Instead, he smiled genially, a sort of between-us-men smile, which did much to disarm Barker. "A regular devil with 'em, eh, Barker?" "You spoke a mouthful that time, Mr. Carroll! What he didn't know about women their own husbands couldn't tell him." "Married ones?" "Oh, sure! He was a specialist with them." "Then most of this gossip we've been hearing has a basis of fact?"