The Cosmopolitan Volume 31, Nos. 1-6

The Cosmopolitan Volume 31, 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. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ...brought together inflammable stuff and a flame." She laughed. "Are you inflammable?" she said. "Your face belies you." He recognized the note of relief in her voice. "She feared I knew her," he thought. "If I keep her convinced that I do not, I may say anything. If she suspects for a moment that I do, I can say nothing." lie drew a chair forward out of the darkness at the extreme end of the long porch, where a jut in the framing of the house protected them somewhat from the laughing horde of pleasure-seekers, and as she sealed herself, placed his scat as close to hers as propriety would permit; and Cavanagh's ideas of propriety were clastic. She was no prude, apparently, for she permitted thus much of freedom, and when he leaned forward and looked long into her eyes, met his glance without faltering. "You cannot tell very much, can you?" she said at last. "I have an unfair advantage--I can look for the fnlsity or truth of your speeches in your face." "Do you think a man's face is never a mask?" asked Cavanagh, and laughed. "You are a lovely, ignorant creature; mask and all, you are less than my match. But first I want to know one thing--the color of your eyes? Surely that isn't much to ask. I can see your rounded chin, a tendril of your curly hair'--she put up her hand quickly as she spoke, and he caught it gently in his, and detaining it, looked at it steadily. "A little hand too," he added; "I am in luck to-night." She drew her fingers away and gave a sort of shake of her graceful shoulders. "You are very personal in your impertinences," she said lightly, but with a note underneath that he recognized and wished more

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