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8 THE QUILL
The Perfidy of Woman
OMEN a1'e vamps and men are
fools. It has always been so,
Ellld it will undoubtedly rema.in
so until the crack of doom. I am not try-
ing to introduce a reform or change the
characters of men and women. I am
merely presenting the facts as they have
been forced upon me by experience-
limited experience, to be sure-but none
the less enlightening.
There may be exceptions to this rule,
as there are to most rules. Some women
are not vamps, a few of them are sincere
and honest. Likewise, a very, very small
number of men may be immune to the
artifices of women. Some 111611 play the
part of vamps, and women the part of
fools. There are some married women of
my acquaintance who are absolutely
honest, faithful and true, cheering, in-
dustrious, friendly and companionable
to their husbands.
There are just enough of these ideal
women in the world to delude the aver-
age man into thinking that he may be
lucky enough to marry one of them.
They raise false hopes in our lives which
are never wiped out until the honey-
moon is over. We will not face the real
facts until they are forced upon us by
fate. IVe do not take heed from the mis-
takes of our brothers. Blindly, we wan-
der on, secure in the belief that unhap-
piness in matrimonial affairs can never
befall us, until we can no longer deny
that such a tragedy has happened.
The girls with whom I have had the
pleasure UID of acquaintance, seem to
delight in few things so much as getting
a young man to spend all the money pos-
sible on them Knot that I ever had much
to spendj and then leaving him with
nothing but some very confused ideas
concerning women in general, with which
to console himself. The height of a
young lady 's ambition seems to consist
of being able to boast of having broken
an important date with some popular
boy friend, after it was too late for him
to get another, preferably by the simple
process of not being at home when he
called. Girls make capital of the roman-
tic ideas which come so naturally to
young men, they use these tender pas-
sions for the purpose of embarrassing
and confusing their admirers.
Girls such as Maggie of The Mill on
the Floss, and Phoebe of The House
of the Seven Gables, I have never found
to exist in reality. Instead of being
romantic and lovable, young Women are
scornful and traitorous. They have no
respect for the more serious moods in
their gentleman companions. They are
willing to betray the confidence of their
worshipers merely for the pleasure of
seeing the pain it causes these unhappy
It would seem that in the face of all
that We know of Women, We would leave
them alone. But We do notg somehow
we cannot. The greatest of male writers
on the subject of falsity in Women have
at last succumbed to the artifices of the
fairer sex. Nor will I prove wiser than
my fellows. In spite of all I have ever
known or said about girls, I am attracted
irresistibly to them, there is a fascina-
tion in new feminine faces that I cannot
overcome-do not want to overcome. i
shall go on through life hoping to marry
one of these very ra.rc ideal girls. Per
haps I shall. More likely I will not. Bu
nevertheless, I am still susceptible to th
charms of my frailer companions. I
can 't help it. I don 't even Want to helj
it, because men are fools, and-I am
Page 9 text:
Mine Chilclrenl Mine Children!
By INIAXINE CONKVVRIGIIT
Mine Uhildren. Mine IllIlllll'8I1, dey botter mine life.
VVhy don 't dey keep quiet like Gretchen, mine wife 3
Ven I am sot down for a 11ice quiet smoke,
Dey crawl me all over and think it a choke.
Dey break down the closeline and climb up the tree.
And ven dey get hurt-dey come squalling to me.
Dey hang by dere toenails and stand on dere head,
And knock one another off top of the shed.
Dey chop down my fruit trees and dull up mine ax-
And lose all my tools and dey vaste all mine tacks.
Dey fight and dey spat for a pan for to lick,
And den I gets mad and I gets a big stick.
I varm up dere pants. and den Oh! how dey dance!
I sot dem down hard each one on a chair,
And den dey yust say Ha! Ha! We don 't care.
And ven dere comes company, I get disgust,
Dey eat and dey eat till I tank dey would bust.
