The House of Intrigue

The House of Intrigue

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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. 1918 edition. Excerpt: ...fitted too soon and a skirt with a three-inch hike. And I had a great deal more to say to my Hero-Man. So I began to hedge. "That family rather frightens me," I told him. "They might not care for my going-away Iget-up." "Then we immediately eliminate the family," he announced, "since, as you intimate, familiarity may possibly breed contempt." And still again he laughed. "And abjuring one's family always tends to make it more interesting, and much less embarrassing, don't you think?" I couldn't quite see what he was drifting at, but, luckily, we had no time for more talk, for we had pulled up at the Harraton and a uniformed doorman was touching his cap and at the same time trying to take the club-bag out of my hand. But I hung on to the bag. "Shall we go up?" my Hero-Man asked, as he stood studying my, face in the strong light of that apartment-hotel foyer. Then his eye traveled down over my outfit. I noticed his perplexed look as he took it in, box coat and shoes and all. I could feel my face turning pink, in spite of myself. I wasn't worrying about where those clothes came from; I was worrying more over the fact that it wasn't the sort of get-up that went with onyx pillars and plush carpets. And on that first day we had met, I remembered, I'd been at some pains to tell him about my weakness for nice things. "Shall we go up?" he asked me for the second time. "Sure," I said, making a blufif at putting on as bold a face as I could. I He tried to take my club-bag, and the elevator-. man tried to take my club-bag, and a ap who opened the door for us tried to take my club-bag. But I kept that club-bag right in my...show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 72 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 145g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123688003X
  • 9781236880031