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 usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ... for the cotillion at its very opening, with favors and music commanded from Paris, showed easily the most desirable function thus far in the Nice season. Louise had overcome superstition and wore one of her new gowns, a glowing pink that jaundiced all the other brunettes and faded the blondes. She was triumphant, supreme. Intoxicatingly aware of her seductive beauty, of Tony's reawakened admiration, she singled him out for privileges beyond those the host would naturally enjoy. Mat was distinctly gloomy. Twice that day he had stung her by his irony, and his subsequent attitude had hardly been that of due contrition. She was glad if now he, in his turn, was a bit uncomfortable; it wouldn't hurt him. And Tony was so delicious, so droll, so saucy, and withal so adoring still! Something of his earlier charm penetrated the girl's thick nature. She roused herself to new effort to attract him. She succeeded, and tried the more. After supper--which, as all Nice knew next day, was unwholesomely Parisian--they two had danced together, and at Louise's suggestion had withdrawn to a remote receptionroom, where were no plants convenient for eavesdroppers and but one door, across which Tony partly drew the heavy curtain that hung in it.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...show more

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  • Paperback | 374 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 20mm | 667g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236910419
  • 9781236910417