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SHE CURED HIM
By EDNA M. M'DONOUGH.
(Copyright, 19Jy. by the McClure Mcw?
Mollie Marden, young, attractive and
vivacious, had been married a year.
The first few months of her new life
had flown by quickly, each day happier
than the other.
But gradually a change carce over
Jim. At first Mollie thought it uns his
absorption in business and went about
quietly and unobtrusively so as uot to
disturb him. Then his apparent ab
sorption gave way to an Irritability.
Mollie grew worried, and she had joy
ously made every effort lo make the
little apartment a haven of peace and
happiness. She had never nagged Jim,
and had been patient with his short
"You're golfing so matter of fact
and so practical, dear," she protested
one evening. "And I'm lonely for the
old days. Do you know it's months
since we've dined downtown and been
to the theater?"
"That's your trouble. Mollie-" this
with the air of a great and wise man.
"You're too frivolous. You let your
.vivid imagination of what things should
he run away with you. I certainly am
practical, and if you think you can
make me over you are quite mistaken."
Mollie was hurt far moro cruelly
than she cared to admit. Then her
eyes flashed fire. "And if you think
you can make me over into a dull,
drab", middle-aged housekeeper you're
mistaken. Mr. Man. It's rather queer
you thought me so perfect before I
married you. I guess I've been wor
shiping an idol of clay. Now I see
you're all "like!"
It was her first real quarrel and her
lips trembh d.
"We'll not discuss It"-this with an
air of maddening finality from Jim.
She. made a dignified and superior
exit, bu; locked in her room she sob
bed to herself, "Ho's horrid-and 1
won't stand it. I won't, so there!"
The next night when Jim carno home
no welcoming Mollie ran to greet him
with loving enthusiasm. He looked in
through the living and dining rooms.
They were cold and cheerless and thor
oughly unfamiliar. The filmy draperies
had bern removed from the windows.
"Mollie!" called Jim.
"Yes?" caine a superior, Icy voice
from tho kitchen, and he followed in
Mollie was bending over (he stove In
a most unbecoming and unfamiliar
dark house dress, lier pretty hair
pulled. back from her forehead In
hard, unbecoming knot-not at all like
the usually smiling and prettily
"There's your supper laid out for
you on the sot-tubs. Cold meat, bread
and tea. 1 didn't hollier with any des
sert," announced Mollie briskly and
without giving him a look.
"Don't bother me!" she snapped
"Just now I'm interested in this cus
tard for Mrs. Joues, who is III. Hurry
np and gobble down your supper. I've
no time to waste."
For a long moment Jim gazed at
his erstwhile docile wife in unbeliev
"You're-not sick. Mollie? Say,
what's (he hip idea?"
"Simply that I'm following out your
suggestions. I'm not going to be silly
or frivolous or sentimental any more,
I opine you are right when you say
that I spend too much time trying to
get effects to please you. It's not
worth it! .Hereafter you eat off the
sot-tubs. I'll keep tho dining room
and my efforts afr. [?leasing for com
pany who appreciate it, and I can as
sure you that I'll never waste another
minute dressing prettily In the hope
that you'll admire me. From now on
I'm dull and drab and middle-aged, so
far as you are concerned."
Marden opened his mouth, then
closed it, opened it again, and then
ate his slim meal silently ?md thought
fully. Then he took his hat and went\
A mouth before, Mollie would have
dissolved inlo hoart-breakinp tears.
Now she calmly remarked to herself:
"Weil since he's going to lead his life
in? his own way I'll lead mine. Good
ness knows no girl ever tried harder
to please her husband but now I'm
all finished fussing. Guess I'll run
over to Margaret Condrln's. Her j
brother Burke was always rather I
sweet to mo."
Then she dressed carefully. As she
was going out she collided in 'he hall
"(di I beg your pardon" she s.dd in
her most polite, most aloof manner.
"Oh sure" granted Jim rather sheep
ishly. Ile waited a moment while he
searched her face anxiously.
"I-I just phoned down for some the
ater tickets. I thought it would do you
Mollie pave him. an Icy look. "Oh, !
you think it's as easy as all that to j
bribe me. do you?" jj
Then lier tenderness got the batter !
"Oil. that's wonderful. I'd love to;j
go. (h ar," she said, before she caught j
her breath. jj
"Women aro certainly inconsistent!"*'!
happily remarked Jim, a few minutes''
afterwards. "For weeks you've been ' i
thinking I was horrid, now you tell j
me ' mustn't rumple your dress and ! j
mu ':'! spoil your hair."
en they both laughed rrrtily.
"Y t're rwfully nice, Jim," observed
51 .. "And you're wonderful, Moi
l?os!" whispered Jim,* "without uaj
ma ici rig over."
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ly W. T. Kinnaird, Esquire, Probate
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