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rather die thai; to tell them to anyr
one but you, my dear diary) :
No one, if I do say it myself, could
have been more sympathetic and
helpful to all of Dick's family than I.
I have given all of myself not only to
Dick, but to Aunt Mary, Mollie, Jack.
Mother and Dad" "Waverly whenever
they needed me, and here, Mary steps
in and, because she has lost her baby
which she ought not to have had at
all, the whole family is ready to fall
down and worship her.
, Jack is, of course, adoring, which
is as it should be, but he is much
more demonstrative than Dfck has
ever been, and sometimes it hurtsvme-
a little when I think hqw almost al
ways Dick takes everything I do and
say as a matter of course, while Jack
seems to think that no one in the
world could ever-do as fine as Mary,
who is just lying in her bed at the
hospital anT taking everybody's
adoration with a very sweet smile.
Mollie has not said much about
Mary yet" I have a feeling .she will
never be as great friends with her as
she is with me, for, notwithstanding
Mary has been on the stage, yet she
is singularly conventional in her man
ner of thought, and Mollie, God bless
her, is as original as she is clever.
Mollie has the making of one of
the most splendid ot-women or she
may bring abouf the greatest of ca
tastrophies, and Mary is one of those
lovable little women who never steps
on anyone's toes, because they never
walk out of the beaten path or try
to pass anyone.
I am too independent, too aggres
sive to gain universal love. Those
who love me; however, love me very
much and those who do not like me
hate me. I don't believe anyone is
ever indifferent to me.
Just now everybody is talking
about Mary's apartment, and Aunt
Mary and Mother are both advising.
Poor Mary is lying back on her pil
lows and smiling ant making' each I
woman heljeve that her advice is the
circumstance, would , simply hpld
forth on plans of my own and prob
ably make "them both angry.
I guess I am also a little envious
because Mary is going to have a home
of her own before I do.
I do wish Dick would .let me go to
housekeeping. I need not be alone
while he is away; we could have Aint
Mary with us. There is one thing I
have noticed, and that is that Aunt
Mary, no matter how much she haB
planned for Mary's housekeeping,
has never once suggested living with
her and Jack.
I certainly will be envious while
Mary is furnishing the flat, although
she will have to get along with very
much less money than I would.
I haye made no suggestions to
Mary about her home,, for I think that
is a 'thing in which every woman
should-eercise her own.taste and in
dividuality, I presume. I shall be
away 'while Mary Is furnishing, for I
have determined to go elsewhere, all
by myself, white Pick is away this
time; I yould like to, take Mollie,
and maybe her mother will let her
go with me.
I am so fond of Mollie that per
haps I worry more about her than I
need to. But if eyer a girl had the
attributes both of heaven and hell in
her composition it's Dick's beautiful
It is queer that no one sees this but
me and Bill Tenney.
(To Be Continued Monday.)
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