During the dry season, when the climate is very much like that of the West Indies, there occur terrible tornadoes and long periods of the harmattan - a north-east wind, dry and desiccating, and carrying with it from the Sahara clouds of fine dust, which sailors designate "smokes."
Cynthia asked "They were old cigarettes—not like Patsy smokes," she said and then added quickly, "gotta go."
Now, unless you're looking at smokes in a store, who knows what the packages look like?
A great shock of rough, dusky, dark hair; bright, laughing, hazel eyes; massive aquiline face, most massive yet most delicate; of sallow brown complexion, almost Indian-looking, clothes cynically loose, free-and-easy, smokes infinite tobacco.
Cynthia asked "They were old cigarettesâ€”not like Patsy smokes," she said and then added quickly, "gotta go."