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CONFESSIONS OF A WIFE
MOLLIE SAYS 1 AM A STOIC
(Copyright, 1915, by the Newspaper Enterprise Association.)
"Margie, Mr. Hatton, Pat and
'Mother Nora,' as he calls her, were
over at our house last night."
Mollie and I were looking at rooms
in a quiet family hotel. Mother Wav
erly wanted Mollie to look at two or
three places and then she would come
and see if the one that pleased Mollie
pleased her. Mollie asked me to go
"They all liked the house very
much. Mr. Hatton wants to furnish
my room and mother's, which you
know opens into it, aB his study and
bedroom. He says the house is just
what they want; that he has always
wanted a place that had been lived in,
that rich people's houses were only
museums of rare works of art, not
"Mother apologized for the worn
places in the xug on the living room
and he said: 'Mrs. Waverly, that is
one of the things I am taking your
house for. House furnishings are
only rags and pieces of wood until
they are hallowed and worn by those
we love. You see I have never knowi
this kind of a house and I'm going to
be happier here than I have ever been
in my life.' "
"I believe it, I beheve it, Chad, my
boy," said Pat, and that dear Mother
Nora went over to him before us all
and kissed him."
"I can't see," I remarked, "that you
lack love to any great extent with the
fuss that Mr. Sullivan and his mother
make over you'
" T could not live without Mother
Nora," he said tenderly as he patted
"He is going to have a grand piano
in the living room. Pat says he plays
better than Paderewski, and he has
promised to invite us all over there
some night and play for us."
"My dear girl you must remember
we do not have much time and we
must make up our minds about the
place you are going to live in instead
of imagining the comfort Mr. Hatton
will have in the home you are going
to leave." Mollie laughed. She is la. '
wholesome, whole-souled girl who
can see a joke on herself. Then she
looked up at me in consternation and
whispered: "You don't think I am In
love with my hoss, do you?"
"Well, since you ask me, I Bhould
say you have all the symptoms."
"But I don't want to be In love with
"Because because because I am
afraid he doesn't love me."
Then it was my turn to laugh.
"Don't laugh, Margie, wouldn't it
be perfectly terrible to fall in love
with someone who did not love you?"
"No, my dear. I think it the most
wonderful thing in the world to love
someone no matter whether the one
you love returns it or hot. Loving
builds up character and ideals; being
loved only gratifies one's pride and
adds to one's selfish enjoyment."
"To hear you talk, Margie, one
would think you had loved someone
who did not love you before you loved.
"Tell me about it," said Mpllie in
an awed tone of voice. '
"That's all there is to it, my dear.
I fell in love with a man who was al
ready in love with another girl, al
though at the time I did not know it."
"Were you not unhappy when you
" I certainly was. I thought for a
while I did not care to Jive. I said to
myself; 'My life Is blighted.'
"For a tune I was very unhappy,
but one morning I awoke to find the
sun shining and the ache gone from
"It was then I learned and learned
thoroughly: 'All things shall pass,
for I love Dick much more than I