By Donald E. Westlake
Rather than robbing a financial institution, Dortmunder attempts to scouse borrow the full building.
Encyclopedias are heavy, and John Dortmunder is ailing of sporting them. whereas in among jobs, the continual heist-planner is operating an encyclopedia-selling rip-off that's approximately to explode in his face. The police officers are on their method whilst his good friend Kelp pulls up in a stolen Oldsmobile, delivering a short get away from the legislations and a role that's too insane to show down. Kelp's nephew is an FBI washout who's hooked on old-time pulp novels and experience tales. He attempted being a cop, and now he desires to be a robber. His objective: a major highway financial institution that has briefly relocated to a wide cellular domestic. Breaking in is impossible—there are seven guards and a police station down the street—but cellular houses have been intended to be pushed. Dortmunder simply has to force the financial institution away.
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Dortmunder had spoke back the 1st few thousand, until eventually he’d learned that not one of the solutions ever stayed within that around head. might couldn’t were extra varied; she by no means requested the questions, and she or he constantly held onto the solutions. Now, they complete their heroes and left the Blimpie, and at the sidewalk may well acknowledged. ‘I’ll take the subway. ’ ‘Take a cab. ’ She had a clean cigarette within the nook of her mouth, having lit it after completing consuming. ‘Naw,’ she stated. ‘I’ll take the subway. A cab after a hero provides me heartburn. ’ ‘You are looking to come alongside to the O. J.? ’ ‘Naw, you cross forward. ’ ‘The different evening, Murch introduced his mother. ’ ‘I’d radier move domestic. ’ Dortmunder shrugged. ‘Okay. I’ll so long. ’ ‘See you later. ’ She slopped away down the road, and Dortmunder headed the opposite direction. He nonetheless had time, so he made up our minds to stroll, which intended facing significant Park. He walked alongside the cinder course by myself, and below a highway gentle a shifty-eyed stocky man in a black turtle-neck sweater got here out of nowhere and acknowledged, ‘Excuse me. ’ Dortmunder stopped. ‘Yeah? ’ ‘I’m taking a survey,’ the man acknowledged. His eyes danced a bit, and he appeared to be grinning and but to not be grinning. It was once an identical form of expression the general public within the motion picture had had. He acknowledged, ‘Here you're, you’re a citizen, you’re jogging alongside within the park at evening. What may you do if someone got here alongside and mugged you? ’ Dortmunder checked out him. ‘I’d beat his head in,’ he stated. the fellow blinked, and the virtually grin disappeared. He seemed a little bit stressed, and he acknowledged, ‘What if he had, uh, good, what if he was once …’ Then he shook his head, waggled either arms and subsidized off, asserting, ‘Nah, overlook it Doesn’t topic, put out of your mind it. ’ ‘Okay,’ Dortmunder stated. He walked on in the course of the park and over to Amsterdam and as much as the O. J. while he went in, Rollo was once having a dialogue with the one clients, a couple of obese fee salesmen within the auto-parts line, approximately even if sexual activity after a heavy meal used to be medically sturdy or medically undesirable. They have been aiding their arguments ordinarily with own anecdotes, and Rollo evidently had difficulty breaking himself loose from the dialog. Dortmunder waited on the finish of the bar, and eventually Rollo acknowledged, ‘Now, carry it now, carry it a moment. Don’t begin that but. I’ll be correct again. ’ Then he got here down the bar, passed Dortmunder the bottle known as Amsterdam Liquor shop Bourbon – ‘Our personal model’ plus glasses, and acknowledged, ‘All that’s right here to this point is the draft beer and salt. His mom permit him out by way of himself this night. ’ ‘There’ll be extra coming,’ Dortmunder stated. ‘I don’t know the way many. ’ ‘The extra the merrier,’ Rollo acknowledged sourly and went again to his dialogue. within the again room, Murch was once sprinkling salt in his beer to revive the pinnacle. He appeared up at Dortmunder’s front and acknowledged, ‘How you doing? ’ ‘Fine,’ Dortmunder stated. He positioned the bottle and glasses at the desk and sat down. ‘I made greater time tonight,’ Murch acknowledged. ‘I attempted a distinct path. ’ ‘Is that correct?