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PART I - CHAPTER V
THE SCENT OF BLOOD


had that fine, lithe physique, suggestive of much animal vigour; his person was exceedingly attractive; one watched him move about, and felt. pleasure. His face was less pleasing than his person. He was not handsome; his eyebrows were too light, his nose was large and ugly, and his forehead, though high and fair, was without dignity. But he had a frank, good-natured expression, and a fine, wholesome laugh.
He wondered why she did not move. As he came nearer he saw. Then he winked at me and came in. lie tiptoed across the room to look at her. The sweet carelessness of her attitude, the appealing, half-pitiful girlishness of her face touched his responsive heart, and and he leaned forward and kissed her cheek where already was a crimson stain of sunshine.
She roused half out of her sleep with a little, petulant `Oh!' as an awakened child. He sat down behind her, and gently drew her head against him, looking down at her with a tender, soothing smile. I thought she was going to fall asleep thus. But her eyelids quivered, and her eyes beneath them flickered into consciousness.
'Leslie!-oh!-Let me go!' she exclaimed, pushing him away. He loosed her, and rose, looking at her reproachfully. She shook her dress, and went quickly to the mirror to arrange her hair.
'You are mean!' she exclaimed, looking very flushed, vexed, and dishevelled.
He laughed indulgently, saying: `You shouldn't go to sleep, then, and look so pretty. Who could help?'
`It is not nice!' she said, frowning with irritation.
'We are not "nice "-are we? I thought we were proud of our unconventionality. Why shouldn't I kiss you?'
'Because it is a question of me, not of you alone.'
'Dear me, you are in a way!'
`Mother is coming.'
`Is she? You had better tell her.'
Mother was very fond of Leslie.
'Well, sir,' she said, 'why are you frowning?'
He broke into a laugh.
`Lettie is scolding me for kissing her when she was playing "Sleeping Beauty."'

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