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CONFESSIONS OF A WIFE
MOLLIE IS TRYING TO FORGET
(Copyright, 1915, by the Newspaper Enterprise Association)
"Did you have it out with his high
and mightiness?" asked Mollie over
the phone this morning.
"No, dear." " -.
"Well, Margie, you are a conun
drum to me. I certainly would have
told Mr. Richard Waverly where he
"Mollie, Mollie, will you ever get
over being slangy?"
"I hope not. When you find any
one who can't appreciate slang you
have come across a dead one."
I laughed. I could not help it
"For a girl whose heart Is dead you
seem to be coming on pretty well,
Mollie's voice changed tone. "Don't
think I have forgotten, dear, but hon
estly I am trying to do so. I've got
to live long years, you know, without
him and I think it would be cowardly
simply to sit down and grieve because'
I can never be his wife, when there
is so much in the world to do. Yes
and so much to enjoy."
There you have it, little book, there
is the viewpoint of the modern girl
and it is certainly different from the
ideals of our grandmothers.
Then the woman who simply exist
ed on memories of other days after
she had lost her lover, either by death
or untoward fate, was held up in the
poems and novels as the most worthy
of her sex.
Marianna in her moated grange,
who was forever moaning, "He Com
eth not," was supposed to be only
making the proper plaint of her sex
under the circumstances.
Fortunately that kind of a heroine
went out with our mothers and the
girl of the Mollie type has come in
with our daughters.
Don't think for one moment, little
book, that Mollie cannot and proba
bly does not love Chadwick Hatton
with quite as much fervor as ever a
girl loved in her grandmother's time,
but she recognizes the inevitable,
she does not run blindly against the
stone wall and then, turning, hold
her bleeding forehead up to your un
willing sight and calmly insist that
the stone wall is not there.
Mollie, little book, has made won-
derful strides since I knew her. You
remember, I told you that she had
great possibilities for both good and
evil and she has turned into the right
path. She will make a splendid wife
for some man, if she gets one who
can appreciate her.
When I see Pat Sullivan's adoring
glances and realize his strength of
character I think perhaps that "what
ever is is right." Chadwick Hatton
is charming, but I am afraid that Mol
lie's breeziness would in time wear
on the dreamy, theoretical side of his
nature. Isn't it a grand thing, little
book, that we can recover from an at
tack of love the same as we do from
Suppose it were an incurable dis
ease, like cancer, that would eat our
lives away and leave us of no use to
ourselves or others?
(To Be Continued Monday.)
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