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leans criticize me?" asked Gaby. "I
read of gentle women over here who
marry beasts of men because-of their
millions. .Of mothers selling their
youthful daughters to bad men for
millions. Then I look at myself earn
ing my own fortune and say:
" 'Money js the bWt shield against
"So I take all than I can get. I give
"I am mercenary. I do love money.
That is because I am just. Just to
myself, which is the highest form of
justice., There is no justice' in that
foolish sentiment which prompts
some women to sacrifice themselves.
Once sacrificed; they become nothing
but s.laves-or Tn'iserable's.' It s weak
"I canjove. When I have all I want
I will marry. It will be for all time.
Gaby will never figure in a divorce.
'len of the world say that I am
cold-blooded. No, no, no, that is not
so. I am cold-blooded' to them be
cause I don't dance to their piping.
"Meh say, I am beautiful,- that I ant
magnetic. Beauty goes, magnetism
fails. Money alone remains, if you
"The world will take all a woman
has, and give her nothing in return
if she asks for nothing. But let her
fix a "price and stand by it and the
world will give her all she wants and
even ask to give her more.
"There is nothing in the world that
cannot be bought, and' there is noth
ing, if you fix a price for it and make
the -world think that it wants it, tha
you cannot sell."
THE CONFESSIONS OF A WIFE
THE DOUBLE STANDARD
j Chapter LXIII.
Dick hardly; Said a word as we
Mollie, he and: I went downtown on
the car. '
Mollie looked as. sweet as possible
in her new furs and, although she
said nothing, I knew by the way she
cuddled up against me and slipped
her hand in mine that she was very
glad things had turned put jus as
As we went to one of the larger
hotels for dinner, I got a chance to
tell Dick: "For pity sake don't act
so glum," and he brightened up.
When we got our seats at the table,
before fie could order, I said: "Mol
lie, dear, this is going to be your
party. What will you .have for din
ner?" ' .
"Can I order anything I want?"
she asked, with sparkling eyes and
looked so pretty that even angry
Dick gave her an admiring glance.
"Anything, little sister."
"Well, do you know I never ate any
artichokes and I've always, wanted
some." " '
"They're not fit to eat," .broke in
"Sometimes we. want to judge
things for ourselves, my dear. What
else do you want, Mollie?"
"I don't care what else I have,"
she answered. Before Dick could
speak I called the waiter.and ordered
planked steak. I knew that would
please him and I determined he
should think I was-trying to please
him aswell as Mollie, who was look
ing about with the frank curiosity of
the young girl who hears much
about the pleasures of the music and
the bright lights, but enjoys them sel
dom. Just then a masculine voice said:
"Hello, Dick," and" I looked tip to see
Will Tenney 'close to our table. I
was curious to see how Dick would
greet film, for I remembered tfiat
only a few evenings beforer-he fiad '
been very angry with me for speaking
to Kitty Malram; just because poor
Kitty happened to be fining with
"Why, hello, Bill!" said Dick most
cordially. "Had .your dinner yet?"
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