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Lightly graying sideburns framed a thatch of coal black hair which he wore straight back from his forehead. His clear dark eyes and square, dimpled chin gave him the appearance of the young Cary Grant. Women were attracted to him by his rugged good looks as well as his mantle of importance. Curtis Foote’s judicial philosophy had a resemblance to that of Chief Justice Roger B. Taney of an earlier era. Like Taney, Foote placed great emphasis on the sanctity of physical and tangible property and had a distrust of federal government powers that were strong enough to endanger these rights.
Gliding almost effortlessly through the cool and buoyant water, Spearman first encountered three French at the Margin grunts that seemed to be begging for food. He was sorry he had not brought a breakfast roll from the dining hall. As he circled some elkhorn coral, he watched foureye butterfly fish which, like an old Studebaker, appeared as though either end could be the front. Spearman moved away from the reef. He swam for a short while and then, having determined that he had reached the point of negative returns in his snorkeling, headed for shore.
After all, she never thought of herself as a businesswoman. Writing cookbooks was a hobby, though she did publish them. ” Spearman pursued. “That’s too high. People aren’t accustomed to paying that much for a cookbook. ” He was testing her out. “As an economist you must know how expensive it is to publish a book these days. And I always insist on color prints and the best paper,” she pointed out, a hint of defensiveness in her voice. “So in other words, Mrs. Doakes, at twelve dollars the price would be below cost and you could not afford to supply the books people would want at that price.