By Carter Dickson
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In the meantime, what do you do? I'll tell you. " Cartwright drew a deep breath. His (leprous-red) beard was bristling. He extended quivering hands. "Tom, if I didn't know you so well, I should think you were trying to wreck your own business. But the real trouble is that you're script-mad. Look at the v present situation. Look at Miss Um-Um and me. " Mr. Hackett's swarthy face darkened. "I've tried to be patient with you, Bill. " "Another job here," breathed Cartwright. Two powerfully gloomy eyes were bent down on the producer.
Monica had a back view of an ancient sports coat, and gray flannels which looked as though they had not been pressed since Christmas. The shoulders of the sports coat slowly hunched up until they were almost on a level with his ears. " he whispered in an awed voice. Then he risked one eye, and finally turned round and faced it. " "Sorry? Oh, no," said Monica, pale with fury but carefully keeping her voice light, airy, and la-di-da. "Please don't apologize. It's quite all right. " "Oh, dear me, no," said Monica, with a shivering little laugh.
Cartwright moved back a step. His (red) beard looked dazed. A thoughtless observer, not seeing through his real vileness as Monica saw through it, might have thought he was honestly contrite. He drew himself up to his full height, and tried again. "Madam," he said, his voice regaining its earlier richness and suavity, "madam, in case the fact has escaped your notice, I have been attempting to apologize. I was tactless. I was ill-mannered. " "For you, Mr. " "Now, now, you two, no quarreling," interrupted Mr.