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THE CONFESSIONS OF A WIFE
DICK PLANTS A FEW UNPLEASANT TRUTHS. CONFESSION 177
(Copyright, 1914, by the Newspaper
Dick did not say anything after
Eleanor Fairlow left, and neither did
I refer to her in any way. We talked
about Aunt Mary going over to her
home with Mary and packing up the
things that would be wanted in the
new flat. "
AuntMary and Mary intend to stay
a month and do things very leisurely.
They have selected a very pretty
apartment of six rooms and an in
Aunt Mary will have a nice room
with bath and Jack and Mary a
smaller bedroom with all of Aunt
Mary's beautiful old mahognay. They
can have a wonderfully comfortable
and refined home with very little ex
pense. I am heartbroken because it
is not I that is going to have all the
fun of fixing this little home and the
joy of having Aunt Mary live with me
"I don't want anybody to live with
us," affirmed Dick, when I told him
about it. "I would not live with my
own mother if I could help it."
I wanted to say: "Neither would I
live with your mother, Dick, if I could
help it." But for once I was politic
and kept silent.
Someway, I have a feeling that be
fore we get through with all the
worry Dick and I will have to either
live with his mother qr she will live
with us. I don't believe that poor old
dad will live very long, and then it
will mean take the helm.
"It will be a good time for you to
go away next week, Margie," said
Dick. "I am going to make a trip to
Buffalo and New York. You can at
tend Kitty's wedding and see Eliene if
you wish, and then meet me at Atlan
tic City for a few days."
"My! that listens well to me, Dick,
and I'll get right ready. Wlien do
you think you will start?"
"I think I will go the day after to
morrow." "Well, I'll stay here and get my
clothes ready and start for Kitty's so
as to be at her wedding Thursday,
then I'll go to Eliene's for a long visit
and meet you when you wish at At
"Dick, dear, I'll be very glad to get
away from everybody and be just
with you for a little while, and I
think we will both be gladder to see
each other for the week or two we
shall be apart."
"Well, that may be all right, Mar
gie, but between you and me I haven't
the greatest faith in that 'absence
makes the heart grow fonder idea.
"I think I am a better man, dear,
when I know that at least you are in
the same city. So don't stay away
too long, for every night, after I have
gotten through the day's business, I
shall miss you and want you.
"And that's not so bad, is it, Mar
gie, in a man that has been over a
"If only a woman can be satisfied
to be the best beloved instead of al
ways wanting to be the only woman
beloved, she would be happier," said
Dick, with a teasing laugh, as he bade
nje good night! i
(To Be Continued Tomorrow.)
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