10APR2020 – Quote of the Day

“We didn’t exactly believe your story.’

Then –?’

‘We believed your two hundred dollars.’

‘You mean –‘ She seemed not to know what he meant.

‘I mean that you paid us more than if you’d been telling the truth,’ he explained blandly, ‘and enough more to make it all right.”

― Dashiell Hammett, The Maltese Falcon