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By Dashiell Hammett

This quantity collects the radical "The Maltese Falcon" and 10 brief tales by way of Dashiell Hammett:
"Too Many Have Lived,"
"They Can basically cling You Once,"
"A guy known as Space,"
"Afraid of a Gun,"
"The Assistant Murderer,"
"House Dick,"
"Night Shade,"
"The pass judgement on Laughed Last,"
"His Brother's Keeper,"
and "The guy Who Killed Dan Odams."

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It’s terrible,” she acknowledged. “You’ll need to get a physician. You can’t stroll round with a head like that. ” “It’s now not as undesirable because it seems to be, apart from the headache, and that will be as a rule from the drops. ” He went to the cupboard within the nook of the place of work and ran chilly water on a handkerchief. “Anything ensue after I left? ” “Did you discover leave out O’Shaughnessy, Sam? ” “Not but. something take place after I left? ” “The District Attorney’s workplace phoned. He desires to see you. ” “Himself? ” “Yes, that’s the best way I understood it. And a boy got here in with a message—that Mr. Gutman will be overjoyed to speak to you prior to five-thirty. ” Spade grew to become off the water, squeezed the handkerchief, and got here clear of the cupboard protecting the handkerchief to his temple. “I obtained that,” he stated. “I met the boy downstairs, and speaking to Mr. Gutman received me this. ” “Is that the G. who phoned, Sam? ” “Yes. ” “And what—? ” Spade stared throughout the lady and spoke as though utilizing speech to rearrange his techniques: “He wishes whatever he thinks i will get. I persuaded him i may retain him from getting it if he didn’t make the take care of me earlier than five-thirty. Then—uh-huh—sure—it used to be after I’d advised him he’d need to wait a number of days that he fed me the junk. It’s probably not he suggestion I’d die. He’d understand I’d be up and round in ten or twelve hours. So probably the answer’s that he figured he may get it with no my assist in that point if i used to be mounted SO I couldn’t butt in. ” He scowled. “I wish to Christ he was once mistaken. ” His stare grew to become much less far away. “You didn’t get any be aware from the O’Shaughnessy? ” the lady shook her head no and requested: “Has this obtained something to do together with her? ” “Something. ” “This factor he desires belongs to her? ” “Or to the King of Spain. Sweetheart, you’ve acquired an uncle who teaches heritage or anything over on the college? ” “A cousin. Why? ” “If we brightened his lifestyles with an alleged historic mystery 4 centuries outdated may well we belief him to maintain it darkish awhile? ” “Oh, sure, he’s stable humans. ” “Fine. Get your pencil and booklet. ” She bought them and sat in her chair. Spade ran extra chilly water on his handkerchief and, maintaining it to his temple, stood in entrance of her and dictated the tale of the falcon as he had heard it from Gutman, from Charles V’s furnish to the Hospitallers up to—but no additional than—the enameled bird’s arrival in Paris on the time of the Carlist inflow. He stumbled over the names of authors and their works that Gutman had pointed out, yet controlled to accomplish a few kind of phonetic likeness. the remainder of the background he repeated with the accuracy of a proficient interviewer. whilst he had comprehensive the woman close her pc and raised a flushed smiling face to him. “Oh, isn’t this exciting? ” she stated. “It’s—” “Yes, or ridiculous. Now will you are taking it over and browse it on your cousin and ask him what he thinks of it? Has he ever run throughout something that will have a few reference to it? Is it possible? Is it possible—even slightly attainable? Or is it the bunk? If he wishes extra time to appear it up, ok, yet get a few type of opinion out of him now.

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