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For a while his letters were my
onlyJsolace and then he said: "I want
you to come up here. I want you to
meet my friends. I have made
friends with the very best people in
town. I have told them of my fian-
P cee. YouTcan come here and if yo
wish you can get -a 'position where
you1 can be near me until we" are mar
ried." I didn't go just at first I ;didnt
have good .enough clothes and I
wanted "Arthur's friends to like me. I
wanted to mave him'fel proud of nie.
Some one has said that love js com
'"posed of-pride and desire. ) think in
a woman it is more pride than ciesire.
A woman wants her lover to be'proud
of her. "She waists to be proud of
You may think it is. strange, but
all -this "time I liad no thought "of
those terrible years"! had passed back
in Cincinnati! I,was so sure of my
own parentage- that those years
seemed but a dream.
I had-told"Arthurthatl had'no rel
atives and had, been adopfed by a
family but hie hadaskeS no questions
and I had.volunteered no further in
formation.. -. -"!.'
Life in. the little Alaska 'town "was
all joy. Arthur intrt)ducedme?to .all
his friends and they took me into the
most select circlbrand ever and anon
Arthur woukUwhisper'to me, "Some
day, little 'girl "we wili'ba married."
My only unhappiness was that he
was not. well and he finally, seemed
to tire of. the place" antj-he .asked-me
f I didn't Avantto'.go bacfcto Seattle.
P I would have gonfr to the ends' of
the earthTvith Arthurif he haiLasked
me. What woman would ioVwhen
asked by the man she 1oves?""'His
tory tells us of many women Vho
have gone to hell for their lovers.
Soon after we arrived in Seattle
Mr. Little's sister came over to re
gain her health. Arthur was in poor
health and naturally, was earning
very little money, and his sister mar
ried -a-man. almost to insure herself
?L home, but doctor bills and sickness
piled up and her husband -could not
pay for them, and as she grew weak
er and weaker shVwanted to be with
some one she loved and she came
fror three-months I took care of
her" and keptlhe baby with me two
weeks after she died.
At this" time Arthur was very ill
and I learned that love meant sacri
fice day and night devotion, but I
was glad to make this sacrifice.
' Every woman who has ever loved
devotedly will understand this. We
offer ourselves up upon the pyre of
our love, a living sacrifice every day,
and when sickness comes we are in
constant terror lest our sacrifice will
not appease the fates and we lose our
After Mr. Little's sister died he be
gan to recover and shortly we re
turned to Detroit, and then that
happy time came, which he was al
ways telling about, that some day
"When we will be married."
That happy day when we were
married my husband had told me
he could "not live without me" he
wanted me with him. flsn't it strange
that a man can love a woman and
want her so much and then, when he
gets her, wish her "out of his life."
(To Be Continued.)
RECIPES FOR HOLIDAY TIME
Ginger Pudding Beat 1 egg very
light and slowly, beating all the while
1 cup of molasses; over 1-2 cup of
butter turn 1-2 cup of hot water. Al
low to cool; sift 1 1-2 cups of graham
or whole wheat flour with 1 teaspoon
of ginger and 1 teaspoonful of soda,
stir the flour into the liquid, at the
same time add a cup of. candied gin
ger cut fine. Beat all together1 and
turn into greased moldand steam 2
Pudding Sauce Cream 1 cup of
powdered sugar and 1-2 cup of but
ter; add the grated rind and juice of
1 lemon; just before serving whip in
1-egg-and serve atxince over hot pudding.