Re: RARA-AVIS: Hammett story

Mark W Best (
Sun, 08 Aug 1999 16:45:05 EDT

The incident you refer to was in The Maltese Falcon. Spade is tellig Bridgit about a missing persons case he was on, where a man, named Flitcraft I think, disappeared, leaving his wife, family, etc. When Spade caught up to hiom, he was living in another city, with a similar job, similar wife, etc. He tells Spade that one day a beam fell and narrowly missed him, so he took stock of his life and went out to find something different. Eventually, he settled into the same routine as before. "He got used to beams falling," Spade explains, "then they stopped falling, so he got used to them not falling."


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