Literary Memories 23 July: Raymond Thornton Chandler

The Boypoet Remembers....

Raymond Thornton Chandler  Raymond Thornton Chandler

Author: Raymond Thornton Chandler

Dates: 23 July 1888 – 26 March 1959

Nationality: British -American

Title of Book: The Little Sister

I had been stalking the bluebottle fly for five minutes, waiting for him to sit down. He didn’t want to sit down. He just wanted to do wing-overs and sing the prologue to Pagliacci. I had the fly swatter poised in mid-air and I was all set. There was a patch of bright sunlight on the corner of the desk and I knew sooner or later that was where he was going to light. But when he did I didn’t even see him at first. The bussing stopped and there he was. And then the phone rang.

I reached for it inch by inch with a slow and patient left hand. I lifted the phone slowly and spoke into it softly: “Hold the line a moment…

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