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THE CONFESSIONS OF A WIFE
DICK OPENS MY MAIL.
It was late when I got back from
Dick's mother's yesterday afternpon.
Dick was already home and dressing
for dinner, as we had been invited to
dine at the home of one of his men
I found a number of . letters ad
dressed to, me on the table, and every
one of them had been opened! I was
simply furious and I grew more so
when Dick called. from the bathroom:
"We'll have to " hurry, Margie, if we
get to the Symones. for dinner at
"Dick, did you open my letters?" I
demanded, niy voice, trembling with
"Yes, they are all on .thte table. I
thought you-had broken off with Kit
ty Malram," he said rather belliger
ently. "I have not broken with. one of
my friends and I do not intend to, and
I want you to understand," Dick, that
my letters are private property and I
do -not like it at all to have anyone
"Why why why look , here,
Madge," stuttered Dick, "I didn't
know you were so touchy about a lit
tle thing like that. I kndw ybu did
not have anything in one of them that
I might not-see.""
"Well, if you knew it that is more
than I know," I said hotly. "Do you
think for a moment that' I shall tell
you all my friends' secrets any more
than you will tell me of the things
yoiir friends tell you. Talk: about
women' being curious, they are not
in it with men."
"For Heaven's sake stop chinning
about it .and hurry up and dressi"
called Dick. "Did you see what John
"I haven't seen what anybody
wrote me yet, but it's very probable
if your brother wanted you to see
what he wrote me he would have ad
dressed it to you."
"You bet he would and, Margie,
you better stay away from that
chorus girl.- I won't have you going
about-for a week with some girl from
the chorus of an Elsie Janis show."
"I don't know what you are talk
ipg about,"- I said as, I picked up
John's letter and this is what I read:
Dear Sister Margie:
Won't you do me a great favor?
Miss Dunlap, who is with Elsie Janis,
will be in your town all next week
and won't you,, like the bully pal you
are, show her a little attention? Poor
little girl, she is very much alone in
the company and I -know she would
be awfully pleased if you would go
and see her.
Use my name. Tell her you, are
my sister-in-law, for I don't mind
telling you, Margie, that Mary Dun
lap is the girl I am going to marry
as soon as I am out of college and
am earning enough to support a wife.
In the meantime she has to earn
her own iivj.ng, and she knows that
her only talent is for the stage.
She is a good girl, Margie, and she
tells me she loves me and is willing
to wait for me.
I hope you will not show this letter
to Dick until after you have seen her
and, -above all, don't tell him we're
engaged. He has the prejudice of a
man who has met some pretty lively
girls in other musical shows and
well, you know, Madge, I am bank
ing on you and I know you will like
Mary if once you meet her.
Do tnis for my sake. John.
'Nice kind of a scrape for John to
get info," said Dick, who came into
the room just as I had finished. "But
I'll wire him" there's nothing doing.''
"You'll do nothing of the kind," I
answered. "This is my business and
IH take care of it in my own way. I
consider your interference on par
with your opening of -my private
(To Be Continued Monday.)