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CHE PENSACOtA" JOURNAL. SUNDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 22, 1918.
Married Life, to Date By MABEL HERBERT URNER II THE OUTBURSTS OF EVERETT TRUE opened the door to the grin- nlnff iYeneh noM -with the coffee and rolls. The girl looked uncertainly artxmA Xorome place to set the tray, for on the only table Helen had un packed her travelling: bag. Weii yon can put It here," and Helen hurriedly- cleared off the tao.. The maid, -who could not understand or speak n. word of English, put down the tray, chattered something In French, and hurried out. "Bneafefaart comer called Warren from tXm bedroom. The treya cci. bat I shouldn't call It breakfast," answered Helen, viewing it Willi disgust. "Just see how they maw things here." R was certainly not an attractive tra9 There -were only coffee and rollJL A. roll and a blackened spoon BxtO. knife was thrust In each of the thfcfc chrpped coffee cups. There was a. email plate- of butter, a brown earth - etrwaze coffee pot. a pitcher of hot tnSEs a saucer with a few lumps of & anil aotbing else. There were no napkins, -and -not even saucers for the cups. "WeTI. they don't believe In unes senttals, thaTs-certain.- was Warren's comment as he surveyed the tray. Tiook at that silver!- exclaimed Helen indignantly, taking the black ened, poon and knife from one of the cup. ld hardly call that silver. But com-on -draw a-cTiair up there. It's after nine and I ought to be out of -here." Helen Bpreao rfreeh towel on the tabld to tuax v4ta4L-cSoth, and arrang ed on it the meagre contents of the tray. "llere-xSear, this Is as good as paper napkins,' taking from her trunk some ertmpled tissue paper. "Oh. dont be so darn particular, potrring out his coffee, while Helen wrped out her cup and spoon with the paper. "You've got to put up with a lot of firings when you travel. T can put tip with almost anything if it's clean. But I don't think fhis place is clean. Hadn't you better tell them as you go out that we're not go ing to etay? Tve no time to look up any other place,"' he frowned. "I'm here on bus iness and got to be on the Job. We can put op with this for a couple of weeks wont be here longer than' thaT." Helen flushed. "Dear, . I cant stay at this place. I tell you It isn't clean. I can't eat here," pushing back un touched the cup of muddy brown cof fee. , "See here, the place for anybody that's as blamed fussy as you is at home! If I'd had any sense, I'd left you there." "But can't I find other rooms?" pleadingly. I haven't anything else to do I can start out the first thing this morning. Dear, you said we xlid not have to stay here if we didn't like it." "Wen. I like it all right. This Is good enough for anybody. We've get two big rooms right on the Boulve vard, within a stone's throw of the opera house what more do you want- He pushed back the shabby red velvet arm chair, crumpled the tissue paper into a ball and threw It on the table as lia rose. "Now Til be back here about- half past six, and we'll go out to dinner. Tbu can fool around the shops or do anything you like but we're going to let well enough alone and stay right here. Understand? He strode Into the bedroom, brush ed his hat, jammed it on his head, got some papers out of his suitcase and started for Una door. Now you've got enough money?" Helen sodded. "Well, the American Express com pany is right eround the corner they wiH-tettryoa, how to-get anywhere. You might stop In there and see If there's any mail for us." An Appalling Thought. Helen followed him to the door, real izing that when Warren went out on the streetj he would be lost to her there would be no way she could reach him until 6 o'clock. To be left alone the first day in a foreign city seemed suddenly somewhat appalling.' War ren kissed her hurriedly, and drew away from her clinging arms with a curt: "Now, take care of yourself. Don't get run over. You have to look where. you're going here these cabmen'd sooner run over you than not. Go to the Bon Marche. That's a big shop you can spend most of the day there." When he had gone, Helenglanced around with a dismayed sensexof her loneliness. And this place she hated it! The strong morning sun lit up the snaouy carpel ana me uusiy, worn, red velvet furniture. The bedroom with its now disordered bed and un tidy washstand was even les3 attrac tive. A few minutes later Helen, armed with her guidebook and a book of French phrases, locked her trunk and started out determined to find other rooms in spite of what Warren had said. She knew the Continental Hotel was very near, for he had. pointed it out as they drove from the station. When she entered the lobby, it was with a sigh of relief. At least this looked more like the hotels at home. One of the clerks who spoke English