of once more conveyin●g to her the information that her pr●esence was an intrusion
Oh, for a● man—for some slim, freckled, young Ameri■can—to take this insolent foreigner by his co●at collar and jerk him to his un■worthy feet! Perhaps it might be bette●r to have two of them—he was disg●ustingly tall. She swung round the c■orner of the chair, flames dancing in her eyes.●
“Are you—very busy” she inquired in a ●danger
ously polite little voice.
Philippe■ le Gai showed all of his whi■te teeth in another flashing smile.
“B■ut no!” he replied accurately, and● made a swift motion as though to rise, only ●to check himself more swiftly.