The Offshore Pirate -- The Ice Palace -- Head and Shoulders -- The Cut-Glass Bowl -- Bernice Bobs Her Hair -- Benediction -- Dalyrimple Goes Wrong -- The Four Fists
s of the crew on board except the engineer, having shown fight, were now reconsidering, strapped securely to their bunks below. Trombone Mose, the biggest negro, was set busy with a can of paint obliterating the name Narcissus from the bow, and substituting the name Hula Hula, and the others congregated aft and became intently involved in a game of craps.
Having given order for a meal to be prepared and served on deck at seven-thirty, Carlyle rejoined Ardita, and, sinking back into his settee, half closed his eyes and fell into a state of profound abstraction.
Ardita scrutinized him carefully--and classed him immedialely as a romantic figure. He gave the effect of towering self-confidence erected on a slight foundation--just under the surface of each of his decisions she discerned a hesitancy that was in decided contrast to the arrogant curl of his lips.
"He's not like me," she thought "There's a difference somewhere." Being a supreme egotist Ardita frequently thought about herself; never
This book contains 8 short stories. All those stories are pleasant to read and give you a glimpse into th 1910'-1920's. There are a few minor errors and typos in this edition, but nothing major. If you like reading (early 20th century) literature, you will like this book!