"Now, which would you advise, dear? You see, with the red I shan't be able to wear my magenta hat." "Well then, why not have the grey?" "Yes-yes, I think the grey will be MORE useful." "It's a good material." "Yes, and it's a PRETTY grey. You know what I mean, dear; not a COMMON grey. Of course grey is always an UNINTERESTING colour." "Its quiet." ...
"Now, which would you advise, dear? You see, with the red I shan't be able to wear my magenta hat." "Well then, why not have the grey?" "Yes-yes, I think the grey will be MORE useful." "It's a good material." "Yes, and it's a PRETTY grey. You know what I mean, dear; not a COMMON grey. Of course grey is always an UNINTERESTING colour." "Its quiet." "And then again, what I feel about the red is that it is so warm-looking. Red makes you FEEL warm even when you're NOT warm. You know what I mean, dear!" "Well then, why not have the red? It suits you-red." "No; do you really think so?" "Well, when you've got a colour, I mean, of course!" "Yes, that is the drawback to red. No, I think, on the whole, the grey is SAFER." "Then you will take the grey, madam?" "Yes, I think I'd better; don't you, dear?" "I like it myself very much."
NY, Dodd Mead, 1898 1st edition hardcover, olive green cloth with gilt lettering, very good sound square tight copy, sunning to the spine and cover edges, slight rubs to cover extremities, slight age-toning to the endpapers, light ink previous owner namestamp inside the front cover, otherwise unmarked, 4-5/8"x7-1/4", 333pp, no dust jacket.
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