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And as far as he could see, she was doing a good job on that script; not that he could get his mind on it enough to be sure. But, of course, it wasn't creative writing. She might be terrible at that, even though she was picking up the minor mechanics fast. An hour later, he read the finished script, penciled in a few minor changes and improvements, and said it was okay. And thank God he was now free—for a day or so anyway—to quit worrying about the current script rehashes and see if he could get an idea Wilkins, damn him, would think acceptable for the next mess Millie would find herself in.

Cause of death was a single stab wound in the back—probably an ordinary butcher knife with a sharp point and a single! cutting edge. The killer had been skillful—or lucky—in striking the blow. The knife had entered the left ventricle of the heart and death had been instantaneous. The deceased wore only a nightshirt and slippers. His bed had been slept in. It was after eight when Tracy left the restaurant. He strolled aimlessly for a block or two, and then stepped up on a bootblack's stand to have his shoes shined.

Don't feel like working on them right now. ” Bates said, “You might change your mind. I'll take good care of them. Ummm—this top one's about a jeweler. ” “And here's one about a policeman. ” “Knew plenty of them when I worked on the Blade. ” “Don't you make carbon copies of what you write? ” “Of finished copy that I'm going to submit, yes. But there's no point in making carbons of a preliminary draft. ” There was a knock on the door and it opened. The uniformed policeman who had been waiting for Tracy in his apartment stuck his head in the door.

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