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By Dashiell Hammett

This quantity collects the radical "The Maltese Falcon" and 10 brief tales through Dashiell Hammett:
"Too Many Have Lived,"
"They Can basically dangle You Once,"
"A guy referred to 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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You’d’ve performed an identical factor in his position, and also you are aware of it. ” “Yes? ” Malice glittered in Spade’s eyes. “What made him imagine I didn’t do it? What makes you're thinking that I didn’t? Or don’t you? ” Polhaus’s ruddy face flushed back. He stated: “Thursby shot Miles. ” “You imagine he did. ” “He did. That Webley used to be his, and the slug in Miles got here out of it. ” “Sure? ” Spade demanded. “Dead sure,” the police-detective spoke back. “We obtained carry of a kid—a bellhop at Thursby’s hotel—that had obvious it in his room simply that morning. He spotted it specific simply because he’d by no means observed one similar to it earlier than. I by no means observed one. you assert they don’t cause them to any longer. It ain’t most probably there’d be one other round and—anyway—if that wasn’t Thursby’s what occurred to his? And that’s the gun the slug in Miles pop out of. ” He began to positioned a bit of bread into his mouth, withdrew it, and requested: “You say you’ve visible them prior to: the place was once that at? ” He placed the bread into his mouth. “In England ahead of the battle. ” “Sure, there you're. ” Spade nodded and acknowledged: “Then that leaves Thursby the one one I killed. ” Polhaus squirmed in his chair and his face used to be purple and glossy. “Christ’s sake, ain’t you by no means going to overlook that? ” he complained earnestly. “That’s out. you recognize it in addition to I do. You’d imagine you wasn’t a dick your self how you bellyache over issues. i guess you don’t by no means pull an identical stuff on anyone that we pulled on you? ” “You suggest that you simply attempted to drag on me, Tom—just attempted. ” Polhaus swore less than his breath and attacked the rest of his pig’s foot. Spade stated: “All correct. you recognize it’s out and that i understand it’s out. What does Dundy recognize? ” “He understands it’s out. ” “What woke him up? ” “Aw, Sam, he by no means particularly suggestion you’d—” Spade’s smile checked Polhaus. He left the sentence incomplete and stated: “We dug up a list on Thursby. ” “Yes? Who was once he? ” Polhaus’s intelligent small brown eyes studied Spade’s face. Spade exclaimed irritably: “I desire to God I knew part as a lot approximately this enterprise as you shrewdpermanent men imagine I do! ” “I want all of us did,” Polhaus grumbled. “Well, he used to be a St. Louis gunman the 1st we pay attention of him. He used to be picked up loads of instances again there for this and that, yet he belonged to the Egan mob, so not anything a lot was once ever performed approximately any of it. I don’t understand how come he left that defend, yet they acquired him as soon as in big apple for knocking over a row of stuss-games—his twist became him up—and he was once in a yr ahead of Fallon bought him sprung. a few years later he did a quick hitch in Juliet for pistol-whipping one other twist that had given him the needle, yet after that he took up with Dixie Monahan and didn’t have any hassle getting out at any time when he occurred to get in. That was once whilst Dixie used to be virtually as monstrous a shot as Nick the Greek in Chicago playing. This Thursby used to be Dixie’s bodyguard and he took the run-out with him while Dixie acquired in incorrect with the remainder of the lads over a few bills he couldn’t or wouldn’t repay. That used to be a few years back—about the time the Newport seashore Boating membership used to be close up.

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