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stormed she would never answer him.
She wouldn't even cry. But one day
when he got In a big temper she
looked at him and said while the boy
was sitting in her lap:
'"Listen! I am going to leave
"So she wenf'away with her baby
and afterwards her husband found
her and begged her to return.
" "Let .us have a trial reconcilia
tion,' he said, and she answered, 'Do
you want me to be false? I can't live
with you! I cquld take your pay and
smile at you and pretend I was a
loving wife, but I won't do it. Do you
hear, Abraham? I won't do it'
"Abraham cried yes he cried
and and begged her to change her
mind, but she wouldn't. And so Sat
urday she went away and nobody
knows where she is "
Which is all very well so far as
Mrs. Freda Pickard is concerned, if
that is the way she feels about it.
But it seems pretty hard on Anna Ma
tilda, for I don't believe she cares any
more for Ibsen than her father does.
THE CONFESSIONS OF A WIFE
MARGIE CONCLUDES: "NO MORE SURPRISES"
(Copyright, 1914, by the Newspaper Enterprise Association.)
'After our hotel breakfast, which
neither of us would eat, Dick be
cause, $s he frankly stated, he had
been drinking too much the night be
fore, and I because I was so wor
ried over the loss of my suitcase, we
started out to find the office of the
transfer company. A little walk
brought up there, and Dick told them
in vigorous language what he
thought of their methods. They
promised to look intothe matter, and
we went back to the hotel to await
Dick was cross and I know I was
irritable. I was so sorry I had come.
I kept thinking of what Mollie had
said about never trying' to surprise
the man she had married, and won
dered how that clever girl had under
stood that surprises were such fool
Little Book, I'll confess to you one
thing, and that is that it is only after
a woman marries that she realizes
what a silly fool she usually is.
If I had not done this quixotic
thing I would not have known that
Dick had broken his promise to me
about drinking and playing cards for
money; I would not have lost my new
fall suit before I ever wore it; I would
not have been so physically tired and
consequently so frazzled looking, t
am too impulsive. I do things too
many times and think afterwards.
I had plenty of time to think of
this, for when Dick and I gotback to
the hotel he pulled off his coat and
flung himself on the bed, with: "Well,
we can't do anything until we find
out about the suitcase, and I might
as well go to sleep." In a moment
he was snoring, and here was I, who
had expected so much, up in a hotel
bedroom with the man I had expected
to find overjoyed at my coming,
sleeping off the effects of a night with
Dick is right: When one party ar
ranges something without consulting
the other party on the transaction
somebody is going to get the double
cross. This time it looks as though
it was going to be me.
Dick slept until about two o'clock.
He did not even know when I went
downstairs and bought a magazine
About two o'clock I got hungry and
decided if he wanted to sleep all day
I was going to eat just the same and
started for the diningroom. The slam
of the door awakened Dick and he
"Margie," I went back.
"Why didn't you wake me?" he
said. "How late is it?"
"Half past two."
"Caesar's ghost! Come on to lunch;