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I'm like a pretty girl: I change my frock; I change my hat--I am a different girl.
She was a charming middle-aged lady with a face like a bucket of mud. I gave her a drink. She was a gal who'd take a drink if she ...
We were watched. I didn't see anything, I felt it, in my stomach. I was a toad on a wet rock. A snake was looking at my back.
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--lik ...
Suddenly, she wasn't drunk anymore. Her hand was steady and she was cool. Like somebody making funeral arrangements for a murder n ...
"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 ...
Growing old's like being increasingly penalized for a crime you haven't committed.
Parents ... are sometimes a bit of a disappointment to their children. They don't fulfil the promise of their early years.
It is like watching a nation busily engaged in heaping up its own funeral pyre.... As I look ahead, I am filled with foreboding. L ...
Salad is roughage and a French idea.
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