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CONFESSIONS OF A WIFE
DICK HEARS OF MOLLIE'S LOVERS.
(Copyright, 1915, by the Newspaper Enterprise Association.)
Dick did not refer to the party in
any way on our -way home. He
seemed to feel that EUene's explan
ation had settled matters" to every
The ride home was very different
than our ride to Mrs. Tenny's, which,
was made in perfect silence, with
each of us on strictly a puss-in-the-corner
attitude. On the way back he
held me up to him very closely and
I blissfully went to sleep with my
head snuggled in the fur collar of
He awakened me with a kisss when
we arrived and I entered the house
perfectly happy and content.
Strange, isn't it, little book, with
what little things we can build hap
piness? A look, a caress, a softly
spoken word and lovers enter heaven.
Some way Dick did not seem as
content as I, for a long time after we
got to bed he twisted and sighed and
otherwise showed that he could not
At last I said, "What is the matter,
"I'm thinking about business, Mar
gie." "Has anything gone wrong?"
"No, but this political muss we are
getting into promises to be very sen
sational before we get through. The
gang is certainly going to go for Hat
ton's paper and everybody connected
"I wish Mollie were not there."
"So do I, Margie, but do you know
that Mollie, clever girl, is doing some
of the most effective work in the
campaign, with those pungent little
paragraphs of hers. I don't think
any of those political rats can assail
her in, any way."
"Perhaps not, Dick, but did it ever
strike you that both Hatton and Sul
livan are in love with Mollie?"
"With Mollie!" he exclaimed. "Is
Mollie old enough to have men falj in
love with her?"
"She is nearly as old as I, dear,
when we were married.""
"Well, that's a bomb. Do you
think that either of the men sus
pects the other is in love with her?"
"I think Mr. Hatton knows that
Sullivan is interested in her, but for
some reason I am sure Sullivan does
not dream of such a thing."
"She must get out Before things
come to a show-down," said Dick.
"Why, dear, don't you think either
man would make her a good hus
band?" "Sure, I do."
"Then why should she give up the
" . "Why, don't you see? If both those
men fall in love with her and she ac
cepts one, of them it will break up the
friendship of years."
"Well, that can't be helped. Each."
of them wil lhave to take his chance
and perhaps he will be big enough to
take his medicine if he must."
"If this romance breaks before this
schoolbook trust is shown up I'm
afraid it will complicate matters. I
wish you could persuade Mollie to go
out of town for a little while."
"No one can do that. She knows
she is needed here."
"Has she ever talked to you, Mar
gie? Which one of them does she
like the best?"
"I don't think she knows. Hatton
appeals to her because he has never
paid her much attention, although he
gives her to understand in many
ways that he cares for her his rath
er mysterious love-making is very at
tractive to a young girl." '
"Well, he had better be above board
with my sister," asserted Dick, bel
ligerently. "I don't mean that he is not above
board it may be only a matter of
temperament, and it may be because
he wants to give his foster brother