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CONFESSIONS OF A WIFE
MOLLIE TELLS ME I HAVE HELPED HER
I have mastered my beautiful elec
tric car, little book, and the demon
strator says that Llearned very ra
pidly to drive it although I thought
I was awfully slow.
Dick only needed a time or two
before he was able to master the
I don't mind telling you, little book,
that the first time I drove my car
alone the demonstrator got out in the
park and told me to bring it around
certain roads to where he would wait
for me. I was so nervous I was nau
seated. Yesterday, however, I took
Mother Waverly for a little ride in the
park, and I feel as though after that
I could ask any one to ride with me.
Mollie hat, gone with me from the
"I might as well trust my body to
you, Margie, dear," she said laugh
ingly, "for ever since you have been
married to Dick you have been the
custodian of my mind."
"Why, Mollie Waverly, whatever do
you mean?" I asked.
"You know very well what I mean,
dear; you know that when you first
came here I was a very foolish, flighty
child, and just at that place where my
life might be ruined very easily, and
you turned my thoughts in the right
"Margie dear, I told Chad last night
that if I were his ideal woman and
of course he said I was it wasbe
cause of you you have taught me
sympathy and understanding and,
given these, a woman cannot go very
"I wonder if all girls are as happy
as I am, during the time they are en
gaged to be married. I hardly think
iney are, ior 1 nave never Known a
man who was so sweet and tender as
Chad; he looks after me so carefully.
Why, the other night we decided to
walk from the theater to the restaur
per, and the first words he said to me
were: (Jan you cross tne roaa in
those shoes? Let me see them.' "
"I meekly stuck out one foot and
then the other.
" 'Just about,' he decided. "Now
there was not one word of endear
ment in the question, and yet some
way I felt all in a glow at his thought
fulness." "I understand the feeling exactly,"
I said. "A friend of mine married a
man, and no one could understand
why she did it as he was much older
than she and he did not have great
wealth nor great station.
" 'I suppose,' said she, 'that people
are wondering why I married Oliver.
Well, I'll tell you. It is because he
takes care of me, because he shows
me that I am in his thoughts con
stantly. He makes it easy for me to
do my work.' (She is an actress.)
'He is even solicitous about what I
eat, and I know that he has often or
dered things he did not like because
he knew I was fond of them and
would not care to eat them if he did
not join me.' "
"I think, Mollie, that the first and
almost the worst hurt Dick gave me
after we were married was when he
used to say to me: 'Order anything
you want to eat How do you like a
Mollie was silent a moment and
then said, "Dear, is it different after
a woman marries?"
"Very, very different I don't have
to repeat that old story to you about
catching the car, I am sure. Men,
my dear, that is, successful men, de
vote themselves with single purpose
to accomplishing the thing they set
out to do. When a man is making ,
love to a woman, if he is much in
earnest, he usually neglects every
thing else until he wins or loses
the girl. Then, my dear Mollie, I have
found, from my own experience and
from the experience of my friends,
that he considers the game ended .