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Itiis wonderful how much we can
stand if we are put to it I have
gone through things I would have
declared absolutely Impossible for a
human being to accomplish if I had
been asked about it beforehand.
I have fainted from exhaustion and
five minutes afterward have gone
through the scene again, displaying
more fire in the part than ever be
fore. People near me tell me I am
But, if I wish to continue in my
wjrk, I can't think about that. I sim
plr cannot act without absorbing. I
d not want to die. I am young. Life
his been more than kind to me.
i So when the calamity croakers try
t alarm me I change the subject and
tirce myself to drive it from my
Another thing, I never brood. I
ind that the habit of dwelling on
ine's misfortunes does more to sap
vitality and bring on old age than go
ing through the most trying situa
tions. And, as I am a believer in
Idestiny, I feel that no amount of
(brooding is going to alleviate that
(which fate has in store for me.
4 There have been people in my com
ipany who declared I had deliberate
I designs upon them that I was
wreaking my temper out upon them
that I tried to injure them.
How absurd! I have no desire to
injure any one. But when I am play
ing I am not myself. If my part de
mands that I choke a man I cannot
go through facial contortions of
hatred, revenge, etc., and allow my
fingers to rest lightly upon his throat
I must go as far toward choking
him as I can without inflicting actual
injury, of course.
Women have- claimed that I
scratched their faces and bruised
them. I am sorry if I have. And I
have always made the necessary
apology. But a wildcat woman, mad
with jealousy or hate, springing at
her rival, must not tapvher innocent
ly upon the cheek and run on to play
in the garden. That is farce-burlesque.
That is one of the greatest diffi
culties in really living a part. People
resent living it with you.
In my article tomorrow I will tell
of a very serious but amusing dilem
ma I found myself in a long time ago,
when I utterly lost myself in a role.
"PERFECT BEAUTY" IS NOTED
L A DX AN G i. ESE V
"A perfect type of British beauty"
is the tribute a famous English artist
pays Lady Angelsey, the wife of Sir
Charles H. Paget, sixth marquis of
Angelsey, and daughter of the duke
A firm in Karachi, India, has given
a trial order for 1,000 cases of Amer
ican beer, a novelty in that part of