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. THE CONFESSIONS OF A WIFE
DICK TELEPHONES, "DON'T WAIT DINNER."
(Copyright, 1914, by the Newspaper Enterprise Association.)
I haven't had time yet to talk the
matter over with Dick. Yesterday his
father was worse and he was over
there most of the day. Dad was
making his will.
Aunt Mary noticed that I was very
nervous and wrought up, as I stayed
in the kitchen most of the day. Some
way when my wind is fagged or my
heart aches there is no greater con
solation than work' in my kitchen.
I love to get a nice dinner and can
get more pleasure out of it than em
broidering doilies or playing bridge.
Don't think, little book, that I don't
like to play bridge occasionally, but
I must confess that I like to dance
To put a fine dinner of well-cooked,
well-seasoned food on my prettily
decorated table is as much of a sat
isfaction to me as to be successful in
any other art. ,
Today I made a pumpkin pie (re
membering Annie's recipe for caging
a husband) after Aunt Mary's recipe.
T also baked some cookies that Dick
loves and made some nut bread. Be
sides this, I cleaned my pantry and
storeroom, and, of course, was phys
ically thoroughly tired when evening
As I was dressing for dinner the
telephone rang and Dick's voice,
sounding rather queerly.'came over
the wire: "Margie, don't wait dinner
"Oh, Dick, I'm so sorry. We've
got just the dinner you like best, end
ing with a piece of Aunt Mary's fa
mous pumpkin pie."
"Can't help it, Margie. I'm at the
"What's the matter, Dick?"
"I've broken the knuckles of my
"Shall I come over? How did you
Just then some one else took the
' I am speaking for Mr. Waverly.
He is going to have the bones in his
hand set now. He says he will come
home as soon as possible, but I think
pei haps he had better stay here at
the hospital tonight
"You can come over, anyway, for
we will probably give him gas when
we set the bones, as the X-ray
showed they were badly splintered
"How terrible. How did he do it?"
"Here comes Mr. Edie. I'll let him
talk to you."
"Hello, Margie. Don't worry
about Dick. He has just got a bad
hurt to his hand, but Lord, you ought
to see the other fellow."
"Was Dick fighting, Jim?"
"No, not fighting he just gave
that Macauley of the book
concern what was coming to him,
blackened both his eyes and broke
his collar bone. I wish he had brok
en his head."
"Oh, Jim, I wish he hadn't such
things don't do any good."
"Yes, they do, my dear. There are
some wrongs that one man can do
to another that can only be righted
by punching his head."
"I'm coming right over, Jim."
"It isn't worth while, but perhaps
you better had come, for if the fra
cas gets into the papers you had bet
ter be on the spot to show the smart
reporter that is sure to be here that
you are at peace with your beloved,
if somewhat disfigured, husband."
I guess Iacted like a wild woman,
for Aunt Mary looked bewildered
when I rushed out with the words,
"I'll explain when I come back."
(To Be Continued Tomorrow.)
Sunshine! Commerce department
estimates our export balance for Oc
tober at 44 millions more than the
September record. Trade off your
grunt for a cheerj