simply worried all day long be
cause I did' not know what Dick was
going to do about the check, and
when he came in tonight he acted
as though nothing had happened. He
kissed me fervently; handed me a
bunch of violets and announced that
he had tickets for the theater.
I accepted his mood joyfully and
put on one of my prettiest gowns and
' when I was ready Dick took both my
hands and held me off at arms'
"You certainly are a beauty,
Margie, but who would think looking
at your adorably mouth mouth ahd
soft, dimpled chin that you can be
such an obstinate little creature?"
I just reached up and kissed him,
instead of beginning all over again to
insist I was right, and then he put his
hand in his pocket and handed me
$200 in bills.
"What is this for?" I asked in as
tonishment. "Well, I want you to listen to my
plan. You know I listened to yours.
You can give me that check for $500,
and between us, we will save enough
to pay some more each year on a
$10,000 block of stock I bought to
day. "President Selwin was fine to me
and said he hoped some day to see
me in one of the most responsible
positions in the firm, and he allowed
me to take a big block of stock to
be paid out of our dividends and what
we can save. He also said that if he
might give me a little advice he would
suggest that) I have a part of my sal
ary made over to you each month,
because I might be away a lot this
Do you suppose, little book, that
Dick has forgotten that this was the
plan .he rejected with scorn when I
proposed it this morning?
"Do- you think Margie, that you
could pay our board and dress your
self on two hundred a month?"
"Oh, you dear, dear boy," I ex
claimed, "I have wanted you, to do
that, but I did not have the courage
to ask it."
"It hasn't seemed to me that you
lacked courage when you thought
you wanted me to do something,"
said Dick with that crooked" smite.
I did not say anything, but I won
dered if President Selwin had asked
him to send a part of his check to me
because he knew that money always
slipped through the dear boy's fin
gers. Dick tdld him the, stock was mine,
and, bless his dear heart, he had the
whole thousand shares made out in
Dick is wonderful in the big things
of life, and I'm a foolish woman to
let; the little things worry me.
(To Be Continued Monday.)
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