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Dashiell Hammett -
The Thin Man (1934)
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That's why I don't very often drink, or even smoke. I want to try cocaine, though because that's suppose to sharpen the brain, isn't it?
"How do you feel?"
"Terrible. I must have gone to bed sober."
A lot of fancier yarns come from people trying to tell the truth. It's not easy once you're out of the habit.
"You got types?"
"Only you, darling-lanky brunettes with wicked jaws."
"Tall-over six feet-and one of the thinnest men I've ever seen. He must be about fifty now and his hair was almost white when I knew him. Usually needs a haircut, ragged brindle mustache, bites his fingernails." I pushed the dog away to reach for my drink.
She keeps trying and you've got to be careful or you'll find yourself believing her, not because she seems to be telling the truth, but simply because you're tired of disbelieving her.
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Writing in English is the most ingenious torture ever devised for sins committed in previous lives. The English reading public explains the reason why.
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