Re: RARA-AVIS: Dialogue Question

From: Jim Beaver (
Date: 18 Sep 2002

> A friend of mine is trying to come up with the author and the title of the
> book where
> the following line of dialogue can be found:
> "Shut up," he explained.
> He says it's from a hard-boiled detective novel, and I have to admit it
> sounds familiar to me, but I can't place it, either. Anybody have any

"'Are you lost daddy' I arsked tenderly. 'Shut up' he explained."

Ring Lardner 1885-1933, The Young Immigrunts, 1920, chapter 10.

Jim Beaver

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