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CONFESSIONS OF A WIFE
A LETTER FROM KITTY
(Copyright, 1915, by the Newspaper Enterprise Association.)
My mail this morning was most in
teresting. "Well, you are certainly Laving a
most exciting time if the newspapers
are to be believed," wrote Kitty.
"Poor Mary, is she going to get well?
Will she be scarred where it will
show? (Trust Kitty for thinking of
that) . Is it true that dear Aunt Mary
is not going to get well, and aren't
you glad, even with the notoriety and
sorrow that Jack made for you that
he is at last out of the way?
"I can't help thinking about him
and wondering just what it was that
set him going the pace.
"Sometimes, dear Margie, I know,
and then a little shiver covers my
body with gooseflesh, and I almost
say a little prayer of thankfulness
that I am at last on the right, if slight
ly monotonous road. Margie, I wish
I could tell every one how insidious
"Nobody does a great wrong, or
for that matter, any other great deed,
all at once. We have to be trained
and groomed for it
"When I was dacing, dining and
drinking with Will Tenney I did not
see that it was leading me to the in
evitable parting of the ways where
I would have to bid him good-by for
ever or else forsake everything else
"Those wonderful days, riding in
Will's machine at breakneck speed
through the country. Those exqui
site dinners with the lights, the flow
ers and all the delicate dishes that
Will's gourmet mind could imagine.
Those words of sweet flattery and
the caressing touch of Will's hand as
he put my wrap about my shoulders!
I could not think, I could only feel
and be glad I was alive. "
"I am so glad, dear, that I met
Herbert just at that time, for I know
now that deep down in Will's heart
he always loved his wife. Every otiw
er woman in his life was only incl-?
dent, as it were, just one of the 57 r
varieties that most men want to taste
before they settle down to, the most
wholesome of all diets.
"Herbert is wild with Joy at the
thought of a baby. He fingered over
all those little clothes you gave me
with such a look of wonder and joy
upon his face that I have begun to
think that perhaps I was mistaken'
about having a baby, just as I have
been mistaken about sp many other
important affairs of life '
"I am just beginning to realize that
we are not put on this earth solely to
have a good time and have a dim.vi-
sion that in fulfilling nature's one law'r
I shall find greater happiness than I
have ever yet found. I used to think? .
that Will Tenney was the only man?
on earth that was made for me, and.,
he used to say that his first marriage
was a mistake, that he had only
found his true affinity when he",
"Look at us both now. Will has
gone back to his wife and is appar
ently very happy, and I well, Margie, -
I know that I am happier with Her
bert than I could be with any other .
man. He always stands for stability, o
and land knows that's what I lack. I -did
not really love Herbert when In
married him, but I know now that
neither did I love Will.
"One man was the one sane and?
'safety first' for Kitty every lobe of
my brain told me that but the other
was the embodiment of my desired
They are as different as the poles. ' ni
"Margie, I am an illustration of the1"
fact that happy marriages are not )
always love marriages. I am happier
than was Mary, who was deliriously" J
in love with Jack, and, dear, I think
I am just as happy as you, although
you were carried off your feet the?
moment you saw Dick, and yet I mar-