Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: poppa and pauline

From: M Blumenthal (
Date: 13 Mar 2002

Rene Ribic:

> I must say that I totally disagree with your notion that Spade would let
> his femme fatale go free if he thought he could trust her. I think he
> made it quite clear that his code called for him to avenge his partner &
> also to put criminals away. That's what detectives (even private ones,
> in this case) do & Spade defines himself according to what he does. He's
> a detective.He may indulge in a little speculation but to my mind
> there's no doubt about what he will do, even if Brigid (IIRC her name)
> thinks she may have a chance - her charms certainly worked on Miles &
> look where that got him.

But would Spade acted the same way if he weren't aware of the likelihood of Brigid's betraying him some time in the future? Mark

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