unearths some literary gems.
[From Lawrence Block]:
"Even when we were in outer space, smack in the middle of the Asterisk Belt, there was a part of my mind that knew I'd want to be rid of her sooner or later."
“Essentially,” Carolyn said, “you’re saying the poor woman was /verklempt/.”
“If that means what it sounds like, then that’s what she was.”
"The only place I can think of is Three Guys."
"I think you mean Two Guys."
"Jesus, don't you think I can count?"
"Still, wouldn't some passerby be whimsical enough to snap up a guidebook to a country that no longer existed?"
Evidently not. I found the promised pair of dollar bills inside the book's front cover, considered leaving them there to reward whimsy, decided whimsy was its own reward, and gave them a home in my wallet.
"Maybe that's what the mystery meat was this afternoon."
"Unicorn? I hope not."
"So do I. I try to avoid eating endangered species, let alone mythical ones."