At the end of the room was a purdah or curtain, and behind it people were talking.
He had not been backward, however, in awakening his grandfather to purdah manœuvres.
Anybody would think, to listen to some people, that the purdah flourished in Chelsea.
The purdah rustled, and the speech was cut short by the entry of a little, thin woman with big rings round her eyes.
A male ...