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Sept. 27, 1949 Mason City Globe-Ga»ett«, Maian City, la. Try and Stop Me CHAPTER 41 "GO ON," Chris said to Terry. "I want to stay here, Chris. I want to know your people. 1 like most of them. I like your aunt and uncle. I can see the things you do not like in them but they aren't important. People who are very secure become somewhat arrogant, restricted in their thinking, and complacent. My father didn't because, although I didn't know it, he was never really secure. Also, people who have worked, as their*people did before them, believe in work. At least, they do here, Chris, I respect your aunt and uncle. I could be fond of them. I could make friends. Lilia, for one. I could be fond of Lilia too." "That's all very he said a little boy in Paris, whose mother and father had died, who was alone and frightened." "Will you stop talking like an amateur phychologist!" "Very well. But if you throw your life away, that's your business, Chris. Only you can't throw mine away too." He said, looking at her as if he had. never seen her before, "Let's get this straight, without touches of whimsy. If I don't stay here you will leave me, no matter where I go?" "Yes." I must leave him, she thought. Otherwise, we'll go on drifting, and sooner or later we'll wake up, the drifting over, and we'll hate each other . . . "Where do. you intend to go— in that case?" "Don't look like that, don't be so hard. I'll go to Helen. Last night you said we could sell the jewelry, we could live on it. 1 won't, Chris. It can't buy anything I'd want that way. But I would sell it to buy something which would last ... a training, perhaps, for some work for which I might be fitted." "You could have done that when you came to New York." "I know." After a moment she said, "I wish I had." "But the solution was marriage. It can be still. There are other men. Do you want a divorce?" She began to shake, and without volition, he put his arm about her. "Don't, Terry, don't. And don't I am' trying. There must be | cry—please don't cry. I don't uneasily, "I won't argue with you about the family. I see them in one light, you in another. But how can you, now?" "Nothing has changed, and they were kind," she said, "last night." "Kind? Kind? Because they didn't make a scene, throw us out? It's a little hard to throw people out of here, you know. Terry, you . aren't thinking straight. Even if I wished to stay, how could we?" "You could go to work," she said flatly. He turned and put the cigaret in an ash tray. "For whom? For my uncle, for Jack, provided they were willing?" He laughed shortly. "Come," he suggested, "try again." -By BENNETT CERF- A LY KHAN, who tells fables when he is not preoccupied with Rita Hay worth, passed this one on to Irving Hoffman: A mouse lived in constant terror of a cat. A magician took pity on it and turned it into a cat. Immediately it became afraid of the dog. So the magician turned it into a dog. Now it began to fear the tiger. So the magician obliged again and turned it Into a tiger. Immediately it began to fear the hunter. Then the magician said wearily, "I might as well turn you back into a mouse, my friend. You have only the heart of a mouse, and alas, I cannot help you." * • » The widow of Will Rogers notes In her memoirs that Will, Junior, never could learn to< tuck in his shirt-tails when ne was a youngster of ten. "Pleading and punishment got me nowhere," ahe recalls, "but I finally hit upon a scheme that cured him overnight. I sewed an edging of lace around the bottom of his shirts." Copyright, 1919, by Bennett Ctrt. Distributed by King Feature! Syndicate. SCOH'S SCRAP BOOK By R. J.SCOTT positions not controlled by your family. You have never looked for one. You worked under your uncle's direction, so to speak, and hated it. Not the work, Chris, I can see that now, but because you thought that they'd tossed you a job like a bone, that you'd been cheated." '"Wasn't I?" "I don't know. I know so little about you really." "That goes double," he said slowly. "And if I say no, I won't stay here, that nothing would per"a. suade me to stay?" "Then I suppose you'll go away. And I shall too, but not with you," Terry answered. He pulled her up until she sat straight beside him, her shoulders against the headboard, her pillow slipping down. He asked loudly, "Just what do you mean by that?" "What I said. There must be someone who would take me with them, to look after children on the trip perhaps." "That would certainly make for interesting conversation." "Does that matter to you too? This hasn't come overnight, Chris, just because Roger drank so much and struck out in resentment, because he dislikes me, or even because of whatever happened between him and Lilia. He thought you perfectly secure, put he knew that