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The Girls from Planet 5 (1955)
- All page numbers from the mass market paperback edition published by Lancer Books (catalogue number 73-550) in 1967
- “Thank you,” she said icily. “I accept your good wishes and your resignation. And you can go to hell, Dave Hull.”
Dave went to Texas.
- Chapter 1 (p. 10)
- I’d better get back to work. It’s like butting my head against a stone wall, but somebody’s got to keep butting, if only for the sake of other people’s morale.
- Chapter 19 (p. 190)
- You’re as nutty as a peck of pecans, ma’am.
- Chapter 21 (pp. 204-205)
30-Day Wonder (1960)
- All page numbers from the mass market paperback first edition published by Ballantine Books (catalogue number 434K)
- We’ll jump off that bridge when we come to it.
- Chapter 2 (p. 19)
- I folded the paper and wriggled around in the seat. Buses are like candy bars, I thought. The price goes up and the size goes down. Each new bus seem to have less leg room and a lower headrest that its predecessor, so that you had to be a contortionist to take a nap.
- Chapter 7 (p. 48)
- “‘Morning, Sam,” the coffee boy said. “How about some coffee?”
“‘Morning, Herb,” I said. “That’s the first intelligent remark I’ve heard in some time.”
- Chapter 7 (p. 49)
- “I’m good for about thirty bucks,” I said. “Then I’ll have to get a refill from petty cash.”
“There’s nothing petty about cash,” Stew said.
- Chapter 7 (p. 51)
- “What do you think of it, old man?”
I thought very little of it but I pretended to turn it over in my mind. “It’s got class,” I said finally. To myself I thought, with a capital K.
- Chapter 14 (p. 79)
- “I’ve made my choice, Sam,” she had written. “I had to choose between what I wanted and what I could get. There are times when the ideal is just too unattainable and when the second best becomes, in the long run, the best. Maybe this also has a universal application. I hope so.”
- Chapter 29 (p. 153)