The Unspeakable Perk
"And now you wish he hadn't?"
"Oh--well--I don't know. He's awfully good-looking and gallant and devoted and all that. Only he's such a prickly sort of person. I'd have to spend the rest of my life keeping him and his pride out of trouble. And I've no taste for diplomacy. Why, only last week he declined to dine with the President of the Republic because some one said that his excellency had a touch of the tar brush."
"He'd better get out of this country before that gets back to headquarters."
"If he thought there was danger, he'd stay forever. I don't suppose Fitz is afraid of anything on earth. Except perhaps of me," she added after-thoughtfully.
"Young woman, you're a shameless flirt!" accused the invisible one in stern tones.
"If I am, it isn't going to hurt you. Besides, I'm not. And, anyway, who are you to judge