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The Widow

To Say Nothing of the Man

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Author: Helen Rowland
Published: 1908
Language: English
Wordcount: 20,848 / 68 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 81.8
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 599
Added to site: 2010.04.28
mnybks.net#: 27517
Origin: gutenberg.org
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then make her eternally grateful to him. Look at the husbands who slave all day earning money for their wives to spend and go home tired out and grouchy and never get a word of thanks. Yet, a man can stay out six nights in the week, and if he will come home on the seventh with a kiss and a compliment and a box of candy and any old lie and a speech about sympathy and all that, a nice sensible wife will forgive and forget--and adore him."

[Illustration: "THAT Greek god has been staring as if he contemplated murder." Page 28]

"But are there any nice sensible wives?" asked the bachelor plaintively.

"Have you finished your cigarette, Mr. Travers?" inquired the widow coolly.

"Because if there are, that is just what I am looking----"

"If you have," pursued the widow, "I think we had better go."

The bachelor rose with alacrity. "I think so, too," he acquiesced, pleasantly. "That Greek god over yonder under the palm has been staring at me as if he contemplated murder

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