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CONFESSIONS OF A WIFE
MOLLIE AND CHAD ARE COMING HOME
Mollie and Chad are coming home.
My heart beat faster as I read it
in. Mollie's letter. - .
I have loved dear Mollieever since
the morning that I met her. She was
never one of those impossible girls
you read about, who never, by any
possibility, can even thinki let alone
do, anything the least bit wrong.
Why is it, little book, that most of
us are disappointed if we find the
slightest flaw in the character of
our friends? We want them per
fect To you I can be no story book
saint, who never had a temptation to
resist or a weakness to overcome.
What I have told you could be called
just slices of life. Some sweet with
the sugar of love and the plums of
pleasure, and some bitter because
the ingredients were badly mixed.
I shall love to see Mollie. She will
help me to bear and that means to
get well She writes: "It would be
futile, dearest Margie, for me to fill
this letter with well-worded sympa
thy sympathy that can be ade
quately expressed by words is abso
lutely inadequate and useless.
"You told me once, dear, that I
must have sometihng to do that
would make me forget myself and
my own little affairs. Now is the
time that you must have something
that will take your mind out of the
place where your body must perforce
"Chad Chad is a dear, Margie
and I have talked this over and I have
a plan which I think will interest
you and I am coming home to tell it
"Mother and Mr. Trent are going
to stay in Italy a while longer. Mar
gie, I sometimes wonder if we mod
ern women are not all wrong. Here
is mother, who has never been any
thing but a clinging vine, always
finding a sturdy oak upon which to
cling. Mr. Trent seems happy only
when he is making her happy.
"Yes, dear, she is as selfish as
ever. I think that is one of the rea
sons she does not want to come
home but why do I find fault with
my mother? She is the only one I
have and I'm awfully glad she is
happy. Mr. Trent has taken to Chad
in a most surprising manner and
Chad likes him, although he is the
last man that I would think would
appeal to Chad.
"You see, Chad is all for the arts;
life only means beauty to him, while
to Mr. Trent it means business with
a big B. However, you know how
uncomfortable mother can be until
she gets her way, and so rather than
to be made uncomfortable Mr. Trent
has given in and they will stay a
while longer, but I don't think it will
be for, long.
"I am not going to tell you any
thing of my plan until I get home.
Perhaps you will think it fanciful,
but I want to try it and I want you
and Eliene and Donna to help me.
"Chad and I nearly had our first
quarrel over this, for he just wants
me to 'pay attention to him.' He can
not understand that my mind is big
enough to contain a few other things
beside Jiimself. At last, however, he
saw my point of view and he is going
to help me and all the rest of you, if
you take up the work.
"We are very happy, Margie, and
there is only one tiny little shadow
on the horizon of love and that is
Chad is of a very jealous disposition.
He tries to curb it, but the other day
he told me he did not think I loved
him as I should, because I was not
jealous of him.
"There is no real love without
jealousy,' he said with finality.
" 'A love is not great if there is ,
jealousy,' I insisted.
" To you mean that you would
never be jealous of me,' he asked,
under any circumstances?'
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