things coyly

“Come in,” I said, a little gruffly without letting myself stare at her. Experience had taught me it best to start these things coyly, giving the appearance of being unimpressed by the beauty they peddled, notably uninterested in the charms they flaunted. Even in such matters, it is important to haggle. “What is your name?”

Lord Malinov, Journals of Lord Malinov

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Lord Malinov, literary author, bon vivant, rogue romantic poet
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