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CONFESSIONS OF A WIFfc
MARGIE GETTING BETTER! BEGINS LIFE ANEW, FORGETTING OLD
I am going to get well!
As soon as the doctor told me this
I managed to tell dear Alice that she
must buy me a little red book like
the ones she put away for me before
I came to the hospitaL
Although I was not able to write
at all when she brought you to me,
dear little book, I kept you under my
pillow all the time.
A new life, a new little book! I am
all new a new Margie Waverly, who
has blotted the old pages from her
memory and is going to begin all
Just for a moment, however, I am
going to tell you, dear little new
book, of my awful feeling when the
good Vienna doctor told me of the
operation. I was not afraid of the
operation, neither was I afraid of dy
ing, but, oh, I was terribly afraid of
the suffering I would have to under
go for some years if the operation
were unsuccessful. A woman loses
in interest and is only a thing of
commiseration as soon as she be
comes an invalid.
Poor old Dick! How hard he tried
to be good to me! He surrounded me
with every comfort that money could
buy. It must have been a perfect
hell for him to see me lying there
like a log and unconsciouslx picture
the girl he married at that time he
called me "the girl of color and
Dear little new book, I am going
to begin by confessing something
terrible to you!
Toward the last of that awful year
that I lay in bed I was always miser
able when Dick came to see me.
Sometimes when he would bend
down and brush my lips with a kiss
the kind that one gives to one's
aunt because one thinks one has to
I would almost go mad.
I did not want ghosts of kisses.
They only awaken horror.
Isn't it horrible, little book, to want
sympathy, understanding andlove,
and get only a sense of duty? And
yet I don't believe -I wanted passion
ate love from "Dick, for I was very
happy when Eliene or Annie came in
and kissed me as though I were still
alive in fact, I was quite content
when Jim put his arms about' me,
gave me a real hug and said: "Mar
gie, you are a grand little girl," as
he bade me good-by. ,
I knew Jim was not the least in
love with me, yet his caress was
sweet because it told me I was still
alive. It helped me along the weary
way to the operating table much
more than Dick's depressing fare
well, which seemed to me quite like
one would give to the dead.
Don't be shocked, little book, at
this disclosure, for Dick was there'
at the time.
Some day, little book, I'm going to
tell you what I think about kisses
which are mostly the most soulless
and conventional things in the
(To Be Continued.)
NORTHUP HITS MILLER IN THE
John E. Northup, Daily News pet
for state's attorney, yesterday
hopped on tlte neck of Harry B. Mil
ler, the ex-Salvation Army cornetist
who also has ambitions on Maclay
He said that the administration
needed a state's attorney so it could
pull some more raw stuff on civil
service and machine politics. Mil
Jer, he declared, was unfit for the
job because he had almost no experi
ence in legal lines.
CRUSHED BY AUTOS
Otto Piper, 52, 1810 Walnut sL, is
dead, following an accident in which
he was crushed between two auto
trucks of the Case & Martjn Pie Co.
at Madison and Market sts.