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Paperback | October 12, 2012

byArthur Hornblow, George Howells Broadhurst

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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. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ... insatiable thirst for champagne, refilled his glass a second time and swallowed the contents. Then taking a seat opposite her, he leaned his head on his two elbows and stared at her. For several moments he said nothing but just stared in a way that made her turn red and white in turn. Suddenly he blurted out: "You looked great with the whole business on, but this fluffy thing" He leaned across the table and placing his hand on her bare shoulder, drew his fingers voluptuously down the arm. Virginia started back, feeling repulsion and disgust even at his touch. "Oh! What's the matter?" he exclaimed sarcastically. "Is there anything wrong in a man telling his wife'she's pretty? Is there?" She remained silent and, frowning, he repeated his question: "Is there?" "No," she said quickly. "Then why do you want to quarrel with me?" "I don't want to quarrel with you." "Then we're friends, are we?" "Yes." Holding out an unsteady hand, he said: "Then shake hands on it." She made no response and he said again more commandingly: "Come on now--shake hands on it." Still she made no move. "If you don't want to quarrel," he said warningly, "shake hands on it." Hesitatingly she put out her hand, which he immediately grasped. "Good!" he exclaimed, rising. "And now let's kiss and make up!" Virginia started up at the same time, and again turned to go to her own room. But he still had hold of her hand and she could not withdraw it Tired out by the unequal struggle, nervous and almost in tears, she tried in vain to release herself: "I tell you I want to go," she cried impatiently. But he merely laughed at her puny efforts. Soothingly he exclaimed: "Let's kiss and make up! Come on now, kiss me, and that'll show we're friends." "I can't," she said, keeping her...

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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. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ... insatiable thirst for champagne, refilled his glass a second time and swallowed the contents. Then taking a se...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:46 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217448283

ISBN - 13:9780217448284

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