Monsieur Cherami

Published: 1903
Language: English
Wordcount: 124,994 / 360 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 87
LoC Category: PQ
Downloads: 372
Added to site: 2010.11.16
mnybks.net#: 29588
Origin: gutenberg.org
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tes at the outside."

"You can keep it waiting a minute if I'm not here."

"They never wait, monsieur."

Two rather attractive young women entered the office; they were modestly dressed, and their hats were so small, and set so far back on their heads, that they looked to be nothing more than caps. Their general appearance was that of grisettes. Some writers who study present-day manners in their studies, or at table in a café, claim that there are no grisettes now; but I assure you that that is not true; if you do not find any, it is because you have not made a thorough search. There will always be grisettes in Paris, where the more or less flighty young work-girl of the Latin quarter does not pass at one bound from her modest chamber to the boudoir of a kept mistress.

One of the young women who entered the omnibus office was a brunette, with a retroussé nose, defiant eye, smiling mouth, teeth a little too far apart--but that is better than having false teeth; the other

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