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CONFESSIONS OF A WIFE
ENTER A MOST INTERESTING MAN
(Copyright, 1915, by the Newspaper Enterprise Association.)
e met the most interesting i "that if I were married to eil
man, little book. You see, Dick still
was sullen and decided -he would not
go with us, so we west alone over to
Miene's, where we met Jim and the
man he promised to bring. His name
is Malcolm Stuart and his home is in
Philadelphia. I think he is about
forty, tall and slender (I hate fat
men), with hair slightly white at the
temples. He is not handsome in the
strictest sense of the worl, but, little
book, he has the most charming
manners I have ever seen.
Jim and he went to college togeth
er, at least he was a senior when Jim
was a soph. It seems Jim saved him
from drowning once. Mr. Stuart is a
splendid swimmer, but is subject to
cramps which often endanger his life.
"I owe my life to at least three
men," he said, as he told about Jim
rescuing him. "Two of them were
professional lifesavers, however."
"Well you tell me, chief, why you
take such risks when you know you
are subject to cramps?" asked Jim.
"Oh, I am a fatalist I believe I'll
pass ou when my time comes and
not before," he answered lightly.
"Why do you call him chief," I
whispered to Jim.
"Because of his Scotch name asd
ancestry," he answered. "The frats
all called him that."
"You belong to the same frater
nity?" "Yes, and I was mighty glad to see
him today. You see, Margie, I have
not seen him hut twice since we left
college. He is rich as Cresus and
spends most of his time on his yacht
sailing about the world. You better
look out for him, as I have heard 'he
is a divil among the ladies.' "
"For shame Jim!" admonished
Kitty. "He looks perfectly harmless,
and, besides, you know that Margie
and I are old married women."
"I know," said Jim, doggedly,
of you I'd be going along to take care
of you. You are both too good look
ing to be safely left out in the cold.
What is keeping Dick tonight?" he
asked me abruptly. "When he invit
ed me to come he said nothing about
not being able to attend his iwn thea
"I expect it was something that
came up afterward," I said evasively.
It was time to go to the theater.
When we were seated in the motors
I found myself next to Mr. Stuart.
"We must seem rather tame in.
this small city, to a cosmopolitan like
you, Mr. Stuart," I remarked.
"On the contrary, Mrs. Waverley-,'
he replied, "I was envying Jim the
bon camaraderie and frank frfiend
ship he seems to enjoy with all of
"A traveler, of course, can enjoy
the world and the works of man if he
be an observer, but he never makes
many real friends. He does not stay
long enough in one place. Perhaps I
am getting a little tired of being an
outsider at least when I looked
about on your delightful party to
night I felt that I had missed much of
"I presume we are always want
ing that which we have not got," I
said. "One of my great ambitions
has been to 'see the world and the
works of men,' but my husband,
being one of those hard-working
young American business men we
pride ourselves on in the United
States, we have as yet had neither
the time nor the money for extended
"You should travel, Mrs. Waverley,
if only to find 'east, west home is
best' I sometimes think it is the
blood of my Scotch ancestry that
makes me always long for a home."
"A home should not be hard for
you to acquire. It does not cost a$
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