I feel so hot and frazzled. Wait till I powder before you open the door. Do I look done in?
One that's been picked a few days.
Why no. You are as fresh as a daisy.
The trouble with Dame Blanche was that she couldn't put on her act any more in Laurel! They got wised up after two or three dates with her and then they quit, and she goes on to another,
the same old line, same old act, same old hooey! But the town was too small for this to go on forever! And as time went by she became a town character. Regarded as not just different but downright loco--nuts.
And for the last year or two she has been washed up like poison. That's why she's here this summer, visiting royalty, putting on all this act--because she's practically told by the mayor to get out of town! Yes, did you know there was an army camp near Laurel and your sister's was one of the places called "Out-of-Bounds"?
Well, so much for her being such a refined and particular type of girl. Which brings us to Lie Number Two.
She's not going back to teach school! In fact I am willing to bet you that she never had no idea of returning to Laurel! She didn't resign temporarily from the high school because of her nerves! No, siree, Bob! She didn't.
"It's only a paper moon. Just as phony as it can be--But it wouldn't be make-believe, If you believed in me!"
They locked her out of that high school before the spring term ended and I hate to tell you the reason that step was taken! A seventeen-year-old boy--she'd gotten mixed up with!