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THE CONFESSIONS OF A WIFE
" EROS AT THE STEERING WHEEL
, CHAPTER XXX.
j I aui continually amazed at the
A way in which Dick always gets the
I things he wants and does the thing
he wants to do. Being a woman I
have thoroughly learned woman's
I law of compromise and am just be
coming acquainted with man's lav
After the dinner last night Dick
said: "Margie, I've got to go away
'Over on the South Side. Get on your
things and well take a little motor
"Dick, I have invited some people
to play bridge," said his mother.
"Now look here, mother, if you
think that a man who is only a little
over a month married is going, to sit
around and look at his wife making
up a table of bridge you are greatly
mistaken!" Then he went over and
put his arm about his mother and
continued: "Be good, mater, and re
member how you and dad used to slip
away from 'the maddening crowd'
before your honeymoon got around
to its last quarter." '
"He's got you, mother," spoke up
Mr. Waverly. "You remember the
time we stole away from the dance
and went sleigh riding!"
Dick's mother's rather too firm
mouth widened in a smile of recol
lection as we hurried to the waiting
"Now, what is it, sweetheart?"
said Dick as he drew me to him.
"Nothing, dear, only only well,
you see I get so mixed up thinking of
this marriage game that sometimes
I just want to play it without thought
that's alls And then I just wanted
to ask you again if in your inmost
heart you were glad you married
Dick did not answer for a moment.
He just crushed me closer to him and
then said: "Why did you ask me
that, Margie? You should know that
I love you more than I did before we
"Oh, I don't know, I guess I just
like to hear you say it," I fibbed, for
I did not know that the sight of "the
other girl" made all the primal in
stincts of my being awake. I wanted
to be to my husband the one woman
who could satisfy all that his mind
and soul craved who could be a
close comrade as well as lover who
could shut out all thought of any
After looking at Eleanor Fairlow
with her clear-visioned eyes and her
voluptuous mouth it seemed to me
that she was nearer the woman who
could be all in all to the man she
loved than I.
Dick did not mention her name,
although I am sure that he surmised
what caused my unrest, but I wanted
to forget her for this little while at
least and have only Dick and our
love, in the whole wide world.
As the taxi moved down the drive
over the boulevards to the park we
said little. I was so close to Dick that
I wondered if he could feel my heart
beats. Soon every restless and ques
tioning thought passed, from me I
seemed to "know that I. filled Dick's
heart as he did mine.
Love was at the steering wheel and
we were not riding through a prosaic
city street, but threading our' way
through the purple and gold of hap
(To Be Continued Monday.)
BOTH THE COATS
Fellow-Passenger Pardon me ;
your necktie has been sticking out
for some time. I refrained from tell
ing you sooner because those young
ladies seemed so much amused.
Farmer Thapkee; an' the' oil from
that lamp has been droppin' on that
light overcoat of yourn for the last
ten minutes, but everyone seemed so
tickled that I hated to spoil the fun.
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