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These girls have braius, they have a
hundred intellectual and artistic in
terests, they live in flats, eagerly and
happily substituting tea for dinner.
They know nothing- in their natures
that gives them any imperious call.
On the other hand, they call imperi
ously, though unintentionally, to oth
No doubt having a heart is often a
great nuisance. If you have a heart,
sooner or later you get into a state of
drivel about somebody, who probably
doesn't drivel about you. Even if two
people drivel mutually they are de
plorable objects, but a solitary drivel
er is like a lone cat on the tiles and
is a positive nuisance.
It is only bachelors who can write
about love. Many new women have
no sense of sex. There are such lots
of baphelors who would marry if they
could have two or three wives, jiist as
there are lots of girls who would mar
ry if they could have two or three
husbands. All those laws about one
man-one wife were made by ordinary
people, and ordinary people are in the
There ought to be a small country
set apart for ridiculous people, and
anyone who could be certified to be
ridiculous should be allowed to go and
live there unmolested.
To be allowed only one wife has
evolved a very tiresome type of wo
man i a woman who is like a general
servant and can, so to speak, wait on
table, cook a little and make beds.
A great many modern women nev
er fall in love as I mean it at all. But
I would not have them not marry.
They often make excellent wives and
mothers. People make charming mar
riages without any love at all, if they
have affection and esteem and respect
for each other.
The new woman is a type in evo
lution. For a million years there will be
girls like my new .Dodo, and at the
end there will be another type of
woman, a third sex perhaps, who
from not caring about the things
which Nature evidently meant her to
care about will have become different.
But in the interval it is lonely now
and then for those who are not pre
cisely the normal type of girl.
THE CONFESSIONS OF A WIFE
DICK TAKES THE HELM
(Copyright, 1914, by the Newspaper
"Whatever is the matter, Margie?"
asked Dick, looking very much wor
ried as he burst into the room.
"Well, Dick, I have to tell you that
Jack married Mary Dunlap, or 'his lit
tle chorus girl,' as you call her, last
June before he' come to our wedding,
and when she was here with the com
pany she found that it would be im
possible for her to travel any more,
as she had to prepare for the, com
"Jack was almost frantic and he
wrote to me about it. I. looked her
up and found her in a little hall bed
room ?d immediately let Aunt into
the secret, as I knew she would be
happy to be of use to someone. t.
"She is a lovely girl, Dick," I said ii
as I saw his face darken, "and she-
loves him as much as I do you. 'Dear-
est, don't you know I would have
consented to a secret marriage if you
had asked me under the same cir- h
cumstances as Jack was in?" f
Dick's face cleared and he pulled
me over to him and kissed me.
"And I guess I'd have done just '
what Jack did if I had been in the
same circumstances," he said loyally.
That is Dick's greatest virtue in 1
my eyes. He is quite willing to see '
the other fellow's point of view.
Sometimes he sees It to the exclu- '
sion of the moral question as in the .
cases of Harry Symone and Bill Ten!-