By Jerry Sadowitz; David Britland
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But Sylvia was not a woman easily subdued. She was a gal who didn't know the meaning of defeat. She was going to get those pants off one way or another. Even in the heat of battle, I had to admire her determination. She got a foot planted against the couch and shoved, trying to pull me back with her. She didn't manage that, but she did kick hard enough to send the couch sliding out from beneath me, and down both of us went. But that was, for all practical purposes, the end of the struggle. I landed half on top of her, got her wrists in my hands, squeezed and waited.
I showed it to Barr. "That's Sylvia Ardent," I said. " Page 26 Richard S Prather A Shell Scott Novel The Cheim Manuscript Barr moved finally. He thrust out an arm, gripped the photo and held it before his staring eyes. Both brows were raised now, way up. "Why, the sonofabitch," he said. " He appeared to have forgotten I was there, even though I was standing no more than a foot and a half from him. An expression of great perplexity grew upon his wide, well-muscled face. "But how? How could it be?
Gideon was always calling me into his big office for one thing and another. " "One day he gave me a script. A _real_ script. It was a marvelous part. " She wiggled over the couch and stopped next to me, put a hand on my shoulder. "He had a new offer for me. I'd make a hundred thousand dollars for doing the part -- ten times what I got from the others. Plus a better contract. And the part could almost make me a star, it was so good. " "Sure, you do. Wilfred all over again, only before Wilfred. " She stopped for a second or two.
Cards on the table by Jerry Sadowitz; David Britland