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If I did nothing else this month, I was going to manage to see the rest of that act. The next few questions elicited the information that her name was really Virginia Waring, but she preferred to be called Satin. "It sounds so soft and sinful," she said. " I grinned at her. " "Not that I'm soft and sinful. " She laughed. " She had been dabbing at the orange makeup and painted eyebrows with the rag in her hand, and had almost completed removal of the paint. Consequently she turned to face the dressing- Page 44 Wailing Frail, A Shell Scott Detective Mystery table mirror and remained standing, but bent forward to dab at her cheeks.

I thought, Just getting warmed up, huh? If I did nothing else this month, I was going to manage to see the rest of that act. The next few questions elicited the information that her name was really Virginia Waring, but she preferred to be called Satin. "It sounds so soft and sinful," she said. " I grinned at her. " "Not that I'm soft and sinful. " She laughed. " She had been dabbing at the orange makeup and painted eyebrows with the rag in her hand, and had almost completed removal of the paint.

There wasn't. " somebody cried beside me. " Satin stood almost touching me, staring down at Stone's body. I was surprised to find that she was only about five-two or five-three. I could see long, artificial eyelashes that were part of her make-up, the orange rouge on her lips, the paint hiding her own eyebrows, and the thickly penciled false brows arching high on her forehead. She looked shocked, as if she might suddenly faint or start yelling, but there wasn't time to worry about that now. " He nodded and stepped forward without even looking at me.

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