Children in heat; you can't control 'em

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"The main function of the balcony was critical. It occasionally showed grudging admiration, but never approval, for it is well known among ladies over thirty-five that when the younger set dance in the summer-time it is with the very worst intentions in the world, and if they are not bombarded with stony eyes stray couples will dance weird barbaric interludes in the corners, and the more popular, more dangerous, girls will sometimes be kissed in the parked limousines of unsuspecting dowagers." ("Bernice Bobs Her Hair" Section I, 1)

I love the language in this quote early on in the text. It serves well to describe the actions of the youngsters in the dance through the adult woman's eyes, how the dances the kids do seem to be "barbaric," how they think the kids have the "worst intentions in the world"  when they gather to dance, regardless of whatever the kids themselves may think, do, or say. I feel like a conservative, mature lady as I read this.

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