The appearance of a woman

AnonymeOverland Monthly and Out West Magazine, San Francisco (CA), 1908, p. 340.

Matters in the Perez home proceeded with their accustomed placidity, and no ruffling of the social tranquility at El Espejo was discernible. Machiavelli, Talleyrand and others of their school were the puniest tyros in diplomacy and deception to a woman who loves. Just as the caddis in its artificial shell simulates inanimate nature, the appearance of a woman has no correspondence to be glowing, unconquerable love that dominates her life and thought and whose very imperiousness transforms her, in her contact with others, into a calm, deliberate, perspicacious diplomat.