"The girl blushed and said in confusion:© Peter Rozovsky 2010
"`He has a wife and three children in England. Corinne wrote me that, to explain why she'd gone with him.'
"`They usually do,' Spade said, `though not always in England.'"
Sunday, December 05, 2010
Just because I cited Dashiell Hammett in a post that has existentialism in its title doesn't mean he was incapable of funny bits. Here's one. Like yesterday's citation, it's from The Maltese Falcon, as serialized in Black Mask in 1929 and 1930: