concentrated essence of all that was pusillanimous, disgusting,
loathsome in that other world that was as far separated from him as
though he had been a grubworm in the manure pile back of Brady's livery
He saw the note handed by the sailor to a gray-haired, smooth-faced
man--a large, sleek, well-groomed man. Billy could imagine the white
hands and polished nails of him. The thought was nauseating.
The man who took and opened the note was Anthony Harding, Esq. He read
it, and then passed it to a young woman who stood near-by talking with
other young people.
"Here, Barbara," he said, "is something of more interest to you than to
me. If you wish I'll call upon him and invite him to dinner tonight."
The girl was reading the note.
Anthony Harding, Esq.
On Board Yacht Lotus,
My dear Mr. Harding:
This will introduce a very dear friend of mine, Count de Cadenet, who
expects to be in Honolulu about the time that you are there. The count
is traveling for pleasure, and as he is entirely unacquainted upon
the islands any courtesies which you may show him will be greatly
L. CORTWRITE DIVINE.
The girl smiled as she finished perusing the note.
"Larry is always picking up titles and making dear friends of them," she
laughed. "I wonder where he found this one."
"Or where this one found him," suggested Mr. Harding. "Well, I suppose
that the least we can do is to have him aboard for dinner. We'll be
leaving tomorrow, so there won't be much entertaining we can do."
"Let's pick him up on our way through town now," suggested Barbara
Harding, "and take him with us for the day. That will be settling our
debt to friendship, and dinner tonight can depend upon what sort of
person we find the count to be."
"As you will," replied her father, and so it came about that two big
touring cars drew up before the Count de Cadenet's hotel half an hour
later, and Anthony Harding, Esq., entered and sent up his card.
The "count" came down in person to greet his caller. Harding saw at a
glance that the man was a gentleman, and when he had introduced him to
the other members of the party it was evident that they appraised
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, began his career.Page 10
"I guess it's because you're a white guy.Page 20
He could not have told had any one asked him what prompted him to the act.Page 28
I should say that he is a gentleman, although his clothes were pretty badly worn.Page 33
"You'd starve to death before you'd do it.Page 43
You get back on your job, where you belong," and the man pressed forward trying to push Jimmy aside and lay hands on Elizabeth again.Page 45
He's had it coming to him ever since I've known him, but the big stiff had everybody around this joint buffaloed.Page 52
" "Well, he is working hard, Harriet.Page 56
No," she said as Jimmy started to protest, "this is going to be on me.Page 57
There is a type of man that respects and reveres woman-hood for those inherent virtues which are supposed to be the natural attributes of the sex because in their childhood they have seen them exemplified in their mothers, their sisters and in the majority of women and girls who were parts of the natural environment of their early lives.Page 79
She said nothing about the matter during dinner, and immediately thereafter she excused herself, leaving the two men alone.Page 86
You see to it that only the papers you want destroyed are in that vault, and I'll do the rest.Page 88
" Compton opened a desk drawer.Page 89
absolutely insufferable.Page 90
"May I see her this evening?" asked Jimmy.Page 95
"He is dead.Page 104
Edith Hudson spent a restless night, and early in the morning, as early as she thought she could reach him, she called the office of Jimmy's attorney.