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THE CONFESSIONS OF A WIFE
WOMEN DO STICK TOGETHER
. Chapter C.
I was so worried about Jack and his
note to me in regard to Miss Dunlap
that I forgot all about Kitty Malram's
letter until I came back from the din
ner" at the Symones.
I had not told Dick that Mrs. Ten
ney had called upon me, but after I
had read Kitty's letter I decided to do
so for, knowing that Dick had read
it, I was afraid he would talk it over
with Bill Tenney and I wanted him to
know that I had heard the other side
from his friend's wife.
Kitty's letter to me was much hap
pier than any one she has written
since she went away. She says: "I
have been thinking very seriously
about what you wrote mie, dear
Madge. In fact, I have taken a part
of your letter and hung it up beside
my mirror where I read it every
morning. You say.Tou can be happy
if you will, for happiness is a state
of mind and nothing in this world can
make you unhappy if you refuse to
be made so.'
"I guess you are right when you
say: 'Don't take life too seriously and
do not' unless you wish to be very
miserable take yourself too serious
ly.' And I have found out the truth
of certain other paragraphs in your
"When J came here I -thought I
should never smile again, but I have
learned that there is always someone
to smile with; someove to trust;
someone to love. If you find the one
you love is unworthy the only thing
to do is to begin immediately to be
lieve in someone else. If the one you
smile at does not return your smile
be sure the next one will. Remember
always that love begets love.
"Madge, dear, I wish T could tell
you how much your letters have
meant to me and how I think I am
beginning to understand all you in
ferred when you talked to me before
I came away.
"I know that Will Tenney is not
for me. Out here in this place, away
from the lights, the music, the lux
uries, that I always associate with
him, I know that both he and I were
wrong that marriage vows are not
lightly to be broken and that the
words 'let no man put asunder means
women, too. ,
"lam doing a little settlement work
and I am much interested in it.
Teaching others to make the very
best of things and themselves means
that I am learning to do so myself.
"I have met a splendid man in the
Rev. James Millbank and he too has"
given me a clearer vision of life from
the same point of view that you
"Nowadays I do not go to my room
after dinner and wonder who of my
acquaintances are in the restaurants
or at the theaters; instead I am get
ting up amateur heatricals and teach
ing the girls- and boys in the settle
ment how to dance."
"Wouldn't it be funny if Kitty Mal
ram turned Bill down for a preach
er?" said Dick as he saw that I had
finished the letter. -
"I do hope she will, Dick," I an
swered, "for I think it will do Bill
Tenney good to suffer some of the
pangs he has made his wife suffer.
She told me all about it yesterday."
"What!" shouted Dick.
"Yes, Mrs. Tenney came to see me
and I told her about poor Kitty and
both she and I agreed that while Bill
was net wicked he was desperately
weak and in the Kitty Malram affair
as in many others of which Mrs. Ten
ney told me was absolutely to blame."
"Good Lord!" ejaculated, Dick.
"And yet they say women do not
(To Be Continued Tomorrow.)
Kansas is reported to have 15,000
widows. That ought to be an induce
ment to new settlers.