he'd hurt you through me. I don't really know why he did it and I don't really care. But ever since we met the Cotters that night, _and said, yes, we'd visit them, I have been fighting clear thinking. I was like a child who believes that, no matter what has happened today, tomorrow will be wonderful, tomorrow will bring a miracle. "What miracle? My father couldn't come alive again, to be the man he once was, the man I believed him to be — nor would your situation alter. But, no, I had to go on hoping for something, a sea change, a new _world. I hadn't grown up. I'm just beginning to, Chris." > know what this is all about or ! what's got into you, but 1 do love ! you." She was quiet for a moment, except for her weeping. After a while she said, "I love you too, but it isn't enough. That's what makes me so frightened, and wretched. It just isn't enough. Not the way we've been loving each other. Because that should be only a small part of it—wonderful, but just a part. It's been like having an affair, I suppose. We have built nothing together, we've had nothing to build on or with. Either we stay together and try to do just that or it's no use, none at all." "You talk like a schoolgirl," he said, and his ' face burned with anger and an unacknowledged shame for her, for himself. "An affair! Are you out of your mind?" "Not any more. I suppose many marriages begin as an affair," she said drearily, "and then build from that. Some never get any further—those are the people who get divorced or the people who stay together and loathe every minute of it." "Terry, be reasonable. It's all a little too simple. I go to work, the affair becomes a marriage. Is that why you think it would be?" "No, of course not. But we would have a chance. And our self-respect." "I haven't lost mine!" "Then* you never had it," she said sadly. "I haven't thought much about self-respect until lately. After my lather died I was too busy protecting him, I thought How could I protect him when he had destroyed himself—and I don't mean his death. What had it to do with me, my integrity, my value as a human being? He was my father, I am myself. What he did with his life is over. No, I suppose I was protecting myself, and not him. I couldn't take it, I couldn't have people look at me A CALL'S CLOSED A5 rfS EYES, IX ORDER. -fb KEEP OU'f'ttUE. BLO SA.MD OF -THE DESER.-T. SCRAPS' oW MAHY TIRE LOWERS J-OOKOU-f Sf POES 'fftt U 5. SERVICE. MAIH<AJM 3,200. X^ »H A.R.E. -WE. WORJ.O'S BESf JUMPERS, CLIARW^ A. SEYEH-fOof BAJi, BOARD AND ROOM After a moment he said, "All right. We'll go back to the mainland together and I'll find a job. There'll be something, I dare say." "It has to be here." "In heaven's name, why?" he asked angrily, wanting to shake her because she was stubborn and ridiculous, wanting to kiss her because she was forlorn and unhappy. "You belong here," she said. "I learned that somehow last night. You've lost something here, and it's only here that you'll recover it. This is your own place, these people are your own, no matter how you feel about them. It can't just be because a long time ago your father married someone his family didn't like, and in other •ways estranged them. It's some-, thing in you. I know you aren't lazy, Chris. I know you are intelligent, I know that you could do many things well, and in some find a great deal of satisfaction. But you won't. You have told me often that you are restless. Perhaps you are, but that's too easy an explanation. Who isn't restless since the war? I don't know what has hurt you," she said slowly. "It can't be just because of Jack and your aunt and uncle, it can't be because of Lilia. At least, I don't think so. Maybe it goes back and—she broke off. "Well," -she said, "what I do with my life new is up to me, and has just begun." Terry waited but Chris did not answer. She looked at him and he was frowning a little, his face remote, closed against her and secret, as * clenched fist conceals emptiness or treasure or is merely a waiting threat. She said, "I'm going to shower, Chris," and got out at bed. Her back ached. She stooped for her slippers, took a toweling robe from a chair and went into the bathroom. The shower functioned this morning, but the water was tepid. She let It ran over her tired body and then turned the handle to cold, that was better. She gasped, her blood tingled, her fatigue was momentarily dispellsd. She dried herself, put on her robe and sat at the dressing table to brush and arrange her hair. The mirror no longer reflected only her face, the olive skin blanched, the eyes heavy and troubled. She looked as plain as was possible for HERE \VE RETURN FROM'OGOWAN LOOSE' ANTICIPATING THE. COMFORTS OF PUFFLE TOWERS, BUT THE PLACE IS A FORLORN VACUUM/ i;- MRS. 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