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"MY LOVE A CATACLYSM" LIFE ROMANCE OF
THE "BRIDE WITHOUT A RACE"
BY ALMA BOONE LITTLE
I have cometo Relieve that in the
lives of most women love is a trag
edy, in mine it was a cataclysm!
Arthur Little, my husband, was a
clerk in the drug- store where I used
to get my lunches. I was attracted
to him at first by the deferential
manner to all women upon whom he
I think the attraction was mutual,
because' it was not long before he
spoke to me. I felt as though I knew
him because day after day I saw
him there at lunch time. He found
out where I lived"and called me up on
the telephone, but Mrs. kas a
good mother and she took quite as
much care of me as she did of her
She said, "Alma, you must be care
ful of the acquaintances you make.
You are very young, my dear, and
very pretty; you must go slowly."
I took this counsel to myself al
though it almost broke my heart.
I didn't go to the drug store for
any lunches but I was very lonely. It
didn't seem like God's great free
country to me- any more. At the
time I didn't know why but it just
didn't. I grew restless, and one half
holiday, because I had nothing better
to do, I went over to a ball game and
at the gate I ran almost into Arthur's
He seemed awfully glad to see me
and he hold me that he had been
lonely and Immediately the1 sun
shone again. The'world was all gold.
I don't believe that I recalled very
much about that ball game and yet
it is one of the bright spots in my
life, for I felt that my husband (he
was my promised husband fronrthat
day) was as much interested in me
as I was in him.
We were very happy, planning, our
had an offer to go to Seward, Alaska,
and I was left behind.
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