THE CONFESSIONS OF A WIFE
THERE IS TROUBLE If THE AIR
(Copyright, 1914, by the Newspaper Enterprise Association.)
So Dick does not known how 1 will
take things! Something has gone
wrong with hinr-and he is afraid of
me. I think it is something concern
ing the schoolbook business, for Mrs.
Selwin called me up this morning aft
nr he had gone and inquired very so
J jitously about Dick.
"He's all right physically," I an
Lwered, "but he is worrying about
something terribly. JBe has not told
lie about it as yet
"When he does I rely on you to be
viry sane and weigh your decisions
very carefully," Mrs. Selwin said as
ae rang off.
I wonder if the schoolbook concern
r going to fail? 1 am determined not
t ask Dick until he comes to tell me.
There are lots more things than
jsing money even all you have.
Loosing one's health or reputation
means much more, and losing respect
and love is the one worst thing that
can come to one. Dick and I both
have good health and we still respect
and love each other 'even if we do
Dick must have judged me weak
if he thinks I cannot stand anything
that comes to us. If men would rea
lize that most every woman will help
bear .what comes to both them and
their husbands there would not be
so much misunderstanding among
husbands and wives. It is only things
that he makes her bear alone that
break the golden threads of a wife's
confidence and love.
Dick does not realize that one
great loyalty in woman. I would
stand beside -him against the whole
world if he convinced me that what
he had done contained no disloyalty
Dear little book, did ever woman,
"tell to even such an insensate thing
as clean white paper all her real
thoughts before? It looks as though
what I had written means that I do
not trust Dick.
I trust him, little book I trust
him as I do myself; I do not think he
would ever do wrong intentionally,
but no one realizes better than I the
power of impulse.
Show me the person who has nev
er yielded to an impulse to stray in
some way out of the beaten path
and you will show me an archangel
who has yet to visit the wicked earth
where perfect goodness is unattain-'
Dick left me this morning without
a word and he telephoned me that he
would not be home to dinner. Over
the phone he said:
"Don't keep being angry with me,
Margie, for I need all the love you've
got for me."
"You know, Dick dear, I never
stayed mad at you more than five
minutes and that you always have all
I could hear Dick's sigh of con
tent even before he hung up the
In a few minutes Eliene called me
up and in a trembling voilce inquired:
"Margie, did you know that Harry
was in town?"
"No, dear, when did he come?"
"Got in this morning. I have not
seen him yet and, ah, Margie, I'm
afraid afraid of him of myself.
Come over to dinner, dear, and be
with me when he comes."
"I will if you think best, dear; Dick
is not coming home."
(To Be Continued Tomorrow.)
United States consular service has
been intrusted with Hhe finding in
Germany a British giant who is under '
contract to a circus. The giant
started on a tour of Germany in the
spring and his American managers
wish him to return. He is eight feet
tall and has a lame left leg.
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