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CONFESSIONS OF A WIFE
JIM EDIE COMES TO SEE ME
The third operation on my leg they
say was successful, but it was nearly
a week before I got back where I was
anything more than a tortured mass
Although Jim Edfe-iad sent me
flowers every other day since the ac
cident, he did not call to see me un
til I told Dick to tell him that I
thought he was neglecting me.
Dear old Jim looked so concerned
and sorry when he saw me that I had
a kind of feeling that he just wanted
to take me in his arms and kiss me.
Strange isn't it, little book, that
this is what the most of us want to
do when we really wish to "heal the
hurt" as far as we are able.
Words always seem so inadequate
to either express one's love or one's
There is so much more in the feel
of one's arms about you than in the
most sympathetic words in the lan
guage even when uttered by a voice
cadenced by love.
"Dear old Jim," I said as he took
both my hands. "What do you mean
by neglecting me so? I had com
missioned Dick to ask an explanation
of your behavior and if it were not
satisfactory to arrange a meeting on
the field of honor."
"Margie, don't jest," exclaimed Jim.
"If you could only know the hours
that I have put in trying to console
Dick, who seems to think that he is
in some way to blame for you break
ing your leg."
I looked up quickly in time to see
Dick giving Jim a warning glance.
"Well, of course, if Dick needed
comforting more than I, I will forgive
you this time, but don't you stay
away so long again.
"I expect that in a short time we
will be trying some new step," I con
tinued. Jim groaned.
"Now don't be foolish. I am going
to get up and I am not going to be
lame and I am going to dance with
both you and Dick, principally with
you because you are the better
"That's the stuff," almost shouted
Jim. "I told Dick you were the
bravest little woman in all the world."
"And what did he say?"
Dick answered very quietly for him
self before Jim could open his mouth.
"I told him you were not only the
bravest, but the most patient little
woman in all the world, my dear."
There -was a tone in Dick's voice
that warmed my heart
You can't stay angry at any one
who has been as tender as sweet
as Dick has been to me since the acci
dent "Well," said Jim, "there are some
good things about this trouble, Mar
gie. Suppose you could not have ev
erything you wanted. Suppose that
added to Dick's anxiety for you was
added the anxiety of not knowing
where the money was to come from
to pay for keeping you as comfortable
"Suppose you had to suffer doubly
because you were always where you
must see others suffer."
"Cut the sermon, Jim," said Dick.J
"I did not bring you up here to be se-'
rious. You were expressly told that
unless you made Margie laugh not
smile, but laugh, remember you"
could not come again."
At this I did laugh and Jim mur-"
But for all that, little book, I am,,
learning that money does help, for it w
can at least do much to make you
physically comfortable. And just,
now I am only trying to be so, leav-
ing all my real problems until I am.
(To Be Continued.)
o o .'
An Arouser of Mixed Emotions.
A pretty and accomplished girl who
has been eating onions.