Most of all she learned how to conceal from men a sharp intelligence beneath a face as sweet and bland as a baby’s.
Seeing the obdurate look on Scarlett’s face, Mammy picked up the tray and, with the bland guile of her race, changed her tactics.
His brown face was bland and his mouth, red lipped, clear cut as a woman’s, frankly sensual, smiled carelessly as he lifted her into the carriage.
When well-meaning people complimented him on his bravery in running the blockade, he blandly replied that he was always frightened when in danger, as frightened as were the brave boys at the front.
Or preempted a seat by her at a musicale or claimed her at a dance, and she was usually so amused by his bland impudence that she laughed and overlooked his past misdeeds until the next occurred.
There was something breathtaking in the grace of his big body which made his very entrance into a room like an abrupt physical impact, something in the impertinence and bland mockery of his dark eyes that challenged her spirit to subdue him.
When he came back he was smiling blandly, saying that there had been a mistake, just as he had thought.
His bland eyes grew suddenly alert and he caught her gaze and held it until a little blush crept up into her cheeks.
Under her gaze it was suddenly smooth and bland as though wiped clear by magic.
However, he had been his usual bland self at those times, and never by look or word showed that such a scene had taken place between them.
How could she tell what went on in the mind behind the bland dark face?
When he came back from New Orleans, cool and bland, she swallowed her anger as best she could, pushing it into the back of her mind to be thought of at some later date.
As the harsh rapid knocking sounded at the door, she looked at Melanie and saw come over the small, strained face a new expression, an expression as blank as she had just seen on Rhett Butler’s face, the bland blank look of a poker player bluffing a game with only two deuces.
"As to why I have made no further advances," he pursued blandly, as though she had not signified that the conversation was at an end, "I’m waiting for you to grow up a little more.