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THE CONFESSIONS OF A WIFE
A REAL HEART SECRET
(Copyright, 1914, by the Newspaper
Enterprise Association.) "
When Dick came home last night to
dinner he acted as thought nothing
had happened. He asked very particu
larly about my health, however; said
he knew I was tired out and nervous
an,d hoped I could get away soon to
visit JEliene, as I looked pale and
I wonder why a man always thinks,
that when his wife voices her annoy
ance or hurt at his conduct he al
ways attributes it, not to his own
wrong doing, but to hecjihysical con
dition? "You would not talk this way if
you were not all unstrung over the ill
ness of Jack's wife and Eliene's trou
ble," said Dick to me after I had told
him that he had killed my faith in
The whole episode may be just as
he told it. He may have intended to
go to dinner and spend the evening
with his men friends. The telephone
from the Morris' may have come later
and he may have excused himself
from his friends and met the Mor
ris' for the evening. All this may have
been perfectly true, but the fact re
mains that when I asked him if he
had a good time with his men friends
he said "Yes," allowing me to infer
that he was with them all the even
ing, and he would have never told me
about the trip in the Morris' motor
had I not learned it from over the
"It is a dreadful thing you have
done, Dick dear, and I am not sure
it is not worse for you than for me.
Yoji have taken the faith and abso
lute" oonfi(Jence in your integrity of a
loving woman and thrown it away on
an evening's pleasure with people
who care very little for you and for
TOhnm vnu Mro locc
"I don't believe you would do these
things, my dear, if you realized what
it meant to you and your future life.
"You would not salve your con
science with the idea that it is a mat
ter too trivial to talk about and that
I would not be hurt about it if I were .
not all tired out and nervous.
"To me, Dick, it is a tragedy, for I
know tfiat never again will I believe
in you implicitly. I shall be always
asking myself: 'Does this sound
true?' 'Is there any reason why he
should tell me something that is not
true or keep from me something that
"I expect, little book, if I were to
say to Dick what I have been writing
here he would say that -my nerves
were paying me false-and that I was
making mountains out of molehills'.
But I am sure that many a married
man could find just what I am telling
you engraven on the heart of his wife.
"She doesin't tell it to him, for he
belittles her hurt.
"She doesn't tell her friends or
family, for her pride forbids her to let
them know that her husband has
broken trust with her.
"And I am just like the rest, little
book I met Dick half way when he
inquired about my health; told him
I was very tired and did not refer to
the matter of his going out with the
Morris' at all. I made up with him
on the surface and after dinner we
went over to te Selwins.
"The sight' of Mrs. Selwin always
calms me. But all through the even
ing one thought kept running
through my head:
" 'I wonder if Eleanor Fairlow was
with that Morris party.' "
(To Be Continued Tomorrow.)
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