The Smart Set; A Magazine of Cleverness Volume 6

The Smart Set; A Magazine of Cleverness Volume 6

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ... danced together, and at Louise's suggestion had withdrawn to a remote receptionroom, where were no plants convenient for eavesdroppers and but one door, across which Tony partly drew the heavy curtain that hung in it. They had both had champagne with their oysters--and little else. "This does seem like old times, doesn't it, darling--you don't mind my calling you that, do you? It slipped out so naturally! Now where will you sit? In this big chair? The sofa? All the better. There's room enough for me, too, isn't there?" And he laughed with rich contentment. "More than enough," said Louise, dropping her head back on the deep cushions; "enough for two of you." The triviality of their talk hid an undercurrent of excitement. "Do you want two of me?" asked Tony, starting back in mock alarm. "Are you pining for Mat?" "Mat? Hardly. Haven't you seen him glowering at me?" "He'd glower worse, I'm afraid, if he should come in here now." "I don't know why. We're giving him no cause to glower." "But we might, Louise--mightn't we?" ' Possibly, if I were not Louise and you not Tony." "And Mat--not Mat!" "Pray stop, Tony; you sound like those fearful conundrums one remembers." "You're the most fearful conundrum yourself that I remember. Now tell me, Louise, my girl" "Stop pulling at that lace, Tony--and I'm not your girl, so I can't tell you." "Then give me a glove or something to play with--I'm nervous tonight. I haven't given dances enough lately to keep my hand in." And he jumped up for a savage turn through the room, seating himself again on the sofa, nearer Louise. "Why need you be nervous? It's all going...show more

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  • Paperback | 370 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 20mm | 658g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236551117
  • 9781236551115