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rhyme' with zaza, plaza, piazza or
anything else that occurs to you. But ifyou want to be really Hungarian you have to calj the new dance the hot-hot-zaa, with the accent on the. hot As one New York critics de scribed it, it makes the tango and the Maxixe loolr-like -a. chilly day in an old people's home?' In one respect the new dance has a marked advantage over all the others, even the latest product of Castle House, the half-and-half. (You can dance it without a part ner.) In fact to do so really adds to the fun. At the Hungarian barn dances, where the new favorite orig inated, there are often many more girls than men. In that event the wallflower does not have to remain disconsolately against the wall, but knots her handkerchief about her forefinger, making an improvised mannikin or partner and dances gaily onto the floor by herself. Mizzi Hajos is herself a Hungarian and has danced the .hazazzaa ever since she can remember. This is what she has to say about the new dance which is now being played and -c- danced in every restaurant and cafe alo"hg Broadway. "The hazazzaa is absurdly simple. Once having seen it, you can't fail to learn it and to dance it. The left hand rests upon the hip, the' arms akimbo. As the music starts, the dancer, holding the body rigid, rises on the balls of the feet and then drops the heels to the floor in time to it. As the music grows faster, the undulation becomes a hop, which is accompanied by a rhythmic swaying of the body first to right and left and then to the front and back. "At a punctuation of the music the right foot is lifted from the ground, held stiffly out from the body, and the dancer whirls on the left Then, if dancing with a partner, the two clasp each other by the shoulders and a series of sliding steps are taken: The steps are followed by a series of short 'stacatto' jumps. "By the time one has gone that far, if further dancing is not pre vented by a spasm of laughter caus ed by his or her own antics, he be gins at the beginning and follows the directions." o- THE CONFESSIONS OF A WIFE MY BODY VERSUS SOUL Chapter LXXXVII. "Having a good time, Margie?" asked Dick with a grin. I looked up with a smile and then realized that I had been eating with great gusto. The dinner was very good. It was the first time Dick and I had eaten a meal alone together since his father had been sick. We had both been more or less worried at the seriousness of his father's illness, and his mother's nervous condition made it very hard to take' care of her and keep her from worrying father. For some unaccountable reason Dick's mother had taken an unrea soning dislike to the trained nurse we had engaged for father, and she in sisted upon being told of everything she did for his comfort, and she usu ally found fault with it Most of her fault-finding was made, to me and it "got on my nerves," for I knew that father was really receiv ing attention to his wants for the first time in his life, for, although Mother Waverly thinks she has been a very devoted wifeand an unselfish ' mother, she has, on the contrary, asked for impossible attentions and allowed her selfishness to stand in the way of the best interests of her -family. I write this to you, little book, but I would not tell it to anyone else, for in some ways I like Dick's mother better than I used to, but someway it seems to me that the "new woman"