By Henry Kane

The proposition seemed like a pushover. All Peter Chambers needed to do was once discover the place a teen-aged chorine were for the previous month and why. And for that info the girl's father, a filthy rich banker, could pay Chambers a funky thousand funds. It used to be a short technique to earn a few effortless cash. So Chambers thought...until he figured out that the fistful of money carried a bit anything additional besides it—A FISTFUL OF dying.

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I stripped down bare and took an extended hot bathe. I washed my physique with plenty of cleaning soap and washed my hair with the newest marketed shampoo. I dried with the newest marketed towels and unfold the newest marketed physique lotion over my most modern marketed physique. Then, bare, I went again to the lounge. there has been sufficient hissing steam to maintain me hot had I shed my dermis. I used a hand replicate opposed to the full-length reflect within the lounge to envision the soreness in the back of my ear. It was once a lump, just a little bruised, yet with out abrasion. yet being, as all americans, antiseptically conditioned, I went again to the lavatory and dabbed witch hazel on my lump. Then I went again to the lounge, sprawled out at the sofa, picked up the telephone and known as Edward Duff. No solution. I placed again the receiver and that i dozed. No quicker was once I embroiled in a lusciously pornographic dream, while the telephone rang. Wouldn’t you recognize? I reached out a lazy hand for the receiver and acknowledged in my such a lot lusciously pornographic voice, “Yeah? who's it? ” “Hi, lover,” stated Suzy Lyons. The pornographic dream ceased. The dream, this can be. “Only beloved,” I stated, “I’ve been ready all day. Where’ve you been? ” “Waiting so you might call,” she stated, “only cherished. ” “I called,” I lied. “That’s a huge lie,” she stated. “Like girl talks? ” I stated. “I love you,” she stated. “I love you,” I acknowledged. “Supper after the exhibit at Royal? ” “That’s why I’m calling,” she stated. “We pass the supper this night. ” “Only beloved,” I acknowledged, “have you were given your self one other simply cherished? ” “You imagine I’m out of my brain? ” she stated. “Where are you? ” I stated. “At the theatre. It’s 5 mins prior to curtain. ” “So it is,” I stated with out taking a look at my watch which i used to be no longer donning. “So what’s with cancelling supper, in basic terms cherished? ” “I’ve received to move out to the airport,” she acknowledged, “after the express. ” “So what’s incorrect with supper after the express after the airport? I’m effortless to get in addition to. ” “You’ve bought a celebration to move to,” she acknowledged. “Without you,” I stated, “I pass nowhere. ” i'm not anything if no longer a quickly devoted swain. And with Suzy Lyons you didn’t need to paintings at it to be quickly trustworthy. “I love you,” she stated. “I love you,” I acknowledged. “So what occasion do i need to visit? And I’m not likely with out you. ” “Who acknowledged you’re going with no me? ” “Then I’m going,” I stated. “Where do I decide you up? ” “You don’t,” she acknowledged. “Then the hell with the social gathering, purely loved. should you insist on speaking in riddles together with your curtain 5 mins away — ” “Shut up, please! hear! ” “I’m shut,” I stated. “I’m listening. Fervently. ” Her melodious voice took on didactic overtones. “There is a party,” she stated, “at Freddie Flanders’ condominium. I’m invited. You’re invited. It’s for after the express. i need to exit to the airport to choose an individual up. I shall exit to the airport to select that somebody up. You, meanwhile, will visit the social gathering. you have to be there, in propriety, through middle of the night. And there, on the social gathering, ultimately, I shall sign up for you. Now, when you please, do you want me to translate this for you into early Hebrew, or maybe you’d love it Turkish type?

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