TO HAVE AND HAVE NOT
As the taxi pulled up even with him, Professor
MacWalsey got out and went up to Richard Gordon
who was lurching along the sidewalk.
'Come on, Gordon/ he said. 'We're going home.'
Richard Gordon looked at him.
'We?5 he said, swaying.
'I want you to go home in this taxi.9
'You go to hell/
'I wish you'd come/ Professor MacWalsey said,
*I want you to get home safely.'
'Where's your gang?' said Richard Gordon,
Tour gang that beat me up.'
'That was the bouncer. I didn't know he was
going to hit you/
Tou lie/ said Richard Gordon. He swung at the
red-faced man in front of him and missed him.
He slipped forward on to his knees and got up
slowly. His knees were scraped raw from the side-
walk, but he did not know it.
cCome on and fight/ he said brokenly.
'I don't fight/ said Professor MacWalsey. elf
you'll get into the taxi Pll leave you/
'Go to hell/ said Richard Gordon and started
down the street.
'Leave him go/ said the taxi driver, 'He's all
'Do you think he'll be all right?'
'Hell/ the taxi driver said. *He*s perfect/
Tm worried about him/ Professor MacWalsey said*