copyright MCMXIV (1914); Illustrated; Harper & Brothers Publishers, New York; hardbound; very good condition with unmarked pages; no dust jacket.
Chapter 1 -
Head on the side and chin uptilted, she held it at arm's-length, turning it now in one direction, now in another, then with deliberation she laid it on the floor.
"I have wanted to do it ever since you were sent me: now I am going to."
Hands on hips, she looked down on the high-crown, narrow-brim hat of stiff gray felt which was at her feet, and nodded at it with firmness and decision. "It's going to be my Christmas present to myself-getting rid of you. Couldn't anything give me as much pleasure as smashing you is going to give. Good-by---"