The Spieler

1
"These here jobs was
made to order for us,
      Flash."

2
"Nothin' like it, Luke!
Wait'll I give you a load 
    of my idear - -"

3
"What's that gotta do
      with us?"

4
"I'm tryin' to get acrost
to you that me and you
is about to join up with
    Cleo's Carnival!"

5
"A place like Cleo's, which
is bein' run honest, is the
last spot the cops would
 think of lookin' for us."

6
"I'm wore out spendin' half 
our time in the can - - so
we're gonna work where 
 we won't get caught."

7
"What that Cleo dame
needs is a couple of
honest guys like us to
help her run the show."

8
"Pardon me, sir, you
   dropped this."

9
"You're through! Clear 
out before I have you
      pinched!"

10
"We're waitin' for the
        boss."

11
"Our attention, Madam, has
been called to your noble
efforts in purifyin' the
   carnival business."

12
"Bein' familiar with matters
pertainin' to reform, we
have come to render you
help, aid and assistance."

13
"What's your racket?"

14
"Allow me, Madam, to
present Perfessor
McIntosh, eminent high
wire artist - - known
 from pole to pole."

15
"I, Madam, am a spieler -
equalled by none and 
excelled by few - - -"

16
"You can't fire me!
I work for Red's 
  concessions!"

17
"As I was sayin', Madam,
I am a carnival orator -
a sideshow spellbinder -"

18
"From the rockbound shores 
of Maine to Californy's sunny
slopes - from the woodlands
of Canada to the golden Gulf
      of Mexico - -"

19
"Stop traveling! You'll do!"

20
"It's tough, trying to run
this show on the level,
but you can help me -
  if you're honest."

21
"Disperse, crowd!"

22
"Listen, Red - the twist
caught me pinchin' a
pigskin. She aired me."

23
"You promised me
protection - said you
had everything fixed!"

24
"I said I had the town 
fixed - - but you know
better than to let that
   dame catch you!"

25
"Look here, Red, you've 
  got to square me!"

26
"If you don't, I'll squeal!
I've got enough on you
to put you in the chair!"

27
"You heard me - I said
I could get away with 
anything - I'm goin'
  after that guy."

28
"He's gonna get what's 
   coming to him."

29
"Did you see what 
    happened?"

30
"He fell down - - musta
broke his neck on that 
      guy rope."

31
"Yeh, I seen it. He tripped
   and busted his neck."

32
"Funny how he done it!
He just stumbled over
that rope and never
 knew what happened."

33
"Just an accident, Miss 
Cleo. This man fell, and
I'm afraid his neck's
       broke."

34
"Don't worry, Miss Cleo.
I'll take care of everything."

35
"I want the police notified 
       right away."

36
"I just seen murder done, 
         Flash!"

37
"- - in cold blood - -
  that's what it was!"

38
"Keep out of it, Flash!
We don't want to get 
mixed up in nothin' 
    like that!"

39
Another hour.

40
"That hair-raisin' sensation -
that death defyin' master of
the air - -  - - Perfessor
        McIntosh!"

41
"Watch him, Ladies and
Gent'men - the sen-say-
shun of Europe and
     America!"

42
"- from the rockbound 
shores of Maine to 
Californy's sunkissed
     slopes -"

43
"- from the woodlands
of Canada to the golden 
   Gulf of Mexico -"

44
"You old son-of-a-gun!
I ain't saw you since
we done that stretch
 together in Seattle."

45
"You'll next be entertained 
by Neptune's Daughters
and that Adorable Diving
Damsel - - Cleo, Queen
    of Aquatics!"

46
"This show is the softest 
racket in the world - all
you got to do is watch 
  out for the dame."

47
"Watch me pull the old 
gag on the boobs - it
ain't never missed yet."

48
"Owin' to their strict policy
of honesty, the manage-
ment has requested me
to warn you against
   pickpockets."

49
"They seen me take it!"

50
"Explained by the simple 
law of gravitation - you 
dropped this here watch."

51
"I said you dropped it!"

52
"Stand over there Baby,
and let Papa give you
   some lessons."

53
"This here's your wallet,
Buddy. I seen you drop it."

54
"I think some dirty crook 
was tryin' to steal that 
  gentleman's wallet."

55
"I do too."

56
"I'll give this here matter
my personal attention an'
see that it don't happen 
         again."

