I'm a freelance artist who loves to read old books, design and sew original clothing, and generally raise the fire hazard level of the house with ever-present, ever-shifting stacks and drifts and mountains of papers.
Roger did not change his attitude or remove his hand from the back of
his chair, and, impelled by curiosity to find out the cause of his
stillness, she looked up at him at length, and saw his gaze fixed on the
two who were near the piano.