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TELLING YOUR CHARACTER BY THE WAY YOU
HOLD YOUR FEET
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Mile. Louise Le Cat, famous Parisian danseuse, illustrates here how
thhe feet of all people talk. The position people place their feet in signify
certain qualities of character, according to Mile. Le Gal. Beginning at
the extreme left, the positipn of the feet denotes boldness on the part of
the owner of the feet, while next to that are the feet .of the girl who is
narrow and prudish, and the last picture shows the "silent flirtation."
BY CAROLINE SINGER.
"Women's feet are not dumb.
They speak to me," said Mile. Louise
La Gai, the young Parisian danseuse,
who set the theaterical and student
"world agog by joining the staid fac
ulty of the University of California.
"I read character by. them," she
"Pidgin-toes live in run-over shoes
and tell me that their owners have
no aesthetic sence. They belong to
people who are not easily offended
and are inclined to let themselves
slump physically and mentally. Feet
that carry their owners along the
very" straight and very narrow path
always show it by being quite rigid,
with ankles clinging tightly together.
They belong to very uncomfortable
and unforgiving persons, who, are
generally intimate friends or near
relations of Mrs. Grundy.
, "Ij&e tifaifl feet," said $hs dancer,
"for they belong to shy women. They
are never trod upon, for.they run and
hide at the least sign of disturbance.
They shrink beneath the petticoat
and are fortunate in having the pro
tection af that lingerie in these mod
ern days. Think how shame would
curl such toes if they found them
selves revealed by a slit in the skirt."
Being French, which is synonymous
with gesture, Mam'selle embellished
her conversation with expressive
movements of hands and feet. She
kicked off a pair of pink ballet slip
pers which appeared to be doll's size,
and curled her toes eloquently.
"The cosmopolitan type of wom
an," she continued, "crosses her an
kles in a relaxed manner. This is
an easy position, neither shy nor
bold. It belongs to a type which has
pois,e and is not troubled by public
opinion. It is the dancer's favorite
position when at rest."
Mile, Le Gai .thrust one foo for.