Geraldine Fleming was a pseudonym used by John Russell Coryell (1851-1 924), the dime novelist who created the Nick Carter series. Author of “Hearts of Stone,” “The Curse of Beauty,” etc.
Beautiful Mildred Selden’s haughty face was wreathed in seductive smiles.
She loved Donald Irwin with all the passion of her ungoverned nature, and she hoped to see an answering love light in his brown eyes ere he returned again to his Southern estate.
Donald smiled as he gazed on the queenly form and proud, beautiful face, and it seemed to him that his heart was nearer throbbing with love than it ever before had been.
“Tell the truth, Donald!” laughed Mr. Selden good-naturedly. “Will you go with me to see my whirring machinery? Or will you remain here to idly bask in, the smiles of beauty?”