Quotation by John Paxton

I caught a blackjack right behind my ear. A black pool opened up at my feet. I dived in. It had no bottom. I felt pretty good—like an amputated leg.
John Paxton (1911–1985), U.S. screenwriter, and Edward Dmytryk. Philip Marlowe (Dick Powell), Murder, My Sweet, narrating to the police his account of being struck unconscious at a blackmail site (1944).
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