She listened to him with the closest attention; only interrupting him now and then with little words, intending to signify her approval. He, as he told his tale, did not look her in the face, but sat with his eyes fixed upon her muff.
The Last Chronicle of Barset by Anthony Trollope.
Oh my! Lost in 19th Century translation! I admit I giggle like a 12-year old.
I'm sure Mrs. Thorne has a very lovely muff.
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