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THE CONFESSIONS OF A WIFE
HARRY SYMONE IS A FLIRT
After Harry had telephoned the
other evening that he was coming up
' to my rooms to take Eliene and my
self to the theater Eliene said: "That
is rather strange. I wonder how he
knew I was here. I don't believe he
has taken me to the theater on the
spur of the moment since our honey
moon five years ago."
"Take the goods the gods provide,"
I quoted, "and, above all," I added,
"don't let him see that you think
there is anything strange about it.
Husbands are shy animals who balk
at anything that looks like love-making
before a third party, even be that
third! party as sympathetic as my
.self." "We are not dressed for the the
ater," said Eliene.
"Gracious!" I exclaimed, as I look
ed over her exquisite imported after
noon gown of blue velvet and silver
tissue which contrasted luxuriously
with my broadcloth tailor-made and
lace waist. "If I had on your frock I
would think I was dressed for the
dressiest thing I was liable to bump
Eliene looked at me, smiling rather
"Do you know, Madge, I would give
anything in the world for your enthu
siasm and joy of living."
"You can't have mine, Eliene," I
answered, "but you can. .get a little
corner on enthusiasm and joy of your
own if you make a try for it.
"Just let yourself go. Don't be
afraid of laughing if something
pleases you. Don't be afraid of using
a slang word once in a while if it ex
presses just what you mean. Don't be
afraid of telling people that you like
them if you do and, above all, shut
your mind to worry and don't think
much about yourself."
As I said this the fact that I had
not heard from Dick since he went
away tluee days ago rose up and
smote me, for I know I had not slept
much the night before worrying
about it. But I resolutely put all this
aside and went to the door with a
smile as I heard Harry's step.
"Well, if ypu girls aren't the stingy
ones," he exclaimed, as he came in,
"flocking all alone here by yourselves.
Have you both forgotten you have
"Mine is out of town, sir," I mur
mured with a low curtsy.
"And yours is out of mind, I sup
pose," said Harry, turning to Eliene.
"WelJ, you know 'out of sight, out
of mind,' " said Eliene brightly.
"Are you ready?" he asked us.
"Wait until we powder our noses,"
I begged. .
"I can't understand why two such
clever women as you and Eliene want
to be always dolling up," said Harry
rather pointedly to me as Eliene
started for the bedroom. "Don't you
know with your brain and quick ap
preciation you do not need to be as
good looking as you are to be more
than usually attractive to any man?"
"But there are so many men who
can see and so few that are not
stupid," I answered softly.
I think-that will hold Master Harry
for a while.
(To Be Continued Tomorrow.)
(Copyright, 1914, by the Newspaper
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Aha! Teddy is now a grandfather.
Congratulations are due his daugh
ter, Ethel, who married Di. Kichard
Derby last April.