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Re: The Killers
« Reply #20 on: September 11, 2013, 11:01:00 PM »

                    ‘You ought to go to the movies more. The movies are fine for a bright boy like you.’
                    ‘What are you going to kill Ole Anderson for? What did he ever do to you?’
                    ‘He never had a chance to do anything to us. He never even seen us.’
                    ‘And he’s only going to kill him for, then?’ George asked.
                    ‘We’re killing him for a friend. Just to oblige a friend, bright boy.’
                    ‘Shut up,’ said Al from the kitchen. ‘You talk too god-dam much.’
                    ‘Well, I got to keep bright boy amused. Don’t I, bright boy?’
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« Reply #21 on: September 11, 2013, 11:01:29 PM »
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Re: The Killers
« Reply #22 on: September 11, 2013, 11:01:44 PM »

                    ‘You talk too damn much,’ Al said ‘The nigger and my bright boy are amused by themselves. I got them tied up like a couple of girl friends in the convent.’
                    ‘I suppose you were in a convent.’
                    ‘You never know.’
                    ‘You were in a kosher convent. That’s where you were.’
          George looked up at the clock.
                    ‘If anybody comes in you tell them the cook is off, and if they keep after it, you tell them you’ll go back and cook yourself. Do you get that, bright boy?’
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Re: The Killers
« Reply #23 on: September 11, 2013, 11:02:04 PM »
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Re: The Killers
« Reply #24 on: September 11, 2013, 11:02:24 PM »

                    ‘Al right,’ George said. ‘What you going to do with us afterwards?’
                    ‘That’ll depend,’ Max said. ‘That’s one of those thing you never know at the time.’
          George looked up at the clock. It was a quarter past six. The door from the street opened. A street-car motorman came in.
                    ‘Hello, George,’ he said. ‘Can I get supper?’
                    ‘Sam’s gone out,’ George said. ‘He’ll be back in about half an hour.’
                    ‘I’d better go up the street,’ the motorman said. George looked at the clock. It was twenty minutes past six.
                    ‘That was nice, bright boy,’ Max said ‘You’re a regular little gentleman.’
                    ‘He knew I’d blow his head off,’ Al said from the kitchen.
                    ‘No.’ said Max. ‘It ain’t that. Bright boy is nice. He’s a nice boy. I like him.’
          At six-fifty-five George said: ‘He’s not coming.’
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« Reply #25 on: September 11, 2013, 11:02:28 PM »
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Re: The Killers
« Reply #26 on: September 11, 2013, 11:03:01 PM »

          Two other people had been in the lunch-room. Once George had gone out to the kitchen and made a ham-and-eggs sandwich ‘to go’ that a man wanted to take with him. Inside the kitchen he saw Al, his derby hat tilted back, sitting on a stool beside the wicket with the muzzle of a sawed-off shotgun resting on the ledge. Nick and the cook were back to back in the corner, a towel tied in each of their mouths. George had cooked the sandwich, wrapped it up in oiled paper, put it in a bag, brought it in, and the man had paid for it and gone out.
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« Reply #27 on: September 11, 2013, 11:03:08 PM »
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Re: The Killers
« Reply #28 on: September 11, 2013, 11:03:47 PM »

                    ‘Bright boy can do everything,’ Max said. ‘He can cook and everything. You’d make some girl a nice wife, bright boy.’
                    ‘Yes?’ George said. ‘Your friend. Ole Anderson, isn’t going to come.’
                    ‘We’ll give him ten minutes,’ Max said.
          Max watched the mirror and the clock. The hands of the clock marked seven o’clock, and then five minutes past seven.
                    ‘Come on, Al,’ said Max. ‘We better go. He's not coming.’
                    ‘Better give him five minutes,’ Al said from the kitchen.
          In the five minutes a man came in, and George explained that the cook was sick.
                    ‘Why the hell don’t you get another cook?’ the man asked. ‘Aren’t you running a lunch-counter?’ He went out.
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Re: The Killers
« Reply #29 on: September 11, 2013, 11:03:56 PM »
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Re: The Killers
« Reply #30 on: September 11, 2013, 11:04:25 PM »

                    ‘Come on Al,’ Max Said.
                    ‘What about the two bright boys and the nigger?’
                    ‘They’re all right.’
                    ‘You think so?’
                    ‘Sure. We’re through with it.’
                    ‘I don’t like it,’ said Al. ‘It’s sloppy. You talk too much.’
                    ‘Oh, what the hell,’ said Max. ‘We got to keep amused, haven’t we?’
                    ‘You talk too much, all the same,’ Al said. He came out from the kitchen. The cut-off barrels of the shotgun made a slight bulge under the waist of his too tight-fitting overcoat. He straightened his coat with his gloved hands.
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Re: The Killers
« Reply #31 on: September 11, 2013, 11:04:58 PM »

                    ‘So long, bright boy,’ he said to George. ‘You got a lot of luck.’
                    ‘That’s the truth,’ Max said. ‘You ought to play the race, bright boy.’
          The two of them went out of the door. George watched them, through the window; pass under the arc-light, and cross the street. In their overcoats and derby hats they looked like a vaudeville team. George went back through the swinging-door into the kitchen and untied Nick and the cook.
                    ‘I don’t want any more of that,’ said Sam, the cook. ‘I don’t want any more of that.’
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Re: The Killers
« Reply #32 on: September 11, 2013, 11:05:47 PM »

