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THE CONFESSIONS OF A WIFE
HANDING THE TRUTH TO BILL TENNEY
(Copyrignt, 1914, by the Newspaper
The long' arm of coincidence
reaches out in a way sometimes that
is perfectly uncanny. I had just fin
ished Kitty Malram's letter and was
preparing to answer it and say I
would come to the wedding when the
boy brought up a card on which was
written "Mr. William Makepeace
Before I could put Kitty's letter
away he was knocking at my dopr.
Do you know, little book, I really
felt a little sorry for him? He
looked so much like a naughty little
boy who still was smarting over a
His eyes immediately lighted on
Kitty's letter, which was lying open,
on my desk, and he spoke up, queru
lously: "Do you think I have been treated
just right in this affair?"
"Sit down, Mr. Tenney, and tell me
to what affair you are referring."
"Why to Kitty Malram marrying
that pulpit shark. Now, you don't
really think a girl like Kitty will be
content to take her amusement out
in going to church and feeding the
poor, do you?"
"She might not get her amusement
out of it, but certainly will get a lot
"But where do I come in?" he de
manded. "You must pardon me if I refuse to
see why you must come in at all."
Tenney looked as if he wished I
were a man, but he sat down, as re
quested, when I told him I had some
thing to say to him.
"It may not be what you have come
to hear, but for once, Bill Tenney, I
am determined that you shall hear
the truth from a woman.
"I don't know whether you are get
ting a souare deal just at present, but
I DO KNOW THAT YOU ARE GET
TING WHAT'S COMING TO YOU.
"True, your wife has taken her
own time to get a divorce, and that
time is when you are temporarily
without some woman to whom you
are making love. But did you ask
her if she cared when you paid at
tentions to the numberless girls to
whom you have been attentive since
you married her?
"When you cared for the society
of some one more than you did for
your wife, you left your wife to her
own devices and made the girl who
had enslaved your fickle fancy the
talk of your set. Six girls, to my
knowledge, Bill Tenney, have been
rscandalized by your attentions, and I
am only glad that Kitty Malram es
caped in time. -
"But honestly, Mrs. Waverly 1
do love Kitty. It is not like the other
affairs. I would marry her tomor
row." "No, Mr. Tenney; you do not love
Kitty, nor any other woman. First
and foremost, you love Bill Tenney,
and after that you love love. You
were perfectly content NOT to marry
her, and only think of it only because
some other man wants her.
"I would hate to see you married
to Kitty, for you would make her
very unhappy, as you have every oth
er woman who has cared for you.
"You are a fascinating man, Mr.
Tenney, and you have used that fas
cination without regard for anything
but your own desires, and for once I
am glad to see that you are having to
pay the piper."
Bill Tenney took his leave with a
look on .his face that told me he was
very sorry for Dick.
(To Be Continued Tomorrow.)
It is easy to say "Back to the
Land." But putting a lot of people
who dont know very much on a' lot
of land that isn't worth very much
doesn't solve anything. '
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