The Cosmopolitan Volume 24, Nos. 1-6

The Cosmopolitan Volume 24, Nos. 1-6

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1898 edition. Excerpt: ...think I mean to complain--only I began calling you Edith from the start--from the first day I came here, after the--after the" I know you did. It was very kind of you," murmured Edith, but with no affectation of gratitude in her voice. Then, slowly, she turned her eyes toward her companion, and added in a more considerate tone: "But then you are by nature a much kindlier person than I am." "Oh, 3es, you say that," put in the other, " but it isn't true, you know. It's only that I've seen more of the world, and am so much older than you are. That's what tells, my dear--it's years that smooths the temper down, and rubs off one's sharp corners--of course, if one has some sense to start with. I assure you, Edith, that when I was your age I was a perfect tiger-cat." Lady Cressage smiled in a wan fashion, as if in despite of her mood. You always make such a point of your seniority," she said, not unamiably, but when I look at you, I can never believe you're of any age at all. I seem a thousand years old beside you." Mrs. Edward showed some dazzling teeth in her pleased appreciation of the compliment. Her smile was as characteristic as her voice, in its studiously regular and equable distribution. 'Die even parting of the bright lips, with their symmetrical inner lines of white, was supported to a nicety of proportional value by eyelashes and eyes. "It's what I've been saying," she commented, with frank enjoyment. It's good temper that does the trick." To tell the truth, Mrs. Edward's was a face which bore no 'visible relation to years. It was of a rounded oval in contour, with beautifully chiseled small features, a faultless skin which was neither fair nor dark and fine large eyes...
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  • United States
  • English
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