Little Lost Sister by Virginia Brooks (1914)Read about another entry on the list.
“A Serpent Whispers and a Woman Listens,” warns the title of Chapter V. Poor Elsie is promised a life on the stage, only to be led to ruin.
“‘Cabarets?’ The girl’s interest was aroused. ‘What’s a cabaret?’
“‘A cabaret,’ said Druce, ‘is a restaurant where ladies and gentlemen dine. A fine great hall, polished floors, rugs, palms, a lot of little tables, colored lights, flowers, silver, cut glass, perfumes, a grand orchestra—get that in your mind—and then the orchestra strikes up and you come down the aisle, right through the crowd, and sing to them.’
“‘Oh, I’d love to do that,’ said the girl.”