Quotation by John Paxton

"O.K., Marlowe," I said to myself, "you're a tough guy. You've been zapped twice, choked, beaten silly with a gun, shot in the arm until you're as crazy as a couple of waltzing mice, now let's see you do something really tough, like putting your pants on."
John Paxton (1911–1985), U.S. screenwriter, and Edward Dmytryk. Philip Marlowe (Dick Powell), Murder, My Sweet, narrating in his hallucinatory state after being held hostage and drugged (1944).

This account is in turn being offered to the police as part of a larger crime narrative.
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