Stand and Deliver

1
France.

2
"Those were the days!
 But look at London
 now - not a thrill left
    in the place!"

3
"Quit crabbing! If you
 hadn't shot down so
 many planes the war
 would have lasted
  longer -- maybe."

4
"Look -- the horrors
      of peace!"

5
"I'd give ten years
 of my life for a
  good fight ---"

6
"Then why not get 
     married?"

7
"I mean a fight where
 there's some chance
      to win."

8
"Here's something that
 should appeal to a
 man who loves war
  and hates women."

9
"Looks like an idea.
 Those bandits ought
 to put up a jolly
    good fight."

10
"Tell 'em to forward my
 mail in care of the
 Olanian army. I'm going
 after that Ghika chap."

11
"One of my men was
 shot from this house.
    Who did it?"

12
"Nice soldier, to rescue
 me! I like you ver'
        much."

13
"If I ever help a woman
 again, I'll gag her and
  blindfold her first."

14
"I only want to give 
 you kiss, my soldier --
 because you save me."

15
"No woman will kiss
 ME -- while I'm conscious!"

16
"I took this from a
 beautiful woman - -
 I daresay I could
 have kissed her."

17
"And do you never
 seek adventure, my 
      friend?"

18
"Adventure, yes -- but
     not trouble!"

19
"It's for the English
 solider who saved my
 life. He will be much
        pleased."

20
"A pass, please, to see
 the English soldier --
    it is important."

21
"Ghika is in the neighbor-
 hood. Take this message 
    to Captain Melok."

22
"My soldier!"

23
"Come on -- I'll have to
 get you out of here.
 This is a fine mess!"

24
"I say, can't you even
    sit on a horse?"

25
"Nice soldier - I adore
 you -- you have such
   cute moustache!"

26
"Thanks -- a razor will
       fix that!"

27
"You can get to one
 of your neighbors 
 from here. I'm going
  back to face it."

28
"But you dare not go
 back, my soldier. They
    will kill you."

29
"If you go back, I go
      back too!"

30
"Well, that's the end of
    a darn good pipe."

31
"By Jove, I've just 
 placed you. You're
 Ghika, the bandit. I
 came all the way from
 London to meet you."

32
"So? -- Well, I shall see
 to it that you are not
      disappoint'."

33
"I'm surprised to hear
  you speak English."

34
"Certoinly - I was top
 waiter in beeg London
      night club."

35
"Well, you've had the
 right training to
  become a bandit!"

36
"I hope you will pardon
 our coming to see you
 so unexpectedly. We're
 ready to leave any time
        you say."

37
"It is all right, my
 frien'. You won't be
   here ver' long."

38
"Soldiers! They come
     after you!"

39
"Do not stay here --
 they will kill you!"

40
"So --- deserter, eh?"

41
"See -- my home! I take
 you up there to shoot
 you. Where you go
 from there -- you should
      know best."

42
A monastery which once
  murmured with the
peaceful chanting of
priests -- now the lair of
Ghika and his cut-throat 
        band.

43
"You got ver' pretty
 girl --- where you
     get heem?"

44
"I am not hees girl --
   I am hees wife!"

45
"Wife? -- Oh, yes --
     of course."

46
"I hope you understand
 the meaning of that!"

47
"She make ver' pretty
     widow, eh?"

48
"You should get that
 blind fellow out there
 to do your shooting
      for you."

49
"Come on, be a sport.
 Untie me - - I'll wait
 while you do your
  target practice."

50
"Smart feller -- mebbe
 I better not shoot
      heem, eh?"

51
"Why should feller
 with such a beeg
 nerve like you run
       away?"

52
"I shot my superior
 officer - - - for
 annoying my wife."

53
"I got kind heart. You
 can join us and be
 shot by soldiers -- or
 go back to soldiers
  and be shot by us."

54
"It's the first time a
 waiter ever gave me 
 a choice. I'll stay
      with you."

55
"Smart feller -- he's gonna
      be one of us."

56
"She's the prettiest
 loot we ever brought
      in, eh?"

57
"Look here, you
 blackguard! My
 wife isn't loot!"

58
"Get busy, somebody --
 and fix a room for my
        wife."

59
"You know somet'ing -
 mebbe I should have
  shoot heem, eh?"

60
"What you gonna do, 
    my soldier?"

61
"Probably spend the rest
 of my life getting out
 of the trouble you got 
        me into!"

62
"The idea -- calling me
     your husband!"

63
"Look, Ghika, a proclama-
 tion! Hundreds of them
       everywhere!"

64
"Good night ---
  nice soldier."

65
"Oh, go to ----- sleep!"

66
In the morning, while
 Ghika planned the day's
mischief, another scheme
    was under way.

67
"Good morning, little
     Black Eyes!"

68
"You will dress like 
 one of us for beeg 
   raid tonight."

69
"If I can stick this on
 my horse's saddle and
 turn him loose, he may
 go back to camp --"

70
"-- then the soldiers 
 will trap this gang 
   and rescue you."

71
"Please, you must not
 send it. The soldiers
 will come and kill
        you."

72
Night -- and preparations
     for the raid.

73
"If my horse reaches camp
 tonight, the soldiers will
 come for you - while
      I am away."

74
"It is for you I am
 afraid -- not myself."

75
"If you die, I shall
 pray for death, too."

76
"I've been terribly
 unkind, Jania, and
     I'm sorry."

77
"You throw knife ver' 
     well, eh?"

78
"A warning -- if you
 persist in annoying 
      my wife."

79
"I do not heed
 warnings, my friend --
    I give them."

80
"Won't he come back,
 when he finds out
  you stay here?"

81
"You are on guard --
 that is somet'ing to
 worry you, not me."

82
"I found him in
 the mountains....
   with this --"

83
"Don't get so excite'.
 Your husband is gone --
 we have nice quiet 
     talk, eh?"

84
"Since I see you, this
 paper make me ver'
 happy, and give me one
      good idea!"

85
"First I turn your husband
 over to government so I
 go free. Then you and
 me get married and raise
       goats, eh?"

86
"We were ambushed. I
 escaped with Pietro."

87
"He lies!"

88
"This man he tell soldiers
 where you hide -- they
 are on way to catch
        you --"

89
"Hide, quick! Soldiers
 are coming. I will take
   care of the lift."

90
"Just hang around till
 the soldiers come for
 you. The scenery is
      wonderful."

91
"When they come I shall
 let you down. Where
 you go after that --
 you should know best."

92
The same old London --
   with a new twist.

93
"It's awfully good to be
 back in London. I'm a
 man who likes peace
     and quiet."

94
"The trouble with you
 is your attitude toward
 women. You should have
        a wife."

95
"Your car is waiting, sir."

96
"You bally old
  woman-hater!"

97
"Darling, thees London is
 terrible place! Full of
 lady bandits! I have lose
 twenty pounds playing
        bridge."

98
"Home, Meester James!"

The
   End


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