Re: RARA-AVIS: Beamed...

From: William Ahearn (
Date: 26 Feb 2008

--- Lawrence Coates <> wrote:

> This recalls the story "Wakefield," by Nathaniel
> Hawthorne. It's been so long since I read
> "The Maltese Falcon" that I'd completely forgotten
> about The Flitcraft Parable.
The Flitcraft Parable is my favorite section of the book. It added another dimension not only to the story but also to Spade who one would think didn't spend time wondering what happened to old cases or their subjects. That was the point that Sam Spade became more than a detective to me.


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