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py Hour would be.
When, he came I hadn't made lip
. my mind. '1 didn't know whether I
wanted the engagement to be long or
short, or, to.fact, what to do with it
at all. I really -svasn't ready to face
Cuthbert again so soon. I stalled.
The maid came up' with the in
formation that Guthbertwas fever
ishly waiting- for.. m& "downstairs to
see if I'was'lhu ' Maggie is" one girl
in a million. She hadn't Tet on I waSj.
in thefcouse. "Sh-h-h!" I whispered'
"Tell him I'm not at home. Tell him
I'm taking a bath. Tell him anyv'
thing." I peeped and saw Cuthbert
walking away scratching his ear. I
guess it was some jolt.
It's funny. I had a great curiosity
to get engaged. But my curiosity to
get married isn't there.
THE CONFESSIONS OF A WIFE
DldOS HIGH HOPES
After the -STelwins Went away Dick
told me he i'eyetf, expected that they
would call upbri'-ns. He . said that Mr.
Selwm told .him that helt himself
getting old iid wias looking for new
blood to! inject enhusiEfSin in the
business.1 ' '
"He:"iriore than intimated that I
might gain the position of manager,"
said Dick exultantly.
"He spoke of you, Margie, and said
he himself attributed his "entire suc
cess in life to hj5'vvfe -e.said, 'Once
when everything looked -v.6ry dark for
me, when I had first organized the
book company and a rival concern
had hatched up a charge of con
spiracy and graft against me, and,
although the charge was ridiculous,
it worried me a lot, Mrs. Selwin never
lost faith! in me. She always contriv
ed to make me forget all about dis
arrangements and annoyances after
I left my office.' "
I thought of the little story that
Mrs. Selwin had told me, but said
If we can manage to live on, our
salary we canpay-for the restof o.ur
stock in about three years. My! Mar
gie, we'll be rich before we know it!"
"I don't think we ought to count
on 15 per cent every year, DicK, but
there.is.no reason why we shouJcLnot
live on your salary and save a, little
money, too. I do not believe anyone
should, live up to his. entire income?'
' Selwin said that .the principal rea
son, the. firm had determined to push
me ahead was the" fact that I had
accumulated $5,000 to invest. I did
'not tell them, Margie," said Dick,
with a quick look at me to see how
I would take it, "that I 'accumulated'
the five thousand when I 'accumulat
ed' my wife."
"It.. wasn't necessary, Dick, dear;
I am so glad I had it"
"You've still got it, sweetheart, for
you know I had all the stock made
Out to you" answered Dick quickly,
as. though he was afraid 'I would
think he wanted my money.
"I don't care who has it, Dicky, as
long as it is in the family," I said,
reaching up to kiss him and we
both laughed. .
After this Dick was so excited that
he could not gay any mpre attention
to the rooms and he only half heard
when I told him how I had put a cur
tain across the big closet, giving hirn
a part of it, and told him that one of
his big drawers and one of the little
ones in the bureau, were to be his.
I could see that he had already be
gun campaigns in a number Of cities
to-introduce his school books. ' It was
most interesting to me to see how
completely he had dismissed every
thing and every one from his mind
and filled it with hopes and plans-of
future business success.
I sa)v how foplish had been my
idea that he could think of me all
the lime, and I- understood for the
first time why he, seemed .to. be think.-