Up in Honey's Room

By Elmore Leonard

Sweet Honey Deal's unsure what pressured her to marry Walter Schoen, probably the main dull guy in the world. So she speedy rectified the placement via leaving the dour German-born butcher to begin a brand new lifestyles. an exceptional factor, too, now that America's at warfare with Adolf Hitler and Walter's loyalty to his followed nation used to be continually questionable. Even larger, now U.S. Marshal Carl Webster desires to arise to Honey's room for an reputable "chat" . . . and for anything extra intimate, if Honey has whatever to claim approximately it.

The feds' mythical "Hot Kid," Carl's looking German POWs who escaped from an Oklahoma internment camp. might be Honey's estranged hubby is familiar with anything. probably Honey is aware whatever. probably Carl can remain trustworthy to his spouse. or perhaps they are all approximately to get tangled up—along with a sultry Ukrainian undercover agent and her transvestite manservant—in a nutty assassination plot that cannot most likely succeed.

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Carl, Honey and Jurgen’s Lotion. Zap. ” Vera stated, “Bo, I don’t are looking to be during this condominium anymore. Please get me out of the following earlier than I develop into an alcoholic. ” “You already are. ” “I count number my drinks,” Vera stated. “I by no means have greater than twenty-five in an afternoon. ” “We’re going away tomorrow,” Bo stated. “If we will be able to reflect on how to get all 3 of them at Honey’s residence back. you must say goodbye. otherwise you are looking to go away every one of them whatever. ” Vera acknowledged, “You need to do that, don’t you. ” “If I don’t,” Bo stated, “the FBI will wring you out and dangle you as much as dry. you love that pronouncing? We’ll make it someday within the night, yet no longer too overdue. We arrive final. those i need are there. ” He grew to become from the pay telephone at the wall and regarded down the bar on the buyers, a couple of males and one girl, blitzed, conversing loud, a man at a desk examining a dream publication. “I’ll slip in the home this night. go away the again door unlocked. ” “What are you consuming? ” “Whiskey, they don’t have vodka. ” “They ran out of it? ” “They don’t have it, Vera, ever. ” “I’m pleased we’re leaving. ” “We’ll every one take a bag. Any treasures you can’t depart in the back of, so long as they’re small. The umbrella, that giant black one like Neville Chamberlain’s. ” “What are you going to put on? ” “I haven’t thought of it but. ” Honey jumped listening to the buzzer. She replied, pressed the button to open the door downstairs and stated to Jurgen, “It’s Carl. ” Jurgen waited, status within the lounge, dressed now. “I imagine you’d higher remain within the bedroom,” Honey stated. “He doesn’t recognize I’m the following? ” “I don’t see how he may. ” “But you don’t belief him now,” Jurgen acknowledged, displaying his grin. “Because we’re fans? seek advice from him, see what he’s brooding about. ” “He’ll ask approximately you, i do know. ” “Lie to him, it’s ok. Or inform him I’m right here and I’ll pop out and consult him. It’s as much as you. ” “He’ll ask yourself why I’m nervous,” Honey acknowledged. “You don’t appear worried to me. Listen,” Jurgen acknowledged, “I be aware of what you’re facing. you've gotten a sense for me, yet I’m the enemy. My being the following can be adequate to place you in a federal legal. that allows you to inform Carl I’m the following, do it, I’ll comprehend. ” She needed he didn’t smile at her—not a tremendous smile, virtually a tragic smile, yet nonetheless a smile—saying such things as that to her. He went within the bed room and closed the door. Honey placed “Gee, child, Ain’t I reliable to You” at the Victrola, Honey letting Billie Holiday’s baby-doll voice set a temper for her, and Jurgen seemed within the hallway, smiling at her. “You’re not likely to inform him, are you? ” Carl got here in donning the darkish swimsuit she cherished and stood taking a look at Honey his darkish tie on a white blouse, the white opposed to his weathered glance that she cherished. He paused to pay attention and acknowledged, “Billie vacation. I should’ve recognized you love blues. ” “How may you inform? ” “You’re hip. ” “I don’t jitterbug,” Honey stated. “I didn’t imagine you probably did. ” “I like sluggish dancing, get in there shut. ” Now he confirmed a grin, an identical manner Jurgen did. “I think that,” Carl acknowledged. “Did you notice Jurgen final evening?

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