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You've convinced me of that, friend. " "Mr. " I spotted another slot labeled Mulligan, not far from the Armister slot. Both had the apartment number beside the name. 9A. My inspection of the chart was making him uneasy. I tried my call again. " His house phone rang. He picked it up and said, "Garage. Yes sir. " He hung up and called to the Negro. " He turned to me and said, "If he can start it. " That's what you wait and hope for, the opening the other man makes. " "We got about fifteen chauffeur-driven here.
Not very well. Somebody asked me to look her up. " There was a little more edge and authority in her voice, but it was a light-bodied voice. It had a hushed and confidential quality about it. "Let's try to forget Terry Drummond. I don't have to have that coffee. " She turned those appraising eyes on me. A sharp pink tongue-tip was momentarily visible at the corner of her mouth. She looked at a small jeweled watch, lifting the ornamental cap with the edge of her thumbnail. "I think that would be very nice, Mr.
It was a mournful and romantic concept. She had the look of a girl who had never spent such a night as the one just past. And her body had all the tastes and flavors of discovery. Every weary lover can, with just a little trouble, turn himself into an insufferable horse's ass. I had the impertinence to mourn my Nina's loss of innocence. Conventional McGee, guilty debaucher of girls. I fancied that when she awoke, when she remembered all, she might feel appalled and stricken by too many rude and undignified uses, efforts which by light of day she would think grotesque.