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THE CONFESSIONS OF A WIFE
BEAUTY NEEDS CARE
(Copyright, 1914rby.the Newspaper
"Gee, but you're looking fine," said
Dick as his eyes wandered over my
We were sitting alone at our table.
Aunt Mary, bless her heart, seemed
. to know that ib was best for us to
be alone on this, our first meal after
our quarrel, and had made an ex
cuse that she was a bit tired and was
going to have her dinner in her room.
"Well, you see, Dick," I smiled at
him, "I have had about five dollars'
worth of beautifying done today and
I am glad you appreciate the fact."
"Dick's face rather fell. "I don't
think you need beautifying, Margie,"
"Yes, I do quite as much as you
need a shave and a hair cut occasion
ally. Of course, Dickey, I know that
men like to think that the women
they have 'picked' are blessed of the
gods and are superlatively lovely by
gift of nature and will stay so to the
end of time; but if you stop to think
about it your common sense will tell
you how f oolish this idea is.
"I look well in your eyes tonight
for two reasons: One is that have
been attended and groomed to the
last particular and made as perfect
physically as is possible with my im
perfections; the other reason of my
good looks in your eyes is that I am
a 'new woman' to you tonight.
"When you left me this morning
you left a woman that you nearly
hated and when you returned tonight
you looked and and found the woirian
you loved, and the one we love is- al
"Well, Mrs. Woman-I-love, what do
you say to a visit to the theater and
a little jamboree all by our lonelies?"
"I'd love it, Dick, if you will let
it be my party."
"What do you mean by your
"Let me pay the bills."
"Nonsense, my dear; I'll pay when
I take a lady out."
"Now, look here, Dick, let's have
this thing understood: There are
lots -of times when I would like to
go to the theater if you would escort
me and let me buy the tickets and
I think we would both, en joy it if we
could come to some kind of a work
ing basis on who should pay for our
"I'll tell you what, Margie; I don't
like to go about with you and have
you pay the hills."
"It's only a prejudice, my dear boy;
I you see you still have that 'wonian
bee' in your bonnet 'a woman must
be waited upon? ja woman must be
protected,' svomaamuBt never pay
out money for a man.? icky dear,
let's don't call me a worrta'n or you a
man 3et's call ourselves partners
and see what we can do. When I in
vite you t6 the theater or to dinner
it's up to me to pay for it,"
"All right," interrupted Iick; "but
I invited you tonight and spwith your
graceful permission I'll pay the
"Seems to me you are very serious
for a newly married pair," said a
gay masculine voice behind my chair.
"Why, where in thunder did you
come from, Jim? I thought you were
"Just got back. Introduce me to
your wife, Dick. I suppose she is
your wife; you have not been mar
ried long enough to tete tete with
any other woman."
"Yes, Jim, this is my wife. Margie,
this is my old friend "and pal, Jim
Edie you've heard me tell a lot
"I nope, Mrs. Waverly, that Dick
kept some of my dark past to him
self, for if he has not you may not
think I am good enough to invite into
your home and heart" t
"Hold on, Jimmie, ' said Dick wjta
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