Dey lose all dere money and ask me for more,
Till sometimes I tank I will shurely go poor.
Dey tear up mine Ford and have a good latf-
IVhen seeing me coming, dey run down the path.
Ven we tank it over, it does not seem right
To make dem be shut up yust quite so ver' tight.
I shust vant to lick dem, but den dey get vorse,
And ven I get mad, I tank I vill curse.
But maybe dey may grow better as years roll on by
Ooh! if dey don 't-I tank I vill die!
Out of the gray of God 's own skies, VVe hear the bells ring loud and clear
The silvery moon beams played. 'Tis ringing for Christmas tide,
And the shimmering snow The loud winds are calling,
Shone with wondrous glow, The white snow is falling
Now brightly, now to fade. Throughout this world so wide.
We hear the patter of little feet,
As they come to bring us cheer.
As the rustic bells ring,
All the gay children sing
Merry Christmas, Happy New Year!
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THE QUILL 9
But Chl The Perficiy of Man
WOMAN always gets the last
word. So say the men. But
after such exorbitant accusa-
tions, we must rise in defense of the so-
called weaker sex.
YVeaker? Oh, the perfidy of man!
From the beginning of time woman has
shown strength. While the man sinks,
the woman swims, the man quits, the
woman struggles on, prodding friend
man, urging him toward his goal. Other-
wise, he would be left by the wayside.
WVOIIIHII is the stimulant for man, the
go-gctter, the achiever-without her,
man accomplishes nothing. She is his
Friend Moon says, Women are vamps
and men are fools. Merely a slight
change in the wording makes it read more
correctly. A few women are vamps
but all men are fools. Since the time
of Eve, woman has increased in intellect
and dexterity, until at the present day,
she is able to compete with those males
who have reached the highest degree of
insincerity and prevarication. Our male
admirers HJ have not yet realized that
the women have finally caught on.
Their smooth intriguing lines,
polished to the nth degree, go in one
ear and out the other. We are not fall-
ing hook, line, and sinker, to be disil-
lusioned as poor, innocent Maggie and
Phoebe might have been, but we .are hold-
ng our own. Are we vamps? No, but
ve are merely playing the game with you.
3ut the poor men are surprised, aston-
shed-they do not comprehend! They
ire becoming discouraged-instead of
'ur falling for the artifices, we are re-
aliating, and the men have not yet thor-
ughly realized that perhaps the women,
oo, are merely giving a line. They
still are fools enough to think that we
believe their tales.
Poor, abused darlings! Clinging to il-
lusions in matrimonial affairs! VVonder-
ful dreams wiped out when the honey-
moon is over! Likewise is the woman
disappointed. But she has come to ex-
pect, not an idol of perfection, but a com-
panion. But poor man !-he thinks
friend wife will always adore him as she
did when he wore his company manners,
was chivalrous, obliging, kind, consider-
ate-but alas! She knows her fate when
he comes down to breakfast, grumpy,
cross, unshaven and growls, Ez break-
fast reacly?,' But we are not shocked-
we expect it!
Our antagonist, so-to-speak, says,
They fthe girlsj make capital out of
the romantic ideas which come so natural-
ly to young men. Let us pause to
laugh. He goes on to say that we use
their tender passions for the purpose of
embarrassing and confusing our ad-
mirers. It was once said, Love is
blind.'l Surely this is proof. Friend
man seems to Want a Romeo and Juliet
love adair, moonlight and roses, twilight,
soft murmuring breezes, a full moon, en-
chanting music-bloohey! Come back to
1930, to the age when we do not believe in
all that romantic slush.
But, laying all pretentious malice and
joking aside, we confess We are not per-
fect! We, too, still succumb to your
manly charms in spite of all your defects.
We, who claim to have the upperhand in
opposite sex, are more
ensnared ourselves. We
realize that we can fool some of the men
all of the time, and all of the men some
of the time, but we can 't fool all of the
men all of the time.
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