"I wish I knew he was—and damned," she snapped, with a tightening of her scarlet lips.
He studied her in silence a moment, with narrowing eyes and tightening lips.
There would be no more sleeping under hedges and tightening of belts.
She tried to make her voice natural, but there was a tightening in her throat.
The only result of his shouting was a tightening of the pressure ...