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CONFESSIONS OF A WIFE
THE MOST INTERESTING MAN COMES BACK
We did not see Eliene's children
after all, Donna Tenney and I, for
just as we reached the staircase she
gave an exclamation of surprise. "Mr.
Stuart, I thought" you were still in
"India pales, dear lady, when my
mind brings up pictures like this in
my home land." He waved his hand
toward the ballroom and truly it was
a beautiful sight. The women were
all in evening dress and it seemed to
me they were all pretty. The men
were well set up and seemed to be
enjoying themselves! My heart ached
that Dick was not among them. I
really told myself that with perhaps
the exceptions of Harry Symone,
Chadwick Hatton and the man who
music is only for tonight, besides I
see Jim Edie looking very reproach
fully at me. I have not danced with
him this evening. I'll just beckon
"There, you see I am right," said
Mr. Stuart. "Mrs. Waverly only has
to beckon to bring any man to her
self." "Come and dares," said Donna
laughing, "or Margie may take it into
her head to beckon you."
Jim came up just as they picked up
the music and left me. Mr. Stuart
was even a better dancer than Jim,
and Donna looked as if she were a
floating moonbeam with her white
draperies and her beautiful while
"So Malcolm Stuart can bring the
was standing before, me he would I
have been the best looking man i color to your cheeks as well as those
of all the other women," said Jim,
"Margie, let me present Mr.
"I have met Mrs. Waverly here be
fore," quickly broke in the suave
voice of Mr. Stuart. "I wonder if I
shall overstep the bounds of social ! thought, and I was immediately sorry
somewhat savagely, as we began to
"For shame, Jim! You talk like
The speech came out before I
ethics and convention if I say that
meeting had much to do in bringing
"Always the flatterer," exclaimed
Donna. "I have told Will often it was
only after I had met you that I knew
there was a man in the world who
could beat him at making pretty
I was very glad of this light ban
ter, as it gave me a chance to recover
from the confusion into which Mr.
Stuart's florid compliment threw me.
"Won't you come back, Mrs. Ten
ney and finish that tango with which
we astonished the natives at Cairo?"
"I've started to see Eliene's ba
bies," she ventured, rather uncer
tainly. "Go and dance, Donna," I com
manded. "Eliene's babies will be
here tomorrow and that witching
I said it. Jim, however, did not seem
to notice as he danced in silence.
"Let me show you this new step,"
For a time we were engrossed in
the novel movements, and when at
last we had mastered it Jim ex
"There, I knew we would get it J
saw it last night at the Follies and I
made up my mind then that you and
I could do it better. What do you
say to dancing up those stairs at the
end of the ballroom? They do that
in the Follies, too."
"Hush, Jim. I don't think I want
to be a professional dancer."
"You could be, all right ,if you had
to earn your own living."
"I'd rather teach school, kind sir,"
Jim laughed. "I can never think of
you as a school tacher, Margie
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