The Trouble with Unknown Enemies Is That They Are So Difficult to Identify Through the open windows of the ballroom the soft night breeze of Egypt cooled the flushed faces of the dancers.
Note: The Hippopotamus Pool by Elizabeth Peters looks like a good read for $1.99 on Kindle.
The study of human nature in all its manifestations is one no person of intelligence should ignore—and what better place to observe it than in a setting such as this?
Note: I'm growing rather fond of this Elizabeth Peters novel.
(And the fact that Emerson had not been much taken with her was an additional point in her favor. Emerson is a very modest man. He has no idea of the effect he has on females.)
I was so vexed with him I thought seriously of refusing to participate in the activities he initiated in order to distract me.