The Grand Sophy & the Oscars
"Charles, at first inclined to be amused, was speedily brought to his senses by Miss Wraxton's evident disapproval." p. 55
At least he didn't follow up his own misstep with a physical altercation.
Bonus bit from p. 55:
"Only Addy would put her shawl over its cage, because she said horrid, rough sailors must have taught it to speak."
What one of our members said
"I really want to be the family member who rolls up like I own the place, totally confident, with my menagerie of animals, some of which speak like salty sailors."