a very small matter while talking to
my aunt about it. Some girls lie
abouf fiances they cant get. But
here -was I stalling about theone Fve
got nailed down and ready to place
Of course, I wrote to Cuthbert,
telling where I was, and how the
scenery was very restful and that my
aunt's ducks and chickens were the
cutest things, and so forth. But I
didn't say anything about when we
were going to get married.
Guthbert came racing there pretty
quick and found me trying to forget
him at the skating rink. My, he was
sore! He demanded an explanation
which he didn't receive.
didn't know what to say.
Finally, he said: "Now you set a
date right now, or this affair is all
"So soon?" I gasped. Cuthbert'
repeated that was his ultimatum.
I had ntf answer ready. So I just
told him I'd come home and marry
him right away.
(To Be Continued Monday.)
THE CONFESSIONS OF A WIFE
i Fail to make dick comfortable
Yesterday was the anniversary of
my dear mother's "death. I have al
ways gone to her grave on that day.
I did not tell Dipk I was going, as I
did not want to bother;him with my
sorrow which he, never knowing my
mother, could scarcely appreciate.
As things turned out it would have
been better if I had told' him when he
left that I was going to the cemetery.
"We must oyer-to mother's- to din
ner,' he said as; ftelefl. me.- "You
meet me there?at'8iTo'clb6k!?
"Be sure and telephone your moth
er that we are coming." . '
"Why don't you- telephone,
Madge?" he masked .rather impa
tiently. "Oh, Dick, I can't do that. .1 really
don'Jb know your mother -well-enough
to inform her that! am'golngtto dine
with-het without Invitation."
"Oh, these women1" 'exclaimed
Dick. "Must they always stand on
ceremony? You don't, think for a
moment that mother will make any
more difference for you than: she
does for me; do you?"
I was silent, for I did not want to
tell him that I knew she would:
"Well," he said impatiently, "I'll
telephone' her if you think it' is neces
sary. I am going to be very busy with
Selwih today mapping out abseiling
campaign, but IH be there not later
After Dick left I knew that I had'
done wrong in not acceding to his
request to telephone his mother.
Just because I was sensitive and
felt she did not like me very well are
no reasons why I should not have
done my duty to, Dick. He went away
thinking that I was going to be here
all day doing nothing and that for
some fancied coldness on the part of
his mother I would disarrange all his
plans and burden his mind with a
telephone' message, which in itself
I guess I have as much to learn as
he in this marriage business.
Here I am always picking up all the
little things he does most of them
through thoughtlessness and just
to save my pride I was refusing to do
something that would materially add
to his comfort.
This is not following Mrs. Selwin's
advice to remember my husband's
comfort always, for I sent Dick off in
a very uncomfortable state of mind.
I was detained at the hotel all the
morning and did not get starfed for
the cemetery until after lunch.
I had t ostop at the" florist's, as I
I have always put a bunch of pansies;
which was my dear mother's favorite
flower, on her grave on the anniver
sary of her death, but, for the first
time in all .the long years I had been
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