57
"Got a match?"

58
"Whatcha doin' tonight
   after the show?"

59
"Minding my own business.
  What are you doing?"

60
"That's what I said - -
mindin' my own business."

61
"An' she says, 'Mindin' my 
own business - what are 
you doin'?' And there
ain't no answer to that 
         one!"

62
Another day.

63
"Whatcha doin' tonight?"

64
"You sure print a mean 
       waffle!"

65
"Gee - we - I mean us -
I mean I - - I could die
 eatin' your waffles!"

66
Another week.

67
"How come I rate this?"

68
"I got tired of giving 
     you matches."

69
"You know I don't tolerate 
anything crooked! Get 
        out!"

70
"You can't fire me!
  I work for Red."

71
"Will you come along with
me, Flash - you can help
me settle this with Red."

72
"One of my men?"

73
"Yes, one of your men -
  and I fired him!"

74
"You done right. We gotta
keep everything on the 
     up and up."

75
"I'm tired of that dame's
     interference."

76
"We're gonna take the 
show away from her."

77
"We frame it so she can't 
meet her payroll - and 
 the sheriff moves in."

78
"We settle all claims - -
with her dough - - and
 grab off the works."

79
"That's out!"

80
"I'll string with you as
long as it don't hurt the
girl. Anything else is
         OUT!"

81
"Okay - - I didn't know
you were so steamed up
over the dame. Let's
     forget it."

82
"I gotta hunch that sooner
or later we'll have to give
   that guy the works!"

83
"- the management has 
requested me to warn 
you against pickpockets."

84
"You see, on account us
bein' honest, like we are,
I was just warnin' the
       folks - -"

85
"The oldest crooked gag
in the business, and you
try to pull it on me!
      Get out!"

86
"I'm sorry."

87
"You! Of all people."

88
"And I had such faith 
       in you!"

89
"I know - - I've been a
dirty bum. Why, I've
been crooked all my life!"

90
"Why tell me that now?
You made me believe in 
         you."

91
"All I'm askin' is a chance
to prove that you can 
      trust me."

92
"All right - - but you'll
    have to prove it."

93
"Listen, Red - - we're all
washed up with the
crooked stuff in this 
       show."

94
"From now on, I'm on
the level - - and that
goes for you and your
    whole gang!"

95
"If you want to be a chump,
that's up to you - but lay 
  off me, understand?"

96
"I'm warnin' ya -- --
don't try to pull any
     fast ones!"

97
"It wouldn't be lucky!"

98
"Listen, Kid - the griftin'
is out. From now on
me and you is absolutely
   on the level."

99
"Flash, anything you say
     goes with me."

100
"If I catch you pinchin' a
poke around here again,
I'll smack your dirty little 
        ears off."

101
"Well, if you lost your 
wallet, this must be it."

102
"To think I fell for that 
        gag once!"

103
"Get out!"

104
"- then after she burns 
him up, she airs him and
  tells him to powder."

105
"What a break! The big
lunk's played right into 
      our hands!"

106
"Notify the sheriff to be
ready to slap on that
plaster. I'll handle the
        rest."

107
"If you gotta go - -
  I'm goin' too."

108
"You can't walk out on 
her without finishin'
     the show."

109
"If I'm goin' on, I gotta
get some rosin for my 
        shoes."

110
"- - so when she finds 
that lighter, and the
dough gone, Flash is a 
 cinch for ten years."

111
"Start spieling and he'll 
walk that wire. Suckers 
like him can't disappoint 
       a crowd."

112
"Say, Stranger - lemme 
show you the sights on 
      this gun."

113
"I thought you'd be trying
     to sneak away!"

114
"Sneak away from what?"

115
"You know what! My
safe has been robbed!"

116
"Surely you don't think
I'd do a thing like that!"

117
"I found this near the 
         safe."

118
"Look - - something's
wrong with Luke - -
   he's scared!"

119
"You oughta be careful!
You might hurt somebody!"

120
"That's tough, Flash."

121
"Luke - speak to me!"

122
"Poor Baby! If I'd only
knew! But I'll get him!"

123
"His neck's broke - -
    on that rope."

124
"I didn't do nothin'! Red
stole that money! He
planted your lighter so
she'd think you done it!"

125
"I'm sorry, Flash. If you'll
let me, I'll try all my life to
make up for - -  - - for
       everything."



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