By Leslie Charteris
When the Saint is going for a drink in a brand new York nightclub—Cookie’s Cellar—he discovers the quite gorgeous nightclub singer Avalon Dexter; although, he quickly meets the fewer attractive Cookie herself.
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I’ll write it out for him if he has a faulty reminiscence. ” “Nothin’s incorrect with my memory,” the waiter growled. “Maybe you’d like those beverages on your puss, shrewdpermanent man. You requested for Queen Georgianas, and you’re gonna take ’em. ” Simon clenched his arms less than the rim of the desk. “Believe me,” he acknowledged earnestly, “the final hope i've got is to reason trouble. If i have to take those obscenities, I’ll take them. yet will you please, please get us a around of bourbon highballs? ” “Why don’t you depart, if the carrier doesn’t please you? ” requested the George Raft supervisor. “The service,” the Saint stated, “leaves not anything to be wanted, other than every little thing. ” “Then why don’t you simply leave? ” requested the chief. The Saint determined to be obdurate. “Why? ” “No reason,” the executive acknowledged. “We reserve the fitting to refuse carrier to someone. Our signal says so. ” He indicated an indication above the bar. “And you're refusing me provider? ” “No. no longer in the event you don’t reason difficulty. ” “And? ” the executive nodded to the waiter. “Get him his beverages. ” “I’m now not gonna serve him,” the waiter acknowledged. the executive stamped a glowing shoe. “Did you pay attention me? ” The waiter went away. “Now,” the Saint acknowledged, “where have been we? Oh, definite, we have been discussing,” he acknowledged to the executive, “the extra vague elements of suicide in American night-clubs. might you could have something so as to add to our info quickly? ” the executive smiled a crooked smile and departed. The Saint stuck the attention of James Prather, and shaped a question, “Now that we’ve undergone the initial strikes, lets get all the way down to company? ” Prather goggled a bit like a fish in an aquarium tank, yet sooner than the Saint might start to clarify he stuck sight of the waiter returning with a tray of crimson concoctions in champagne glasses. “I,” Simon introduced, “am commencing to turn into frustrated. Avec knobs on. ” The waiter slammed the tray at the desk and allotted the beverages. The Saint eyed his. It used to be certainly no longer a crimson woman. Nor used to be it purple champagne. there has been grenadine in it, judging from the viscosity obvious to the attention. There can be gin, or perhaps water. He raised his eyes. “What…is…this? ” The waiter’s eyes have been like small blue marbles. “They bourbon and sodas, see? ” “Pink bourbon? ” “Ya ever see the other sort? ” the waiter knotted up. “I believe,” Simon stated lightly, “that i've been sufferer. in comparison to the best way I’ve performed myself, burros are matters for strait-jackets. you will have introduced 4 rounds of liquid abortions that no self-respecting canned-heat hound may dip a finger in. whereas this went on i've got stored my mood. activity himself may stack up beside me like a fearful cat. i've got taken your whole insults with a grin. yet I alert you, if you happen to don’t deliver the proper order in your subsequent journey, you will want your mom had spanked the undesirable manners out of you sooner than I needed to. ” “So you wanta make difficulty, huh? ” The waiter signalled. “Hey, Jake! ” The bartender, who appeared to be Jake, stopped shaking a whisky bitter on the best of the movement, having a look whatever like a circus great stuck in a ballet pose.