risky, made her grow white with pleasure, and she pictured herself
as a silver statuette, symbolic of the warm, voluptuous delights of
"Of course you will only sit for the head and shoulders," said
"Why? The moment a work of art's in question I don't mind the
sculptor that takes my likeness a blooming bit!"
Of course it must be understood that she was choosing the subject.
"Wait a moment; it's six thousand francs extra."
"It's all the same to me, by Jove!" she cried, bursting into a