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Full text of "To Have And Have Not"

Eddy paid out rope and when finally she didn't
drag he made her fast. She swung stern in.
'It's sandy bottom, you know/ he said,
'How much water have we got at the stern?'
'Not over five feet.'
'You take the rifle/ I said. 'And be careful'
'Let me have one/ he said. He was plenty
I gave him one and took down the pump-gun.
I unlocked the cabin door, opened it, and said:
'Come on out.'
Nothing happened.
Then one Chink put his head out and saw Eddy
standing there with a rifle and ducked back.
'Come on out. Nobody's going to hurt you,' I
Nothing doing. Only lots of talk in Chink.
'Come on out, you!' Eddy said. My God, I
knew he'd had the bottle.
'Put that bottle away,' I said to him, 'or I'll blow
you out of the boat'
'Come on out,' I said to them, 'or I'll shoot in
at you.'
I saw one of them looking at the corner of the
door and he saw the beach evidently because he
begins to chatter.
'Come on,' I said, 'or I'll shoot.'
Out they came.
Now I tell you it would take a hell of a mean
man to butcher a bunch of Chinks like that and I'll