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Full text of "Laughing Torso"

BACK    TO    PARIS    AND    CELEBRITIES

en vingt minutes!" She asked for the bill. The
waiter looked at us as if we were crooks and sent
for the manager who looked worse, and I said,
" Stay here and give me the ten-pound note! "
I rushed up the staircase and into the arms of a
policeman. I said, " I am in Dirty Dick's with
the Star Turn of the Alhambra and we only have

a ten-pound note and the manager thinks we are
crooks and he won't change it." The policeman
smiled and said, "Well, Miss, I know it's a bit
Jard on two ladies like yourselves. Take it to
the Great Eastern Hotel," pointing out to me the
way to get there. I ran round the corner and asked
for the cashier. I was breathless by the time that I
arrived and gasped, ." Dirty Dick's, Star Turn,
Alhambra, ten-pound note!" and I wrote all this
information on the back of the note and he gave
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