Scandal; A Novel

Paperback | May 7, 2012

byCosmo Hamilton

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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. 1917 Excerpt: ...was at work instead and the voluptuous strains of a more than usually saccharine Viennese waltz filled the charming room. Franklin drew up short at the door and put his hand on Fraser's arm. "Look," he said, quietly. With absolute lack of self-consciousness and a nymph-like grace, her lips wearing the smile of a child, Beatrix was dancing and winding her way between the chairs and little tables. With her white arms outstretched and her hands moving like the wings of a bird she seemed to bring the music to life and to give it a sense of youth and beauty that turned the room into a moon-struck wood of thin trees. The two men watched her until the tune ran out and in the hearts of both were love and desire. Franklin went quickly to the Victrola, wound it up and started the record again. "What a pity you don't dance, Malcolm," said Beatrix, panting a little. "But I do," said Franklin, and took her in his arms. He didn't imagine himself to be a fine dancer. He had a healthy contempt of the dancing man breed,--those anaemic creatures who try so hard to look immaculate and treat all women with a tedious mixture of familiarity and condescension. He waltzed well, all the same, with a perfectly straight back, an excellent sense of time and a steady left arm. In fact he danced like a civilized man who had achieved the art of not being noticed in a crowd. From her deep and comfortable chair under the reading lamp Ida Larpent, with a determined exposure of lace stocking, watched this little scene with quiet amusement. It seemed to her that those two danced like people who had been married for years. They said nothing. They didn't look at each other. They were as much two people as though they were at opposite ends of the earth. The almost g...

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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. 1917 Excerpt: ...was at work instead and the voluptuous strains of a more than usually saccharine Viennese waltz filled the charming room. Frankl...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:88 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.18 inPublished:May 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217544681

ISBN - 13:9780217544689

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