Tuesday, February 15, 2005

I Like This

Cairo, speaking with difficulty because of the fingers on his throat, said: "This is the second time you have put your hands on me." His eyes, though the throttling pressure on this throat made them bulge, were cold and menacing.

"Yes," Spade growled. "And when you're slapped you'll take it and like it."

Dashiell Hammet, The Maltese Falcon

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