Excerpt from On Board the Beatic
Nevertheless, it was precisely this figure, or, more especially, the smile, and not the receding shores amid the smoke trails that caught the attention of Miss Aileen Warburton, as she halted in the open doorway leading out to the wide boat deck where, for the most part, the entire ship's company were gathered. Not that for one single instant did she allow Clode to be aware of her attention, however. Aileen Warburton 'had been too well trained for that; moreover, she was from a New England city, and, by consequence, a mortal foe to making chance acquaintances. Her glance went over Clode; then it passed through him, as if he were a sheet of isinglass. A more self-distrustful man than Clode would have felt himself aggrieved by her palpable ignoring. Clode resented it. Little as he cared for the society of women, he cared still less for being ignored by them. His quiet gaze, resting full upon her for a moment, then dropping away again, made no secret of his swift antagonism. He gained no small amount of satisfaction, just as his glance was moving onward, from a sudden answering gleam of antagonism that shot across at him out of the dark grey eyes beneath their yellow lashes.
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