A brilliant Raymond Chandler paragraph…

…which slays me every time. I just found it whilst looking for another file on my computer…

It’s from The High Window. It only really works in context with an advert that Philip Marlowe reads earlier in the story, but I’m including it anyway – because I love it:

Why worry? why be doubtful and confused? Why be gnawed by suspicion? Consult cock-eyed, careless, clubfooted, dissipated investigator, Philip Marlowe, Glenview 7537. See me and you meet the best cops in town. Why despair? Why be lonely? Call Marlowe and watch the wagon come.


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