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CONFESSIONS OF A WIFE
PAULA HOPES HER STORY WILL BE HELPFUL TO GIRLS MEETING
and other places in seeking work.
What they say is either sentimental
"The day after the newspaper
woman visited me," said Paula con
tinuing her story, "I sat down and
took stock. It seemed to me I had
learned more in the few months since
the death of my dear parents than in
all the 18 years before.
"I wish I could make clear to you,
Margie, how far in the dim and dis
tant past all my happy and irrespon
sible childhood seemed. It was like
a dream. L had learned every one of
us must stchid alone.
-" 'Now,' I said to myself, 'it re
mains to be seen whether I can do
it. Can I stand alone for whatever
any woman or man shall do for me?
When the acid test of life and suc
cess is applied it will remain for me
to stand it alone.'
"I may be able to get through with
few scars, but I know now that only
through hurts which, although they
may heal in time, always leave scars
can I succeed."
"Paula," I said, "why did you not
then come to some of yqur old
friends? Why did you not come to
"I might have done so, dear Mar
gie, if you had begun to teach schooL
But it took me only a week-or so to
understand that the point of view of
. the sheltered and cared-for woman
is as far from that of the working
girl as is the north pole from the
south. When I was going through
all my trouble, Margie, you were liv
ing at home with your mother. A
year afterward, when you lost your
mother and began to teach school, I
was in New York, far from the old
town where we were both born, striv
- ing to forget it and everything per
taining to it"
"It was godd of you, dear Paula,"
I said, "to tell me the story of your
adventures. It is so different from
the books that try to tell girls what
they must encounter on the stage
Paula nodded. "Any woman with
the least personality," she said,"who
works with men aay after day is
bound to attract some one of them.
Then the decision rests with her.
"Besides I know my life is not a
bit more interesting than any other
working girl's. But the knowledge
of my. experiences may help others
when they meet with the tempta
tions that have beset me.
"So long as nature's great urge is
that of propagation of the race, men
will hunt and women must hide be
hind the wall we call feminine virtue.
Some day, however, I hope men and
women will work side by side without
a thought of anything but their
(To Be Continued)
STUFFED SWEET POTATOES
Select sweet potatoes of uniform
size, wash well and bake until mealy.
Cut in lengthwise halves, scoop out
the center, and mash or put through
a potato ricer. Season with salt, but
ter and cayenne pepper, onion juice,
chopped parsley and a few drops of
Beat until light and fluffy, and stuff
the mixture into the potato shells.
Brush the top with melted butter or
beaten egg and brown in a hot oven.
This is a delicious dish to serve with
OUTSIDE HIS PROVINCE
"What's the trouble between you
and your beau?"
"Oh, we were building a nice cas
tle in the air."
"I didn't mind him help building
'it, but he wanted to select the fur
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