inform ed her that they had not a sing' room vacant and would not have for the next ten days. From there Helen went to the American Express company. She paused to view the opera house which the guide book said was In the heart of Paris. It was a majestic building, but Helen was not in the mood for slsrht-seeine i this morning. The wonder of being in Paris had somewhat dulled by what she considered the wretched place at which they were stopping. For Helen had none of the instincts of a real traveler. Her first demand was for cleanliness and comfort to her the joys of sight-seeing were secondary. Some Mail. The American Express company was a big, hospitable building on the cor ner. Two-thirds of the Americans In Paris have their mail sent .to this of fice, and when Helen entered a dozen or more were there writing lettes and taking advantage of the guide books, dictionaries and bureau of in formation. At the man window Helen asked timidly if there was anything for Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Curtin. The clerk took down a big package of letters from the "C" ' pigeonhole, shuffled over them quickly and tmWW out three for "Warren and one for her self. Helen went to a desk by the window and eagerly opened the letter from her mother. Carters town. Mo, June 24. 1913. My Dear Helen: I am writing this several days before you sail so that It win be waiting for you when you reach Paris. Do hope your voyage will be a smooth one and that you will not be seasick. I am sending you a cUpping from the Dally Trumpet. I don't know how they get the news out here, but you see they do. Everyone here thinks it's fine that you can travel so much. To go to London last year and to Paris this year thafs more than anyone in Carterstown can do. Did I tell you that the Episcopal church had made up a fund to send their pastor, Dr. Eldridge, abroad this summer? The two Dobson girls are going also. But they're all going on a cheap line from Montreal. You are very fortunate to be able to go on the best line and in such grand style. I know you win enjoy all the sights m Paris and the many beautiful shops. Send me a postcard when you can. I I By CONDO. I i ii , i . mtmpsa' nil !- Z -ggtrtSCOHTINUe THIS -SYSTeM Of ssfCftetutMc up pcrfcctly joox d SHIRTS AMD GCK.t-AR.SSt illiiBS S i JOIN TMS TNK COR.'PS ft XOU wfll not expect you to write much, as I know you win be too busy. I hope Warren will be successful in his business as you write that this is only a business trip. With love to both. Mother. The clipping from her home town, paper, Helen read with an amused smile: "Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Curtis, of New York city, are sailing for Paris on the Kaiser Wilhelm. Mrs. Curtis was formerly Miss Helen Allen, of this city and has many friends and relatives here. Mr. Curtis is a prominent law yer in New York. We hope that their trip will be a pleasant one." She slipped the letter back into the envelope, wondering if they would think Warren and she were traveling in such "grand style" if they could see the room she had left this morning. A Daring Plan. Helen looked up quickly as two American women sat down nearby. "You're staying at the Ritz, arent you? asked the other one. Oh, no, we discovered the most wonderful little hotel this year. We've two beautiful rooms for only twenty francs a day. Everything's so clean and the service is perfect. Perhaps you know it Hotel Roncoray, 10 Rue Montaigne." Helen hastily scribbled the address In the back of her guide book, then gathering up her mail went deliberate ly over to the Information desk and asked what bus would take her to the Rue Montaigne. Two beautiful rooms for twenty francs a day, and they were paying sixteen at that dreadful place! Helen's Hps were suddenly set in a little grim Hne of determination. If this hotel was as that woman had dec scribed it, she would brave Warren's wrath and engage the rooms. She would even retain them with a deposit a deposit large enough to insure their taking them. It was rarely that Helen ever took even the slightest Initiative without consulting Warren, that when a few moments later she climbed on the bus that was to take her to the Hotel Ron corcy, her heart beat fast at her own daring. RED CROSS CAROLS WILL BE SUNG EST MALLORY CT. TODAY The Christmas parol sing takes place at Mailory court this afternoon in honor of the Red Cross Christmas drive. The event will be under the direction of Charles TroxeU, who has consented to assist the committee of the Red Cross in charge of the Christ mas carol entertainment, and the War damp oommumty Service, who have endeavored to promote the success of this affair. Mr. TroxeU is associated with Y. M. C A. and entertainment work at Fort Barrancas. Dr. L. deM. 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