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thing. The first act is really the best. We probably won't be hungry, but have Signe leave something out for us in case we are."
Tom and Grace sat down to the elaborate Christmas dinner and didn't make much impression on it. Even if they had had any appetite, the sixteen-pound turkey would have looked almost like new when they had eaten their fill. Conversation was intermittent and related chiefly to Signe's excellence as a cook and the mildness of the weather. Children and Christmas were barely touched on.
Tom merely suggested that on account of its being a holiday and their having theatre tickets, they ought to take the six-ten and cat supper at the Metropole. His wife said no; Ted and Caroline might come home and be disappointed at not finding them. Tom seemed about to make some remark, but changed his mind.
The afternoon was the longest Grace had ever known. The children were still absent at seven and she and Tom taxied to the train. Neither talked much on the way to town. As for the play, which Grace was sure to love, it turned out to be a rehash of " Cradle Snatchers " and " Sex," retaining the worst features of each.
When it was over, Tom said: " Now I'm inviting you to the Cove Club. You didn't eat any breakfast or dinner or supper and I can't have you starving to death on a feast-day. Besides, I'm thirsty as well as hungry."
They ordered the special table d'hote and struggled hard to get away with it. Tom drank six high-balls, but they failed to produce the usual effect of making him jovial. Grace had one highball and some kind of cordial that gave her a warm, contented feeling for a moment. But the warmth and contentment left her before the train was half way home.
The living-room looked as if Von Kluck's army had just passed through. Ted and Caroline had kept their promise up to a certain point. They had spent part of the evening at home, and the Murdocks must have brought all their own friends and everybody else's, judging from the results. The tables and floors were strewn with empty glasses, ashes and cigaret stubs. The stockings had been torn off their nails and the wrecked contents were all over the place. Two sizable holes had been burnt in Grace's favorite rug.
Tom took his wife by the arm and led her into the music-room.
" You never took the trouble to open your own present," he said.
" And I think there's one for you, too," said Grace. "They didn't come in here," she added, " so I guess there wasn't much dancing or music."

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Tom found his gift from Grace, a set of diamond studs and cuff buttons for festive wear. Grace's present from him was an opal ' ring.
" Oh, Tom ! " she said.
" We'll have to go out somewhere tomorrow night, so I can break these in," said Tom.
" Well, if we do that, we'd better get a good night's rest."
" I'll beat you upstairs," said Tom.

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