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icans criticize me?" asked Gaby. "I
read of, gentle women oyer here who marry beasts of men because of their millions. Of mothers selling their youthful daughters to bad men for millions. Their Wook at myself earn ihgmy pwn fortune and say: "''Money is the best shield against criticism'.'' "So I take all than I can get. I give nothing back. "I am mercenary. I do love money. That is because I am just. Just to niyself, whjch is the highest form of justice. There is no justice in that foolish sentiment which . prompts some women to. sacrifice themselves. Once sacrificed they'be'cpme nothing but slaves pr-miserables. is weak ness. "I can Stove; When. I have, all I want I will marry. 'It will be for all time. Gaby will never figure in a divorce. "Men of the world say that I am cold-blooded. No, no, no, that is not so. I am cold-blooded' to them be cause I don't dance to their piping. "Men say, I am beautiful, that Tarn magnetic Beauty goes, magnetism fails. Money alone remains, if you . are careful. "The world will take all a woman ' has and give her nothing' in return if she asks for nothing. But let her fix a price and stand by it and the world will give her all she wants and' even ask to give her more. "There is nothing in the world that" cannot be bought, and' there is noth ing, if you fix a price for it.p.nd hiake'; the world think that it wants it, that you cannot sell." THE CONFESSIONS OF A WIFE THE DOUBLE STANDARD FprVapter LXill. Dick hardly-jBaid a word as we Mollie, he antf Isfent downtown on the' car. . ' , Mollie looked as sweet as possible In her new furs, and, although she said nothing, I knew by the way she cuddled up against me and slipped her hand. W mine that she was very glad .things had. turned out just as they had. As we went to one of the larger hotels for dinner, i got a chance to tell Dick: "For pity sake don't act so" glum," and he brightened up. When we got our seats at the table, before he could order, I said: "Mol lie, dear, this is going to be your party. What will you have-tfor din ner?" "Can I order anything I want?" she asked, with sparkling eyes and looked so pretty that even angry Dick .gave her an admiring glance! "Anything, little sister." "Well, do you know I never ate any artichokes and I've- always- wanted Borne." judge . What have,".. could" "They're not fit to eat," broke in;. Dick. v. "Sometimes we want to things for ourselves, my dear. else do you want, Mollie?" "I don't care what else I she answered. Before Dick speak I called the waiter and ordered planked steajk. I knew that would please him and I determined he should think I was trying to please him as, well as Mollie, who was look- ing about with the frank curiosity of the young girl who hears much about the pleasures of the music and the bright lights,-but enjoys them sel dom. . Just then a masculine voice said:. J'Hello, Dick," and I looked up to see; Will Tenney close to our table. I was curious to see how Dick would greet him, for I remembered that only a few evenings before-he had been very angry with, me for speaking to Kitty Malram just because., poor Kitty happened to be dining with him. 'Why, hello, Bill!" said Dick most cordiaUyX'Had your dinner .yet?" 7 . "V?