Flapping arms

20 Aug

“It is possible that she had had a cocktail or two,” he concluded. “But you must expect that. If the flapper should adopt a coat of arms no doubt it would be a cocktail rampant with three cigarettes argent on a field de rouge. However, it wouldn’t be a bad idea if you took her in hand. That is, if you can.”

— Gertrude Atherton, Black Oxen (New York: Burt, 1923), p. 124.

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