The Cosmopolitan Volume 61, PT. 1

The Cosmopolitan Volume 61, PT. 1

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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. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ..."Why, there's nothing wrong in my saying that, is there?" She frowned and finally said, "But I don't see what reason you have for thinking such things." "I'm frankly curious about you, Inga," he said abruptly. She turned away, plainly disconcerted. "I don't like to talk about myself." "You don't remember some of the things you said to me that night--the time we passed the child leading the drunkard, and you said it brought back memories." "I didn't think you remembered," she said slowly. "And at Costello's--Costello's greeting you." "What is there in that?" she said, shrugging her shoulders. "Why, nothing, of course, except--well, I don't like to think of your being out with other men--I suppose that's it." She opened her eyes in such astonishment that he added pointblank, "No; I don't like the thought--just jealousy, that's all." She drew back and her face flushed red, but before he could go further, Tootles came down the hall. The next afternoon Mr. Cornelius was unable to come for a sitting, and Dangerfield was in high dudgeon, for Madame Probasco and O'Leary were away, and Sassafras was fixed to the elevator. "You wanted to sketch the oyster-man behind his bar," said Inga, referring to a picturesque bit of human nature which had caught his fancy the night before. "Why not take this afternoon?" "I wanted to paint," he said, like a spoiled child. "Am I ugly enough to suit you?" she said, with a bit of malice. He laughed at her rejoinder and the prospect of a busy morning, and in a moment had her posed and fell to work. Presently he looked up, scowling. "Something's wrong--don't look natural;...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 376g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236927184
  • 9781236927187