          Nick stood up. He had never had a towel in his mouth before.
                    ‘Say,’ he said. ‘What the hell?’ He was trying to swagger it off.
                    ‘They were going to kill Ole Anderson,’ George said. ‘They were going to shoot him when he came in to eat.
                    ‘Ole Anderson?’
                    ‘Sure.’
          The cook felt the corners of his mouth with his thumbs.
                    ‘They all gone?’ he asked.
                    ‘Yeah,’ said George. ‘They’re gone now.’
                    ‘I don’t like it,’ said the cook. ‘I don’t like any of it at all.’
                    ‘Listen,’ George said to nick. ‘You better go see Ole Anderson.’
                    ‘All right.’
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Re: The Killers
« Reply #33 on: September 11, 2013, 11:06:29 PM »

                    ‘You better not have anything to do with it at all,’ Sam, the cook, said. ‘You better stay way it at all,’ Sam, the cook, said. ‘You better stay way out of it.’
                    ‘Don’t go if you don’t want to,’ George said.
                    ‘Mixing up in this ain’t going to get you anywhere,’ the cook said. ‘You stay out of it.’
                    ‘I’ll go see him,’ Nick said to George. ‘Where does he live?’
          The cook turned away.
                    ‘Little boys always know what they want to do,’ he said.
                    ‘He lives up at Hirsch’s rooming-house,’ George aid to Nick.
                    ‘I’ll go up there.’
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Re: The Killers
« Reply #34 on: September 11, 2013, 11:07:21 PM »

          Outside, the arc-light shone through the bare branches of a tree. Nick walked up the street beside the car-tracks and turned at the next arc-light down a side-street. Three houses up the street was Hirsch’s rooming-house. Nick walked up the two steps and pushed the bell. A woman came to the door.
                    ‘Is Ole Anderson here?’
                    ‘Do you want to see him?’
                    ‘Yes, if he’s in,’
          Nick followed the woman up a flight of stairs and back to the end of the corridor. She knocked on the door.
                    ‘Who is it?’
                    ‘It's Nick Adams.’
                    ‘Come in.’
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Re: The Killers
« Reply #35 on: September 11, 2013, 11:07:58 PM »

          Nick opened the door and went into the room. Ole Anderson was lying on the bed with all his clothes on. He had been a heavyweight prize-fighter and he was too long for the bed. He lay with his head on two pillows. He did not look at Nick.
                    ‘What was it?’
                    ‘I was up at Henry’s,’ Nick said, ’and two fellows came in and tied up me and the cook, and they said they were going to kill you.’
          It sounded silly when he said it. Ole Anderson said nothing.
                    ‘They put us out in the kitchen,’ Nick went on. ‘They were going to shoot you when you came in to supper.’
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Re: The Killers
« Reply #36 on: September 11, 2013, 11:08:47 PM »

         Ole Anderson looked at the wall and did not sat anything.
                    ‘George thought I’d better come and tell you about it.’
                    ‘There isn’t anything I can do about it,’ Ole Anderson said.
                    ‘I’ll tell you what they were like.’
                    ‘I don’t want to know what they were like,’ Ole Anderson said. He looked at the wall. ‘Thanks for coming to tell me about it.’
                    ‘That’s all right.’
          Nick looked at the big man lying on the bed.
                    ‘Don’t you want me to go and see the police?’
                    ‘No,’ Ole Anderson said. ‘That wouldn’t do any good.’
                    ‘Isn’t there something I could do?’
                    ‘No. There ain’t anything to do.’
                    ‘Maybe it was just a bluff.’
                    ‘No, it ain’t just a bluff.’
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Re: The Killers
« Reply #37 on: September 11, 2013, 11:10:12 PM »

          Ole Anderson rolled over towards the wall.
                    ‘The only thing is,’ he said, talking towards the wall, ‘I just can’t make up my mind to go out. I been in here all day.’
                    ‘Couldn’t you get out of town?’
                    ‘No,’ Ole Anderson said. ‘I’m through with all that running around.’
          He looked at the wall.
                    ‘There ain’t anything to do now.’
                    ‘Couldn’t you fix it up some way?'
                    ‘No. I got in wrong.’ He talked in the same flat voice. ‘There ain’t anything to do. After a while I’ll make up my mind to go out.’
                    ‘I better go back and see George,’ Nick said.
                    ‘So long,’ Said Ole Anderson. He did not look towards Nick. ‘Thanks for coming around.’
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Re: The Killers
« Reply #38 on: September 11, 2013, 11:11:24 PM »

          Nick went out. As he shut the door he saw Ole Anderson with all his clothes on, lying on the bed looking at the wall.
                    ‘He’s been in his room all day,’ the landlady said downstairs. ‘I guess he don’t feel well. I said to him: ‘‘Mr. Anderson, You ought to go out and take a walk on a nice fall day like this,’’ but he didn’t feel like it.’
                    ‘He doesn’t want to go out.’
                    ‘I’m sorry he don’t feel well,’ the woman said. ’He’s an awfully nice man. He was in the ring, you know.’
                    ‘I know it.’
                    ‘You’d never know it expect from the way his face is,’ the woman said. They stood talking just inside the street door. ‘He’s just as gentle.’
                    ‘Well, good-night, Mrs. Hirsch,’ Nick said.
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Re: The Killers
« Reply #39 on: September 11, 2013, 11:12:18 PM »

                    ‘I’m not Mrs. Hirsch’ the woman said. ‘She owns the place. I just look after it for her, I’m Mrs. Bell.’
                    ‘Well, Good-night, Mrs. Bell,’ Nick said.
                    ‘Good-night,’ the woman said.
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