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About The Oregon statesman. (Salem, Or.) 1916-1980 | View Entire Issue (Nov. 20, 1923)
Atfelo GarrisoB'a Jfew phase of
REVELATIONS OF A WIFE
Copyrlrtt 19?1. by Newspaper
' Feature Serrice, Inc.
,.; , CHAPTER 27
THE RETORT MADGE MADE
TO DICKY'S COMMAND
J ;I have heard 'deeply religious
old people talk about the perrer-
elty of the : human heart, but
nyer realized what it meant so
vividly as I, did, when Dicky told
ink that he "dldnot choose I
should give "Bess Dean's clothes
the tiniest encouragement" from
mine. ; . ' ..
- I agreed with his Yiewpolnt ex
actly. , For I had seen and disap-
proTed the - girl's attempts to
shock Mrs. Cosgrove, and also had
recognized tha.t the omission of
her' skirt and her appearance in
the Knickerbocker suit for the fish
ing trip,' where there was no
climbing or wading to be done,
''was an unnecessary fling at Mrs.
' Cosgrove's prejudicjes. And al
thburh I had Dlanned to wear mv
own skirt, nevertheless, at Dicky's
strictures and "objection I felt a
sudden' impplse to defy him,, to
' range myself ; upon Bess Dean's
jjY6u neednH be so Grand Turk-1
is a aoout it, I said pettishly, and
the next second was ashamed of
lU Dicky had to'ig
nore it! Jnatpadbe lolrod nie up
and dowil wit&Vfamfiiar expres
sion oa his face, one of detached
disapproval, which always rouses
the worst In,, me . .
TThe Trouble With You "
i "You're a wonder!" he said at
last. "It would be mighty inter
esting thing to study the beatings
of that' llAtrori Kralrt rt .nn it
or something like that so a person
could look into it. Here I've been
Sir Galahad, Joseph, St. Anthony
and Gladstone Dowle. and taklnc
your part in everything that came
up. Almost any other wife would
appreciate the way I've been act
ing, but here, the first thin I ask
of you, you make a thousand-foot
ascension, and call me a Grand
Turk. The' trouble with you. my
lady, la lhat I've never been Grand
Turk enough. If I'd kept a tight
VMt UU mil lutotj CSIB u u
wouldn't prance quite so much
now." . . 1 ' '
If only some automatic muzzle
could be contrived which at th9
ft Tut avmntAm nff f.mll.. M
would sprinz to the Jaws of both
husband and wife and clamp them
tightly until their temper passed,
I believe many a disunited family
would be still happy.. There is no
cleverness so fiendish as that with
which an angry husband or wife
can find the raw spot on the oth
er's nerves, and proceed to drop
vitriol upon it. At Dicky's sting
ing phrases I forgot the long won
derful summer we had had, un
spoiled by recriminations, and I
seized instinctively, almost . sub
consciously, the weapon surest to
flick him upon the raw
A Mischievous Thought.
"I did not realize." I said icily,
pretending to take seriously the
reference to Sir Galahad which he
had made jestingly, "that you
were making so strenuous a sacri
fice in repelling Miss Dean's fas
cinations.: Pray do not let any
thought of me stand in your way,
for it doesn't matter a whit to me
one way or, the other. Another
type of wife, as you say, wouldfno
doubt appreciate your heroic ef
forts, but, really. I cannot see any
particular reason in your behavior
why I should give up my own in
dividuality in my dress."
i I walked into the little bedroom
as I spoke, and closed the door
with more rudeness than dignity
upon Dicky's retorting speech
"Well, if individuality in dreea
for you means knee pants, let me
tell you "! i
The closing' door punctured his
retort with a full stop, I guessed
with that-' part of my brain which
was cool underneath the anger,
that he' accepted the slamming
door for what I meant it, a sum
mary interruption to the quarrel.
I did not wish him to finish his
sentence, which I was sure would
be a distinct command to wear
the skirt to my mountain suit, for
then my feminine obstinacy which
T mentally camouflaged as self-
respect, would have compelled me
to omit it. And I knew that he
was just as anxious to. avoid a dis
tinct issue as I was.
iThe slam I had given the door
d given vent to a great deal of
my choterand the rest of it van
lahedf as soon as I let my jonse of
humSc. out of the Jail cell into
which i Shut it , at Dicky's
strictures. The whole thing, after
- . ! ... . . . . .
ait, was sosiuy. xet now io
mend it without giving in com
pletely -something ; which my
knowledge of Dicky had taught me
was & most unwise thing to do af
ter, his outbreak-r-that was my
I knew tht if I could make
Dicky laugh, even' the remem
brance of the quarrel would be
blotted out, and with a sudden
mischievous thought I slipped out
of the bedroom door every room
in the shacks has an outside door
sped to Mrs. Cosgrove's kitchen,
and whisked her away from the
dishes to the privacy of her own
room. ' v . : ;
"Tell me," I demanded; "have
you, by any chance, one of those
'old-fashioned skirts ' that i almost
sweep the floor in length?" ; j
"Plenty of 'em,";' she returned.
"I'm saving 'em till the fool fash
ions swing around so we have to
sweep up all the dirt In the road
again. Then I'll be right In style.
If a woman could only be patieat
and not throw away her clothes
she would be in advance of the
latest about every seven years."
"Will you lend me ' one for a
few hours?" I asked.' "I promise
not to Injure it."
(To be continued)
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