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Asta, schnauzer

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From the book “Paper Dreams”: an unattributed story panel for “Lady and the Tramp”

I was leaning against the bar in a speakeasy on Fifty Second Street, waiting for Nora to finish her Christmas shopping…

Asta jumped up and punched me in the belly with her front feet. Nora, at the other end of the leash, said: “She’s had a swell afternoon – knocked over a table of toys at Lord and Taylor’s, scared a fat woman silly by licking her leg in Saks’s, and has been patted by three policemen…

That afternoon I took Asta for a walk, explained to two people that she was a schnauzer and not a cross between a Scottie and an Irish terrier, stopped at Jim’s for a couple of drinks, ran into Larry Crowley, and brought him back to the Normandie with me. Nora was pouring cocktails…

Dashiell Hammett. The Thin Man


Written by aterrier

June 12, 2008 at 3:10 pm

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