Portly Mr. Smith and lean Mrs. Smith are spending the evening at home. Mrs. Smith is embroidering; Mr. Smith is reading. The telephone bell rings. Mr. Smith answers it and his face brightens. Mrs. Smith unconcernedly allows him to excuse himself, saying that he is going to bed, Mr. Smith places a dummy in his bed, and makes it look very real. Then he dons his evening clothes and goes to his club by way of the window. Mrs. Smith decides that quietness is not to her taste. She telephones to her bridge club, and tells the hostess she will sneak over. Mrs. Smith is delighted to find her husband sleeping peacefully, far be it from her to wake him up. She noiselessly puts on her evening gown, places waving aigrettes in her hair, and hastens out. She is warmly greeted by her bridge-playing friends. No more so, however, than Mr. Smith, who joins a real, sociable and old-fashioned friendly game of poker with a snug limit. Mr. Smith has partaken of much beverage, but realizes that the clock has...
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